Dr. Deniz Gurkan, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Technology
College of Technology, Department of Engineering TechnologyFACULTY WEBSITE
Areas of expertise
- Computer networks
- Optical networks
- Software-defined networking
- Network protocols
- Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2009-2017.
- Fluor Daniel Outstanding faculty for Research Award, College of Technology, 2010.
- Chair, 2013 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Galveston, TX.
- Chair, October 2012 NSF GENI Engineering Conference 15, Houston TX.
- Research paper ranked 1st, upgraded to invited lecture, European Conference on Optical Communications, 09/2001.
- D. Gurkan and S. Baglio, "Guest Editorial Special Section on Sensor Applications Symposium," in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 734-735, April 2016.
- A. Navaz, G. Velusam and D. Gurkan, "Experiments on Networking of Hadoop," 2014 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Network Protocols, Raleigh, NC, 2014, pp. 544-547.
- R. Narisetty and D. Gurkan, "Identification of network measurement challenges in OpenFlow-based service chaining," 39th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks Workshops, Edmonton, AB, 2014, pp. 663-670.
- B. Araji and D. Gurkan, "Embedding Switch Number, Port Number, and MAC Address (ESPM) within the IPv6 Address," 2014 Third GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop, Atlanta, GA, 2014, pp. 69-70.
- R. Narisetty et al., "OpenFlow Configuration Protocol: Implementation for the of Management Plane," 2013 Second GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013, pp. 66-67.
- S. A. Hussain and D. Gurkan, "Management and Plug and Play of Sensor Networks Using SNMP," in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 1830-1837, May 2011.
A. E. Willner, D. Gurkan, A. B. Sahin, J. E. McGeehan and M. C. Hauer, "All-optical address recognition for optically-assisted routing in next-generation optical networks," in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. S38-S44, May 2003.
More publications available on her google scholar page.
- Patent: “Location-Based Network Switching,” US Patent Serial No. 9787586, October 10, 2017.
- Patent: "Reconfigurable optical recognition of bit information in a digital data stream with different bit rates," US Patent Serial No. 6751416, June 15, 2004.
Grants and Funded Research
- Network Function Insertion for Reliable and Secure Control Messaging over Commodity Transport DOE - Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) Total award: $879,770 Role: subcontract PI (UH contact: Art Conklin). 10/2015 – 10/2019
- CC*DNI Network Infrastructure: Custom Science DMZ per Research Lab with a Secure Invitation to Opt-in NSF Total award: $499,000 Role: PI. 01/2016 – 12/2018
- Industrial Control Systems and Software Defined Networking Cyber Range (SDN portion-only) NSA Total award: $130,806 Role: SDN portion PI (PI: Art Conklin) 09/2015 – 09/2016
- EAGER: Programmable Network Function Instantiation NSF Total award: $135,628 Role: PI. 10/2014 – 10/2015
- CC-NIE Integration: Houston, We have Troubleshooting for the 100 Gbps Network! NSF Total award: $900,000 Role: PI. 9/2013 – 9/2015
- GENI as a Research and Development Lab: Advanced Experiments and Industry-Partnered Sustainability National Science Foundation (BBN/Raytheon as GENI Project Office) Total award: $88,437 Role: PI. 10/2013 – 10/2015
- GENI-FIRE: Research Collaborations Between US and Europe NSF Travel Award Total award: $15,000 Role: PI. 1/2014 – 6/2014
- Software-Defined Security Use Cases and Experimentation vArmour Inc. Total award: $34,000 Role: PI. 1/2013 – 12/2013
- Emergency Management Portal/Incident Heat Map University of Houston, Departments of Public Safety, IT, Facilities, University of Houston, Total award: $100,000 Role: PI. 1/2013 – 7/2014
- Application Development for SDN (Software-Defined Networking) Innovation Framework Dell Inc. Total award: $25,000 Role: PI. 2/3013 – 2/ 2014
- GENI Engineering Conference 15 at University of Houston National Science Foundation Total award: $160,000 Role: PI. 9/2012 – 8/31/2013
- GENI Rack Placement at University of Houston National Science Foundation (BBN/Raytheon as GENI Project Office) Total award: A (ExoGENI project) rack with high-end computation and networking resources to serve as a node in the GENI infrastructure (one of first 11 to be awarded nationwide), ~$200,000 equipment Role: Senior Personnel. 02/2012
- Physical Layer Measurement Abstractions for GENI Instrumentation and Measurement Framework National Science Foundation (BBN/Raytheon as GENI Project Office) Total Award: $55,119 Role: (PI of subcontract) Senior Personnel. 10/2012 – 09/2013
More grants and funded research on CV below.