Director

Ertuğrul Başar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
IEEE Fellow

Prof. Ertugrul Basar was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1985. He received the B.S. degree (with High Honors) from Istanbul University, Turkey, in 2007 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, and the director of the Communications Research and Innovation Laboratory (CoreLab). Before joining Koç University, he held positions as an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor at Istanbul Technical University from 2014 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018, respectively. In the past, he had visiting positions at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, as a Visiting Research Collaborator (2011-2022) and at Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, as a Mercator Fellow (2022).

Prof. Basar’s primary research interests include beyond 5G and 6G wireless systems, MIMO systems, index modulation, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, waveform design, zero-power and thermal noise communications, software-defined radio, physical layer security, quantum key distribution systems, and signal processing/deep learning for communications. He is an inventor of ten pending/granted patents on future wireless technologies.

Prof. Basar has received numerous awards and recognitions for his research, including the “National Leader Researchers” support from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) in 2022, “IEEE ComSoc Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region” in 2020, “Science Heroes Association Scientist of the Year Award” in 2019, “ODTU Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award” in 2018, “The Science Academy (Turkey) Young Scientists (BAGEP) Award” in 2018, “Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist (TÜBA-GEBİP) Award” in 2017, and the first-ever “IEEE Turkey Research Encouragement Award” in 2017. He also received ten Best Paper Awards, including those from the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016 and the 2023 IEEE 97th Vehicular Technology Conference. Moreover, he was a TPC track chair or a TPC member for several IEEE conferences, such as GLOBECOM, ICC, PIMRC, and VTC.

With 160 international journal publications that have received around 14,000 citations, Prof. Basar’s contributions to communications and wireless technologies are highly regarded. Notably, in the recent list of the World’s Top 2% Scientists, his yearly and career-long rankings are 21st and 254th in the subfield of Networking & Telecommunications. His dedication to teaching has also been recognized, as evidenced by the 2022-2023 Koç University Outstanding Teaching Award, and he supervised 5 Ph.D. and 17 Master of Science students.

Currently serving as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Communications and Networks, Dr. Basar has previously held editorial positions for various journals, including IEEE Communications Letters (2016-2022), IEEE Transactions on Communications (2018-2022), Physical Communication (2017-2020), and IEEE Access (2016-2018). Additionally, he is the founding Academic Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technologies Initiative on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces. He is an Associate Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) and a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) and Artificial Intelligence Industry Academy (AIIA). Dr. Basar has recently been selected as an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer for the Class of 2024-2025.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to physical-layer design for next-generation wireless networks, Prof. Basar was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2023, becoming one of the youngest IEEE Fellows of Turkey at the age of 37.

 

Address: Koç University, College of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Office No: SNA Z32
Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer 34450, Istanbul, Turkey

Phone: +90 212 338 08 06
Email: ebasar@ku.edu.tr
Web: https://corelab.ku.edu.tr

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Key Research Figures

# of publications (papers/books/chapters/proceedings): 161/1/5/89

# of projects/ total funding received: 11/ ~1,500,000 €

# of citations/h-index: ~14,000 /48

# of patents (granted/pending): 4/9

# of Ph.D./M.Sc. students supervised: 5/17

# journals and conferences served as Editor/Reviewer/TPC-Member: 13/50/38

# of invited keynotes, seminars, and presentations: ~50

# of scientific awards and recognitions: 28

Top 2% Scientists rankings (yearly/overall): 2,526/33,478 (All fields) & 21/254 (Netw. & Telecommun.)

 

Awards and Recognitions

2024: Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)

2024: Artificial Intelligence Industry Academy (AIIA) Fellow

2023: Associate Member, Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA)

2023: Best Paper Award, 26th International Symposium On Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2023)

2023: Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) Fellow

2023: Best Paper Award, 2023 46th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP 2023)

2023: Best Paper Award, 2023 IEEE 97th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2023-Spring.

2023: Outstanding Teaching Award, Koç University

2023: IEEE Fellow, for contributions to physical-layer design for next-generation wireless networks.

2022: National Leader Researcher, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.

2020: IEEE ComSoc Best Young Researcher for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region.

2020: Exemplary Editor, IEEE Communications Letters

2020: Best Paper Award, 12th IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (IEEE LATINCOM 2020).

2019: Science Heroes Association, Scientist of the Year Award.

2019: Best Paper Award, 2019 19th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT 2019)

2018: ODTÜ Parlar Foundation, Research Encouragement Award

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 2018)

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 (SİU 2017)

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 (SİU 2009)

2007: B.Sc. Degree with High Honors, Istanbul University

 

Supervised Theses

Doctor of Philosophy

Ph.D., Ibrahim Yildirim, Koç University, 2024
Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Centric Communication Networks: A Comprehensive Exploration of Channel Modeling and Coverage Extension.

