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and SoSE2009, the general chair of
a special issue for IEEE Systems,
SoSE2011, and the general cochair of
Man, & Cybernetics Magazine on sysSoSE2013 and SoSE2015. He was also
tem of systems engineering. He is a
finance chair of SoSE in 2011, 2013,
member of the IEEE Systems, Man,
and 2015.
and Cybernetics Society (SMCS),
Sahin is active in SMC's memberthe IEEE Robotics and Automation
ship activities. He hosted the 2014
Society, and the IEEE Computational
IEEE SMC Celebration Lecture Series
Intelligence Society.
in Rochester, New York. For his conSahin is quite active in serving
tributions in organizing and hosting
IEEE at all levels. Locally, he has
this lecture series, he received a 2015
worked as secretary (2003) and secSMCS Outstanding
tion v ice - cha ir
Contribution Award
(2004 and 2005) in
for his significant
the IEEE Rochescontributions and
ter Section. He was
Sahin's main motioutstanding service
the faculty advisor
vation in doing reto the SMCS.
of the IEEE Student
search, teaching,
Sahin feels very
Branch at RIT from
and volunteering
strongly about SMCS
2001 to 2003. He
and believes that we
began his service
is the fulfillment
have some work to
with the SMCS as
he gets when he
do to keep SMCS
the Student Activisees the success of
l i v e l y. H e f e e l s
ties chair from 2001
a person through
that there is a very
to 2003. He was secgood membership
retary of the SMCS
his guidance.
base, but we could
from 2003 to 2006
improve our mema nd received a n
ber sh ip a nd t he
Outstanding Contrimember benefits from the Society. He
bution Award for his service as the
believes the SMCS will be stronger
Society's secretary. Sahin also served
with new advances in robotics, sysas the treasurer of the SMCS in 2011.
tems engineering, cybernetics, and
He was also a member of the IEEE
decision support systems.
SMC Strategic Opportunities and IniHe enjoys serving as an associtiatives Committee from 2011 to 2014.
ate editor of IEEE Systems, Man, &
He is currently a member of the
Cybernetics Magazine because he
IEEE SMCS Organization and Planlikes helping review and administer
ning Committee and is also active in
scholarly work so that its impact is
SMCS technical committees. Sahin
maximized. He also prepares spehas been a member of the SMC Techcial issues in his research area so
nical Committee on System of Systhat highlights of an area can be
tems (SoS TC) since 2011, and he has
presented and delivered to a larger
been the SoS TC cochair since 2012.
audience. In addition to administerIn addition to being actively involved
ing reviews of papers, he believes his
with IEEE SMCS annual conferences
biggest accomplishment as an assoat various levels, he also participates
ciate editor of IEEE Systems, Man,
in organizing the annual Interna& Cybernetics Magazine will be
tional Conference on System of Sysediting a special issue on system of
tems Engineering (SoSE). He was the
systems engineering. So far, he feels
publication cochair for SoSE2007,
that the most challenging aspect
the technical cochair of SoSE2008

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of being an associate editor of the
magazine is finding high-quality and
timely reviewers.
Sahin's role model is Prof. Mo
Jamshidi, Lutcher Brown Endowed
Chair and professor at the University
of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr.
Jamshidi's endless energy and care
for control systems and system of
systems engineering, his dedication
to his graduate students, his openmindedness and ever-learning mind,
his family values, and, most importantly, his dedication to his friends
and family are some of the characteristics that make him a perfect role
model of a successful academician.
Sahin met Jamshidi during the 2005
IEEE International Conference on
Systems, Man, and Cybernetics in
Kona, Hawaii, where Jamshidi did
a superb job of running the annual
conference. Since then, Sahin and
Jamshidi have become not only good
friends but also collaborators in research and system of systems engineering conference organizations.
During the 2006-2007 academic year,
Sahin took a sabbatical at UTSA in
Jamshidi's Autonomous Control Engineering Lab. Sahin and his wife,
Selhan, have two daughters, Melis
(11) and Hazal (8). Hazal was born
during Sahin's sabbatical at UTSA.
Selhan Sabin is also an academician
and teaches economics at RIT.
Sahin's main motivation in doing
research, teaching, and volunteering
is the fulfillment he gets when he sees
the success of a person through his
guidance. His favorite moments in his
career are the M.S. and Ph.D. degree
defenses where his graduate students
earn their degrees with a job on the
line. He immensely enjoys seeing his
students transform from graduate students to successful professionals. This
is the biggest reason for him to stay in
his career and to find the energy to
work with his students every day.



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