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Ferdi Kara

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Ferdi Kara received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) in electronics and communication engineering from Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, in 2011, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University (ZBEU), Zonguldak, Türkiye, in 2015 and 2019, respectively.

Before joining KTH, he worked with the Wireless Communication Technologies Research Laboratory at ZBEU since 2011 as a Research/Teaching Assistant (2011-2021) and Assistant Professor (2021-2024) at the Departments of Electrical-Electronics and  Computer Engineering, ZBEU. He was also a Senior Research Associate with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada between 2021-2023. His research interests include wireless communications specified with NOMA, MIMO/RIS/LIS systems, cooperative communication, index modulations, energy harvesting, faster than Nyquist signaling, aerial networks, and machine learning algorithms in communications.

Dr. Kara’s Ph.D. thesis is awarded the Best Ph.D. Thesis by IEEE Türkiye Section, in 2021, and Turkish Academy of Science (TÜBA), in 2022. He has been listed among World’s Top %2 Scientist List by Stanford University and Elsevier, in 2022 and 2023. He has been awarded the 2020 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Communications and the Best Early Researcher Paper Award in IEEE Blakcseacom2021. He received the Best Editor Certificate by IEEE Communications Letters in 2022. He also received an Exemplary Reviewer Certificate from IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2022 and from IEEE Communications Letters from 2019 to 2022 in a row of four years. He regularly serves as a Technical Program Committee Member in flagship IEEE conferences (e.g., ICC, Globecom, VTC, and WCNC). He is also an Editor of IEEE Communications Letters, an Associate Editor of EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking, and an Area Editor of Physical Communication (Elsevier). He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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