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10-07-2014

Burak Kantarci Appointed Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Clarkson University

Burak Kantarci has been appointed assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering at Clarkson University.

Burak KantarciHe received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in computer engineering from Istanbul Technical University; pursued his Ph.D. thesis study in computer engineering at the University of Ottawa; and received his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

His research interests are in cloud computing (energy-efficiency, reliability, security and privacy); communication models for big data analytics; the Internet of Things, mobile social networks, and embedded systems; green-ICT and sustainable communications; wireless sensor networks; and design issues in the smart grid.

Before coming to Clarkson, Kantarci was a research fellow at the University of Ottawa. Prior to that, he was a lecturer at Istanbul Technical University and a researcher at the University of Ottawa.

He has taught a wide range of computer engineering classes on the graduate and undergraduate levels. Additionally, he has taught in the recitation classes through the Information Systems Engineering Dual Degree Program with the State University of New York.

Kantarci published the book Communication Infrastructures for Cloud Computing in 2013, and  
is the co-author of 22 journal articles, 62 conference papers, and eight book chapters. He has also presented invited talks in Canada and Europe.

His grants, awards, scholarships and certificates include an IEEE Global Early Career Faculty Certificate of Completion; research fellowship, University of Ottawa School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Ph.D. research grant, TUBITAK-Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey; Incentive Program Fund for International Scientific Publications, Turkish Academic Network and Information Center; and  the Siemens Excellence Award.

He is a senior member of IEEE and co-founding member of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing. He is an editorial board member of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and an area editor of the IEEE Ad hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee (AHSN-TC) Newsletter. Kantarci is a co-chair of the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee's Interest Group on Multimedia Big Data. He also serves as an information officer for the IEEE Special Technical Committee on Sustainable Computing. He has also been serving in the Technical Program Committees of GLOBECOM and ICC, two flagship conferences of IEEE Communications Society.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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