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Our Lab is an experimental space where faculty, students, and staff from all disciplines can collaborate with industry and community. Its mission is to evolve learning by creating tools and techniques using emerging media including Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality

C. Bora Sezer

C. Bora Sezer

Lab Head, Virtual Reality & Immersive Design

Besides being an instructor Sezer is a PhD candidate in the same institution and has established the OzU VR Lab focused on creative Extended Reality applications. His main research areas are teaching virtual reality design, immersive training environments and gamified immersive museum experiences
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Yasemin Yıldırım

Yasemin Yıldırım

Research Assistant

Yasemin Yıldırım obtained her BA degree from Yildiz Technical University, Art and Design Faculty, Interactive Media in Communication Design Program as an honor student in 2012. She is continuing with her PhD in Design, Technology and Society Program

Assoc. Prof. Simge E. Orhun

Assoc. Prof. Simge E. Orhun

Chair, Department of Communication Design

Prof. Orhun’s areas of teaching are spatial communication, interactive exhibits, ergonomic design and scenography. Her research interests focus on interactive applications in physical space, interactive media design education, spatial organizations of public spaces and design-driven innovation
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Tugay Çetinkaya

Tugay Çetinkaya

Communication Design Undergraduate

Tugay is a Communication Design student at the Architecture and Design Faculty in Ozyegin University. His areas of interest are interactive media, Photogrammetry and virtual reality

Prof. Erhan Oztop

Prof. Erhan Oztop

Robotics & AI Lab Head, Computer Science

Oztop is the co-director of the Ozu Robotics and Ozu AI Laboratories and is affiliated with ATR, Japan as a visiting researcher. His areas of research are computational study of action, understanding and intelligent behavior, human-machine interface, cognitive neuroscience, robotics, machine learning and Virtual Reality
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Berke Bakkaloğlu

Berke Bakkaloğlu

Computer Science Undergraduate

Berke is a Computer Science Student at the Engineering Faculty in Ozyegin University. His areas of Interest are serious gaming, machine learning and virtual reality 

Elias Sarantopoulos

Elias Sarantopoulos

Photography, interaction Design

Elias Sarantopoulos started his professional career in the mid-90s working for tech startups in the west coast focusing on web technologies and served as a part time faculty member in various educational institutions. An instructor and mentor over 20 years of teaching experience he has taught both graphics and web design courses in corporations, universities, and colleges
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Onurhan Turfanda

Onurhan Turfanda

Computer science, Undergraduate

Onurhan is a Computer Science Student at the Engineering Faculty in Ozyegin University. His areas of Interest are Gaming, machine learning and virtual reality