Caglar Firat OZGENEL

Tel : +903122104209
web : www.firatozgenel.com | dds.archweb.metu.edu.tr 
e-mail : firatozgenel [at] gmail.com | fozgenel [at] metu.edu.tr
office : METU Department of Architecture, room 4B, Digital Design Studio

Researcher with 8+ years of experience in computational design, simulation, analysis, and optimization. Machine learning enthusiast with a doctoral thesis on Crack Detection with Deep Learning in Building Sciences. Founder and moderator of the only AI and Architecture Facebook Group. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in a team environment on multidisciplinary projects. Problem solver.

Computational Design | Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning | Deep Learning |  Image Classification, Recognition & Segmentation | Generative Design | Computer Vision | 3d Modeling & Reconstruction | Virtual / Augmented / Mixed Reality | Digital Fabrication

EDUCATION
2012 – 2018 Doctor of Philosophy, Building Science, Architecture Department 
Middle East Technical University (METU)
2009 – 2012  M.Sc. Building Science, Architecture Department
Middle East Technical University (METU)
2004 – 2009 Bachelor of Science, Department of Physics
Middle East Technical University (METU) 

WORK EXPERIENCE
02.2013 – … Research Faculty, METU, Department of Architecture
10.2009 –02.2013  Teaching Assistant, METU Department of Architecture (Arch 470, Arch 475, Arcd 501)

RESEARCH PROJECTS
10.2019 –11.2019 

Expo 2020 Qazaqstan Pavilion Acoustics Consultancy
(2019-16-67-2-00-01)
Consultancy / Project Researcher

05.2018 – 06.2019 Noise Removal with Generative Adversarial Networks for Building Documentation
GAP-201-2018-2825
Project Researcher / METU
01.2017 – 12.2018 Greening the Skills of Architecture Students via STEAM Education (ARCHISTEAM)
EU Project Erasmus + KA2 2016-1-TR01-KA203-034962
Project Researcher / METU
05.2018 – 12.2018

Istanbul New Airport Ribbon Wall Parametric Detailing
Consultancy/ Project Researcher

05.2016 – 06.2016 Istanbul New Airport Steel Construction
Consultancy/ Project Researcher
02.2015 –12.2017 Design of Curriculum for Woodworking CNC Operators in Turkey
EU Project Erasmus + KA2 2014-1-TR01-KA200-013304 
Project Researcher / METU
01.2016 –12.2016 Development of Navigation Algorithm for Autonomous/Semi-autonomous Robotic Systems to be Utilized in Building Inspection/Monitoring
BAP-02-01-2016-004
Project Researcher / METU
02.2014 – 12.2016 Gişe Geçişleri İçin Aktif Gürültü Bariyeri 
SanTez – 0553.STZ.2013-2 
Project Researcher / METU
07.2013 –03.2014 METU Campus Vertical and Horizontal Noise Mapping
BAP – 0811- DPT.2013K120500-3.
Project Researcher / METU
06.2012 –01.2013 Hacettepe University Conservatory Building Acoustical 
Consultancy/ Project Researcher
04.2012 – 08.2012 Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (Turkish National Assembly of Turkey) 
Acoustical Consultancy
Project Researcher
05.2012 – 07.2012 Türk Telekom Çağrı Merkezi Gürültü Azaltımı (Türk Telekom Call Center Noise Reduction), 2012-02-01-1-0011
Project Researcher

PUBLICATIONS

International Publications

2018 – Özgenel, Ç.F., Gönenç Sorguç A., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M. ” Data Design: Act of Design in the Age of Data”, 2018 (submitted for review)

2018 – Özgenel, Ç.F., Gönenç Sorguç A. “A hybrid method of Deep Learning and Quadtree (QuadP) for Crack Detection”, 2018 (submitted for review)

2015 – Gönenç Sorguç A., Özgenel Ç.F., “Proposal of a New Tool for 3D Pattern Generation”, Nexus Network Journal, 17:2, p.655-670, 2015.

2013 – Özgenel, Ç.F., Gönenç Sorguç, A., “New Room Acoustics Tool for Architects: RAT (Room Acoustics Tool)”, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013.

