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Education


January 1988-July 1991 
 
 
 
 
 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering 
Field of study: Electromagnetic theory
Thesis topic: Recursive Algorithms for Computational Electromagnetics
Thesis advisor: Prof. W. C. Chew
GPA = 5.00/5.00
August 1986-January 1988 
 
 
 
 
 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
M.S. in Electrical Engineering 
Field of study: Electromagnetic theory 
Thesis topic: Microstrip Transmission Line with Finite 
Ground Plane 
Thesis advisor: Prof. W. C. Chew 
GPA = 5.00/5.00
September 1982-June 1986
 
 
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 
B.Sc. (High Honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering 
B.Sc. project topic: Implementation of Microstrip Shunt Short-Circuit Stub 
GPA = 3.78/4.00

Award&Honors


2015 IEEE Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics
2013 ECE Distinguished Alumni, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
2011 Fellow, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES)
2011-2013 Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
2010 White Thought, Awarded for Excellence in Academia, Bornova Anadolu Lisesi Education Foundation (BALEV)
2009 Fellow, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)*

2007 – present

Fellow, The Electromagnetics Academy

2003

Young Scientist Award, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2003 2002 – 2005

Science Scholarship, Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA)

2002 – present

Member, The Electromagnetics Academy

2002

Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

2001

Volunteer Award, Region 8, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

1993

Associate Professor, title awarded by the Institute of Higher Education, Ankara, Turkey

1992-present

Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE)

1992-present

Member, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society 

1987-1991

Student Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

1986-1987

Fellowship, Turkish Education Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey

1979-1982,1982-1986

Fellowship, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Foundation, Ankara, Turkey

1982-1986

High Honor Certificates, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (7 semesters)

1985

Honor Certificate, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (1 semester)

1982

18. Place, Nationwide University Entrance Examination, Turkey 

1982 

Highest Score, Chemistry Contest, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research 

1979-1982

Fellowship, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Foundation, Ankara, Turkey

*Less than 0.1 percent of IEEE members worldwide are honored with the Fellow title every year.


World Record


2016    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 1700 million unknowns

2015    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 1500 million unknowns

2014    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 1100 million unknowns

2013    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 670 million unknowns

2012    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 620 million unknowns

2011    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 590 million unknowns

2010    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 550 million unknowns

2009    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 375 million unknowns

2008    

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 205 million unknowns

2007   

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 69 million unknowns

2006   

World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: solution of an integral equation problem involving 23 million unknowns


Editorship


2013 – present

Associate Editor, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal

2011

Guest Editor, Special Issue, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal

2008 – present

Associate Editor, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA)

2008 – present

Associate Editor, Progress In Electromagnetics Research (PIER)

2007 – present

Associate Editor, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE

2003 – present

Associate Editor, Radio Science, American Geophysical Union (AGU)


Professional Activities


2016

Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics (ICCEM), Guangzhou, China

2015

Keynote Speaker, 15th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2015), Lecce, Italy

2015

General Chairman, CEM’15 International Workshop on Computational Electromagnetics

2015

Technical Program Subcommittee Co-Chair, PIERS 2015 Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic

2015

Sole Instructor, 2015 URSI Commission B School for Young Scientists, Gran Canaria, Spain

2015

Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics (ICCEM), Hong Kong

2014

TEDx Speaker, Ankara, Turkey

2014

Organizer, Special Session on "Algebraic and Kernel-Dependent Solvers for Integral Equations," 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Memphis, TN, USA

2014

Organizer, Special Session on "Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Solvers," 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Memphis, TN, USA

2013

General Chairman, CEM’13 International Workshop on Computational Electromagnetics

2012 – present

Member, Board of Trustees, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey

2012

Invited Keynote Speaker, 12th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2012), Istanbul, Turkey

2012

Invited Keynote Speaker, 6th URSI-Turkey National Assembly and Congress, Istanbul, Turkey

2012

Member, Technical Program Committee, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, Syracuse, New York, USA

2012

Member, International Advisory Committee, PIERS 2012 Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Moscow, Russia

2011–present

Fellow, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES)

2011

Guest Editor, Special Issue, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal

2011

General Chairman, CEM’11 International Workshop on Computational Electromagnetics

2011-2013

Member, Board of Directors, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES)

2011-2013

Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

2011

Member, Scientific Committee, ICEAA’11 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications and IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, Torino, Italy

2011

Plenary Speaker, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Conference (ACES 2011), Williamsburg, Virginia

2011

Co-Chair, Industry Liaisons, The 2011 High Performance Computing & Simulation Conference (HPCS 2011), Istanbul, Turkey

2011

Convener, Special Session on "EM Modelling for EMC," URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey

2011

Member, Scientific Program Committee, URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey

2011

Reviewer, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Spokane, Washington, USA

2010

Member, Awards Committee of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

2010

Member, Scientific Committee, VII Iberian Meeting on Computational Electromagnetics (EIEC), Monfragüe, Cáceres, Spain

2010

Special Session Organizer, "Recent Advances in Integral Equations and Fast Methods," Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Conference (ACES 2010), Tampere, Finland

2010

Convener, Special Session on "Numerical Methods in Scattering," 2010 URSI Commission B International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, Berlin, Germany

2010

Member, International Advisory Committee, PIERS 2010 Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Cambridge, MA, USA

2010

Member, Program Committee, BAŞARIM’10 High Performance and Grid Computing Conference, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

2010

Member, International Program Committee, IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation (ARP 2010), Cambridge, MA, USA

2010

Member, International Advisory Committee, PIERS 2010, Xi’an, China

2010

Reviewer, 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2009 – present

Fellow, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

2009

General Chairman, CEM’09 International Workshop on Computational Electromagnetics

2009

Member, Textbook Award Committee, Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA)

2009

Member, Scientific Committee, ICEAA’09 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, Torino, Italy

2009

Member, Evaluation Committee, I. National High Performance and Grid Conference, Ankara, Turkey

2009

Member, International Advisory Committee, PIERS 2009 Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Beijing, China

2008 – present

Member, URSI Commission B Technical Advisory Board

2008

Member, Textbook Award Committee, Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA)

2008 – present

Member, ABET Committee, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University

2008

Member, International Advisory Committee, PIERS 2008 in Cambridge, MA, USA

2008 – present

Chair, European Union FP7 REGPOT Project Committee for National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University

2008

Supercomputing: construted a 136-core parallel cluster with state-of-the-art quad-core processors and 544 GB of memory at BiLCEM, Bilkent University

2008

Member, Technical Program Committee, PIERS 2008 in Hangzhou, China

2008

Member, Technical Committee, EWS’2008 Vth International Workshop on Electromagnetic Wave Scattering, Antalya, Turkey

2007 – present

Fellow, The Electromagnetics Academy

2007

Session Organizer, PIERS 2007 in Beijing, China

2007

General Chairman, CEM’07 International Workshop on Computational Electromagnetics

2007

Editor, Proceedings of CEM’07 International Workshop on Computational Electromagnetics

2007 – present

Member, Transnational Committee of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

2007

Member, Technical Program Committee, PIERS 2007 in Prague, Czech Republic

2007

Supercomputing: construted a 64-core parallel cluster with state-of-the-art quad-core processors and 256 GB of memory at BiLCEM, Bilkent University

2007

Member, Technical Program Committee, NATO RTO SET-121 Specialists’ Meeting on "Multi-Band Radar for Air Defence," La Spezia, Italy

2007

Member, International Technical Programme Committee, 7th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2007), Budapest, Hungary

2006

“Opponent” at the public examination of Dr. Matti Taskinen’s doctoral dissertation, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

2006 – present

Chair, Commission E: Electromagnetic Noise and Interference, URSI Turkey National Committee

2006 – present

Member, Advisory Committee, National Meteorology Institute (UME), Turkey

2006 – 2008

Member, General Assembly of the European Microwave Association (EuMA)

2006

Member, Technical Committee, 6th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2006), Genova, Italy

2005

Founder, Bilkent University Computational Electromagnetics Research Center (BiLCEM)

2005

Member, Technical Committee, 5th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2005), Athens, Greece

2005

Member, EUR-ACE Department Committee for the Evaluation of MS Theses, Bilkent University

