2015
Prof. Levent Gürel received the Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics.

  2014
New book from IEEE Press and Wiley: The Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA) for Solving Large-Scale Computational Electromagnetics Problems.

  2014
Another achievement in the series of world record: More than one billion unknown solved.

  2013
Prof. Levent Gürel received 2013 UIUC ECE Distinguished Alumni Award.

  2011
Prof. Gürel is elevated to ACES Fellow Grade.

  2011
Prof. Gürel is invited to address the 2011 ACES Conference in Virginia, USA, as a Plenary Speaker.

  2011
Prof. Levent Gürel is named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

   2009
Prof. Levent Gürel is elevated to IEEE Fellow grade


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Invited Talks, Keynote Speeches, Plenary Talks

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics with Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing”, Keynote Speech, 15th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2015), Lecce, Italy, Dec. 2015. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Computational Electromagnetics: Big Data Aspects”, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA),University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA,Nov. 2015. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Parallel-MLFMA Solutions of Large-Scale Problems Involving Dielectric and Composite Metamaterial Structures”, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, July 2015. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Parallel-MLFMA Solutions of Large-Scale Problems Involving Dielectric and Composite Metamaterial Structures”, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, July 2015.(web link) (PDF)

  • “Accelerating the Solution of Forward Problems Related to Inverse Problems Involving Conducting and Dielectric Objects/Regions”, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA, June 2015.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, May 2015.(web link) (PDF)

  • “Integral Equations, Fast Algorithms, and Parallelization Strategies for the Solution of Extremely Large Problems in Computational Electromagnetics”, Invited Instructor (Sole Instructor), 2015 URSI Commission B School for Young Scientists, Gran Canaria, Spain, May 2015

  • “Novel and Effective Preconditioners for Iterative Solvers”, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachussetts, USA, Dec. 2014.

  • “A Class of Algebraic and Kernel-Dependent Fast Solvers for Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, CSE Distinguished Seminar Speaker, Computational Science and Engineering, University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, Dec. 2014.

  • “Accurate Solutions of Extremely Large Integral-Equation Problems Involving Complex Metamaterial Structures”, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, Dec. 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachussetts, USA, Nov. 2014. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, Tel Aviv University, Israel, Nov. 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa, Oct. 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”,Centre for High Performance Computing, University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, Stellenbosch University (SUN), Stellenbosch, South Africa, Oct. 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 2014.(web link) (PDF)

  • “Novel and Effective Preconditioners for Iterative Solvers”, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, July 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, IEEE Baltimore AP/MTT Chapter, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA, June 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, IEEE New Jersey Coast EMC/VT/AP Chapter, Middletown, New Jersey, USA, June 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, IEEE AP Long Island Chapter, New York, USA, June 2014. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Apr. 2014.

  • “(Multilevel) Fast Multipole Method”, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA, Feb. 2014.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Real-Life Problems in Electromagnetics”, ECE Colloquium, Department of Electrical an Computer Engineering, University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, Jan. 2014.

  • “A Class of Algebraic and Kernel-Dependent Fast Solvers for Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA, Dec. 2013.

  • “Parallel-MLFMA Solutions of Large-Scale Problems Involving Dielectric and Composite Metamaterial Structures”, Electroscience Laboratory, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Dec. 2013.

  • “Parallel-MLFMA Solutions of Large-Scale Problems Involving Dielectric and Composite Metamaterial Structures”, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Dec. 2013.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing for the Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA, Dec. 2013.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing: Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA, Sept. 2013. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing for the Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Sept. 2013.

  • “Parallel-MLFMA Solutions of Large-Scale Problems Involving Dielectric and Composite Metamaterial Structures”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, Sept. 2013. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Recursive Algorithms: Early Years of Developing Fast Solvers with Prof. Chew at the UIUC Electromagnetics Laboratory”, 2013 Workshop on Electromagnetic Theory, Modeling and Simulation, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, June 2013. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Parallel-MLFMA Solutions of Very Large Benchmark Problems in Computational Electromagnetics”, 2013 Workshop on Electromagnetic Theory, Modeling and Simulation, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, June 2013. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics with Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing”, South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China, June 2013.

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics with Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computings”, IEEE Santa Clara Section, Santa Clara County, California, USA, March 2013.

  • “World Records @ Bilkent: Parallel Computing and Fast Algorithms for the Solution of World’s Largest Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2013.

