CV MP. Saka

Mehmet Polat Saka

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Date of birth

  17.01.1947

 

Position

  Professor

Program area

  Structural Engineering

Phone

  +90 312 210 2382             Fax : +90 312 210 4462

E-mail

  mpsaka AT metu.edu.tr

Education and Qualifications

  Ph.D.

  Structures

  University of Aston in Birmingham

  Birmingham, U.K.

  1975

  M.Sc.

  Structures

  Istanbul Technical University

  Istanbul, Turkey

  1969

  B.Sc.

  Structures

  Istanbul Technical University

  Istanbul, Turkey

  1968

 


  Administrative Duties

  College Level

  University Level

  Courses Taught

  Academic Experience

  Short Courses

  Financed Research Projects Undertaken

  Membership in Scientific and Professional Societies

  Membership of Editorial Boards

  International Refereed Journal

  Proceedings of International Conferences

  Technical Reports

  Scholarships

  Awards


Administrative Duties

Departmental Level

At The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering of University of Bahrain

  • Head of Departmental Accreditation Committee (2011-present)

  At the Department of Engineering Sciences of Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

  • Assistant Head of Department (February, 2006-present)
  • Member of Academic Program development Committee (2005-present)
  • Member of Planning and Self Evaluation Committee (2005-present)

  At The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering of University of Bahrain

  • Prepared the new Associate Diploma Program for Civil Engineering (2001)
  • Prepared the new B.Sc. Program for Civil Engineering (1998)
  • Coordinator of M.Sc. Program in Civil Engineering (1992-2005)
  • Coordinator of Civil Engineering Section of the Department (2003-2005)
  • Chairman of Research and Graduate Committee (1986-1998)
  • Chairman of Academic Committee (1996-2001)
  • Chairman of Academic Standards Committee (1984-1992)
  • Chairman of Self-Evaluation Committee (1991-1992)
  • Coordinator of Structures Laboratory (1984-1990)-(1997-2005)
  • Coordinator of Microcomputer Laboratory (1986-1996)
  • Coordinator of Senior Projects (1984-2000)
  • Acting Head of Department (27th March-4th April 1988)

  College Level

  At The College of Engineering of University of Bahrain

  • Member of College Council (1993-2003)
  • Secretary to The College Council (2003-2005)
  • Chairman of College Academic Staff Promotion Committee (1990-2001)
  • Member of College Self Evaluating Committee (1993-1994)
  • Chairman of College Research Committee (1989-1991)
  • Member of College Academic Standards Committee (1992-1993)
  • Member of College Postgraduate Committee (1992-1998)
  • Prepared rules and regulations for Ph.D. program in the College of Engineering (1997)
  • Advisor to the Dean for the promotion of Academic Staff Promotion (2003-2005)

  University Level

  At The University of Bahrain

  • Member of University Research Council (1989-1991)
  • Representative of College of Engineering in the University Academic Staff Promotion Committee (1993-2001)
  • Invited by the Dean of College of Business to take part in the College Council Promotion Committee for the promotion cases of two of their academic staff (22-23 June 2002)

  Courses Taught

  Postgraduate Level:

  • Matrix Analysis of Structures
  • Nonlinear Analysis of Structures
  • Plastic Design of Structures
  • Advanced Steel Design
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Structural Stabilit
  • Elastic Stability
  • Advanced Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Project Management

  Undergraduate Level:

  • Statics
  • Structural Analysis I and II
  • Structural Mechanics I and II
  • Steel Design I and II
  • Timber Design
  • Computer Applications in Civil Engineering
  • Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
  • Computing Methods in Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering Management and Operations Research
  • Senior Projects
  • Diploma Projects

  Academic Experience

  • Professor: Middle East Technical University, 2005- present .
  • Professor: University of Bahrain, Bahrain, 1993-2005 .
  • Associate Professor: University of Bahrain, Bahrain, 1984-1993 .
  • Associate Professor: Black Sea Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, 1982-1984 .
  • Assistant Professor: Black Sea Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, 1978-1982 .
  • Research Fellow : University of Aston in Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K., 1977-1978 .
  • Assistant Professor: Black Sea Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, 1975-1977 .
  • Graduate Assistant: Black Sea Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, 1969-1971 .

  Short Courses

  • Optimum design of Structures, 3 days course taught at the University of Yildiz Istanbul, August 1979
  • O ptimization Techniques, 15-days course taught in Postgraduate program of University of Firat, Elazig, Turkey, 1980
  • Microcomputer Analysis of Structures, 7-days course offered twice to practicing civil engineers in Bahrain in 1988 and 1992.
  • Design of Steel Structures According to BS 5950, 7-days course offered to practicing civil engineers in Bahrain, 1992 and repeated in 1998
  • Design of Steel Industrial Structures according to BS5950, 5-days course offered to practicing civil engineers in Bahrain,14-18 November 1998

