• Research Areas
Neuroprosthetics, brain-machine interface, computational neuroscience, biomedical instrumentation
  • Education
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Bogazici University 2015
M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering Bogazici University 2007
B.Sc. Electronics and Communication Engineering Istanbul Technical University 2004
  • Work Experience
Research Assistant Bogazici University 2008-2015
Software Design Engineer Nortel Networks Netas 2005-2008
  • Offered Undergraduate Courses
Principles of Medical Device Design 2019, 2020 Fall
Artificial Neural Networks 2018-2020 Fall
Biomedical Instrumentation 2017-2020 Spring
Microprocessors 2016-2020 Spring
  • Offered Graduate Courses
Therapeutic Medical Devices 2019, 2020 Fall
Neural Networks for Signal Processing 2018-2020 Fall
Fundamentals of Neuroengineering 2017 Fall
Computational Neuroscience 2016 Fall
  • Funded Research
11/2020 – 11/2022 Researcher, Staging and parallelization of the algorithm used for calculation of truncation thresholds, Istanbul Technical University BAP Grants,# 42808 (Principal Investigator: Murat Okatan).
09/2019 – 09/2022 Researcher, Investigation of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte and sensory neuron interactions on microelectrode integrated microfluidic system in vitro, TUBITAK, ARDEB 1001, #119S132 (Principal Investigator: Esra Çağavi).
12/2018 – 02/2022 Principal Investigator, Design of a chronically implantable microelectrode array for measurement of dopamine concentration, TUBITAK, ARDEB 1003, #118S072.
05/2021 – 05/2022 Advisor, Development of a three-lead electrocardiography (ECG) signal generator, TUBITAK, Research projects for undergraduate students 2209-A, #1919B012004464 (Student: Şeyma Yılmaz).
05/2018 – 09/2020 Principal Investigator, Investigation of the striatal dopamine concentration modulations during motor and neuroprosthetic skill learning, TUBITAK, ARDEB 3501, #117E286.
06/2018 – 04/2020 Consultant, Investigation of the usability of truncation thresholds for extraction of information from extracellular neural recordings, TUBITAK, ARDEB 3001, #217E122 (Principal Investigator: Murat Okatan).
02/2020 – 08/2020 Advisor, Design of a closed-loop aneshesia delivery system, TUBITAK, Research projects for undergraduate students 2209-A, #1919B011903621 (Students: Hilal Gençceylan, Zuhal Ulucan, Ayşe Sena Usta)
10/2015 – 10/2018 Co-Investigator, Design of a biomimetic and wireless motor neuroprosthesis, TUBITAK, ARDEB 1001, #115E257 (Principal Investigator: Tunçer Baykaş).
04/2010 – 04/2012 PhD Student, Design of a brain-machine interface adaptable for changing conditions, Bogazici University BAP Grants PhD Thesis Support, #10XD3 (Principal Investigator: Halil Özcan Gülçür).
  • Selected Publications
Zaidi SMT, Kocatürk S, Baykaş T, Kocatürk M (2021)  A behavioral paradigm for cortical control of a robotic arm by freely moving rats in a one-dimensional center-out reaching task (preprint), bioRxiv, doi:  10.1101/2021.01.24.427325
Okatan M, Kocaturk M (2017) Truncation thresholds: a pair of spike detection thresholds computed using truncated probability distributions. Turk J Elec Eng & Comp Sci. 25: 1436-1447. doi: 10.3906/elk-1603-33.
Kocaturk M, Gulcur HO and Canbeyli R (2015) Toward building hybrid biological/in silico neural networks for motor neuroprosthetic control. Front. Neurorobot. 9:8. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2015.00008.