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Ulukus, Sennur

Ulukus, Sennur

Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
ECE Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2337 A.V. WIlliams Bldg.
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Sennur Ulukus is the Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she also holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research (ISR). Prior to joining UMD, she 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 information theory, wireless communications, machine learning, signal processing and networks, with recent focus on private information retrieval, age of information, distributed coded computation, energy harvesting communications, physical layer security, and wireless energy and information transfer.

Dr. Ulukus is a fellow of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of the University of Maryland. She received the 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award, an 2005 NSF CAREER Award, the 2010-2011 ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, and the 2012 ECE George Corcoran Outstanding Teaching Award. She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society for 2018-2019. She is on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking since 2016. She was an Editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications–Series on Green Communications and Networking (2015-2016), IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2007-2010), and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2003-2007). She was a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (2015 and 2008), Journal of Communications and Networks (2012), and IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2011). She is a TPC co-chair of 2019 ITW2017 IEEE ISIT2016 IEEE Globecom2014 IEEE PIMRC, and 2011 IEEE CTW.

Education

B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University

M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

Honors and awards

IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC)  Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award (2020)

IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award (2019)

Anthony Ephremides Endowed Professorship in Information Sciences and Systems (2018)

IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer (2018-2019)

Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (2017)

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland (2016)

IEEE Fellow "for contributions to characterizing performance limits of wireless networks" (2016)

ECE George Corcoran Outstanding Teaching Award (2012)

ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award (2011)

NSF CAREER Award (2005)

IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (2003)

Professional memberships

IEEE

 

Information theory, wireless communications, machine learning, signal processing, networks.

Recent focus:

  • Private information retrieval

  • Age of information

  • Distributed coded computation

  • Energy harvesting communications

  • Physical layer security

  • Wireless energy and information transfer


Pamela Abshire is named UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

She is one of six Clark School faculty honored at the university's annual convocation.

Ulukus, Modiano guest-edit IEEE journal special issue on Age of Information

The issue includes 21 articles that reflect the state of the art in Age of Information research.

Alumna Jing Yang wins two IEEE Communications Society awards

The Penn State faculty member was a student of Sennur Ulukus.

Sennur Ulukus receives IEEE ComSoc TCGCC Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award

She received the award “for her outstanding technical leadership and achievement in green wireless communications and networking.”

Baturalp Buyukates Wins 2nd Place Best Paper Award at Asilomar 2020

ECE Ph.D. student Baturalp Buyukates won the 2nd place best paper award for his paper, “Timely Updates in Distributed Computation Systems with Stragglers.”

Alumnus Ravi Tandon earns tenure at University of Arizona

Former student of Sennur Ulukus has won NSF CAREER Award, Keysight Early Career Professor Award.

Qu, Singh, Chakraborty, D'Antonio win 2020 ISR awards

The 2020 ISR Welcome Back Reception and Awards Ceremony was held online due to the pandemic situation.

Engineering Graduate Students Win UMD 3MT Competition

Three Clark School graduate students were among the university's 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winners.

Melanie Prange Named Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies

The Outstanding DGS Award recognizes DGSs who have made exceptional contributions to graduate education, a graduate program, and/or the graduate student experience in that program.

Murphy Named 2020-2021 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program honors members of UMD faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements along with equally outstanding accomplishments as teachers.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Fellow, 2016