Damla Turgut is Charles Millican Professor of Computer Science at University of Central Florida. She has secondary joint appointments in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the UCF Resillient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES) Cluster. She is the co-director of the AI Things Laboratory.

She received her PhD from the Computer Science and Engineering Department of University of Texas at Arlington. Se held visiting researcher positions at University of Rome ``La Sapienza'', Imperial College of London and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Her research interests include wireless ad hoc, sensor, underwater and vehicular networks, cloud computing, smart cities, IoT-enabled healthcare and augmented reality, as well as considerations of privacy in the Internet of Things. She is also interested in applying big data techniques for improving STEM education for women and minorities. Her selected honors and awards include NCWIT 2021 Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research (MAUR) Award, Women of Distinction Award by the UCF Faculty Excellence Center for Success of Women Faculty in 2018, the University Excellence Award in Professional Service in 2017 and being featured in the UCF Women Making History series in March 2015. She was co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE ICC 2013. Dr. Turgut serves on several editorial boards and program committees of prestigious ACM and IEEE journals and conferences. Her research has been funded through grants from National Science of Foundation, Department of Energy, US Army RDECOM, Florida Center for Cybersecurity, as well as industry grants. She is a senior member of IEEE, member of the ACM, and the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honorary society.



Mailing Address:

University of Central Florida
Department of Computer Science
4328 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-2362


E-mail: Damla.Turgut@ucf.edu
Office: HEC 316
Phone: 407-823-6171
Fax: 407-823-5835