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Dr. Suleyman Serdar Kozat
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Koc University
Istanbul, Turkey 34450

Office: ENG-103
Tel: +90-212-338 1864
Fax: +90-212-338 1548

Suleyman Serdar Kozat received the B.S. degree with full scholarship and high honors from Bilkent University, Turkey. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, in 2001 and 2004, respectively.

After graduation, Dr. Kozat joined IBM Research, T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown, NY as a Research Staff Member in Pervasive Speech Technologies Group, where he focused on problems related to statistical signal processing and machine learning.  While doing his Ph.D., he was also working as a Research Associate at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, in Cryptography and Anti-Piracy Group.  He holds several patent applications for his works performed in IBM Research and Microsoft Research. Currently, Dr. Kozat is an Assistant Professor at the electrical and electronics engineering department, Koc University, Turkey. Dr. Kozat coauthored more than 50 papers in refereed high impact journals and conference proceedings and has several patent applications.  Overall, his research interests include intelligent systems, adaptive filtering for smart data analytics, online learning and machine learning algorithms for signal processing.

Dr. Kozat has been serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and he is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has been awarded IBM Faculty Award by IBM Research in 2011, Outstanding Faculty Award by Koc University in 2011,  Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the Turkish National Academy of Sciences in 2010,  ODTU Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Research Encouragement Award in 2011 and holds Career Award by the Scientific Research Council of Turkey, 2009. Dr. Kozat has won several scholarships and medals in international and national science and math competitions.