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Ulukus, Sennur

Ulukus, Sennur

Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2337 A.V. WIlliams
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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

BACKGROUND

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 communication theory, information theory, networks and signal processing, with recent focus on private information retrieval, age of information, 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, an 2005 NSF CAREER Award, the 2010-2011 ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, and the 2012 ECE George Corcoran Education Award. She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Infomation 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 ISIT,2016 IEEE Globecom2014 IEEE PIMRC, and 2011 IEEE CTW.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Anthony Ephremides Endowed Professorship in Information Sciences and Systems (2018)
  • IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer (2018-2019)
  • Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics (2017) "1% most-cited over the period 2005-2015"
  • Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland (2016)
  • IEEE Fellow (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

 

 

Communication theory, information theory, networks, signal processing.

Recent focus:

  • Private information retrieval

  • Age of information

  • Energy harvesting communications

  • Information theoretic physical layer security

  • Wireless energy and information transfer


Sennur Ulukus receives NSF grant to address important data-related medical device issue

When implanted medical devices transmit and process data, they can generate heat detrimental to body tissues.

Alumnus Omur Ozel joins George Washington University as tenure-track faculty

His research addresses reliability, timeliness, security and robustness in existing and emerging communication and computation settings.

Ulukus Named ECE Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Sennur Ulukus will serve as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies from 2018-2021.

Alumnus Ravi Tandon Receives 2018 Keysight Early Career Professor Award 

Tandon has been recognized for his work on wireless networks and cloud computing environments.

ECE Names 2017-2018 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

The fellowships are awarded to outstanding students in the final stages of dissertation work in recognition of their research excellence.

Ulukus named Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems

The chaired professorship provides annual support for a faculty member in the field of Information Sciences and Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Alumnus Raef Bassily joins Ohio State as tenure-track faculty

At Maryland, Bassily was advised by Professor Sennur Ulukus.

Ulukus Named IEEE ITSOC Distinguished Lecturer

She has been selected by the Information Theory Society as one of only five Distinguished Lecturers for 2018-2019.

Clark School Researchers Recognized Among "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds"

Three Clark School faculty members have been named to Clarivate Analytics' 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list.

Ulukus is PI for new NSF information-theoretic physical layer security grant

The research will address practical issues arising from user misbehavior, conflicting user interests, lack of complete network state information; and to devise practically implementable codes.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)