Mehmet Can VuranMehmet Can Vuran

Associate Professor

107 Schorr Center
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0115
Phone: (402) 472-5019
Fax: (402) 472-7767
 

University of
							       Nebraska-Lincoln


Cyber-Physical Networking
						   Lab

E-mail: mcvuran@cse.unl.edu

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2007.
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2004.
B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002.

BIOGRAPHY

Mehmet Can Vuran was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University , Ankara, Turkey in 2002. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. in 2004 and 2007, respectively, under the guidance of Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz.

Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Vuran was recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014 by Thomson Reuters "in recognition of ranking among the top 1\% of researchers for most cited documents in Computer Science". Dr. Vuran was awarded an NSF CAREER award for the project ``Bringing Wireless Sensor Networks Underground''. He received the 2007 ECE Graduate Research Assistant Excellence Award from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and the 2006 Researcher of the Year Award in Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

RESEARCH

  • Wireless Underground Sensor Networks
  • Correlated Data Gathering and Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Cross-layer Communication in Wireless Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Underwater Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Mesh Networks
  • InterPlaNetary Internet

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson and Reuters, 2014.
  • NSF CAREER Award, Bringing Wireless Sensor Networks Underground, 2010-2015.
  • Maude Hammond Fling Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, Research Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010.
  • Academic Excellence Grant, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2008.
  • Maude Hammond Fling Faculty Research Fellowship, Research Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008.
  • 2007 ECE Graduate Research Assistant Excellence Award, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2007.
  • Researcher of the Year 2006 Award, Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2006.
  • Ranked 4th out of 83 in graduation from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002.
  • Bilkent University Scholarship, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1998 - 2002.
  • Ranked 153rd in the Turkish national university entrance exam among more than 1.3 million high-school graduates, 1998.

PUBLICATIONS

Full papers can be downloaded from CPN Lab webpage.
  • BOOK

  • Wireless Sensor Networks,
    I. F. Akyildiz and M. C. Vuran, John Wiley & Sons, August 2010.

  • JOURNAL

  • Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks using Multidimensional Correlations,
    D. Xue, E. Ekici, and M. C. Vuran, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 1832-1843, Apr. 2014.

  • Autonomous Precision Agriculture through Integration of Wireless Underground Sensor Networks with Center Pivot Irrigation Systems,
    X. Dong, M. C. Vuran, and S. Irmak, Ad Hoc Networks Journal, Special Issue on Theory, Algorithms, and Applications of Wireless Networked Robotics, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 1975-1987, Sep. 2013.

  • Cross-layer Analysis of Error Control in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Domingo and M. C. Vuran, Computer Communications Journal, vol. 35, no. 17, pp. 2162-2172, Oct. 2012.

  • Cross-layer Analysis of End-to-end Delay Distribution in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Y. Wang, M. C. Vuran, and S. Goddard, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 305-318, Feb. 2012.

  • SDRCS: A Service-Differentiated Real-time Communication Scheme for Event Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Y. Xue, B. Ramamurthy, and M. C. Vuran, Computer Networks Journal, vol. 55, no. 15, pp. 3287-3302, Oct. 2011.

  • Distributed Vision Graph Construction in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks,
    X. Dong and M. C. Vuran, IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 37-39, March 2011.

  • A Reliable Energy-Efficient Multi-Level Routing Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Fuzzy Petri Nets,
    Z. Yu, X. Fu, Y. Cai, M. C. Vuran, Journal of Sensors, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 3381-3400, March 2011.

  • Channel Model and Analysis for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks in Soil Medium,
    M. C. Vuran and I. F. Akyildiz, Physical Communication Journal (Elsevier), vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 245-254, Dec. 2010.

  • XLP: A Cross Layer Protocol for Efficient Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Vuran and I. F. Akyildiz, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1578-1591, Nov. 2010.

  • Development of a Testbed for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks,
    A. Silva and M. C. Vuran, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking special issue on "Simulators and Experimental Testbeds Design and Development for Wireless Networks", vol. 2010, Article ID 620307, 14 pages, 2010.

  • Special Issue of ``Computer Communications'' on Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Systems,
    A. Benslimane, C. Assi, E. Hossain, M. C. Vuran, Guest Editorial in Computer Communications (Elsevier), vol. 32, no. 18, pp. 1903-1904, Dec. 2009.

  • Signal Propagation Techniques for Wireless Underground Communication Networks,
    I. F. Akyildiz, Z. Sun, M. C. Vuran, Physical Communication Journal (Elsevier), vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 167-183, Sept. 2009.

  • Error Control in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Cross Layer Analysis,
    M. C. Vuran and I. F. Akyildiz, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 1186-1199, Aug. 2009.

