Damla Turgut is Charles Millican Professor of Computer Science at University of Central Florida. She has secondary joint appointments in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the UCF Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES) Cluster. She is the co-director of the AI Things Laboratory.

She received her PhD from the Computer Science and Engineering Department of University of Texas at Arlington. She held visiting researcher positions at University of Rome ``La Sapienza'', Imperial College of London and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Her research interests include wireless ad hoc, sensor, underwater, vehicular, and social networks, edge/cloud computing, smart cities, smart grids, 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 selected honors and awards include NCWIT 2021 Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research (MAUR) Award, the UCF Research and Teaching Incentive Awards, Women of Distinction Award by the UCF Faculty Excellence Center for Success of Women Faculty, the University Excellence Award in Professional Service and being featured in the UCF Women Making History series. 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. Since 2019, she serves as the N2Women Board Co-Chair where she co-leads the activities of the N2Women Board in supporting female researchers in the fields of networking and communications. She is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, Chair of IEEE Technical Committee of Social Networks, IEEE Senior Member, ACM Member, and the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC).



Mailing Address:

University of Central Florida
Department of Computer Science
4328 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-2362


E-mail: Damla.Turgut@ucf.edu
Office: HEC 316
Phone: 407-823-6171
Fax: 407-823-5835