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02/2009-Present     Associate Professor, Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Awarded a research grant by Turk Telekom on a p4p solution for multimedia streaming over the Internet
  • Awarded research grants by Argela on resource allocation and interference management aspects of 3G/LTE femtocell systems
  • In charge of the IT unit of the university
  • Conducting research on wireless networks, multimedia over the Internet, sensor networks, resource allocation

01/2001-02/2009     Assistant Professor, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Earned the “Doçent” (Associate Professor) title from T.C. ¨Üniversitelerarası Kurul¨ (Turkish Council of Universities) on December 7, 2007.
  • Principal investigator at the Koç University Wireless Communication Laboratory
  • Conducted research on cross-layer wireless system design for on-demand video transmission, end-to-end system design for cellular video broadcasting, scheduling and resource allocation for wireless packet data transmission, joint scheduling and energy efficient routing for WLAN assistance to 3G systems, wireless peer-to-peer networks, wireless relay networks using multiple antennas

07/2007-08/2007     Visiting Scientist, Media Laboratory, NTT DoCoMo Labs USA, Palo Alto, CA

  • Conducted research on wireless multicast systems using erasure codes

06/2003-09/2003     Visiting Professor University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  • Collaborated with Prof. Vijay K. Bhargava and his graduate students on 3G system design for wireless packet data

03/1998-01/2001      Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Whippany, NJ

  • Researcher on wireless packet data provisioning
  • Responsible for the physical and MAC layer specifications of Lucent’s 1xEV-DV (cdma2000 evolution for the 1.25 MHz bandwidth supporting data and voice) standards proposal
  • Developed dynamic joint power and rate control schemes and the corresponding physical specification details for efficient provisioning of circuit and packet switched wireless data on the same bandwidth
  • Contributor and presenter of Lucent’s 3G 1xEV-DV proposal at 3GPP2 standards meetings
  • Contributor to TIA TR 45.5 Committee on Wireless Geolocation issues on behalf of Lucent
  • Chair of CDMA Development Group (CDG) Location Technologies Test Plans and Criteria Group
  • Advisor to the Chief Technical Officer of the Wireless Department of Lucent Technologies on the technical merits of a number of start-up companies considered for investment

08/1996-03/1998     Research Engineer Nokia Research Center, Irving, TX

  • Project Manager for CDMA Based Indoor and CDMA Based Indoor Office Projects
  • Part of the core team responsible for developing and promoting Nokia’s 3G Wideband CDMA physical layer concepts
  • Contributor and participant of Nokia’s 3G system proposal at TIA TR45.5.4 standards meetings on IMT-2000
  • Conducted research on direct-spread and multi-carrier CDMA, resource allocation, adaptive time-division duplex-based indoor CDMA systems cognitively sharing the same spectrum as the celular system

02/1996-08/1996      Research Associate Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  • Researcher on the assessment of CRC algorithms for ATM packet header error detection

09/1990-02/1996      Research Assistant Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  • Researcher on developing a mathematical model for DS CDMA system to investigate the true behavior of the multiple access interference
  • Researcher on recursive and non-recursive nonlinear filters for noise cancellation in image processing as well as echo cancellation in full-duplex data communication