Prof. Dr. Hitay Özbay


Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Eng
Bilkent University
Bilkent, Ankara TR-06800

Office: EE 409 and

            EA G08 (Provost Office)
Phone: +90-312-290-1449
and       +90-290-1213 (Provost Office)
Fax:      +90-312-266-4192

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2017-2018  Schedule

On sabbatical leave at The Ohio State University


Hitay Özbay is a Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey. He received the B.Sc., M.Eng. and PhD degrees from Middle East Technical University  (1985), McGill University  (1987), and University of Minnesota (1989), respectively. His prior academic affiliations include University of Rhode Island (1989-1990), and The Ohio State University (1991—2006) where he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering prior to joining Bilkent University. He also held a visiting position at INRIA, France (2009-2010). Professor Özbay served as Associate Editor for many journals, including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1997-1999), SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (2011-2014), and Automatica (2001-2007, 2012 - present). He was a Vice-Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Control Systems (2005-2011); and currently is a Vice-Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Linear Control Systems (2017-2020). He is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society, elected for the term 2017-2019; he is also a General Assembly member of the European Control Association (EUCA), representing Turkey, since 2013. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Link to CV


Dr. Özbay has authored/co-authored many technical papers in the area of robust control of infinite dimensional systems, and engineering applications of this theory (see the list of publications).


Research Interests
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Last updated Spring 2015.

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