2011 – Özgenel Ç.F., Gönenç Sorguç, A., ‘Sayısal Ortamda Tasarımın Deneyimlenmesi için Arayüzlerin Geliştirilmesi: Bir Ön Tasarım Parametresi Olarak Ses’ (Developing an Interface for Experiencing Design in Computational Medium: Sound as a Pre-Design Parameter), METU Journal of Architecture, 28:2, p.248-253, 2011(2).

National and International Conference and Symposium Presentations

2019 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Özgenel, Ç.F., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Küçüksubaşı, F., Yıldırım, S., Antonini E., Bartolomei, L., Ovesen, N., Steino, N. “STEAM Approach for Architecture Education”, eCAADe+SIGraDi Conference 2019, Porto.

2019 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Özgenel, Ç.F. “A Computational Design Workshop Experience for 21st Century Architecture Education”, eCAADe+SIGraDi Conference 2019, Porto.

2019 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Özgenel, Ç.F. “Sayısal Tasarım Eğitiminde Doğa Öğrenili Mimarlık (Nature-Informed Architecture in the Computational Design Education), XIII. MSTAS, Kocaeli.

2018 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Özgenel, Ç.F. “Architecture 4.0: A New Manifestation of Contemporary Technology “, International Conference on Digital Transformation & Smart Systems, Ankara.

2018 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Özgenel, Ç.F. “Multiverse of a Form: Snowflake to Shelter”, eCAADe 2018, Lodz.

2018 – Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Gönenç Sorguç, A., Özgenel, Ç.F. “Crystal Formations and Symmetry in the Search of Patterns in Architecture”, eCAADe 2018, Lodz.

2018 – Özgenel, Ç.F., Gönenç Sorguç, A. “Performance Comparison of Pretrained Convolutional Neural Networks on Crack Detection in Buildings”, ISARC 2018, Berlin.

2018 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Özgenel, Ç.F., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Yazılımların Biçimlendiriciliği, Biçime Yabancı Örüntüler (Patterns of Minds, Patterns in Design), XII. MSTAS, Isparta.

2017 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Özgenel, Ç.F.,”Transcoding Crystals on the search for Extreme in Architecture”, International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Applications Based on Self-Organization (ICMMA 2017), 2017.

2017 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Özgenel, Ç.F., Katipoğlu, M. O., Rasulzade, R. “The Role of VR as a New Game Changer in Computational Design Education”, eCAADe 2017, Rome.

2017 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Özgenel, Ç.F., Küçüksubaşı, F., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Ülgen S. “Mimarlık Eğitiminde Tepkimeli Kinetik Sistem Taklaşımı”(Responsive Kinetic System Approach in Architectural Education), XI. MSTAS, Ankara.

2016 – Özgenel, Ç.F. “Otonom Çatlak Tespitinde Kullanılan Görüntü Işleme Yöntemleri Ve Teknolojinin Potansiyelleri,” (Potentials of Image Processing Methods and Technology Used in Autonomous Crack Detection), 3. Yapı Kongresi (3rd Building Conferene), Ankara.

2016 – Gönenç Sorguç,A., Özgenel,Ç.F., Kruşa,M., Küçüksubaşı,F., Ülgen, S. “Biçim Arayışında Sayısal İmalat/Üretim Teknolojilerin Dönüştürücü Gücü” (Transformative Power of Digital Manufacturing/Production Technologies in Form Finding), X. MSTAS, İstanbul.

2015 – Kilis S., Alkış Y.,Kadirhan Z.,Özgenel Ç.F., Çetinkaya H.H.,Tokel S.T. (2015). Development of a Virtual Learning Environment Hittites Empire. Immersive Education Initiative IMMERSION 2015, Paris.

2014 – Gönenç Sorguç,A., Özgenel,Ç.F. “Proposal of a New Tool for 3D Pattern Generation”, Nexus 2014: Relationships between Architecture & Mathematics / Ankara.

2012 – Özgenel Ç. F., Gönenç Sorguç, A., “A New Method Of Curve Fitting For Calculating Reverberation Time From Impulse Responses With Insufficient Length”, Internoise 2012 New York City.

