Sirkeci, Birsen

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Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering




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  • PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2006
  • MSc, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2000
  • BSc, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1998


Birsen Sirkeci is an associate professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at San Jose State University (SJSU), San Jose, CA.  She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 2006. Prior to joining SJSU, she was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, CA. Her main research lies in the areas of wireless communications, sensor networks, statistical signal processing, and machine learning. She received best paper awards in Milcom 2005, WCECS 2010 and ICETEC 2013. She was elected as outstanding organizing committee member of IEEE ICME  in 2013. She received the Applied Materials teaching award at SJSU in 2014. She also co-advised SJSU Spartans team which ranked among the finalist in Darpa Spectrum Challenge in 2013.


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