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Tel: +90 (312) 290-3394
Fax: +90 (312) 290-4192 
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Prof. Tolga M. Duman


Tolga M. Duman is a Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Bilkent University and he is on leave from the School of ECEE at Arizona State University. He received the B.S. degree from Bilkent University in Turkey in 1993, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Northeastern University, Boston, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Prior to joining Bilkent University in September 2012, he has been with the Electrical Engineering Department of Arizona State University first as an Assistant Professor (1998-2004), then as an Associate Professor (2004-2008), and starting August 2008 as a Professor. Dr. Duman's current research interests are in systems, with particular focus on communication and signal processing, including wireless and mobile communications, coding/modulation, coding for wireless communications, data storage systems and underwater acoustic communications.

Dr. Duman is a Fellow of IEEE, a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and IEEE Third Millennium medal. His publications include a book on MIMO Communications (by Wiley in 2007), around sixty journal papers and over one hundred conference papers. He served as an editor for IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications (2003-08), IEEE Trans. on Communications (2007-2012) and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2002-07). He is currently the coding and communication theory area editor for IEEE Trans. on Communications (2011-present) and an editor for Elsevier Physical Communications Journal (2010-present).

Ph.D. students

1. Mehdi Dabirnia, February 2013 - present
   Research Interests: interference channels, joint energy and information transfer, energy harvesting
2. Sina Rezaei Aghdam, September 2013 - present
   Research Interests: physical layer security, wireless communications
3. Mahdi Shakiba Herfeh, September 2014 - present
   Research Interests: coding/modulation for interference channels
4. Mucahit Gumus, September 2017 - present
   Research interests: wireless communications.

M.S. students

5. Mert Ozates, September 2016 - present
   Research interests: wireless communications, distributed source coding
6. Talha Akyildiz, September 2017 - present
   Research interests: wireless communications.
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Ph.D. Students

mehdi  ee.bilkent.edu.tr 
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Mehdi Dabirnia


Mehdi received his B.S. and M.S. from University of Tehran in 2007 and 2010 respectively, both in Electrical Engineering. In Spring 2013, He joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Bilkent University, where he works under supervision of Prof. Tolga M. Duman toward his PhD. His research interests are in interference channels, joint energy and information transfer and energy harvesting communications.

aghdam  ee.bilkent.edu.tr 
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Sina Rezaei Aghdam


Sina earned the BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He has been a Research Assistant in the Communication Theory and Applications Research Lab at Bilkent University since September 2013. He is studying towards a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He has been ranked among the top 0.1% in the Iranian national university entrance exam in 2007. He was graduated with a 18.67/20 CGPA (ranked 2nd among more than 30 MS students in the class of 2013). His current research focuses on wireless communications and information theory.

herfeh  ee.bilkent.edu.tr 


Mahdi Shakiba Herfeh


Mahdi received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the university of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 2011, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from METU, Ankara, Turkey in 2014. He is currently working towards the PhD degree at Bilkent university under supervision of Prof. Tolga M. Duman. His research interests include various topics in information theory and wireless communications with a particular focus on coding techniques.

mucahitgms@gmail.com


Mucahit Gumus



M.S. Students


Mert Ozates



Talha Akyildiz



Ph.D. Graduates

At Arizona State Univ.

1. Ahmad Salim, (January 2012 - December 2015), Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmad-salim-3369b053
2. Ahmad ElMoslimany, (August 2011 - December 2015), Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aelmoslimany
3. Shahrouz Sharifi, (August 2011 - August 2015), currently with MaxLinear, California. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahrouzsharifi
4. Houssam Abbas, (August 2007 - January 2015), co-supervised with Prof. Georgios Fainekos at Arizona State University, currently postdoc with University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/houssam-abbas/a/642/725
5. Mojtaba Rahmati, (August 2009 - June 2013), currently with Samsung, San Diego, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mojtaba-rahmati/26/b63/a0b
6. Feng Wang, (August 2008 – July 2012), immediately after graduation: Litepoint, Sunnyvale, CA. Last known position: Qualcomm, San Diego, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/feng-wang/38/490/765
7. Kai Tu, (January 2008 – October 2011), currently with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kai-tu/25/b20/515  
8. Uttam Bhat, (May 2007 – October 2011), immediately after graduation: Mindspeed Technologies, Newport Beach, CA. Last known position:  Semtech, San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/uttam-bhat/24/482/a3a
9. Jun Hu, (August 2004 - September 2007), currently with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jun-hu/10/320/3ba
10. Subhadeep Roy, (August 2003 - September 2006), immediately after graduation:  Qualcomm, Bridgewater, NJ. Last known position: Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/subhadeep-roy/1/87/95b 
11. Tansal Gucluoglu, (August 2001 - May 2006), immediately after graduation: assistant professor at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. Last known position: assistant professor at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tansal-güçlüoğlu/b0/742/b71
12. Mustafa N. Kaynak, (January 2002 - November 2005), immediately after graduation: ST Microelectronics, San Diego, CA. Currently with Micron, San Diego, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mnkaynak
13. Zheng Zhang, (August 2000 - May 2004), immediately after graduation: Chrontel, San Jose, CA. Last known position: Apple, San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/zheng-zhang/19/862/17a
14. Andrej Stefanov, (August 1998 - July 2001), immediately after graduation: assistant professor with Brooklyn Poly (now NYU-Poly Campus), Brooklyn, NY. Last known position: associate professor at the International Balkan University, Skopje, Macedonia