2004

Member, Review Board, 4th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2004), Marseille, France

2003

Session Organizer, PIERS 2003 in Hawaii, USA

2003

Cochairman, 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility

2003 – present

Member, USNC, International Union of Radio Science (URSI)

2003 – 2004

Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Eng., Bilkent University

2002 – 2007

Member, The Electromagnetics Academy

2001 – 2003

Member, IEEE Turkey Section ADCOM

2000 – 2003

Chairman, IEEE AP/MTT/ED/EMC Turkey Chapter

2000

Founder, IEEE EMC Turkey Chapter

1997 – 2008

Senior Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

1992 – 1997

Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

1992 – present

Member, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES)

1987 – 1991

Student Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Sponsored Research


2013-2014

Computational Methods for Antennas Mounted on Platforms
Sponsored by: Government and Industry

2013

Jet Trainer/Fighter (TX/FX) Radar Cross Section (RCS) Analysis
Sponsored by: Government and Industry

2012-2014

Development of an Electromagnetic Imaging System for Early Detection of Cancer Tumors
Sponsored by: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2011-2013

Electromagnetic Parallel Equivalence Principal Algorithm (EPEPA)
Sponsored by: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2010-2011

Radar Cross Section (RCS) Computations
Sponsored by: Industry

2009-2010

Scattering Computations and Radar Cross Section (RCS) Reduction
Sponsored by: Industry

2007-2010

Solution of the Largest Integral Equation in Electromagnetics (EBEMID)
Sponsored by: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2006-2009

Parallel Electromagnetic Computations for Modelling of Nano-Optical Imaging Systems (PEMNOS)
Sponsored by: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2005-2009

Radar Cross Section (RCS) Computations
Sponsored by: Government and Industry

2003-2005

Radar Cross Section Computations via Fast Algorithms for Computational Electromagnetics
Sponsored by: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2003-2004

Radar Cross Section (RCS) Computations
Sponsored by: Industry

2002

Electromagnetic Emissions from Power Lines and Transformers
Sponsored by: Government

2002 – 2005

Science Scholarship
Sponsored by: Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA)

2002

Measurements of Electromagnetic Emissions from GSM Base Stations
Sponsored by: Industry

2001

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Sponsored by: Bilkent University

2001

Radar Cross Section (RCS) Computations
Sponsored by: Industry

2001

Shielded/Anechoic Chamber for EMC and Microwave Measurements
Sponsored by: Bilkent University

1999 – 2000

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Sponsored by: Government

1998 – 2000

Underground Mine Detection Systems
Sponsored by: Government

1998

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Sponsored by: Industry

1995 – 1997

Fast Algorithms for Computational Electromagnetics
Sponsored by: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)


Work Experience


August 2012– present

ABAKÜS Computing Technologies, Ankara, Turkey
Founder and CEO
Providing professional-quality solutions for electromagnetics problems encountered in various disciplines. Developing and utilizing novel techniques in parallel computing and fast algorithms for the solution of extremely large matrix and integral equations. Achieving capability to solve the world’s largest electromagnetics problems and using this capability for the solution of significant scientific problems.>

September 1994-October 2014

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Associate Professor (March 1999 – October 2003)
Assistant Professor (September 1994 – March 1999)
Conducting research on computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic compatibility, analysis and simulation of MIC structures, and fast algorithms for scattering and radiation. Teaching graduate and undergraduate electrical engineering courses. Supervising graduate students. Administering externally funded research projects.
Solution of the world’s largest integral-equation problems in computational electromagnetics.
Member of the Material Science and Nanotechnology Graduate Program (2006 – present).

June 2012 – present Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, MA
Consultant
Conducting research on the subjects of electromagnetic modeling of underground inhomogeneities, microwave imaging, mathematical methods for solving inverse problems.
August 2010 – present University of Illinois, Urbana‑Champaign, IL
Adjunct Professor
Undertaking collaborative research projects in the areas of computational electromagnetics, parallel computing, and fast algorithms, with special emphasis on the solution of important physical problems using heterogeneous CPU-GPU computing platforms. Participating in an effort to establish a new research center targeting the solution of some of the most challenging problems in applied sciences, in conjunction with the BlueWaters Petascale Computing Facility.
October 2005 – present

Computational Electromagnetics Research Center (BiLCEM), Bilkent University
Director
Founded the research center to solve large-scale numerical electromagnetics problems that have important real-life applications.

