A. Ozan Bicen, PhD - Research Engineer II at Georgia Institute of Technology
A. Ozan Bicen
Postdoctoral Researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology
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A. Ozan Bicen, PhD attending IEEE EMBC 2016 NSF Conference and receives Award for Young Professionals. A. Ozan Bicen received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2010. He received his M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2012. He worked with Prof. Ozgur B. Akan from 2009 to 2012. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia in 2016. He worked with Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz from 2012 to 2016. During 2015 summer, he was a visiting researcher at Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. He worked with Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam and Prof. Yevgeni Koucheryavy.

He is currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Omer T. Inan in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research interests include statistical signal processing, physiological modeling, communication-theoretic analysis of biochemical sensing systems, and computational medicine.


Selected Honors and Awards


Non-Invasive Physiological Monitoring and Cardiovascular Sensing

  • Detection of worsening condition in patients with heart failure using ballistocardiogram (BCG), seismocardiogram (SCG), and electrocardiogram (ECG) signals.
  • Template-based modeling and synthesis of cycle-averaged ballistocardiogram (BCG) signals for noise analysis.
  • Detection of noisy ballistocardiogram (BCG) measurements using matched filtering, and validation based on human subject experiments.
  • Prediction of cardiac pre-ejection period based on multiple regression of time interval features extracted from ballistocardiogram and electrocardiogram signals.
  • Non-invasive sensing systems based on bioimpedance and skin strain for automatic intravenous infiltration detection.

Communication using Mass Transport, Nano Communication Networks, and Biosensors

  • Propagation modeling and design of microfluidic circuits for molecular communication.
  • Noise and memory analyses for molecular communication over microfluidic channels.
  • Interference modeling and capacity analysis for microfluidic molecular communication channels.
  • Detection of pulse-amplitude modulated (PAM) signals using bacterial signal transduction in molecular communication.
  • Physical limits for the broadcast capacity of microfluidic molecular communication channel.
  • Statistical modeling and bit error rate analysis for bacteria-based receivers in molecular communication.
  • Analysis of molecular communication with intercellular calcium waves.
  • Biological transmitter and receiver design based on genetically engineered bacteria.

Internet of Sensing Things and Wireless Communications

  • Multi-path channel modeling and ISI characterization for THz Band communication.
  • Multi-carrier interference analysis and wideband waveform design for THz Band communication.
  • BER performance of carbon nanotube receivers for nano-scale wireless communication at VHF Band.
  • Statistical interference modeling and FDMA analysis for carbon nanotube receivers.
  • Channel access delay analysis for spectrum coordination in cognitive radio networks.
  • Spectrum-aware transport protocol development for internet of sensing things.
  • Efficient spectrum sharing for cognitive radio sensor actor networks.
  • Estimation distortion analysis for cognitive radio sensor networks with backscatter (passive) radios.
  • Cognitive radio-enabled underwater acoustic communication.



    Non-Invasive Physiological Monitoring and Cardiovascular Sensing:
  1. A. O. Bicen, and O. T. Inan, "A Statistical Decision Framework based on Seismocardiogram and Electrocardiogram Signals for Hospitalization Prediction in Heart Failure," in preparation, 2018.

  2. A. O. Bicen, D. C. Whittingslow, and O. T. Inan, "Template-Based Statistical Modeling and Synthesis for Noise Analysis of Ballistocardiogram Signals: A Cycle-Averaged Approach," IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics, accepted for publication, 2018.

  3. A. O. Bicen, L. L. West, L. Cesar, and O. T. Inan, "Toward Non-Invasive and Automatic Detection of Intravenous Infiltration: Evaluation of Bioimpedance and Skin Strain in a Pig Model," IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, vol. 6, article seq. no. 4100207, December 2018.

