Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Reader in Information Theory and Communications



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Deniz Gündüz received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from METU, Ankara, Turkey, in 2002, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Imperial College London, and is leading the Information Processing and Communications Lab. Previously he was a Research Associate at CTTC, Barcelona, Spain, a Consulting Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, and a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University. He also held a visiting research collaborator position at Princeton University from October 2009 until November 2011.

Dr. Gündüz is an editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, and the IEEE TRANSACTION ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. Previously he served as an editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS (JSAC), Series on Green Communications and Networking, and a guest editor of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special Issue on Recent Advances in Optimization Techniques in Wireless Communication Networks. From 2013 to 2016, he served as the Chair of the IEEE Information Theory Society Student Committee. He is a Co-Chair of the 2016 IEEE Information Theory Workshop and a TPC Co-Chair of the 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, PHY and Fundamentals Track. Previously, he served as a co-chair of the Network Theory Symposium at the 2014 and 2013 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GLOBALSIP), tutorials co-chair of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), and a co-chair of the 2012 European School of Information Theory (ESIT). 

Dr. Gündüz is the recipient of a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), the 2014 IEEE Communication Society Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, and the 2008 Alexander Hessel Award awarded by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering for the best Ph.D. dissertation. He is also a recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), and the Best Student Paper Award at the 2007 International Symposium on Information Theory. 

His research interests lie in the areas of communication theory and information theory with special emphasis on energy efficiency, privacy/security,  and joint source-channel coding.

You can follow his publications and citations on the Google Scholar page.

A more frequently updated website can be found here.



Abad MSH, Ercetin O, Gunduz D, Channel Sensing and Communication over a Time-Correlated Channel with an Energy Harvesting Transmitter, Ieee Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, ISSN:2473-2400

Ceran ET, Gunduz D, Gyorgy A, Average Age of Information with Hybrid ARQ under a Resource Constraint


Estella Aguerri I, Varasteh M, Gunduz D, Zero-delay joint source-channel coding, Iran Workshop on Communication and Information Theory

Guler B, Gunduz D, Yener A, On the necessary conditions for transmitting correlated sources over a multiple access channel, IEEE Int’l Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2017, IEEE

Li Z, Oechtering T, Gunduz D, Smart meter privacy based on adversarial hypothesis testing, IEEE Int’l Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2017, IEEE

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