 Financed Research Projects Undertaken

  • B. H. Ahmadi and M.P. Saka, Improvement and Cost Saving for Composite Wood-Concrete Floor Construction in Bahrain,Technical Report No. 18, Research Sponsored by Bahrain Center for Studies and Research, November 1991, Bahrain .
  • M.P. Saka, İ. Aydoğdu and A. Akın, Optimum Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures under Earthquake Loads, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK), Ankara, Turkey, Project No: 106M490, (50000US $), Started on: 1st February 2007, To be Completed on: 1st February 2009 .
  • O. Hasançebi, M.P. Saka, Ö.Kurç, S. Çarbaş, E. Doğan, F. Erdal, T. Bahçecioğlu, Optimum Design of 3-D Steel Frames using Stochastic Optimization Techniques and Applications in Structural Engineering in Turkey, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK), Ankara, Turkey, Project No: 108M070,(90000US $), Started on: 1st June 2008, To be Completed on: 1st December 2010 .

  Membership in Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (January 1991-present, ID # 284101) .
  • Member of the Association for International Cooperation and Research in Steel -Concrete Composite Structures, (January 1989-present) .
  • Member of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering,(January 1997-present) .
  • Member of International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, (January 1994-present) .
  • Member of Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software, Asian Institute of Technology, (May 1996-present, ID # D51-0450-1096) .
  • Member of Society of Civil Engineers, Turkey, (January 1970-present) .
  • Member of Center of

  Membership of Editorial Boards

  International Journals:

  • International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering, (2011-present).

  • The Centre of Excellence for Fundamental Studies in Structural Engineering, (2009-present).

  • Computers and Structures, An International Journal, (2009-present) .
  • Design Optimization: International Journal for Product and Process Improvement, UK, (1999-2000) .
  • International Journal of Structural Engineering Review, U.K. (1995-1997) .
  • Asian Journal of Structural Engineering, Iran, (1995-1996) .
  • Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), Iran, (1999-present) .
  • The Open Civil Engineering Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, USA, (2007-Present) .
  • The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, USA, (2007-Present) .

  International Conferences:

  • The First International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, 20-22 August 1991, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • The Fifth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing and Artificial Intelligence, CIVIL-COMP 93, 17th-19th August 1993, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • The Sixth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing and Artificial Intelligence, CIVIL-COMP 95, 28th-30th August 1995, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
  • The Mouchel Centenary Conference on Innovation in Civil and Structural Engineering, 19th-21st August 1997, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
  • The Fifth International Conference on Computer Aided Optimum design of Structures OPTI-97, 8th-10th September 1997, Rome, Italy .
  • The International Conference on Intelligent Information Systems, 8th-10th December 1997, Nassau, Bahamas .
  • The Seventh International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing and Artificial Intelligence, CIVIL-COMP 99, 13-15 September 1999, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.
  • MSMS 2001, Second International Conference on Mechanics of Structures, Materials and Systems, 14-16 February 2001, University of Wollongong, Australia .
  • The Eight International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing and Artificial Intelligence, CIVIL-COMP 2001, 19-21 September 2001, Eisenstadt, nr Vienna, Austria .
  • The Ninth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, CIVIL-COMP 2003, 2-4 September 2001, Egmond-aan-Zee, The Netherlands .
  • The Tenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing and Artificial Intelligence, CIVIL-COMP 2005, 30th August- 2nd September 2005, Rome, Italy.
  • The Eighth International Concrete Conference & Exhibition, Concrete in Hot & Aggressive Environments, 27th-29th November 2006, Bahrain Society of Engineers, Bahrain .
  • The Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing and Artificial Intelligence, CIVIL-COMP 2007, 18th – 21st September 2007, St. Julians, Malta.
  • The Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing and Artificial Intelligence, CIVIL-COMP 2009, 1st – 4th September 2009, Madeira, Portugal.
  • The Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2009, 14-17 September 2010, Valencia, Spain .

  National Conferences:

  • The Second National Conference on Steel structures, Chamber of Civil Engineers Eskişehir Branch, 3-4 May 2007, Eskişehir, Turkey .

