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European University of Lefke is an institution of higher learning, located in the Northern Cyprus Nicosia District town of Lefka, overlooking Morphou Bay. Founded in 1989 by Cyprus Science Foundation, the university opened in 1990 as a member of the Balkan Universities Network, and offers 5 faculties, 5 vocational programs, 28 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs, which are approved by Turkey's Council of Higher Education . The main goal of the EUL is to be a top quality university according to European and international standards. The “philosophy” of the EUL is “science and education are universal in our age,” thus the EUL provides a broad range of contemporary education and is committed to maintaining international standards of excellence with all degree programmes accredited and recognized by the higher education authorities around the world.The university campus is 45 minutes from the capital Nicosia, 60 minutes from Ercan Airport and the city of Kyrenia and 80 minutes from the city of Famagusta.EUL is an international university with a population of students from 35 different countries and has distinguished and experienced academic staff from around the world. EUL offers 7 Associate, 33 Undergraduate and 12 Postgraduate programmes.The primary mission of the EUL is to have a young generation equipped to become competent, self-confident, contemporary, creative and independent individuals who are able to cope with all the challenges of the global world, thus contributing to the development of the region and international community.EUL has also signed agreements and memorandums of “understanding” with some of UK, USA, European, Asian, and Turkish universities. Besides international partnership with other universities, the University has also become a member of the various worldwide prestigious associations in the higher education sector.What does EUL offer?Modern Campus with all facilities ,Fully equipped comfortable dormitories within the university,World class education in English with the most economical tuition feesAcademic Achievement ScholarshipsDean of Students, who assists students in anything and everythingUnique Mediterranean climate, calm and safe campus, attractive history and environment, student clubs and multicultural social activities,English Preparatory School on Campus and Academic English Courses in UK,Academic staff and student exchange programs.EUL's facilities are extensive:Library that has an area of 2,500m², 240 sitting and 300,000 book capacities.The European University of Lefke gives paramount importance to the integration of appropriate information technologies and the establishment of research centres in all aspects of education. Currently EUL has 5 Research Centres.16 computerised laboratories, run by various faculties are also at students’ service.English Preparatory School, Writing Centre, Life Long Learning Centre and Student Coordination and Career Centre are all within the framework of Study Support at EUL.The Dean of Students’ Office plays an important role in maintaining and enriching a sense of community at the European University of Lefke.EUL sports complex is 4,800 m² and it accommodates: Fitness, Table Tennis, Squash, Step Aerobics, Miniature Football Fields, Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball.“EUL FUN CLUB”: there are various live and DJ performances that take place every weekend. Throughout the week, various music and dance groups of the EUL use the club for their rehearsals and practice.EUL TV StationEUL FM is a volunteer run university community radio station with close links to the Faculty of Communication science. There are about sixty students, lecturers and volunteers from the Lefke contents/27 Wikipedia.

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Redif S.,European University of Lefke | McWhirter J.G.,University of Cardiff | Weiss S.,University of Strathclyde
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing | Year: 2011

The problem of paraunitary (PU) filter bank design for subband coding has received considerable attention in recent years, not least because of the energy preserving property of this class of filter banks. In this paper, we consider the design of signal-adapted, finite impulse response (FIR), PU filter banks using polynomial matrix EVD (PEVD) techniques. Modifications are proposed to an iterative, time-domain PEVD method, known as the sequential best rotation (SBR2) algorithm, which enables its effective application to the problem of FIR orthonormal filter bank design for efficient subband coding. By choosing an optimization scheme that maximizes the coding gain at each stage of the algorithm, it is shown that the resulting filter bank behaves more and more like the infinite-order principle component filter bank (PCFB). The proposed method is compared to state-of-the-art techniques, namely the iterative greedy algorithm (IGA), the approximate EVD (AEVD), standard SBR2 and a fast algorithm for FIR compaction filter design, called the window method (WM). We demonstrate that for the calculation of the subband coder, the WM approach offers a low-cost alternative at lower coding gains, while at moderate to high complexity, the proposed approach outperforms the benchmarkers. In terms of run-time complexity, AEVD performs well at low orders, while the proposed algorithm offers a better coding gain than the benchmarkers at moderate to high filter order for a number of simulation scenarios. © 2011 IEEE.

Eleyan A.,European University of Lefke | Demirel H.,Eastern Mediterranean University
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences | Year: 2011

In this paper, a new face recognition technique is introduced based on the gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM). GLCM represents the distributions of the intensities and the information about relative positions of neighboring pixels of an image. We proposed two methods to extract feature vectors using GLCM for face classification. The first method extracts the well-known Haralick features from the GLCM, and the second method directly uses GLCM by converting the matrix into a vector that can be used in the classification process. The results demonstrate that the second method, which uses GLCM directly, is superior to the first method that uses the feature vector containing the statistical Haralick features in both nearest neighbor and neural networks classifiers. The proposed GLCM based face recognition system not only outperforms well-known techniques such as principal component analysis and linear discriminant analysis, but also has comparable performance with local binary patterns and Gabor wavelets. © TÜBITAK.

