Birsen Sirkeci
Associate Professor
Electrical Engineer

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Prof. Sirkeci 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 statistical learning.
She received best paper awards in Milcom 2015, WCECS 2010 and ICETEC 2013. She was elected as outstanding organizing committee member of IEEE ICME 2013. She received the Applied Materials teaching award at SJSU in 2014. She co-advised SJSU Spartans team which ranked among the finalist in Darpa Spectrum Challenge in 2013


(1) Wireless communications
(2) Sensor networks
(3) Statistical signal processing
(4) Statistical learning


(1) Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 09/2006-08/20087
(2) Research Intern, DoCoMo Communications Laboratory USA Inc, 06/2006 - 08/2006
(3) DSP Engineer, Aware Inc, 06/200-08/2002


[1] B. Sirkeci-Mergen, and W. Iqbal "Optimized cooperative spectrum-sensing in clustered cognitive radio net- works " , International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks, vol. 5, no. 4, Aug. 2013.

[2] M.Sirdhar-Keralapura,M.Pourfathi,B.Sirkeci-Mergen,"ImpactofContrastFunctionsinFast-ICAonTwin ECG Separation", IAENG International Journal of Computer Science, 38:1, pp38-47, Jan. 2011.

[3] B. Sirkeci-Mergen and M. Gastpar, "On the Broadcast Capacity of Wireless Networks with Cooperative Relays", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 56(8):3847-3861, August 2010.

[4] Matthew Sharp, A. Scaglione, and B. Sirkeci-Mergen, "Randomized Cooperation in Asynchronous Disper- sive Links," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 64-68, January 2009.

[5] B. Sirkeci-Mergen and A. Scaglione, "Randomized Space-Time Coding for Distributed Cooperative Com- munication", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 5003-5017, October 2007.

[6] B. Sirkeci-Mergen and A. Scaglione, "On the Power Efficiency of Cooperative Broadcast in Dense Wire- less Networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC): Special issue on Cooperative Communications and Networking, vol.25, no. 2, Feb 2007.

[7] B. Sirkeci-Mergen, A. Scaglione and G. Mergen, "Asymptotic Analysis of Multi-Stage Cooperative Broad- cast in Wireless Networks", Joint Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE/ACM Trans. On Networking, vol. 52, no. 6, June 2006.