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):

January 2021: We will be accepting two new PhD students (to start in Spring 2021 semester – February 2021) from our TÜBİTAK project on reconfigurable intelligent surfaces. Conditions: strong background in wireless communications, MATLAB,  and communication theory.

Benefits include tuition waiver, monthly stipend (3500 TL/month), graduate housing, private health insurance, meal card, and travel support. Deadline for applications: January 31, 2021. Candidates must submit their CV, transcripts, theses/publications to 

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)