• Dr. Akyildiz's latest work on graphene-based plasmonic nano-transceivers and nano-antennas for Terahertz Band communication in nanonetworks is featured in the SPIE Newsroom, on March 6, 2014. [Full Article]
  • Elias Chavarria defends his Ph.D. dissertation proposal, entitled "Energy Modeling and Analysis in Heterogeneous Cellular Systems", on December 17, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz's latest work on graphene-based plasmonic nano-antennas for Terahertz Band communication is featured in IEEE Spectrum, on December 13, 2013. [Full Article]
  • Dr. Akyildiz is interviewed by the Turkish edition of Forbes magazine, regarding his leadership in the scietific research and development of technology in telecommunications field, on December 2013. [Full Article - English] [Full Article - Turkish]
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech on "HETNETS: Research Directions" at the HETNETS/Small Cells workshop within the IEEE Globecom 2013, December 9, 2013.
  • Ravikumar Balakrishnan defends his Ph.D. dissertation proposal, entitled "Mobility Management for Next Generation Cellular Systems", on December 5, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz received Humboldt Research Award from German Humboldt Foundation in November 2013. Dr. Akyildiz will be conducting research on TeraHertzBand with University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Department of Digital Communication, within the next three years.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Nanoscale Communication Networks" at Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 20, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a tutorial on "Wireless Sensor Networks" at KACST (King Abdullah Council for Science and Technology) (Saudi Arabia NSF) on Nov 20, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech on "Underground and Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks" at KACST (King Abdullah Council for Science and Technology) (Saudi Arabia NSF) on Nov 19, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a speech on "Smart Grid: Research Challenges" at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Nov 18, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a speech on "LTE-A: Research Challenges" at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Nov. 17, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech on "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at Turgut Ozal University, Nov 13, 2013.
  • David Gutierrez-Estevez defends his Ph.D. dissertation proposal, entitled "Interference Analysis and Mitigation for Heterogeneous Cellular Networks", on November 1, 2013.
  • Brandon Lo defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled Design and Analysis of Common Control Channels in Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks on October 31, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar entitled "Graphene-based Nano-scale Communication Networks in Terahertz Band" at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, Oct. 17, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech entitled "Rocking the World Nanoscale: Future Internet Research for Communication Networks in Medicine, Health and Beyond" at the VERDIKT-Conference "Rock 'n' Roll Technologies" organized by the Research Council of Norway, Trondheim, Norway, Oct. 15, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz is interviewed by the Communications of the ACM, regarding his pioneering research on graphane-based nano-antennas for wireless communication in the terahertz band, on October 2013. [Full Article]
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar entitled "Nanonetworks: A New Frontier in Communications" at the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (NRU ITMO), St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 24, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz's latest work on wireless underground sensor networks is featured in the Wireless Sensor Networks Magazine, on September 23, 2013. [Full Article]
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar entitled "Nanonetworks: A New Frontier in Communications" at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, September 12, 2013.
  • Massimiliano Pierobon joins the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, as an Assistant Professor, August 2013.
  • Massimiliano Pierobon defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled Fundamentals of Diffusion-based Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks on August 7, 2013.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet joins the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Department of Electrical Engineering, as an Assistant Professor, August 2013.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Nanonetworks in the Terahertz Band on August 6, 2013.
  • Pu Wang joins the Wichita State University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as an Assistant Professor, August 2013.
  • Pu Wang defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization for Wireless Networks in the Presence of Heavy Tails on August 6, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives 2 speeches on "Terahertz Band: New Communication Challenges" and "Next Generation Cellular Systems Challenges" at the Unviersity of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, on July 15-19, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Nanonetworks" at Paristech, Paris, France, July 9, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a speech on "Nanocommunication Networks" at the University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro on June 28, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Research Challenges for Communication of Nanoscale Machines" at Tirana Technical University in Tirana, Albania, on June 27, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia on June 24, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a 2 hour speech on "Nanonetwork Research Opportunities" at St. Petersburg State University on June 3, 2013 and had meeting with the RUSNANO investment group on June 4, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a 2 hour speech on "Opportunities for Nanonetworks and Nanocomputing research" at Tallinn Technical University and had meetings with the parliament people and investors for the investments in Nanotechnology area in Tallinn, Estonia, on May 27, 2013.
