RESEARCH AREAS:               

 

- Intelligent buildings and building automation systems

- Information technologies in architecture

- Human-Built environment interaction

- 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

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

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

 

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

Master's Thesis:

 

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

 

International Proceedings:

 

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 (ICAT’16) (pp. 967-972), Konya, Turkey.

 

 

National Proceedings:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participation

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