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Mustafa Sezer Erkılınç

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M. Sezer Erkılınç was born in Denizli, Turkey, in 1986. He received his BSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2009. In his senior design project, supervised by Dr Serdar Kozat, he investigated different compression techniques for optimal distance bounds on compressed time-series query logs in the aim of fast-search over the web.

The following September, he joined the DSP and Image processing research group at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester/NY (USA) to pursue an MSc degree, which was awarded in July 2011. During his master study, he worked on EMG signal classification, image understanding/segmentation and content-based soft-document analysis. He completed his Master's thesis under the supervision of Prof Eli Saber, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Inc.

In October, 2011, he joined the Optical Networks Group (ONG) at University College London (UCL) to pursue a PhD degree under the supervision of Dr. Robert Killey and Prof. Polina Bayvel. His Ph.D., cost-effective spectrally-efficient optical transceiver architectures for access and metropolitan applications, was awarded in December 2015. Following this, he has participated in European-funded FP7 ASTRON project, investigating cost-effective adaptive software defined transceivers targeting 1 Tb/s per wavelength for flexible optical networks, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Sezer is continuing his career in the ONG as a Research Fellow under the EPSRC UNLOC project, focusing on the techniques to increase the capacity of the fibre communication channel. Sezer is a member of OSA and IEEE, and actively serves as a reviewer for Optics Express, Optic Letters, and Journal of Lightwave Technology.

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Research Interests

  • Implementing cost-effective coherent solutions for next generation PON applications, e.g., simplified coherent receiver designs.
  • Developing cost-effective DSP-based transceiver architectures in direct detection links for access, backhaul and metropolitan applications.
  • Investigating spectrally-efficient modulation formats for direct-detection links  e.g., Nyquist-SCM, OFDM, and CAP.

Awards and Recognitions

Publications

Invited papers

  1. M.S. Erkılınç, D. Lavery, K. Shi, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, R. Killey, and S.J. Savory, “Polarization-insensitive single balanced photodiode coherent receiver for long-reach WDM-PONs”, in IEEE/OSA J. of Lightwave Technology, vol.34 no.8, pp.2034-2041, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2015.2507869.
  2. V. Vgenopoulou, M.S. Erkılınç, R. Bouziane, A. Tolmachev, M. Nazarathy, R. Killey, I. Tomkos, "Comparison of linear and nonlinear equalization for ultra-high capacity spectral superchannels," 18th Int'l Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Invited paper Tu.D1.1, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550438.
  3. R.I. Killey, M.S. Erkılınç, Z. Li, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, R. Bouziane, B.C. Thomsen, and P. Bayvel, "Spectrally-efficient direct detection WDM transmission systems," in 17th International Conf. on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2015Invited paper We.B3.2. DOI:10.1109/ICTON.2015.7193565.
  4. R.I. Killey, M.S. Erkılınç, R. Maher, M. Paskov, S. Kilmurray, R. Bouziane, B.C. Thomsen, S.J. Savory and P. Bavyel, "Nyquist-WDM based system performance evaluation", in 15th ICTON, 2013, Invited paper We.D3.2. DOI:10.1109/ICTON.2013.6603006.