M.S. Graduates

Bilkent University

1. Mücahit Gümüş, (September 2014 - June 2017), currently with Aselsan, Ankara, Turkey. Also a Ph.D. student at Bilkent Univ.
2. Nurullah Karakoc, (September 2015 - July 2017), currently a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
3. Umut Demirhan, (September 2015 - July 2017), currently a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
4. Serdar Hanoğlu, (September 2014 - October 2016), currently with Aselsan, Ankara, Turkey.
5. Alireza Nooraiepour, (September 2014 - October 2016), currently a PhD student at Rutgers University, NJ.
6. Kadir Ayhan, (February 2013 - January 2016), currently with Meteksan Savunma, Ankara, Turkey.

At Arizona State Univ.

7. Jatinder Bajwa Singh, (August 2007 - April 2009), currently with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jatinderbajwa  
8. Yunus Emre, (August 2006 - July 2008), immediately after graduation: Ph.D. Student at Arizona State Univ., last known position: Broadcom, San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/yunus-emre/18/855/355
9. Sanjay Mani, (October 2005 - March 2008), currently with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sanjay-mani/47/4b5/788
10. Vinod Kandasamy, (October 2005 - March 2008), immediately after graduation: Qualcomm, San Diego, CA. Last known position: CSR, Auburn Hills, Michigan. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/vinod-kandasamy/35/698/93
11. Anand Venkataraman, (August 2003 - August 2004), currently with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA.
12. Harish Reddy, (August 2001 - September 2003), last known position: Tata Consultancy Services, India.
13. Subhadeep Roy, (August 2001 - July 2003), immediately after graduation: Ph.D. student at Arizona State Univ. Last known position: Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/subhadeep-roy/1/87/95b
14. Prashanth Akula, (August 2000 - December 2002), currently with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA.
15. Young-Wook Ko, (April 2001 - October 2002), immediately after graduation: Ph.D. student at Arizona State Univ. Last known position: lecturer at Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/youngwook-ko/11/114/34a
16. Israfil Bahceci, (January 2000 - July 2001), immediately after graduation: Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA. Last known position: assistant professor at TOBB Economics and Technological University, Ankara, Turkey. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/israfil-bahceci/6/167/559

Visitors

Bilkent University

1. Mohammad Kazemi,  (March 2015 - December 2015), visiting PhD student from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

At Arizona State Univ.

2. Dr. A. Korhan Tanc,  (July 2012 - July 2013), Kirklareli University, Turkey.
3. Dr. Erozan Kurtas,  (December 2009 - June 2010), visiting scholar.
4. Prof. Hua Wang,  (February 2009 - February 2010), on sabbatical leave from Beijing Institute of Tech., Beijing, China.
5. Jonghyun Park,  (August 2008 - July 2009), visiting graduate student from Sogang University, Seoul, S. Korea.
6. Prof. Dr. Wonjin Sung,  (August 2008 - July 2009), on sabbatical leave from Sogang University, Seoul, S. Korea.
7. Mumtaz Yilmaz,  (March 2007 - November 2007), Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
8. Renato Machado,  (August 2006 - July 2007), Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brasil.
9. Yesim Hekim,  (August 2006 - February 2007), Istanbul University, Turkey.
10. Dr. Niyazi Odabasioglu,  (August 2006 - February 2007), Istanbul University, Turkey.
11. Sefi Ronen,  (August 2003 - July 2004), on leave from Technion, Israel.
12. Prof. Tamer Dag,  (2004), Assistant Professor at Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey.
13. Prof. Ali Ghrayeb,  (Summers 2001-2003), Assistant Professor at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
14. Aydin Sezgin,  (Summer 2002), Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Postdocs

At Bilkent Univ.

1. Dr. Ayca Ozcelikkale,  (September 2012 - April 2014), postdoctoral scholar. Currently with Chalmers University, Sweden.

At Arizona State Univ.

2. Dr. Dario Fertonani,  (April 2008 - December 2009), postdoctoral scholar. 
3. Dr. Edwin Marengo,  (August 2003 - January 2004), postdoctoral scholar, co-advised with Prof. Junshan Zhang.


Contact Information



Address: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bilkent University TR-06800, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 (312) 290-3394, Fax: +90 (312) 266-4192 
E-mail: duman  ee.bilkent.edu.tr 
Office: EE-406