Honors and Awards

  • 2020 - Listed among the world's most influential scientists in the subfield of networking and telecommunications
  • 2020 - Runner-up in Twitch’s grand challenge on "Adaptation Algorithms for Near-second Latency"
  • 2020 - Best-paper Award, IEEE QoMEX
  • 2019 - Royal Society Newton Fellowship
  • 2019 - SIGMM Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis (Received by Abdelhak Bentaleb under my co-supervision)
  • 2019 - DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award (1st Place), ACM NOSSDAV (link, link, link)
  • 2018 - Grand Challenge on DASH (1st Place), IEEE ICME (link, link)
  • 2018 - DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award (1st Place), ACM MMSys (link, link, link)
  • 2018 - Best Student-paper Award, ACM MMSys
  • 2016 - Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society (Re-elected for another two-year term in 2018)
  • 2015 - Best-paper Finalist, The Best of IET and IBC 2015-2016
  • 2012 - Best-paper Award, Packet Video
  • 2009 - Cisco Pioneer Award, in core technology category as the team developing the VQE solution, Cisco
  • 2008 - Most-cited Paper Award, EURASIP Signal Process.: Image Commun. Journal
  • 2004 - Qualstar Hall of Fame Award, for contributions to the standards development, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • 2003 - Best Student-paper Award, IEEE ICIP
  • 2000 - Certificate of Completion, for the interdisciplinary course “University Case Competition 2000 – Network Architecture and Service Provider Planning,” taught by Nortel Networks (I was a member of the team who founded NetStation, a venture providing emerging Internet services. Our team was ranked 1st at Bilkent and we represented Bilkent University in the finals in Ottawa, ON Canada)
  • 1997 - Golden Young Award, Is Bank of Turkey and a merit-based four-year scholarship, Bilkent University, for ranking as the 5th among over 1.5 million competitors in the nationwide university entrance exam in both math and science scores
  • 1996 - Distinguished Student Award for academic excellence, Konya Meram Science High School