Murat Uysal

Murat Uysal

Place of Birth : Turkey
Position : Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) & Ozyegin University
Field of study : Communication theory and signal processing for communications with a particular emphasis on the physical layer aspects of wireless communication systems in radio and optical frequency bands



Prof. Murat Uysal received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees in electronics and communication engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, USA, in 2001. Dr. Uysal began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2002 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2007. In 2011, he joined Ozyegin University, Turkey, where he served as the Department Chair of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Optical Wireless Communication Technologies (OKATEM). In September 2023, he joined New York University Abu Dhabi as a Professor of Electrical Engineering with tenure.

Between 2011 and 2015, Dr. Uysal was the Chair of EU COST Action OPTICWISE, a high-profile consolidated European scientific platform that brought together more than 150 researchers in the emerging research area of optical wireless communication. In 2019, he was elevated to the IEEE Fellow status (the highest distinction in electrical and electronics engineering discipline) “for contributions to cooperative and diversity techniques in wireless and optical communications”. In 2021, he was elected to the Science Academy (Turkey) due to his extraordinary accomplishments in his research field. His other major distinctions include NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award in 2008, University of Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award in 2010, Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2011, Ozyegin University Outstanding Researcher Award in 2014, National Instruments Engineering Impact Award in 2017, Elginkan Foundation Technology Award in 2018, and IEEE Turkey Section Outstanding Service Award in 2021 in addition to numerous best paper awards.


  • New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Professor, September 2023
  • Ozyegin University, Turkey
  • Adjunct Professor, September 2023
  • Professor, August 2013 - August 2023
  • Department Chair, November 2012 - March 2022
  • Associate Professor, May 2011 - July 2013
  • University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, July 2007 - May 2011
  • Assistant Professor, April 2002 - July 2007
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