Foreign Languages

Italian, C1 Advanced
English, C1 Advanced

Dissertations

Doctorate, Analysis of human body kinematics using a hybrid markerless video acquisition and processing, University Of Bologna, 2011
Postgraduate, Multimodal biometric verification and identification using face and hand, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Bilgisayar Mühendisliği (Yl) (Tezli), 2007

Research Areas

Computer Sciences, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 3D Impressions, Human Computer Interaction, Engineering and Technology

Academic Titles / Tasks

Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Graduate School Of Informatics, Modeling And Simulation, 2018 - Continues
Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Graduate School Of Informatics, Modeling And Simulation, 2017 - 2018
Lecturer, Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Informatics, Modeling and Simulation, 2015 - 2017
Lecturer, Universita Degli Studi di Milano, Department of Computer Science, Applied Intelligent Systems - Laboratory (AIS-Lab), Milan, Italy, 2013 - 2015
Lecturer, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Department of Information Engineering, Political and Communication Sciences, Sassari, Italy, 2011 - 2012
Research Assistant, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Biomedical Sciences Department, 2008 - 2011
Research Assistant, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Computer Vision Laboratory, 2008 - 2011
Research Assistant, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network - Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, Motion Analysis Lab, Boston, MA, USA, 2009 - 2010
Research Assistant, Porto Conte Ricerche, Computer Vision Lab, Alghero, Italy, 2007 - 2008

Academic and Administrative Experience

Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi, Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Science and Technology Policy Studies, 2020 - Continues
Head of Department, Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Informatics, Modeling and Simulation, 2019 - Continues
Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Informatics, 2018 - Continues
Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi, Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Tasarım ve Önmodelleme Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi, 2018 - Continues

Courses

Reinforcement Learning, Postgraduate, 2018 - 2019
Game Development Pipeline, Postgraduate, 2018 - 2019
Machine Learning for Multimedia Informatics, Postgraduate, 2018 - 2019
Graduate Seminar, Postgraduate, 2017 - 2018
Research Methods, Postgraduate, 2017 - 2018
Deep Learning: Methods and Applications, Postgraduate, 2017 - 2018
Interdisciplinary Design Studio, Undergraduate, 2017 - 2018
Motion Capture, Analysis and Synthesis, Postgraduate, 2017 - 2018
Digital Archaeology of the Neolithic Transition, Postgraduate, 2018 - 2019
Physics for Computer Games, Postgraduate, 2016 - 2017

Advising Theses

Sürer E., Developing Serious Games for CBRN-e Training: A Comparative Study of Computer and Virtual Reality Platforms, Postgraduate, B.ALTAN(Student), 2021
Sürer E., Çakır M. P. , Turkish Clickbait Detection in Social Media via Machine Learning Algorithms, Postgraduate, Ş.GENÇ(Student), 2021
Sürer E., Extracting Explicit Relational Information from a New Relational Reasoning Testbed with a Learning Agent, Postgraduate, F.KÜÇÜKSUBAŞI(Student), 2021
Erkayaoğlu M., Sürer E., Development of a Virtual Reality-Based Serious Game for Occupational Health and Safety Training in Underground Mining, Postgraduate, S.GÜRER(Student), 2021
Sürer E., Development of adaptive serious games for the training of children with specific learning disabilities, Postgraduate, O.Yıldırım(Student), 2020
Gürsel Dino İ., Sürer E., Immersive Design Environments for Performative Architectural Design: A BIM-Based Approach, Postgraduate, Ş.AKIN(Student), 2020
Gürsel Dino İ., Sürer E., The Influence of Emergent Mixed-Reality Technologies on Design Thinking, Postgraduate, H.CEREN(Student), 2019
Sürer E., Gürsel Dino İ., Developing Building Information Modelling Based Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality Environments for Architectural Design and Improving User Interactions with Serious Games, Postgraduate, O.Ergün(Student), 2019
SÜRER E., Assessing Usability of Virtual Reality for Basic Design Education, Postgraduate, D.Seda(Student), 2018
SÜRER E., Hierarchical Temporal Memory Based Autonomous Agent for Partially Observable Video Game Environments, Postgraduate, A.Kaan(Student), 2017
SÜRER E., HACIHABİBOĞLU H., Creating a Generic Hand and Finger Gesture Recognizer by Using Forearm Muscle Activity Signals, Postgraduate, U.Demirel(Student), 2017
SÜRER E., TEMİZEL A., Accelerating of Line of Sight Analysis Algorithms with Parallel Programming, Postgraduate, G.Yılmaz(Student), 2017
SÜRER E., TEMİZEL A., Multiple Kernel Learning for First-Person Activity Recognition, Postgraduate, F.Özkan(Student), 2017

Jury Memberships

Competition, CENG Demoday 2020, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, June, 2020
Doctorate, Doctorate, Universidade da Coruña, August, 2019
Competition, bang. Prix 2019, ArtBizTech, January, 2019
Competition, Kristal Piksel Video Oyun Ödülleri 2018, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, December, 2018
Doctorate, Doctorate, Universita Degli Studi di Milano, November, 2018

