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Marie Curie IRG Experiences. Asst. Prof. Alper Şen , Marie Curie Fellow Bogazici University alper.sen AT boun.edu.tr http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/~sen/. My Profile. Ph.D. ECE, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

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Marie curie irg experiences

Marie Curie IRG Experiences

Asst. Prof. Alper Şen, Marie Curie Fellow

Bogazici University

alper.sen AT boun.edu.tr

http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/~sen/

Alper Şen Bogazici University


My profile

My Profile

  • Ph.D. ECE, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

  • Member of Technical Staff, Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola), 2004-2009

  • Worked for Sun, Intel during Ph.D.

  • Adjunct Asst. Prof., ECE, University of Texas at Austin, 2008

  • Asst. Prof. Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, Spring 2009-now

Alper Şen Bogazici University


My profile1

My Profile

  • Active R&D career in the industry. Led several projects. Published, applied for patent.

  • Active management career in the industry. Managed international projects between Freescale and ST Micro.

  • Active academic collaborations. Advisory Board Member, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). Liaison and expert for projects.

  • Active participation in Conference and Workshop Committees.

Alper Şen Bogazici University


My marie curie timeline

My Marie Curie Timeline

  • 2005-2007: Talking, meeting with people … adjustment, career, finances, housing etc.

  • 2007: Bogazici CMPE ideal choice: focus on research, student potential, well-known, great location. (but public)

  • Learnt about MC from colleagues.

  • Read, read, read, emailed, asked …

  • 2007: Applied for MC

  • 2008: Granted MC. Negotiations, great help from ARDO.

  • 2009: Started project.

Alper Şen Bogazici University


A word about my mc project

A word about my MC project

  • Title: Predict-MP: Predictive Techniques for System Level Analysis of Multi-Processors, 2009-2013

  • About:

    • Emerging products, such as multicores and parallel software, exploit concurrency to spread work around a system improving performance.

    • European competitiveness in microelectronics and software such as telecommunications, automobile, consumer products relies heavily on improving reliability of such emerging products.

  • Goal:

    • Novel reliability improvement techniques to detect and debug potential errors in emergingproducts before production.

Alper Şen Bogazici University


Marie curie irg

Marie Curie IRG

  • Prestigious grant, getting more competitive, high visibility

  • Great opportunity for reintegration (especially financially for public schools since salaries are not competitive)

  • Project funding ready before you arrive. Almost like a seed money.

Alper Şen Bogazici University


Some mc tips

Some MC Tips

  • MC is different from other FP7 projects in that it is based mostly on your career more than your proposed project.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills, team work through activities in academia, industry.

  • Emphasize your previous research outcomes, patents, invited talks, research grants etc.

  • Your proposed research should build on your earlier research and third country know how.

  • Provide detailed targets in implementation. Include publication, patents that are planned.

Alper Şen Bogazici University


Some mc tips1

Some MC Tips

  • Provide concrete collaborations with third country.

  • Be creative in writing your proposal. There is no single right way to prepare the proposal.

  • Have your colleagues read and give you feedback.

  • Be in touch with ARDO and TUBITAK.

  • Too much bureaucracy though simpler than other FP7 projects.

  • TUBITAK has great published resources and contacts on their FP7 web pages.

  • When in doubt, contact Burcak Cullu. ncpmobility@

Alper Şen Bogazici University


What can be done to improve overall process

What can be done to improve overall process?

  • Have more information meetings in Bogazici.

  • Inform potential applicants before they arrive.

  • Get ARDO’s help in filling the forms:

    • Quality of host organization, including adequacy ofinfrastructures/facilities

    • Practical arrangements for the implementation and management of the project

    • Information regarding Bogazici on EPSS system. I had too much confusion about whose name was going to be where.

  • Bureaucracy can be overwhelming on the PI (almost like filing tax forms in US).

  • Need professional budget tracking esp. for larger FP7 projects and tax issues.

Alper Şen Bogazici University


What am i doing thanks to mc

What am I doing thanks to MC?

  • Starting to build network in Europe (to apply for FP7 projects).

  • Building research team

  • Recently appointed FP7 expert.

  • Ok, not because of MC but

    • Applying for non-EU project funding.

    • Familiarizing with academic work environment. Dealing with who can use our departmental parking lot etc 

    • Reintegrating Istanbul!

Alper Şen Bogazici University


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