Research Assistant Position


Research Project funded by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey):

Cooperative Diversity in Wireless Sensor Networks

Cooperative diversity is a new promising diversity technique that has gained significant research interest, with the potential of improving capacity and providing energy savings in wireless networks. In this diversity technique, a source node cooperates with neighbor relay nodes, creating a virtual array of antennas, creating spatial diversity.  Reflecting the capacity gains of cooperative diversity to the layers above the physical layer depends on the design of the medium access control (MAC) layer. Cooperative routing algorithms make use of the capacity and signal quality gains achieved in the single hop links and reduce the energy consumption in the sensor nodes and the entire sensor network. The goal of this project is to design and develop a practical and novel cooperative diversity based network architecture for wireless sensor networks including a cooperative MAC protocol, cooperative data routing and data forwarding as well as cross layer/joint algorithms.

MS students who are interested in this project should contact Dr. Ozgur Gurbuz directly from, with a CV, also applying for graduate study at Sabanci University. You can find the application information at: The students supported by this project will receive a tuition waiver and  monthly stipend equivalent to TUBITAK scholarship (1250 YTL).