Designed Lessons

Sürer E., Reinforcement Learning, Postgraduate, 2018 - 2019
Somel M., Atakuman Ç., Sürer E., Digital Archaeology of the Neolithic Transition, Postgraduate, 2018 - 2019
Temizel A., Sürer E., Deep Learning: Methods and Applications, Postgraduate, 2017 - 2018
Hacıhabiboğlu H., Sürer E., Research Methods, Postgraduate, 2017 - 2018
Sürer E., Motion Capture, Analysis and Synthesis, Postgraduate, 2016 - 2017
Sürer E., Machine Learning for Multimedia Informatics, Postgraduate, 2016 - 2017

Designed Programs

Hacıhabiboğlu H., Temizel A., Sürer E., Postgraduate, Çokluortam Bilişimi Doktora Programı, 2018 - 2019

Articles Published in Journals That Entered SCI, SSCI and AHCI Indexes

Articles Published in Other Journals

Books & Book Chapters

Refereed Congress / Symposium Publications in Proceedings

Other Publications

Supported Projects

Somel M., Atakuman Ç., Sürer E., Erdal Y. S. , Özer F., H2020 Project, NEOGENE: Archaeogenomic Analysis of Genetic and Cultural Interactions in Neolithic Anatolian Societies (ERC NO: 772390), 2018 - 2023
Sürer E., Şahin Acar B., Kazak Berument S., TUBITAK Project, Ebeveynlik Tutumlarının ve Ebeveyn-Çocuk İletişim Özelliklerinin Çocuk ve Ergen Gelişimine Etkisi , 2019 - 2022
Sürer E., Gala J., H2020 Project, European Network of CBRN Training CEnters, 2017 - 2022
SÜRER E., ERGÜN O., GÜRSEL DİNO İ., Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions, Mimarlık Eğitiminde Karma Gerçeklik Etkileşimi ve Ciddi Oyun Uygulaması, 2018 - 2019
GÜRSEL DİNO İ., SÜRER E., AKIN Ş., Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions, Karma Gerçeklik (KG) ile BIM-Temelli Sürdürülebilir Mimari Tasarım Ortamı Geliştirilmesi, 2018 - 2019
TEMİZEL A., SÜRER E., Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions, Karma Gerçeklikte Etkileşim: Karakter Tasarımı ve Animasyonu, 2017 - 2017
KARAGÖZ P., SÜRER E., DALGIÇ C., Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions, Askeri Eğitimde İlk Yardım Tekniklerinin Öğretilmesi Amaçlı Oyunlaştırılmış Mobil Platform, 2016 - 2017

Design

Bozlak E., Acar A. C. , Sürer E., Design and Evaluation of an Interactive Art Installation to Introduce ‘de novo’ Mutations to Different Audiences: “Music Within” Project, Graphic Design / User Experience (UX) Design, January 2018
Alsamarei A., Sürer E., OptArt, Graphic Design / User Experience (UX) Design, January 2017

Memberships / Tasks in Scientific Organizations

XR4ALL - EU H2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Member, 2020 - Continues, Belgium
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member, 2020 - Continues, United States Of America
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Member, 2020 - Continues, United States Of America
EU H2020 Project PROACTIVE Civil Society Advisory Board (PROACTIVE CSAB), Member of Advisory Board, 2019 - Continues, France
Societa’ Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC), Member, 2008 - 2013, Italy
International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Member, 2008 - 2013, United States Of America

Scientific Refereeing

ENTERTAINMENT COMPUTING, SCI Journal, August 2020
TURKISH JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES, SCI Journal, August 2020
EAI GOODTECHS 2020 - 6th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, Conference Paper (Full Text), June 2020
2020 IEEE Conference on Games (CoG), Conference Paper (Full Text), April 2020
GHItaly19 - 3rd Workshop on Games-Human Interaction, Conference Paper (Full Text), July 2019
GHItaly19 - 3rd Workshop on Games-Human Interaction, Conference Paper (Full Text), July 2019
6th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MoCo'19) , Conference Paper (Full Text), June 2019
International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2019), Conference Paper (Full Text), June 2019
6th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MoCo'19), Conference Paper (Full Text), June 2019
6th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MoCo'19) , Conference Paper (Full Text), June 2019
Multimedia Tools And Applications, SCI Journal, November 2018
Multimedia Tools and Applications, SCI Journal, July 2018
Multimedia Tools And Applications, SCI Journal, May 2018
JMIR Research Protocols, Other Indexed Journal, March 2018
JMIR SERIOUS GAMES, SCI Journal, February 2018

