ECISLab

Entertainment Computing and Interactive Systems Laboratory – ECISLab
METU Entertainment Computing and Interactive Systems Laboratory (ECISLab) was founded in 2016 at METU II. ECISLab focuses on research in the following areas:
. Serious games
. Procedural content generation
. Multi-agent and multi-strategy learning
. Augmented and mixed reality
. Computational intelligence techniques for games
. Evolutionary games
. Human movement analysis
. Machine learning
. Reinforcement learning
. Computer vision
. Character development and narrative in games
Principal Investigator
Assoc. Prof. Elif Surer
Graduates – Completed Theses
2021 – Onur Tekik (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Aysu Betin-Can, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer)
2021 – Büşra Şenderin (Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer, Co-Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Nurcan Tunçbağ)
2021 – Burak Altan
2021 – Faruk Küçüksubaşı
2021 – Şura Genç (Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Murat Perit Çakır)
2021 – Servet Gürer (Advisor: Asst. Prof. Mustafa Erkayaoğlu, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer)
2020 – Oğuzcan Yıldırım
2020 – Şahin Akın (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. İpek Gürsel Dino, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer)
2019 – Hasane Ceren Cindioğlu (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. İpek Gürsel Dino, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer)
2019 – Oğuzcan Ergün (Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer, Co-Advisor: Assoc. Prof. İpek Gürsel Dino)
2018 – Dilay Seda Özgen (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Yasemin Afacan, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer)
2017 – Ali Kaan Sungur
2017 – Umut Demirel (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Hüseyin Hacıhabiboğlu, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer)
2017 – Fatih Özkan (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Temizel, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer)
2017 – Gökhan Yılmaz (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Temizel, Co-Advisor: Asst. Prof. Elif Sürer)
Current Projects
Researcher – EU Quantum Flagship Pilot Project – Quantum Technologies Education for Everyone (QUTE4E)
Researcher – British Council – Connect4Innovation: UK-Turkey Higher Education Institutional Partnerships Fund
Local Coordinator and Researcher – EU H2020 – European Network Of CBRN TraIning CEnters (eNOTICE)
Researcher – ERC Consolidator Grant – NEOGENE: Archaeogenomic analysis of genetic and cultural interactions in Neolithic Anatolian societies
Researcher – EU H2020 – NEOMATRIX – Mapping The Neolithic Expansion In The Mediterranean: A Scientific Collective To Promote Archaeogenomics And Evolutionary Biology Research In Turkey
Researcher – EuropeAid/162207/ID/ACT/TR – Mixed Reality Application for Improving Mine Safety Culture in Underground Mining – MR4MS
Researcher – Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy – Establishing Creative Industries Design and Training Center and Developing Digital Game Industry Capacity in Ankara
Researcher – TUBITAK 1003 – The Effect of Parenting Attitudes and Parent-Child Communication Characteristics on Child and Adolescent Development
Advisory Board – EU H2020 – PReparedness against CBRNE threats through cOmmon Approaches between security praCTItioners and the VulnerablE civil society (PROActive)
Past Projects
Principal Investigator – Joint BAP Project with Assoc. Prof. İpek Gürsel Dino
Researcher – Joint BAP Project with Assoc. Prof. İpek Gürsel Dino (PI: Assoc. Prof. İpek Gürsel Dino)
Researcher – Joint BAP-1 Project in collaboration with Virtual Reality and Computer Vision Group
Researcher – Joint BAP-1 Project in collaboration with METU CENG
Researcher – TÜBİTAK 2232 Reintegration Research Fellowship Program – 15/07/2015 –  15/07/2017
Researcher – EU FP7 – Rehabilitative Wayout in Responsive Home Environments (REWIRE) – 31/01/2013 – 31/01/2015
Researcher – Regione Sardegna RAS 2008 – Researcher – A Canine Gait Analysis Protocol For The Assessment Of Lumbosacral Stenosis In German Shepherd Dogs – 1/06/2011 – 1/12/2012
External Collaborations

University of Milan
University of Sassari
University of Rome Tor Vergata
University of Turin
Colorado School of Mines
eNOTICE Consortium