About the GPU Research Center at the Bahcesehir University (BAU)
The GPU Research Center at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Bahcesehir University explores the feasibility of using computational capability of a GPU to achieve gigabit baseband throughput in high bandwidth communications systems. The other focus at the center is to gain performance for embedded applications by using the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 development kit. The co-PIs have received external funding from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and other private companies to provide a foundation resource for researchers and students. The GPU Research Center researchers and students have been actively working on GPU programming and optimization in a state-of-the-art GPU architecture.
About the co-PIs
Taskin Kocak is a full professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Bahcesehir University. He received B.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and in Physics (as a double major) from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1996 as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA in 1998 and 2001, respectively. His research activities have produced over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including 40 journal papers, and have been supported by American, British, Japanese and Turkish funding agencies and companies, including Northrop Grumman, Toshiba Research Europe, Great Western Research, ClearSpeed Technology, KDDI, Turk Telecom, Labris Networks and Alcatel-Lucent.
Selcuk Baktir is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Bahcesehir University. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 2001, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA in 2003 and 2008, respectively. He conducts research mainly in the field of applied cryptography and data security. His research interests include security of the Internet of Things, cloud security, smart grid security, IC trust, parallel programming and high performance computing. He received the IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award in 2007 and the European Union FP7 Marie Curie IRG Award in 2010.
Selcuk Keskin received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His researches were about design and implementation of prime factorization parallel algorithms using MPI on CPU clusters. He is currently a research assistant and PhD student in the Department of Computer Engineering at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is working on GPU programming for 4 years.