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Sennur Ulukus

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Sennur Ulukus is the Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she also holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research (ISR).

Prior to joining UMD, she was a senior technical staff member at AT&T Labs-Research. Her research interests are in information theory, wireless communications, machine learning, signal processing and networks, with recent focus on private information retrieval, age of information, distributed coded computation, energy harvesting communications, physical layer security, and wireless energy and information transfer.

Ulukus is a fellow of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of the University of Maryland. She received the 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award, a 2005 NSF CAREER Award, the 2010-2011 ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, and the 2012 ECE George Corcoran Outstanding Teaching Award.

She was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society for 2018-2019. She is an area editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2019 and a senior editor for the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking since 2020. She was an area editor for the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (2016-2020), an editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications–Series on Green Communications and Networking (2015-2016), an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2007-2010), and an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications (2003-2007). She was a guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (2015 and 2008), Journal of Communications and Networks (2012), and the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2011). She is a TPC chair/co-chair of 2021 IEEE Globecom, 2019 IEEE ITW2017 IEEE ISIT2016 IEEE Globecom2014 IEEE PIMRC, and 2011 IEEE CTW.

She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB)Rutgers University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University.