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Mustafa Cenk Gursoy
Associate Professor


Mustafa Cenk Gursoy

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Mustafa Cenk Gursoy

Education

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 2004
  • B.S., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Description:

Dr. Gursoy received a B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey in 1999, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2004. His Ph.D. work is concerned with understanding the ultimate performance limits of wireless channels and designing efficient communication schemes. In the summer of 2000, he worked at Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, N.J., where he conducted performance analysis of DSL modems. Since September 2004, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Gursoy has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2006 to conduct research on energy efficient wireless communications.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 2004
  • B.S., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999

Research Interests:

  • Wireless Communications
  • Information Theory
  • Signal Processing
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Wireless Networks
  • Multiple-Antenna Communications
  • Energy Efficiency in Wireless Communications
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Communication under Queuing Constraints
  • Cognitive Radio Systems
  • Wireless Information-Theoretic Security
  • Communication under Channel Uncertainty

Honors and Awards:

  • 2004-2007 EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award
  • 2009 UNL College Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2009 Holling Family Master Teacher Award (UNL University-wide Teaching Award)
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2006
  • Layman Award, 2006 and 2008
  • Gordon Wu Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University, 1999-2003
  • Bogazici University Graduation Award for graduating at the top of the class, 1999
  • Koc Foundation Scholarship for outstanding academic success, 1997-1999

Publications:

