Prof. Dr. Hitay Özbay

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

Office: EE409 and EA G08
Phone: +90-312-290-1449
and +90-290-1213
Fax: 90-312-266-4192


2015-2016 Fall Semester Schedule

Teaching: EEE444/544


Hitay Özbay is a 1981 graduate of Galatasaray Lisesi, Istanbul, Turkey. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) in 1985, the M.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in Control Sciences and Dynamical Systems from the University of Minnesota, (Minneapolis, USA) in 1989. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island from September 1989 to December 1990. Dr. Özbay was with the The Ohio State University (1991—2006) where he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  prior to joining Bilkent University in 2002, on leave from OSU. He served as an Associate Editor on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1997-1999), and was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (1999, 2013). He was an Associate Editor of Automatica (a journal of International Federation of Automatic Control), 2001-2007, SIAM J. Control and Optimization 2011-2014, and served as a vice-chair of the Technical Committee Networked Control Systems of IFAC, 2005-2011. Currently, he is back on the editorial board of Automatica (since 2012), and the Springer book series Advances in Delays and Dynamics (since 2013). Professor Özbay is a General Assembly member (since 2013) of The European Control Association (EUCA), representing Turkey. He is a senior member of IEEE and its Control Systems Society.


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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