  4. O. T. Inan, M. B. Pouyan, A. Q. Javaid, S. Dowling, M. Etemadi, A. Dorier, J. A. Heller, A. O. Bicen, S. Roy, T. De Marco, L. Klein, “Novel Wearable Seismocardiography and Machine Learning Algorithms can Assess Clinical Status of Heart Failure Patients,” Circulation: Heart Failure, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. e004313, January 2018.
  5. A. O. Bicen, N. Z. Gurel, A. Dorier, and O. T. Inan, "Improved Pre-Ejection Period Estimation from Ballistocardiogram and Electrocardiogram Signals by Fusing Multiple Timing Interval Features," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, no. 13, pp. 4172-4180, July 2017. 
  6. Communication using Mass Transport, Engineered Bacteria, Nanotube Radio, and BioSensors:
  7. A. O. Bicen, J. J. Lehtomaki, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Shannon Meets Fick on the Microfluidic Channel: Diffusion Limit to Sum Broadcast Capacity for Molecular Communication," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 88-94, March 2018. 

  8. Y. Jian, K. Bhuvana, C. M. Austin, A. O. Bicen, A. Einolghozati, J. E. Perdomo, S. C. Patel, F. Fekri, I. F. Akyildiz, C. R. Forest, and R. Sivakumar, "nanoNS3: A Networks Simulator for Bacterial Nanonetworks based on Molecular Communication," Nano Communication Networks (Elsevier), no. 12, pp. 1-11, June 2017.
  9. A. O. Bicen, I. F. Akyildiz, S. Balasubramaniam, and Y. Koucheryavy, "Linear Channel Modeling and Error Analysis for Intra/Inter Cellular Ca2+ Molecular Communication," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 488-498, July 2016. 
  10. J. J. Lehtomaki, A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Statistical Analysis of Interference for Nanoscale Electromechanical Wireless Communication at VHF-Band," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 2040-2050, April 2016. 
  11. A. O. Bicen, C. M. Austin, I. F. Akyildiz, and C. R. Furest, "Efficient Sampling of Bacterial Signal Transduction for Detection of Pulse-Amplitude Modulated Molecular Signals," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 505-517, August 2015. 
  12. A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Interference Modeling and Capacity Analysis for Microfluidic Molecular Communication Channels" IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 570-579, May 2015. 
  13. B. D. Unluturk, A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Genetically Engineered Bacteria-based BioTransceivers for Molecular Communication," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 1271-1281, April 2015. 
  14. J. J. Lehtomaki, A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "On the Nanoscale Electromechanical Wireless Communication in the VHF Band," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no.1, pp. 311-323, January 2015. 
  15. A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "End-to-end Propagation Noise and Memory Analysis for Molecular Communication over Microfluidic Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 7, pp. 2432-2443, July 2014. 
  16. A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "System-Theoretic Analysis and Least-squares Design of Microfluidic Channels for Flow-induced Molecular Communication," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 20, pp. 5000-5013, October 2013. 
  17. Internet of Sensing Things and Wireless Communications:
  18. A. O. Bicen, O. Ergul, and O. B. Akan, "Spectrum-aware and Energy-adaptive Reliable Transport for Internet of Sensing Things," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 2359-2366, March 2018.

  19. O. Ergul, A. O. Bicen, and O. B. Akan, "Opportunistic Reliability for Cognitive Radio Sensor Actor Networks in Smart Grid,"  Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 41, pp. 5-14, May 2016.
  20. C. Han, A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Multi-Wideband Waveform Design for Distance-Adaptive Wireless Communications in the Terahertz Band," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no.4, pp. 910-922, February 2016. 
  21. A. O. Bicen, E. B. Pehlivanoglu, S. Galmes, and O. B. Akan, "Dedicated Radio Utilization for Spectrum Handoff and Efficiency in Cognitive Radio Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 5251-5259, September 2015. 
  22. C. Han, A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Multi-Ray Channel Modeling and Wideband Characterization for Wireless Communications in the THz Band," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 2402-2412, May 2015. 
  23. A. O. Bicen, V. C. Gungor, and O. B. Akan, "Delay-sensitive and Multimedia Communication in Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks," Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 816-830, July 2012. 
  24. A. O. Bicen, A. B. Sahin, and O. B. Akan, "Spectrum-aware Underwater Networks: Cognitive Acoustic Communications," IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 34-40, June 2012.   
  25. A. O. Bicen, V. C. Gungor, and O. B. Akan, "Spectrum-aware and Cognitive Sensor Networks for Smart Grid Applications," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 158-165, May 2012.   
  26. A. O. Bicen, and O. B. Akan, "Reliability and Congestion Control in Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks," Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1154-1164, September 2011. 

