Dr. Ozgur Ergul

Research Assist. Prof.

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

E-mail: ozergul@ku.edu.tr
Phone: +90 (0)212 338 2605



Ozgur Ergul received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Hacettepe University, in 2000, and Middle East Technical University, in 2006, respectively. He had been a research assistant in Next-generation Wireless Communication Laboratory and has received his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey in September 2015. He is currently carrying out his research as a Research Assist. Prof. in NWCL. His research interests include cognitive radio networks, wireless sensor networks and cooperative communication schemes for ad hoc wireless networks.


        • Cognitive communication schemes
        • Cooperative communication schemes for ad hoc wireless networks
        • Wireless sensor networks
        • Underwater acoustic networks


[Submitted Papers]
  1. C. Koca, O. Ergul, O. B. Akan, "Information Theoretic Modeling of Paranodal Regions in Myelinated Axons," 2016.
  2. O. Ergul, O. B. Akan, "Optimal Channel Coding for mm-Wave Communications in 5G Wireless Networks," 2016.
  3. O. Ergul, O. Badirkhanli, O. B. Akan, “Passive Wireless Sensor Network Architecture for Earthquake Rescue Application,” 2015.
[Journal Papers]
  1. A. O. Bicen, O. Ergul, O. B. Akan, "Spectrum-aware and Energy-adaptive Reliable Transport for Internet of Sensing Things," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017.
  2. O. Ergul, F. Alagoz, O. B. Akan, "Throughput Maximization in Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks," International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley), vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 1305-1322, May 2016.
  3. O. Ergul, A. O. Bicen, O. B. Akan, "Opportunistic Reliability for Sensor Actor Networks in Smart Grid," Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 41, pp. 5-14, May 2016.
  4. O. Ergul, G. A. Shah, B. Canberk, O. B. Akan, "Adaptive and Cognitive Communication Architecture for Next-generation PPDR Systems," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 92-100, April 2016.
  5. O. Ergul, E. Dinc, O. B. Akan, "Communicate to Illuminate: State-of-the-art and Research Challenges for Visible Light Communications," Physical Communication Journal (Elsevier), vol. 17, pp. 72-85, December 2015.
  6. O. B. Akan, O. B. Karli, O. Ergul, “Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks”, IEEE Network Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 34-40, Jul-Aug. 2009.
[Book Chapters]
  1. O. Ergul, O. B. Akan, "Routing in Cognitive Vehicular Networks," to appear in Cognitive Vehicular Networks, Edited by A. M. Vegni, D. P. Agrawal, CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, 2015.
  2. O. Ergul, O. Cetinkaya, O. B. Akan, "Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks in Smart Grid," to appear in Smart Grid: Networking, Data Management, and Business Models, Edited by M. E. Kantarci, CRC Press, 2015.
[Conference Papers]
  1. E. Dinc, O. Ergul, O. B. Akan, "Soft Handover in OFDMA based Visible Light Communication Networks," to appear in Proc. IEEE VTC 2015-Fall, Boston, MA, USA, September 2015.
  2. O. Ergul, O. B. Akan, "Cooperative Coarse Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks," in Proc. IEEE WCNC 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2014.
  3. O. Ergul, O. Yilmaz, A. T. Koc, O. B. Akan, "DRX and QoS-aware Energy-efficient Uplink Scheduling for Long Term Evolution," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA, December 2013.
  4. O. Ergul, O. B. Akan, "Energy-efficient Composite Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks," in Proc. IEEE ISCC 2013, Split, Crotia, July, 2013.
  1. O. Ergul, "Cognitive Communication Techniques for Next-generation Heterogeneous Networks", Ph.D. Thesis, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015.
  2. O. Ergul, "A Wavelength-selectable WDM Source Using a Fiber Sagnac Loop Filter", M.Sc. Thesis, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 2006.