Gizem Özdil received her B.Sc. Degrees in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (specialization in Control Systems) and Mathematics from Boğaziçi University, Turkey in 2020. During her undergraduate studies, she worked on human-computer Interaction, haptic systems, and robotics. She completed her undergraduate thesis on “Appearance-based fine-localization of mobile robots” with Prof. Işıl Bozma. She spent a semester at Queen’s University as an exchange student where she worked in BioRobotics Laboratory on haptics systems.
She joined BIOROB in October 2020 as a Ph.D. student in EDRS and is co-supervised by Prof. Auke Ijspeert and Prof. Pavan Ramdya. Her primary focus is the generation of goal-directed movements using central pattern generator based networks in neuro-mechanical models for Drosophila grooming using physics simulations to better understand the neural mechanism underlying this behaviour.
Her research interests include motor control, animal behaviour, bio-inspiration, and simulation of neuro-mechanical models.
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