Zafer Sahinoglu

Zafer Sahinoglu
  • Phone: 617-621-7588
  • Email: zafer[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Zafer worked at AT&T's Shannon Research Labs as a visiting researcher in 2001, and then joined Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. He has contributed and served in officer positions in numerous international standards in the areas of smart-grid, electric vehicles, indoor localization, wireless communications and sensor networks; and written two books published by Cambridge University Press. His current research interests include remote sensing, robust modeling and optimization, battery modeling and energy big-data mining.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Li, L, Boufounos, P.T., Liu, D., Mansour, H., Sahinoglu, S., "Sparse MIMO Architectures For Through-The-Wall Imaging", IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), DOI: 10.1109/SAM.2014.6882455, June 2014, pp. 513 - 516.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2014-051
      • @inproceedings{Boufounos2014jun,
      • author = {Boufounos, P.T. and Liu, D. and Mansour, H. and Sahinoglu, S.},
      • title = {Sparse MIMO Architectures For Through-The-Wall Imaging},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM)},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {513 -- 516},
      • month = jun,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/SAM.2014.6882455},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-051}
      • }
    •  Kim, T., Wang, Y., Sahinoglu, Z., Wada, T., Hara, S., Qiao, W, "Fast UD Factorization-Based RLS Online Parameter Identification for Model-Based Condition Monitoring of Lithium-ion Batteries", American Control Conference (ACC), DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2014.6859108, ISSN: 0743-1619, ISBN: 978-1-4799-3272-6, June 2014, pp. 4410 - 4415.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2014-056
      • @inproceedings{Kim2014jun,
      • author = {Kim, T. and Wang, Y. and Sahinoglu, Z. and Wada, T. and Hara, S. and Qiao, W.},
      • title = {Fast UD Factorization-Based RLS Online Parameter Identification for Model-Based Condition Monitoring of Lithium-ion Batteries},
      • booktitle = {American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {4410 -- 4415},
      • month = jun,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ACC.2014.6859108},
      • issn = {0743-1619},
      • isbn = {978-1-4799-3272-6},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-056}
      • }
    •  Fang, H., Zhao, X., Wang, Y., Sahinoglu, Z., Wada, T., Hara, S., de Callafon, R.A., "State-of-Charge Estimation for Batteries: A Multi-model Approach", American Control Conference (ACC), DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2014.6858976, ISSN: 0743-1619, ISBN: 978-1-4799-3272-6, June 2014, pp. 2779 - 2785.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2014-044
      • @inproceedings{Fang2014jun,
      • author = {Fang, H. and Zhao, X. and Wang, Y. and Sahinoglu, Z. and Wada, T. and Hara, S. and {de Callafon}, R.A.},
      • title = {State-of-Charge Estimation for Batteries: A Multi-model Approach},
      • booktitle = {American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {2779 -- 2785},
      • month = jun,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ACC.2014.6858976},
      • issn = {0743-1619},
      • isbn = {978-1-4799-3272-6},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-044}
      • }
    •  Wittenburg, K., Laughman, C., Nikovski, D., Sahinoglu, Z., "Advanced Visual Interfaces for Smart Energy: Focusing Where it Matters Most", Workshop on Fostering Smart Energy Applications through Advanced Visual Interfaces, DOI: 10.1145/2598153.2602224, ISSN: 1177-777X, May 2014, pp. 31-34.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2014-043
      • @inproceedings{Wittenburg2014may,
      • author = {Wittenburg, K. and Laughman, C. and Nikovski, D. and Sahinoglu, Z.},
      • title = {Advanced Visual Interfaces for Smart Energy: Focusing Where it Matters Most},
      • booktitle = {Workshop on Fostering Smart Energy Applications through Advanced Visual Interfaces},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {31--34},
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1145/2598153.2602224},
      • issn = {1177-777X},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-043}
      • }
    •  Kim, T., Wang, Y., Sahinoglu, Z., Wada, T., Hara, S., Qiao, W, "State of charge estimation based on a realtime battery model and iterative smooth variable structure filter", IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), DOI: 10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2014.6873777, May 2014, pp. 132 - 137.
