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Dr. Kemal Akkaya

Director of Research


Dr. Kemal Akkaya is a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Florida International University. He received his doctoral degree in computer science from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005 and joined the Department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University (SIU) as an assistant professor. Dr. Akkaya was an associate professor at SIU from 2011 to 2014. He was also a visiting professor at The George Washington University in Fall 2013. Dr. Akkaya leads the Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) in the ECE Department His current research interests include security and privacy, Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Akkaya is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. He is the area editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Network Journal and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. Dr. Akkaya was the General Chair of IEEE Local Computer Networks (LCN) conference in 2018 and PC chair for IEEE ICC Smart Grid Communications Symposium 2019. He has served as the guest editor for Journal of High Speed Networks, Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal and in the TPC of many leading wireless networking conferences including IEEE ICC, Globecom, INFOCOM, LCN and WCNC. He has published more than 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He received the "Top Cited" article award from Elsevier in 2010.