2010 – Özgenel Ç. F., Gönenç Sorguç, A., “Sayısal Ortamda, Tasarımın Deneyimlenebilmesi için Arayüzlerin Geliştirilmesi: Bir Ön-Tasarım Parametresi olarak Ses” (Developing an Interface for Experiencing Design in Computational Medium: Sound as a Pre-Design Parameter) “, IV. MSTAS, İstanbul.

Editorial

2017 – Gönenç Sorguç, Arzu; Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, Müge; Özgenel, Çağlar Fırat (eds.) (2017). MSTAS2017: XI. Mimarlıkta Sayısal Tasarım Ulusal Sempozyumu (XI. National Symposium on Digital Design in Architecture): İmkansız Mekanlar: Olanaksızın Olanağı (Impossible Spaces: Possibility of Impossible), Book, Editor, METU Faculty of Architecture Press

Datasets

2019 – Özgenel, Çağlar Fırat, “Concrete Crack Segmentation Dataset”, Mendeley Data, v1. DOI: 10.17632/jwsn7tfbrp.1

2018 – Özgenel, Çağlar Fırat, “Concrete Crack Images for Classification”, Mendeley Data, v2. DOI:10.17632/5y9wdsg2zt.2

REFEREEING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

2019 – Journal of Automation in Construction / Reviewer

2019 – Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) / Scientific Committee Member

2019 – Sociedad Iberoamericana de Gráfica Digital (SIGraDi) / Scientific Committee Member

2019 – Mimarlıkta Sayısal Tasarım Ulusal Sempozyumu (National Symposium on Computational Design in Architecture) / Scientific Committee Member

2018 – IEEE Access / Reviewer

2018 – METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture / Reviewer

2014 – METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture / Reviewer

ORGANIZED EVENTS
07.12.2018 Seminar – Mimarlık Eğitiminde “Steam” Yaklaşımı (STEAM Approach in Architectural Education)
Member of Organizing Team, Presenter
25-27. 09.2018 Cocoon: A Computational Design Workshop
Member of Organizing Team, Tutor
15-16.06.2017 MSTAS.2017: 11. Mimarlıkta Sayısal Tasarım Ulusal Sempozyumu (National Symposium of Computational Design in Architecture)
Member of the Organizing Committee 
22.10-20.11.2016 3. Istanbul Design Bienale
Contributor
09-12. 06.2014 Nexus2014: Relationship between Mathematics and Architecture.
Conference organizing committee member
10-13. 05.2013 Aggregated Workshop
Workshop Assistant
06-09. 12.2012 Parametric Design Workshop
Workshop Assistant

COURSES

ARCH 540 | Introduction to Machine Learning in Architecture (2020 – …)

ARCH 542 | Nature-Informed Computational Design in Architecture (2020 – …)

ARCH 470 | Digital Design Studio (2009 – …)

ARCH 475 | Advanced Digital Design Studio (2009 – …)

ARCH 333 | Mathematics in Architecture (2013 – …)

ARCH 479 | Acoustical Design of Halls for Musical Performance (2013 – …)

BS 770 | Digital Fabrication Techniques in Architecture (2015 – …)

ATTENDED WORKSHOPS AND CERTIFICATES

OIST Workshop 2019: Origami and Deployable Mechanisms, 28-31 May 2019, Okinawa, Japan.

D-1 Fundamentals of Building Acoustics Expertise Instructor Certificate (Chamber of Physics Engineering of Turkey)

D-1 Fundamentals of Building Acoustics Expertise Certificate (Chamber of Physics Engineering of Turkey)

Autodesk Revit Workshop at METU

SoundPlan Noise Mapping Certificate

A-2 Type Evaluation of Environmental Noise Certificate (Chamber of Physics Engineering of Turkey)

COMPUTER LITERACY & TOOLS
  • MATLAB
  • Python
  • Rhinoceros & Grasshopper
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Unity
  • C#
  • ODEON
  • EASE
  • Soundplan
  • Zorba
  • Insul
  • Svantek Measurement Devices (Svan 958)
  • Svan PC++ 
  • MSC SimXpert
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
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