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Dr Bugra Alkan

alkanb@lsbu.ac.uk

Computer Science and Informatics

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5994-4351

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I am a Lecturer at Computer Science and Informatics Division, London South Bank University, carrying out research and teaching activities in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Prior to this, I was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Computer Science Department at the University of Bristol.

I obtained my PhD in Engineering (Intelligent Systems) from the University of Warwick under the supervision of Prof Robert Harrison, and my MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics) from Izmir Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. M. I. Can Dede.

My research focuses on developing methodologies that enable the creation of robust, self-adaptive and self-optimised cyber-physical production systems; specially concentrating on: management of complexity, changes and disturbances in complex production systems, intelligent manufacturing processes and systems, bio-intelligent and bio-inspired manufacturing, industrial robotics, holonic and agent-based manufacturing, distributed production systems, digital factories, modelling and optimisation of production processes and chains, production planning and control, machine learning techniques, ANNs, hybrid AI techniques and their technical and business applications.

I had worked as a co-investigator and researcher on several industrial projects, including Knowledge-Driven Configurable Manufacturing (KDCM) and Thales-Bristol Partnership in Hybrid Autonomous Systems Engineering (TB-PHASE), in collaboration with several manufacturers from aerospace, automotive and defence industries. I have published several peer-reviewed papers on reputable academic journals and conferences such as Journal of Manufacturing Systems and CIRP CMS. In the last five years, I have won several awards and scholarships, including 2016 Best Paper Award at CIRP Conference on Assembly Systems and Technologies held in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Courses taught

BSc (Hons) Computer Science 2022/23

Information Technology - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mrs Valentina VadoriDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
PhD in Engineering

University of Warwick

2014
2018
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
(TBA) New Investigator Award(TBA) New Investigator AwardPrincipal InvestigatorEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)OPEN In preparationMay 2021

An End-to-End Big Data Analytics Platform for IoT-enabled Smart Factories: A Case Study of Battery Module Assembly System for Electric Vehicles
Kahveci, S., Alkan, B., Ahmad, M. and Harrison, R. (2022). An End-to-End Big Data Analytics Platform for IoT-enabled Smart Factories: A Case Study of Battery Module Assembly System for Electric Vehicles. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 63, pp. 214-223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2022.03.010

A Hybrid Extreme Learning Machine Model with Harris Hawks Optimisation Algorithm: An Optimised Model for Product Demand Forecasting Applications
Chaudhuri, K. D. and Alkan, B. (2022). A Hybrid Extreme Learning Machine Model with Harris Hawks Optimisation Algorithm: An Optimised Model for Product Demand Forecasting Applications. Applied Intelligence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10489-022-03251-7

Performance Comparison of Recent Population-based Metaheuristic Optimisation Algorithms in Mechanical Design Problems of Machinery Components
Alkan, B. and Chinnathai, M.K. (2021). Performance Comparison of Recent Population-based Metaheuristic Optimisation Algorithms in Mechanical Design Problems of Machinery Components. MDPI Machines. 9 (12), p. 341.

A novel data-driven approach to support decision-making during production scale-up of assembly systems
Alkan, B. (2021). A novel data-driven approach to support decision-making during production scale-up of assembly systems. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 59, pp. 577-595. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2021.03.018

Identifying Optimal Granularity Level of Modular Assembly Supply Chains Based on Complexity-Modularity Trade-Off
Alkan, B., Bullock, S. and Galvin, K. (2021). Identifying Optimal Granularity Level of Modular Assembly Supply Chains Based on Complexity-Modularity Trade-Off. IEEE Access. 9, pp. 57907 - 57921. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3072955

A Design Process Framework to Deal with Non-functional Requirements in Conceptual System Designs
Alkan, B., Seth, B., Galvin, K. and Johnson, A. (2020). A Design Process Framework to Deal with Non-functional Requirements in Conceptual System Designs. Complex Systems Design & Management. Paris 15 - 17 Dec 2020

Improving just-in-time delivery performance of IoT-enabled flexible manufacturing systems with AGV based material transportation
Yao, F, Alkan, B, Ahmad, B and Harrison, R (2020). Improving just-in-time delivery performance of IoT-enabled flexible manufacturing systems with AGV based material transportation. Sensors (Switzerland). 20 (21), pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20216333

Assessing operational complexity of manufacturing systems based on algorithmic complexity of key performance indicator time-series
Alkan, B. and Bullock, S. (2020). Assessing operational complexity of manufacturing systems based on algorithmic complexity of key performance indicator time-series. Journal of the Operational Research Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2020.1779622

A virtual engineering based approach to verify structural complexity of component-based automation systems in early design phase
Alkan, B. and Harrison, R. (2019). A virtual engineering based approach to verify structural complexity of component-based automation systems in early design phase. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 53, pp. 18-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2019.09.001

