Ertugrul Basar received the B.S. degree with highest honors from Istanbul University, Turkey, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. From 2011 to 2012, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, as a Visiting Research Collaborator. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey and the director of Communications Research and Innovation Laboratory (CoreLab). His primary research interests include beyond 5G and 6G wireless networks, MIMO systems, index modulation, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, waveform design, visible light communications, and signal processing for communications. He is the author/co-author of 150 journal and conference publications that received more than 5K citations. He also holds eight patents (granted/applied).
Recent recognition of his research includes the IEEE Communications Society Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region in 2020, Science Academy (Turkey) Young Scientists Award in 2018, Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award in 2017, and the first-ever IEEE Turkey Research Encouragement Award in 2017.
Dr. Basar currently serves as a Senior Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters and an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and Frontiers in Communications and Networks. He is the Academic Chair of the newly established IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technologies Initiative on “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”. He is a Senior Member of IEEE since 2016.