Elif Tugce Ceran Arslan received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from METU, Ankara, Turkey in 2012 and in 2014 respectively, and Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Imperial College London (ICL) in 2019. Between 2020-2021, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Communication Networks Research Group, METU. In 2021, she joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where she is currently working as an Assistant Professor.
Her research interests lie mainly in the intersection between machine learning, wireless communications and the Internet of Things in addition to the resource allocation, 5G networks, distributed/federated learning, reinforcement learning, performance evaluation and optimization of computer networks.
Keyvan Firuzi received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran in 2012, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Power Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electric Power Engineering (High Voltage Engineering) from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2014 and 2019 respectively. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the same university from 2019 to 2020. From 2015 to 2018, he was a Research Scientist with Niroo Research Institution (NRI). In 2021, he joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where he is currently working as an Assistant Professor.
His research interests include High Voltage Engineering, Dielectrics and Insulation, Partial Discharge, Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis of High Voltage Equipment, Signal Processing, and Machine Learning.
Ahmet Cemal Durgun received his B.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mathematics, from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2005 and 2006, respectively, his M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from METU in 2008, and his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, in 2013. From 2014 to 2020, he was with the Intel Corporation, Assembly and Test Technology Development, Chandler, AZ, USA, where he worked on the development of innovative microelectronic packaging solutions for high-speed I/O interfaces, very fine pitch interconnects, and signal integrity of chip to chip communication channels. In 2020, he joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where he is currently working as an Assistant Professor.
His research interests include applied electromagnetics, microelectronic packaging, signal and power integrity of high-speed I/O interfaces, fine pitch interconnects for 2.5-D and 3-D integration, and machine learning applications of packaging and electromagnetic problems. Dr. Durgun is also a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology and recipient of the TÜBİTAK 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers.
Barış Nakiboğlu, received the B.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and in Physics from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2002 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005 and 2011, respectively. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Berkeley.
His research has been primarily focused on the Information Theory and Communications.
Emine Bostancı received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 2007, her M.Sc. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 2010 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Drive Systems from Leibniz Hanover University in 2014. From 2013 to 2015, she was a Research Scientist with Volkswagen AG Group Research and from 2015 to 2017, she was a Visiting Scientist with University of Texas at Dallas and until May 2018 she worked as an Application Engineer supporting Ansys/Maxwell in North America with Ansys Inc.
Her research focuses on design of electric machines, electric drives and low-frequency electromagnetic systems.
Klaus Werner Schmidt received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the same department from 2005 to 2010 and received the Habilitation degree in 2011. After working at the Electronic and Communication Engineering Department and Mechatronics Engineering Department, Cankaya University from 2010 to 2017, K. W. Schmidt joined the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where he is now an Associate Professor.
His research interests include intelligent transportation systems, supervisory control for discrete event systems, in-vehicle communication networks, industrial automation systems and industrial project control. In particular, the recent research of Dr. Schmidt focuses on control methods for autonomous vehicles and the reconfiguration and fault-tolerant control for discrete event systems.
M. Mert Ankaralı, received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, both from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2007 and 2010 respectively. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2015. Following his PhD, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the same department until 2016. Between 2016 and 2017, he worked as a senior research scientist for Desistek Robotics Corporation. In 2017, he joined the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where he is now an Assistant Professor.
Throughout his academic and professional life, he focused on locomotion in robotic and biological systems. Due to his studies and accomplishments in this domain, he was named to the 2015 class of Siebel Scholars which is awarded annually for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to 85 top students from world’s leading graduate schools.
Dr. Gokhan M. Guvensen received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey in 2006, 2009 and 2014, respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing (CPCC) in the University of California, Irvine (UCI), USA between 2015 and 2016, and he is currently a collaborator of the research group in UCI. In 2017, he joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where he is now an Assistant Professor.
His research interests include the design of digital communication systems and statistical signal processing with a particular focus on modulation theory, next-generation mobile communication techniques, iterative detection and equalization techniques, information theory, and radar signal processing.