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Research Interests

  • Wireless networks
    • Value of information (VoI)
    • Ad hoc, sensor, underwater & vehicular networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Value of information & Augmented Reality
    • Smart cities & IoT-enabled healthcare
  • Data analytics and machine learning

Other Experience

  • Visiting Researcher: KTH, Sweden (2018-2019), University of Rome – La Sapienza, Italy (2012); Imperial College, UK (2011)
  • Assistant Instructor, Dept. CSE, UT Arlington, 1999-2002
  • Faculty Associate, CAESAR, UT Arlington, 1997-1998

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor: Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks
  • General Chair: IEEE LCN
  • Panel Reviewer: NSF, NSERC, Austrian Science Fund

Honors & Awards

  • Charles N. Millican Faculty Fellow
  • UCF Research Incentive Award (RIA) (2019)
  • UCF Women of Distinction Award (2018)
  • University Excellence in Professional Service Award (2017)
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award (2017, 2009)
  • Featured in 2015 UCF Woman Making History
  • UCF iSTEM Faculty Fellow (2014)
  • Best paper award, IEEE ICC 2013

Selected Publications

  • Xu, R. Rahmatizadeh, L. Bölöni, and D. Turgut. Real-time Prediction of Taxi Demand Using Recurrent Neural Networks. IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 19(8):2572–2581, August 2018.
  • Turgut and L. Bölöni. Value of Information and Cost of Privacy in the Internet of Things. IEEE Communications Magazine, 55(9):62–66, September 2017.
  • Bölöni and D. Turgut. Value of Information based Scheduling of Cloud Computing Resources. Future Generation Computer Systems Journal (Elsevier), 71:212–220, June 2017.
  • Solmaz, M.I. Akbas, and D. Turgut. A Mobility Model of Theme Park Visitors. IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing (TMC), 14(12):2406–2418, Dec. 2015.