Doç.Dr. Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, METU, Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 (312) 210 2318 Fax: +90 (312) 210 2304
E-mail: uelif AT metu DOT edu DOT tr
Office Hours for Add-Drops:
Thursday Oct 3
Friday Oct 4
NOTE: If you cannot make it to any of these office hours, please send your information to: email@example.com
Results of our energy harvesting WSN testbed to be announced at the 4th International Conference on Energy Aware Computing Systems & Applications
Our project E-CROPS has won a European Chist-ERA grant from the “Green ICT- toward zero-power ICT” program (by ranking 1 among all 18 proposed collaborative projects).
Teaching in Fall 2013:
EE531 Applied Probability: Probability spaces, discrete and continuous stochastic processes, stochastic convergenge and limit theorems, stationarity, autocovariance and power spectral density, Markov processes.
EE531 Time Schedule for Fall 2013
Mondays 14:40-15:30 and Wednesdays 10:40-12:30 in room EA211
Mondays 10:40-12:30 and Wednesdays 14:40-15:30 in room EA312
Communication, Networking, Wireless Networks, Network Information Theory, Wireless Communication.
Wireless Networking research objectives: Developing novel algorithms and techniques for efficient communication over multi-hop wireless networks. We are specifically interested in energy-efficient communication and networking.
General research perspective : Classical communication theory does not address random arrivals of finite-length data. Moreover, when multiple independent data streams (belonging to multiple uses, for example) need to be served on a shared medium, such as the multiple-antenna downlink, one obtains a multiprocessor queueing system of a new kind. We try to combine tools from communication, networking, and information theories toward novel problem formulations and theoretical advances to optimize multiuser communication with random data arrival processes.
Current projects :
1. Principles and Experimental Implementation toward Energy-Efficient Design of Wireless Networks, TUBITAK grant, 2011-2014.
2. E-CROPS--- Energy Harvesting Communication Networks: Optimization and Demonstration, ERA-NET 2012-2015
3. Novel Transmission Techniques for Energy Harvesting Communication Systems, Funded by Turk Telekom, 2012-2013
(see our group webpage to get more information on the projects)
Completed projects :
1. MIMO Networking: From Principles to Protocols. (Funded by NSF,
under the Computing and Communications Foundations Program, 2006-2010.) A
motivating outcome was getting low-complexity scheduling algorithms as the
number of users of the MIMO link grows large. This technique relies on the
existence of near-multually orthogonal sets, or “NEMO”, described in this paper.
2. Minimum Energy High Performance Wireless Communication Network Design: Inter-layer Optimization and Algorithms. (Funded by a TUBITAK "Kariyer" Award, 2007-2010.)
One of the outcomes was a wireless sensor network testbed (here are some pictures) with MICAz motes equipped with magnetic sensors.
3. Narrowband Wireless Ad-hoc Network Design. (Funded by ASELSAN 2009-2010)
Design of a novel highly reliable and scalable wireless ad-hoc network protocol suite.
4. Energy Efficient Wireless Mobile Networking Technologies to Enable Smart Infrastructures, IBM Faculty Award, 2010.
Graduate courses at METU:
EE531: Applied Probability: All first year graduate students in communication and networks are strongly recommended to take this course, which emphasizes useful models and results related to discrete stochastic processes that we use often in research.
EE637: Digital Radio Communication.
EE590: Graduate Seminar (a course about delivering effective technical presentations.)
Undergraduate courses at METU:
EE301: Signals and Systems
EE230 Probability and Random Variables: Probability is a very elegant mathematical theory, fun to learn, and useful in almost every area of specialization.
EE201 Circuit Theory I: This is a solid introduction to the basics of EE, especially system theory.
EE202 Circuit Theory II: Continuation of EE201, with some emphasis on electric power.
Courses at the Ohio State University:
ECE701: Communication Networks ECE894U: Queueing and
Scheduling with Communication Applications
ECE804: Random Signal Analysis
Courses at MIT:
6.041/6.431: Applied Probability 6.262: Discrete Stochastic Proceses
Previous Academic Positions:
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, OSU (The Ohio State University, USA) 2007-2009
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, OSU (The Ohio State University, USA) 2005-2007
Postdoctoral Lecturer, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) 2003-2005
Stanford Graduate Fellow, Information Systems Lab. (Stanford University, California, USA) 1999-2003
Vinton Hayes Fellow and Research Assistant, LIDS, MIT. 1997-1999
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering Stanford University (June
S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology (May 1999)
B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi (ODTU) (June 1997)
Selected awards and distinctions:
Ranked 1 nationally in the University Entrance Examination (OYS) in Turkey (1993.)
Graduated with Rank 1 from METU in 1997.
MIT Vinton Hayes Fellowship (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 1997.
Ranked 1, Ph.D. Qualification Examination of the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University, among 144 candidates (1999.)
Stanford Graduate Fellow (1999-2003.)
Graduated with Rank 1 from TED Ankara Koleji ('93)
Research grant history:
E-CROPS--- Energy Harvesting Communication Networks: Optimization and Demonstration (collaboration with Imperial College, UK, and Eurecom, France) Local Principal Investigator November 2012-November 2015
Novel Transmission Techniques for Energy Harvesting Communication Systems , Funded by Turk Telekom, 2011-2013. Principal Investigator
Principles and Experimental Implementation toward Energy-Efficient Design of Wireless Networks, TUBITAK grant, 2011-2014. Principal Investigator
Energy Efficient Wireless Mobile Networking Technologies to Enable Smart Infrastructures, IBM Faculty Award, 2010. Principal Investigator.
Narrowband Ad-hoc Wireless Network Protocol Design, funded by ASELSAN, 2009-2010.
Minimum Energy High Performance Wireless Communication Network Design: Inter-layer Optimization and Algorithms, funded by the TUBITAK Kariyer program, 2006-2010, Principal Investigator.
Wireless Automation of a Paintshop Control System, funded by Honda of America Manufacturing 2005-2006. Principal Investigator)
MIMO Networking: From Principles to Protocols: funded by NSF (U.S. National Science Foundation) foundations of communication program, 2006-2010 (Co-Principal Investigator, jointly with Professor Gregory Wornell of MIT)
Demo songs made with synthmaster