  International Refereed Journal

  1. K.I. Majid, M.P. Saka and T. Celik, The Theorems of Structural Variation Generalized for Rigidly Jointed Frames, Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, London, Vol. 65, Dec., pp: 839-856, 1978 .
  2. K.I.Majid, P. Stojanovsky and M.P. Saka, Minimum Cost Topological Design of Steel Sway Frames, The Structural Engineer, Vol. 58 B, March, No.1, pp:14-20, 1980 .
  3. M.P. Saka, Shape Optimization of Trusses, Journal of Structural Division, ASCE Vol. 106, ST5, May, pp:1155-1174, 1980 .
  4. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Rigidly Jointed Frames, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 11, No. 5, May, pp:411-419 . , 1980 .
  5. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Nonlinear Space Trusses, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp:545-551, 1988 .
  6. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Pin Jointed Steel Structures with Practical Applications, J. of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 116, No.10,Oct. pp:2599-2620, 1990 .
  7. M.P. Saka, Optimum Geometry Design of Roof Trusses by Optimality Criteria Method, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 38, No.1, pp:83-92, 1991 .
  8. M.P. Saka and M. S. Hayalioglu,Optimum Design of Geometrically Nonlinear Elastic-Plastic steel Frames, J . of Computers and Structures, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp:329-344, 1991 .
  9. M.P. Saka, Finite Element Application of Theorems of Structural Variation, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 41, No.3, pp:519-530, 1991 .
  10. M.P. Saka and M. Ulker, Optimum Design of Geometrically Nonlinear Space Trusses, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp:1387-1396, 1991 .
  11. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Steel Frames with Stability Constraints, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp:1365 - 1377, 1991 .
  12. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Multi-story structures with Shear Walls, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp:925-936, 1992 .
  13. M. S. Hayalioglu and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Geometrically Nonlinear Elastic-Plastic Steel Frames with Tapered Members, J. of Computers and Structure, Vol. 44, pp: 915-924, 1992 .
  14. B. Ahmadi and M.P. Saka, Behavior of Composite Timber Concrete Floors, J. of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 119, Nov., pp:3111-3130, 1993 .
  15. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Steel Frames with Tapered Members, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol.63, No. 4, pp. 797-811, 1996 .
  16. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Grillage Systems Using Genetic Algorithm, Journal of Computer aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 13, pp:223-238, 1998 .
  17. M.P. Saka and E. Kameshki, Optimum Design of Nonlinear Elastic Framed Domes, Journal of Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 29, No.7-9, pp.519-528, 1998 .
  18. M.P. Saka, The Theorems of Structural Variation for Solid and Cubic Elements, Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 68, pp:89-100, 1998.
  19. M.P. Saka and E. Kameshki, Optimum Design of Unbraced Rigid Frames Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 69, pp:433-442, 1998 .
  20. S. S. Al-Mosawi and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Single Core Shear Walls Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 71, No.2, pp:143-162, 1999 .
  21. S. Weld Ali and M.P. Saka, Optimum Geometry and Spacing Design of Roof Trusses According to BS5950 Using Genetic algorithm, Design Optimization, International Journal for Product and Process Improvement, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.198-219, 1999 .
  22. U. Uzman, A. Daloglu and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Parabolic and Circular Arches with Varying Cross-Section, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 5, Nov., pp.465-476, 1999 .
  23. M.P. Saka, The theorems of Structural Variation for Grillage systems, Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 77, pp:413-421, 2000 .
  24. S.S. Al-Mosawi and M.P. Saka, Optimum Shape Design of Cold-Formed Thin- Walled Steel Sections, Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 31, No. 11, pp:851-862, 2000 .
  25. M.P. Saka, A. Daloglu and F. Malhas, Optimum Spacing Design of Grillage Systems using Genetic Algorithm, Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 31, No. 11, pp:863-873, 2000 .
  26. A. Sanad and M.P. Saka, Prediction of the Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams by Artificial Neural Networks, Journal of Structural Engineering, The American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 127, No. 7, pp:818- 828, 2001 .
  27. E. S. Kameshki and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Nonlinear Steel Frames with Semi-Rigid Connections Using a Genetic Algorithm, Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 79, pp:1593-1604, 2001 .
  28. E.S. Kameshki and M.P. Saka, Genetic Algorithm Based Optimum Bracing Design of Non-Swaying Tall Frames , Journal of Constructional Steel Research, An International Journal, U.K., Vol. 57, pp:1081-1097, 2001 .
  29. E.S. Kameshki and M.P. Saka, Genetic Algorithm Based Optimum Design of Nonlinear Steel Frames with Various Semi-Rigid Connections, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, An International Journal, U.K., Vol. 59, 1,pp:109-134, 2003 .
  30. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Pitched Roof Steel Frames with Haunched Rafters by Genetic algorithm, Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 81,pp:1967-1978, 2003.
  31. I. Amayreh and M.P. Saka, Failure Load Prediction of Castellated Beams Using Artificial Neural Networks, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp:35-54, 2005 .
  32. M.P. Saka, The theorems of structural variation for rectangular finite elements for plate flexure, J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 83, pp:2442-2452, 2005 .
  33. M.P. Saka, Discussion of Design of Steel frames Using Ant Colony optimization by C. V. Camp, B. J. Bichon and S. P. Stovall, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 7, July, pp:1179-1180, 2006.
  34. A. A. Khalaf and M.P. Saka, Evolutionary Structural Design of Steel gusset plates, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, An International Journal, U.K., Vol. 63, pp: 71-81, 2007. 
  35. E.S.Kameshki and M.P. Saka, Optimum Geometry Design of Nonlinear Braced Domes using Genetic Algorithm, Computers and Structures, An International Journal, Vol. 85, 1-2, 71-79, 2007. 
  36. M.P. Saka, Optimum Geometry Design of Geodesic Domes Using Harmony search Algorithm, Advances in Structural Engineering, An International Journal, Vol. 10, No.6, 595-606, 2007. 
  37. M.P. Saka, Optimum Topological Design of Geometrically Nonlinear single Layer Latticed Domes Using Coupled Genetic Algorithm, Computers and Structures, An International Journal, Vol. 85, 21-22, 1635-1646, 2007.
  38. S. O. Degertekin, M.P. Saka, M. S. Hayalioglu, Optimal Load and Resistance Factor Design of Non-Linear Steel Space Frames via Tabu Search and Genetic Algorithm, Engineering Structures, Vol. 30, 197-205, 2008.
  39. F. Erdal and M.P. Saka, Effect of Beam Spacing in the Harmony search based optimum design of grillages, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 9, No: 3, 215-228, 2008 .
  40. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Steel Swaying Frames To BS5950 Using Harmony Search Algorithm, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, An International Journal, Vol. 65, No. 1, 36-43, 2009 .
  41. S. Carbas and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Single Layer Network Domes Using Harmony Search Method, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 10, No: 1, 97-112, 2009.
  42. M.P. Saka and F. Erdal, Harmony Search Based Algorithm for The Optimum Design of Grillage Systems To LRFD-AISC, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 38, No: 1, 25-41, 2009.
  43. O. Hasançebi, S. Çarbaş, E. Doğan, F. Erdal, M.P. Saka, Performance evaluation of metaheuristic search techniques in the optimum design of real size pin jointed structures, Computers and Structures, An International Journal, Vol. 87, No: 5-6, 284-302, 2009.
  44. O. Hasançebi, F. Erdal and M.P. Saka, Optimum design of geodesic steel domes under code provisions using metaheuristic techniques, International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 2, 88-103, 2009.
  45. E. Doğan, O. Hasançebi and M.P. Saka, A Refinement of Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization for Large-Scale Truss Structures, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 3, 321-334, 2009.
  46. O. Hasançebi, S. Çarbaş and M.P. Saka, Improving the Performance of Simulated Annealing in Large-Scale Structural Optimization, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 41, 2, 189-203, 2010.
  47. O. Hasançebi, F. Erdal and M.P. Saka, An Adaptive Harmony Search Method for Structural Optimization, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, (Accepted for publication), 2010.
  48.   O. Hasançebi , S. Çarbaş, E. Doğan, F. Erdal, M. P. Saka, Comparison of Non-Deterministic Search Techniques in The Optimum Design of Real Size Steel Frames, Computers and Structures, An International Journal, 88, 17-18, 1033-1048, 2010.

