Prof.Dr. Mehmet Turan Söylemez

Prof.Dr. Mehmet Turan Söylemez

Head of Rail Systems Engineering Department İTÜ

Mehmet Turan Söylemez received his bachelor’s degree at ITU Department of Control and Computer Engineering (1991) and his master’s degree (1994) and doctorate (1999) on control engineering and information technologies at Manchester University (UMIST). He has been working as a lecturer at ITU since 2000. Within the same period, he served in administrative roles such as the Co-Head of ITU Department of Electrical Engineering (2002-2008), Co-Head of the Department of Control Engineering (2008-2010), Vice Dean of the Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering (2010-2013) and Head of the Department of Rail Systems Engineering (since 2013). He is also one of the founding members of the ITU Disaster Management Center. He has written a book, 25 scientific articles and more than 110 national and international statements. He has advised for 7 complete doctorate theses and more than 30 post-graduate theses.  
 
He has been an IEEE member since 1999; he became a Senior IEEE Member in 2017. He has been a member of the Turkish National Committee for Automatic Control (TOK) since 2006 and a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) since 2008. He served as the vice president of the IFAC Technical Committee on Developing Countries between 2009 and 2012 and has been a member of the IFAC Administration and Finance Committee since 2017. Dr. Söylemez, worked as a project coordinator on behalf of ITU at the National Railway Signalization Project which started in 2009 and finished in April 2012. He has also been serving as a member of the Scientific Committee at the Shift2Rail joint venture where the EU funds related to rail systems are collected within the scope of Horizon 2020 since 2015. Dr. Söylemez has also been working as the general manager of HISIM Teknoloji since 2016.