  • “Accuracy Considerations for the Integral-Equation Solutions of Some Canonical Problems”, Laboratory of Electromagnetics and Acoustics (LEMA), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Sevilla, Spain, Oct 2012.

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, July 2012.

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 2012.

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, July 2012.

  • “Novel and Effective Preconditioners for Iterative Solvers”, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, June 2012.

  • “Parallel Computing of CEM Methods”, Computational Electromagnetics Summer School at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, June 2012.

  • “Fast Computational Electromagnetics Algorithms”, Computational Electromagnetics Summer School at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, June 2012.

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, June 2012.

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India, May 2012.

  • “Novel and Effective Preconditioners for Iterative Solvers”, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India, May 2012.

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland, May 2012.

  • “Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Boston, Massachuchets, USA, April 2012.

  • “Novel and Effective Preconditioners for Iterative and Parallel MLFMA Solvers”, ElectroScience Laboratory, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA, April 2012.

  • “Novel and Effective Preconditioners for Iterative and Parallel MLFMA Solvers”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, April 2012.

  • “Parallel Computing Records @ Bilkent: World’s Largest Integral Equations Solved in Computational Electromagnetics”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2012.

  • “Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing for the Solution of Extremely Large Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Nov. 2011.

  • “Parallel Computing and Fast Algorithms: Solving the World’s Largest Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 2011.

  • “World Records @ Bilkent: Parallel Computing and Fast Algorithms for the Solution of World’s Largest Integral Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 2011.

  • “Computational Electromagnetics and Parallel Computing: Solutions of Extremely Large Integral Equations and Their Applications”, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Sept. 2011

  • “A Review of Novel and Effective Preconditioners for Iterative and Parallel MLFMA Solvers”, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA, Aug. 2011

  • “Solutions of Extremely Large Integral Equations and Their Applications: Computational Electromagnetics and Parallel Computing”, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA, July 2011

  • “Emphasizing the Accuracy and Efficiency Aspects of Solutions of Extremely Large Benchmark Problems in Computational Electromagnetics”, Workshop on Advanced Techniques in Computational Electromagnetics (AT-CEM’11), Glasgow, Scotland, UK, June 2011

  • “A Review of Novel and Effective Preconditioners for Iterative and Parallel MLFMA Solvers”, Area of Excellence on Theory, Modeling, and Simulation of Emerging Electronics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Apr. 2011

  • “Computational Electromagnetics and Parallel Computing: Solutions of Extremely Large Integral Equations and Their Applications”, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Apr. 2011

  • “What is Computational Electromagnetics? What Does It Mean to Solve the World’s Largest Problems?”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Mar. 2011.

  • “Computational Electromagnetics and Parallel Computing: Solutions of Extremely Large Integral Equations and Their Applications”, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA, Apr. 2011.

  • “What is Computational Electromagnetics? What Does It Mean to Solve the World’s Largest Problems?”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Mar. 2011.

  • “Solutions of Extremely Large Integral-Equation Problems Involving Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns and Their Applications in Computational Electromagnetics”, Plenary Talk, The 27th International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES 2011), Williamsburg, Virginia, Mar. 2011.

  • “Parallel Computing for the Solution of World’s Largest Matrix Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Mar. 2011.

  • “Parallel Computing for the Solution of World’s Largest Matrix Equations in Computational Electromagnetics”, Department of Computer Engineering, METU, Ankara, Turkey, Mar. 2011.

  • “Solutions of the World’s Largest Physical Problems in Computational Electromagnetics with Parallel Computing and Fast Algorithms”, Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 2010.

  • “Breaking World Records @ Bilkent: Solving Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns in Computational Electromagnetics”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 2010.

  • “A World Record in Turkey: Computational Electromagnetics”, Europe Science and Fun Day (organized by TUBITAK), Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Sept. 2010.

  • “Computational Electromagnetics and Parallel Computing: Extremely Large Integral-Equation Solutions and Applications”, Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, California, USA, June 2010.

  • “Efficient parallelization of the multilevel fast multipole algorithm for the solution of hundreds of millions of unknowns in computational electromagnetics”, VII Iberian Meeting on Computational Electromagnetics (EIEC), Monfragüe, Cáceres, Spain, May 2010.

  • “Continuing the Series of World Records @ Bilkent: Solving Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns in Computational Electromagnetics”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2010.

  • “Breaking World Records @ Bilkent: Solving Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns in Computational Electromagnetics”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 2009.

