Çağlar Fırat ÖZGENEL

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

computational design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, generative design, digital fabrication technologies, acoustics, education

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

WORK EXPERIENCE
02.2013 – … Academic Specialist, METU, Department of Architecture
10.2012 –02.2013  Student Assistant, METU Department of Architecture (Arch 470, Arch 475, Arcd 501)
10.2012 –03.2013 Digital Design Studio – Rhinoceros and Grasshopper Tutor, METU Department of Architecture
10.2009 – 02.2010 Digital Design Studio – Autodesk Maya Tutor, METU Department of Architecture

RESEARCH PROJECTS
05.2018 – 05.2019 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
05.2016 – 06.2016 Istanbul New Airport Steel Construction
Consultant, 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.,”A hybrid method of Deep Learning and Quadtree (QuadP) for Omni-directionally Growing Subjects: Cracks”, 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.

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

 

REFEREEING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

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 / Referee

2018 – METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture / Referee

2014 – METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture / Referee

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 (mstas2017.metu.edu.tr)
22.10-20.11.2016 3. Istanbul Design Bienale
Contributor
09-12. 06.2014 Nexus2014: Relationship between Mathematics and Architecture. Conference organizing committee member, PhD-Day Book: Contributing editor.
10-13. 05.2013 Aggregated Workshop / Workshop Assistant
06-09. 12.2012 Parametric Design Workshop / Workshop Assistant

ASSISTED COURSES

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 – …)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English : Fluent

German: Intermediate

ATTENDED WORKSHOPS AND CERTIFICATES

Autodesk Revit Workshop at METU

SoundPlan Noise Mapping Certificate

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

D-1 Fundamentals of Building Acoustics 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
  • ODEON
  • EASE
  • Soundplan
  • Zorba
  • Insul
  • Svantek Measurement Devices (Svan 958)
  • Svan PC++ 
  • MSC SimXpert
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
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