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 (2019-2018):

April 2019: KU-ELEC Graduate Program applications are open for Fall 2019
Exceptional candidates (high GPA, high GRE/TOEFL scores) will be considered for KU Fellowship.
Please send an e-mail to us ( to discuss possibilities in our group before applying

March 2019: We have an open full-time post-doctoral researcher position with a joint project with Aselsan focusing on waveform design. Please send an email to us ( for further details.
Prerequisites: Background in wireless/digital communications, OFDM and MATLAB.
Salary: 4500 TL/month + housing aid + health insurance + meal aid.
Project duration: 12 months (May 2019-May 2020)

March 2019: Dr. Basar has been appointed as the Coordinator of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Graduate Programme of GSSE.

February 2019: Our new prepring on a promising beyond massive MIMO technology for 6G: “Transmission Through Large Intelligent Surfaces: A New Frontier in Wireless Communications” [PDF]

February 2019: Our article “Index Modulation Techniques for Next-Generation Wireless Networks” has been featured in IEEE Access as one of the Top 5 Most Cited Articles published in 2017. [Web]

January 2019: Our Special Issue “Advances in Signal Processing for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access” at IEEE Access is now open. [CFP]

December 2018: Dr. Basar has received the ODTÜ Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award.

October 2018:  CoreLab Seminar II – “Activities of IEEE 802 Wireless Groups towards 5G” by Dr. Tunçer Baykaş. [Info]

September 2018: Dr. Basar will moderate the “6G Vision Panel” at 6G Workshop 2018. Date: 25-Sep-2018, Location: İstanbul Medipol University.

August 2018:  CoreLab Seminar I – “Recent Advances in Space Modulation Techniques” by Dr. Raed Mesleh. [Info] [Pic1] [Pic2] [Pic3]

July 2018: Our website is up and running.

July 2018: Dr. Basar joined Koç University!

Past News (2018-2016)