  49.  E. Doğan and M. P. Saka, Optimum Design of Unbraced Steel Frames to LRFD-AISC Code Using Particle Swarm Optimization, Advances in Engineering Software, (Accepted for Publication), 2011.

  50.  F. Erdal, E. Dogan and M. P. Saka, Optimum design of cellular beams using harmony search and particle swarm optimizer, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 67, 2, 237-247, 2011.

  51.  İ. Aydoğdu and M. P. Saka, Ant colony optimization of irregular steel frames including effect of warping, Advances in Engineering Software, (Accepted for Publication), 2011.

  52.  O. Hasançebi, T. Bahçelioğlu, Ö. Kurç and M. P. Saka, Optimum Design of High-rise Steel Buildings Using an Evolution Strategy Integrated Parallel Algorithm, Computer and Structures, An International Journal, (accepted for publication), 2011.

  53.  S. Carbas and M. P. Saka, Optimum topology design of various geometrically nonlinear latticed domes using improved harmony search algorithm, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, (accepted for publication), 2011.

 Publications Under Review

  • M. P. Saka and Z. W. Geem, “Mathematical Modeling for design optimization of steel frames: A Review”, Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, T-11-0112, 2011.

 Special Lecture and Keynote speaker

  1. Invited to give a special lecture in the Ninth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, 2-4 September 2003, Egmond-aan-Zee, The Netherlands, titled “Optimization Design of Skeletal Structures- A Review”.
  2. Invited to give a special lecture in the Eleventh International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, 18-21 September 2007, St. Julians, Malta, titled “Optimum Design of Steel frames Using Stochastic Search Techniques- A Review”.
  3. Keynote Speech titled “Optimum Design of Steel Skeletal Structures Using Natural Optimization Techniques” in 9th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, September 27-30, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, 2010.

