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Contact Information:

Prof.Dr. Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, METU

Dumlupınar Bul. No 1, Ankara 06800 Turkey
Phone: +90 (312) 210 2318   Fax: +90 (312) 210 2304
E-mail: uelif AT metu DOT edu DOT tr


Recent Presentations of  Research Results:

·         Lazy Schedules for Freshest Data and Optimal Use of Renewable Energy in Networks”, Invited Talk, Micro and Nano Technology Lab, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Sept. 30, 2016.

·         Energy Harvesting Networks”, Invited Talk, Northeastern University, Boston, April 2016.

·         “AGELESS: Scheduling Policies with Age as Objective, Invited Talk, ITA 2016, Information Theory and Applications Workshop, University of California San Diego, Feb. 2016.

·         Age of information: controlling the freshness of status updates under energy constraintsKeynote, ISCIS 2015, Sept. 21, 2015.

 


Research Area:

Network Theory, Energy Efficient Communication, Wireless Networks

Research Group Homepage

Publications

General research perspective : Combining tools of network theory, stochastic networks and optimization, and decision theory with communication and information theories, we construct fundamental problem formulations to advance the technology of networks. We also try to implement some of these results and algorithms inspired by them. 

Opportunity for Undergraduate Research: EEE STAR program


Selected projects :

1.      E-CROPS--- Energy Harvesting Communication Networks: Optimization and Demonstration, ERA-NET 2012-2015

2.      Principles and  Experimental Implementation toward Energy-Efficient Design of Wireless Networks, TUBITAK grant, 2011-2014.

3.      Novel Transmission Techniques for Energy Harvesting Communication Systems, Funded by Turk Telekom, 2012-2013

4.      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.

5.        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.

6.      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.

7.       Energy Efficient Wireless Mobile Networking Technologies to Enable Smart Infrastructures, IBM Faculty Award, 2010.

 

 


Teaching:

Graduate courses at METU:

EE531: Applied Probability: All first year graduate students in communication and networks should  take this course, which emphasizes useful models and results related to discrete stochastic processes that we often use in research.

EE749: Communication Network Analysis

EE637: Digital Radio Communication.

EE590: Graduate Seminar (a course about delivering effective technical presentations.)

Undergraduate courses at METU:

EE435: Telecommunication I

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.

Lecture Notes on Elementary Applied Probability

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


Academic Background:

Previous Academic Positions:

Visiting Scholar, Ohio State U., 2015-2016.

Visiting Scholar, LIDS, MIT, 2014-2015.

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

Education:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering Stanford University (June 2003)
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:

 

Science Academy Young Scientist Prize Scholarship, 2014

IBM Faculty Award, 2010

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.)

Ranked 1 nationally in the University Entrance Examination (OYS) in Turkey (1993.)

Graduated with Rank 1 from METU in 1997.

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)