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
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
than 50 papers in refereed high impact journals and conference proceedings
several patent applications. Overall, his research interests
intelligent systems, adaptive filtering for smart data analytics, online learning and machine learning
for signal processing.
Dr. Kozat has been serving as an Associate Editor
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
ODTU Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Research Encouragement Award
in 2011 and holds
Scientific Research Council of Turkey, 2009. Dr. Kozat has won several
and medals in international and national science and math