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Associate Professor (on sabbatical leave)

Graduate Director
CSE Department, 171

Room SEM 237
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR),
1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557-0042.

Phone: +1 (775) 327 2246

Fax: +1 (775) 784 1877


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My research interests are in networked, wireless, and computer systems with a recent focus on big-data and cloud networking, UAV networks, optical wireless, cyber-security and cyber-sharing, public safety communications, network architectures and economics, online network management, and network science. My older work, with occasional current activity, has included wireless routing, multicast, peer-to-peer and overlays, and network simulation.


My research group is part of the Computer Networking Lab (CNL), for which I am the Founding Director. Our work spans both theoretical and experimental aspects of systems research. I am a strong believer in inter-disciplinary research and much of our work has been collaborative with experts from fields other than networking like economics, math, management/policy sciences, and physics.


Here is a list of some of our current projects:


Some of the earlier projects include the followings:


We gratefully acknowledge the support from our sponsors:

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o   B. Gonen, G. Gunduz, and M. Yuksel, Automated Network Management and Configuration Using Probabilistic Trans-Algorithmic Search, to appear in Computer Networks.

o   H. Kardes, A. Sevincer, M. H. Gunes, and M. Yuksel, Complex Network Analysis of Research Funding Networks: A Case Study of NSF Grants, State of the Arts Applications of Social Network Analysis, Springer, Lecture Notes in Social Networks, pp. 163-167, May 2014.

o   M. Bilgi and M. Yuksel, Capacity Scaling in Free-Space-Optical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Ad Hoc Networks, 12, pp. 150-164, January 2014.

o   A. Sevincer, A. Bhattarai, M. Bilgi, M. Yuksel, and N. Pala, LIGHTNETs: Smart LIGHTing and Mobile Optical Wireless NETworks – A Survey, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 15(4), pp. 1620-1641, April 2013.

o   A. Sevincer, M. Bilgi, and M. Yuksel, Automatic Realignment with Electronic Steering of Free-Space-Optical Transceivers in MANETs: A Proof-of-Concept Prototype, Ad Hoc Networks, 11(1), pp. 585-595, January 2013.

o   E. Arslan, M. Yuksel, and M. H. Gunes, Network Management Game, ACM SIGCOMM CCR, 43(1), pp. 46-50, January 2013.

o   M. Yuksel, K. K. Ramakrishnan, S. Kalyanaraman, J. D. Houle, and R. Sadhvani, Required Extra Capacity: A Comparative Estimation of Overprovisioning Needed for a Classless IP Backbone, Computer Networks, 56(17), pp. 3723-3743, November 2012.

o   M. Bilgi, A. Sevincer, M. Yuksel, and N. Pala, Optical Wireless Localization, Wireless Networks, ACM/Springer, 18(2), pp. 215-226, February 2012.

o   M. O. Kilavuz and M. Yuksel, Path Approximation for Multi-Hop Wireless Routing under Application-Based Accuracy Constraints, Computer Networks, 56(1), pp. 345-364, January 2012.

o   B. Nakhkoob, M. Bilgi, M. Yuksel, and M. Hella, Multi-Transceiver Optical Wireless Spherical Structures for MANETs, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications, 27(9), pp. 1612-1622, December 2009.

o   T. Karabacak, H. Guclu, and M. Yuksel, Network Behavior in Thin Film Growth Dynamics, Physical Review B, 79(19), May 2009.

o   H. Guclu and M. Yuksel, Limited Scale-Free Overlay Topologies for Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Networks, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 20(5), pp. 667-679, May 2009.

o   B. Cheng, M. Yuksel, and S. Kalyanaraman, Orthogonal Rendezvous Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 17(2), pp. 542-555, April 2009.

o   M. Yuksel, J. Akella, S. Kalyanaraman, and P. Dutta, Free-Space-Optical Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Auto-Configurable Building Blocks, Wireless Networks, 15(3), pp. 295-312, April 2009.

o   T. Ye, H. T. Kaur, S. Kalyanaraman, and M. Yuksel, Large-Scale Network Parameter Configuration Using an On-line Simulation Framework, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 16(4), pp. 777-790, August 2008.

o   M. O. Kilavuz, A. Soran, and M. Yuksel, Roadmap-Based End-to-End Traffic Engineering for Multi-hop Wireless Networks, IEEE LANMAN 2014.

o   A. Sevincer and M. Yuksel, Effective Transceiver Selection for Mobile Multi-Directional Free-Space-Optical Modules, IEEE WCNC 2014.

o   M. Khan and M. Yuksel, Maintaining A Free-Space-Optical Communication Link Between Two Autonomous Mobiles, IEEE WCNC 2014.

o   A. Soran, F. M. Akdemir, and M. Yuksel, Parallel Routing on Multi-Core Routers for Big Data Transfers, ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop 2013.

o   M. Yuksel, T. Quint, I. Guvenc, W. Saad, and N. Kapucu, Fostering Wireless Spectrum Sharing via Subsidization, IEEE Allerton 2013. (invited)

o   B. Cheng, M. Yuksel, and S. Kalyanaraman, Virtual Direction Routing for Overlay Networks, IEEE P2P 2009. (slides) (poster) (accept ratio 19.8%)

o   M. O. Kilavuz and M. Yuksel, Minimizing Multi-Hop Wireless Routing State under Application-Based Accuracy Constraints, IEEE MASS 2008. (slides) (accept ratio 12%)

o   B. Cheng, M. Yuksel, and S. Kalyanaraman, Using Directionality in Mobile Routing, (short paper) IEEE MASS 2008. (slides) (accept ratio 25%)

o   H. Guclu, D. Kumari, and M. Yuksel, Ad-hoc Limited Scale-Free Models for Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Networks, IEEE P2P 2008. (slides) (accept ratio 20.9%)

o   M. Yuksel, K. K. Ramakrishnan, and R. D. Doverspike, Cross-Layer Failure Restoration Techniques to Provide a Robust IPTV Service, IEEE LANMAN 2008. (slides) (BEST PAPER AWARD)

o   M. Yuksel, K. K. Ramakrishnan, S. Kalyanaraman, J. D. Houle, and R. Sadhvani, Class-of-Service in IP Backbones: Informing the Network Neutrality Debate, (short paper) ACM SIGMETRICS 2008. (poster) (accept ratio 27%)

o   H. Guclu and M. Yuksel, Scale-Free Overlay Topologies with Hard Cutoffs for Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Networks, IEEE ICDCS 2007. (slides) (accept ratio 13.5%)

o   B. Cheng, M. Yuksel, and S. Kalyanaraman, Orthogonal Rendezvous Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE ICNP 2006. (slides) (accept ratio 14.2%)









Murat Yuksel is an Associate Professor at the CSE Department of The University of Nevada - Reno (UNR), Reno, NV. Prior to joining UNR, he was with the ECSE Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and a member of Adjunct Faculty until 2006. He received a B.S. degree from Computer Engineering Department of Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 1996. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Computer Science Department of RPI in 1999 and 2002 respectively. His research interests are in the area of networked, wireless, and computer systems with a recent focus on big-data networking, UAV networks, optical wireless, public safety communications, economics of cyber-security and cyber-sharing, routing economics, network management, and network architectures. He has been on the editorial board of Computer Networks, Elsevier. He published more than 100 papers at peer-reviewed journals and conferences and is a co-recipient of the IEEE LANMAN 2008 Best Paper Award. He is a senior member of IEEE, life member of ACM, and was a member of Sigma Xi and ASEE.


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