  • A Survey on Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks,
    I. F. Akyildiz, W. Y. Lee, M. C. Vuran, and S. Mohanty, IEEE Communications Magazine, , vol. 46, no. 4, April 2008. [123 Citations *] (Among the 10 most downloaded articles in IEEE ComSoc.)

  • A-MAC: Adaptive Medium Access Control for Next Generation Wireless Terminals,
    M. C. Vuran and I. F. Akyildiz, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 574-587, June 2007.

  • On the cross-layer Interactions between Congestion and Contention in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks,
    V. C. Gungor, M. C. Vuran, and O. B. Akan, Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 897-909, August 2007.

  • NeXt Generation / Dynamic Spectrum Access / Cognitive Radio Wireless Networks: A Survey,
    I. F. Akyildiz, W. Y. Lee, M. C. Vuran, and S. Mohanty, Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 50, pp. 2127-2159, September 2006. [998 Citations*] (Among the 10 most downloaded articles in Computer Networks Journal for 2 years since September 2006.)

  • Spatial Correlation-based Collaborative Medium Access Control in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Vuran and I. F. Akyildiz, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 316 -329, April 2006. [130 Citations *]

  • Spatio-Temporal Correlation: Theory and Applications for Wireless Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Vuran, O. B. Akan, and I. F. Akyildiz, Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 45, no 3, pp. 245 -259, June 2004. [169 Citations *]

  • BOOK CHAPTER

  • Communication through Soil in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks - Theory and Practice,
    M. C. Vuran and A. R. Silva, in Sensor Networks: Where Theory Meets Practice, Edited by G. Ferrari, Springer, 2009.

  • Future Trends in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Vuran, D. Pompili, and T. Melodia, in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Networking Perspective, Edited by J. Zheng and A. Jamalipour, Wiley-IEEE Press, May 2009.

  • Spectrum Sensing Algorithms for Cognitive Radio Networks,
    W.-Y. Lee, K. R. Chowdhury, and M. C. Vuran, in Cognitive Radio Networks, Edited by Y. Xiao and F. Hu, CRC Press, 2008.

  • Cross-layer Design in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    D. Pompili, M. C. Vuran, and T. Melodia, in Sensor Network and Configuration: Fundamentals, Techniques, Platforms, and Experiments, Edited by M. P. Mahalik, Springer-Verlag, August 2006.

  • Reliable Transmission and Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    O. B. Akan and M. C. Vuran, in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Systems Perspective, Edited by N. Bulusu and S. Jha, Artech House, August 2005.
  • CONFERENCE

  • Stochastic Performance Trade-offs in the Design of Real-Time Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Y. Wang, M. C. Vuran, and S. Goddard, to appear in Int. Conf. on Computing, Networking, and Communications (ICNC '15), Anaheim, CA, Feb. 2015.

  • Ratings for Spectrum: Impacts of TV Viewership on TV Whitespace,
    Z. Zhao, M. C. Vuran, D. Batur, and E. Ekici, in Proc. IEEE Globecom '14, Austin, TX, Dec. 2014.

  • Exploiting Soil Moisture Information for Adaptive Error Control in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks
    X. Dong and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE Globecom '13, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 2013.

  • Impacts of Soil Moisture on Cognitive Radio Underground Networks,
    X. Dong and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. Int. Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom '13), Batumi, Georgia, Jul. 2013.

  • Vibration Energy Harvesting for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks,
    S. Kahrobaee and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE ICC '13, Budapest, Hungary, Jun. 2013.

  • Environment Aware Connectivity in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks,
    X. Dong and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM '13, Torino, Italy, April 2013. (AR: 17%)

  • Empirical Analysis of the Hidden Terminal Problem in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks, in Proc. Int. Conf. on Wireless Communications in Underground and Confined Areas (ICWCUCA '12), Clermont-Ferrand, France, August 2012.

  • Mobile Data Harvesting in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks,
    J. Tooker and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE SECON '12, Seoul, Korea June 2012. (AR: 19%)

  • Sensing through the Continent: Towards Monitoring Migratory Birds using Cellular Sensor Networks,
    D. J. Anthony, W. P. Bennett, M. C. Vuran, M. B. Dwyer, S. Elbaum, A. Lacy, M. Engels, W. Wehtje, in Proc. ACM/IEEE IPSN '12, Beijing, China, April 2012. (AR: 15%)

  • (CORN)^2: Correlation-based Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks,
    D. Xue, E. Ekici, M. C. Vuran, in Proc. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt'12), Paderborn, Germany, May 2012.

  • A Channel Model for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks using Lateral Waves,
    X. Dong and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE Globecom '11, Houston, TX, Dec. 2011.

