Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

joint at Computer Science and CREOL


Mailing Address:

ECE Department, HEC 317A,

University of Central Florida,

4328 Scorpius Street,

Orlando, FL 32816-2362.


Phone: +1 (407) 823 4181

E-mail: murat<dot>yuksel<at>ucf<dot>edu


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My research interests are in networked, wireless, and computer systems with a recent focus on optical wireless, spectrum sharing, device-to-device systems, cloud networking, network architectures and economics, network management and simulation. My older work, with occasional current activity, has included wireless routing, multicast, and peer-to-peer and overlays, and network science. I direct Networking and Wireless Systems Lab (NWSL) at UCF. My research group was part of the Computer Networking Lab (CNL), for which I was the Founding Director. Our work spans both theoretical and experimental aspects of computer and networked systems research. I am a strong believer in inter-disciplinary research and much of our work has been collaborative with experts from fields other than networking like economics, math, management/policy sciences, and physics. Here is a list of some of our current projects:


Some of the earlier projects include the followings:


We gratefully acknowledge the support from our sponsors:

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o   A. Merwaday, M. Yuksel, T. Quint, I. Guvenc, W. Saad, and N. Kapucu, Incentivizing Spectrum Sharing via Subsidy Regulations for Future Wireless Networks, COMNET, 135, pp. 132-146, April 2018.

o   B. Haupt, N. Kapucu, and M. Yuksel, Spectrum Sharing Policy: Interoperable Communication and Information Sharing for Public Safety, RHCPP, 9, pp. 39-59, March 2018.

o   S. Ibne Mushfique, P. Palathingal, Y. S. Eroglu, M. Yuksel, I. Guvenc, and N. Pala, A Software-Defined Multi-Element VLC Architecture, IEEE COMMAG, 56(2), pp. 196-203, February 2018.

o   Y. S. Eroglu, I. Guvenc, A. Sahin, Y. Yapici, N. Pala, and M. Yuksel, Multi-Element VLC Networks: LED Assignment, Power Control, and Optimum Combining, IEEE JSAC, 36(1), pp. 121-135, Jan 2018.

o   M. Khan, M. Yuksel, and G. Winkelmaier, GPS-Free Maintenance of a Free-Space-Optical Link Between Two Autonomous Mobiles, IEEE TMC, 16(6), pp. 1644-1657, June 2017.

o   M. Yuksel, I. Guvenc, W. Saad, and N. Kapucu, Pervasive Spectrum Sharing for Public Safety Communications, IEEE COMMAG, 54(3), pp. 22-29, March 2016.

o   A. Sahin, Y. S. Eroglu, I. Guvenc, N. Pala, and M. Yuksel, Hybrid 3D Localization for Visible Light Communication Systems, IEEE/OSA JLT, 33(22), pp. 4589-4599, September 2015.

o   A. Sevincer, A. Bhattarai, M. Bilgi, M. Yuksel, and N. Pala, LIGHTNETs: Smart LIGHTing and Mobile Optical Wireless NETworks A Survey, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 15(4), pp. 1620-1641, April 2013.

o   A. Sevincer, M. Bilgi, and M. Yuksel, Automatic Realignment with Electronic Steering of Free-Space-Optical Transceivers in MANETs: A Proof-of-Concept Prototype, Ad Hoc Networks, 11(1), pp. 585-595, January 2013.

o   E. Arslan, M. Yuksel, and M. H. Gunes, Network Management Game, ACM SIGCOMM CCR, 43(1), pp. 46-50, January 2013.

o   M. Yuksel, K. K. Ramakrishnan, S. Kalyanaraman, J. D. Houle, and R. Sadhvani, Required Extra Capacity: A Comparative Estimation of Overprovisioning Needed for a Classless IP Backbone, COMNET, 56(17), pp. 3723-3743, November 2012.

o   M. Bilgi, A. Sevincer, M. Yuksel, and N. Pala, Optical Wireless Localization, Wireless Networks, ACM/Springer, 18(2), pp. 215-226, February 2012.

o   M. O. Kilavuz and M. Yuksel, Path Approximation for Multi-Hop Wireless Routing under Application-Based Accuracy Constraints, COMNET, 56(1), pp. 345-364, January 2012.

o   B. Nakhkoob, M. Bilgi, M. Yuksel, and M. Hella, Multi-Transceiver Optical Wireless Spherical Structures for MANETs, IEEE JSAC, 27(9), pp. 1612-1622, December 2009.

o   T. Karabacak, H. Guclu, and M. Yuksel, Network Behavior in Thin Film Growth Dynamics, Physical Review B, 79(19), May 2009.

o   H. Guclu and M. Yuksel, Limited Scale-Free Overlay Topologies for Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Networks, IEEE TPDS, 20(5), pp. 667-679, May 2009.

o   B. Cheng, M. Yuksel, and S. Kalyanaraman, Orthogonal Rendezvous Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE/ACM ToN, 17(2), pp. 542-555, April 2009.

o   M. Yuksel, J. Akella, S. Kalyanaraman, and P. Dutta, Free-Space-Optical Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Auto-Configurable Building Blocks, Wireless Networks, 15(3), pp. 295-312, April 2009.

o   T. Ye, H. T. Kaur, S. Kalyanaraman, and M. Yuksel, Large-Scale Network Parameter Configuration Using an On-line Simulation Framework, IEEE/ACM ToN, 16(4), pp. 777-790, August 2008.

o   E. Ucer, M. Kisacikoglu, and M. Yuksel, Analysis of an Internet-Inspired EV Charging Network in a Distribution Grid, IEEE PES T&D 2018.

o   A. Alsharoa, H. Ghazzai, M. Yuksel, A. Kadri, and A. E. Kamal, Trajectory Optimization for Multiple UAVs Acting as Wireless Relays, IEEE ICC UAVs 5G Workshop 2018.

o   P. K. Dey, M. A. Canbaz, M. Yuksel, and M. H. Gunes, On Correlating ISP Topologies to Their Businesses, IEEE ICC 2018.

o   A. Jerome, M. Yuksel, S. H. Ahmed, and M. Bassiouni, SDN-Based Load Balancing for Multi-Path TCP, IEEE INFOCOM SCAN 2018.

o   B. Haupt, N. Kapucu, M. Yuksel, M. Rahman, and T. Quint, Polycentric Governance and Spectrum Sharing: Decentralized Decision-making and Stakeholder Engagement, ASPA 2018.

o   M. Salimitari, M. Chatterjee, M. Yuksel, and E. Pasiliao, Profit Maximization for Bitcoin Pool Mining: A Prospect Theoretic Approach, IEEE CIC 2017.

o   M. Rahman, M. Yuksel, T. Quint, B. Haupt, and N. Kapucu, Freeriding in Shared Spectrum Markets (poster), TPRC 2017.

o   V. Behzadan, A. Nourmohammadi, M. H. Gunes, and M. Yuksel, On Fighting Fire with Fire: Strategic Destabilization of Terrorist Networks, FOSINT-SI 2017.

o   A. Soran, M. Yuksel, and, M. H. Gunes, Multiple Graph Abstractions for Parallel Routing over Virtual Topologies, IEEE INFOCOM NetSciCom 2017. (slides)

o   P. K. Dey and M. Yuksel, CAR: Cloud-Assisted Routing, IEEE NFV-SDN 2016. (slides)

o   M. R. Khan, S. Bhunia, M. Yuksel, and S. Sengupta, LOS Discovery in 3D for Highly Directional Transceivers, IEEE MILCOM 2016. (slides)

o   S. Bhunia, M. R. Khan, S. Sengupta, and M. Yuksel, LOS Discovery for Highly Directional Full Duplex RF/FSO Transceivers, IEEE MILCOM 2016. (slides)

o   M. Khan and M. Yuksel, Autonomous Alignment of Free-Space-Optical Links Between UAVs, ACM MOBICOM HotWireless 2015.

o   B. Cheng, M. Yuksel, and S. Kalyanaraman, Virtual Direction Routing for Overlay Networks, IEEE P2P 2009. (slides) (poster) (accept ratio 19.8%)

o   M. O. Kilavuz and M. Yuksel, Minimizing Multi-Hop Wireless Routing State under Application-Based Accuracy Constraints, IEEE MASS 2008. (slides) (accept ratio 12%)

o   B. Cheng, M. Yuksel, and S. Kalyanaraman, Using Directionality in Mobile Routing, (short paper) IEEE MASS 2008. (slides) (accept ratio 25%)

o   H. Guclu, D. Kumari, and M. Yuksel, Ad-hoc Limited Scale-Free Models for Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Networks, IEEE P2P 2008. (slides) (accept ratio 20.9%)

o   M. Yuksel, K. K. Ramakrishnan, and R. D. Doverspike, Cross-Layer Failure Restoration Techniques to Provide a Robust IPTV Service, IEEE LANMAN 2008. (slides) (BEST PAPER AWARD)

o   M. Yuksel, K. K. Ramakrishnan, S. Kalyanaraman, J. D. Houle, and R. Sadhvani, Class-of-Service in IP Backbones: Informing the Network Neutrality Debate, (short paper) ACM SIGMETRICS 2008. (poster) (accept ratio 27%)

o   H. Guclu and M. Yuksel, Scale-Free Overlay Topologies with Hard Cutoffs for Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Networks, IEEE ICDCS 2007. (slides) (accept ratio 13.5%)

o   B. Cheng, M. Yuksel, and S. Kalyanaraman, Orthogonal Rendezvous Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE ICNP 2006. (slides) (accept ratio 14.2%)









Murat Yuksel is an Associate Professor at the ECE Department of the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL. Prior to UCF, he was with the CSE Department of the University of Nevada - Reno (UNR), Reno, NV as a faculty member until 2016. He was with the ECSE Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY as a Postdoctoral Associate and a member of Adjunct Faculty until 2006. He received a B.S. degree in computer engineering of Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 1996. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science of RPI in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He worked as a software engineer at Pepperdata, Sunnyvale, CA and a visiting researcher at AT&T Labs and Los Alamos National Lab. His research interests are in the area of networked, wireless, and computer systems with a recent focus on big-data networking, UAV networks, optical wireless, public safety communications, device-to-device protocols, economics of cyber-security and cyber-sharing, routing economics, network management, and network architectures. He has been on the editorial board of Computer Networks, and published more than 150 papers at peer-reviewed journals and conferences and is a co-recipient of the IEEE LANMAN 2008 Best Paper Award. He is a senior member of IEEE, senior and life member of ACM, and was a member of Sigma Xi and ASEE.




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