Dr Melike Erol-Kantarci
University of Ottawa, Canada
Melike Erol-Kantarci is Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in AI-enabled Next-Generation Wireless Networks and Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. She is the founding director of the Networked Systems and Communications Research (NETCORE) laboratory. She has over 140 peer-reviewed publications which have been cited over 5000 times and she has an h-index of 36. Recently, she was selected for the 2019 list of “N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications” along with 7 other distinguished scientists. She has received several best paper awards including the IEEE Communication Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2017. Dr. Erol-Kantarci is the co-editor of three books on smart grids, smart cities and intelligent transportation. She has delivered 40+ plenary talks, tutorials and seminars around the globe. She is the Specialty Chief Editor for the Smart Grid Communications Section of the journal “Frontiers in Communications and Networking”. She is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine and IEEE Access. She has acted as the general chair and technical program chair for many international conferences and workshops. Her main research interests are AI-enabled wireless networks, 5G and 6G wireless communications, smart grid, electric vehicles, Internet of things and wireless sensor networks. She is a senior member of the IEEE.