Ertugrul Basar, Ph.D.
Ertugrul Basar was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1985. He received the B.S. degree (Honors) from Istanbul University, Turkey, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. From 2011 to 2012, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, as a Visiting Research Collaborator. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey and the director of Communications Research and Innovation Laboratory (CᴏʀᴇLᴀʙ). Prior to joining Koç University, he was an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor with Istanbul Technical University from 2014 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018, respectively.
Dr. Basar is an inventor of four pending/granted patents on index modulation schemes. His primary research interests include MIMO systems, index modulation, cooperative communications, waveform design, visible light communications, and signal processing for communications.
Recent recognition of his research includes the Science Academy (Turkey) Young Scientists (BAGEP) Award in 2018, Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist (TUBA-GEBIP) Award in 2017, the first-ever IEEE Turkey Research Encouragement Award in 2017, and the Istanbul Technical University Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in 2014. He is also the recipient of five Best Paper Awards including one from the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016. He has served as a TPC track chair or a TPC member for several IEEE conferences including GLOBECOM, VTC, PIMRC, and so on. Dr. Basar currently serves as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and Physical Communication (Elsevier), and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters. He is also the Lead Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing October 2019 Special Issue “Index Modulation for Future Wireless Networks: A Signal Processing Perspective”. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Access from 2016 to 2018. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Adress: Koç University, College of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Office No: MF 168
Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer 34450, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 338 08 06
Awards & Honors
2018: Science Academy (Turkey), Young Scientist (BAGEP) Award
2018: Exemplary Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2017).
2018: Best Paper Award, 2018 41st International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP).
2017: Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), Outstanding Young Scientist (GEBIP) Award
2017: Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Turkey, Research Encouragement Award
2017: Best Graduation Project Award (Advisor), Electrical Engineers Branch of Turkey
2017: IEEE ComSoc Turkey Best Student Paper Award, 25th Signal Processing and Telecommunication Applications Conference
2016: Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016)
2014: Best Ph.D. Thesis of the Year Award, Istanbul Technical University
2012: Best Paper of the Year Award, Electrical Engineers Branch of Turkey
2009: Best Student Paper Award, 17th Signal Processing and Telecommunication Applications Conference
2007: B.Sc. Degree with Honors, Istanbul University
E. Basar, “Multiple Input Multiple Output Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing with Index Modulation, MIMO-OFDM-IM, Communications System”, US Patent, US 9,960,831 B2, May 2018.
E. Ozturk, E. Basar, H. A. Cirpan, “Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing with Flexible Index Modulation”, PCT Patent Application Number: PCT/TR2018/050341, Application Date: June 2018.
E. Basar, I. Altunbas, “Space-Time Channel Modulation”, PCT Patent Application Number: PCT/TR2016/050353, Application Date: Sep. 2016.
E. Basar, “Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing with Index Modulation System”, Turkish Patent Institute (TPE) Patent Pending, File No: 2015/09964, Application date: Aug. 2015.
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) & IEEE Communications Society, Senior Member: 2016-…
IEEE 5G Initiative, Member: 2017-…
5GTR Forum, Member: 2017-…
Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2018-…
Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Letters, 2016-…
Editor, Physical Communication (Elsevier), 2017-…
Associate Editor, IEEE Access, 2016-2018.
Other Editorial Activities
Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
Special Issue: Index Modulation for Future Wireless Networks: A Signal Processing Perspective, 2018.
Lead Guest Editor, Physical Communication (Elsevier)
Special Issue: Radio Access Technologies for Beyond 5G Wireless Networks, 2018.
Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Access
Special Section: Index Modulation Techniques for Next-Generation Wireless Networks, 2017.
Guest Editor, Wiley/Hindawi Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Special Issue: Chaotic and Index Modulations: Emerging Paradigms for Future Wireless Communications, 2018.
Manuscript Editor, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, 2016.