Book Chapters

  1. A. O. Bicen, and O. B. Akan, "Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks in Industrial Applications," Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications, Protocols, and Standards, Edited by V. C. Gungor and G. P. Hancke, CRC Press, 2013. 


  1. A. O. Bicen, and O. T. Inan, "A Signal Quality Index for Ballistocardiogram Recordings based on Electrocardiogram RR Intervals and Matched Filtering," in Proc. IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics Conference (BHI), Las Vegas, NV, March 2018.

  2. Y. Jian, K. Bhuvana, C. M. Austin, A. O. Bicen, J. Perdomo, S. Patel, I. F. Akyildiz, C. R. Forest, and R. Sivakumar, "nanoNS3: Simulating Bacterial Molecular Communication based Nanonetworks in Network Simulator 3," in Proc. ACM NanoCom 2016 , New York City, New York, September 2016.   
  3. A. O. Bicen, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Molecular Transport in Microfluidic Channels for Flow-induced Molecular Communication," in Proc. IEEE MoNaCom 2013 (in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2013), Budapest, Hungary, June 2013.   
  4. A. O. Bicen, and O. B. Akan, "Energy-efficient RF Source Power Control for Opportunistic Distributed Sensing in Wireless Passive Sensor Networks," in Proc. IEEE ISCC 2012, Cappadocia, Turkey, July 2012. 
  5. A. O. Bicen, and O. B. Akan, "RF Power Source and Estimation Diversity in Distributed Sensing with Passive Wireless Communications," in Proc. 30th URSI GASS 2011, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2011.


  1. A. O. Bicen, "Fundamentals of Molecular Communication over Microfluidic Channels," Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 2016.   

  2. A. O. Bicen, "Spectrum-aware and Reliable Distributed Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks," M.Sc. Thesis, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2012.  

Seminars & Talks

Seminars and Talks

  • "Application-Specific System Modeling and Statistical Signal Processing for Mobile Health Sensing Systems," 
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, May 31, 2018.
  • "Toward Wearable and Portable Sensing Systems as 'Check Engine' Light for Health," 
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 9, 2018.
  • "System-Theoretic Analysis of Microfluidic Channels for Molecular Communication," 
    University of Technology of Compiegne, Compiegne, France, July 16, 2015.
  • "End-to-end Propagation Noise and Memory in Microfluidic Molecular Communication Channel," 
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, December 26, 2014. 
  • "Analysis and Design of Microfluidic Channel for Molecular Communication," 
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, January 3, 2014.
  • "Analysis and Design of Microfluidic Molecular Communication Channel," 
    Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2014. 


Teaching Assistant

  • ECE4607 Mobile and Wireless Networks (Spring 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • ECE6616 Cognitive Radio Networks (Spring 2014,2015, Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • ECOE530 Detection and Estimation Theory (Spring 2012, Koc University)
  • COMP110 Introduction to Computer Programming with MATLAB (Spring 2011, Koc University)
  • ELEC310 Microelectronic Circuit Design (Fall 2010,2011, Koc University)


Professional Service

  • Technical Program Committee member for the following conferences:
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Communications Letters, Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Access, Elsevier Computer Networks Journal, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal, Elsevier Computer Communications, Elsevier Nano Communication Networks, Elsevier BioSystems, Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software, Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks Journal, IET Communications, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, MDPI Sensors, and several international conferences including IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC.