ECE Department, Building 116, Room 346,
4328 Scorpius Street, Orlando, FL 32816-2362.
Phone: +1 (407) 823 4181
E-mail: murat <dot> yuksel <at> ucf <dot> edu
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:
o B. Haupt, N. Kapucu, and M. Yuksel, Spectrum Sharing Policy: Interoperable Communication and Information Sharing for Public Safety, to appear in RHCPP.
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, to appear in IEEE JSAC.
o S. Ibne Mushfique, P. Palathingal, Y. S. Eroglu, M. Yuksel, I. Guvenc, and N. Pala, A Software-Defined Multi-Element VLC Architecture, to appear in IEEE Comm. Magazine.
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 N. Kapucu, B. Haupt, M. Yuksel, I. Guvenc, and W. Saad, On the Evolution of Wireless Communication Technologies and Spectrum Sharing for Public Safety: Policies and Practice, RHCPP, 7(3), pp. 129-145, September 2016.
o B. Haupt, N. Kapucu, and M. Yuksel, Wireless Communication and Spectrum Sharing for Public Safety in the US, JEM, 14(3), pp. 167-176, May 2016.
o G. Gunduz and M. Yuksel, Popularity-Based Scalable Peer-to-Peer Topology Growth, Computer Networks, 100, pp. 124-140, May 2016.
o M. Yuksel, I. Guvenc, W. Saad, and N. Kapucu, Pervasive Spectrum Sharing for Public Safety Communications, IEEE Comm. Magazine, 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 Journal of Lightwave Technology, 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, Computer Networks, 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, Computer Networks, 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 Journal on Selected Areas of Communications, 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 Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 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 Transactions on Networking, 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 Transactions on Networking, 16(4), pp. 777-790, August 2008.
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, Hybrid Cloud Integration of Routing Control and Data Planes, ACM CoNEXT CAN 2016.
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 S. Ibne Mushfique and M. Yuksel, Optimal Multi-Element VLC Bulb Design with Power and Lighting Quality Constraints, ACM MOBICOM VLCS 2016. (slides)
o Y. S. Eroglu, I. Guvenc, A. Sahin, N. Pala, and M. Yuksel, Diversity Combining and Piezoelectric Beam Steering for Multi-Element VLC Networks, ACM MOBICOM VLCS 2016. (slides)
o P. K. Dey and M. Yuksel, On the Breakeven Point Between Cloud-Assisted and Legacy Routing, IEEE CloudNet 2016. (slides)
o M. Rahman, S. Mathew, M. Yuksel, and S. Sengupta, A Device-to-Device Service Sharing Middleware for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, IEEE LANMAN 2016. (slides)
o M. R. Khan, G. Winkelmaier, and M. Yuksel, In-Band Autonomous Maintenance of Mobile Free-Space-Optical Links: A Prototype, Proceedings of IEEE ICC OWC 2016. (slides)
o P. Palathingal, M. Yuksel, I. Guvenc, and N. Pala, A Multi-Element VLC Architecture for High Spatial Reuse, ACM MOBICOM VLCS 2015.
o M. Khan and M. Yuksel, Autonomous Alignment of Free-Space-Optical Links Between UAVs, ACM MOBICOM HotWireless 2015.
o M. Yuksel, E. Arslan, and M. H. Gunes, Training Network Administrators in a Game-Like Environment, NANOG 64, 2015.
o M. Yuksel, T. Quint, I. Guvenc, W. Saad, and N. Kapucu, Fostering Wireless Spectrum Sharing via Subsidization, IEEE Allerton 2013. (invited)
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 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 100 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.