Ph.D., Aymen Khaleel, Koç University, 2023
Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Based Novel Transceiver Architectures and Multiple Access.

Ph.D., Zehra Yigit, Istanbul Technical University, 2022
From Media-Based Modulation to Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: Novel Index Modulation Solutions.

Ph.D., Ersin Ozturk, Istanbul Technical University, 2019 (co-supervised with Prof. Hakan Ali Cirpan)
Non-Orthogonal Multi-Carrier Modulation Schemes for Future Wireless Communication Systems.

Ph.D., Gokhan Altin, Istanbul Technical University, 2018 (co-supervised with Prof. Ertugrul Celebi)
Low-Complexity Detection and Cooperative Communication for Spatial Modulation Systems.

 

Master of Science

M.Sc., Yusuf Islam Tek, Koç University, 2023
Novel OTFS System Designs for 6G Communication Networks.

M.Sc., Enes Koktas, Koç University, 2023
Communications for the Planet Mars: Past, Present, and Future.

M.Sc., Sefa Kayraklik, Koç University, 2023
Practical Implementation and Real-World Validation of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces.

M.Sc., Recep Akif Tasci, Koç University, 2022
Active Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Architectures for Future Wireless Networks.

M.Sc., Fatih Kilinc, Koç University, 2022
Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Assisted Wireless Networks and Channel Modeling.

M.Sc., Omer Furkan Tugtekin, Koç University, 2022
OFDM with Index Modulation-Based Alternative Waveform Designs for Future Wireless Systems.

M.Sc., Mehmet Akif Kurt, Koç University, 2022
Advanced Spatial Modulation Systems for Future MIMO Systems.

M.Sc., Joana Angjo, Koç University, 2022
Molecular Communications: Novel Relaying Schemes and Molecular Beamforming.

M.Sc., Burak Ozpoyraz, Koç University, 2022
Next-Generation MIMO Systems: From Index Modulation to Deep Learning

M.Sc., İlter Erol Gürol, Koç University, 2021
Advanced Waveform Designs for Tactical Communication Systems

M.Sc., Emre Arslan, Koç University, 2020
Waveform Design and Multiple Access Techniques for 5G and Beyond Wireless Communication Systems

M.Sc., Ali Tugberk Dogukan, Koç University, 2020
OFDM-Based Novel Waveform Design for 5G and Beyond Wireless Communication Networks

M.Sc., Ibrahim Yildirim, Istanbul Technical University, 2019
Novel System Design with Media-Based Modulation.

M.Sc., Ahmet Celik, Istanbul Technical University, 2019
Index Modulation-Based Techniques for Diffusive Molecular Communication Systems.

M.Sc., Ebubekir Memisoglu, Istanbul Technical University, 2019
OFDM with Index Modulation For 5G and Beyond.

M.Sc., Seyfettin Uluocak, Istanbul Technical University, 2018
Novel Spatial Modulation Based System Designs for Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Systems.

M.Sc., Zehra Yigit, Istanbul Technical University, 2017
Novel Quadrature Spatial Modulation Techniques for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communication Systems.

 

Patents

E. Memisoglu, E. Basar, H. Arslan, “Fading Aligned Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing with Index Modulation System”, Turkish Patent and Trademark Office Patent, Patent No: 2018/20553, Aug. 2023. (PCT Patent Pending, Application No: PCT/TR2019/051196, Dec. 2019).

E. Ozturk, E. Basar, H. A. Cirpan “Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing with Multiple-Input Multiple-Output and Flexible Index Modulation”, US Patent, US 11,239,931 B2, Feb 2022. [Patent]

E. Basar, I. Altunbas, “Space-Time Channel Modulation Method”, European Patent, EP 3,424,167 B1, Jan. 2022. [Patent]

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. [Patent]

T. Ahmad, E. Basar, B. Ozbakis, “Indexing Schemes for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-based Quadrature Reflection Modulation”, European Patent Application Number:  EP24157107.4, Application Date: Feb. 2024.

E. Basar, “System and Method for Reliable Bit Detection in Kirchhoff-Law-Johnson-Noise Secure Key Exchange Schemes”, PCT Application Number: PCT/TR2023/051326, Application date: Nov. 2023.

E. Basar, “Wireless Communication Systems and Methods utilizing Noise Modulation”, PCT Application Number: PCT/TR2023/051174, Application Date: Oct. 2023.

