Alparslan Emrah Bayrak is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University. He joined Lehigh in January 2024.

Dr. Bayrak’s research focuses on bridging computational methods and human cognition to develop human-computer collaboration architectures for the design and control of smart products and systems. He is particularly interested in developing artificial intelligence systems that can effectively collaborate with humans considering unique capabilities of humans and computational systems. His research uses methods from design, controls, game-theory and machine learning as well as human-subject experiments on virtual environments such as video games.

A. Emrah Bayrak
Assistant Professor
(610) 758-4129
Packard Lab 553
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015
MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
BS, Mechatronics Engineering, Sabanci University, 2011

Areas of Research

Design Optimization, Smart System Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Serious Games