Ulkuhan Guler

Ulkuhan Guler received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1999. She received the M.E degree in 2003, in Electronics Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, and the Ph.D. degree in Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2014.

She joined the National Research Institute of Electronics & Cryptology, TUBITAK, Turkey, in 2006. Until 2015 summer, she was with the Semiconductor Technologies Research (YITAL) group in TUBITAK as a principal design engineer. She worked as a post-doc research fellow in GT-Bionics Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, where she is currently an Assistant Professor.

She studied on security and cryptology, specifically oscillator-based True Random Number Generators (TRNG) during her PhD. In TUBITAK, her focus was on the design of smart cards and RFIDs, the basis of today’s Internet of Things (IoTs), including designing physical security sensors, random number generators (RNG), and security countermeasures on the chip level, as well as wireless power and data transmission, analog-front end circuits, and oscillators. During her studies at Georgia Institute of Technology, she focused on biomedical applications for healthcare technology development, but she also worked on energy harvesting, wireless power transmission, and power management for IoT and biomedical applications.

Dr. Guler’s research interests lie in the broad area of circuits and systems, and her primary area of interest is analog/mixed signal integrated circuits. More specifically, she is interested in the circuit design of sensing interfaces and energy harvesting and wireless power transmission systems for applications in the IoT.  Her interests for research includes developing not only secure, smart, and connected technologies for healthcare applications but also general-purpose IoT applications. She wants to contribute to the development of devices for enhancing our understanding of biophysical processes and contributing to the diagnosis of anomalies.

She served as a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBIOCAS), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I), IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, European Research Council (ERC) – Consolidator Grants (COG), International Journal of Electronics, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BIOCAS), IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), The VLSI Journal Integration, Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and The Argentine School of Micro-Nano electronics, Technology and Applications Conference.