  • A Dual-network Tesbed for Wireless Sensor Applications,
    J. Kowalczuk, M. C. Vuran, L. Perez, in Proc. IEEE Globecom '11, Houston, TX, Dec. 2011.

  • Analysis of Event Detection Delay in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Y. Wang, M. C. Vuran, and S. Goddard, in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM '11, Shanghai, China, April 2011. (AR: 16%)

  • Analysis of the Accuracy-Latency-Energy Tradeoff for Wireless Embedded Camera Networks,
    A. Pinto, Z. Zhang, X. Dong, S. Velipasalar, M. C. Vuran, M. C. Gursoy, in Proc. IEEE WCNC '11, Quintana-roo, Mexico, March 2011.

  • Simulating and Testing Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks,
    D. Anthony, W. P. Bennett, M. C. Vuran, M. B. Dwyer, S. Elbaum, F. C. Ramirez, in Proc. ACM MSWiM '10, Bodrum, Turkey, Oct. 2010.

  • Vision Graph Construction in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks,
    X. Dong and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE Globecom '10, Miami, FL, Dec. 2010.

  • Energy Consumption and Latency Analysis for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks,
    A. Pinto, Z. Zhang, X. Dong, S. Velipasalar, M. C. Vuran, M. C. Gursoy, in Proc. IEEE Globecom '10, Miami, FL, Dec. 2010.

  • Stochastic Analysis of Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Y. Wang, M. C. Vuran, and S. Goddard, in Proc. IEEE SECON '10, Boston, MA, June 2010. (AR: 23%)

  • Cost-efficiency of Anycast-based Forwarding in Duty-cycled WSNs with Lossy Channel,
    Y. Xue, M. C. Vuran, and B. Ramamurthy, in Proc. IEEE SECON '10, Boston, MA, June 2010. (AR: 23%)

  • Spatio-temporal Soil Moisture Measurement with Wireless Underground Sensor Networks,
    X. Dong and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IFIP Med-Hoc-Net '10, Juan-les-pins, France, June 2010.

  • (CPS)^2: Integration of Center Pivot Systems with Wireless Underground Sensor Networks for Autonomous Precision Agriculture,
    A. R. Silva and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Cyber-physical Systems (ICCPS '10), Stockholm, Sweden, April 2010. (AR: 28%)

  • A Concept Lattice-based Event Model for Cyber-physical Systems,
    Y. Tan, M. C. Vuran, S. Goddard, Y. Yu, M. Song, and S. Ren, in Proc. ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Cyber-physical Systems (ICCPS '10), Stockholm, Sweden, April 2010. (AR: 28%)

  • Communication with Aboveground Devices in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks: An Empirical Study,
    A. R. Silva and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE ICC '10, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010. (AR: 39%)

  • Cross-layer Analysis of End-to-end Delay Distribution in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Y. Wang, M. C. Vuran, and S. Goddard, in Proc. IEEE Real Time Systems Symposium (IEEE RTSS '09), Washington, DC, Dec. 2009. (AR: 20%)

  • Power Efficiency of Cooperative Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    S. Gupta, M. C. Vuran, and M. C. Gursoy, in Proc. Int. Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS '09), Omaha, NE, Sept. 2009.

  • Empirical Evaluation of Wireless Underground-to-Underground Communication in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks,
    A. R. Silva and M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '09), Marina Del Rey, CA, June 2009. (AR: 22%)

  • Spatio-temporal Event Model for Cyber Physical Systems,
    Y. Tan, M. C. Vuran, and S. Goddard, in Proc. Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems (WCPS 2009), Montreal, Quebec, June 2009.

  • Design of a Wireless Vision Sensor for Object Tracking in Wireless Vision Sensor Networks,
    M. Casares, M. C. Vuran, and S. Velipasalar, in Proc. Workshop on Embedded Middleware for Smart Camera and Visual Sensor Networks (eMCAM-08), Stanford, CA, September 2008.

  • A Service-Differentiated Real-time Communication Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks,
    Y. Xue, B. Ramamurthy, M. C. Vuran, in Proc. IEEE SenseApp '08, Montreal, Canada, October 2008. (AR: 32%)

  • Cross-layer Packet Size Optimization for Wireless Terrestrial, Underwater, and Underground Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Vuran and I. F. Akyildiz, in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM '08, Phoeniz, AZ, April 13-18, 2008. (AR: 21%)

  • Characteristics of Underground Channel for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks,
    L. Li, M. C. Vuran, and I. F. Akyildiz, in Proc. Med-Hoc-Net '07, Corfu, Greece, June 13-15, 2007.

