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Ulukus, Sennur

Dr. Sennur Ulukus
Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
ECE/ISR
2337 A.V. WIlliams
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301.405-4909

Research Interests 

  • Wireless communication theory and networking
  • Network information theory for wireless networks
  • Signal processing for wireless communications
  • Information-theoretic physical-layer security
  • Energy harvesting communications

Background 

Sennur Ulukus is a Professor 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 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.
 
Dr. Ulukus 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 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 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.

Education 

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.

Honors and Awards 

  • 2018-2019 Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society 
  • 2016-2017 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland 
  • ​2016 IEEE Fellow
  • 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications
  • 2005 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2010-2011 ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award
  • 2012 George Corcoran Education Award

Professional Memberships 

  • IEEE

Related News 

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. September 11, 2018

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. August 30, 2018

Ulukus Named ECE Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Sennur Ulukus will serve as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies from 2018-2021. July 11, 2018

Alumnus Ravi Tandon Receives 2018 Keysight Early Career Professor Award 
Tandon has been recognized for his work on wireless networks and cloud computing environments. May 10, 2018

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. April 18, 2018

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.  April 17, 2018

Alumnus Raef Bassily joins Ohio State as tenure-track faculty
At Maryland, Bassily was advised by Professor Sennur Ulukus. April 10, 2018

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. February 21, 2018

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. January 4, 2018

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. July 3, 2017