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.

–  [For Turkish and resident citizens only] We have a single PhD position (48 months) on next-generation Wi-Fi standards from our TUBITAK 2244 Industry PhD project. Benefits include 4500 TL/month stipend, graduate housing, meal card, health insurance. After graduation, the PhD holder will be directly employed by Vestel R&D for 3 years. Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 can be considered.

–  We may support the application of qualified post-doctoral researchers to the TUBITAK-H2020 2236 Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme2. If you are interested in this competitive but very generous funding scheme, please send an email to us with your CV and research statement/proposal.
Please visit:
Deadline: 30.10.2020 & Proposal Template [Word]

Recent News (2020-2019):

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.
Free Webinar Link:

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]

August 2020: A. Tugberk Dogukan has defended his MS thesis. Congratulations!

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: Our new Special Issue on “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Based Communications for 6G Wireless Networks” is open at IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society (OJ-COMS). [Call for Papers]

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]

December 2019: New preprint on RISs: “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Doppler Effect and Multipath Fading Mitigation”. [PDF]

November 2019: The most recent Special Issue of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (IEEE J-STSP): “Index Modulation for Future Wireless Networks: A Signal Processing Perspective” is edited by us. [Editorial]

November 2019: Upcoming talk at Ericsson Research Day in Turkey: “Beyond 5G and 6G: A Physical Layer Perspective”.

August 2019: Dr. Basar has been appointed as a Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Letters.

August 2019: We gave a Seminar at Russian Academy of Sciences – IITP: “Transmission Through Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: A New Frontier in Wireless Communications”. [Photo1] [Photo2]

June 2019: An overview of enabling technologies, recent advances, and potential research directions in reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, which can be potential enablers for 6G and beyond! Our new preprint: “Wireless Communications Through Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces[PDF]

May 2019: Colloquium @ Uludag University: Today and Future of Communication Technologies [Presentation]

May 2019: Index modulation meets large intelligent surfaces: “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Based Index Modulation: A New Beyond MIMO Paradigm for 6G” [PDF]
Matlab Codes are available at [MATLAB].

May 2019: PIMRC 2019 Special Session: Physical Layer Solutions for 6G. [Call For Papers] [EDAS]

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

February 2019: Our new preprint on a promising beyond massive MIMO technology for 6G: “Transmission Through Large Intelligent Surfaces: A New Frontier in Wireless Communications[PDF].
MATLAB codes are available at [MATLAB].

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]

Past News (2018-2016)