I received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and the Ph.D. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, NY, the USA in 2010. During my doctoral studies, I focused on wireless multimedia networking. Specifically, I designed a cross-layer cooperative MAC-PHY and integrated layered video coding, spanning the application layer through the physical layer. Not only I considered the system from an information theoretic perspective, but also I studied the practical aspects by implementing a prototype streaming system.
After receiving my Ph.D. degree, I moved to Oslo and started working first a Software Developer then as a Product Manager in an international company, Nevion AS, specialized in IP gateways. Despite the valuable experience I acquired in the industry, I missed the challenges of research. Therefore, in 2012, I have started working as a researcher at Simula Research Laboratory. My main responsibility at Simula was empirical performance analysis of mobile networks and applications. Throughout my time at Simula, I have been closely involved in many national and European projects. Among them, the most significant project was the EU Horizon 2020 project MONROE (Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe) where I coordinated a large consortium composed of 7 partners and 27 associated partners. In MONROE, we have built the first European transnational open mobile platform to run a wide range of measurements and experiments over operational mobile networks. Furthermore, I have received the ‘Young Talented Researchers’ award funding from the Research Council of Norway for the MEMBRANE project which focuses on deriving machine-learning-based models to capture the characteristics of mobile networks and applications. In addition to the projects I have coordinated, I have been involved as a partner in several other national and international research projects.
Since 2018, I am the Head of Department of Mobile Systems and Analytics (MOSAIC) at Simula Metropolitan, a new research unit that is jointly owned by Simula Research Laboratory and Oslo Metropolitan University. I am currently leading a team of 5 researchers (2 postdoctoral researchers and 3 Ph.D. students) that focuses on different aspects of mobile systems, from theoretical algorithm designs to practical system implementation and experimentation.