Bio

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering
➢ Graduation Date: Oct. 2016
➢ Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA
Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
➢ Graduation Date: Sep. 2012
➢ Bahcesehir University (BU), Istanbul, Turkey
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering
➢ Graduation Date: Jun. 2009
➢ Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

Research Fellowship, DAAD Rise Professional, Bonn, Germany, Sep. – Dec. 2016
Grant Award, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2018
PhD Fellowship, Turkish Ministry of Education, Ankara, Turkey, Jan. 2013 – Aug. 2016
Grant Award, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey,
Ankara, Turkey, Sep. 2009 – July 2011
Master Fellowship, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2009 – Jul. 2011

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Development Engineer, Ford Werke GmbH, Cologne, Germany, since Apr. 2017
➢ Connected Vehicles and Services

PhD Intern, Nokia Bell Laboratories, Stuttgart, Germany                            Sep. – Dec. 2016
➢ Wireless Division
➢ Developing solutions for PHY and MAC concepts for 5G air interface

PhD Intern, Toyota InfoTech Center, Mountain View, CA                                 Jan. – Apr. 2016
➢ Systems and Software Division
➢ Developing solutions for Multi-hoping Connected Vehicle Networks, testing proposed solutions on MATLAB, implementing in C

Summer Researcher, NEC Laboratories, Heidelberg, Germany                   May – Sep. 2014
➢ Department of Intelligent Transportation Systems
➢ Designed Distributed Congestion Control mechanisms on connected vehicle networks, implemented in MATLAB, tested with real-world scenarios

Communications Engineer, Turkcell Telecom., Istanbul, Turkey        Jul. 2011 – Jan. 2013
➢ Department of Operating and Maintenance Center
➢ Operated and optimized switching systems and rolled out new devices to existing cellular network centers

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant, WPI, Worcester, MA                                      Jan. 2013 – Oct. 2016
➢ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
➢ Developing solutions for Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems, testing them on MATLAB with realistic scenarios

Graduate Research Assistant, BU, Istanbul, Turkey                                   Oct. 2009 – Mar. 2012
➢ Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
➢ Energy harvesting solutions for MIMO Relay Channels

Teaching Assistant, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey                    Oct. 2009 – Jul. 2011
➢ Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
➢ Courses: Signals and Systems, Circuit Design, Control Systems, Linear Algebra