Biography

Dr. Mine Alsan is currently working as a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She received the PhD degree in computer and communication sciences from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in 2015. She obtained the M.Sc. degree in communication systems from the same institution in 2010, and the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2007.

Prior to joining NUS, she worked a short period at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for telecommunications and ICTs. Her role at ITU encompassed diverse activities related to emerging ICT trends. She conducted research on policies, economic frameworks, and institutional strategies related to emerging ICTs, and helped identify relevant policy and regulation questions.

Prior to joining ITU, Dr. Alsan worked as a doctoral assistant in the Information Theory Laboratory at EPFL. Her primary responsibility was conducting research in communication and information theories. She obtained original and important results in the topic of channel polarization and published these in a series of journal papers and conference articles in the top venues of the field. In addtition, she helped teaching the main course offerings of the undergraduate and graduate program in communication systems.