Sina Atalay

Education

Bogazici University, Mechanical Engineering

Istanbul, Turkey - Sep. 2017 to present

  • GPA: 3.86/4.00
  • Co-Captain of Bogazici University Ski Team (2018-2022)

Istanbul, Turkey

Sep. 2017 to present

The University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering, Student Exchange Program

Austin, TX, USA - Aug. 2021 to Jan. 2022

  • GPA: 4.00/4.00

Austin, TX, USA

Aug. 2021 to Jan. 2022

Experience

Simularge, Mechanical Engineering Intern

Istanbul, Turkey - Jun. 2022 to Aug. 2022

  • Simularge is a technology company that provides web-based engineering applications to simulate and optimize products and manufacturing tools.
  • Modeled, analyzed, and simulated a metal-forming process called deep drawing using finite element analysis with CalculiX.

Istanbul, Turkey

Jun. 2022 to Aug. 2022

ASELSAN, Mechanical Engineering Intern

Ankara, Turkey - Jul. 2021 to Aug. 2021

  • ASELSAN is the largest defense electronics company in Turkey and is listed as one of the top 100 defense companies in the world (Defense News Top 100).
  • Designed and analyzed a truss structure to ensure excellent dynamic and static performance for an optical measurement system using ANSYS and Siemens NX.

Ankara, Turkey

Jul. 2021 to Aug. 2021

Projects

An Ion Thruster Simulation Program: Ionizer

Istanbul, Turkey - Spring 2022 to present

  • Write an ion thruster simulation program using C++ that solves the electrostatic field inside and moves the ions with the molecular PIC-DSMC approach under the supervision of Professor Murat Çelik.
  • Project link: github.com/sinaatalay/Ionizer

Istanbul, Turkey

Spring 2022 to present

Senior Design Project: Design of a Dynamometer

Istanbul, Turkey - Spring 2022

Istanbul, Turkey

Spring 2022

Mechatronics Term Project: Automatic Guitar Tuner

Istanbul, Turkey - Fall 2020

  • Designed, built, and programmed a microcontroller-based guitar tuner device that consists of an amplifier circuit, signal processing algorithms, a decoder, H-bridges, pick-up sensors, and DC motors.
  • Project link: sinaatalay.com/projects/automatic-guitar-tuner

Istanbul, Turkey

Fall 2020

Teaching Videos

Istanbul, Turkey - Summer 2020

  • Instructed the entire 'Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics' course on YouTube (200,000+ views).
  • Project link: youtube.com/c/SinaAtalay

Istanbul, Turkey

Summer 2020

Certificates

Machine Learning by Stanford University

Sep. 2022

  • Supervised learning: Parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks. Unsupervised learning: Clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep learning.
  • Course Certificate: coursera.org/verify/MZDLHBUQSULA

Sep. 2022

Skills

Software: Windows, Linux, Git, Premake, MATLAB, CAD, CalculiX, MS Office

Programming: C++, C, Python, JavaScript, LaTeX

Languages: English (Advanced), Turkish (Native)

Extracurricular Activities

Windsurfing Instructor, Alacati Surf Paradise Club (ASPC)

Izmir, Turkey - Summer 2019 and 2020

  • Taught windsurfing during the summer months as a Turkish Sailing Federation certified windsurf instructor.

Izmir, Turkey

Summer 2019 and 2020