_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. 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. 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 and optical frequency bands. He has authored some 400 journal and conference papers on these topics and received more than 15.000 citations with an h-index of 59.

Dr. Uysal is an IEEE Fellow and active contributor to his professional society. He was the Chair of IEEE Turkey Section (2015-2019) and the Chair of EU COST Action OPTICWISE (2011-2015). He currently serves as an Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. In the past, he served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC), Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT) as well as Guest Editor of IEEE JSAC (2009 and 2015) and Elsevier Physical Communication (2018). He was involved in the organization of several IEEE conferences at various levels. He served as the TPC Chair of major IEEE conferences including WCNC 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2019 and IEEE VTC-Fall 2019. In addition, he was 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, and General Chair of IEEE IWOW 2015 .

Prof Uysal’s major distinctions include the Marsland Faculty Fellowship in 2004, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award in 2008, University of Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award in 2010, Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2011, Ozyegin University Best Researcher Award in 2014, National Instruments Engineering Impact Award in 2017, Elginkan Foundation Technology Award in 2018 and IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award in 2019 among others.