  • Dr. Akyildiz is interviewed by BBC regarding his pioneering research on the Internet of Nano-Things, on March 2013. [More]
  • Dr. Akyildiz is interviewed by MIT Technology Review regarding his pioneering research on graphene-based nano-antennas for Terahertz Band communications, on March 2013. [Main Link] Additional links: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
  • The former lab member Dr. Tommaso Melodia, currently Associate Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, receives the NSF Career Award.
  • Massimiliano Pierobon defends his Ph.D. dissertation proposal, entitled "Fundamentals of Diffusion-based Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks", on December 7, 2012.
  • Pu Wang defends his Ph.D. dissertation proposal, entitled "Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization for Wireless Networks in the Presence of Heavy Tails", on November 30, 2012.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet defends his Ph.D. dissertation proposal, entitled "Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Nanonetworks in the Terahertz Band", on November 30, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar entitled "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China, on October 30, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar entitled "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, on October 29, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar entitled "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, on October 3, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar entitled "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland on October 1, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar entitled "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the University of Helsinki, Finland on September 27, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz becomes a FiDiPro Professor at Tampere University of Technology, Department of Communications Engineering, Finland, starting in January 2013. The Academy of Finland, by means of the Finland Distinguished Professor Program (FiDiPro), provides Finnish universities and research institutes the opportunity to employ distinguished professor-level scientists from all around the world, for a fixed period of time, to carry out research and contribute to the advancement of scientific research. Dr. Akyildiz's group will be focused on nanonetworks under the Internet of Things (IoT) concept, which will enable many advanced applications of nanotechnology in the biomedical, environmental, energy and military fields, amongst others. [In the News]
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the INRIA Research Center, Lille, France, on July 26, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, on July 24, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, on July 19, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, on July 4, 2012.
  • Dr. Rui (April) Dai joins North Dakota State University, Department of Computer Science, as a tenure track Assistant Professor, August 2012. BWN Lab wishes the best for our alumni.
  • Dr. Zhi Sun joins the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo), Department of Electrical Engineering, as a tenure track Assistant Professor, July 2012. BWN Lab wishes the best for our alumni.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Internet of Nanothings" at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 26, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz has an Advisory Board meeting for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, on April 21, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Nanonetworks: A New Frontier in Communication" at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, on April 19-20, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Fundamentals of Molecular Nano Communication Networks" at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, on March 1-2, 2012.
  • Dr. Akyildiz has several meetings at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, on December 11-17, 2011.
  • Dr. Akyildiz receives the 2011 TUBITAK (Turkish National Science Foundation) Exclusive Award, which consists of 25K Dollars, a Golden Trophy and a Plaque, for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of scholarship/research at international level.[Pictures] [Reception Speech]
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Internet of Nanothings" at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, on November 15, 2011.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Graphene Based Nanonetworks" at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, on November 14, 2011.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Nanonetworks: A New Frontier in Communications" and has several meetings at the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Hanoi, Vietnam, on November 9-10, 2011.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Nanonetworks: A New Frontier in Communications" and has several meetings at the University of Science, Vietnam National University, Ho CHi Minh City, Vietnam, on November 4-7, 2011.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Molecular Communication" and has several meetings at the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, on November 3, 2011.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a tutorial on "Advanced Sensor Networks" at King's College, London, UK, on October 20, 2011.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches "Nano Sensor Networks" at the summer school at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, on September 3, 2011.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet gives a talk on "Wireless Nanosensor Networks," at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, on September 1, 2011.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet gives a seminar entitled "The Internet Of Nano-Things," at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, on August 30, 2011.
