CE Seminar by Ertuğrul Başar

Time: 13:00
Location: ENG 208







Speaker: Ertugrul Basar

Title: Index Modulation: A Promising Technique for Next-Generation Wireless

Communication Systems

Date:  23 February, 2018 Friday

Time: 13:00-14:00

Place: ENG 208





5th generation (5G) of wireless networks, which is expected to be introduced around 2020, has been one of the hottest topics in the wireless communications community over the past few years. Although there is an ongoing debate on 5G wireless technology whether it will be a simple evolution compared to its fourth generation (4G) counterpart, or a radically new communication network, 5G wireless networks are expected to not only provide immense bandwidth and much higher data rates with considerably lower latency, but also enable a variety of new applications, such as connected autonomous cars, smart appliances and the Internet of Things (IoT). Researchers have already put forward effective physical layer (PHY) solutions such as massive MIMO systems, millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications and flexible waveform designs; however, the wireless community is still working day and night to come up with new and more effective PHY solutions towards 5G and beyond wireless networks. Index modulation (IM) techniques, which consider innovative ways to convey information compared to traditional communication systems, appear as competitive candidates for next-generation wireless networks due to the attractive advantages they offer in terms of spectral and energy efficiency as well as hardware simplicity.


The aim of this seminar is to present the basic principles and variants of IM, and also to review the most recent as well as promising advances in this field towards 5G and beyond wireless networks. More specifically, we put the emphasis on three emerging forms of IM: spatial modulation (SM), orthogonal frequency division multiplexing with index modulation (OFDM-IM) and channel modulation (CM), and explore possible future research directions in this frontier.




Dr. Ertuğrul Başar received the B.S. degree (Hons.) from Istanbul University, Turkey, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Istanbul Technical University in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He spent the academic year 2011-2012 with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, NJ, USA. He was an Assistant Professor with Istanbul Technical University from 2014 to 2017, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering. His primary research interests include MIMO systems, index modulation, cooperative communications, OFDM, and visible light communications.  

Recent recognition of his work includes the Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award (TUBA-GEBIP 2017), the IEEE Turkey Research Encouragement Award 2017, and the Istanbul Technical University Best Ph.D. Thesis Award 2014. He is also the recipient of four Best Paper Awards including one from the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016. He has served as a TPC member for several IEEE conferences and is a regular reviewer for various IEEE journals. Dr. Başar currently serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE Access, and as an Editor of Physical Communication (Elsevier).