Honors & Awards

  • National Instruments (NI) Engineering Impact Award, May 2017
  • Listed among the list of Top 100 Turkish Scientists prepared by the leading business magazine Turkishtime, May 2017
  • Plenary Speech, 10th IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and DSP (CSNDSP), July 2016
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2016
  • Plenary Speech, 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July 2014
  • Best Researcher Award, Ozyegin University, June 2014
  • Keynote Speech, 2nd IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom), May 2014
  • Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences, May 2011
  • Engineering Research Excellence Award, University of Waterloo, September 2010
  • Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), June 2008
  • Honorary Mention in the Best Student Paper Award, Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’08), May 2008
  • Second Best Student Paper Award, IEEE 16th Signal Processing, Communication and Applications Conference (SIU’08), April 2008
  • Senior IEEE Member, August 2007
  • Marsland Faculty Fellowship for “recognition of excellence in teaching and research in the area of information and communication technology”, University of Waterloo, September 2004
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE 6th Signal Processing, Communication and Applications Conference (SIU’98), Ankara, Turkey, May 1998