Alper

Dr. Alper Sinan Akyurek

Electrical and Computer Engineer

La Jolla, CA

aakyurek@ucsd.edu

System Energy Efficiency Lab

Resume


Research Interests

Reliability-Aware Control in the IoT

User Behavior Modeling in the IoT

Optimal Distributed Control in the Smart Grid

Optimal Distributed Nonlinear Battery Control

Integration and Forecast of Renewables

In-Network Packet Aggregation, Resource Allocation

Mobile Ad Hoc Wireless Networks

Wireless Sensor Networks

Multicast Routing

Medium Access Control

Satellite Communication


Languages

English

Turkish

German



Work Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher / UCSD
Jan 2017 - Current

I am working as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Tajana Rosing on energy efficient, reliability-aware, distributed, optimal control algorithms in the Internet of Things. My current topics are in the Smart Grid, communication and health ecosystems of the IoT.


Graduate Student Researcher / UCSD
Sep 2012 - Jan 2017

I worked as a Ph.D. student on the area of distributed control and optimization in energy efficiency, with smart grid as the application field. My current focus is on the integration of renewable energy resources and the optimal usage of batteries or battery arrays in every scale ranging from homes to neighborhoods or microgrids. My research deals with negligible model nonlinearities that cause significant control errors due to cumulative effects in time. My main research was on the distributed optimal control of batteries within the grid to maintain stability and maximize overall welfare.


Intern / Texas Instruments
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

I worked with the Smart Net team on Wireless Sensor Networks, specif- ically the MAC and Network layers. My responsibility involved developing novel algorithms to optimize performance on IEEE 802.15.4 and IP levels, and then implementing them on embedded platforms using C++. My novel work resulted in 3 patent applications in 3 months.


Senior R&D Engineer / ASELSAN
Nov 2007 - Aug 2012

I worked as a Software Development and Communication System Design Engineer for 5 years. I was part of the R&D team for communication system and proto- col design of different kinds of systems with different requirements and environments. These systems include Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks and Satellite Communications. I developed/participated in the de- velopment of novel algorithms for Medium Access Control, Switching Problem, Resource Allocation, Routing Solutions (unicast and multicast), Flow Control and Upper-Layer Coding. I have also worked on the embedded software design and implementation team, using both C and C++ languages to imple- ment the novel algorithms developed in the R&D phase. My work included both practical and theoretical design and I published 3 academic papers on my work during this time.


Publications

Patents

Address Generation for Networks - US Patent 20,160,087,936

Compression of Internet Protocol Version 6 Addresses in Wireless Sensor Networks - US Patent 20,160,088,517

System and method for distributed scheduling of transmission resources - US Patent App. 15/054,508

Journals

Optimal Distributed Nonlinear Battery Control - Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IEEE JESTPE 2017

Design of transmission manager in heterogeneous WSNs - Jinseok Yang, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Sameer Tilak, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IEEE TETC 2017

Scalable IoT Application Design for Automated Learning - Jagannathan Venkatesh, Baris Aksanli, Christine Chan, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IEEE Software 2017

A Depth-Optimal Low Complexity Distributed Wireless Multicast Algorithm - Alper Sinan Akyurek, Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu - Computer Journal 2011

Conferences

Context-Aware and User-Centric Residential Energy Management - Baris Aksanli, Jagannathan Venkatesh, Christine Chan, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - Percom 2017

Accuracy-Resource tradeoff for Edge Devices in Internet of Things - Nima Mousavi, Baris Aksanli, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - SmartEdge 2017

Time-Series Clustering for Data Analysis in Smart Grid - Akanksha Maurya, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Baris Aksanli, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IEEE SmartGridComm 2016

Optimal In-Network Packet Aggregation Policy for Maximum Information Freshness - Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - EuCNC 2016

A Modular Approach to Context-Aware IoT Applications - Jagannathan Venkatesh, Christine Chan, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IoTDI 2016

S2Sim: Smart Grid Swarm Simulator - Alper Sinan Akyurek, Baris Aksanli, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IGSC 2015

A Context-Driven IoT Middleware Architecture - Jagannathan Venkatesh, Christine Chan, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - Techcon 2015

Optimization of Energy, Cooling and IO Performance for Data-intensive Applications on Enterprise Servers - Christine Chan, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Kalyan Vaidyanathan, Kenny Gross, Tajana Simunic Rosing - Techcon 2015

User Behavior Modeling for Estimating Residential Energy Consumption - Baris Aksanli, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - SGSC 2015

Minimizing the Effects of Data Centers on Microgrid Instability - Baris Aksanli, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IGSC 2015

Dynamic Optical Switching for Latency - Henrique Rodrigues, Richard Strong, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - ANCS 2015

TESLA: Taylor Expanded Solar Analog Forecasting - Bengu Ozge Akyurek, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IEEE SmartGridComm 2014

Distributed Control of a Swarm of Buildings Connected to a Smart Grid - Baris Aksanli, Alper Sinan Akyurek, Tajana Simunic Rosing, et. al - BuildSys 2014

ECO-DAC: Energy Control Over Divide And Control - Alper Sinan Akyurek, Bill Torre, Tajana Simunic Rosing - IEEE SmartGridComm 2013

A Low Complexity Distributed Algorithm for Computing Minimum-Depth Multicast Trees in Wireless Networks - Alper Sinan Akyurek, Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu - IEEE MILCOM 2010

Kablosuz Aglarda Cogagonderim icin Yeni bir Yol Atama Algoritmasi - Alper Sinan Akyurek, Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu - IEEE SIU 2008