This paper presents an efficient algorithmic approach to the GPU-based parallel resolution of dense linear systems of extremely large size. A formal transformation of the code of Gauss method allows us to develop for matrix calculations the concept of stripe algorithm, as opposed to that of tile algorithm. Our stripe algorithm is based on the partitioning of the linear system's matrix into stripes of rows and is well suited for efficient implementation on a GPU, using cublasDgemm function of CUBLAS library as the main building block. It is also well adapted to storage of the linear system on an array of solid state devices, the PC memory being used as a cache between the SSDs and the GPU memory. We demonstrate experimentally that our code solves efficiently dense linear systems of size up to 400,000 (160 billion matrix elements) using an NIVDIA C2050 and six 240 GB SSDs. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Yitmen I.,European University of Lefke
EMJ - Engineering Management Journal | Year: 2011

Intellectual Capital (IC) is recognized as a key strategic asset for organizational performance, and innovative solutions and its management is critical for the competitiveness of organizations. The aim of this article is to analyze the relationships among intellectual capital, competitiveness, and innovation drivers in engineering design firms of the Turkish construction industry. The research involves a questionnaire survey administered to engineering firms on intellectual capital constructs, competitiveness, and innovation drivers in construction. The article provides details on how firms can leverage their intellectual capital as the main competitive asset for innovative solutions to offer their clients.

Ademgil H.,European University of Lefke | Haxha S.,University of Kent
Optics Communications | Year: 2012

A novel large mode area photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is proposed in this paper. Numerical investigations demonstrate that an endlessly single-mode PCF with improved large mode area can be realised by introducing higher index material in the cladding region. Here we discuss how the V-parameter and effective mode area of the PCF can be improved by manipulating the cladding region rather than the core region itself. Moreover, the influence of doping levels with respect to confinement loss, chromatic dispersion and bending loss of the proposed PCF is also investigated by employing the full-vectorial finite element method (FEM).© 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Huseyinov I.N.,European University of Lefke
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2011

In this study, based on fuzzy linguistic modelling and fuzzy multi level granulation an adaptation strategy to cognitive/learning styles is presented. Fuzzy if-then rules are utilized to adaptively map cognitive/learning styles of users to their information navigation and presentation preferences through natural language expressions. The important implications of this approach are that, first, uncertain and vague information is handled; second, a mechanism for approximate adaptation at a variety of granulation levels is provided; third, a qualitative linguistic model of adaptation is presented. The proposed approach is close to human reasoning and thereby lowers the cost of solution, and facilitates the design of human computer interaction systems with high level intelligence capability. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Aydin E.,European University of Lefke
Construction and Building Materials | Year: 2016

The construction industry generates large amounts of greenhouse gases, which negatively impact the environment and society. International actions have increased to reduce the carbon footprint of this industry. A way to achieve this target is by promoting a sustainable construction industry e.g., by recycling bottom ash waste for producing ecological products. This paper examines the potential use of coal bottom ash residue, obtained from a brick-producing factory, in cement pastes. The physical, mechanical, and sodium sulfate test results revealed the lightweight nature of the prepared composites, which are suitable for use in brick, tile, paving stone, and controlled low-strength applications. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd

Murugesh V.,European University of Lefke
International Journal of Computer Mathematics | Year: 2010

A novel approach to simulate cellular neural networks (CNN) is presented in this paper. The approach, time-multiplexing simulation, is prompted by the need to simulate hardware models and test hardware implementations of CNN. For practical applications, due to hardware limitations, it is impossible to have a one-to-one mapping between the CNN hardware processors and all the pixels of the image. This simulator provides a solution by processing the input image block by block, with the number of pixels in a block being the same as the number of CNN processors in the hardware. The algorithm for implementing this simulator is presented along with popular numerical integration algorithms. Some simulation results and comparisons are also presented. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

Ulker E.D.,European University of Lefke
Proceedings of 2016 SAI Computing Conference, SAI 2016 | Year: 2016

DNA Fragment Assembly Problem (FAP) is an attractive research topic in the field of bioinformatics. The aim of DNA FAP is to generate DNA sequences as close to the original sequence among the given fragments. Various metaheuristic algorithms are applied to DNA Fragment Assembly Problem to find the best matching scores as well as the optimum fragment orders to obtain the original DNA sequence. In this paper, Harmony Search (HS) algorithm is adapted to DNA FAP by using Smallest Position Value (SPV) rule. SPV is used to convert continuous harmonics to the discrete orders of fragments. The algorithm is tested on three real DNA data sets to ensure its efficiency on FAP. Experimental results show that HS provides good matching scores and can be a good candidate for DNA fragment assembly problems. © 2016 IEEE.

Cellatoglu A.,European University of Lefke | Balasubramanian K.,European University of Lefke
IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology | Year: 2013

It is well known that the lenticular lens screen based stereoscopic display known as autostereoscopy does not call for any special viewing aids for viewing the display screen. This paper reviews the difficulties encountered in autostereoscopy for its adoption to TV and proposes remedies for feasible implementation of autostereoscopic television. Two proposals are made here for relaying multiple angle views of the object with conventional TV equipments. The first approach involves direct transmission of multiple angle views of the video images and their video projection in the receiver onto a double sided lenticular screen. In the second method, the complex picture pattern containing micro line images of multiple views are spatially divided into two parts by registering them in two lenticular screens and subsequently, they are transmitted as video signals. This reduces the spatial density of picture into half of its original and allows them to be captured and transmitted with HDTV system. These two parts of complex picture pattern in the receiver are spatially interleaved to get the full image and is displayed in a lenticular screen fitted LCD monitor. Performance analysis of the systems including the cost involvement is presented. © 2005-2012 IEEE.

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