• Ph. D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2004
  • B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999

Biography:

 

Dr. Gursoy received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 2004, and the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1999 with high distinction. He was a recipient of the Gordon Wu Graduate Fellowship from Princeton University between 1999 and 2003. In the summer of 2000, he worked at Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ, where he conducted performance analysis of DSL modems. Between 2004 and 2011, he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). In 2011, he joined Syracuse University, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

 

His research interests are in the general areas of wireless communications, information theory, communication networks, and signal processing. He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2006. More recently, he received the IEEE Green Communications & Computing Technical Committee Best Journal Paper Award, EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) Best Paper Award, UNL College Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Maude Hammond Fling Faculty Research Fellowship.

 

He is currently serving as an

  • Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,

  • Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,

  • Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications,

  • Editor for IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking.

 

He has served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2010-2015), IEEE Communications Letters (2012-2014), and Physical Communication (2010-2017).

 

His interview by Scientific American on 5G wireless and millimeter wave communications appeared in an online article.

He was also quoted in a more recent Scientific American article on 5G wireless.

He has written a guest blog for B&C on the convergence of technologies for 5G and beyond.

 

Research Interests:

  • Wireless Communications

  • Information Theory

  • Signal Processing

  • Detection and Estimation

  • Wireless Networks

  • Mobile Multimedia

  • Energy Efficiency in Wireless Communications

  • Cooperative Communications

  • Communication under Queuing Constraints

  • Cognitive Radio Systems

  • Wireless Information-Theoretic Security

  • Communication under Channel Uncertainty

  • QoS-Aware Wireless Communications
  • Queuing Analysis
  • Stochastic Network Calculus
  • Wireless Power Transfer
  • Millimeter-Wave Communications
  • Stochastic Geometry
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Millimeter-Wave Communications
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Machine Learning

Honors and Awards:

  • 2017 IEEE Green Communications & Computing Technical Committee Best Journal Paper Award.

  • 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) Best Paper Award

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2006.

  • 2008 EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award (received at the 17th EUSIPCO Conference held between August 24-28, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland).

  • Maude Hammond Fling Faculty Research Fellowship, 2011.

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009.

  • Holling Family Master Teacher Award (UNL University-wide Teaching Award), 2009.

  • UNL Layman Award, 2006.

  • UNL Layman Award, 2008.

  • Gordon Wu Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University, 1999-2003

  • Bogazici University Graduation Award for graduating at the top of the class, 1999

  • Koc Foundation Scholarship for outstanding academic success, 1997-1999

 

Current Research Group:

  • Mangqing Guo (Ph.D.) (Fall 2017 -- present)
  • Xueyuan Wang (Ph.D.) (Fall 2016 -- present)
  • Yang Yang (Ph.D.) (Fall 2016 -- present)
  • Chen Zhong (Ph.D.) (Fall 2016 -- present)
  • Esma Turgut (Ph.D.) (Fall 2014 -- present)
  • Chuang Ye (Ph. D.) (co-advising with S. Velipasalar) (Fall 2012 -- present)

 

Past Students:

  • Mustafa Ozmen (Ph.D.) (Fall 2011 -- Summer 2017)
    • Thesis Title: Wireless Throughput and Energy Efficiency under QoS Constraints.
    • Currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Brown University , Providence, RI.
    • Awarded the All-University Doctoral Prize, Syracuse University, 2018.
  • Yi Li (Ph.D.) (Fall 2012 -- Spring 2017)
    • Thesis Title: Delay QoS Provisioning and Optimal Re- source Allocation for Wireless Networks.
    • Currently employed as a Wireless System Engineer at Intelligent Fusion Technology, Germantown, MD.
  • Tewodros A. Zewde (Ph.D.) (Spring 2012 -- Summer 2017)
    • Thesis Title: Wireless Information and Power Transfer in Communication Networks: Performance Analysis and Optimal Resource Allocation.
    • Currently a faculty member at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
  • Gozde Ozcan (Ph.D.) (Fall 2011 -- Spring 2016)
    • Thesis Title: Cognitive Radio Systems: Performance Analysis and Optimal Resource Allocation.
    • Currently employed at Broadcom Limited , Los Angeles, CA.
    • Awarded the All-University Doctoral Prize, Syracuse University, 2017.
  • Deli Qiao (Ph.D.) (co-advised with S. Velipasalar) (Fall 2007 -- Summer 2012)
    • Thesis Title: Wireless Communications under QoS Constraints: Energy Efficiency, Power and Rate Control, and Throughput.
    • Currently a faculty member at East China Normal University , China.
  • Junwei Zhang (Ph.D.) (Fall 2006 -- Summer 2011)
    • Thesis Title: Cooperative Wireless Communications: The impact of channel uncertainty and physical-layer security considerations.
    • Currently employed at Qualcomm, San Diego, CA.
  • Sami Akin (Ph.D.) (Spring 2006 -- Spring 2011)
    • Thesis Title: Wireless Communications and Cognitive Radio Transmissions under Quality of Service Constraints and Channel Uncertainty.
    • Currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Communications Technology, Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany.
  • Qing Chen (Ph.D.) (2006 -- 2012)
    • Thesis Title: Energy and Spectrum Efficiency in Wireless Cooperative Networks.
    • Currently RF Application Engineer at LitePoint, Sunnyvale, CA.
  • Li He (M.S.) (co-advised with S. Velipasalar) (Fall 2009 -- Summer 2011)
    • Thesis Title: Detection-assisted Object Tracking by Mobile Cameras.
    • Currently employed at Qualcomm, San Diego, CA.
  • Bo Liang (M.S.) (Fall 2010 -- Summer 2011)
    • Thesis Title: Power Control and Security Games for Wireless Communication Networks.
    • Currently employed as a Staff Engineer at IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY.
  • Marcos Castro (M.S.) (Fall 2008 -- Summer 2011)
    • Thesis Title: Cyclostationary Detection for OFDM in Cognitive Radio Systems.
    • Currently employed at Bosch Communications Systems, Lincoln, NE.
  • Sunita Gupta (M.S.) (Fall 2006 -- Fall 2008)
    • Thesis title: Power Efficiency of Cooperative Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks.
    • Currently employed at Garmin International Inc., Olathe, KS.
  • Qingyun Wang (M.S.) (Fall 2005 -- Fall 2007)
    • Thesis title: Performance Analysis of Peaky Signaling over Wireless Fading Channels
    • Currently employed at Automated Precision Inc., Rockville, MD.