Chapters in Books

  • Chapter 10: “Optimization Design of Skeletal Structures- A Review” in a book titled “Progress in Civil and Structural Engineering Computing”, Edited by B. H. V. Topping, Saxe-Coburg Publications, U.K, ISBN: 1-874672-20-9, pp: 237-284, 2003.
  • Chapter 6, “Optimum Design of Steel Frames using Stochastic Search Techniques Based on Natural Phenomena: A Review”, in a book titled “Civil Engineering Computations: Tools and Techniques”, Edited by B. H. V. Topping, Saxe-Coburgh Publications, UK, ISBN: 978-1-874672-32-6, pp:105-147, 2007.
  • Section 2.3, “Structural Design”, of the Chapter titled “Recent Advances in Harmony Search” in a book titled “Advances in Evolutionary Algorithms”, InTech Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-902613-32-5, May, 2008.
  • Chapter 8, “Optimum Design of Steel Skeleton Structures”, in a book titled “Music-inspired Harmony Search Algorithm, Theory and Applications”, Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 191, Ed. Z. W. Geem, ISBN: 978-3-642-00184-0, Springer, 2009.
  • Chapter 7, “Design Code Optimization of Steel Structures Using Adaptive Harmony Search Algorithm”, in a book titled “Harmony Search Algorithms for Structural Design Optimization”, Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Ed. Z. W. Geem, Vol. 239, ISBN: 978-3-642-03449-7, Springer, 2009.
  • Chapter 2, “Optimization in Structural Engineering”, in a book titled “Optimization in Civil and Environmental Engineering”, Old City Publishing, (Expected to be published in Spring, 2011).
  • Chapter 7, “Optimization of Offshore Structures” in the book titled “Stochastic Analysis of Offshore Steel structures”, An analytical appraisal By H. Karadeniz, Springer, 2011, (Under Preparation).
  • Chapter 17, “Harmony Search Algorithms in Structural Engineering”, in the book titled “Computational Optimization and Applications in Engineering and Industry”, Springer, (expected to be published in Fall, 2011).

