Ekici Wins Harrison Faculty Award
Presented by the College of Engineering, the award was established in 1982 to recognize engineering faculty who have made a positive impact on society through engineering education and research. Ekici is specifically being recognized for his exceptional fundamental or applied research in one or more areas within the college.
According to his award nomination letter, Ekici is recognized as a leading scholar in the area of network algorithm design, and applies this theory to various application domains such as wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio networks, and vehicular communication networks. His research approach is deeply rooted in the development of provably optimal algorithm design, with the objective of solving problems that have practical impact. With this approach, he is one of the most leading figures in the greater networking community that bridges theoretical networking and implementation-oriented systems networking sub-disciplines. His research has been consistently supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Transportation, and several companies, including Bosch, ETRI, and Toyota.
ECE Chair Joel Johnson also noted that Ekici's work is recognized and highly regarded by the international community.
Ekici earned his PhD in 2002 from the Georgia Institute of Technology and today specializes in cognitive radio networks, vehicular communication systems, and next generation wireless systems, with a focus on algorithm design, medium access control protocols, resource management, and analysis of network architectures and protocols. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM.