Biography

Onur received the B.Sc. degree (with the highest distinction) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey in 2011; M.Sc. (with the highest distinction) and Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D. equivalent) degrees in Communications Engineering both from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany in October 2013 and November 2018, respectively. He was a Working Student in the Communication Systems division of Intel Mobile Communications (IMC), now Apple Inc., in Munich, Germany between November 2012 - March 2013. He later worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant at TUM between February 2014 - May 2019. Onur was a Visiting Research Associate, among his more than ten Research Stays at Top Universities and Companies, at the Information and Communication Theory (ICT) Lab of TU Eindhoven, Netherlands to visit Prof. Frans M.J. Willems between February 2018 - March 2018. He has been recently visiting Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to work with Prof. Matthieu R. Bloch between February 2022 - March 2022. He was a Research Associate & Dozent between June 2019 - September 2020 and a Research Group Leader & Dozent between October 2020 - March 2021 both at TU Berlin, Germany, and he has held the same academic titles at the Chair of Communications Engineering and Security at the University of Siegen, Germany since April 2021. Onur has been a Brain City Berlin Ambassador since June 2020 and has been selected as 2021 IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM) Exemplary Reviewer. His research interests include information theoretic privacy and security, coding theory, statistical signal processing for biometrics and physical unclonable functions (PUFs), private (federated) learning and function computations, secure terahertz (THz) communications, and doubly-exponential (secure) identification via channels. Among his publications is the recent book Key Agreement with Physical Unclonable Functions and Biometric Identifiers (Dr. Hut Verlag, 2019). He is currently an Associate Editor of EURASIP JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING and ENTROPY Journal and a Reviewer Board Member of COMPUTERS and INFORMATION Journals, and recently was a Guest Editor of IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN INFORMATION THEORY.

Onur is happy to share that he has been awarded the prestigious VDE Information Technology Society (ITG) 2021 Johann-Philipp-Reis Award for his outstanding publications and inventions about Provable Security and Privacy for Future Communication Networks.

Participation & Position
Contact Information

TU Berlin, Fakultät IV, HFT-6, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin

Research interests
Coding techniques
Coding theory
Sequences
Shannon theory
Signal processing
Source coding