CoreLab, which was founded in 2018 and directed by Dr. Ertugrul Basar under the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koç University,  is conducting highly active theoretical as well as experimental research towards the theoretical design, computer simulation, and practical experimentation of next-generation wireless communication systems and standards. Our group collaborates with many international and national institutions and industrial partners.

Recent News (2024-2020):

May 2024: Our paper “Autoencoder-Based Enhanced Joint Delay-Doppler Index Modulation for OTFS Modulation” won the 32nd IEEE SİU ComSoc Best Paper Award. [Photo]

February 2024: Our PhD student Ibrahim Yildirim has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Ibrahim!

December 2023: Dr. Basar has been selected as an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer for the Class of 2024-2025 to deliver invited talks on reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and index modulation toward 6G, noise-driven communication, and unconditionally secure communication. [ComSoc]

December 2023: Dr. Basar has been elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) as an Associate Member. [TÜBA News]

November 2023: Our WPMC 2023 paper “Network-Independent and User-Controlled RIS: An Experimental Perspective” won the Best Paper Award.

October 2023: Dr. Basar ranked 2nd and 6th in Koç University, respectively, based on the single recent year and career-long data in the recent rankings of the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University. His yearly and career-long rankings are 21st and 254th in the subfield of Networking & Telecommunications among 197,500 scientists.

September 2023: Our TSP 2023 paper “PAPR Reduction Precoding for Orthogonal Time Frequency Space Modulation” won the Best Paper Award.

June 2023: Our VTC2023-Spring paper “Measurement-based Characterization of Physical Layer Security for RIS-assisted Wireless Systems” won the Best Paper Award.

May 2023: Dr. Basar received the 2022-2023 Koç University Outstanding Teaching Award.

February 2023: Our PhD student Aymen Khaleel has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Aymen!

November 2022: Dr. Basar has been elevated to IEEE Fellow, the highest honor of IEEE, for his contributions to physical-layer design for next-generation wireless networks. [IEEE Turkey News] [TÜBA News] [BAGEP News]

November 2022: Our PhD student Zehra Yigit has successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Zehra!

June 2022: One step further of intelligent surface-based transmitters and backscatter communication: Thermal noise communication (TherCom). Our preprint “Communication by Means of Thermal Noise: Towards Networks with Extremely Low Power Consumption” is available at arXiv. [PDF]

June 2022: CoreLab gives 6 MS graduates this Summer. From left to right: M. Akif Kurt, R. Akif Taşçı, Burak Özpoyraz, Joana Angjo, Ömer Furkan Tuğtekin, and Fatih Kılınç: [Photo]

June 2022: Dr. Basar becomes a Visiting Professor (Mercator Fellow) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

March 2022: My first podcast [in Turkish] focusing on the history of wireless communications and 5G technologies. Non-technical and open to everyone: [Spotify]

January 2022: The first survey of the year: “Deep Learning-Aided 6G Wireless Networks: A Comprehensive Survey of Revolutionary PHY Architectures[PDF].

Past News (2021-2016)