Awards and Recognition

Research and Publication Awards

  • Best Paper Award at the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Communications (ICC), Selected Areas in Communications, 2022.
  • PhD student Mr. Javad Jazaeri has received the Best Student Paper Award at the Australian New Zealand Control Conference (ANZCC) with the paper “Model Predictive Control of Residential Demand in Low Voltage Network Using Ice Storage”, co-authored with Tansu Alpcan and Robert Gordon, 2018.
  • Best Paper Award in 5th Intl. Conf. on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP), 2010.
  • Best Paper Award in IEEE Intl. Conf. on Communications (ICC), Comm. and Info. System Security Symposium, 2010.
  • Best Student-Paper Award (as co-author and supervisor) in ACM Multimedia, 2007.
  • Best Paper in Session Award, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2006.
  • Best Presentation in Session Award, IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), 2004.
  • Best Student-Paper Award in the IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA), 2003.
  • Travel award recipient in conferences: Infocom'03, WiOpt'03, CCA'03.

Personal Achievements

  • Recipient of multiple research and industry grants.
  • Professorial scholarship for the project “Situation Aware Cognitive Radio Network using Machine and Deep Learning” from Northrop Grumman Corp. in 2017 and 2018.
  • IEEE Senior Member, 2013.
  • Robert T. Chien Research Award, Dept. of ECE, University of Illinois, 2006.
  • Ross J. Martin Research Award, College of Engineering, Univ. of Illinois, 2006.
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1999-2001.
  • Ranked 29th among more than one million students in university entrance exams of Turkey, 1993.