Carnegie Mellon University

Ozan Tonguz

Ozan Tonguz

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • B203 Hamerschlag Hall
  • 412-268-5991
Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213




Ph.D., 1990 
Electrical Engineering 

M.S., 1986 
Electrical Engineering 

B.S., 1980 
Electronic Engineering 
University of Essex


Broadly speaking, my research interests are in telecommunications and networking. More specifically, the three major areas (and their subareas) that I am currently active in are as follows:

Optical Networks

  • Security in Optical Networks
  • IP over WDM in Optical Networks
  • Metropolitan Area Optical Networks
  • Access Networks.
  • Optical Transmission Systems

Wireless Networks and Communications Systems

  • Ad hoc wireless networks
  • Sensor Networks and their applications
  • Handover and mobility management in cellular wireless networks
  • Dynamic load balancing in cellular wireless networks
  • Propagation
  • Internet Access
  • Security in Wireless Networks (including Biometrics)
  • Bioinformatics

High Speed Networking

  • Last mile technologies
  • Routing in Internet and wireless networks
  • Self-organizing networks
  • Performance analysis
  • Secure Routing in Internet


  • Optical networks
  • Wireless networks and communications systems
  • High-speed networking
  • Autonomous systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information and communication technology (ict)
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation engineering
  • Vehicular information technology