Address

B-3, R-3222
4700 KAUST, Mailbox: 1527
Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia

Education 

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA, 01/2007
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA, 08/2003
  • B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 06/2001

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 07/2015-present
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 08/2009-07/2015 
  • Research Fellow, Radiation Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 01/2007-08/2009 
  • Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA, 08/2001-12/2006

Research Interests

Various aspects of computational electromagnetics with a focus on 

  • Well-conditioned frequency and time domain integral equation formulations and their discretization
  • Hybrid time domain integral and differential equation solvers
  • Accurate, stable, and efficient marching schemes for time domain solvers 
  • Stochastic characterization of electromagnetic field and wave interactions on complex geometries
  • Solution of two- and three-dimensional electromagnetic inverse scattering problem using signal processing techniques

Applying these methods to 

  • Design and characterization of electromagnetic, photonic, and optical devices and systems
  • Modeling composite materials with metallic nanoparticle inclusions

Awards

  • Gauss Center for Supercomputing (GCS) Award Winning Paper, ISC2020, Messe Frankfurt, Germany, 06/2020 (for paper titled Solving Acoustic Boundary Integral Equations using High Performance Tile Low-Rank LU Factorization)
  • Nominated for the KAUST Distinguished Teaching Award from the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 03/2020 
  • Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Distinguished Teaching Award, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 03/2019 (also nominated for the KAUST Distinguished Teaching Award) 
  • Honorable Mention and Finalist, Richard B. Schultz Best Transactions Paper Award, IEEE EMC Society, Detroit, MI, USA, 08/2008 (for paper titled Fast and Rigorous Analysis of EMC/EMI Phenomena on Electrically Large and Complex Structures Loaded with Coaxial Cables)
  • URSI Young Scientist Award, Chicago, IL, USA, 08/2008
  • Computational Science and Engineering Fellowship, Computational Science and Engineering Program, University of Illinois, USA, 08/2004-08/2005
  • Authored (as student) or co-authored (as student and advisor) 19 finalist/honorable mention papers in the student paper competitions at the 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020 IEEE International Symposiums on Antennas and Propagation, and 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Conferences

Professional Memberships

  • URSI Senior Member, 11/2019-present
  • IEEE Senior Member, 10/2014-present
  • IEEE Member, 01/2009-10/2014
  • IEEE Student Member, 01/1998-12/2006
  • Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Member, 01/2012-present

Editorial Activities

  • Associate Editor for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 08/2019-present
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques, 04/2018-present
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 12/2017-present