Volkan Sezer is currently an Associate Professor in the Control and Automation Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University. He received his B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2005, his M.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering and his Ph.D. in Control and Automation Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2008 and 2012 respectively. After his PhD. he did research in Singapore as an MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researcher in the Future Urban Mobility (FM) group. His research interests are based on the artificial intelligence for robotics and automotive technology. More specifically autonomous/semi-autonomous ground vehicles, active safety, robot autonomy and energy efficiency of hybrid electric vehicles are the main subjects of his research.