Education: I received my Ph.D in February 2011 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. Previously, I had received my M.S. and B.S. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, TURKEY, in August 2006 and June 2004 respectively.

Experience: Dr. Zeydan worked as an R&D engineer at Avea Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. , a mobile operator in Turkey, between August 2011 and April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. He was with Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S from April 2016 to November 2018 working as a Senior R&D Engineer in Istanbul, Turkey. He was also a part-time instructor at Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of Ozyegin University Istanbul, Turkey from January 2015 to June 2018. Since November 2018, he has joined Communication Networks Division of the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) and is a Senior Researcher.

Research Activities: His research areas include applications of data engineering/science for telecommunication networks and flexible mobile networks. In the past, he has been involved in research projects concerning diverse topics including user mobility characterization in wireless networks, game theory in wireless networks, self-organization for mobile networks, big data enabled caching solutions at mobile edge, indoor localization of mobile users and mobility management solutions.

Scientific Projects: He has been involved in many European and national level projects in collaborations with various industries and universities across Europe and Turkey. Some of these are:

  1. H2020 projects: MonB5G (Distributed management of Network Slices in beyond 5G, November 2021-present) as Project Coordinator, 5Growth (5G-enabled Growth in Vertical Industries, June 2019-present) and Clear5G (Converged wireless access for reliable 5G MTC for factories of the future, September 2017- November 2018),
  2. FP7 projects: MOTO (Mobile Networks Evolution for Individual Communications Experience, November 2012- October 2015) and CROWD (Connectivity management for eneRgy Optimised Wireless Dense networks, April 2014- June 2015),
  3. Eureka Celtic-Plus projects: MEVICO (Mobile Networks Evolution for Individual Communications Experience, August 2011 – December 2012), SIGMONA (SDN Concept in Generalized Mobile Network Architectures, April 2013 – November 2016), PULPA (Platform for indoor mobile based user localization to improve user shopping and touristic experience, December 2017- November 2018) and SHARING (Self-Organized Heterogeneous Advanced Radio Networks Generation, January 2013- February 2016),
  4. ITEA project: PAPUD (Profiling and Analysis Platform Using Deep Learning, January 2018 – November 2018).

Services: He is serving as a peer reviewer for IEEE, Springer, Wiley and Elsevier journals and technical program committee member for several IEEE conferences (ICC, WCNC, GLOBECOM, PIMRC, etc). He has been involved in many teaching activities for undergraduate/graduate level students at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Ozyegin University including courses such as Wireless Networks, Recent Advances in Networking, Wireless Communications, Introduction to Digital Communications and Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies. Dr Zeydan has also given several tutorials including on “Big Data for Networking: Objectives, Challenges and Applications”, at IEEE NOMS 2016, April. 2020, “Recent Advances in Data Engineering for Networking”, in IEEE CNSM 2022, November 2022 and in NoF 2022, October 2022.

Awards: He received a Best Paper Award from the Network of Future Conference on November 2017, Best Fast Track Paper from IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 conference on November 2020, Best Demo Award in IEEE SECON 2021 conference on May 2021 as co-author and Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters Award in 2011. He earned IEEE Wireless Communication Professional Certificate (WCP), IEEE WCET®, (June 2017- May 2020). He is also Senior Member of IEEE since April 2020 (SM’20).

Publications: He is co-author of over 120+ papers in international journals and conferences and 10 granted patents at Turkish Patent Institute:

  1. A method for flow size distribution detection, (TR 2015/10226),
  2. A system and method for providing real time caching and content distribution in mobile devices, (TR 2016/12747),
  3. A system and method for RAN/SDN Controller based connectivity management, (TR 2016/13543),
  4. A system and method for IP address type selection in mobile IP-based systems, (TR 2016/14621).
  5. A method and system for selecting the optimum tunneling network between MAG (mobile access network) and LMA (Local Mobility Anchor) in mobile IP base systems, (TR 2016/14539).
  6. A platform that enables real-time visualization and feedback minimization of cellular transitions between base stations, (TR 2016/10089).
  7. User Supported and Cooperative Interface Selection Method in Heterogeneous Radio Networks, (TR 2012/18481).
  8. Management system and method of SDN-based and shared cloud radio access networks (C-RAN), (TR 2016/19996).
  9. A system and method for selecting the transport network between RRH-BBU pools in cloud-RAN based systems, (TR 2016/16407).
  10. Customer Support System and Method, (TR 2017/23115).


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