  • Rui Dai defends her PhD thesis entitled Correlation-Based Communication in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks on August 17, 2011.
  • An interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Akyildiz and composed of five Georgia Tech faculty from Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biology, and Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a $3M National Science Foundation grant entitled "Fundamentals of Molecular Nano-Communication Networks". [News] [Picture] [More]
  • Zhi Sun defends his PhD thesis entitled Reliable and Efficient Communication in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks on June 3, 2011.
  • David Gutiérrez Estévez receives a fellowship from "Fundación Caja Madrid" to continue with his PhD in the School of ECE at Georgia Tech. The fellowship is given personally by the Prince of Spain and his wife the Princess, on May 2011.
  • Massimiliano Pierobon gives a seminar entitled "Diffusion-based Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks," at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, on April 18, 2011.
  • Massimiliano Pierobon gives a seminar entitled "Diffusion-based Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks," at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, on April 15, 2011.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a distinguished lecture on "Nanonetworks: A New Communication Paradigm" at the Triangle CS Distinguished Lecturer Series (TCSDLS) at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 21-22, 2011.
  • The former lab member Dr. Dario Pompili, currently Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, receives the NSF Career Award.
  • Dr. Akyildiz receives the IEEE Communications Society Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee (AHSN TC) Technical Recognition Award with the citation for pioneering contributions to wireless sensor networks and wireless mesh networks. He receives this award at the IEEE Globecom 2010 Conference, in Miami, Florida, on December 6-10, 2010. [Picture]
  • Zhi Sun and Dr. Akyildiz receive the Best Paper Award for "Deployment Algorithms for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks using Magnetic Induction" in IEEE Globecom 2010, on December 6-10, 2010.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a plenary talk on "Nanonetworks: A New Frontier in Communications" at the IEEE Globecom Conference, Miami, Florida, on December 6-10, 2010.
  • Dr. Akyildiz visits the Advanced Sensor Networks Lab at the University of Pretoria and MERAKA research institute, Pretoria, South Africa, Nov 20-Dec. 3, 2010
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches "Cognitive Networks and NanoNetworks" at the Lipari International School for Computer Science Researchers (now "J. T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research") within the scope of "Mobile Computing and Communications: Towards the New Generation of Networks" in the Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy, July 17-24, 2010.
  • Dr. Akyildiz serves as a member of the review panel for the scientific progress review of the ITOBO - Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable and Optimised Building Operation SRC. for the Science Foundation Ireland at the University College Cork, Ireland, on June 2-4, 2010.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet gives a talk on "Electromagnetic Wireless Nanosensor Networks," at the Department of Computer Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul, Turkey,oin June 3, 2010.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet gives a seminar entitled "Research Challenges in Electromagnetic Wireless Nanosensor Networks," at the IEEE EDS/PHOTONICS/CAS Technical Meeting, IEEE South Africa Section, at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa on May 31, 2010.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet receives a fellowship from "La Fundación Caja Madrid" to continue with his PhD in ECE at Georgia Tech. The fellowship is given personally by the Prince of Spain and his wife the Princess, on May 21, 2010.
  • Weilian Su, Caterina Scoglio, Tricha Anjali and Linda Jiang Xie have been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor.
  • Linda Jiang Xie and Mehmet Can Vuran received NSF career award.
  • Dr. Akyildiz chairs a panel on "MIMO vs Cooperation" and serves as a member on another panel on "Green Communications" at the IEEE VTC Spring conference in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 16-19, 2010.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a distinguished lecture on "NanoSensor Networks" at University of Oklahoma, in Norman, on April 30, 2010.
  • Dr. Akyildiz presents a talk about "Future Wireless Systems" at SINERJITURK SUMMIT, Antalya, Turkey, March 26-28, 2010.
  • Dr. Akyildiz visits King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 15-26, 2010.
