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Ceren Esmek

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ceren Cansu Esmek is a Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Türkiye. Cansu brings her previous experience in modeling and simulation of flight dynamics models in Level-D rotorcraft simulators and flight mechanics knowledge from indigenous rotorcraft design experience from her industrial background to her Ph.D. studies. She is currently conducting research at the Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE) under the supervision of Dr. JVR Prasad. Her research focuses on human factors engineering and flight dynamics and control. She is working on a project entitled Multimodal Interface for Rotorcraft Maneuvering in High Workload Environments to investigate the pilot workload reduction, situational awareness improvements, and mission performance increases associated with a multimodal cueing approach with a heads-up, eyes-out philosophy; to develop new algorithms to drive the visual, tactile, control force feedback, and audio portions of the cueing system; and to formalize a framework for human interface engineers to use when designing multimodal cueing systems.

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