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Prof. Akan has been appointed as the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE NTC, January 2017-December 2017.

Our paper titled "Crowdsourcing-based Mobile Network Tomography for xG Wireless Systems" and co-authored by Ergin Dinc, Mustafa Ozger, Ahmet F. Ates, Ibrahim Delibalta and Ozgur B. Akan has received the Best Paper Award, IEEE ISCC 2016, Messina, Italy, June 2016.

Ergin Dinc has been awarded Ph.D. degree. Congratulations!

Ergin Dinc


KOC Uni

Prof. Akan has received the 2015 Sedat Simavi Award in the category of sciences with its work "Physical Model and Analysis of Forster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Based Nano Molecular Communication Channel", 2015.


Prof. Akan has been elected as the member of Science Academy, 2015.

Bilim Akademisi

KOC Uni

Prof. Akan has been named an IEEE Fellow, with the citation: "For contributions to wireless sensor networks", 2016.


Ozgur Ergul has been awarded Ph.D. degree. Congratulations!

Derya Malak


KOC Uni

Prof. Akan has received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award 2014, Faculty of Engineering, Koc University, 2014.


Prof. Akan has received TUBITAK Young Scientist Award 2014, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), 2014.


Platin Magazine

Prof. Akan has been selected to the list of "The 100 Most Influential Turkish Scientists" by Platin Magazine, Turkey's leading monthly business publication.


Prof. Akan has received Kadir Has University Promising Scientist Award 2014, Kadir Has University, 2014.


Bilim Akademisi

Prof. Akan has received Young Scientist Award 2014 (BAGEP 2014), The Science Academy, 2014.


Prof. Akan has received the Scientist of the Year Award 2013, Bilim Kahramanlari Dernegi, 2013.


ERC

Our research project on communication theoretical investigations of nervous nanonetworks has been awarded the European Research Council's (ERC) Consodilator Grant with an amount of 1,8 million Euro for 5 years.


Prof. Akan delivers an oral and poster presentation on "Fundamentals of Nanoscale Communications and Nanonetworks" at Koc University - Kyoto University International Symposium on "New Frontiers in Health Sciences and Technologies", Kyoto, Japan.


NCC

Prof. Akan gives tutorials on "FRET-based Nanoscale Wireless Communications" and "Intra-body Molecular Nanonetworks" at The 1st International Summer School on Nanocommunications, Nano Communications Center (NCC), Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.


Derya Malak has been awarded M.Sc. degree. Congratulations!

Derya Malak


KOC Uni

Prof. Akan has received Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award 2012, Faculty of Engineering, Koc University, 2012.


Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Biologically-inspired and Nanoscale Communication and Networking" at the International Doctoral School on Advanced Topics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Informatics, University of Pavia, Italy.

University of Pavia


WEF

Prof. Akan joins as a "YOUNG SCIENTIST" and delivers an invited talk on "Frontiers in Nanotechnology" panel in the World Economic Forum (Summer Davos) 2012, in Tianjin, China.


Murat Kocaoglu has been awarded M.Sc. degree. Congratulations!

Murat Kocaoglu


Ahmet Ozan Bicen

Ahmet Ozan Bicen has been affiliated to Broadband Wireless Networking Lab (BWN Lab), Georgia Institute of Technology as a Ph.D. candidate.


Ahmet Ozan Bicen has been awarded M.Sc. degree. Congratulations!

Ahmet Ozan Bicen


ACM  Mobicom 2012  Sigmobile

Prof. Akan chairs ACM MOBICOM 2012, Istanbul.


Ahmet Ozan Bicen presents the paper titled "Energy-efficient RF Source Power Control for Opportunistic Distributed Sensing in Wireless Passive Sensor Networks" in IEEE ISCC 2012, July 2012.

ISCC 2012

ISCC 2012

Prof. Akan is TPC Co-Chair of IEEE ISCC 2012, Cappadocia.


Murat Kuscu delivers a presentation titled "FRET-based Single-pair, Broadcast and Multi-step Nanocommunications with Multi-exciton Transmission" in N3Summit 2012, to be held at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, June 2012.


Prof. Akan chairs a Session on "Applications of Nanocommunication & Nanonetworks" in N3Summit 2012, to be held at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona in 21st and 22nd of June, 2012.


