Suleyman Serdar Kozat received the
B.S. degree with full scholarship and high honors from
Bilkent University, Turkey. He received the M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees in electrical and computer engineering from
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL. Dr. Kozat is a graduate of Ankara
After graduation, Dr. Kozat joined
IBM Research, T. J. Watson Research Lab, Yorktown, New
York, US as a Research Staff Member (and later became a Project Leader) in the Pervasive
Speech Technologies Group, where he focused on problems
related to statistical signal processing and machine learning.
While doing his Ph.D., he was also working as a Research
Associate at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, US in the
Cryptography and Anti-Piracy Group. He holds several patent inventions due to his research accomplishments at IBM Research and Microsoft
Research . Dr. Kozat is currently a Professor at the
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Bilkent University. Dr. Kozat coauthored more than 200 papers in refereed
high impact journals and conference proceedings and has several
patent inventions (currently used in several different
Microsoft and IBM products such as the MSN
and the ViaVoice). Overall, his research interests include deep learning, text processing, anomaly detection, big data, data intelligence, adaptive filtering and machine
learning algorithms for signal processing.
Dr. Kozat has served as an
Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal
Processing and he is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Kozat was the President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Turkey Chapter.
He has been elected to the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee and IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee, 2013.
He has been awarded IBM Faculty
Award by IBM Research in 2011, Outstanding Faculty
Award by Koc University in 2011 (granted the first time in
16 years), Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the
Turkish National Academy of Sciences in 2010, ODTU
Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Research Encouragement Award in 2011, Outstanding Faculty Award by Bilim Kahramanlari, 2013 and holds
Career Award by the Scientific Research Council of
Turkey, 2009. He has also served in many Technical
Committees of different international and national conferences
and workshops. During his high school years, Dr. Kozat won several scholarships and medals
in international and national science and math competitions. Dr. Kozat received the 1st rank among 2 million high
school graduates in the University Entrance
Examination (Universite Ogrenci Yerlestirme Sinavi) based on nets.