O. Ozan Koyluoglu

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Arizona



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Welcome! [+]

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Arizona, and the director of Laboratory for Information Processing Systems (LIPS).

From 2011 to 2013, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin, working with Dr. Sriram Vishwanath in Wireless Networking and Communications Group, and also working with Dr. Ila Fiete and Dr. Jonathan Pillow in Center for Learning and Memory, Center for Perceptual Systems, and The Institute for Neuroscience.

During Fall 2010, I was with the Wireless Communication Theory Research Group at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, working with Dr. Antonia M. Tulino.

From 2005 to 2010, I was a Presidential Fellow, Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, and University Fellow at The Ohio State University, where I obtained my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees under the guidance of my advisor Dr. Hesham El Gamal.

Prior to that, I studied at Bilkent University, where I got my B.S. degree in 2005. My advisors were Dr. Erdal Arıkan and Dr. Ezhan Karasan.

Research

My current research interests lie in the areas of information and coding theory, communications, statistics, and neuroscience with special emphasis on

  • Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity: Coding for resilient and secure distributed storage systems,
  • Wireless Communications and Networking: Information theory for reliable and secure communications, and
  • Computational Neuroscience: Memory, spatial navigation, and neural coding.

Most of the publications are available at IEEE Xplore and arXiv. Some of the recent results can be found in technical reports and preprints in publications.

Teaching [+]

  • APPL 595B Theoretical Neuroscience Journal Club, Spring 2015, The University of Arizona
    [Course materials]
  • ECE 340A Introduction to Communications, Spring 2015, The University of Arizona
    [Course materials]
  • ECE 637 Coding Theory, Fall 2014, The University of Arizona
    [Course materials, Syllabus]
  • ECE 639 Detection and Estimation Theory, Spring 2014, The University of Arizona
    [Course materials]
  • ECE/MATH 636 Information Theory, Fall 2013, The University of Arizona
    [Course materials]
  • EE 381K Information Theory, Spring 2012, The University of Texas at Austin (Guest Instructor): Data compression, Channel coding theorem, Network information theory
    [Course materials]
  • ECE 508 Communication Laboratory, Winter 2008, The Ohio State University (Instructor and Lab TA)
    [Syllabus]
  • ECE 609 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, Spring 2007, The Ohio State University (Lab TA)
    [Course web page]
  • ECE 508 Communication Laboratory, Winter 2007, The Ohio State University (Instructor and Lab TA)
    [Syllabus]
  • CS 101 Algorithms and Programming, Fall 2003, Bilkent University (Lab TA)

News [+]

  • (Oct. 2013) There are positions available in my research group, LIPS. (More information.)
  • (Aug. 2013) I moved to University of Arizona.
  • (Feb. 2013) New results on coding for distributed storage systems.
  • (Jan. 2012) Received Cosyne travel grant for the work titled "Information theoretic limits on performance in short-term memory tasks". This competitive grant is given to early career scientists with highly scored abstracts [1, 2]. (Sponsored by Gatsby.)
  • (Jan. 2011) I moved to UT Austin.
  • (Nov. 2010) Interview with the Ohio State Graduate School.
  • (Aug. 2010) Information theoretic security page goes live! Click here for a list of references in this research area.
  • (July 2010) PhD Dissertation Defense: July 16, Friday in DL 260 @ 1pm.
  • (Dec. 2009) Presidential Fellowship Award by the Ohio State Graduate School [1, 2, 3].

Professional Service and Memberships

  • Organizing Committee Member for 2010 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (Website & Publicity Committee)
  • Technical Program Committee Member for 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Communications, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, IEEE Communications Letters, Army Research Office, Israel Science Foundation, and several conferences including IEEE ISIT, IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC, MILCOM, IEEE INFOCOM, European Wireless, IEEE ITW, IEEE Globecom, IEEE Dyspan, ISITA.
  • IEEE (Student Member 2002-2010, Member since 2011), IEEE Information Theory Society Member, IEEE Communications Society Member

Biography

Onur Ozan Koyluoglu received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2005, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH in 2007 and in 2010, respectively. From October 2010 to January 2011, he was with the Wireless Communication Theory Research Group, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ, as a research intern. From January 2011 to August 2013, he was a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Since August 2013, he has been an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Arizona. His current research interests are in the areas of information and coding theory, communications, statistics, and neuroscience with special emphasis on networks, security, and neural coding problems.
Dr. Koyluoglu is a recipient of the Ohio State University University Fellowship Award (2005) and the Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship Award (2010).