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      • @inproceedings{Kim2014may,
      • author = {Kim, T. and Wang, Y. and Sahinoglu, Z. and Wada, T. and Hara, S. and Qiao, W.},
      • title = {State of charge estimation based on a realtime battery model and iterative smooth variable structure filter},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {132 -- 137},
      • month = may,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2014.6873777},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-041}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Time Slot and Frequency Allocation in Wireless Communication Networks"
      Inventors: Igo Jr., Frederick J.; Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Guo, Jianlin; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 8,824,414
      Issue Date: Sep 2, 2014
    • Title: "Cooperative Relay Communication in Wireless OFDMA Star Networks"
      Inventors: Yim, Man Hei Raymond; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Su, Hang
      Patent No.: 8,553,660
      Issue Date: Oct 8, 2013
    • Title: "System and Method for Ad-Hoc Energy Exchange Network"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer; Tao, Zhifeng; Teo, Koon Hoo
      Patent No.: 8,493,026
      Issue Date: Jul 23, 2013
    • Title: "Carrier Allocation and Time Sharing for OFDMA/TDMA Networks"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Duan, Chunjie; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun; Du, Qing He
      Patent No.: 8,472,304
      Issue Date: Jun 25, 2013
    • Title: "SNR-Based Blanking Scheme for Impulsive Noise Mitigation in Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Pun, Man On; Duan, Chunjie; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Brinkman, Dirk
      Patent No.: 8,451,956
      Issue Date: May 28, 2013
    • Title: "Persymmetric Parametric Adaptive Matched Filters for Detecting Targets Using Space-Time Adaptive Processing of Radar Signals"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer; Wang, Pu; Pun, Man On
      Patent No.: 8,284,098
      Issue Date: Oct 9, 2012
    • Title: "Method and System for Target Positioning and Tracking in Cooperative Relay Networks"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 8,259,699
      Issue Date: Sep 4, 2012
    • Title: "Method and Network for Transmitting Data in a Wireless Network with Fixed Transmission Intervals"
      Inventors: Yim, Man Hei Raymond; Tao, Zhifeng; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Pun, Man On
      Patent No.: 8,228,883
      Issue Date: Jul 24, 2012
    • Title: "Cooperative Ultra-Reliable Wireless Communications"
      Inventors: Tao, Zhifeng; Orlik, Philip V.; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun; Molisch, Andreas F.
      Patent No.: 8,218,523
      Issue Date: Jul 10, 2012
    • Title: "OFDMA Based Medium Access Control and Frame Structure Design for Industrial Applications"
      Inventors: Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Huang, Yi; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 8,218,661
      Issue Date: Jul 10, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Suppressing Clutter in Space-Time Adaptive Processing Systems"
      Inventors: Pun, Man On; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 8,179,300
      Issue Date: May 15, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Detecting Targets Using Space-Time Adaptive Processing and Shared Knowledge of the Environment"
      Inventors: Pun, Man On; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Wang, Pu
      Patent No.: 8,138,963
      Issue Date: Mar 20, 2012
    • Title: "Zero Correction Zone Based Preamble for Oversampled OFDM Networks in URWIN"
      Inventors: Du, Qing He; Orlik, Philip V.; Duan, Chunjie; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 8,089,856
      Issue Date: Jan 3, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Estimating Location of Nodes in Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 8,054,226
      Issue Date: Nov 8, 2011
    • Title: "Joint Carrier Allocation and Time Sharing for OFDMA/TDMA Networks"
      Inventors: Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Du, Qing He; Huang, Yi; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Tao, Zhifeng; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 8,014,326
      Issue Date: Sep 6, 2011
    • Title: "Device, Method And Protocol For Private UWB Ranging"
      Inventors: Molisch, Andreas F.; Orlik, Philip V.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,995,644
      Issue Date: Aug 9, 2011
    • Title: "Distributed Beacon Enabled Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,936,709
      Issue Date: May 3, 2011
    • Title: "Hybrid Multiple Access Method and System in Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 7,924,766
      Issue Date: Apr 12, 2011
    • Title: "Constructing an Energy Matrix of a Radio Signal"
      Inventors: Porikli, Fatih M.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,916,778
      Issue Date: Mar 29, 2011
    • Title: "Hybrid Multiple Access Method and System in Wireless Networks with Extended Content Free Access Period"
      Inventors: Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,885,244
