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Ulukus named Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems


Professor Sennur Ulukus (ECE/ISR), has been selected to hold the Anthony Ephremides Chair in Information Sciences and Systems.

Prof. Ulukus received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB) at 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.

Prof. 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, a 2005 NSF CAREER Award, the 2010-2011 ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, and the 2012 ECE George Corcoran Education Award.  She is Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society for 2018-2019.

Of her nomination, Prof. Ulukus says, “I am honored to be selected to hold this Chair. I am especially honored to hold a Chair in the name of Professor Ephremides, who has made tremendous contributions to information sciences and systems over the past 45+ years.”

In 2007, Anthony Ephremides, Cynthia Kim Professor in Information Technology, and his wife, Jane, established a Fund in the A. James Clark School of Engineering for the creation of the Anthony Ephremides Chair in Information Sciences and Systems. The chaired professorship provides annual support for a faculty member in the field of Information Sciences and Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The award to Prof. Ulukus of this Chaired appointment makes her the inaugural holder of this Chaired position. 

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April 17, 2018


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