Advisor 

Ismail Guvenc

Dr. Ismail Guvenc (Fellow, IEEE) is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University. His recent research interests include 5G/6G wireless networks, UAV communications, millimeter/terahertz communications, and heterogeneous networks. He has published more than 300 conference/journal papers and book chapters, several standardization contributions, four books, and over 30 U.S. patents. Dr. Guvenc is the PI and the director for the NSF AERPAW project and a site director for the NSF BWAC I/UCRC center. He is a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors, and recipient of several awards, including NC State University Faculty Scholar Award (2021), R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award (2019), FIU College of Engineering Faculty Research Award (2016), NSF CAREER Award (2015), Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award (2014), and USF Outstanding Dissertation Award (2006).

 

Postdoctoral Scholars

Özgür Özdemir

Dr. Özgür Özdemir received the BS degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1999 and the MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Before joining to Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCSU as a visiting research scholar, he has been an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Fatih University, Turkey and a postdoctoral scholar at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. 

Research areas: Opportunistic approaches in wireless systems, experimental multiple-antenna systems, digital compensation of radio-frequency impairments, wireless multi-carrier communications, software-defined radios. 

Ender Öztürk

Dr. Ender Öztürk received his BSc and MSc degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey and Ph.D. degree from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2005, 2008, and 2018, respectively. He held different positions in industry as an engineer, senior engineer and team leader. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at NCSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Research areas: Signal &Electromagnetic scattering, antenna arrays, reflectarray antennas, machine learning in wireless communication (currently).

 

Ph.D. Students

Chethan Kumar Anjinappa

Chethan Kumar Anjinappa received his BE degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru, India, in 2012 and ME degree in Signal Processing from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India in 2016. He then worked as a Project Associate in Signal Processing for Communications lab, IISc during 2016-2017. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Research areas: 5G and mmWave communication, V2X communication, sparse signal processing, machine learning.

Martins Ezuma

Martins Ezuma received his BS in Physics from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria in 2010, MS in Information & Communication Engineering from Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea in 2015, and MS degree in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), in 2016. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCSU.

Research areas: UAS micro-Doppler analysis, signal processing, and millimeter wave channel propagation measurement.

Moin Uddin Chowdhury

Moin Uddin Chowdhury received his BS degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2014. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Research areas: UAV assisted cellular networks, 5G, machine Learning, non-linear optimization.

Priyanka Sinha

Priyanka Sinha received her BTech degree in Electrical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India in 2010, and a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida in 2013. She worked for Qualcomm Atheros WLAN Hardware division from 2013 to 2017. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the North Carolina State University since Spring 2018.

Research areas: Joint communication and localization, mmWave localization, Estimation-Detection, 5G.

Mrugen Deshmukh

Mrugen Deshmukh received his BE degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Pune, India in 2015 after which he worked as an engineering intern at General Electric (Pune, India) for three months. In 2018, Mrugen completed his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University.
 
Research areas: PHY layer in next-generation wireless communication systems, estimation, and detection, machine learning.

Sung Joon Maeng

Sung Joon Maeng received his BS and MS degrees both in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Chung-Ang University, South Korea,  in 2015 and 2017. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Research areas: MmWave communication, Drone-based wireless communication

Simran Singh

(co-advised with M. Sichitiu)

Simran Singh received his BTech degree in Electronics Engineering from the VJTI, Mumbai in 2011 and his MS degree in Computer Networks from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at NCSU. He is a member of NCSU’s WolfPack team participating in DARPA SC2 spectrum collaboration challenge competition.

Research areas: Wireless networking, spectrum collaboration and application of machine learning to UAV assisted communications.

 

Alumni Ph.D. Students

Arvind Merwaday

(2016, first job: Intel Labs)

Karthik Vasudeva

(2017; first job: Postdoc at IISc, India)

 

Macey Ruble

(2018)

Nadisanka Rupasinghe

(2018; DOCOMO Innovations)

Yusuf Said Eroglu

(2019; first job: Qualcomm)

Abhaykumar Kumbhar

(2020; first job: Motorola Solutions)

Ali Rahmati

(2021; first job: Qualcomm CRD)

 

Alumni M.S. Students

Leonardo Babun

(2015, PhD student at FIU)

Nadisanka Rupasinghe

(2015, PhD student at NCSU)

Bojun Sun

(2016, research associate at FIU

Edwin Vattapparamban

(2016, first job: T.R. Joy and Associates)

Jorge Iscar Vergara

(2016, first job: Solvis Inc.)

Virgilio Acuna

(2018)

Udita Bhattacherjee

(2021; first job: Qualcomm WRD)

Kairui Du

(2021; first job: Qualcomm WRD)

 

Postdoctoral Researchers and  Visiting Scholars

Yutao Sui

(2014, first job: Ericsson, Inc.)

Meryem Simsek

(2014, now a Lecturer at TU Dresden)

Natalie Paul

(2015, now an adjunct faculty at FIU)

Alphan Şahin

(2015, first job: Interdigital, Inc)

Ali Ihsan Yurekli

(2016, Assistant Professor at Tiffin University)

Sener Dikmese

(2017, first job: Huawei Sweden)

Zhuangzhuang

(2020, Visiting Scholar)

Yavuz Yapici

(2020, Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina)

Fatih Erden

(2021; first job: 2K Games)