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Barkin Simsek

Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Robotics, Entrepreneurship

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"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
- Henry Ford


New York University Abu Dhabi2017 - May 2021

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Major: Computer Engineering, BS

New York University ShanghaiJanuary 2018

Shanghai, China

TEV Inanc Turkes High School 2012 - 2017

Gebze, Turkey


Computer Engineer & Student Researcher2017 - Present

Team NYUAD - Solar Decathlon Middle East | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • Conducting research on the fogponics, hydroponics, and aeroponics systems
  • Managing the smart indoor vertical soil-less farming component of the project
  • Developing a learning-based automation system in Python to monitor, analyze, and optimize the farming process and the sensor data stored in the relational database
  • Implemented a wireless system architecture for sensor communication and orchestrating plant growth
  • Designed professionally produced printed circuit boards for data sampling and programmed in C embedded systems to interface with I2C and UART peripherals

Student Research Assistant2017 - Present

Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • Conducting research on visual cryptography and steganography algorithms to embed multiple secret images in a real world object
  • Formed engineering solutions for producing precious consumer goods out of recycled plastic
  • Designed and simulated various prototypes for plastic recycling machines & plastic injection moulds by using Solidworks
  • Experimented with Python and 3D map of Sao Paulo to create an interactive city landscape
  • Worked on projection mapping on to the real-life objects and augmented reality with 3D models

Co-Founder & Website Administrator2015 - Present (on hold) | Istanbul, Turkey

  • Leading the startup team for future business plans and customer relations
  • Programming and maintaining an online commerce platform for, an inverse commerce web platform for promotion and advertising products
  • Analyzing the voluntarily shared customer data to optimize the experience and provide more relevant product suggestions

Software Developer2012 - 2017 | Kocaeli, Turkey

  • Developed and maintained TEV Inanc High School’s official school management software (Inçnet)
  • Designed and implemented Inçnet’s web interference for mobile devices, aiming at giving a better user experience, and easing the usage of the system
  • Assisted the development of TEV Inanc High School’s online application and admission software
  • Developed 10+ interactive websites and applications for different student clubs in the TEV Inanc High School
  • Taught fellow students computer programming principles and web design

Summer Research Intern2016

Robotics Lab at Ozyegin University | Istanbul, Turkey

  • Designed and built a weather station for monitoring climatic conditions at the Ozyegin University
  • Used a Raspberry Pi to gather & process data and experienced in shell scripting
  • Visualized the data in real time on an online web page by using PHP, HTML, SQL, CSS, and AJAX
  • Custom designed wind speed & direction measuring tools and simulated in Autodesk Inventor to improve their design, and 3D print to use in the weather station
  • Learned to use Matlab for vision processing & data analysis and experienced in object-oriented programming

Design & Production Manager and R&D2012 - 2015

Inanc Mechatronics Club at TEV Inanc Turkes High School | Kocaeli, Turkey

  • Competed in international robotics challenges such as FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST LEGO League, and ITURO, gaining 1st place out of 200 teams
  • Founded the “Electronics Division” of Inanc Mechatronics Club, aiming at spreading interest in electronics and developing know how
  • Taught juniors and fellow members how to design (using CAD software), manufacture printed circuit boards and program microchips
  • Experienced in CAD software, C++, and manufacturing tools
Awards & Exhibitions

Winner in Hack3D Competition at Cybersecurity Awareness Week (CSAW)2018

Awarded by New York University Tandon School of Engineering | New York, USA

  • Cracked and bypassed the novel anti-counterfeiting method developed by NYU researchers to protect 3D printing files

Guest Artist2018

Electronic Language International Festival (FILE) | Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Designed interactive projections mapped onto the FILE Festival building

Winner in Applied Physics Branch at 47th National Secondary School Research Projects Contest2016

Awarded by TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council) | Istanbul, Turkey

  • Prepared a physics project aimed to calculate liquids’ density in the zero gravity environments by the help of centrifugal forces

Volunteer of the Year2015

Awarded by FIRST Robotics Off-Season | Istanbul, Turkey

  • Helped teams to solve technical problems in the FIRST Robotics Off-Season
  • Checked robots before the competition to avoid dangerous situations in the FIRST Robotics Off-Season
  • Attended FIRST Lego League and helped children to run competition smoothly and spread robotics in Turkey
  • Designed videos, brochures, badges, and name tags for FIRST Robotics Off-Season

First Step to Aviation Certificate2014

Awarded by AYJET Flight School | Istanbul, Turkey

  • Turkish - Native Language
  • English - Full Professional
  • German - Limited Working
Ideation, Rapid Prototyping, Project Management, Research, Embedded Electronics Design, Critical and Creative Thinking, Schematics and PCB Design, Software Development, EDA, CAD, CAM, Manual/CNC Machining, Audio & Video Production, Startup Development
Linux, Windows, Apple, C, C++, Python, Matlab, Java, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, AJAX, VHDL, Keras, Pytorch, OpenCV, Google Cloud Platform
Software Used
Solidworks, Onshape, LogicWorks, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion 360, EasyEDA Designer, Eagle, Mathematica, Matlab, Arduino, avr-gcc, LabVIEW, Processing, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, Eclipse, Audacity, MadMapper, Adobe Creative Cloud, Davinci Resolve, GIMP, Inkscape, blender, Stellarium, SSH, nano, Emacs, git, atom
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Engineer, inventor, scientist, inquisitive researcher, aviation and space enthusiast, new age farmer, entrepreneur, dauntless risk taker, dreamer, adventurous traveller, ham radio addict, self-taught designer, loves watching How It’s Made, enjoys solving problems that matter, interested in robotics

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