Tasks In Event Organizations

Sürer E., Erkayaoğlu M., EU H2020 eNOTICE METU Joint Activity and Serious Gaming Workshop, Workshop Organization, Ankara, Turkey, Şubat 2020
Dibeklioğlu H., Sürer E., The 15th Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE 2019, Workshop Organization, Ankara, Turkey, Ağustos 2019
Gürsel Dino İ., Sürer E., Immersive and Responsive Environments, Workshop Organization, Ankara, Turkey, Kasım 2018
Gürsel Dino I., Sürer E., Immersive and Responsive Performative Architectural Design in Mixed Reality, Workshop Organization, Lisbon, Portugal, Haziran 2018
Dusserre G., Sürer E., The activation of the medical chain after a major CBRN incident, Workshop Organization, Nimes, France, Şubat 2018

Scientific Research / Working Group Memberships

Entertainment Computing And Interactive Systems Laboratory , Middle East Technical University, Turkey, https://blog.metu.edu.tr/elifs/ecislab/, 2016 - Continues

Edit Congress and Symposium Activities

International Festival of Independent Games - IndieCade, Invited Speaker, Washington, United States Of America, 2020
EU H2020 eNOTICE METU Joint Activity and Serious Gaming Workshop, Invited Speaker, Ankara, Turkey, 2020
Global Game Jam 2020, Panelists, Gaziantep, Turkey, 2020
II. International CBRN Congress, Invited Speaker, Ankara, Turkey, 2019
12th Congress of Medical Informatics, Invited Speaker, Ankara, Turkey, 2019
bang. Prix Digital Dynamics, Invited Speaker, İstanbul, Turkey, 2019
41st International Symposium of Excavations, Surveys and Archaeometry, Working Group, Diyarbakır, Turkey, 2019
3rd International Conference CBRNE - Research & Innovation, Working Group, Nantes, France, 2019
CerModern - Games and Politics, Invited Speaker, Ankara, Turkey, 2019
IEEE VR 2019 - 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Working Group, Osaka, Japan, 2019
Evolutionary Genomics Winter School 2019, Invited Speaker, İzmir, Turkey, 2019
Data for Refugees Challenge Workshop, Working Group, İstanbul, Turkey, 2019
GOODTECHS 2018 - 4th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, Working Group, Bologna, Italy, 2018
European Schoolnet and eConfidence Project - Expert Seminar, Invited Speaker, Brussels, Belgium, 2018
40th International Symposium of Excavations, Surveys and Archaeometry, Working Group, Çanakkale, Turkey, 2018
International Child and Information Safety Congress “Digital Games”, Invited Speaker, Ankara, Turkey, 2018
II. İzmir Tıp Bilişimi Buluşması, Invited Speaker, İzmir, Turkey, 2018
ISMAIL 2017 Yaz Okulu, Working Group, İstanbul, Turkey, 2017
Kültepe International Meeting (KIM) III, Working Group, Kayseri, Turkey, 2017
25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Working Group, Korinthos, Greece, 2017

Citations

Total Citations (WOS):90
h-index (WOS):4

Invited Talks

QTalks, Seminar, QTurkey, Turkey, March 2020
Developing a Scenario-Based Video Game Generation Framework, Seminar, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey, November 2019
A Brief Introduction to the Design Process — Perspectives and Applications in Video Game Design, Seminar, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey, October 2019
Serious Gaming and Its Applications in Rehabilitation, Cultural Heritage and Training, Seminar, Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Turkey, April 2019
Game Development Basics, Seminar, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent Üniversitesi, Turkey, March 2019
Ciddi Oyun Araştırmaları: Uygulamalar, Fırsatlar ve Zorluklar, Seminar, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey, February 2019
R/N Module of 2nd Level Courses of CBRNe, Seminar, Universita degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, June 2018
Dijital Oyunların Arkeolojide Kullanımı ve Kültepe Etkileşimli Oyun Platformu, Seminar, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey, May 2018

Scholarships

TÜBİTAK 2232 Postdoctoral Reintegration Fellowship Program (2015-2017), TUBITAK, 2015 - 2017
Full PhD Scholarship, University, 2008 - 2011

Awards

Sürer E., 2019 – 2020 Öğretim Yılı ODTÜ Yılın Tezi Ödülü, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, September 2020
Sürer E., ODTÜ Yılın Tezi Ödülü (2019-2020 Yılı), Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, September 2020
Sürer E., TÜBİTAK H2020 Above-Threshold Award / TÜBİTAK Ufuk 2020 Eşik Üstü Ödülü, Tübitak, June 2020
Kılıç Ö. O. , Akyol M. A. , Işık O., Günel Kılıç B., Aydınoğlu A. U. , Sürer E., Düzgün H. Ş. , Kalaycıoğlu H. S. , Taşkaya Temizel T., Data for Refugees Challenge, Boğaziçi University, Turk Telekom, Tübitak, January 2019
Özer F., Sürer E., TÜBİTAK H2020 Above-Threshold Award / TÜBİTAK Ufuk 2020 Eşik Üstü Ödülü, Tübitak, August 2018
SÜRER E., 2016 – 2017 Öğretim Yılı ODTÜ Yılın Tezi Ödülü, ORTA DOĞU TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ, June 2018