239 Montgomery St. Apt. 1E, Highland Park, NJ 08904, USA.
Phone: (862)-368-6620 Fax: (512)-628-3998

Objective Statement


2004 - current
Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, School of Engineering, New Brunswick, NJ, USA (Expected Graduation: Feb 2010)

Advisors: Prof. Marco Gruteser and Prof. Dipankar Raychaudhuri
M. S. in Computer Engineering (High Honors), Bogazici University, Institute for Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering, Istanbul, TURKEY

M. S. Thesis: A Cross Layer Protocol for Service Access in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Advisor: Prof. Cem Ersoy
B. S. in Control & Computer Engineering (Honors), Istanbul Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Faculty, Istanbul, TURKEY

B. S. Thesis: GSM Interface Board Design for a Commercial Payphone
Supervisor: Prof. B. Tevfik Akgun
Istanbul Technical University, Foreign Languages School, Istanbul, TURKEY
City of London College, English Language School, London, UK

Professional Experience

09/2004 - current
Graduate Research Assistant, WINLAB Research Center, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
- Research Assistantship for ORBIT Wireless Research Testbed under NSF NRT Grant ANI0335244
- Software development with XML-based technologies
- Various wireless projects under sponsorship research programs for Panasonic, Intel and Toyota ITC.
05/2006 - 09/2006
Graduate Intern, Intel Corp., Radio Comm. Lab / CTG, Hillsboro, OR, USA
- Software scheduler development for interference mitigation due to multi-radio coexistence
- Performance enhancing designs for High Density WLAN environments
06/2005 - 09/2005
Graduate Intern, Intel Corp., Radio Comm. Lab / CTG, and Wireless Lab / MPG, Santa Clara, CA, USA
- Worked as an engineer in multi-radio coexistence analysis project for laptop platforms
- Responsible from evaluation of the application-level impacts of co-existence of different radio technologies like 802.11, UWB, WiMAX etc.
09/1999 - 08/2004
Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Computer Engineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, TURKEY
- Teaching Assistantship for many undergraduate courses (see Teaching Experience)
- Research Assistantship for SeMA project under TUBITAK grants 101E037/EEEAG-AY-41 and 101E037/EEEAG-AY-44
- Senior System Administrator of departmental servers (1000+ users)
06/1998 - 06/1999
Contracted Counselor, Alcatel Inc., R&D Department, Istanbul, TURKEY
- Designed a compact GSM interface system with two processors including real-time software implementations in both high and low level languages
11/1997 - 09/2002
Technical Manager, A & A Computers Ltd., Istanbul, TURKEY
- Developed network implementations, provided solutions for GNU/Linux systems, supervised domain maintenance and web design, led software-on-demand implementations

Teaching Experience

Research Interests

Performance of wireless networks under real deployment scenarios, involving high density and mobile environments. Creating better wireless experience for the users of the future Internet. Adaptation approaches for better multi-radio coexistence.


  1. C. Dwertmann, M. A. Ergin, G. Jourjon, M. Ott, T. Rakotoarivelo, I. Seskar, and M. Gruteser, ``DEMO: Mobile Experiments Made Easy with OMF/Orbit'', In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2009 (Demo Session), Spain, August 2009.

  2. G. Chandrasekaran, M. A. Ergin, M. Gruteser, R. P. Martin, J. Yang, and Y. Chen. ``DECODE: Exploiting Shadow Fading to DEtect CO-Moving Wireless DEvices'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (Accepted for Publication), July 2009.

  3. G. Chandrasekaran, M. A. Ergin, J. Yang, S. Liu, Y. Chen, M. Gruteser, and R. P. Martin, ``Empirical Evaluation of the Limits on Localization Using Signal Strength'', In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Network (IEEE SECON 2009), (Accepted for Publication), Rome, Italy, June 2009.

  4. X. Jing, S. Anandaraman, M. A. Ergin, I. Seskar, and D. Raychaudhuri, ``Distributed Coordination Schemes for Multi-Radio Co-existence in Dense Spectrum Environments: An Experimental Study on the ORBIT Testbed'', In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Symposia on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (IEEE DySPAN 2008), pp. 156-166 Chicago, IL, USA, October 2008.

  5. M. A. Ergin, K. Ramachandran, M. Gruteser, ``An Experimental Study of Inter-cell Interference Effects on System Performance in Unplanned Wireless LAN Deployments'', Computer Networks (Elsevier), Vol.52, Issue 14, pp. 2728-2744, October 2008.

