W elcome to my personal website! I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at The University of Melbourne, where I am a member of the Control and Signal Processing as well as the Communications and Networks Laboratories. I am also the Director of Industry Faced Programs in EEE and a contributor to CEET.    >> more

My research areas include game theory, systems & control, optimisation, and communication with applications to various security and resource allocation problems in networked and energy systems.    >> more

I received my BS degree from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey), MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA), where I worked with Prof. Tamer Başar. Subsequently, I worked in Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-labs), Berlin, Germany, as senior research scientist and was an assistant professor (Juniorprofessur) at the Technical University of Berlin.    >> more

Tansu Alpcan Photo


  • The recent projects I participate as Chief Investigator (CI) have received total funding of AUD 1381000 from Australian Research Council in 2014.
  • Mechanisms and Games for Dynamic Spectrum Allocation, Eds. T. Alpcan, H. Boche, M. L. Honig, and H. V. Poor. The new book is now available!
  • I have become a Senior Member of IEEE in 2013.
  • I have joined the Dept. of EEE at The University of Melbourne as Senior Lecturer in October 2011.
  • I have now over one hundred publications (books, book chapters, journal and conference articles)! It is a nice milestone.
  • I am an initiator and steering board member of Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security - GameSec

My Life: a Visual Story

Visual Biography

This picture summarizes various stages of my life. more...

Current Projects

  • "The role of information in game-theoretic decisions on distributed systems," ARC Discovery Project (DP), 2014-1016 as Chief Investigator (CI).
  • "The impact of the mass adoption of electric cars on the Australian electricity grid," ARC Linkage Project (LP), 2010-2014 as CI.
  • "Improving the Operation of Large-Scale Irrigation Networks through Automation," ARC LP, 2014-2016 as CI.
  • "Easing the squeeze: dynamic and distributed resource allocation with cognitive radio," ARC DP, 2014-1016 as CI, jointly with Monash University.
  • "Achieving cost effective abatement from Australian electricity generation", 2012-2014 (as Investigator), funded by Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)


I am teaching this semester the subject ELEN90069 Electrical Power Systems, which is offered within the Master of Energy Systems program. The course provides an introduction to electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution as well as energy markets, mainly for those who are not electrical engineers.

Lecture times: Thursdays 6:15pm - 9:15pm in Alan Gilbert-Theatre 3.
Consultation: Thursdays 5-6pm in my office.



Cover of the book My book "Network Security: A Decision and Game Theoretic Approach" is co-authored with Tamer Başar and published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. Announcements and up-to-date information can be found at the blog of the book.



Room: 3.4, EEE Building (193)
"Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010, Australia"
Tel: +61 (0) 3 8344 8145