Proceedings of International Conferences

  1. K. I. Majid and M. P. Saka, Optimum Shape Design of Rigidly Jointed Frames, Proceedings of Symposium on Application of Computer Methods in Engineering, Vol. 1, pp:521-532, University of Southern California, USA, August, 1977 .
  2. M.P. Saka, Structural Shape Optimization - A Review , Proceedings of 15th Yugoslavian Congress of the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, pp:135-145, 1-5 June 1981, Kupari, Yugoslavia.
  3. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Grillages Including Warping, Proceedings of International Symposium on Optimum Structural Design, pp:9-13 to 9-20, 19-22 Oct. 1981, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA .
  4. M.P. Saka, Minimum Cost Topological Design of Trusses, Proceedings of International Symposium on Optimum Structural Design, pp:10-41 to 10-46, 19-22 Oct. 1981, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.
  5. M. P. Saka, The use of Approximating Programming in the Optimum Structural Design, Proceedings of International Symposium on Mathematics Organized on the memory of Prof. Nazim Terzioglu, 15-25 Sept. 1982, University of Black Sea, Trabzon, Turkey .
  6. P. Stajonovsky and M.P. Saka, Optimizacija Konfiguracija Elicmh Ramovskih Konstruckja, Proceedings of Symposium of Yugoslavian Structural Engineers, 25-28 April 1982, Novcat, Yugoslavia.
  7. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Space Trusses with Buckling Constraints, Proceedings of Third International Conference on Space Structures, pp:656-660, 11-14 Sept. 1984, University of Surrey, Guilford, U.K.
  8. M.P. Saka and T. Celik, Nonlinear Analysis of Space Trusses by Theorems of Structural Variation, CIVIL-COMP 85, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing,Vol. 2, pp:153-158, Dec. 1985, London, U.K.
  9. T. Celik and M.P. Saka, The Theorems of Structural Variation in their General form, SECTAM XI, Proceedings of Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Vol. II, pp:726-731, University of Southern California, April 1986, USA.
  10. M.P. Saka, Optimum design of Steel Grillage Systems, Proceedings of Third International Conference on Steel Structures, pp:273-290,Singapore Structural Steel Society, March, 1987, Singapore .
  11. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Nonlinear Space Trusses, CIVIL-COMP87, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Vol. 1, pp:279-284, Institution of Civil Engineers, Sept. 1987, London, U.K.
  12. M.P. Saka and B. Attili, Shape Optimization of Space Trusses, Proceedings of International Conference on the Design and Construction of Non-conventional Structures, Vol. 2, pp:115-121, Dec.,1987, London, U.K.
  13. A. Barakat and M.P. Saka, Lateral Load Analysis of Irregular Tall Buildings by Microcomputers, SECTAM XIV, Proceedings of Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, The University of Missisippi, April 1988, USA.
  14. A. R. Buzdar and M.P. Saka, Basic Concepts in Planning New Engineering Laboratories - Case Study of Bahrain University, Proceedings of Regional Conference on Establishing Engineering Laboratories in Colleges of Engineering, March 1988, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.
  15. M.P. Saka, E. El-Khatip and B. Ahmadi, Effect of Curing methods on the Durability of Concrete in Aggressive Environments, Proceedings of International Conference on Re-evaluation of Concrete Structures, pp:47-57, July 1988 Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  16. M.P. Saka, Optimum Slope Design of Roof Trusses, Proceedings of The First International conference in Civil engineering, pp: 45-67, March 1989, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.
  17. M.P. Saka, S. Al-Mosawi and S. Hussain, Computer Aided Design of Composite Slabs with Profiled Steel Sheeting, Proceedings of The First International conference in Civil engineering, pp:77-101, March, 1989, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.
  18. M.P. Saka, Optimum Shape Selection in Roof trusses, Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on Structural Faults and Repair, June 1989, London, U.K.
  19. M.P. Saka and A. R. Buzdar, Nonlinear Analysis of Strip Foundations through Microcomputers, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Foundation and Tunnels, September 1989, Institute of Education, University of London, U.K.
  20. M.P. Saka and M. Ulker, Optimum Design of Geometrically Non-linear Space Trusses, CIVIL-COMP89, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Vol. 2, pp:175-184, September 1989, City University, London, U.K.
  21. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Steel Frames with Stability Constraints, CIVIL-COMP89, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Vol. 2, pp:141-155, September 1989, City University, London, U.K.
  22. M.P. Saka, Optimum design of Multi-Story Structures with Shear Walls, Proceeding of International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Vol. 1, pp:149-160, 20-22 August 1991, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U. K.
  23. M.P. Saka, Finite Element Applications of the Theorems of Structural Variation, Proceeding of International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Vol. 1, pp:137-148, 20-22 August 1991, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U. K.
  24. M. S. Hayalioglu and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Geometrically Nonlinear Elastic-Plastic Steel Frames with Tapered Members, Proceeding of First International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, 20-22 August 1991, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U. K.
  25. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Composite Slabs with Profiled Steel, Parts 1 & 2, ICCS-3, Proceedings of Third International Conference on Steel and Concrete Structures, pp:497-508, 26-29 September 1991, Fukuoka, Japan .
  26. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Steel Frames with Tapered Members, CIVIL-COMP 93, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, pp:63-79, 17-19 August 1993, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.
  27. M.P. Saka and E. S. Kameshki, Optimum Design of Multi-Story Unbraced Frames, Proceeding of Second International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Vol. J, pp:27-34, 30th August-1st September 1994, Athens, Greece.
  28. M.P. Saka, The Theorems of Structural Variation for solid and Cubic Elements, CIVIL-COMP 95, Vol.: Developments in Computational Techniques for Structural Engineering, pp:261-272, August 1995, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
  29. M.P. Saka and E. S. Kameshki, Optimum Design of Nonlinear Elastic Framed Domes, CIVIL-COMP 95, Vol.: Developments in Computational Techniques for Structural Engineering, pp:295-304, August 1995, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
  30. A. Al-Tamimi and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Reinforced Concrete Frames According to BS 8110, CIVIL-COMP 95, Vol. : Developments in Computer Aided Design and Modeling for Structural Engineering, pp:91-100, August 1995, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
  31. U. Uzman, A. Daloglu and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Arches with Varying cross-section, CIVIL-COMP 95,Vol: Developments in Computational Technique for Civil Engineering, pp:227-235, August 1995, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U. K.
  32. A. Sanad and M.P. Saka, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Using Neural Networks Proceedings of the Second International Conference in Civil Engineering on Computer applications, Research and Practice, Vol. 1, pp:69-84, 6-8 April 1996, University of Bahrain, Bahrain .
  33. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Steel Grillage Systems Using Genetic Algorithm, Proceedings of the Second International Conference in Civil Engineering on Computer Applications, Research and Practice, Vol. 1, pp:285-296, 6-8 April 1996, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.
  34. M.P. Saka, A.Daloglu and F.Malhas, Optimum Spacing Design of Grillage Systems Using Genetic Algorithm, The Mouchel Centenary Conference on Innovation in Civil and Structural Engineering, Vol. E, pp: 137-148, 19-21 August 1997, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U. K.