  • “Solution of the World’s Largest Dense-Matrix Electromagnetics Problems with Parallel Computing and Fast Algorithms”, BAŞARIM’09 High Performance and Grid Conference, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Apr. 2009. (web link) (PDF)

  • “Computational Electromagnetics: What Does It Mean to Break the World Record in Bilkent?,” Bilkent University Library, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2009. (Video) (web link)

  • “World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: Solution of Equations Involving Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns,” Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 2009.

  • “Breaking the World Record @ Bilkent: Solving Tens of Millions of Unknowns in Computational Electromagnetics,” Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2009.

  • “Computational Electromagnetics: Solving the World’s Largest Integral-Equation Problems with Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns,” Faculty of Science, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 2008.

  • “Breaking the World Record @ Bilkent: Solving Tens of Millions of Unknowns in Computational Electromagnetics,” Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2009.

  • “Computational Electromagnetics: Solving the World’s Largest Integral-Equation Problems with Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns,” Faculty of Science, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 2008.

  • “Breaking the World Record @ Bilkent: Solving Tens of Millions of Unknowns in Computational Electromagnetics,” Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2009.

  • “Computational Electromagnetics: Solving the World’s Largest Integral-Equation Problems with Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns,” Faculty of Science, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 2008.

  • “Parallel Computing and Fast Algorithms for the Solution the World’s Largest Dense-Matrix Problems in Computational Electromagnetics,” High Performance Computing Galician Network, The Supercomputing Center of Galicia (CESGA), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Sept. 2008. (poster)

  • “Parallel MLFMA for the Solution of the World’s Largest Integral-Equation Problems in Computational Electromagnetics: Towards 100 Million Unknowns,” Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Lecture, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, May 2008. (web link)(PDF)

  • “Towards 100 Million Unknowns: Solving the World’s Largest Dense-Matrix Problems in Computational Electromagnetics with Parallel Computing,” Department of Industrial Engineering, METU, Ankara, Turkey, May 2008. (poster)

  • “Breaking the World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: Solving Tens of Millions of Unknowns with Parallel Computing,” Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, METU, Ankara, Turkey, March 2008. (poster)

  • “Parallel Computing and Fast Algorithms for the Solution the World’s Largest Dense-Matrix Problems in Computational Electromagnetics,” High Performance Computing Galician Network, The Supercomputing Center of Galicia (CESGA), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Sept. 2008.

  • “Computational Electromagnetics: Solving the World’s Largest Integral-Equation Problems with Hundreds of Millions of Unknowns,” Faculty of Science, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 2008. (poster) (web link)

  • “Breaking the World Record in Computational Electromagnetics: Solving Tens of Millions of Unknowns with Parallel Computing,” IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA, Dec. 2007.

  • “MLFMA Solution of Large Problems of Computational Electromagnetics,” Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland, Apr. 2006.

  • “Solution of Large Problems in Computational Electromagnetics,” Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland, Apr. 2006.

  • “Solution of Large Problems in Computational Electromagnetics,” ONERA, Paris, France, Apr. 2005.

  • “Accurate Solution of Large Computational Electromagnetics Problems,” Auburn University, Alabama, USA, March 2005.

  • “Essays on the Iterative Solution of the Combined-Field Integral Equation,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, Feb. 2005.

  • “Solution of Large Problems in Computational Electromagnetics,” IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA, Jan. 2005.

  • “Improving the Accuracy of the Magnetic-Field Integral Equation (MFIE),” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, May 2004.

  • “Electromagnetic Compatibility,'' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, March 1995.

  • “Recursive T-matrix algorithms for electromagnetic scattering problems,'' IEEE North Jersey Section, Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chapter, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, Feb. 1994.

  • “Fast algorithm for electromagnetic solution of modified-geometry problems,'' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Sept. 1993.

  • “Fast recursive algorithms in electromagnetics,'' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 1992.

  • “Recursive algorithms for computational electromagnetics,'' Electromagnetics Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA, Apr. 1991.

  • “Recursive algorithms for computational electromagnetics,'' IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA, Dec. 1990.

  • “Recursive algorithms for computational electromagnetics,'' Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA, Nov. 1990.

  • “Recursive algorithms for computational electromagnetics,'' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, June 1990.

  • “Electromagnetic characterization of strip and patch geometries using reflection operators,'' IBM Zurich Research Center, Zurich, Switzerland, Aug. 1989.