Associate Professor of Computing and Information Sciences

Education
1995 – 2003 PhD
ITU Institute of Science and Technology, Control and Computer Programme, graduated: April 2003
(Title of the thesis: Topology and Bandwidth Adaptation in Optical WDM Backbone Networks with Dynamic Traffic)

1993 – 1995 MSc
ITU Institute of Science and Technology, Control and Computer Programme, graduated: August 1995
(Title of the thesis: Image Compression by Using Weak Membrane Model)

1989 – 1993 BSc
ITU Control and Computer Engineering
ITU: Istanbul Technical University

Employment History
10.2011 – 08.2017 Associate Professor, ITU Department of Computer Engineering
08.2003 – 10.2011 Assistant Professor, ITU Department of Computer Engineering
08.2007 – 09.2007 Guest Lecturer, University of California, Davis, Computer Science Department
12.2000 – 06.2002 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Davis, Networks Research Lab.
01.1994 – 07.2003 ITU Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Research Assistant

Research Interests
Various Topics in Optical Communication Networks
 WDM and Elastic Optical Networks
 SDN Enabled Virtual Networks, design and analysis
 Survivability in computer networks
 Network Planning and traffic engineering, network optimization

Supervised Graduated Students
PhD:
 Fatma Çorut Ergin, graduated: February 2012, Computer Science Programme
“Survivable Virtual Topology Design in Optical WDM Networks Using Nature-inspired Algorithms”
 Haydar Çukurtepe, graduated: January 2014, Computer Engineering Programme
“Physical Layer Impairments Aware Dynamic Lightpath Provisioning in Mixed Line Rate WDM Networks”
MSc:
 Umut Yıldız, graduated: May 2006, Computer Enginnering Programme
  “Efficiency of Using Partial Path Protection Method in Optical WDM Mesh Networks”
 Bilen Öğretmen, graduated: September 2007, Computer Engineering Programme
 “Effect of Reconfiguration on IP Packet Traffic in WDM Networks”
 Elif Kaldırım, graduated: June 2009, Computer Engineering Programme
“Ant Colony Optimization for Survivable Virtual Topology Mapping in Optical WDM Networks”
 Ali Keleş, graduated: May 2010, Computer Engineering Programme
“Physical Impairment-aware Virtual Topology Design in Optical WDM Networks”

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