Ozan YETKİN

web : ozanyetkin.com | dds.archweb.metu.edu.tr | optiostudio.com
e-mail : oyetkin@metu.edu.tr | ozan.yetkin@metu.edu.tr | info@optiostudio.com
office : METU Digital Design Studio | METU Technopolis CoZone

Designer | Researcher | Developer

computational design | generative design | design/objective space exploration | multi-objective optimization | artificial intelligence | machine learning | automation algorithms | deterministic/probabilistic/hybrid approaches | geometry processing | gamification

Education
2020 – Ongoing Doctor of Philosophy, Building Science
Middle East Technical University (METU) / Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences
2017 – 2020  Master of Science, Building Science
Middle East Technical University (METU) / Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences
2013 – 2017 Bachelor of Architecture
Middle East Technical University (METU) / Department of Architecture

Work Experience
04.2019 – Ongoing Research Assistant, METU, Department of Architecture
07.2019 – Ongoing Co-Founder, OPTIO Studio, METU Technopolis
06.2018 – 02.2019 R&D Specialist, BY Teknik, Ankara
06.2018 – 08.2017 Freelance Designer, UpWork, Worldwide
09.2016 – 08.2016 Intern Architect, RMJM, Istanbul
09.2015 – 06.2015 Intern Engineer, TAV Construction, Abu Dhabi

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
01.2021 – Ongoing  AI Supported Generative System for Performative Acoustic Panels
Project Researcher / 1001–TUBITAK–BAP
02.2020 – Ongoing  Autonomous Building Design System
Project Developer / 1512–TUBITAK–BIGG
10.2010 – 06.2012  AFL Computer Olympics
Participant / TUBITAK
01.2010 – 09.2010  BILSEM Research Project in Physics
Student Researcher / 2204–TUBITAK

Publications

International Conference and Symposium Presentations

2019 – Yetkin, O., Gönenç Sorguç, A., “Design Space Exploration of Initial Structural Design Alternatives via Artificial Neural Networks”
eCAADe+SIGraDi Conference 2019, Porto, Portugal.

2018 – Yetiş, G., Yetkin, O., Moon, K.P., Kılıç, Ö., “A Novel Approach for Classification of Structural Elements in a 3D Model by Supervised Learning”
eCAADe Conference 2018, Lodz, Poland.

National Conference and Symposium Presentations

2020 – Gönenç Sorguç, A., Yetkin, O., Kruşa Yemişcioğlu, M., Özgenel, Ç.F., “Sayısal Tasarım Araçlarının Kışı mı Geliyor?” 
XIV. MSTAS 2020, Trabzon.

2017 – Yetkin, O., “Zıtlıklardan Ara Mekanlara” 
XI. MSTAS 2017 Poster Presentation, Ankara.

2017 – Şahinler, K., Yetiş, G., Yetkin, O., “Conflict of the Virtual/Real Space, Morphology of the Snowflake”
XI. MSTAS 2017 Poster Presentation, Ankara.

Organized Events

26.10 – Present

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Coordinator
20.02 – 20.02.2020 Concrete Structure Design Competition, Cement Industry Employers’ Association
Prize Winner
10.02 – 10.02.2020 Speculations on the New: Text Competition, Architects’ Association 1927
Prize Winner
02.08 – 02.08.2019 Architectural Design Studio-IV Final Jury, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Jury Member
23.05 – 23.05.2018 Breaking the Walls of Sleepless Nights, DAAD Falling Walls Lab 2018
Presenter
07.08 – 21.11.2017 Home Planet’s Mars Urbanization Challenge, Launch Forth Education League
Participant
14.06 – 01.07.2017 Inside Out: Virtual Reality, Projection Mapping, and Pavilion Exhibition, METU Faculty of Architecture
Contributor
13.03 – 14.03.2017 Flying in/on/over Boundless Boundaries: Virtual Reality Exhibition, METU Faculty of Architecture
Contributor
22.10 – 20.11.2016 Are We Human?, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial
Contributor

Assisted Courses

BS 723 | Introduction to Machine Learning in Architecture (2020 – …)

BS 724 | Nature Informed Computational Design in Architecture (2020 – …)

BS 770 | Digital Fabrication Techniques in Architecture (2019 – …)

ARCH 470 | Digital Design Studio (2019 – …)

ARCH 475 | Advanced Digital Design Studio (2019 – …)

ARCH 333 | Mathematics in Architecture (2019 – …)

ARCH 203 | Digital Media in Architecture I (2019)

ARCH 251 | Building Materials Technologies (2019)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English : Professional Working Proficiency

German : Beginner

 

WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATES

Deep Learning in Computer Vision Seminar (METU Multimedia Informatics) (2018)

Interdisciplinary Design Studio (METU Design Factory) (2017)

Autodesk Fusion 360 Workshop (METU Design Factory) (2017)

Machine Learning Course (Udemy) (2017)

Python Programming Course (Codecademy) (2017)

COMPUTER LITERACY & TOOLS
  • Rhinoceros: Advanced
  • Grasshopper: Advanced
  • RhinoScriptSyntax: Advanced
  • Revit: Advanced
  • Dynamo: Advanced
  • Autodesk DesignScript: Advanced
  • Python: Advanced
  • C#: Intermediate
  • TEKLA: Intermediate
  • SAP2000: Intermediate
  • Fusion 360: Intermediate
 
  • Unity: Intermediate
  • Unreal Engine: Intermediate
  • 3ds Max: Intermediate
  • Navisworks: Intermediate
  • FormIt: Intermediate
  • SketchUp: Intermediate
  • InDesign: Intermediate
  • Illustrator: Intermediate
  • Photoshop: Intermediate
  • Premiere: Intermediate
  • MS Office: Intermediate
 
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