Prof. Dr. Okyay Kaynak


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Okyay Kaynak received the B.Sc. (first-class honors) and Ph.D. degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U. K., in 1969 and 1972, respectively.

From 1972 to 1979, he held various positions within the industry that included 3.5 years in Saudi Arabia, working as a project engineer. In 1979, he joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Currently, he is an Emeritus Professor, holding the title of UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics.

He has held long-term (near to or more than a year) Visiting Professor/Scholar positions at various institutions in Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, USA, Singapore, and China. He was, in 2013, awarded the prestigious “1000 People” Program professorship at Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

Dr. Kaynak’s current research interests are in the broad field of intelligent systems. He has authored three books, edited five, and authored or co-authored more than 450 papers that have appeared in various journals, books, and conference proceedings.

Dr. Kaynak is a fellow of IEEE. He has served on the Editorial or Advisory Boards of several scholarly journals. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics during 2005-2006, IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics during 2014-2016, and Co-Editor in Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics during 2009-2012. He presently serves as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Springer journal Discover Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Kaynak is active in international organizations, has served on many committees of IEEE, and was the president of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society during 2002-2003. He has received IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IEEE/IES Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award, IEEE/IES Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelman Achievement Award, the China Friendship Award (2016), the Humboldt Research Prize (2016), Doctor Honoris Causa, Obuda University, Hungary (2020) and the Academy Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (2020). He is a member of this Academy.

Selected Publications:

The publications below are “highly cited” as per Clavirate Analytics.  The citation numbers are as of 13 January 2022.

1.     Y. Jiang, S. Yin and O. Kaynak, "Optimized Design of Parity Relation-Based Residual Generator for Fault Detection: Data-Driven Approaches," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 1449-1458, Feb. 2021 (Times Cited: 31).

2.     W. He, T. Wang, X. He, L-J. Yang and O. Kaynak, "Dynamical Modeling and Boundary Vibration Control of a Rigid-Flexible Wing System," IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, v. 25, No: 6, pp. 2711-2721, Dec. 2020 (Times Cited: 99).

3.     Y. Jiang, S. Yin and O. Kaynak, “Data-Driven Monitoring and Safety Control of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems: Basics and Beyond,” IEEE Access, v.6, pp. 47374-47384, Sept. 2018 (Times Cited: 133).

4.     M. Khodayar, O. Kaynak and M. E. Khodayar, “Rough Deep Neural Architecture for Short-term Wind Speed Forecasting,” IEEE Trans on Industrial Informatics, v.13, no: 6, pp. 2770-2779, Dec. 2017 (Times Cited: 141).

5.     S. Yin, H. Yang, O. Kaynak, “Sliding Mode Observer-Based FTC for Markovian Jump Systems with Actuator and Sensor Faults,” IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, v.62, no:7, pp. 3551-3558, July 2017 (Times Cited: 157).

6.     S. Yin, J. Qiu, H. Gao and O. Kaynak, “Descriptor Reduced-Order Sliding Mode Observers Design for Switched Systems with Sensor and Actuator Faults,” Automatica, v.76, pp. 282–292, Feb. 2017 (Times Cited: 207).

7.     B. Xiao, S. Yin and O. Kaynak, “Tracking Control of Robotic Manipulators with Uncertain Kinematics and Dynamics,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, v. 63, no: 10, pp. 6439-6449, Oct. 2016 (Times Cited: 146).

8.     W. Sun, H. Gao and O. Kaynak, “Vibration Isolation for Active Suspensions With Performance Constraints and Actuator Saturation,” IEEE/ASME Trans. On Mechatronics, v. 20, no. 2, pp. 675-683, Apr. 2015 (Times Cited: 184).

9.     Yin, X. Zhu and O. Kaynak, “Improved PLS Focused on Key Performance Indictor Related Fault Diagnosis,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, v. 63, no:3, pp. 1651-1658, March 2015 (Times Cited: 426).

10.  Yin, X. Li, H. Gao and O. Kaynak, “Data-Based Techniques Focused on Modern Industry: An Overview,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, v. 62, no. 1, pp. 657-667, Jan. 2015 (Times Cited: 706).

11.  W. Sun, H. Gao and O. Kaynak, “Adaptive Backstepping Control for Active Suspension Systems with Hard Constraints,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, v.18, no:3, pp. 1072-1079, June 2013 (Times Cited: 272)

12.  L. Zhang, H. Gao and O. Kaynak,”Network-Induced Constraints in Networked Control Systems – A Survey,” IEEE Trans. Industrial Informatics, v.9, no:1, pp, 403-416, February 2013 (Times Cited: 783).

13.  Sun, H. Gao and O. Kaynak, “Finite Frequency H_infinity Control for Vehicle Active Suspension Systems,” IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, v. 19, pp. 416-422, March 2011 (Times Cited: 322).

Total citations to 13 “Highly Cited” publications: 3607