TASKIN KOCAK
EDUCATION

Ph.D., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, May 2001
M.S., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, May 1998
B.S., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, February 1996

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Computer Communication Networks

  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Architecture and system design
  • Modeling and simulation software
  • Algorithm and protocol development

Applied Machine Learning

  • Artificial neural networks
  • Image processing
  • Sensory information processing
  • Defense (Detection algorithms: Target, landmine and unexploded ordinance)
  • Data fusion
EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. “High-Performance filtering of DDoS attacks usign GPGPU”, PI: T. Kocak, Source: Labris and TUBITAK, 2014
  2. “Accident Detection System using ICT", PI: T. Kocak, Source: Turk Telekom, 2012.
  3. “Baseband algorithm computation using GPU technology for 10-Gbit OFDM-based communication systems", PI: T. Kocak, Source: KDDI R&D Labs, Japan, 2011.
  4. “Smart transportation systems", PI: T. Kocak, Source: Turk Telekom, 2010.
  5. “Smart grid communications", Co-PI: T.Kocak, Source: Turk Telekom, 2010.
  6. "Design and implementation of proxy for the TR-69 protocol", PI: T. Kocak, Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry - Alcatel-Lucent Teletas, 2010.
  7. “Design and implementation of interface for the TMF-615 protocol", Co-PI: T. Kocak, Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry - Alcatel-Lucent Teletas, 2010.
RECENT JOURNAL PAPERS
  1. D. Sahin, V.C. Gungor, T. Kocak, G. Tuna, "Quality-of-service differentiation in single-path and multi-path routing for wireless sensor network-based smart grid applications", accepted for publication, Ad Hoc Networks, May 2014.
  2. S. Temel, V.C. Gungor, T. Kocak, "A Routing Protocol Design Guidelines for Smart Grid Environments", Computer Networks, vol. 60, pp. 160-170, Feb. 2014.
  3. V.C. Gungor, D. Sahin, T. Kocak, S. Ergut, C. Buccella, C. Cecati, G. P. Hancke, "A Survey on Smart Grid Potential Applications and Communication Requirements", IEEE Trans. On Industrial Informatics, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 28-42, Feb. 2013.
  4. V.C. Gungor, D. Sahin, T. Kocak, S. Ergut, C. Buccella, C. Cecati, G. P. Hancke, "Smart Grid and Smart Houses: Key Players and Pilot Projects", IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, vol.6, no. 4, pp. 18-34, Dec. 2012.
  5. R. Xu, K. Morris, G. Woodward and T. Kocak, “Low-Complexity High-Throughput Decoding Architecture for Convolutional Codes", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Article 151, pp. 1-14, April 2012.
  6. R. Xu, T. Kocak. K. Morris, G. Woodward, C. Dolwin, “High throughput parallel Fano decoding", IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 2394-2405, September 2011.
  7. V.C. Gungor, D. Sahin, T. Kocak, S. Ergut, C. Buccella, C. Cecati, G. P. Hancke, "Smart Grid Technologies: Communications Technologies and Standards", IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, vol.7, no. 4, pp. 529-639, Nov. 2011.
  8. M. Georgiopoulos, C. Li and T. Kocak “Learning in the feed-forward Random Neural Network: A Critical Review", Performance Evaluation, vol. 68, no. 4, pp.361-384, April 2011.
  9. C. Argyrides, D. Pradhan and T. Kocak, “Matrix codes for reliable and cost-efficient memory chips", IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems, vol. 19, no.3, pp. 420-428, March 2011.
  10. N. Hinitt and T. Kocak, “GPU-based FFT computation for multi-gigabit WirelessHD base-band processing", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Article ID 359081, 1-13, 2010.
  11. T. Kocak and D. Pradhan, “Design Techniques for Energy Harvesting", ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, vol. 4 article 2, pp. 1-2, 2010.
  12. T. Kocak, “Two decades of random neural networks", Computer Journal, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 249-250, 2010.
  13. A. AbuTaleb, J. Mathew, D.K. Pradhan and T. Kocak, “A Novel Fault Diagnosis Technique in Wireless Sensor Networks", International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, vol. 4, pp. 230-240, 2009.
  14. J. Engel and T. Kocak, “Off-chip communications architectures for high-throughput network processors", Computer Communications, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 867-879, March 2009.
  15. D. J. Lacks, T. Kocak, and M. Chatterjee, “Design and evaluation of a distributed cluster leader logic algorithm for mobile ad hoc networks", Computer Journal, vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 656-670, 2009.