Peer reviewed journal articles

  1. Z. Li, M.S. Erkılınç, R. Bouziane, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R. Killey, R.I., "Simplified DSP-based signal-signal beat interference mitigation technique for direct detection OFDM," in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol.34, no. 3, pp.866-872, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2015.2505187.
  2. M.S. Erkılınç, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R.I. Killey, "Spectrally-efficient WDM Nyquist-pulse-shaped subcarrier modulation using a dual-drive Mach-Zehnder modulator and direct detection," in IEEE/OSA J. of Lightwave Technology, vol.34, no.4, pp.1158-1165, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2015.2497343.
  3. M.S. Erkılınç, Z. Li, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R.I. Killey, "Spectrally-efficient     WDM Nyquist pulse-shaped 16-QAM subcarrier modulation transmission with direct detection," IEEE/OSA J. of Lightwave Technology, vol.33, no.15, pp.3147-3155, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2015.2427111.
  4. Z. Li, M.S. ErkılınçS. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, R. Bouziane, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R.I. Killey, "SSBI cancellation in spectrally-efficient WDM direct detection Nyquist-pulse-shaped 16-QAM subcarrier modulation," in OSA Optics Express, vol. 23, no.18,  pp. 23694-23709, 2015. DOI: 10.1364/OE.23.023694.
  5. M.S. Erkılınç, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel,  and R.I. Killey, "Performance comparison of single sideband direct-detection Nyquist-subcarrier modulation and OFDM", in IEEE/OSA J. of Lightwave Technologyvol.33, no.10, pp.2148-2146, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2015.2401396.
  6. M.S. Erkılınç, S. Kilmurray, R. Maher, M. Paskov, R. Bouziane, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel and R.I. Killey, "Nyquist-shaped dispersion-precompensated subcarrier modulation with direct detection for spectrally-efficient WDM transmission", OSA Optics Express, vol.22, no.8, pp.9420-9431, 2014. DOI10.1364/OE.22.009420.
  7. R. Bouziane, P. A. Milder, S. Erkılınç, L. Galdino, S. Kilmurray, B. C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R. I. Killey, "Experimental demonstration of 30 Gb/s direct-detection optical OFDM transmission with blind symbol synchronisation using virtual subcarriers", OSA Optics Express, vol.22, no.26, pp.4342-4348, 2014. DOI:10.1364/OE.22.004342.
  8. M.S. Erkılınç, Mustafa Jaber, Eli Saber, Peter Bauer and Dejan Depalov, "Text, Photo and Line Extraction for Scanned Documents", J. of Electron. Imag., vol.21, no.3, 2012. DOI: 10.1117/1.JEI.21.3.033006.
  9. M.S. Erkilinc, Mustafa Jaber, Eli Saber, Peter Bauer and Dejan Depalov, "Analysis and classification for complex scanned document", SPIE Newsroom , 2011. DOI: 10.1117/2.1201107.003819.

Peer reviewed conference proceedings

  1. M.S Erkılınç, D. Lavery, K. Shi, B. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, R. Killey, and S. Saveory, "Bidirectional symmetric 8 x 10.7 Gb/s WDM-PON over 108 km installed fiber using low complexity polarization-insensitive coherent ONUs, to be presented at European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), paper M.1.E.1, 2016.
  2. Z. Liu, M.S. Erkılınç, B. Kelly, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, B.C. Thomsen, R.I. Killey, D.J. Richardson, P. Bayvel, and R. Slavík, "49 Gbit/s direct-modulation and direct-detection transmission over 80 km SMF-28 without optical amplification or filtering," to be presented at European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), paper M.2.D.6, 2016.
  3. Z. Li, M.S. Erkılınç, R. Maher, L. Galdino, K. Shi, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R.I. Killey, "Reach enhancement for WDM direct-detection subcarrier modulation using low-complexity two-stage signal-signal beat interference cancellation," to be presented at European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), paper M.2.B.1, 2016.
  4. V. Vgenopoulou, M.S. Erkılınç, R.I. Killey, Y. Jaouën, I. Roudas, and I. Tomkos, "Comparison of multi-channel nonlinear equalization using inverse Volterra series vs. digital backpropagation in 400Gb/s coherent superchannel,"  to be presented at European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), paper Th.2.P2.11, 2016.
  5. M.S. Erkılınç, D. Lavery, R. Maher, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, R.I. Killey, and S. Savory, "Experimental evaluation of phase noise tolerance for polarization-insensitive coherent receiver, in Proc. Signal Processing in Photonic Communications (SppCom), paper SpTu2F.4 2016. DOI: 10.1364/SPPCOM.2016.SpTu2F.4.
  6. Z. Li, M.S Erkılınç, R. Bouziane, R. Maher, L. Galdino, K. Shi, B. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R. Killey, “Simplified DSP-based signal-signal beat interference mitigation for direct-detection subcarrier modulation”, in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), paper W1A.3, 2016. DOI:10.1364/OFC.2016.W1A.3.
  7. M.S. Erkılınç, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R.I. Killey, "Spectrally-efficient single sideband 16-QAM Nyquist-subcarrier modulation-based WDM transmission using an InP dual-drive Mach-Zehnder modulator and direct-detection," in Proc. 41th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), paper PA5.2, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ECOC.2015.7341775.
  8. M.S. Erkılınç, D. Lavery, R. Maher, M. Paskov, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, R.I. Killey and S.J. Savory, "Polarization-insensitive single balanced photodiode coherent receiver for passive optical networks," in Proc. 41th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), paper Th.1.3.3, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ECOC.2015.7341844.
  9. M.S. Erkılınç, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R.I. Killey, "Dispersion precompensated direct detection Nyquist-shaped subcarrier modulation using a dual-drive Mach-Zehnder modulator," in Proc. 20th OptoElectronics and Communication Conference (OECC), paper JTuA.42, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/OECC.2015.7340180.
  10. Z. Li, M.S. ErkılınçS. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R.I. Killey, "Direct-detection 16-QAM Nyquist-shaped subcarrier modulation with SSBI mitigation", in Proc. 20th Int’l. Conf. on Communication (ICC) - Optical Systems and Networks Symposium, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2015.7249150.
  11. Z. Li, M.S. ErkılınçS. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, R. Bouziane, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel, and R.I. Killey, "Performance limits of spectrally-efficient WDM direct-detection SSB Nyquist-subcarrier modulation with signal-signal beat interference cancellation," in Proc. 20th European Conf. on Network and Optical Communications (NOC), 2015. DOI:10.1109/NOC.2015.7238606.

