Dr. Can Dede

Associate Professor, Izmir Institute of Technology

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey.

Dr. Dede graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Middle East Technical University and Florida International University earning BSc, MSc and PhD degrees respectively. He worked as a mechatronics design engineer at Aselsan Inc. in Turkey for 3 years. During his PhD years, he worked on bilateral teleoperation systems in a US Air Force funded project. He reintegrated back to Turkey by receiving the Marie-Curie Fellowship in 2009. He is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Izmir Institute of Technology (IzTech). He was the principal investigator (PI) of one EU FP7 project on haptic device design and one Industrial Thesis project on laser cutting machines. He was the PI in the TÜBİTAK funded project titled “Robot-Assisted endoscope Control that can be controlled by the surgical tools (NeuRoboScope)”. He has more than 80 publications including a book, book chapters, articles and papers on mechanism design, robotics, teleoperation systems, underwater robotics, and haptics. He is a 2016-2019 term Executive Committee Member of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). He is the director of IzTech Robotics Laboratory and Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory, and co-director of Modelling and Prototyping Laboratory in IzTech.