I am an academic, computer networks researcher, an educator, a tinkerer, and a STEMinist.
Since 2002, I have worked and led projects in various R&D environments in the USA and Europe. I am an expert on network protocols, spanning a wide range of areas (and protocol layers) in wireless networks.
My current interest lies in privacy and security, and particularly personal data protection, in the Internet of Things. I work in IETF and Kantara standardisation workgroups towards an interoperable solution for these networks.
I also love Micro:bits, and co-authored a free book titled "Networking with Micro:bit".
Reader. Brunel University
Aug 2022 - Now
My current research focuses on computer science for social good, with projects spanning from privacy-enhancing technologies for the Internet of Things to monitoring infant health in Sierra Leone. I am the chair of the Athena SWAN self-assessment team.
Senior Lecturer. Brunel University
Jan 2020 - Aug 2022
Research on privacy-enhancing technologies for the Internet of Things. Chair of the Athena SWAN self-assessment team.
Senior Researcher. Nominet
Nov 2015 - Dec 2019
Researched Internet technologies, especially in the area of privacy, data protection and security and Internet of Things; prototype solutions and contribute to standardisation (Kantara UMA, IETF ACE). I also collaborated with Micro:bit Foundation in their efforts to teach computing to children. In 2017, I co-authored a book in computer networking with BBC Micro:bit aimed at year 7 school children and their teachers.
Senior Lecturer. Oxford Brookes University
Sep 2012 - Nov 2015
Taught courses on wireless systems, digital wireless networks, high-speed mobile communications, and communication and networks for media. Conducted research on resource allocation in wireless networks, realistic wireless simulations, modelling of heterogeneous wireless networks.
Senior Researcher. Deutsche-Telekom Labs
Nov 2008 - Sep 2012
Co-led a WiFi mesh testbed project - BOWL (Berlin Open Wireless Lab). Conducted research on WiFi-based testbeds, measurements and modelling, interference management and new resource allocation and medium access protocols. Directed PhD, MS, BS students and interns within the BOWL (Berlin Open Wireless Lab) and CARMEN (Carrier Grade Mesh Networks) projects. Designed and taught a wireless lab course, Meshlab.
PhD. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2003 - 2007
My PhD thesis exposed several cross-layer negative interactions between energy-saving approaches and proposed new solutions that manage different trade-offs more effectively.
MSc. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2001 - 2003
My MSc thesis was on route recovery in wireless ad-hoc networks.
Bsc. Istanbul Technical University.
1996 - 2000