Onur Kaya received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2000, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Since 2005, he has been with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Işık University in Istanbul, Turkey. His research interests are in the fields of wireless communication theory and information theory, with particular focus on multi-user information theory, energy harvesting, AoI, user cooperation and resource allocation in wireless networks.
Dr. Kaya is a recipient of the 2008 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Best Paper Award, and the 2010 IşıkUniversity Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, the Tutorials Co-chair for the 2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, the Fundemantals and PHY Track Co-chair for the 2014 IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Communications Conference, the Tutorials Co-chair for the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) and the Tutorials Co-chair for the 2019 IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Communications Conference.
Prof. Dr. Laurent Jolissaint is an engineer and a physicist and got his PhD in 2000 in astronomical instrumentation from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After his PhD, he spent more than 6 years working for the National Research Council of Canada, then 3 years with the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands, followed by a period of 3 years as a freelance consultant for astronomical adaptive optics projects. He has been active in the telescope and adaptive optics field since 1996, and has worked for most large astronomical observatories in the world (ELT project, TMT project, KECK, Gemini, and CFHT observatories). His skills are in the optical simulation and design of telescopes and adaptive optics systems (PAOLA & OPTICA tools). He has authored many peer-reviewed papers in international optical journals, and published many projects description in SPIE proceedings. Since 2012, he his doing research in optics and teaches optics at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO, HEIG-VD), and collaborated with OPAM team on the development of optical instruments for the new 4 m Turkish telescope, DAG.