  • Cross-Layer Analysis of Error Control in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Vuran and I. F. Akyildiz, in Proc. IEEE SECON '06, Reston, VA, September 25-28, 2006. (AR: 25%)

  • Spatio-temporal Characteristics of Point and Field Sources in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Vuran and O. B. Akan, in Proc. IEEE ICC '06, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2006. (AR: 39%)

  • The State-of-the-art in Cross-layer Design for Wireless Sensor Networks,
    T. Melodia, M. C. Vuran, D. Pompili, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 3883, June 2006.

  • A Cross-Layer Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks,
    I. F. Akyildiz, M. C. Vuran, and O. B. Akan, in Proc. Conference on Information Science and Systems (CISS '06), Princeton, NJ, March 22-24, 2006. [56 Citations *]

  • On the Interdependency of Congestion and Contention in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    M. C. Vuran, V. C. Gungor, and O. B. Akan, in Proc. ICST SenMetrics '05, San Diego, CA, July 2005.

  • Analytical Framework for Ad-Hoc-Cellular Networks (AHCN),
    S. Mohanty and M. C. Vuran, poster presentation at Med-Hoc-Net '04, Bodrum, Turkey, June 2004.

  • On Exploiting Spatial and Temporal Correlation in Wireless Sensor Networks,
    I. F. Akyildiz, M. C. Vuran, and O. B. Akan, in Proc. WiOpt'04: Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks, pp. 71 -80, March 2004.

    PATENT

  • Media Access Control Protocol for wireless sensor networks,
    U.S.Patent Application No. 20050074025, with H.-R. Shao and C. Shen, April 2005.
  • OTHER

  • Analysis of Utilization and Mobility in a Campus-wide Wireless Network,
    M. C. Vuran, V. C. Gungor, R. J. Clark, to appear in Proc. Med-Hoc-Net '06, Lipari, Sicily (Italy), June 2006.
* According to Google Scholar as of Aug. 10th 2010.

TEACHING


SERVICE

  • Associate Editor,

  • Guest Editor,
    • ACM MONET Journal Special Issue on Wireless Heterogeneous Networks and Next Generation Internet (Co-editor with Dr. Eylem Ekici)
    • Computer Communications Journal (Elsevier) Special Issue on Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Systems (Co-editor with Drs. Chadi Assi, Abderrahim Benslimane, and Ekram Hossain)

  • NSF Panelist, 2009, 2010

  • NASA Panelist, 2009

  • Information Technologies Committee Member, ICST

  • TPC Cognitive Radio Track Co-Chair, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2009-Spring), Barcelona, Spain, April 2009.
  • Registration Co-Chair, IFIP Networking 2007 Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 2007.

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member of
    • IEEE ICC 2011, 5-9 June 2011, Kyoto, Japan.
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2011, 10-15 April 2011, Shanghai, China.
    • IFIP Wireless Days 2010, 20-22 October 2010, Venice, Italy.
    • ACM MSWIM 2010, 17-21 October 2010, Bodrum, Turkey.
    • WUWNet 2010, 30 Sept-1 Oct. 2010, Woods Hole, MA.
    • IEEE PIMRC 2010, 26-29 September 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
    • IEEE SECON 2010, 21-25 June 2010, Boston, MA.
    • IFIP Med-Hoc-Net 2010, 23-25 June 2010, Juan-les-pins, France.
    • IEEE RTAS 2010, 12-15 April April 2010, Stockholm, Sweeden.
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2010, 15-19 March 2010, San Diego, CA.
    • IEEE Globecom 2010, 6-10 December 2010, Miami, FL.
    • IEEE SECON 2009, 22-25 June 2009, Rome, Italy.
    • IEEE LCN 2009, 20-23 October 2009, Zurich, Switzerland.
    • IEEE MASS 2009, 5-8 October 2009, Macau SAR, China.
    • ICST AdHocNets 2009, 23-24 September 2009, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
    • IEEE ICC 2009, 14-18 June 2009, Dresden, Germany.
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2009, 19-25 April 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    • IEEE MASS 2008, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2008, Atlanta, GA.
    • IEEE VTC2008-Fall, 21-24 September 2008, Calgary, Alberta.
    • IEEE ICCSC 2008, 26-28 May 2008, Shanghai, China.
    • IEEE ICC 2008, 19-23 May 2008, Beijing, China.
    • ICST Crowncom 2008, 15-17 May 2008, Singapore.
    • IFIP Networking 2008, 5-9 May 2008, Singapore.

  • Organizational volunteer, Mesh Networking Summit, Snoqualmie, Washington, June 2004.

  • Reviewer, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE JSAC, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), Wireless Networks Journal, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, International Journal of Communication Systems, and several ACM and IEEE conferences.

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communication Society (IEEE ComSoc).

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