Meltem Civas

Ph.D. Student

Next-generation and Wireless Communications Laboratory

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Koc University


Office: ENG-140, College of Engineering, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu,
           Sariyer, Istanbul 34450, Turkey

Phone: +90 (0)212 338 2605



Meltem Civas received her BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in January 2016, and her MS degree at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey in September 2018. She is currently a research assistant at the Next-generation and Wireless Communications Laboratory and pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koc University, under the supervision of Prof. Akan.


      • Molecular Communications
      • Nanoscale communications


[Submitted Papers]
  1. C. Koca, O. Ergul, M. Civas, O. B. Akan, "Information Theoretic Modeling of Paranodal Regions in Myelinated Axons," 2021.
  2. C. Koca, M. Civas, O. B. Akan, "Evolutionary Game Theoretic Resource Allocation Simulation for Molecular Communication," 2021.
  3. M. Civas, O. B. Akan, "Terahertz Wireless Communications in Space," 2020.
[Journal Papers]
  1. C. Koca, M. Civas, S. Sahin, O. Ergonul, O. B. Akan, "Molecular Communication Theoretical Modeling and Analysis of SARS-CoV2 Transmission in Human Respiratory System," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, March 2021.
  2. O. B. Akan, H. Ramezani, M. Civas, O. Cetinkaya, B. A. Bilgin, N. A. Abbasi, "Information and Communication Theoretical Understanding and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries: State-of-the-art and Research Challenges," to appear in IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 2021.
  3. M. Civas, O. B. Akan, "Rate of Information Flow Across Layered Neuro-spike Network in the Spinal Cord," IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 19, no.3, pp. 368 - 377, July 2020.
[Conference Papers]
  1. M. Civas, O. B. Akan, "An Information Theoretical Analysis of Multi-terminal Neuro-spike Communication Network in Spinal Cord," in Proc. ACM/IEEE NanoCom, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 2018.
[Book Chapters]
  1. M. Civas, T. Yilmaz, O. B. Akan, "Terahertz Band Intersatellite Communication Links," to appear in Next Generation Wireless Terahertz Communication Networks, Edited by Saim Ghafoor, Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Alan Davy, CRC Press, 2021.
  2. T. Khan, M. Civas, O. Cetinkaya, N. A. Abbasi, O. B. Akan, "Nanosensor Networks for Smart Health Care," in Nanosensors for Smart Cities, Edited by B. Han, V. Tomer, T. Nguyen, A. Farmani, P. K. Singh, Elsevier, 2019.
  1. M. Civas, "ICT-based Understanding of Spinal Cord Networks with Applications to Spinal Cord Injuries", M.Sc. Thesis, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018.