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Ulukus Named 2016 IEEE Fellow

Ulukus Named 2016 IEEE Fellow

Professor Sennur Ulukus (ECE/ISR) has been elevated to fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.

Ulukus was honored for contributions to characterizing performance limits of wireless networks.

The title of IEEE Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon those with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Ulukus received the 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications. She served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2007-2010) and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2003-2007). She has served on the editorial staff for a number of journals, including: IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for the special issue on interference networks (2011), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications for the special issue on multiuser detection for advanced communication systems and networks (2008). Ulukus also served as the TPC co-chair of the Communication Theory Symposium at 2013 IEEE ICC, Physical-Layer Security Workshop at 2011 IEEE Globecom, Physical-Layer Security Workshop at 2011 IEEE ICC, 2011 Communication Theory Workshop (IEEE CTW), Wireless Communications Symposium at 2010 IEEE ICC, Medium Access Control Track at 2008 IEEE WCNC, and Communication Theory Symposium at 2007 IEEE Globecom. She was the Secretary of the IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) in 2007-2009.

Prior to joining UMD, Ulukus was a Senior Technical Staff Member at AT&T Labs-Research. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University. Her research interests are in wireless communication theory and networking, network information theory for wireless communications, signal processing for wireless communications, information-theoretic physical-layer security, and energy-harvesting communications.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 400 international technical conferences each year. To learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.

December 1, 2015


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