  35. M.P. Saka, The Theorems of Structural Variation for Grillage systems, The Mouchel Centenary Conference on Innovation in Civil and Structural Engineering, Vol. E, pp:101-111, 19-21 August 1997, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
  36. S. Al-Mosawi and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Cold Formed Thin Walled Steel Sections, The Mouchel Centenary Conference on Innovation in Civil and Structural Engineering, Vol. C, pp:215-228,19-21 August 1997, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
  37. M.P. Saka and E. Kameshki, Optimum Design of Multi-Story Sway Steel Frames to BS5950 using Genetic Algorithm, The Fourth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, pp:135-141,18th-20th August 1998 Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
  38. A. Sanad and M.P. Saka, Prediction of Ultimate Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams Using Neural Network, CIVIL-COMP 99, The Seventh International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, pp:147-157, 13th-15th September 1999, Oxford, England.
  39. S. Weldali and M.P. Saka, Optimum Geometry and Spacing Design of Roof Trusses based on BS5950 using Genetic Algorithm, CIVIL-COMP 99, The Seventh International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, pp:119-130, 13th-15th September 1999, Oxford, England.
  40. E.S. Kameshki and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Nonlinear Steel Frames with Semi-Rigid Connections Using a Genetic Algorithm, CIVIL-COMP 99, The Seventh International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, pp:95-105, 13-15 September 1999, Oxford, England.
  41. H.M. Assiri and M.P. Saka, Condition Assessment of Deteriorated Reinforced Concrete Structural Components in the Bahrain Aluminum Smelter (ALBA), Proceeding of 6th International Conference on Deterioration and Repair of Reinforced Concrete in the Arabian Gulf, 23rd-25th October 2000, pp:761-782, Bahrain Society of Engineers, Bahrain.
  42. E.S. Kameshki and M.P.Saka, A Genetic Algorithm Based Optimum Bracing Design of Non-Sway Tall Steel Frames, Proceeding of 5th International Conference in Computational Structures Technology, pp:111-119, 6-8 September 2000,,Leuven, Belgium.
  43. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Pitched Roof Steel Frames with haunched Rafters by genetic algorithm, CIVIL-COMP 01, The Eighth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Paper 46, 19th-21th September 2001, Einsenstadt, Austria .
  44. M.P. Saka, The theorems of structural variation for rectangular finite elements for plate flexure, CIVIL-COMP 03, The Ninth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, 2-4 September 2003, Egmond-aan-Zee, The Netherlands .
  45. S. Savas, M. Ulker and M.P. Saka, Evolutionary Topological Design of three-dimensional Solid Structures, CIVIL-COMP 03, The Ninth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, 2-4 September 2003, Egmond-aan-Zee, The Netherlands.
  46. E. S. Kameshki and M.P. Saka, Optimum Geometry Design of Non-linear braced domes using genetic algorithm, Paper No. 294, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Computational Structures technology, Editors: B.H.V. Topping and C. A Mota Soares, Civil-Comp Press, 7-9 September 2004, Lisbon, Portugal.
  47. A. A. Khalaf and M.P. Saka, Evolutionary Structural Design of Steel gusset Plates, The Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Paper No. 122, CIVIL-COMP 05, 30th August-2nd September 2005, Rome, Italy .
  48. F. Erdal and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of grillage systems using the harmony search algorithm, Proceedings of The Eighth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2006, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 12-15 September 2006. 
  49. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Steel Swaying Frames To BS5950 Using Harmony Search Algorithm, Proceedings of The Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, 18-21 September 2007, St. Julians, Malta. 
  50. F. Erdal and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Cellular Beams Using The Harmony Search Method, Proceedings of The Ninth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Paper No:81, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlings, Scotland, 2008.
  51. S. Carbas and M.P. Saka, A Harmony Search Algorithm for Optimum Topological Design of Single Layer Lamella Domes, Proceedings of The Ninth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Paper No:50, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlings, Scotland, 2008.
  52. E. Doğan and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Unbraced Steel Frames to The LRFD-AISC Code Using Particle Swarm Optimization, Proceedings of The Ninth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Paper No:48, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlings, Scotland, 2008.
  53. F. Erdal and M.P. Saka, Optimum design of castellated beams using harmony search method, 8th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, June 1-5, 2009, Lizbon, Portugal.
  54. E. Doğan and M.P. Saka, Particle swarm design optimization of moment resisting steel frames with semi-rigid connections to LRFD-AISC, 8th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, June 1-5, 2009, Lizbon, Portugal.
  55. S. Carbas, I. Aydoğdu and M.P. Saka, An adaptive harmony search algorithm based optimum design of steel frames according to LRFD-AISC, 8th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, June 1-5, 2009, Lizbon, Portugal .
  56. I. Aydoğdu and M.P. Saka, Ant colony optimization of irregular steel frames including effect of warping, Civil-Comp 09, The Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, 1-4 September, 2009, Madeira, Portugal.
  57. O. Hasançebi, T. Bahçelioğlu, Ö. Kurç and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of High-Rise Steel Buildings Using an Evolution Strategy Integrated Parallel Algorithm, Civil-Comp 09, The Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, 1-4 September, 2009, Madeira, Portugal.
  58. M.P. Saka, I. Aydoğdu and O. Hasançebi, Evaluation of recent improvements in harmony search based structural optimization algorithms, The Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, 14-17 September 2010, Valencia, Spain.
  59. A. Akın and M.P. Saka, Optimum design of concrete cantilever retaining walls using harmony search algorithm, The Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, 14-17 September 2010, Valencia, Spain.
  60. A. Akın and M.P. Saka, Optimum detailed design of RC continuous beams using harmony search algorithm, The Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, 14-17 september 2010, Valencia, Spain.
  61. S. Savaş, M. Ülker and M.P. Saka, Evalutionary structural optimization of three dimesional solids under impact loads, The Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, 14-17 September 2010, Valencia, Spain.
  62. A. Akın and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of RC Column Sections Subjected to Axial Force andUniaxial/Biaxial Bending Using Harmony Search Algorithm, 9th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 27-30 September 2010, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
  63. A. Akın and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Concrete Cantilever Retaining Walls Using Harmony Search Algorithm, 9th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 27-30 September 2010, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey.
  64. S. Çarbaş and M.P. Saka, Optimum design of cold-formed open thin-walled sections using harmony search algorithm , 9th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 27-30 September 2010, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey.
  65. O. Hasancebi, S. Carbas and M. P. Saka, A Reformation of Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Large-Scale Structural Optimization, Proc. of The 19 Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, 6-9 September 2011, Chania, Crete, Greece.
  66. O. Hasancebi, S. Carbas and M. P. Saka, A Reformation of Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Large-Scale Structural Optimization, Proc. of The Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, 6-9 September 2011, Chania, Crete, Greece.
  67. S. Carbas, E. Dogan, F. Erdal, M. P. Saka, Comparison of Metaheuristic Techniques in Finding The Solutions of Optimization Problems, 2nd International Symposium on Computing in Science and Engineering, June 1-4, 2011, Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey.