Journal Papers (Refereed) - Submitted

  1. M. C. Gursoy, "Secure Communication in the Low-SNR Regime," submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Communications, Oct. 2009.
  2. P. Luo, S. Ci, D. Wu, M. C. Gursoy, and H. Tang, "Cross-layer Optimized Real-time Video Transmission Over Cognitive Radio Networks," submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; revised, Sept. 2009.
  3. M. C. Gursoy, "MIMO Wireless Communications under Statistical Queueing Constraints", submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Sept. 2009.
  4. D. Qiao, M. C. Gursoy, and S. Velipasalar "Energy Efficiency in the Low-SNR Regime under Queueing Constraints and Channel Uncertainty," submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Communications, June 2009.
  5. S. Akin and M. C. Gursoy, "Effective Capacity Analysis of Cognitive Radio Channels for Quality of Service Provisioning," submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, May 2009.
Journal Papers (Refereed) - Accepted/Appeared
  1. J. Zhang and M.C. Gursoy, "Achievable Rates and Resource Allocation Strategies for Imperfectly-Known Relay Channels," accepted for publication in the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Oct. 2009.
  2. D. Qiao, M. C. Gursoy, and S. Velipasalar "The Impact of QoS Constraints on the Energy Efficiency of Fixed-Rate Wireless Transmissions," accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Aug. 2009.
  3. M. C. Gursoy, "The Impact of Hard-Decision Detection on the Energy Efficiency of Phase and Frequency Modulation," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 4644--4655, Sept. 2009.
  4. M. C. Gursoy, "Error Rate Analysis for Peaky Signaling over Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 2546--2550, Sept. 2009.
  5. M. C. Gursoy, "On the Capacity and Energy Efficiency of Training-Based Transmissions over Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 4543--4567, Oct. 2009.
  6. M. C. Gursoy, D. Qiao, and S. Velipasalar "Analysis of Energy Efficiency in Fading Channels under QoS constraints," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 4252-4263, Aug. 2009.
  7. M. C. Gursoy and Q. Wang ,"Diversity Analysis of Peaky FSK signaling in Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 3896 -3902, Aug. 2009.
  8. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "On-Off Frequency-Shift Keying for Wideband Fading Channels," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Volume 2006, Article ID 98564, Pages 1-15, Jan. 2006. (received the 2004-2007 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award.)
  9. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "The Noncoherent Rician Fading Channel Part I : Structure of the Capacity Achieving Input," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 2193-2206, Sept. 2005.
  10. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "The Noncoherent Rician Fading Channel Part II : Spectral Efficiency in the Low Power Regime," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 2207-2221 , Sept. 2005.
Conference Papers (Refereed)
  1. M. C. Gursoy, "MIMO Wireless Communications under Statistical Queueing Constraints," to appear in the Proc. of the 47th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Oct. 2009.
  2. S. Gupta, M. C. Vuran, and M. C. Gursoy, "Power Efficiency of Cooperative Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks", to appear in the Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), Omaha, Sept. 2009.
  3. S. Akin and M. C. Gursoy, "Effective Capacity Analysis of Cognitive Radio Channels for Quality of Service Provisioning," to appear in the Proc. of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Hawaii, Dec. 2009.
  4. D. Qiao, M. C. Gursoy and S. Velipasalar, "Energy Efficiency of Fixed-Rate Wireless Transmissions under Queueing Constraints and Channel Uncertainty," to appear in the Proc. of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Hawaii, Dec. 2009.
  5. M. C. Gursoy, "Secure Communication in the Low-SNR Regime: A Characterization of the Energy-Secrecy Tradeoff," Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Seoul, Korea, July 2009.
  6. D. Qiao, M. C. Gursoy, and S. Velipasalar, "Energy Efficiency of Fixed-Rate Wireless Transmissions under QoS Constraints," Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dresden, Germany, June 2009.
  7. Q. Chen and M. C. Gursoy, "Energy-Efficient Modulation Design for Reliable Communication in Wireless Networks," Proc. of the 43rd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Johns Hopkins University, March 2009.
  8. D. Qiao, M. C. Gursoy, and S. Velipasalar, "Analysis of Energy Efficiency in Fading Channels under QoS constraints," Proc. of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), New Orleans, Dec. 2008.
  9. J. Zhang and M. C. Gursoy, "To Cooperate, or not to Cooperate in Imperfectly Known Fading Channels," Proc. of the 9th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Recife, Brazil, July 2008.
  10. 23. S. Akin and M. C. Gursoy, "Pilot-Symbol-Assisted Communications with Noncausal and Causal Wiener Filters," Proc. of the 9th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Recife, Brazil, July 2008.
  11. M. C. Gursoy, "On the Energy Efficiency of Orthogonal Signaling," Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Toronto, July 2008.
  12. M. C. Gursoy, "On the Capacity of Training-Based Transmissions with Input Peak Power Constraints," Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Beijing, May 2008.
  13. S. Akin and M. C. Gursoy, "Achievable Rates and Training Optimization for Fading Relay Channels with Memory," Proc. of the 42nd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton University, March 2008.
  14. J. Zhang and M. C. Gursoy, "Achievable Rates and Optimal Resource Allocation for Imperfectly-Known Relay Channels," Proc. of the 45th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sept. 2007.
  15. M. C. Gursoy, "An Energy Efficiency Perspective on Training for Fading Channels," Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Nice, France, June 2007.
  16. M. C. Gursoy, "On the low-SNR Capacity of Phase-shift Keying with Hard-Decision Detection," Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Nice, France, June 2007.
  17. S. Akin and M. C. Gursoy, "Training Optimization for Gauss-Markov Rayleigh Fading Channels," Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Glasgow, Scotland, June 2007.
  18. Q. Wang and M. C. Gursoy, "Performance Analysis for Multichannel Reception of OOFSK Signaling," Proc. of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Hong Kong, March 2007.
  19. M. C. Gursoy, "Error Probability Analysis of Peaky Signaling over Fading Channels," Proc. of the 40th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2006.
  20. M. C. Gursoy, "Error Exponents and Cutoff Rate for Noncoherent Rician Fading Channels," Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2006.
  21. Q. Wang and M. C. Gursoy, "Error Performance of OOFSK Signaling over Fading Channels," Proc. of the 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, March 2006.
  22. M. F. Sencan and M. C. Gursoy, "Achievable Rates for Pilot-Assisted Transmission over Rayleigh Fading Channels," Proc. of the 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, March 2006.
  23. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "The Capacity and Power Efficiency of OOFSK Signaling over Wideband Fading Channels," Proc. of the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom), Dec. 2004.
  24. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "Power Efficiency of Joint Frequency-Phase Modulation in the Low-SNR Regime over Noncoherent Rician Channels," Proc. of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Fall 2004.
  25. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "Spectral Efficiency of Peak Power Limited Rician Block-Fading Channels," Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Chicago, July 2004.
  26. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "On the Capacity-Achieving Distribution of the Non-coherent Rician Fading Channel," 2003 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2003.
  27. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "Spectral Efficiency of the Noncoherent Rician Fading Channel in the Low-Power Regime," CTA C & N 2003 Annual Symposium, University of Maryland Conference Center, April 2003.
  28. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "Efficient Signaling for Low-Power Rician Fading Channels," 40th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Monticello, IL, Oct. 2002.
Other Presentations
  1. J. Zhang and M. C. Gursoy, "Achievable Rates and Optimal Resource Allocation for Imperfectly-Known Fading Relay Channels" The First Annual School of Information Theory, Penn State University, State College, PA, June 2008.
  2. D. Qiao, M. C. Gursoy, and S. Velipasalar, "Analysis of Energy Efficiency in Fading Channels under QoS constraints," The First Annual School of Information Theory, Penn State University, State College, PA, June 2008.
Technical Reports
  1. M. C. Gursoy, H. V. Poor and S. Verdú, "The Capacity of the Noncoherent Rician Fading Channel," Princeton University Technical Report, December, 2002.
Dissertation
  1. M. C. Gursoy, "Noncoherent Fading Channels: Spectral Efficiency and Efficient Signaling," Princeton University, 2004.
Grants
  • National Science Foundation, Division of Computer and Communication Foundations. Grant no: CCF-0917265. Project title: CIF: Small: Energy Efficiency in Wireless Communications under Queueing Constraints . Principal Investigator (with co-PI Senem Velipasalar). $335,856 for the period 9/1/2009 -8/31/2012.
  • National Science Foundation, Division of Computer and Network Systems. Grant no: CNS- 0834753. Project title: CSR-DMSS,SM:Cooperative Activity Analysis in Wireless Smart-Camera Networks (Wi-SCaNs). Co-Principal Investigator (with PI Senem Velipasalar). $300,000 for the period 9/1/2008 -8/31/2011.
  • National Science Foundation, Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Division of Computer and Communication Foundations. Grant no: CCF-0546384. Project title: CAREER: Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications Under Channel Uncertainty: Fundamental Limits and Tradeoffs. Principal Investigator. $400,000 for the period 4/15/2006 -3/31/2011.
  • Layman Award, Layman Funds. University of Nebraska Internal Grant. Project title: Designing Next Generation Mobile Wireless Networks: Cooperation and Competition Among Users. Principal Investigator. $10,000 for the period 6/1/2008 -5/31/2009.
  • Layman Award, Layman Funds. University of Nebraska Internal Grant. Project title: Efficient Communication Designs for Energy-Constrained Wireless Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks. Principal Investigator. $10,000 for the period 6/1/2006 -5/31/2007.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SUERE) Grant, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Project title: Energy Efficient Ad Hoc Network Design: Single Hop vs. Multi Hop. Principal Investigator. $2,000 for the period 6/1/2005 -8/31/2005.