A. T. Dogukan, B. Ozpoyraz, E. Basar, B. Ozbakis, “Deep Learning based Channel Estimation”, PCT Application No: PCT/EP2022/078823, Application Date: Oct. 2022.

A. T. Dogukan, O. F. Tugtekin, E. Basar, B. Ozbakis, “Coordinate Interleaved OFDM with Power Index Modulation”, PCT Application No: PCT/EP2022/058619, Application Date: Feb. 2022.

A. T. Dogukan, E. Basar, B. Ozbakis, “Duplicated-Mode Dual-Carrier Modulation with Coordinate Interleaving”, European Patent Application No: EP21160348.5, Application Date: Mar. 2021.

A. T. Dogukan, E. Basar, B. Ozbakis, “Dual-Carrier Index Modulation (DCIM) Method”, European Patent Application No: EP20203407.0, Application Date: Oct. 2020.

 

University Service

Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University: 2019-…

 

Professional Activities

Membership

Artificial Intelligence Industry Academy, Fellow: 2024-…

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow: 2023-….

COST Action CA22168 – Physical layer security for trustworthy and resilient 6G systems (6G-PHYSEC), Working Group (WG) Member, 2024-…

Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), Associate Member, 2023-…

Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), Fellow: 2023-….

Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), Young Member, 2017-2023.

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member & Senior Member: 2013-2022.

IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technologies Initiative on “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”, Academic Chair and ETI Proposer: 2020-…

SyMat COST Action CA18223 – Future communications with higher-symmetric engineered artificial materials, Management Committee (MC) Substitute, 2020-…

SyMat COST Action CA18223 – Future communications with higher-symmetric engineered artificial materials, Working Group (WG) Member, 2020-…

IEEE ComSoc – Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Committee, Member, 2020 -…

IEEE ComSoc – Communication Theory Technical Committee, Member, 2019 -…

IEEE ComSoc – Radio Communications Technical Committee, Member, 2019 -…

IEEE ComSoc – Wireless Communications Technical Committee Technical Committee, Member, 2019 -…

 

 

Editor Service 

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks, 2020-…

Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2018-2022.

Senior Editor, IEEE Communications Letters, 2019-2022.

Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Letters, 2016-2019.

Editor, Physical Communication, 2017-2020.

Associate Editor, IEEE Access, 2016-2018.

 

Other Editorial Activities

Guest Editor, IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society
Special Issue: Emerging Modulation Techniques Towards 6G Networks, 2024.

Guest Editor, IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society
Special Issue: Multi-Function RIS for 6G: Models, Design, and Future Directions, 2023.

Guest Editor, IEEE Network
Special Issue: Next Generation Multiple Access for 6G, 2022.

Guest Editor, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
Special Issue: Backscatter and Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Empowered Wireless Communications in 6G, 2021.

Guest Editor, MDPI Electronics
Special Issue: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) for Wireless Communications, 2021.

Guest Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine
Feature Topic: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: Design and Implementation, 2020.

Guest Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks
Research Topic: Wireless Communications with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: Fundamentals, Experimentation, and Applications, 2020.

Guest Editor, IEEE Access
Special Section: Advances in Signal Processing for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access, 2019.

Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
Special Issue: Index Modulation for Future Wireless Networks: A Signal Processing Perspective, 2019.

Lead Guest Editor, Physical Communication 
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.

Manuscript Editor, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, 2016.

 

Reviewer Service

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 Open Journal of the Communications Society

IEEE Network

IEEE Networking Letters

IEEE Communications Standards Magazine

IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

IEEE Internet of Things Journal

IEEE Access

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

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

Proceedings of the IEEE

Frontiers in Communications and Networks

Nature Electronics

IET Communications

IET Networks

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

China Communications

Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

MDPI Information

Journal of Communications

SAIEE Africa Research Journal

 

Book Proposal Reviewer 

Springer

CRC Press

John Wiley & Sons

 

Technical Program Committee (TPC) – Track Chair 

Tutorial Chair, The 5th International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA’24), Istanbul, Turkey, July 2024.

Tutorial Chair, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2024, Dubai, UAE, Apr. 2024.

Tutorial Chair, IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2022.

Track Chair, “Wireless Communications”, The 28th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications, Gaziantep, Turkey, Apr. 2020.

Track Chair, “Track 1: Fundamentals and PHY”, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC’19), Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2019.

Track Chair, “Signal Transmission and Reception”, 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2019-Fall, Hawaii, HI, USA, Aug. 2019.

 

Advisory/Steering Committee Member

6th International Conference on Smart Systems and Technologies (SST 2024), Osijek, Croatia, Oct. 2024.

