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Neziha Akalin

Title: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Science and Technology

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Neziha Akalin

About Neziha Akalin

Neziha Akalin is a Ph.D. student in the Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS). She is also a researcher in the EU MSCA-ITN project SOCRATES. Neziha Akalin received her MSc degree in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Research

Neziha Akalin's research interests include social and assistive robots. Exploring how humans interact with technology is becoming more and more important with the emergence of new technologies, especially with robots. Her current research is focused on understanding factors that affect the perceived safety of individuals during their interactions with robots using qualitative and quantitative measures.

She has worked as a teaching and research assistant in the Computer Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University. During this period, she also worked as a researcher on several research projects. In one of these projects, she used humanoid robots for teaching sign language to deaf children.

Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers | 

Articles in journals

Korn, O. , Akalin, N. & Gouveia, R. (2021). Understanding Cultural Preferences for Social Robots: A Study in German and Arab Communities. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, 10 (2).
Gürpinar, C. , Uluer, P. , Akalin, N. & Köse, H. (2020). Sign Recognition System for an Assistive Robot Sign Tutor for Children. International Journal of Social Robotics, 12 (2), 355-369.
Akalin, N. , Kristoffersson, A. & Loutfi, A. (2019). The Influence of Feedback Type in Robot-Assisted Training. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 3 (4).

Articles, reviews/surveys

Chapters in books

Akalin, N. , Kristoffersson, A. & Loutfi, A. (2019). Evaluating the Sense of Safety and Security in Human - Robot Interaction with Older People. In: Oliver Korn, Social Robots: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 237-264). . Springer.

Conference papers

Akalin, N. , Kiselev, A. , Kristoffersson, A. & Loutfi, A. (2018). Enhancing Social Human-Robot Interaction with Deep Reinforcement Learning.. In: Proc. FAIM/ISCA Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Human Robot Interaction, 2018. Paper presented at FAIM/ISCA Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Human Robot Interaction (AI-MHRI), Stockholm, Sweden 14-15 July, 2018 (pp. 48-50). MHRI.
Akalin, N. , Kiselev, A. , Kristoffersson, A. & Loutfi, A. (2018). The Relevance of Social Cues in Assistive Training with a Social Robot. In: Ge, S.S., Cabibihan, J.-J., Salichs, M.A., Broadbent, E., He, H., Wagner, A., Castro-González, Á., 10th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2018, Proceedings. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2018), Qingdao, China, November 28-30, 2018 (pp. 462-471). Springer.
Akalin, N. , Kiselev, A. , Kristoffersson, A. & Loutfi, A. (2017). An Evaluation Tool of the Effect of Robots in Eldercare on the Sense of Safety and Security. In: Kheddar, Abderrahmane; Yoshida, Eiichi; Ge, Shuzhi Sam; Suzuki, Kenji; Cabibihan, John-John; Eyssel, Friederike; He, Hongsheng, Social Robotics 9th International Conference, ICSR 2017, Tsukuba, Japan, November 22-24, 2017, Proceedings. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017), Tsukuba, Japan, November 22-24, 2017 (pp. 628-637). Springer International Publishing.