ECSE Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Esen Yel

Posted December 27, 2023
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Dr. Esen Yel
Dr. Esen Yel join the ECSE Department in January 2024.

ECSE and RPI welcome a new ECSE faculty member, Dr. Esen Yel. Dr. Yel will be an Assistant Professor in ECSE starting on January 1, 2024.

Dr. Yel received her Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia, and MS and BS degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has most recently been a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford working with Prof. Mykel Kochenderfer in the Stanford Intelligence Systems Lab.

Esen’s research focuses on safety guarantees and trustworthiness for autonomous systems under uncertainty. Her post-doctoral research addresses safety validation, probabilistic safe planning, and transfer learning for autonomous vehicles under uncertainty. Her doctoral work addresses runtime monitoring and replanning for autonomous systems with uncertainty or unforeseen faults.