  12. M.S. Erkılınç,  S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel and R.I. Killey, "Effect of clipping on the performance of Nyquist-shaped dispersion-precompensated subcarrier modulation transmission with direct detection", in Proc. 40th ECOC, paper Tu.3.3.1, 2014. DOI:10.1109/ECOC.2014.6963846.
  13. P. Rosa, M.S. Erkılınç, R. Maher, M. Paskov, S. Kilmurray, M. Tan, P. Harper, I.D. Phillips, A.D Ellis, J.D. Ania-Castañón; B.C. Thomsen, S.J. Savory, R.I. Killey, and P. Bayvel, "Nyquist-WDM PDM-QPSK transmission over SMF-28 fibre using URFL amplification", in Proc. 16th Int'l. Conf. on Transparent Opt. Networks (ICTON), paper Tu.D1.5, 2014. DOI:10.1109/ICTON.2014.6876441.
  14. M.S. Erkılınç, S. Kilmurray, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bavyel and R.I. Killey, "Nyquist-Shaped Dispersion-Precompensated Subcarrier Modulation with Direct Detection", in Proc. Opt. Fiber Commun. Conference (OFC), paper Th.3K.4, 2014. DOI:10.1364/OFC.2014.Th3K.4.
  15. M.S. Erkilinc, R. Maher, M. Paskov, S. Kilmurray, S. Pachnicke, H. Griesser, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bavyel and R.I. Killey, "Spectrally-efficient single-sideband subcarrier-multiplexed quasi-Nyquist QPSK with direct detection", in 39th ECOC,  paper Tu.3C.4, 2013. DOI:1049/cp.2013.1369.
  16. M.V. Ionescu, M.S. Erkilinc, M. Paskov, S.J. Savory, B.C. Thomsen, "Novel Baud-Rate Estimation Technique for M-PSK and QAM Signals based on the Standard Deviation of the Spectrum", in 39th ECOC, 2013. DOI:10.1049/cp.2013.1589.
  17. M.S. Erkilinc, Mustafa Jaber, Eli Saber, Peter Bauer and Dejan Depalov, “Page layout analysis and classification in complex scanned documents”, in Proc. of SPIE Optical Eng.+ Apps., 8135, 2011. DOI:10.1117/12.893909.
  18. M. Sezer Erkilinc and Ferat Sahin, "Camera Control with EMG Signals using Principle Component Analysis and Support Vector Machines", in IEEE International Systems Conference,  2011.  DOI:10.1109/SYSCON.2011.5929070.
  19. M.S. Erkilinc, Mustafa Jaber,  Eli Saber and Robert Pearson, "Line and Streak Detection on Polished and Textured Surfaces using Line Integrals", in Proc. of SPIE/IS&T: Electronic Imaging Symposium, 7870 2011. DOI:10.1117/12.872189.

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Funding

He was funded by European ERANET PIANO+ IMPACT project during his PhD study, and currently funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UNLOC project.