Tansu Alpcan 👨‍💻

Tansu Alpcan

Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The University of Melbourne

Research Interests

Game, Optimisation, and Control Theories;
Applications of (Adversarial) Machine/Deep Learning to Engineering;
IoT and Wireless Networks;
Cyber(physical)-security of Networked Systems;
Smart Grid and Electricity Markets.

Career Highlights

Senior Member of IEEE

BSc, MS, and PhD in Electrical and Electronics/Computer Engineering


designed and/or taught 7 subjects

Research Training

Currently (co-)supervising 6 (+5) Phds, graduated 15 PhDs and 3 MPhils


career that spans four continents over two decades and over $5 million research funding.


one book, 4 edited volumes, over 60 journal (in >10 different Transactions) and 120 conference articles


H-index of 49, around 10k citations, multiple best paper awards

Work & Education Background

The University of Melbourne
October 2011 – Present Australia
Dept of Electrical and Elecronic Engineering
Tech. Univ. (TU-)Berlin, T-Labs (Deutsche Telekom Labs)
Asst. Professor (Juniorprof) and Senior Research Scientist
March 2006 – September 2011 Berlin, Germany
Started as senior research scientist at T-Labs, then continued as Juniorprof of Autonomous Security in joint appointments with TU-Berlin.
Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
MSc and PhD Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering
August 1999 – January 2006 Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Worked as research and teaching assistant during MSc and PhD studies.
R&D Engineer
Alcatel Telecom (now Nokia)
September 1998 – July 1999 Istanbul, Turkey
Testing of S12 telephone exchanges, on the job training in Belgium.
Bogazici (Bosphorus) University
BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering
September 1993 – July 1999 Istanbul, Turkey
Graduated with high honors. Graduate of Istanbul High School (Lisesi) in 1993, ranked in top 30 of nationwide university entrance exams.


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