Sennur Ulukus

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Sennur Ulukus


Affiliation: University of Maryland

Contact Information

Department of ECE
University of Maryland

Research Interests

  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Shannon Theory
  • Source Coding


Sennur Ulukus is a Professor 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. 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. Her research interests are in wireless communications, information theory, signal processing, and networks, with recent focus on private information retrieval, timely status updates over networks, energy harvesting communications, information theoretic physical layer security, and wireless energy and information transfer.

Dr. 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, an 2005 NSF CAREER Award, the 2010-2011 ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, and the 2012 ECE George Corcoran Education Award. She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Infomation Theory Society for 2018-2019. She is on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking since 2016. She was an Editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications–Series on Green Communications and Networking (2015-2016), IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2007-2010), and 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 IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2011). She was a general TPC co-chair of 2017 IEEE ISIT2016 IEEE Globecom2014 IEEE PIMRC, and2011 IEEE CTW.

Participation & Positions:

Fellows Evaluation Committee (Chair, 01/01/21 until 12/31/23)
Fellows Evaluation Committee (Member, 01/28/20 until 12/31/22)
Distinguished Lecturers List (Lecturer, 01/01/18 until 12/31/19)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Communication Networks, 09/01/07 until 09/01/10)