  • Dr. Akyildiz presents a tutorial on "Nano-Sensor Networks using Molecular Communications" at IEEE Globecom Conference in Hawaii, Dec. 4, 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a postgraduate class on "Wireless Sensor Networks" at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany, October 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a postgraduate class on "Wireless Sensor Networks" at Politecnico di Milano, October 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends the yearly MURI progress report meeting at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, September 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives the keynote speech "CRAHNs: Cognitive Radio AdHoc Networks" at the AdHocNets workshop, Niagara Falls, Canada, September 2009.
  • K. R. Chowdhury joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Northeastern University, Boston, as an Assistant Professor in August 2009.
  • W. Y. Lee defends his PhD thesis entitled Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Wireless Networks on August 4, 2009.
  • M. Gregori defends her Master thesis entitled A New NanoNetwork Architecture using Flagellated Bacteria and Catalytic Nanomotors on July 29, 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a graduate class on "Wireless Mesh Networks" at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, July 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz visits Universities and Telecom Companies in Riga (Latvia), Kaunas and Vilnius (Lithuania) and Kiev (Ukraine) in June-July 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends the IEEE ICC 2009 conference in Dresden, Germany, June 2009.
  • K. R. Chowdhury and Dr. Akyildiz received the best paper award for "Interferer Classification, Channel Selection and Transmission Adaptation for Wireless Sensor Networks" in the Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (AHSN) symposium at IEEE ICC, June 2009.
  • K. R. Chowdhury defends his PhD thesis entitled Communication Protocols for Wireless Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks on June 5, 2009.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet receives a fellowship from "Obra Social la Caixa" to pursue his PhD in ECE at Georgia Tech. The fellowship is given personally by the King of Spain and his wife the Queen, on June 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz participates in the Assessment Panel "Computer Science and Information Technology" at the Alto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech entitled "Nano-Sensor Networks using Molecular Communication" at "Tech Horizons 2009" workshop at the University of California, Riverside on May 13, 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz delivers the keynote speech "CRAHNs: Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks" at the IEEE VTC (Vehicular Technology Conference) in Barcelona, Spain, April 27, 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz receives the Georgia Tech Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award (5k and a plaque) for his 20+ years service and dedication to Georgia Tech and producing outstanding PhD students. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Innovation at Georgia Tech and will be presented at the Georgia Tech Faculty Staff Honors Luncheon on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz receives the 2009 ECE Distinguished Mentor Award by the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Honors Committee. This award is presented to a faculty member whose mentoring of junior faculty (in connection with teaching and research activities) over an extended period of time. He receives this award ($1,000 check and a plaque) at a ceremony on April 22, 2009.
  • Josep Miquel Jornet and Elias Chavarria receive the Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver Award from the School of ECE at Georgia Tech, for earning the highest score on the ECE preliminary exam in Spring 2009 and Fall 2008 respectively. They receive these awards ($1,000 check and a plaque) at a ceremony on April 22, 2009.
  • Violetta Ravagnoli and Tommaso Melodia are now proud parents of two baby girls. Matilde was born on April 2009, and joins her elder sister Ludovica.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends the board meeting of the CREATE-NET research center, in Milano, Italy on April 3, 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz becomes an Honorary Professor with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria, South Africa on March 1, 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on "Latest Developments and New Opportunities in WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX" at the WiMAX-Turkey workshop in Istanbul, Turkey, February 27, 2009.
  • Dr. Akyildiz was interviewed on Feb. 2009, regarding his paper on "A survey on wireless multimedia sensor networks" in Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), Mar. 2007, identified by Thomson Reuter's Essential Science Indicators as a fast breaking paper in the field of computer science.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar entitled "Infocommunications: View to the Future" at the 90th celebration of R&D ZNIIS (Central Research Institute for Telecommunications) in Moscow, Russia in November 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech on "Key Technologies for Wireless Networking in the Next Decade and Beyond" at the Open House workshop of the Broadband Institute at Georgia Tech, on October 21, 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a postgraduate class on "Cognitive Radio Networks" at University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany, in October 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a postgraduate class on "Cognitive Radio Networks" and gives a seminar on NANO NETWORKS at Politecnico di Milano, in Italy in October 2008.
