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Damla Turgut

Damla Turgut is Charles Millican Professor of Computer Science at University of Central Florida.

She received her PhD from the Computer Science and Engineering Department of University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include wireless ad hoc, sensor, underwater and vehicular networks, cloud computing, smart cities, IoT-enabled healthcare and augmented reality, as well as considerations of privacy in the Internet of Things. She is also interested in applying big data techniques for improving STEM education for women and minorities. Her recent honors and awards include the Women of Distinction Award by the UCF Faculty Excellence Center for Success of Women Faculty in September 2018, the University Excellence Award in Professional Service in April 2017 and being featured in the UCF Women Making History series in March 2015. She was co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE ICC 2013. Dr. Turgut serves on several editorial boards and program committees of prestigious ACM and IEEE journals and conferences. Her research has been funded through grants from National Science of Foundation, Department of Energy, US Army RDECOM, Florida Center for Cybersecurity, as well as industry grants.

Lecture Topics
  • Physical and computational modeling of smart homes
  • Communication, computation, and privacy trade-off in machine learning for smart environments
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