An experimental investigation on the relationship between perceived assembly complexity and product design complexity
Alkan, B. (2019). An experimental investigation on the relationship between perceived assembly complexity and product design complexity. International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM). 13 (3), pp. 1145-1157. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12008-019-00556-9

A framework to predict energy related key performance indicators of manufacturing systems at early design phase
Assad, F, Alkan, B, Chinnathai, MK, Ahmad, MH, Rushforth, EJ and Harrison, R (2019). A framework to predict energy related key performance indicators of manufacturing systems at early design phase. Procedia CIRP. 81, pp. 145-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.026

A Framework for Pilot Line Scale-up using Digital Manufacturing
Chinnathai, M. K., Al-Mowafy, Z., Alkan, B., Vera, D. and Harrison, R. (2019). A Framework for Pilot Line Scale-up using Digital Manufacturing. Procedia CIRP. 81, pp. 962-967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.235

Pilot To Full-Scale Production: A Battery Module Assembly Case Study
Chinnathai, M.K., Alkan, B., Vera, D. and Harrison, R. (2018). Pilot To Full-Scale Production: A Battery Module Assembly Case Study. Procedia CIRP. 72, pp. 796-801. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.194

Complexity in manufacturing systems and its measures: a literature review
Alkan, B., Vera, D., Ahmad, M., Ahmad, B. and Harrison, R. (2018). Complexity in manufacturing systems and its measures: a literature review. European Journal of Industrial Engineering . 12 (1). https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIE.2018.089883

Proposing a Holistic Framework for the Assessment and Management of Manufacturing Complexity through Data-centric and Human-centric Approaches
Alkan, B. (2018). Proposing a Holistic Framework for the Assessment and Management of Manufacturing Complexity through Data-centric and Human-centric Approaches. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (COMPLEXIS 2018).

A method to assess assembly complexity of industrial products in early design phase
Alkan, B., Vera, D., Ahmad, B. and Harrison, R. (2017). A method to assess assembly complexity of industrial products in early design phase. IEEE Access. 6, pp. 989-999. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2777406

Assessing Complexity of Component-Based Control Architectures Used in Modular Automation Systems
Alkan, B., Vera, D., Chinnathai, M. K. and Harrison, R. (2017). Assessing Complexity of Component-Based Control Architectures Used in Modular Automation Systems . International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering . 9 (1). https://doi.org/10.17706/ijcee.2017.9.1.393-402

Convertibility Evaluation of Automated Assembly System Designs for High Variety Production
Chinnathai, M.K., Alkan, B. and Harrison, R. (2017). Convertibility Evaluation of Automated Assembly System Designs for High Variety Production. Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.01.005

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pick and Place Assembly Systems: Heuristic Evaluation of Reconfigurability and Suitability
Ahmad, M., Ahmad, B., Alkan, B., Vera, D., Harrison, R., Meredith, J. and Bindel, A. (2016). Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pick and Place Assembly Systems: Heuristic Evaluation of Reconfigurability and Suitability. Procedia CIRP. 57, pp. 428-433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.11.074

A Framework for Automatically Realizing Assembly Sequence Changes in a Virtual Manufacturing Environment
Ahmad, M, Ahmad, B, Harrison, R, Alkan, B, Vera, D, Meredith, J and Bindel, A (2016). A Framework for Automatically Realizing Assembly Sequence Changes in a Virtual Manufacturing Environment. Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.04.178

Design Evaluation of Automated Manufacturing Processes Based on Complexity of Control Logic
Alkan, B., Vera, D., Ahmad, M., Ahmad, B. and Harrison, R. (2016). Design Evaluation of Automated Manufacturing Processes Based on Complexity of Control Logic. Procedia CIRP. 50, pp. 141-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.05.031

The Use of a Complexity Model to Facilitate in the Selection of a Fuel Cell Assembly Sequence
Ahmad, M., Alkan, B., Ahman, B., Vera, D., Harrison, R., Meredith, J. and Bindel, A. (2016). The Use of a Complexity Model to Facilitate in the Selection of a Fuel Cell Assembly Sequence. Procedia CIRP. 44, pp. 169-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.054

A Lightweight Approach for Human Factor Assessment in Virtual Assembly Designs: An Evaluation Model for Postural Risk and Metabolic Workload
Alkan, B, Vera, D, Ahmad, M, Ahmad, B and Harrison, R (2016). A Lightweight Approach for Human Factor Assessment in Virtual Assembly Designs: An Evaluation Model for Postural Risk and Metabolic Workload. Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.115

A Model for Complexity Assessment in Manual Assembly Operations Through Predetermined Motion Time Systems
Alkan, B, Vera, D, Ahmad, M, Ahmad, B and Harrison, R (2016). A Model for Complexity Assessment in Manual Assembly Operations Through Predetermined Motion Time Systems. Procedia CIRP. 44, pp. 429-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.111