Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Full-Time Academic Staff
Computer Engineering
Educational Background: 
  • B.S., TNA; M.S., Ph.D., METU
Research Interests: 
  • Distributed Simulation, Virtual Environments, Goal Deliberation, Decision Making, Autonomous Systems, Intelligent Agents, Creative Evolutionary Systems, Agent-based Simulation, Model Driven Engineering, Software and Simulation Architectures, Software Verification and Validation, C4I Systems, Domain Specific Modeling, Cyberspace Defense, Cybersecurity.
Courses Taught: 
  • CNG 111 - Introduction to Computer Engineering Concepts
  • CNG 230 - Introduction to C Programming
  • CNG 280 - Formal Languages and Abstract Machines
  • CNG 438 - Information and Network Security
  • CNG 451 - Information System Development
  • CNG 462 - Artificial Intelligence
Selected Publications: 
  • Topçu, Okan, and Halit Oğuztüzün. “Guide to Distributed Simulation with HLA”, Springer Series in Simulation Foundations, Methods, and Applications Series, Springer International Publishing, eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-61267-6, Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-61266-9, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61267-6, 327 pages, Cham, Zug, Switzerland, August 23, 2017.
  • Topçu, Okan, Umut Durak, Halit Oğuztüzün, and Levent Yılmaz. “Distributed Simulation: A Model Driven Engineering Approach”, Springer Series in Simulation Foundations, Methods, and Applications Series, Springer International Publishing, eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-03050-0, Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-03049-4, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03050-0, 276 pages, Cham, Zug, Switzerland, January 28, 2016.
  • Topçu, Okan.“Adaptive Decision-Making in Agent-based Simulation”, Journal of Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, vol.90, issue 7, pp. 815-832, DOI: 10.1177/0037549714536930, ISSN: 0037-5497, July 2014.
  • Topçu, Okan, and Halit Oğuztüzün. “Layered Simulation Architecture: A Practical Approach”, Elsevier Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (SIMPAT) Journal, vol. 32, pp. 1-14, DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2012.11.001, ISSN: 1569-190X, March, 2013.
  • Adak, Mehmet, Okan Topçu, and Halit Oğuztüzün. “Model-based Code Generation for HLA Federates”, Wiley Interscience Software: Practice and Experience (SPE) Journal, vol. 40, no.2, pp. 149-175, DOI: 10.1002/spe.949, ISSN: 0038-0644, February 2010.
  • Topçu, Okan, Mehmet Adak, and Halit Oğuztüzün. “Metamodeling Live Sequence Charts for Code Generation”, Springer Software and Systems Modeling (SoSym) Journal, vol. 8, no.4, pp. 567-583, DOI: 10.1007/s10270-009-0113-8, ISSN: 1619-1366 (print version), September 2009.
  • Topçu, Okan, Mehmet Adak, and Halit Oğuztüzün. “A Metamodel for Federation Architectures”, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), vol.18, issue 3, article no. 10, pp.10:1-10:29, DOI:10.1145/1371574.1371576, ISSN: 1049-3301, July 2008.
  • Topçu, Okan and Halit Oğuztüzün. “Developing an HLA Based Naval Maneuvering Simulation”, Wiley Interscience Naval Engineers Journal (NEJ) by American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), vol.117, no.1, pp. 23-40, DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-3584.2005.tb00319.x, ISSN: 0028-1425, January 2005.