Dr. Orkun is teaching a course on Electric Vehicles at the SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering.


Dr. Orkun Karabasoglu

Assistant Professor,
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sun Yat-sen University – Carnegie Mellon University
Joint Institute of Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,
Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Founder and Director,
The Laboratory for Intelligent Vehicles and Energy Systems (LIVES)
Affiliated Associate Professor,
School of Electronics and Information Technology
Sun Yat-Sen University
Distinguished Visiting Professor,
School of Computer and Information Technology
Beijing Jiaotong University

TV interview - Orkun Karabasoglu
Professor Orkun Karabasoglu is interviewed about his research on electric vehicles and energy systems. This video clip was aired on Italian TV Channel Rai on Nov 20, 2016 as a part of a documentary on electric vehicles. Click on the image to watch the full video

Dr. Karabasoglu received his PhD and M.Sc. in Mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2013. Later on, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Mechatronics Research Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr. Karabasoglu is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Carnegie Mellon University Joint Institute of Engineering. He is the Founder and Director of The Laboratory for Intelligent Vehicles and Energy Systems (LIVES) which is an externally funded research program. He is an affiliated faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and associate professor at Sun Yat-sen University.

His expertise is in the fields of control, optimization and machine learning with an applied focus on electrified vehicles and smart grid. His team at MIT won the “Innovative Research Analysis Award” with a project on intelligent control of the smart grid. He co-teaches “Optimization in Energy Networks” and “Smart Grids and Future Electric Energy Systems” at Carnegie Mellon University. He designed and taught a new course on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at JIE and several other courses at Beijing Jiaotong University such as “Introduction to Computer Science”, “Programming in Java”, and “Research & Innovation in Engineering. He was the co-organizer of 9th Annual Carnegie Mellon Conference on the Electricity Industry. He was one of the 10 faculty across US to win Israeli Faculty Fellowship in 2014. He was selected as one of the prominent figures by Foshan Government’s Faces of the Year 2015. He is a guest editor for IEEE Design & Test Magazine Special Issue on Energy and Power Management for Electric Vehicles. He has published more than 25 peer reviewed journal and conference papers and has 8 patent applications in US and China. His research has been featured in Bloomberg, Reuters, Fox42 News, Green Car Congress, Environmental Leader, The Wall Street Journal, EV World and etc. Recently, he has been interviewed for a documentary on electric vehicles aired by Italian State Television.

Apart from academics, Dr. Karabasoglu has a keen interest in skydiving and entrepreneurship. He has organized a number of skydiving and networking events in Pittsburgh, USA that attracted hundreds of participants. His recent interest is flying helicopters. He is the co-founder of multiple technology and consultancy start-ups. He has also served as an advisor for some companies in vehicle and battery industry in US and China.