  6. G. Chandrasekaran, M. A. Ergin, R. P. Martin, M. Gruteser, J. Yang, Y. Chen, ``DECODE: Detecting Co-Moving Wireless Devices'', In Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2008), pp. 315-320, Atlanta, GA, USA, September 2008.

  7. M. A. Ergin, M. Gruteser, L. Luo, D. Raychaudhuri, H. Liu, ``Available Bandwidth Estimation and Admission Control for QoS Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks'', Computer Communications (Elsevier), Vol.31, Issue 7, pp. 1301-1317, May 2008.

  8. G. Chandrasekaran, M. A. Ergin, M. Gruteser, R. P. Martin, ``Bootstrapping a Location Service Through Geocoded Postal Addresses'', In Springer LNCS, Proceedings of the 3rd Intl. Symposium on Location and Context-Awareness (LoCA, held with UbiComp), volume 4718, pp. 1-16, Germany, September 2007.

  9. M. A. Ergin, K. Ramachandran, M. Gruteser, ``Extended Abstract: Understanding the Effect of Access Point Density on Wireless LAN Performance'', In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (ACM MobiCom 2007), pp. 350-353, Montreal, Canada, September, 2007.

  10. M. A. Ergin, M. Gruteser, ``Using Packet Probes for Available Bandwidth Estimation: A Wireless Testbed Experience (Poster)'', In Proceedings of First ACM SIGMOBILE Int. Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation, and Characterization (WiNTECH 2006, held with Mobicom), Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 2006.

  11. S. Baydere, M. A. Ergin, and O. Durmaz, ``Constructing Wireless Sensor Networks via Effective Topology Maintenance and Querying", Proc. of Med-Hoc-Net 2004, 3$^{rd}$ Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Bodrum, Turkey, June 2004

  12. M. A. Ergin, ``A Cross Layer Protocol for Service Access in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", M. S. Thesis, Bogazici University, 2003

  13. E. Ozcan, A. Alkan, S. Demir, M. A. Ergin, H. Kul, and S. E. Seker, ``STARS - Student Transcript, Administration and Registration System, an Open Source Internet Application", Fifth National Academic Information Technologies Conference, e-paper ref. 87, Turkey, 2003

  14. S. Baydere and M. A. Ergin, ``An Architecture for Service Access in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", Proceedings of the IASTED Wireless and Optical Communications, pp. 392-397, Banff, Canada, July 2002

  15. S. Baydere and M. A. Ergin, ``A Model for Dynamic Service Discovery in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks", Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Computer Networks, pp. 120-128, Gazimagusa, Cyprus, June 2001

Technical Skills

Programming Skills

- Various advanced level programming in C, Java, Pascal, Fortran and Basic languages
- Systems programing in Linux user and kernel spaces
- Shell programming with BASH and TCL
- Server side web programming with PHP and JSP
- Portal design and web application integration with Apache Cocoon
- Experience in three-tiered programming in PHP, Apache httpd, MySQL environment
- Microprocessor programming in C and assembly (Motorola, Microchip, Atmel families)
- Numerical programming with MATLAB

Administration Skills

- Senior level administration of UNIX-based servers, running Apache, wu-ftpd, OpenSSH, SAMBA, DHCP, NIS, NFS, bind, qmail, sqwebmail, procmail, iptables, squid, snort, and tripwire
- Database administration of MySQL and Sybase ASA on Linux
- Network administration for various level hardware like layer-3 switches, routers and IEEE 802.11 variant wireless devices

Other Skills

- Extensive advanced use of Linux, Solaris, MS-DOS, and MS Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP - Comprehensive wireless lab experience with spectrum analyzers, signal and traffic generators, scopes, power meters and antennas

Professional Memberships




 Prof. Dipankar Raychaudhuri      
 WINLAB Research Center Phone: 732-932-6857 x.638  
 Rutgers University Fax: 732-932-6882  
 671 Rt.1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Email:  
 Assist. Prof. Marco Gruteser      
 WINLAB Research Center Phone: 732-932-6857 x.649  
 Rutgers University Fax: 732-932-6882  
 671 Rt.1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Email:  
 Dr. Lakshman Krishnamurthy      
 Intel Corp., CTG Phone: 503-264-1624  
 Radio Communication Lab Fax: 503-264-3483  
 2111 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123 Email:  
 Dr. Camille Chen      
 Apple Inc. Phone: 408-974-7930  
 Wireless System Engineering Fax: 408-974-2483  
 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014 Email:  

Mesut Ali Ergin 2009-10-14