National Security and the University Of Maryland


Ulukus, Sennur

Ulukus, Sennur
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland

Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1998

Wireless communication theory and networking, network information theory for wireless networks, signal processing for wireless communications and security for multi-user wireless communications


From 1998 to 2001, Sennur Ulukus was a Senior Technical Staff Member at AT&T Labs-Research in NJ. In 2001, she joined the University of Maryland at College Park, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a joint appointment at the Institute for Systems Research (ISR).

Sennur Ulukus is a recipient of the 2005 NSF CAREER Award, and a co-recipient of the 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications. She serves/served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory since 2007, as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications between 2003-2007, as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications in 2006-2008, as the co-chair of the Communication Theory Symposium at the 2007 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, as the co-chair of the Medium Access Control (MAC) Track at the 2008 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, as the co-chair of the Wireless Communications Symposium at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, as the co-chair of the 2011 Communication Theory Workshop, and as the Secretary of the IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) in 2007-2009.

Security Related

Wireless network security, physical layer security; information theoretic security. Information theory, communication theory and signal processing to secure wireless communications in the physical layer. Unique characteristics of the wireless communication medium to secure communications.


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Faculty Expertise Areas

Biological, Physical and Chemical Science

Cyber security, Cryptography, Systems and secure communication security

Data analysis for security

Data collection, Surveillance and sensing, Hardware and software advances for improved data collection

Domestic Protection, Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response

Domestic and foreign Policy

Economic Security

Environmental Security

Materials Science, Bioengineering and Science

Natural Language Processing

Understanding strategically important State and Non-state actors

Relevant UM Centers

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