  • Jaudelice de Oliveira and Rainer were blessed with a baby boy, Jonas, on October 16 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends the MURI (Multi University Research Initiative) kickoff meeting for the project entitled "MODELING, ANALYSIS AND CONTROL OF COMPLEX MULTI-SCALE DATA NETWORKS" in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 18-19, 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz becomes an Honorary Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)in Barcelona, Spain on June 17, 2008.
  • Cristina Blázquez successfully defends her master thesis on "Nanonetworking Using Molecular Communication" under the guidance of Dr. Akyildiz at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona, Spain on June 30, 2008.
  • Former lab member, Eylem Ekici and his wife, Ozlem Ekici became proud parents of a baby boy, Deniz, in Columbus, Ohio, on June 16 2008. Heartiest Congratulations.
  • Former lab member, Dr. Giacomo Morabito and his wife, Laura Galluccio are blessed with a baby girl, GAIA, in Catania, Italy in June 2008. Heartiest Congratulations.
  • Former lab member, Dr. Wenye Wang gets tenure and promotion to Associate Professor level at North Carolina State University in May 2008.
  • Former lab member, Dr. Eylem Ekici is tenured and promoted to Associate Professor level at Ohio State University in May 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on ''Cross Layer Design for Wireless Mesh Networks'', at CTTC (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya), Spain on July 2, 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on "Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks" at Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain on July 1, 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech on "cognitive radio adhoc networks" at the MedHoc'08, Mediterrenean Ad Hoc Networks Conference, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, June 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a graduate class on "cognitive radio networks" at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona, Spain, in June 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a set of various lectures in Almaty (Kazakstan), Bishkek (Kyrgizystan), Tashkent, Samarkand, Buhara (Uzbekistan), Ashgabad (Turkmenistan) ,May 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a tutorial on "cognitive radio networks" at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC'08), in Beijing China, May 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech on "future wireless communications" at the SuperCOM Istanbul'08 , in Istanbul, Turkey, May 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech at a workshop at the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, May 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech on "Network Operation and Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks" and a tutorial on "Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks" at the International IEEE NOMS'08, (Network Operation and Management) Conference in Salvador de Bahia, Brasil, April 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech and a tutorial on "sensor networks" at the ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Qatar, April 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar at the University of Karlskrona, Sweden and also serves on a PhD thesis committee in March 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk at "Sinerjiturk" workshop in Antalya, Turkey, January 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends the board meeting for Create-Net, Trento, Italy, in January 2008.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Cognitive Radio Networks, Wireless Mesh Networks and WiMax and Research Directions" at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, November 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on "Next Generation Sensor Networks" at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio" in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, November 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz is invited by the Brasilian company Promom to present a talk on "Future Wireless Networking" in Sao Paulo, Brasil, October 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech "Key Technologies in Wireless Networking in the Next Decade" JITEL'07 at the National Spanish conference, (Jornadas de Ingenieria Telematica), in Malaga, Spain, September 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a Postgraduate Class on "Advanced Sensor Networks" and has several research meetings at University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, and University of Pretoria, in South Africa, August 2007.
  • Gulcin and Tuna Tugcu were blessed with a baby girl, BILGE ADA, in Istanbul, Turkey on August 20, 2007.
  • Burcu Bakir and Cagri Gungor got married in Ankara, Turkey, on August 6, 2007.
  • Demet Batur and Mehmet Can Vuran got married in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 19, 2007.
  • Our lab has the top paper on the list of the Ten Most Downloaded Papers published in Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier) journal according to ScienceDirect as of July-September 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a Postgraduate Class on "Advanced Sensor Networks" and has several research meetings at University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, and University of Pretoria, in South Africa, in August 2007.
