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Ulukus, Sennur

Dr. Sennur Ulukus
Professor
ECE/ISR
2337 A.V. WIlliams
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301.405-4909

Research Interests 

  • Wireless communication theory and networking
  • Network information theory for wireless networks
  • Signal processing for wireless communications
  • Information-theoretic physical-layer security
  • Energy harvesting communications

Background 

Sennur Ulukus is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she also holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research (ISR). Prior to joining UMD, she was a Senior Technical Staff Member at AT&T Labs-Research. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University. Her research interests are in wireless communication theory and networking, network information theory for wireless communications, signal processing for wireless communications, information-theoretic physical-layer security, and energy-harvesting communications.
 
Dr. Ulukus received the 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, an 2005 NSF CAREER Award, the 2010-2011 ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, and the 2012 George Corcoran Education Award. She served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2007-2010) and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2003-2007). She served as a Guest Editor for the Journal of Communications and Networks for the special issue on energy harvesting in wireless networks (2012), IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for the special issue on interference networks (2011), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications for the special issue on multiuser detection for advanced communication systems and networks (2008). She served as the TPC co-chair of the Communication Theory Symposium at 2013 IEEE ICC, Physical-Layer Security Workshop at 2011 IEEE Globecom, Physical-Layer Security Workshop at 2011 IEEE ICC, 2011 Communication Theory Workshop (IEEE CTW), Wireless Communications Symposium at 2010 IEEE ICC, Medium Access Control Track at 2008 IEEE WCNC, and Communication Theory Symposium at 2007 IEEE Globecom. She was the Secretary of the IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) in 2007-2009.

Education 

She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB)Rutgers University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University.

Honors and Awards 

  • 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications
  • 2005 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2010-2011 ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award
  • 2012 George Corcoran Education Award

Professional Memberships 

  • IEEE

Related News 

Ulukus Receives $400K NSF Grant
Professor Sennur Ulukus will focus on wireless security research with funds from the National Science Foundation. November 18, 2013

ECE Names 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Anand, Fan, Guan, and Xie recognized for outstanding research. April 4, 2013

Five ECE Students Named Future Faculty Fellows
Berkovich, Chu, Kabkab, Mukherjee, and Tsung-Hsueh Lee will join the 2013 program to prepare for their academic careers. January 29, 2013

Ulukus Invited to Lecture at 2012 European School of Information Theory
Presents to 75 Ph.D. students in Antalya, Turkey on Information Theoretic Security May 8, 2012

ECE Names 2011-2012 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Ekrem, Ropp, Shroff, and Tyagi recognized for research excellence in their dissertations. February 29, 2012

Six ECE Students Named Future Faculty Fellows
Six Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate students will participate in the Clark School's Future Faculty Program (FFP). January 14, 2012

Alumnus Tandon awarded best paper at GLOBECOM 2011
Tandon wins best paper at flagship conference of IEEE Communications Society. January 10, 2012

Sennur Ulukus is PI for NSF grant on secure cognitive radio networks
Collaborative research includes work with two Finnish universities and Northwestern. October 28, 2011

Ulukus Awarded ISR Outstanding Faculty Award
Institute for Systems Research (ISR) recognizes achievements of Prof. Sennur Ulukus. June 6, 2011

ECE Faculty Earn Promotions
Professors Jacob, Martins, Peckerar, Ulukus, and Wu are approved to receive new faculty appointments, effective July 1. May 17, 2011