  16. D. J. Lacks and T. Kocak, \Developing reusable simulation core code for networking: the grid resource discovery example", Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 82, no.1, pp. 89-100, Jan. 2009.
RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS
  1. S. Kaya, B.G. Ozergin, H. Ozsoy, T. Kocak, V.C.Gungor, "TTraffic: A Fully Integrated Accident Management System in Vehicular Networks Through Smartphones", Proc. of the 2014 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 2014.
  2. O. Ates, S. Keskin, T. Kocak, "Multi-Gbps Fano Decoding Algorithm on GPGPU", Proc. of the 2014 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 2014.
  3. S. Kaya, N. Kilic, T. Kocak and C. Gungor, “From Asia to Europe: Short-Term Traffic Flow Prediction Between Continents", Proc. of the 21st International Conference on Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2014.
  4. A. Kakacak and T. Kocak, “Design and implementation of high throughput bidirectional Fano decoding", Proc. of the IEEE Industrial Electronics and Applications, Melbourne, Australia, June 2013.
  5. C. Han, X. Zhu, A. Doufexi and T. Kocak, “Location-aided Multi-user Beamforming for 60 GHz WPAN Systems", Proc. of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Yokohama, Japan, May 2012.
  6. T. Kocak and P. Patil, “Design and Implementation of High-Performance High-Valency Ling Adders", Proc. of the 15th IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems, Tallinn, Estonia, April 2012.
  7. X. Zhu, A. Doufexi and T. Kocak, “A Performance Enhancement for 60 GHz Wireless Indoor Applications", Proc. of the IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Consumer Electronics, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Jan. 2012.
  8. X. Zhu, A. Doufexi and T. Kocak, “A Performance Evaluation of 60 GHz MIMO Systems for IEEE 802.11ad WPANs", Proc. of the IEEE Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Toronto, Canada, September 2011.
  9. K. Mimis and T. Kocak, “Area efficient System-on-Programmable-Chip Design for a Wireless Touch-Triggered Machining Probe", Proc. of the IEEE Industrial Electronics and Applications, Beijing, China, June 2011.
  10. X. Zhu, A. Doufexi and T. Kocak, “Throughput and Coverage Improvement for IEEE 802.11ad Millimeter-Wave WPANs", Proc. of the IEEE 73rd Vehicular Technology Conference, Budapest, Hungary, May 2011.
  11. X. Zhu, A. Doufexi and T. Kocak, “Beamforming Performance Analysis for OFDM Based IEEE 802.11ad Millimeter-Wave WPANs", Proc. of the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Multi-Carrier Systems & Solutions, Herrsching, Germany, May 2011.
  12. R. Xu, G. Woodward, K. Morris, T. Kocak, “A Discrete Time Markov Chain Model for High Throughput Bidirectional Fano Decoders", Proc. of the IEEE GlobeCom, Miami, FL, 2010.
  13. M. Ismail, I. Ahmed, J. Coon, S. Armour, T. Kocak and J. McGeehan, “Low Latency Low Power Bit Flipping Algorithms For LDPC Decoding", IEEE Symp. on Personal, Indoor and MobileRadio Communications (PIMRC), Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.
  14. S. Zhu, A. Doufexi and T. Kocak, “On the Performance of IEEE 802.15.3c Millimeter-Wave WPANs: PHY and MAC", Proc. of the Wireless Advanced 2010, London, June 2010.
  15. T. Kocak and N. Hinitt, “Exploiting the Power of GPUs for Multi-Gigabit Wireless Baseband Processing", Proc. of the 9th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2010.
  16. R. Xu, T. Kocak, G. Woodward, K. Morris, “Throughput Improvement on Bidirectional Fano Algorithm", Proc. of the 6th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, Caen, France, June 2010.
  17. D. Lacks and T. Kocak, “Grid Resource Discovery over Distributed Routers", Proc. of the International Conference on Information Science and Applications, Seoul, South Korea, April 2010.
  18. R. Xu, T. Kocak, G. Woodward, K. Morris, C. Dolwin, “Bidirectional Fano Algorithm for High Throughput Sequential Decoding", IEEE Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Tokyo, Japan, 2009.
  19. M. Ismail, J. Coon, I. Ahmed, S. Armour, T. Kocak, “High Throughput Layered Decoding of LDPC Codes", IEEE Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Tokyo, Japan, 2009.
  20. Y. Zhang and T. Kocak, “Energy-Efficent, High-Performance Viterbi ACS Unit Implementation in 90nm CMOS", European Conf. on Circuit Theory and Design, Antalya, Turkey, 2009.
  21. A. AbuTaleb, D. Pradhan, T. Kocak, “A technique to identify and substitute faulty nodes in wireless sensor networks", Proc. of the International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM), Athens, Greece, 2009 (Best Paper Award).
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