  • Tommaso Melodia joins the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Department of ECE, as an Assistant Professor, August 2007.
  • M. Can Vuran joins University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Department of CSE, as an Assistant Professor, August 2007.
  • Dario Pompili joins Rutgers University, Department of ECE, as an Assistant Professor, August 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches a Postgraduate Class on "Advanced Sensor Networks" and has several research meetings at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in July 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends the wedding of M. Can Vuran in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 19, 2007.
  • M. Can Vuran defends his PhD thesis entitled Correlation-based Cross-Layer Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks on June 7, 2007.
  • Tommaso Melodia defends his PhD thesis entitled "Communication and Coordination in Wireless Multimedia Sensor and Actor Networks" on June 6, 2007.
  • Vehbi Cagri Gungor defends his PhD thesis entitled "Real-Time and Reliable Communication in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks" on June 6, 2007.
  • Dario Pompili defends his PhD thesis entitled Efficient Communication Protocols for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks on June 5, 2007.
  • Mehmet Can Vuran receives the ECE Graduate Research Assistant Award for 2007 from School of ECE at Georgia Tech, April 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Social Impacts of Sensor Networks on Our Daily Lives" at CUNY Baruch College, New York, on April 20, 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Next Generation Sensor Networks" at New Jersey Institute of Technology, on April 20, 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Key Technologies in Wireless Networking in the Next Decade" at Rice University, Houston, on March 15, 2007.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on Research Challenges for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks at Tsinghua University in Beijing on October 27, 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a KeyNote Speech on Key Technologies for Wireless Networking in the Next Decade at the International CHINACOM Conference, in Beijing, China, October 25-27, 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a seminar on Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks: Research Challenges at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, on October 23, 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on Grand Challanges in Wireless Sensor Networks" at University of Kentucky, on October 12, 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on Wireless Mesh Networks: Research Challenges" at Auburn University in Alabama, on September 15, 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz was granted a patent with the number 7,058,027 for "Systems and Methods for Asynchronous Transfer Mode and Internet Protocol" in June 2006. The patent is based on the protocol independent error control (TurboLink product) in wireless systems. The original application was submitted to the USPTO in September 1999.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Key Technologies for Wireless Networking in the Next Decade" at Iowa State University, Ames, on April 14, 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Grand Challenges for Wireless Sensor Networks" at Northwestern University, Chicago, on April 6, 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz presents a Seminar "Key Technologies for Wireless Networking in the Next Decade" at IBM CAIRO and University of Cairo, Egypt, March 23, 2006.
  • Dr. Akyildiz presents a Distinguished Seminar "Grand Challenges for Wireless Sensor Networks" at University of Florida, February 16, 2006.
  • Shantidev Mohanty joins INTEL Research in Oregon, November 2005.
  • Shantidev Mohanty defends his PhD thesis entitled "Architecture and Cross Layer Mobility Management Protocols for Next Generation Wireless Systems", on November 21, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz visits Purdue University and attends the Second Annual Workshop and Advisory Board Meeting at the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications, in West Lafayette, Indiana, on November 3-4, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz presents a seminar on "Research Challenges in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks" University of Salerno in Salerno, Italy, on July 1 (pm), 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz presents a seminar on "Underwater Sensor Networking Challenges" University of Napoli in Napoli, Italy, on July 1 (am), 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz takes part in the ceremony for "Honorary Laurea Doctorate in Internet Sciences" awarded by the University of Bologna, Italy, to Prof. Len Kleinrock, on May 24, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends Fenerbahce-Galatasaray soccer game and celebrates Fenerbahce's championship party in Istanbul on May 22, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar "Key Technologies for Wireless Networking in the Next Decade" at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, May 17, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks" at University of Waterloo, Canada, on May 3, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz receives the "2005 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award" from School of ECE, Georgia Tech on April 27, 2005.
