Deniz Gunduz

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Deniz Gunduz


Affiliation: Imperial College London


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Imperial College London
Department Electrical and Electronic Engineering
South Kensington Campus
SW7 2BT London, UK

Voice: +44 207 5946218

Research Interests

  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Shannon Theory
  • Source Coding


Deniz Gunduz received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from METU, Ankara, Turkey, in 2002, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He is currently a Reader (Associate Prof.) in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Imperial College London. Previously he was a Research Associate at CTTC, Barcelona, Spain, a Consulting Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, and a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University. He also held a visiting research collaborator position at Princeton University from October 2009 until November 2011.

Dr. Gunduz is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. Previously he served as an editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Series on Green Communications and Networking, and as a guest editor of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special Issue on Recent Advances in Optimization Techniques in Wireless Communication Networks. He served as a co-chair of the IEEE Information Theory Society Student Committee from 2012 until 2015. He served as the general co-chair of the 2016 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, and the Symposium Co-chair of the 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. He was a co-chair of the Network Theory Symposium at the 2013 and 2014 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GLOBALSIP), tutorials co-chair of the 2014 PIMRC, and was a co-chair of the 2012 European School of Information Theory (ESIT). He is the recipient of a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region, and a recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), and the Best Student Paper Award at the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT).

His research interests lie in the areas of communication theory and information theory with special emphasis on joint source-channel coding, content caching and distribution, privacy and security in cyber-physical systems, energy harvesting communication systems and cross-layer design.

Participation & Positions:

Student Subcommittee (Chair, 01/01/13 until 12/31/15)
Student Subcommittee (Member-at-large, 09/01/08 until 12/31/09)

Author Of:

C.T. Ng , D. Gunduz , A. Goldsmith , E. Erkip , "Minimum Expected Distortion in Gaussian Layered Broadcast Coding with Successive Refinement", Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Nice, France, Jun. 2007