Dr. Ozgur B. Akan received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, in 2004. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University, and the Director of Next-generation and Wireless Communications Laboratory (NWCL). His current research interests include wireless, nanoscale, molecular, and neural communications, and Internet of Everything. He is an IEEE Fellow, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IET Communications, and Nano Communication Networks Journal (Elsevier). He served as the General Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2017, ACM MobiCom 2012 and IEEE MoNaCom 2012. He is an IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Distinguished Lecturer (2017-) and IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2013). He is the author of more than 240 articles (with 9200+ citations, H index of 46), and awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant for 2014-2019 and ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant for 2018-2019, and received TUBITAK Young Scientist Award 2014, Koç University Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award in 2012 and 2014, IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Award 2011, IEEE Communications Society 2010 Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle-East and Africa Region, and IBM Faculty Award in 2008 and 2010.

Personal website: http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akan/

NWCL website: http://nwcl.ku.edu.tr/