_MG_1946Murat 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. 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 more than 200 journal and conference papers on these topics.

Dr. Uysal is a Senior IEEE member and an active contributor to his professional society. He currently leads the EU COST Action OPTICWISE which is a high-profile consolidated European scientific platform for interdisciplinary research activities in the emerging area of optical wireless communcations. Dr. Uysal serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) Journal, and Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT). In the past, he served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2003-2011), IEEE Communications Letters (2004-2012), Guest Co-Editor for WCMC Special Issue on MIMO Communications (October 2004) and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on Optical Wireless Communications (December 2009). Over the years, he has served on the technical program committee of more than 80 international conferences and workshops in the communications area.

Dr. Uysal is the recipient of several awards including the Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award, University of Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award, and Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) Award from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) among others.