The 9th International Conference on Unsolved Problems of Noise, Budapest, Hungary, June 20244.

 

Technical Program Committee (TPC) – Member

2024 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Denver, CO, USA, June 2024.

2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Rome, Italy, May 2023.

International Conference on Smart Systems and Technologies (SST 2022), Osijek, Croatia, Oct. 2022.

2022 Global Communications Conference(GLOBECOM 2022), Selected Areas in Communications Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 2022.

2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Seoul, South Korea, June 2022.

2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC): Communication Theory Symposium, Montreal, QC, Canada, June 2021.

The 2020 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 2020.

45th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2020), Barcelona, May 2020.

2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dublin, Ireland, June 2020.

2020 IEEE 91th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2020-Spring, Antwerp, Belgium, May 2020.

2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2019-Fall, Honolulu, HI, USA, Sep. 2019.

Third International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking (BalkanCom 2019), Skopje, Macedonia, June 2019.

2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2019-Spring, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2019.

2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 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 Workshops

Co-Chair, “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications”, 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Madrid, Spain, Dec. 2021.

Co-Organizer, “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Next Generation Wireless Communications”, IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, Xiamen, China, July 2021.

 

Organization of Special Sessions

“Special Session on Physical Layer Solutions for 6G”, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2019.

“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.

 

Panelist/Panel Chair

Panelist, “6G Vision and Research Efforts Panel”, 6G Workshop 2022, Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2022.

Panelist, “Industrial Panel: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for 5G-Advanced”, 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Seoul, South Korea, May 2022.

Panelist, “6G Vision Panel”, 6G Workshop 2021, Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2021.

Panelist, “Beyond Massive MIMO Panel”, 2021 Future of Wireless Workshop, Sweden, Apr. 2021 (online).

Panel Chair, “6G Vision Panel”, 6G Workshop 2018, Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2018.

 

Plenary Talks and Keynotes

“Past, Present, and Future of Communication Technologies”, Kabataş Erkek Lisesi Career Days, Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 2023.

“Noise-Driven Communication: In Pursuit of Unconditionally Secure and Low-Power Communication Networks for 6G and Beyond”, SATELLITE WORKSHOP on “Wireless Communication: 5G and Beyond” under the IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits & Systems 2023, Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 2023.

“Towards Networks with Extremely Low Power Consumption: From Intelligent Surfaces to Thermal Noise Communication”, 6GIC-CLICK Workshop: Featuring Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, Sept. 2022.

“Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communications for 6G Wireless Networks”, 2022 Iran Workshop on Communication and Information Theory (IWCIT2022), Yazd, Iran, May 2022 (online).

“Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communications for 6G Wireless Networks”, KAUST Research Conference: Extreme Bandwidth Communication: From mmWave, THz to Optical Bands, Thuwal, S. Arabia, March 2022 (online).

“Present and Future of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communications”, 2021 IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking (MeditCom) – Workshop: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: A Technology Enabler to Catalyze 6G, Athens, Greece, Sep. 2021 (online).

“Back to the Future with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”, Carleton 6G Workshop Series, Montreal, Canada, Apr. 2021 (online).

“From Media-Based Modulation to Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: Potential Candidates for 6G”, Future of Wireless Workshop, Sweden, Apr. 2021 (online).

“Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Based Communications for Future Wireless Networks”, XXXVIII Brazilian Telecommunications Symposium (SBrT’2020), Santa Catarina, Brazil, Nov. 2020 (online).

 

Invited Seminars and Presentations

“In Pursuit of Unconditionally Secure and Low-Power Communication Networks for 6G and Beyond”, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Mar. 2024.

“In Pursuit of Low-Power and Unconditionally Secure Networks: From Intelligent Surfaces to Noise-Driven Communication”, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany, Oct. 2023.

“In Pursuit of Low-Power and Unconditionally Secure Networks: From Intelligent Surfaces to Noise-Driven Communication”, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), Kaiserslautern, Germany, Aug. 2023 (online).

“In Pursuit of Low-Power and Unconditionally Secure Networks: From Intelligent Surfaces to Thermal Noise Communication”, ELLIIT Distinguished Lecture, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden, Feb. 2023.

“The Art of Scientific Writing: An Engineering Perspective”, Koç University Library Talks, Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 2022.

“Towards Networks with Extremely Low Power Consumption: From Intelligent Surfaces to Thermal Noise Communication”, First Abu Dhabi 6G Summit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Nov. 2022.

“Towards Networks with Extremely Low Power Consumption: From Intelligent Surfaces to Thermal Noise Communication”, Huawei Strategy and Technology Workshop 2022, Shenzhen, China, Sep. 2022 (online).