Technical Reports

  • B.H. Ahmadi and M.P. Saka Improvement and Cost Saving for Composite Wood-Concrete Floor Construction in Bahrain,Technical Report No. 18, Research Sponsored by Bahrain Center for Studies and Research, November 1991, Bahrain .
  • M.P. Saka, A. Akın ve İ. Aydoğdu, Optimum Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures under Earthquake Loadings, Technical Report No: 106M490, TÜBİTAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council), October, 2010 .
  • O. Hasançebi, M. P. Saka, Ö.Kurç, S. Çarbaş, E. Doğan, F. Erdal, T. Bahçecioğlu, “Optimum Design of 3-D Steel Frames using Stochastic Optimization Techniques and Applications in Structural Engineering in Turkey”, Technical Report No: 108M070, TÜBİTAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council), January, 2011, Turkey.

  Publications in Turkish

  1. M.P. Saka, The Application of the Theorems of Structural Variation to Rigidly Jointed Frames, Journal of Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Turkey,Vol. 34, No. 6, 1976 .
  2. M.P. Saka, The Application of the Theorems of Structural Variation in Shape Optimization of Structures, Proceeding of Sixth Scientific Congress, Turkish Science and Research Council, Ankara, Turkey, October, 1977 .
  3. M.P. Saka, The Application of Theorems of structural Variation to frames with Tapered Members, Journal of Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, Vol. 37, No. 6, 1979 .
  4. M.P. Saka, Optimization Techniques, Lecture Notes, Published by State Academy of Engineering and Architecture, Elazig, Turkey, Publication No: 6, 1982 .
  5. M.P. Saka and N. Cihan, Optimum Design of Space Trusses by Optimality Criteria Method, Proceedings of Third National Congress of Mechanics, Bursa, Turkey, September, 1983 .
  6. R. Erdol, M.P. Saka and I. Sungur, The Effect of Warping in the Analysis of Grillages, Proceedings of Third National Congress of Mechanics, Bursa, Turkey, September 1983 .
  7. O. Demir and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Space Trusses by Mathematical Programming, Proceedings of Third National Congress of Mechanics, Bursa, Turkey, September 1983 .
  8. A. Turhan, M.P. Saka and I. Sungur, Nonlinear Analysis of Space Trusses Proceedings of Fourth National Congress of Mechanics , Istanbul Turkey, September, 1985 .
  9. M.P. Saka and O. Hartavi, Elastic-Plastic Analysis Frames with Tapered Members, Proceedings of Fourth National Congress of Mechanics, Istanbul, Turkey, September, 1985 .
  10. M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of trusses by Mathematical Programming, Proceedings Fifth National Congress of Mechanics, Bursa, Turkey, September, 1987.
  11. İ. Aydoğdu and M.P. Saka, Effect of warping in the analysis of irregular 3D steel frames under the lateral loads, Proceedings of Fifteenth National Congress of Mechanics, pp: 167-176, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, 3-7 September, 2007 .
  12. E. Doğan and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Steel Frames Using Particle Swarm Optimization Method According To LRFD-AISC, Proceedings of Sixteenth National Congress of Mechanics, Paper ID:49, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey, 22-26 June, 2009.
  13. F. Erdal and M.P. Saka, Optimum Design of Cellular Beams Using Harmony Search Method, Proceedings of Sixteenth National Congress of Mechanics, Paper ID:50, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey, 22-26 June, 2009.
  14. S. Çarbaş and M.P. Saka, Optimum Topology Design of Single Layer Lamella Domes Using Harmony Search Method, Proceedings of Sixteenth National Congress of Mechanics, Paper ID:51, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey, 22-26 June, 2009.

  Scholarships

  • Ministry of Education, Government of Turkey, scholarship for studying Ph.D., 1971 .
  • UNESCO Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research, 1977 .

  Awards

  • TELFORD PREMIUM: Awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers, London in 1979 for the paper titled The Theorems of Structural Variation Generalized for Rigidly Jointed Frames published in Proceedings of ICE, London, U.K. together with Prof. K. I. Majid and Dr. T. Celik.
  • Given an Academic Excellence Award by the University Administration for his outstanding academic performance in College of Engineering between 1994-1996 .
  • Included in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, in each volume from 1998 to 2005.
  • Included in 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century, International Biographical Center, Cambridge CB2 3QP, England .
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