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Murat Torlak
Associate Professor-Electrical Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: EC33, 0N4908, Room No.: ECSN 4.908 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4624    URL Faculty Homepage    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Austin1999
 M.S.Electrical & Computer EngineeringThe University of Texas at Austin1995
 B.S.Electrical & Electronics EngineeringHacettepe University1992
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Research Interests
  • Optimizing radio link protocols over wireless links
  • Spectrum sensing for cognitive radios
  • Experimental evaluation of space-time coding and MIMO algorithms
  • Low-Complexity receivers for CDMA, MC-CDMA, and OFDM-CDMA Systems
  • Multiple antenna testbed development
  • Vector Channel Modeling for smart antenna systems
  • Radio Resource Management in Space Division Multiple Access Networks
  • Real-Time Implementation of Wireless Systems
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  YearPublication  Type
In Press
S. Ciftci and M. Torlak, "A Comparison of Energy Detectability Models for Cognitive Radios in Fading Environments," in press, Wireless Personal Communications.
Peer reviewed
In Press
S. Ozyurt and M. Torlak, "Performance Analysis of Optimum Zeroforcing Beamforming with User Selection," in press, IEEE Communication Letters.
Peer reviewed
S. Ozyurt and M. Torlak, "Exact joint distribution analysis of zero-forcing VBLAST gains with greedy ordering," submitted, IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, Jan. 2012. 
Peer reviewed
A. Morshedi and M. Torlak, "Measured Comparison of Dual-Branch Signaling over Space and Polarization Diversity," IEEE Trans. On Antennas and Propagation, pp. 1678-1687, vol. 59, no. 5, May 2011
Peer reviewed
D. Kim, V. Gopalakrishna, S. Guo, H. Lee, M. Torlak, N. Kehtarnavaz, A. Lobo, and P. Loizou, "On the Design of a Flexible Stimulator for Animal Studies in Auditory Prostheses," Journal of Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, vol. 6, no. 4, Oct. 2011, pp. 346.355. 
Peer reviewed
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
11/17/2006 11/17/2006 Research Activities in Wireless Information Laboratory
Intel Visit, Richardson, TX, Nov. 17, 2006.
10/30/2006 10/30/2006 Opportunistic Beamforming Methods in Wireless Communications Systems
IEEE-Dallas Antennas & Propagation Society Meeting, Oct. 30, 2006, Richardson, TX.
08/01/2007 08/01/2007 Performance Gains of Opportunism in Wireless Communications
Performance Gains of Opportunism in Wireless Communications August 1, 2007, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.
07/31/2007 07/31/2007 Performance Gains of Opportunism in Wireless Communications
July 31, 2007, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.
07/24/2006 07/24/2006 Opportunistic Beamforming Methods in Wireless Communications Systems
Hacettepe University, July 24, Ankara, Turkey.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
09/2005-PresentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
09/1999-08/2005Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
09/1994-09/1999Research/Teaching AssistantDept. of ECE UT Austin
06/1998-09/1998Principle DSP Engineer  Cwill Telecomm. Inc
06/1997-09/1997Principle DSP Engineer  Cwill Telecomm. Inc
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Grants Received
  • "Open Architecture Research Interface for Cochlear Implants," Drs. Philip Loizou, Murat Torlak, Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Hoi Lee, and Anu Sharma, National Institute of Health, $1,297,458, 2006-2008.
  • "Novel Techniques for Performance Enhancement of OFDM Communications Systems," Drs. K. Kiasaleh and M. Torlak, Texas Instruments, Inc, Dallas, Texas, $60,000, 2006-2007.
  • "A systematic framework for integrating multiple antenna systems and MAC protocols," Drs. Murat Torlak, Andras Farago, Naofal Al-Dhahir, and Kamil Sarac, Project Emmitt, Unfunded National Science Foundation, $120,000, 2005-2007.
  • "MIMO Beamforming," Drs. K. Kiasaleh and M. Torlak, Texas Instruments, Inc,Dallas, Texas, $60,000, 2003-2005.
  • "Enhanced High-Speed Data Services 3G Cellular Wireless Networks," Drs. A. Nosratinia and M. Torlak, ATP/Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,$141,500, 2004-2005.
  • "Generic Autonomous Platform for Sensor Systems (GAP4S)," Drs. F. Maloberti, A. Fumagalli, J. Liu, and M. Torlak, National Science Foundation, $300,000, 2002-2005.
  • "Efficient Algorithms for Improved TCP/RLP Operations," Drs. A. Nosratinia and M. Torlak, Nortel Networks, $25,000, 2003-2004.
  • "A study of Radio Determination Satellite Service (RDSS) Systems," Drs. M. Torlak and William P. Osborne, Innovative Solutions International, Inc. (Department of Defense), $149,979, 2001-2003.
  • "Development and Implementation of 2.4 GHz Wideband Smart Antenna Software Radio Testbed," M. Torlak, Texas Telecommunication Engineering Consortium (TxTEC), $13,000, 2000-2001.
  • "Detection of QPSK Signals in an Impulsive Noise Environment," M. Torlak, ESpectrum, Inc., 3/2000-8/2000, $2500.
  • "Research in Wireless Communications," M. Torlak, Cwill Telecomm., Austin, TX, $5,000
  • "Development of Embedded Systems Laboratory," Drs. M. Nourani and M. Torlak, UTD College of Engineering and Computer Science, $90000, 1999-2000.
  • "Development of Embedded Systems Laboratory," M.Torlak, Texas Instruments DSP University Program, 2000, $25099 (equipment donation).

Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Service Award: IEEE Signal Processing Society Dallas Chapter, 2004
  • Best Paper Award: 5th World Multi-conf. on Systemics, Cybernetics and Infor, 2001
  • Faculty Fellow: Texas Telecommunications Consortium, 2000


Professional Activities
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2007-present
  • Visiting Scholar, BWRC , University of California Berkeley , June-Dec. 2008
  • Program Chair, IEEE Colloquia sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Dallas Chapter, 2004-2006
  • Session Chair, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2004, 21-25 March, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • TPC Member, IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems , Oct. 13-15, 2004, Austin, TX, USA.
  • TPC Member, IEEE 2003 International Conference on Communications, , 11-15 May, 2003 Anchorage, AK, USA
  • TPC Member, VTC-2003 (Fall) IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference , October 4-9, 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA

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