Erdal Arıkan

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Erdal Arıkan

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Electrical Engineering Department, Bilkent University, 06800, Ankara, Turkey


Erdal Arıkan (S’84–M’79–SM’94) was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1958. He received the B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1981 and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, all in electrical engineering.

Since 1987 he has been with the Electrical-Electronics Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, where he is presently a Professor.

Participation & Positions:

Publications Committee (Executive Editor, 01/01/20 until 06/30/21)
Board of Governors (Transactions Executive Editor, 01/01/20 until 06/30/21)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Member, 01/01/19 until 12/31/20)
James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Committee (Member, 01/01/18 until 12/31/19)
Distinguished Lecturers List (Lecturer, 01/01/14 until 12/31/15)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Coding Theory, 10/01/10 until 09/30/13)

Author Of:

E. Arıkan , "Channel Polarization: A Method for Constructing Capacity-Achieving Codes for Symmetric Binary-Input Memoryless Channels", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Jun. 2009