Özgür B. Akan

Özgür B. Akan, PhD, IEEE Fellow

Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Director, Next-generation and Wireless Communications Laboratory

Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey 34450

Office: ENG-253
Tel: +90-212-338 1794
Fax: +90-212-338 1548
Email: akan@ku.edu.tr

Prof. Akan’s current research interests are in:

  • nano, molecular, and neural communications,
  • bio-inspired communications,
  • cyber-physical systems,
  • 5G and THz wireless mobile networks,
  • distributed social sensing,
  • cognitive radio and sensor networks,
  • satellite and space communications,
  • signal processing and information theory.

He conducts and leads the research activities over these broad research fields as the Director of Next-generation and Wireless Communications Laboratory (NWCL).

The research work in NWCL has been funded by AXA Research Fund, ERC (European Research Council), European Commission (H2020-FET), TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), IBM, INTEL, Lockheed Martin, TUBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences), Turk Telekom, Koç University, Middle East Technical University, ASELSAN, HAVELSAN, STM, and many other industrial programs and projects. For more information on the current and past research projects, research group members, publications, other technical activities, open positions and announcements, please check the Next-generation and Wireless Communications Laboratory (NWCL) home page.