Graduate Students:

Current Graduate Students
  • Junwei Zhang (Ph.D.) (Fall 2006 - present)
  • Qing Chen (Ph.D.) (Fall 2006 - present)
  • Sami Akin (Ph.D.) (Spring 2005 - present)
  • Marcos Castro (Ph.D.) (Fall 2008 - present)
  • Deli Qiao (Ph.D.) (co-advising with S. Velipasalar) (Fall 2007 - present)
  • Zhe Zhang (Ph.D.) (co-advising with S. Velipasalar) (Fall 2009 - present)
  • Li He (Ph.D.) (co-advising with S. Velipasalar) (Fall 2009 - present)
Past Graduate Students
  • Sunita Gupta (M.S.) (Fall 2006 - Fall 2008) Graduated in Dec. 2008. Thesis title: Power Efficiency of Cooperative Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks. Currently employed at Garmin International Inc., Olathe, KS.
  • Qingyun Wang (M.S.) (Fall 2005 - Fall 2007) Graduated in Dec. 2007. Thesis title: Performance Analysis of Peaky Signaling over Wireless Fading Channels. Currently employed at Automated Precision Inc., Rockville, MD.

Undergraduate Research Advisees:

  • Research advisor for Ann Eisenhauer in Summer 2005. Supported through the SUERE grant from the College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Department/University Service:

  • UNL Graduate Fellowship Committee (Fall 2008 -Fall 2009).
  • Engineering College Standing Awards Committee (Spring 2009 -present).
  • Reviewer for Internal Grant Competitions (2009).
  • Panelist in the Office of Research CAREER Roundtable (2008, 2009).
  • EE Department Advisory Committee (Fall 2007 -present)
  • Coordinator for the Communications and Signal Processing Group of the EE Department (Spring 2007 -present).
  • International Graduate Student Recruitment Committee (Spring 2006 -present).
  • University Marshals (Fall 2005 -Spring 2008).
  • EE Department Graduate Committee (Fall 2004 -present)

Professional Activities:

  • NSF panelist, 2006.
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of
    - 2010 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Wireless Communications Symposium,
    - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Communication Theory Symposium,
    - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Wireless Communications Symposium,
    - 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC),
    - 2009 International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS),
    - 2009 Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Technical Conference,
    - 2009 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Wireless Communications Symposium,
    - 2009 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)-Fall, Multiple Antenna Systems and Space Time Processing Track,
    - 2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), PHY Track,
    - 2009 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)-Spring, Cognitive Radio Track,
    - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Communication Theory Symposium,
    - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Wireless Communications Symposium,
    - 2008 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Wireless Communications Symposium,
    - 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Wireless Communications Symposium.
  • Session Chair, 2009 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom). Session: Relay Networks II
  • Session Chair, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Session: Wireless Networks Session: Topics in Transmission Technologies
  • Session Chair, 2008 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom). Session: Transmission Technologies and Power Efficiency
  • Session Chair, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. Session: Multiuser Detection
  • Reviewer for IEEE journals: IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Communication Letters.
  • Reviewer for major IEEE conferences: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2008), IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (2006), IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (2005, 2006, 2008), IEEE International Conference on Communications (2005), IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (2005).
  • Member of IEEE, 2001 -present.