Murat Uysal was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1973. He received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 2001.
Dr. Uysal is currently a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey. He also serves as the Founding Director of Center of Excellence in Optical Wireless Communication Technologies (OKATEM). Prior to joining Ozyegin University, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he still holds an adjunct faculty position. Dr. Uysal’s research interests are in the broad areas of communication theory and signal processing with a particular emphasis on the physical layer aspects of wireless communication systems in radio, acoustic and optical frequency bands. He has authored some 250 journal and conference papers on these topics and received more than 6000 citations.
Dr. Uysal is a Senior IEEE member and an active contributor to his professional society. He currently serves as the Chair of IEEE Turkey Section. He leads the EU COST Action OPTICWISE which is a European scientific network for interdisciplinary research activities in the area of optical wireless communications. He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. In the past, he served as an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) Journal, Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT), and Guest Editor of IEEE JSAC Special Issues on Optical Wireless Communication (2009 and 2015). He was involved in the organization of several IEEE conferences at various levels. He served as the Chair of the Communication Theory Symposium of IEEE ICC 2007, Chair of the Communications and Networking Symposium of IEEE CCECE 2008, Chair of the Communication and Information Theory Symposium of IWCMC 2011, TPC Chair of IEEE WCNC 2014, General Chair of IEEE IWOW 2015 and TPC Chair of IEEE PIMRC 2018. Over the years, he has served on the technical program committee of more than 100 international conferences and workshops in the communications area.
Prof Uysal’s distinctions include the Marsland Faculty Fellowship in 2004, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award in 2008, University of Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award in 2010, Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2011 and Ozyegin University Best Researcher Award in 2014 among others.