Derya Malak presents the papers titled "On the Node Density Limits and Rate-Delay-Energy Tradeoffs in Ad Hoc Nanonetworks with Minimum Energy Coding" and "An Information Theoretical Analysis of Broadcast Networks and Channel Routing for FRET-based Nanoscale Communications" in IEEE MoNaCom 2012 (in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2012), June 2012


Prof. Akan chairs 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Molecular and Nano-Scale Communications (MoNaCom 2012) in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2012.


Our paper "Mobile Ad Hoc Nanonetworks with Collision-Based Molecular Communication" has been selected as the Spotlight Paper for the March 2012 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

ISCC 2012

Murat Kocaoglu presents the paper titled "Minimum Energy Coding for Wireless NanoSensor Networks" in IEEE INFOCOM 2012, March 2012.


Burhan Gulbahar has been awarded Ph.D. degree. Congratulations!

Burhan Gulbahar


Prof. Akan has received IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Award for the project "Fundamentals of Green Communications and Networking", IBM, 2011.

Baris Atakan has been awarded Ph.D. degree. Congratulations!

Baris Atakan


NWCL Workshop 2011 is held on December 14, 2011 in NWCL-Lab (ENG-140). Detailed information is available in Workshop Webpage.

Prof. Akan delivers an Invited Presentation titled "Next-generation Communications for Pervasive Surveillance" in the Workshop on Emerging Surveillance Capabilities and Requirements organized by the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), Joint Research Center (JRC), European Commission, on July 5-6, 2011, in Ispra, Italy.


Prof. Akan chairs a Session on "Molecular Communications" in N3Summit 2011, to be held at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona in 22nd and 23rd of June, 2011.


 

Prof. Akan gives an Ignite Talk at FET11 in Hungary, on May 2011.


Prof. Akan presents the paper titled "A Nanoscale Communication Channel with Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)" in IEEE Monacom 2011 (in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2011), April 2011.


Prof. Akan is elected as IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE, January 2011-December 2012.

Prof. Akan receives IEEE Communications Society 2010 Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle-East and Africa Region (as runner-up), IEEE ComSoc, 2011.

Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Bio-inspired and Nano-scale Communication and Networking" at IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 in Miami, USA, on December 2010.

Eren Balevi defends his M.Sc. thesis on Aug. 30, 2010.

Prof. Akan has receives IBM Faculty Award 2010, IBM, 2010.

Aydin Guney defends his M.Sc. thesis on May 15, 2010.

Muammer Arik and Prof. Akan receive METU Thesis Advisor of the Year Award 2010, METU 2010.

Ertan Gul defends his M.Sc. thesis on Apr. 4, 2010.

Gokhan Isbitiren defends his M.Sc. thesis on Dec. 23, 2009.

Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Bio-inspired and Nano-scale Communication and Networking" at IEEE ISWCS 2009 in Siena, Italy on Sept. 2009.

Prof. Akan gives Keynote Speech on "Bio-inspired and Nano-scale Molecular Communications: From Evolution to Evaluation" at SPECTS 2009 in Istanbul Turkey  on July 2009.

Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Next Generation Sensor Networks" IEEE SIU 2009 in Antalya Turkey on Apr. 2009.

Prof. Akan receives Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award 2008 (TUBA-GEBIP), Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2008.

Prof. Akan receives IBM Faculty Award 2008, IBM, 2008.

Prof. Akan receives METU Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2008, Middle East Technical University, 2008.

Prof. Akan receives Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award, Prof. Mustafa Parlar Foundation, 2006.

 

Prof. Akan receives Editor of the Year Award, AD HOC Networks Journal (Elsevier Science), 2006.


Prof. Akan receives Best Paper Award, IEEE ISCN 2006, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2006.

Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks" at NATO-ARW in Romania on Sept. 2006.

Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Wireless Sensor Networks for Military and Defense Applications" at NATO-ARW in Romania on Sept. 2006.

Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Multimedia Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks" at IEEE ISCN 2006 in Istanbul Turkey on June 2006.

 

Prof. Akan has receives TUBITAK-Career Award, The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2005.


Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Correlation-based Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks" at IEEE Communication Society-TR Chapter Distinguished Seminer in Istanbul Turkey on June 2005.

Prof. Akan gives an invited talk on "Wireless Sensor Networks and Applications" at ASELSAN Inc. in Ankara Turkey on Jan. 2005.

Prof. Akan gives a tutorial on "Wireless Sensor Networks: State-of-the-art and Research Challenges" at IFIP TC6 NET-CON 2004 in Palma de Mallorca Spain on Nov. 2004.