CoreLab, which is founded in 2018 and 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 theoretical design, computer simulation, and practical experimentation of next-generation wireless communication systems and standards. Our group has collaboration ties with many international and national institutions as well as industrial partners.

Recent News (2023-2020):

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

June 2023: Our VTC2023-Spring paper entitled “Measurement-based Characterization of Physical Layer Security for RIS-assisted Wireless Systems” has 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!

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!

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].

November 2021: Presentation at IEEE Future Networks 1st Massive MIMO Workshop: “Present and Future of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communications”. [Slides]

October 2021: Upcoming in-person seminar at TUBITAK-BILGEM: “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for 6G”.

September 2021: CoreLab members İbrahim Yildirim and Ali Tuğberk Doğukan win 2021 IEEE ComSoc Turkey Best Master of Science Thesis Award.

September 2012: Upcoming 6G Panel at Istanbul Medipol University organized by 6G Platform. [6G Workshop] [6G Platform]

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)