RESEARCH AREAS:               

 

- Intelligent buildings and building automation systems

- Information technologies in architecture

- Human-Built environment interaction

- Occupant behavior

- Indoor localization technologies

- Building information modeling systems

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Research Assistant              Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
October 2014 – Present

Architect                                Celal Abdi Guzer Architectural Workshop, Ankara, Turkey
July 2013 to June 2014

Intern                                    Erginoglu – Calislar Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey
July 2012

Intern                                    Yazgan Design, Ankara, Turkey
August 2012

Intern                                    Via Twins Construction Site, Ankara, Turkey
June - August 2011

Intern                                    Architectural Documentation of Traditional Turkish Houses, Inebolu, Turkey
July 2010

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Teaching Assistant              ARCH 204 Digital Media in Architecture, Middle East Technical University
Spring 2015 - Spring 2018

Teaching Assistant              ARCH 331 Structural Design in Architecture I, Middle East Technical University
Fall 2014 - Fall 2015 - Fall 2016

Teaching Assistant              ARCH 332 Structural Design in Architecture II, Middle East Technical University
Spring 2015 - Spring 2016 - Spring 2017

Teaching Assistant              ARCH 351 Building Detail Modeling, Middle East Technical University
Fall 2014 - Fall 2015 - Fall 2016 - Fall 2017

Teaching Assistant              ARCH 452 Professional Practice, Middle East Technical University
Spring 2018

 

Education

Ph.D. in Building Science

Middle East Technical University

2016 - Present

M.Sc. in Building Science

Middle East Technical University

2013 - 2016

B.Arch in Architecture

Middle East Technical University

2009-2013

Publications

Journal Articles:

 

Topak, F., Pekericli M. K., Tanyer A. M. (2018). Technological Viability Assessment of Bluetooth Low Energy Technology for Indoor Localization. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 32 (5), 04018034. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000778

 

Refereed Conference Papers (International):

 

Topak F., Tokdemir O. B., Pekericli M. K., Tanyer A. M. (2018, on review). Turkish Architectural and Civil Engineering Education within the Scope of Sustainable Construction.The 5th International Project and Construction Management Conference (IPCMC 2018). Cyprus.

 

Topak F., Pekericli M. K., Tanyer A. M. (2016, 31 October - 2 November). An Assessment of Bluetooth Low Energy Technology for Indoor Localization. International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction - 33rd International CIB W78 IT in Construction Conference. Brisbane, Australia.

 

Topak F., Pekericli M. K., Tanyer A. M. (2016, 13-15 October). A Bluetooth Low Energy Based Framework Approach for Real-time Occupancy Detection. Sustainable Built Environments 2016 - SBE16 (pp. 716-725). Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Topak F., Pekericli M. K., Tanyer A. M. (2016, 1-3 September). A Review of Indoor Localization Use Cases in the Built Environment. International Conference on Advanced Technology & Science - ICAT16 (pp. 967-972). Konya, Turkey.

 

Refereed Conference Papers (National):

 

Kızılkaya Öksüz N., Topak F., Pekericli M. K., Tanyer A. M. (2017, 14-15 June). Integration of Fire Vulnerability and Indoor Localization in Built Environments. MSTAS 2017 - 11th Computatonal Design in Architecture Natonal Symposium (In Turkish) (pp. 228-237). Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

 

Topak F., Pekericli M. K., Tanyer A. M. (2016, 25-26 November). Yapılı Çevre İçin Kapalı Alanlarda Konum Belirleme Kullanım Potansiyellerinin İncelenmesi. 3rd National Building Congress and Exhibition (In Turkish). Ankara, Turkey.

 

Topak F., Pekericli M. K., Tanyer A. M. (2016, 3 - 5 November). Kapalı Alanlarda Konum Bulma Teknolojilerinin Yapılı Çevre için Değerlendirilmesi. 4th Project and Construction Management Congress (In Turkish) (pp. 831-842). Eskisehir, Turkey.

 

Master's Thesis:

 

Topak, F., (2016). Evaluation of Bluetooth Low Energy Technology for Indoor Localization in Built Environments. M.Sc. in Building Science Program, Department of Architecture. Middle East Technical University. Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Tanyer, Inst. Dr. Mehmet Koray Pekeriçli.

 

 

 

 

 

Participation & Awards

Participant                     Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Summer School on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Berlin, Germany
August 2018

Award                              METU Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Course Performance Award in Building Science (Ph.D.)
June 2018

Participant                      Erbaa Camlik Social Habitat Project Competition, Architectural Project Competition
February 2015

Participant                      Adana Chamber of Commerce Service Building, Architectural Project Competition
June 2014

Participant                      Solar Decathlon China 2013 – 1st Workshop, Datong, China
May 2013

Participant                      Winter School of International Research and Education, Gazi University
January 2012

Member                          Solar Decathlon China 2013 – Team Turkey
2010 - 2013

Member                          METU – IEEE Power and Energy Society
2010 - 2013

Member                          TMMOB Chamber of Architects
2013 – Present

 

 

 

Contact

Adress:

Middle East Technical University, Faculty Of Architecture, Department of Architecture Universiteler Mah., Dumlupinar Bulvari, No:1, 06800 Ankara | TURKEY

 

E- mail: ftopak@metu.edu.tr