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Ferkan Yilmaz

Ferkan Yilmaz

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Assistant Professor
Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Introduction

​Alumni:

(TAMU-Qatar and KAUST - January 2009 to December 2012).

He joined Vodafone, Istanbul, Turkey, as a Senior Expert.

Research Interests

  • ​Information and communication theory
    • Capacity of wireless fading channels,
    • Capacity of nonlinear channels (e.g., terahertz communication channels),
    • Stochastic finite elements in information theory,
  • Digital signal processing in communications
    • Compressed sensing,
    • Diversity reception techniques,
    • Cooperative, collaborative and relaying techniques,
  • Signal propagation aspects
    • Molecular nano-communication networks,
    • Wireless nano-circuit clouds,
    • Terahertz / Optical communication.

Selected Publications

Ph.D. Thesis:

  • F. Yilmaz, “Analyses of Communication Systems in Generalized Fading Channels” Department of Electronics Engineering, Gebze Institute of Technology (GYTE), Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey, Jan. 2009.
 
  M.S. Thesis:
  • F. Yilmaz, “Hybrid Interleaver Design For Turbo Codes” Electronics & Communications Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), 2002.
  

Journal Publications:

  • F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “A unified MGF-based capacity analysis of diversity combiners over generalized fading channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 862-875, Mar. 2012.
  • F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “A novel unified expression for capacity and bit error performance of wireless communications over generalized fading channels,” To appear in IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  • F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “On the computation of the higher-order statistics of the channel capacity over generalized fading channels,” To appear in IEEE Wireless Communications Letter.
  • H. Soury, F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, "Average bit error probability of binary coherent signaling over generalized fading channels subject to additive generalized Gaussian noise," To appear in IEEE Communications Letters.
  • F. Yilmaz, F. A. Khan, and M. -S. Alouini, ”Performance of amplify-and-forward multihop transmission over relay clusters with different routing strategies,” To appear in International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS).
  • I. S. Ansari, S. Al-Ahmadi, F. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, and H. Yanikomeroglu, "A new formula for the BER of binary modulations with dual-branch selection over generalized-K," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 10, pp. 2654-2658, Oct. 2011.
  • A. Yilmaz, F. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, and O. Kucur “On the performance of transmit antenna selection based on shadowing side information,” To appear in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Sep. 2012.
  • U. H. Rizvi, F. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, G. J. M. Janssen, and J.H Weber, “Performance of equal gain combining with quantized phases in Rayleigh fading channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 13 – 18, Jan. 2011.
  • S, Ekin, F. Yilmaz, H. Celebi, K. A. Qaraqe, M. ‐S. Alouini and E. Serpedin, “Capacity limits of spectrum‐sharing systems over hyper‐fading channels,” Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, pp. 1530-8677, 2011.
  • F. Yilmaz, and O. Kucur, “Symbol error rate performance of QS-CDMA over frequency selective time non-selective multipath generalized Gamma fading channels,” Journal of Wireless Personal Communications, Jul. 2008.
  • F. Yilmaz and O. Kucur, “Performance of quasisynchronous scale time code division multiple access for AWGN channel,” Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 38-52, Jan. 2008.
             

Conference Publications:

  • N. H. Mahmood, F. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, and G. E. Øien, “On hybrid cooperation in underlay cognitive radio networks,” in Proc. of Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (ASILOMAR 2012),  Monterey, CA, USA, Nov. 2012.
  • N. H. Mahmood, F. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, and G. E. Øien, “Cognitive interference modeling with applications in power and admission control,” in Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN 2012),  Bellevue, WA, USA, Oct. 2012.
  • F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, "Novel asymptotic results on the high-order statistics of the channel capacity over generalized fading channels," in Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2012), Cesme, Turkey, Jun. 2012.
  • I. S. Ansari, F. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, and O. Kucur, “On the sum of Gamma random variates with application to the performance of maximal ratio combining over Nakagami-m fading channels,” in Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2012), Cesme, Izmir, Turkey, Jun. 2012.
  • F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “A novel ergodic capacity analysis of diversity combining and multihop transmission systems over generalized composite fading channels,” in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jun. 2012.
  • H. Tabassum, F. Yilmaz, Z. Dawy, and M. -S. Alouini, “On the modeling of uplink inter-cell interference based on proportional fair scheduling”, in Proc. of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012), Paris, France, Apr. 2012.
  • F. Yilmaz, H. Tabassum, and M. -S. Alouini, “Higher order capacity statistics of multi-hop transmission systems over Rayleigh fading channels”, in Proc. of IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON 2012), Medina, Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, Mar. 2012.
  • F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “Novel relations between the ergodic capacity and the average bit error rate,” in Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2011), Aachen, Germany, Nov. 2011.
  • F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “Partial relay selection based on shadowing side information over generalized composite fading channels,” in Proc. International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2011), Aachen, Germany, Nov. 2011.
  • N. H. Mahmood, F. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, and G. E. Øien, “On the ergodic capacity of legacy systems in the presence of next generation interference,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2011), Aachen, Germany, Nov. 2011.
  • H. Tabassum, F. Yilmaz, Z. Dawy, and M. -S. Alouini, “On the statistics of uplink inter-cell interference with greedy resource allocation,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2011), Aachen, Germany, Nov. 2011.
  • F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “On the average capacity and bit error probability of wireless communication systems,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications (GLOBECOM 2011), Houston, TX, USA, Dec. 2011.
  • F. A. Khan, F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “Generalized routing protocols for multihop relay networks,” in Proc. of International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC 2011), Istanbul, Turkey, Jul. 2011.
  • N. H. Mahmood, F. Yilmaz, and M. -S. Alouini, “A generalized and parameterized interference model for cognitive radio network,” in Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2011), San Francisco, CA, USA, Jun. 2011.
  • I. S. Ansari, S. Al-Ahmadi, F. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, and H. Yanikomeroglu “An exact closed-form expression for the BER of binary modulations with dual-branch selection over generalized-K fading”, in Proc. of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring 2011), Budapest, Hungary, May 2011.
  • F. Yilmaz, A. Yilmaz, M. -S. Alouini, and O. Kucur “Transmit antenna selection based on shadowing side information,” in Proc. of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring 2011), Budapest, Hungary, May 2011.
 
Complete list of publications is available through Google Scholar, DBLP and Scopus Database​.

Education

  • ​Ph.D. in Wireless Communications, Gebze Institute of Technology (GYTE), Gebze, Turkey (January 2003 – January 2009).
  • M.S. in  Electric & Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ), Istanbul, Turkey (September 1997 – July 2002).
  • B.S. in  Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Yıldız Technical University (YTÜ), Istanbul, Turkey (September 1993 - July 1997).