IEEE Transactions on Communications
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
IEEE Communications Letters
IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
IEEE Communications Magazine
IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
IEEE Networking Letters
IEEE Communications Standards Magazine
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
IEEE Signal Processing Letters
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology
IEEE Photonics Journal
IEEE Systems Journal
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
IET Electronics Letters
Physical Communication (Elsevier)
AEÜ – International Journal of Electronics and Communications (Elsevier)
Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems
Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
KICS Journal of Communications and Networks
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
Springer Annals of Telecommunications
Springer Wireless Networks
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering \& Computer Sciences
Journal of Communications
SAIEE Africa Research Journal
Technical Program Committee (TPC) – Track Chair
“Track 1: Fundamentals and PHY” Track, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC’19), Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2019.
“Signal Transmission and Reception” Track, 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2019-Fall, Hawaii, HI, USA, Aug. 2019.
Technical Program Committee (TPC) – Member
2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC): Communication Theory Symposium, Shanghai, China, May 2019.
2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference: Workshops: International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond Wireless and Mobile Networks, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec. 2018.
2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2018), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec. 2018.
Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS 2018), Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 2018.
2018 41st International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), Athens, Greece, July 2018.
The Fourteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2018), Venice, Italy, June 2018.
6th International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom), Batumi, Georgia, June 2018.
25th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2018), Saint Malo, France, June 2018.
The 24th European Wireless (EW) 2018, Catania, Italy, May 2018.
2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2018-Spring, Porto, Portugal, May 2018.
26th IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SİU 2018), Izmir, Türkiye, May 2018.
2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2017), Singapore, Dec. 2017.
28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2017), Quebec, Canada, Oct. 2017.
2017 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC), Qingdao, China, Oct. 2017.
2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2017-Fall, Toronto, Canada, Sept. 2017.
22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer and Communications (ISCC 2017), Heraklion, Crete, July 2017.
5th International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom), Istanbul, Turkiye, June 2017.
24th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2017), Limassol, Cyprus, May 2017.
25th IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SİU 2017), Antalya, Türkiye, May 2017.
2016 IEEE 84rd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Fall, Montreal, Canada, Sep. 2016.
23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2016), Thessaloniki, Greece, May 2016.
2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Spring, Nanjing, China, May 2016.
Organization of Special Sessions
“Special Session on Visible Light Communications”, 4th International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking, Varna, Bulgaria, Jun. 2016.
“5G and Beyond Wireless Communications Techniques”, 2016 IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications (SIU 2016), Zonguldak, May 2016.
Invited Seminars and Presentations
“Index Modulation: A Promising Technique for Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems”, ASELSAN HBT, Ankara, Turkey, July 2018.
“Index Modulation: A Promising Technique for Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems”, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 2018.
“Index Modulation: A Promising Technique for Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems”, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-BILGEM, Istanbul, Turkey, Jan. 2018.
“Index Modulation for the New Radio”, Disaster Management: An Information & Communications Technology Approach with 5G-and-Beyond Communications & Networks, Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2017.
“Index Modulation Techniques for 5G Wireless Networks”, 3rd ASELSAN Workshop on Communications Technologies, Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 2016.
“MIMO-OFDM System Design for Visible Light Communications Systems”, 3rd ASELSAN Workshop on Communications Technologies, Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 2016.
“Index Modulation Techniques for 5G Wireless Networks”, Outstanding Scholar’s Forum from Home and Abroad}, South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China, Feb. 2016.
“Index Modulation Techniques for 5G Wireless Networks”, 5G Private Partnership InfoDay, Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 2016.
“Cooperative Communications”, Alcatel-Lucent R&D Talks, Istanbul, Turkey, Mar. 2015.
Review Panel Membership
National Science Centre, Poland, Reviewer, 2018.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Netherlands, Proposal Reviewer, 2017.
Istanbul Technical University ARI Teknokent, Proposal Reviewer, 2016-…
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-TEYDEB, 1511/1507 Proposal Reviewer, 2016-…
Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications-UDHAM, Reviewer, 2016-…
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 1001/1003 Projects, Panelist/Advisor, 2015-…
Prof. Basar was born in Üsküdar, İstanbul in 1985 and is a native of Şavşat, Artvin.
He graduated from Kabataş Erkek Lisesi in 2003.
He served for the Turkish Military as a third lieutenant in 2013-2014.
His hobbies are photography, Formula 1, adventure novels and jogging.
He is married with Merve Dogruyol Basar, M.Sc. and lives in Sarıyer, İstanbul.