  • Chao Chen defends her PhD thesis entitled "Advanced Routing Protocols for Satellite and Space Networks" on April 26, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends Fenerbahce-Besiktas soccer game in Istanbul on April 17, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks" at University of Stuttgart, Germany, on April 13, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Seminar on "Research Challenges in Wireless SensorNetworks" at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, New Jersey, March 4, 2005.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a visionary talk entitled "Wireless Networking in the Next Decade" at GCATT and GTBI (Georgia Tech Broadband Institute) Day, Atlanta, GA, November 15, 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz attends the Advisory Board meeting and gives a talk on "Grand Challenges in Wireless Systems" at the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications of Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, November 18-19, 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech at the IEEE Int. Conference on Mobile AdHoc and Sensor Systems, MASS'04, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 25-27, 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech at the QofIS'04, IP QoS Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, September 29- October 1, 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech at the ITC Specialist Workshop on Performance Modeling of Mobile and Wireless Networks, Antwerp, Belgium, Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech at the 2004 IEEE Radio and Wireless Conference (RAWCON), Atlanta, USA, Sept. 20, 2004.
  • Weilian Su defends his PhD thesis on April 2, 2004. Weilian is joining Naval Postgraduate School in California as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2004.
  • Ozgur Akan defends his PhD thesis on April 2, 2004. Ozgur is joining Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2004.
  • Linda (Jiang) Xie defends her PhD thesis on April 1, 2004. Linda is joining University of North Carolina at Charlotte as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2004.
  • Tricha Anjali defends her PhD thesis on March 30, 2004. Tricha is joining Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a TUTORIAL on WIRELESS SENSOR AND ACTOR NETWORKS at Med Hoc'04 Workshop, Bodrum, Turkey, June 27-30, 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech at the Third IFIP-TC6 Networking 2004 Conference, Athens, Greece, May 9-14, 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz receives "2004 Institute Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award" Georgia Tech, April 7, 2004.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech at the Second Workshop on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt'04), Cambridge, UK, March 24-26, 2004.
  • Ozgur B. Akan receives the BWN Lab "2003 Researcher of the Year Award", January 2004.
  • Ozgur B. Akan defends his PhD thesis proposal on December 8, 2003.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Lecture at SUNY Stony Brook's inauguration of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology on November 13, 2003.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a Distinguished Lecture at University of Illinois at Chicago on November 12, 2003.
  • Dr. Akyildiz visits Brasil to give talks and tutorials at INATEL (Santa Rita), 5th WCSF Conference in Sao Laurenco, Minas Gerais, Univ. Oeste in Foz do Iguacu, Univ Federal in Rio de Janeiro, and Uni Campinas between October 26-November 4, 2003.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk at SAIT (Samsung), i-Networking lab, and presents a tutorial on sensor networks at ICUC '03 (Ubiquitous Computing) Conference, in Seoul, Korea, on October 22, 2003.
  • Dr. Akyildiz gives a keynote speech at IFIP/IEEE MMNS Conference in Belfast, N. Ireland, September 2003.
  • Dr. Akyildiz teaches at Advanced School in Mobile Computing at University of Pisa, September 2003.
  • Dr. Akyildiz receives the 2003 ACM Sigmobile Outstanding Contribution Award with the citation: "For pioneering contributions in the area of mobility and resource management for wireless communication networks", August 2003.
  • Weilian Su defends his PhD thesis proposal on August 27, 2003.
  • Jiang (Linda) Xie defends her PhD thesis proposal on August 25, 2003.
  • Tricha Anjali defends her PhD thesis proposal on August 21, 2003.
  • I.F. Akyildiz, W. Su, Y. Sankarasubramaniam, E. Cayirci, "A Survey on Sensor Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 8, pp. 102-114, August 2002; receives the IEEE Communications Society 2003 Best Tutorial Paper Award, April 2003.
  • Caterina Scoglio receives the BWN Lab "2002 Researcher of the Year Award", January 2003.

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