      Issue Date: Feb 8, 2011
    • Title: "Transmitting Signals for Time of Arrival Estimation"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,822,098
      Issue Date: Oct 26, 2010
    • Title: "Single Input Multiple Output (SIMO) Ranging and PositioningSystems"
      Inventors: Gezici, Sinan; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,817,091
      Issue Date: Oct 19, 2010
    • Title: "Method for Transmitting a Communications Packet in a Wireless Communications Network"
      Inventors: Molisch, Andreas F.; Orlik, Philip V.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,801,107
      Issue Date: Sep 21, 2010
    • Title: "Method for Transmitting a Communications Packet in a Wireless Communications Network"
      Inventors: Molisch, Andreas F.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,792,091
      Issue Date: Sep 7, 2010
    • Title: "Route Selection in Cooperative Relay Networks"
      Inventors: Mehta, Neelesh B.; Molisch, Andreas F.; Orlik, Philip V.; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Tao, Zhifeng; Yedidia, Jonathan S.; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 7,593,342
      Issue Date: Sep 22, 2009
    • Title: "Impulse Radio Systems with Multiple Pulse Types"
      Inventors: Gezici, Sinan; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,539,267
      Issue Date: May 26, 2009
    • Title: "Energy Threshold Selection for UWB TOA Estimation"
      Inventors: Guvenc, Ismail; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,526,048
      Issue Date: Apr 28, 2009
    • Title: "Method for Reducing Radio Ranging Errors Due to Clock Frequency Offsets"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,463,194
      Issue Date: Dec 9, 2008
    • Title: "Method for Estimating Time of Arrival of Received Signals for Ultra Wide Band Impulse Radio Systems"
      Inventors: Gezici, Sinan; Molisch, Andreas F.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,436,909
      Issue Date: Oct 14, 2008
    • Title: "System and Method for Radar Tracking using Communications Packets"
      Inventors: Gezici, Sinan; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,423,576
      Issue Date: Sep 9, 2008
    • Title: "Power and Delay Sensitive Ad-Hoc Communication Networks"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 7,414,977
      Issue Date: Aug 18, 2008
    • Title: "Radio Ranging using Sequential Time-Difference-of-Arrival Estimation"
      Inventors: Gezici, Sinan; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 7,403,157
      Issue Date: Jul 22, 2008
    • Title: "Two-Way Ranging between Radio Transceivers"
      Inventors: Gezici, Sinan; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,327,314
      Issue Date: Feb 5, 2008
    • Title: "Dynamic Asynchronous Bandwidth Allocation with Multiple Predictors for Variable Bit Rate Traffic"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,280,561
      Issue Date: Oct 9, 2007
    • Title: "Method and System for Assigning Circuits to a New Service Request in a Communications Networks"
      Inventors: Cukier, Johnas I.; Matsubara, Tsutoma; Porikli, Fatih M.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,209,438
      Issue Date: Apr 24, 2007
    • Title: "Dynamic Optimal Path Selection in Multiple Communications Networks"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 7,099,277
      Issue Date: Aug 29, 2006
    • Title: "System and Method for Reducing Power Consumption in a Wireless Communications Network"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 7,035,677
      Issue Date: Apr 25, 2006
    • Title: "Adaptive Bandwidth Allocation by Wavelet Decomposition and Energy Analysis of Network Traffic"
      Inventors: Matsubara, Tsutoma; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,027,391
      Issue Date: Apr 11, 2006
    • Title: "Method and System for Minimizing Error in Bandwidth Allocation with an Optimal Number of Renegotiations"
      Inventors: Porikli, Fatih M.; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 7,027,403
      Issue Date: Apr 11, 2006
    • Title: "Environment Aware Services for Mobile Devices"
      Inventors: Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Cukier, Johnas I.; Matsubara, Tsutoma; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 7,013,149
      Issue Date: Feb 22, 2006
    • Title: "System and Method for Reducing Power Consumption in a Wireless Communications Network"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 6,996,368
      Issue Date: Feb 7, 2006
    • Title: "Directivity Characteristics of Mobile Terminals"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 6,954,650
      Issue Date: Oct 11, 2005
    • Title: "Location Estimation in Partially Synchronized Networks"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 6,885,969
      Issue Date: Apr 26, 2005
    • Title: "Method and System for Classifying Mobile Terminals"
      Inventors: Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 6,853,848
      Issue Date: Feb 8, 2005
    • Title: "Home Appliances Network"
      Inventors: Fang, George; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 6,759,946
      Issue Date: Jul 6, 2004
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