CoreLab, which is directed by Dr. Ertugrul Basar under the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University,  is conducting highly active theoretical as well as experimental research towards the physical layer design of next-generation wireless communication systems and has collaboration ties with many international and national institutions.

Recent News (2021-2020):

June 2021: A fully-funded PhD position is available for Fall 2021 focusing on next-generation Wi-Fi technologies under a TÜBİTAK 2244 project. The selected candidate will work in Vestel for 3 years after completing his/her PhD. Benefits include a monthly stipend of ~6000 TL, housing support, health insurance, conference support. Please send an email to before making a formal application to by 18 June 2021.

Due to employment conditions after PhD, current residents will be given priority and shortlisted candidates will be contacted only.

April 2021: Our IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Workshop on “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications” is accepted.

April 2021: Upcoming plenary talks on intelligent surfaces at Future of Wireless Technology Workshop and Carleton 6G Workshop Series.

November 2020: We have received the Best Paper Award of 12th IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (IEEE LATINCOM 2020) with our paper entitled “SimRIS Channel Simulator for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communication Systems”.

October 2020: Our book “Flexible and Cognitive Radio Access Technologies for 5G and Beyond” is out! [Amazon] [IET]

September 2020: Upcoming Webinar “Wireless Communications with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces” on 29-September-2020, 16:00-17:30 (GMT+3) hosted by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Frontiers in Communications and Networks.

August 2020: Our comprehensive presentation (tutorial) on reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) is available at [Youtube] [Slides]

August 2020: IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technologies Initiative on “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces” is active. For updates, follow our website!

August 2020: Our Feature Topic “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: Design and Implementation” at IEEE Communications Magazine is online. Manuscript Submission Deadline: 1 December 2020. [Call for Papers]

August 2020: Our Research Topic “Wireless Communications with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: Fundamentals, Experimentation, and Applications” at Frontiers in Communications and Networks is online. [Call for Papers]

August 2020: SimRIS Channel Simulator v2.0  is out.  It adds MIMO capability to its earlier version. Our visionary article focusing on SimRIS, as well as reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, is also available. [Paper 3]

July 2020: Dr. Basar has joined the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Communications and Networks.

June 2020: SimRIS Channel Simulator has been released. It is an open-source and MATLAB-based simulator, which can be used in channel modeling of reconfigurable intelligent surface-assisted systems with tunable operating frequency, terminal locations, number of RIS elements, and environments. [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

May 2020: Dr. Basar has received Scientist of the Year Award from Science Heroes Association.

March 2020: Dr. Basar has received the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region. [KU:News] [ComSoc]


Past News (2019-2016)