Ulukus Named 2016-2017 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by University of Maryland

Congratulations to Professor Sennur Ulukus (ECE/ISR), who has been selected as a 2016-2017 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland. She joins Professor  Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR) 2014-2015; Professor Min Wu (ECE/UMIACS) 2013-2014; Professor Carol Espy-Wilson (ECE/ISR), 2012 – 2013; Professor Patrick O’Shea(Division of Research/ECE/IREAP/Physics/NanoCenter/UMERC), 2010–2011; Professor K.J. Ray Liu (ECE), 2006-2007; Professor Howard Milchberg (ECE/Physics/IPST), 2005 –2006; Professor Michael Fu (Robert H. Smith School of Business/ISR/ECE), 2004-2005; Professor Rama Chellappa (ECE/CS/UMIACS/CFAR), 2003-2004; Professor Steven Marcus(ECE/ISR), 2000-2001; Professor Isaak Mayergoyz (ECE/UMIACS) 1995-1996; Professor William Destler, 1992-1993;  and Professor Christopher Davis (ECE/Maryland Optics Group), 1989-1990; as ECE winners of the award.

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 communications, information theory, signal processing, networking, information theoretic physical layer security, and energy harvesting communications.

Dr. Ulukus is a fellow of the IEEE. 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 George Corcoran Education Award. She served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2007-2010) and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2003-2007). She served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications for the special issue on wireless communications powered by energy harvesting and wireless energy transfer (2015), Journal of Communications and Networks for the special issue on energy harvesting in wireless networks (2012), 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). She served as the TPC co-chair of the 2014 IEEE PIMRC, Communication Theory Symposium at 2014 IEEE Globecom, Energy Harvesting and Green Wireless Communications Symposium at 2013 GlobalSIP, 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.

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher program recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement along with equally outstanding accomplishments as teachers. Ulukus one of only four Maryland professors to receive the honor this year. Nominees for the award are selected by their peers; the winners are chosen by a panel of former Distinguished Scholar-Teachers. 

Published April 19, 2016