Dr. Kayacan holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bogazici University (2011). He was a visiting scholar in University of Oslo in 2009 with the research fellowship of Norway Research Council. After his post-doctoral research in KU Leuven at the Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS), Dr. Kayacan went on to pursue his research in Nanyang Technological University at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as assistant professor (2014 – current).
He has since published more than 80 peer-refereed book chapters, journal and conference papers in intelligent control, fuzzy systems and robotics. He has attracted around 4 million SGD as principal investigator in the last three years. His current research projects focus on the design and development of ground and aerial robotic systems, vision-based control techniques and artificial intelligence. Dr. Kayacan is co-writer of a course book “Fuzzy Neural Networks for Real Time Control Applications, 1st Edition Concepts, Modeling and Algorithms for Fast Learning“, Butterworth-Heinemann, Print Book ISBN:9780128026878. (17 Sept 2015). He is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). From 1st Jan 2017, he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems.