Ilgın Gökaşar

Rank & Status: 

Assistant Professor, full time

Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-7278 / 4879

Fax: 

+90(212) 287-2457

E-Mail: 

ilgin.gokasar [at] boun.edu.tr

Education: 
Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA 2006
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA 2003
B.S. Civil Engineering Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 2000
Service on the Faculty: 
Assistant Professor May 2007-Present  
Experience: 
Other Related Experience
Responsibility Location Date
Lecturer Boğaziçi University Jan 2007-May 2007
Graduate Assistant Rutgers University Jan 2001-May 2006
Graduate Assistant Bogazici University Sep 2000-Dec 2000

 

  Research Interests
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (Incident Management and Traffic Safety Work Zone Traffic Management Advanced Public Transportation Systems Ramp Metering)
  • Real-Time Traffic Control, Traffic Flow Modeling and Simulation
  • Smart and Sustainable Transportation Systems
  • The Use of Big Data to Address Challanges in Mobility, Safety, Sustaiability and Resilience in Multimodal Transportation Systems
  • Travel Behavior
Other Acitivities within Engineering and Teaching Professions
  • Supervised over 30 senior projects (CE 492 Project Course)
  • Founder of Bogazici University Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory ( http://itslab.boun.edu.tr/home)
  • Referee,Teknik Dergi (TMMOB).
  • Ph.D. Qualifying Committee Member -since May 2012.
  • The Financial Aid Office: The Scholarship Committee Member -since 2010.
  • Building and Land Development Committee Member - since December 2012.
  • Undergraduate Advisor of Bogazici University, Civil Engineering Department - since 2007.
  • TETAM ( Teleiletişim ve Enformatik Teknolojileri Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi) founding member –since April 2013
  • Registration chair- ICVES 2012 IEEE Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety Organizing Committee, Istanbul, Turkey, July 24-27, 2012
  • 9. Transportation Congress,Sustainable Transportation, Science and Advising Comittee Member, 16-18 Mayıs 2011
  • “ Changes in Traffic Safety Policies and Regulations in Turkey (1950-2010)” presentation at International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS), 2012 International Symposium and Workshop, Transportation and Safety for the Coming Age,Presentation at the Session by IATSS International Exchange Department Traffic Safety Policies: An International Comparison of Policy Changes, September 20, 2012.
  • "Intelligent Transportation Systems and Its Applications in Istanbul" presentation at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (IMO Muğla), October 12, 2012.
  • Karayolları :Eğitim-Akıllı Ulaşım Sistemleri, March 20-21, 2014, Ankara
  • Referee,Teknik Dergi (TMMOB)
  • Referee, Journal of Advanced Transportation
  • Referee, TRB
Publications: 
Book Chapters:
  • Kachroo, P. and Özbay, K. (2003) "Feedback Ramp Metering in Intelligent Transportation Systems", Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. (Chapter 1 (pages 1-14) & Chapter 12)
  • Coordinated Feedback-Based Freeway Ramp Metering Control Strategies C-MIXCROS and D-MIXCROS that Take Ramp Queues into Account, Gökaşar, Ilgın,Özbay Kaan,Pushkin Kachroo, Yayın Yeri:Springer New York, Editör:Ukkusuri, Satish V. , Ozbay, Kaan , No:1, ISBN:978-1-4614-6243-9, pp:67 -88, 2012

Papers in Refereed Journals: 

  • S. Ghaffarian and I. Gökaşar, “Automatic vehicle detection based on automatic histogram-based fuzzy C-means algorithm and perceptual grouping using very high resolution aerial imagery and road vector data,” Journal of Applied Remote Sensing , vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 15011–15, Jan. 2016.
  • Gökaşar, I. “Şerit Kontrol Sistemleri: D 100 Karayolu, İstanbul Örneği,” Teknik Dergi, vol. 27, no. 4, Oct. 2016.
  • G. Günay, G. Ergün, and I. Gökaşar. “Conditional Freight Trip Generation Modeling,” Journal of Transport Geography, (major revision) 2016.
  • S. Ghaffarian and I. Gökaşar, “Traffic Density Measurement by Automatic Detection of Vehicles Using Gradient Vectors from Aerial Images,” International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 2015.
  • Gökaşar, I. ve O.F. Aydın, “Trafik Yönetim Stratejileri: FSM Bakım Çalışmaları Örneği,” Teknik Dergi, vol. 25, no. 121, Jan. 2014.
  • I. Yaşar, Overview of Incident Detection Algorithms. Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Muhendislik Fakultesi Journal of Science and Engineering, ISSN 1302-9304, Cilt: 12 Sayı: 1 (Sayı 34), January 2010.
  • K. Ozbay, I. Yasar, P. Kachroo Comprehensive Evaluation of Feedback Based Freeway Ramp-Metering Strategy using Microscopic Simulation. Transportation Research Record 1867, pp. 89-96, 2004.
  • S. Ghaffarian, I. Gokasar, M. Ahmadpur, Y. Çetinel, M. Bayrak. Spatial Occupancy: A New Traffic Surveillance Parameter Based on Image Processing Techniques Using Traffic Video Cameras.. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions (in review).
  • I. Gökaşar and G. Günay Mode Choice Behavior Modeling of Ground Access to Airports: A case study in Istanbul, Turkey, Journal of Air Transport Management (in review).
  • I. Gökaşar and O. Şahin.Travel Behaviours and Attitudes of the Passengers, a Case Study: The BRT Line in Istanbul. Journal of Urban Technology (in review).
  • I. Gokasar, K. Simsek and Y. Çetinel. Using Big Data of Automated Fare Collection System for Analysis and Improvement of Bus Rapid Transit Line in Istanbul, Turkey. Transportation Planning and Technology Journal (submitted).
  • I. Gökaşar and A. Fidanoğlu, Origin Destination Inference of Bus Passengers: Istanbul Case Study. Transportation Planning and Technology Journal (submitted)

 Papers in International Conference Proceedings: 

  • Modeling and Simulation Based Evaluation of New Local Freeway Ramp Metering Strategy That Takes into Account Ramp Queues. K. Ozbay, I. Yasar, P. Kachroo. Euro/Informs Joint International Meeting, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey July 06-10, 2003.
  • Modeling and PARAMICS Based Evaluation of New Local Freeway Ramp Metering Strategy that Takes Into Account Ramp Queues. K. Ozbay, I. Yasar, P. Kachroo. 10th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems CTS2003, Seikei Univ., Tokyo, Japan, August 4-6, 2003.
  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Feedback Based Freeway Ramp-Metering Strategy using Microscopic Simulation. K. Ozbay, I. Yasar, P. Kachroo. Presented and Published in 83rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2004.
  • Optimal Three-Mode Controller for the High Order Time Delay Systems. N. N. Puri, S. Al-Takrouri, C. Chang, and I. Yasar. Intelligent Systems and Control, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2004.
  • Development and Evaluation of On-Line Estimation Methods for Feedback Based Freeway Ramp Metering Strategy K. Ozbay, I. Yasar, P. Kachroo. Presented in 85th TRB Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2006.
  • Evaluation of Local and System-Wide Effects of Feedback-Based Ramp Metering Strategies Using Microscopic Simulation. K. Ozbay, I. Yasar, P. Kachroo. Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, Montreal, Canada, June 14-16, 2006.
  • Evaluation of New Coordinated Feedback-Based Freeway Ramp-Metering Strategy using Microscopic and Macroscopic Simulation Models. I. Yasar, K. Ozbay, P. Kachroo. 9th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation, AATT 2006, Chicago, Illinois USA/ August 13-16, 2006.
  • Evaluation of the System-Wide Effects of Online Estimation Methods on Feedback-Based Coordinated Ramp Metering Strategy. I. Yasar, K. Ozbay, P. Kachroo. 11th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems CTS2006.
  • Improved Online Estimation Methods for a Feedback-Based Freeway Ramp Metering Strategy. K. Ozbay, I. Yasar, P. Kachroo. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, Toronto, Canada, 2006.
  • Using “Big Data” For Analysis and Improvement of Public Transportation Systems in Istanbul. I. Gökaşar and K. Simsek. The Second ASE (Academy of Science and Engineering) International Conference on Big Data Science and Computing, May 27-31, 2014, CA, USA.
  • Using Big Data of Automated Fare Collection System for Analysis and Improvement of Bus Rapid Transit Line in Istanbul, Turkey. I. Gokasar, K. Simsek, K. Ozbay. Presented in 94th TRB Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2015.
  • Incident Detection Algorithms: A Literature Review, A. O. ATAHAN, G. BAKİOĞLU, M. A. SİLGU, M. BALCILAR, S. ÖZCANAN, M. Büyük, I. GÖKAŞAR, and H. B.Çelikoğlu.1st IRF Europe & Central Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition, İstanbul.
  • Transportation Planning in University Campuses: A literature review, Gökaşar I., Bayrak M., International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Belgrade, 2016
  • Bicycle Friendly Inter-campus Transportation: A case study of Bogazici University, Gökaşar I., Bayrak M., 12th Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, Istanbul, 2016
  • Effect of Traffic Applications on Urban Mobility, Gökaşar I., Bakioğlu G., 12th Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, Istanbul, 2016

 Papers in National Conference Proceedings (in Turkish with English abstract):  

  • Kaza-Olay Tespit Algoritmalarına Genel Bakış. Yasar, I. 2-day International Symposium: İzmir Transport Symposium, DESEM Alsancak-Izmir, December 8-9, 2009,
  • İstanbul´da Kullanılan Mevcut Sensör Teknolojileri, Gokasar, I. ve Aydın, O.F., 4. Karayolu Trafik Güvenliği Sempozyumu ve Sergisi, Ankara, 8-10 Mayıs 2013,
  • İstanbul´da Uygulanan Otobüs Öncelikli Yol Stratejilerine Genel Bakış, Gökaşar, I. ve E. Emir, TMMOB İnşaat Mühendisleri Odası 10. Ulaştırma Kongresi: Bütünleşik Ulaştırma Sistemleri, Tepekule Kongre Merkezi, İzmir, 25-27 Eylül 2013,
  • Günlük olmayan Türel Seçim Modellerinde Sosyal Etkiler. Gökaşar, I.ve D. Yavaş, 1. Karayolu Akıllı Ulaşım Sistemleri Kongre ve Sergisi, 26-28 Mayis, 2014.
  • Üniversite Yerleşkelerinde Bisiklet Kullanımının Yaygınlaştırılması. I. Gökaşar, M. Bayrak, O. Kalan. 11. Ulaştırma Kongresi TMMOB İnşaat Mühendisleri Odası İstanbul Şubesi, 27-29 Mayıs 2015.
  • Dünyada ve Türkiye´de AUS için Yapılan Yatırımlar. I. Gökaşarve O. Kalan. Karayolu 3. Ulaşım Kongresi, Ankara KGM Halil Rıfat Paşar Konferans Salonu, 25-27 Kasım 2014.
  • Toplu Taşıma Araçlarıyla Seyahat için Akıllı Yönlendirme. A. Nurkovic, M. Demirel, I. Gökaşar, S. Işık, C. Ersoy. 17. Akademik Bilişim Konferansı AB 2015, Anadolu Üniversitesi, Eskişehir, 4-6 Şubat 2015.
  • Bisiklet Park Alanları Standartları ve Uygulama Alanları. I. Gökaşar, M. Bayrak, O. Kalan. 4. Uluslararası Ulaşım ve Park Alanları Yönetimi Sempozyumu, ISPARK A.Ş., Mayıs 2015.

  Technical Reports

  • Gokasar, I.,and Emir, E., Changes in Traffic Safety Policies and Regulations in Turkey (1950-2010), International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS), Tokyo, Japan, October 2011 and January 2012.
  • Gokasar, I., Rationale of Kocaeli Logistic Master Plan, March 2011.
  • Ergun, G.,Gokasar, I., Traffic Impact of Istanbul Straits Road Tunnel Crossing (ISRTC) on the Historical Peninsula Interim Report: Assessment of the Present Situation, December 2010.
  • Ergun, G.,Gokasar, I., Traffic Impact of Istanbul Straits Road Tunnel Crossing (ISRTC) on the Historical Peninsula Final Report, February 2011.
  • Gokasar, I. and ISBAK Inc., Acıbadem-Akasya Traffic Impact Analysis, December 2010.
  • Gokasar, I. and ISBAK Inc., Suryapı Tantavi A.K. Traffic Impact Analysis, November 2010.
  • Yasar, I. and ISBAK Inc., Kazlıçeşme Transfer Center Project Traffic Impact Analysis, May 2010.
  • Ergun, G., Yasar, I. and ISBAK Inc., Traffic Impact Analysis of Proposed Developments (Forum Istanbul, Ora Istanbul, Caprice, Kemerpark Evleri, Miyansera Evleri ) in Bayrampasa , March 2010.
  • Ergun, G., Yasar, I., and ISBAK A.S. Trafik Etut ve Proje Grubu, , Traffic Impact Analysis of Proposed Zorlu Center in Besiktas, Zincirlikuyu, October 2007.
  • Ergun, G., Yasar, I., and ISBAK A.S. Trafik Etut ve Proje Grubu, Traffic Impact Analysis of Proposed Five Star Hotel and Convention Center in Bomonti, July 2007.

 

Research: 

Research Projects

  • Toplu Ulaşım Odaklı Trafik Planlaması, TÜBİTAK TÜSSİDE (Danışman), 2015-2017
  • Bogazici University South Campus Transportation Master Plan, Bogazici University Research Fund, (Principal Investigator), April 2015-
  • Road Closure Cost Estimation, IBB Ulaşım Daire Başkanlığı, (Proje Yürütücüsü), 2015-
  • Ulaşım ve Taşımacılık Kazaları Afeti Sensör Araştırmaları Trend Analiz Raporu, Proje Adı: Türkiye Afet Risk Yönetim Sistemi Projesi (TAF-RISK), TUBİTAK BİLGEM-AFAD (Proje Yürütücüsü), (2014-2015)
  • Ulaşım ve Taşımacılık Kazaları Afeti Risk Modelleme Trend Analiz Raporu, Proje Adı: Türkiye Afet Risk Yönetim Sistemi Projesi (TAF-RISK), TUBİTAK BİLGEM-AFAD (Proje Yürütücüsü), (2014-2015)
  • Destek Programın Adı: Kar Amacı Gütmeyen Kuruluşlara Yönelik Bilgi ve İletişim Teknolojileri Odaklı Ekonomik Kalkınma (ISTKA), Basvuru Kodu: Gecici_TR10/12/BTK/0053, Proje Adı: Üniversiteler Için Trafik Kontrol Merkezi, Basvuru Sahibi: Ulaşım Daire Başkanlığı, (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Proje yürütücüsü), (2013-2014)
  • İstanbul´un Seçilmiş Bölgeleri için Uyarlanır Akıllı Yol Katılım Kontrol Algoritmalarının Geliştirilmesi, Projem İstanbul Araştırma Projesi, (Araştırmacı), (2012-2014)
  • Istanbul´da Uygulanan Otobüs Öncelikli Yol Statejilerinin Modellemesi ve Performanslarının Değerlendirilmesi, Bogazici University Research Fund (Proje Yürütücüsü), (2013-2015)- 13A04P3
  • Macroscopic and Microscopic (PARAMICS) Modeling and Evaluation of Incident Detection Algorithms for Istanbul Freeways (2009-2012) , Bogazici University Research Fund (Principal Investigator), (ProjectCode:09A401P)        
  • New Jersey´s link to the 21st century: maximizing the impact of infrastructure investment, FHWA-NJ-2003-001 (research assistant).
  • Development of simulation of  an ITS priority corridor, FHWA-NJ-2003-018 (research assistant)
  • Evaluation of adaptive control strategies for NJ Highways, FHWA-NJ-2006-001 (research assistant).

 

Memberships: 
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)

 

Courses: 
Courses Taught During the Last Five Years
Course Code Course Title Hours per Week
CE 579 Graduate Seminar 1hr. Lecture
CE 562 Advanced Traffic Engineering 3 hrs. Lecture
CE 565 Intelligent Transportation Systems (designed by I.Gokasar) 3 hrs. Lecture
CE 564 Advanced Traffic Flow Theory and Control (designed by I.Gokasar) 3 hrs. Lecture
CE 202 Intro. to Prob. and Statistics for Civil Eng. 3 hrs. Lecture
CE 402 Civil Engineering Systems Analysis 3 hrs. Lecture
CE 461 Transportation Systems Engineering 4 hrs. Lecture
CE 463 Intro. to Intelligent Transportation Systems (designed by I.Gokasar) 3 hrs. Lecture
CE 49L Traffic and Safety Engineering 3 hrs. Lecture
CE 49P Traffic Simulation Modelling and Applications (designed by I.Gokasar) 3 hrs. Lecture
CEM 562 Advanced Traffic Engineering 3 hrs. Lecture

 

 Graduate Theses

  • Transportation Planning and Management in Universities: A case study of Bogazici University, Murat Bayrak, M.S. Thesis, 2016.
  • Effect of Traffic Application on Travel Behavior, Gözde Bakioğlu, M.S. Thesis, 2016.
  • Ground Access Mode Choice Models for Airports in Istanbul, Onur İlgen, M.S. Thesis, 2016.
  • Evaluation of Heuristic Algorithms for Traffic Signal Optimization Along a Corridor, Morteza Ahmadpur, M.S. Thesis, 2016.
  • Freight Trip Generation in Urban Areas, Gürkan Günay, Ph.D. Thesis, 2015.
  • Origin Destination Inference of Bus Passengers: Istanbul Case Study, Akif Fidanoğlu, M.S. Thesis, 2015.
  • Analysis of Passengers´Travel Behaviors and Attitudes Towards the BRT Line in Istanbul, Onur Şahin, M.S. Thesis, 2015.
  • Evaluation of Work Zone Management Strategies: The FSM Bridge Case Study, Ömer Faruk Aydın, 2013.
  • Social influences on trip mode-choices in non-daily trips, Dünya Yavaş, 2013.
  • Modeling and Evaluation of Incident Detection Strategies by Pelin Boyacıoğlu, 2011.
Awards: 
  • Graduate Assistantship, Rutgers University, 2001-2006,
  • Bogazici University Academic Incentive Award, 2010, 2011, 2015.