“Towards Networks with Extremely Low Power Consumption From Intelligent Surfaces to Thermal Noise Communication”, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, July 2022.

“Towards Networks with Extremely Low Power Consumption From Intelligent Surfaces to Thermal Noise Communication”, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands, July 2022 (online).

“Towards Networks with Extremely Low Power Consumption From Intelligent Surfaces to Thermal Noise Communication”, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, July 2022 (online).

“Recent Advances and Future Directions in RIS-Empowered Communication”, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, June 2022.

“Recent Advances and Future Directions in RIS-Empowered Communication”, ZTE – Wireless Research Institute Seminar, June 2022 (online).

“Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for 6G”, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-BILGEM, Nov. 2021.

“Present and Future of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communications”, IEEE 1st Massive MIMO Workshop, Nov. 2021 (online).

“Present and Future of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communications”, Huawei Strategy and Technology Workshop 2021, Shenzhen, China, Oct. 2021 (online).

“Present and Future of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communications”, KAUST Fall 2021 ECE Graduate Seminar Series, Thuwal, S. Arabia, Oct. 2021 (online).

“Wireless Communications in the Next Decade”, Bristol University, Bristol, UK, July 2021 (online).

“A New Paradigm in Wireless Communications: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Apr. 2021 (online).

“A New Paradigm in Wireless Communications: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”, Imperial College London, London, UK, Mar. 2021 (online).

“Wireless Communications in the Next Decade”, Huawei Sweden Research, Lund, Sweden, Mar. 2021 (online).

“Scientific Writing from the Perspective of Communications Engineering”, IEEE Turkey ComSoc Chapter & IEEE Turkey Young Professionals, Turkey, Feb. 2021 (online).

“Today and Future of Wireless Communication Technologies”, Turkish Academy of Sciences, Annual GEBİP Meeting, Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 2020 (online).

“Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Based Communications for 6G Wireless Networks”, ZTE Wireless Research Institute, Beijing, China, Oct. 2020 (online).

“Wireless Communications with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”, KAUST & Frontiers in Communications and Networks,  Thuwal, S. Arabia, Sept. 2020 (online).

“Intelligent Communication Environments for 6G Wireless Systems”, Maury Microwave, Ontario, CA, USA, Sept. 2020 (online).

“Intelligent Communication Environments for 6G Wireless Systems”, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Berlin, Germany, Aug. 2020 (online).

“Intelligent Communication Environments for 6G Wireless Systems”, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Aug. 2020 (online).

“Intelligent Communication Environments for 6G Wireless Systems”, University of Oulu & 6G Flagship, Oulu, Finland, Aug. 2020 (online).

“Intelligent Communication Environments for 6G Wireless Systems”, IEEE Montreal Section, Montreal, Canada, July 2020 (online).

“Intelligent Communication Environments for 6G Wireless Systems”, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, July 2020 (online).

“A New Paradigm in Wireless Communications: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”, ASELSAN HBT, Ankara, Turkey, Jan. 2020.

“Beyond 5G and 6G: A Physical Layer Perspective”, Ericsson Research Day in Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 2019.

“Transmission Through Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: A New Frontier in Wireless Communications”, Russian Academy of Sciences-IITP,  Moscow, Russia, Aug. 2019.

“Today and Future of Communication Technologies”, Science Colloquium – Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey, May 2019. [Presentation]

“Physical Layer Techniques for Beyond 5G”, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), Doha, Qatar, Apr. 2019. [Presentation]

“Media-Based Modulation for Beyond 5G Wireless Networks”, 4th ASELSAN Workshop on Communications Technologies, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2019. [Presentation]

“Index Modulation: A Promising Technique for Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems”, ASELSAN HBT, Ankara, Turkey, July 2018. [Presentation]

“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

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-TEYDEB, 1501/1507/1509/1511 Projects, Reviewer.

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-ARDEB, 1001/1002/1003/3501 Projects, Panelist/Advisor/Reviewer.

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-BIDEB, Reviewer.

Fonds National de la Recherche (Luxemburg), Reviewer.

EDGE Fellowship Programme, Reviewer.

Indian Institute of Science, External Reviewer.

National Science Centre, Poland, Reviewer.

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Netherlands, Proposal Reviewer.

Istanbul Technical University ARI Teknokent, Proposal Reviewer.

Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications-UDHAM, Reviewer.

 

Personal

Ertugrul 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 Formula 1, history, astronomy, adventure novels, and jogging.

He is married to Dr. Merve Dogruyol Basar and lives in Sarıyer, İstanbul.

He is the father of Defne Alya (2020).