Activities

Tutorial Presentations:

Tutorial presentation, "Smart Grid Communications," IEEE CCNC, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Jan. 2012. 
Tutorial presentation, "Smart Grid Communications: Research Challenges and Opportunities," IEEE IB2COM, Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 2011. 

Editorial Work and Technical Program Committee (TPC) Memberships:

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2014-present.

Area Editor, AD HOC Networks Journal (Elsevier), 2012-present. 
Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Special Issue on Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks, 2012. 
Lead Guest Editor, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Special Issue on Mobile Sensor Networks: Theory, Control, Communication, and Computation Issues, 2012. 
Guest Editor, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Special Issue on Cognitive Wireless Sensor Networks, 2012. 
Organization Co-Chair, IEEE IWCMC 2011, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2011. 
TPC Member, IEEE Globecom 2011 Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium, December 2011. 
TPC Member, IEEE ICC 2011 Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, June 2011. 
TPC Member, IEEE Globecom 2010 Workshop on Multimedia Communications and Services, December, 2010. 
TPC Member, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2010 Conference, Sydney, Australia, April 2010. 
TPC Member, ACM MSWiM 2010 Conference, Turkey, October 2010. 
TPC Member, IFIP Wireless Days Conference, December 2009. 
TPC Member, IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 Conference, Washington D.C., USA, Nov. 2007. 
Registration Co-Chair, IFIP Networking 2007 Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2007. 

Honors and Awards:

Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics in 2012. This paper was ranked 8th in the Top Accessed Article List in IEEE Xplore as of May 2012. 
Principal Investigator, "Spectrum-Aware and Reliable Wireless Sensor Networks for Europe's Future Electricity Networks and Power Systems", European Union FP7 Marie Curie Reintegration Grants, November 2009-November 2013. Research Fellowship from Bahcesehir University, 2009. 
Travel Grant from U.S. Office of Naval Research to attend IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), Scotland, UK, 2007. 
Best Paper Award in IEEE International Symposium on Computer Networks (ISCN 2006), June 2006. 
Full-time Graduate Research Assistantship with tuition remission awarded by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004 - 2007. 
Ranked 1st out of 250 students in High School, Turkey, 1997. 

Reviewer:

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), and several IEEE and ACM conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MOBIHOC, ACM MOBICOM, IEEE SECON, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE GLOBECOM, etc.