August 2005 – 2008 University of Illinois, Urbana‑Champaign, IL
Adjunct Professor
August 2003–July 2005

University of Illinois, Urbana‑Champaign, IL
Visiting Professor
Presented seminars, initiated grant proposals on the electromagnetic modeling of nano-optics, performed research on the fast solution of large electromagnetics problems formulated with integral equations.

August 1997January 1998

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
Visiting Associate Professor 

Developed computational techniques for direct (noniterative) solutions of arbitrary matrix equations (encountered in electromagnetic problems) with less‑than‑O(N 3) complexity.

August 1991-August 1994

IBM Research Division, Yorktown Heights, NY 
Research staff member 
Worked on electromagnetic compatibility and interference problems, on computational, analytical, theoretical and experimental electromagnetic modeling, on the use of microwave processes in the manufacturing and testing of electronic circuits, on interconnect modeling and on macromodels for very large circuit simulations. 

August 1986-July 1991
 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Graduate research and teaching assistant 
Developed novel recursive fast algorithms for computational electromagnetics. 
Taught a laboratory class, gave lectures and prepared and graded exams.

May 1989-July 1989 

IBM Research Division, Yorktown Heights, NY 
Worked on electromagnetic modeling of 3-D finite-size dielectrics. 

July 1985-August 1986

ASELSAN Military Electronics Industries, Inc., Ankara, Turkey 
Part-time researcher in the Department of R D. 
Designed and built all hardware and software components of a radar simulator. 
Designed printed-circuit boards.


NATO RTO* Activities


2009 – 2011

Member, SET152/RTG Task Group on “Deployable Multi-band Passive/Active Radar for Air Defence”

2004 – 2008

Member, SET085/RTG49 Task Group on “Radar Signature Prediction of Cavities on Aircraft, Vehicles, and Ships”

2004 – 2007

Member, SET078/TG46 Task Group on “Multi-band Radar for Air Defense”

2000 – 2003

Member, SET036/TG21 Task Group on “The Impact of Emerging Technologies and New Techniques on  Air Defense Radar”

*RTO: Research and Technology Organisation


Reviewer Activities


IEEE Transactions on Antennas Propagation

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Capability

Radio Science

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters

IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing

Journal of Computational Physics

 

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications

Progress in Electromagnetics Research

ACES Journal

Waves in Random and Complex Media

International Journal of Numerical Modeling

Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal

IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation

Turkish Journal of Electrical Eng.& Computer Sciences

 


Postdoctoral Research Supervision and Visitors


1999 – 2000                 

Dr. Adnan Köksal
Associate Professor, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

April – September 2004           

Dr. Taner Oğuzer
Associate Professor, 9 Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey

Oct. 2004 – Feb. 2006           

Dr. Fatih Dikmen
Gebze Institute of High Technology, Gebze, Turkey

July – December 2005           

Dr. Gökhan Çınar
Assistant Professor, Gebze Institute of High Technology, Gebze, Turkey

July – September 2005           

Dr. Farhad Mazlumi
Tehran, Iran (B.Sc. and M.Sc., Sharif University of Technology; Ph.D., Amirkabir University of Technology)

January – Sept. 2007   

Dr. Ides van den Bosch                           
Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium


Academic Geneology


Prof. Weng Cho Chew                 

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980
Author of the books Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media and Fast and Efficient Algorithms in Computational Electromagnetics.  Director of Center for Computational Electromagnetics and Electromagnetics Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Prof. Jin Au Kong          

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1968
Author of the books Electromagnetic Wave Theory, Applied Electromagnetism, and Theory of Microwave Remote Sensing.  Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Elecromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEWA).  Chief editor of Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER).  Chair of Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS).

Prof. David K. Cheng         

Sc.D., Harvard University, 1946
Author of the books Analysis of Linear Systems, Field and Wave Electromagnetics, and Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics.

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