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Bilgehan Erman

Murray Hill, NJ, USA


Bilgehan is a member of the IP Networking Research organization within the E2E Network & Service Automation Laboratory at Nokia Bell Labs. Bilgehan’s current research interests include exploration of dynamic control plane models with embodied intelligence. His recent activities included application of deep learning techniques to various networking problems. He had novel contributions to projects on network virtualization for 5G mobile network architectures. Throughout his decades-long career Bilgehan lead various activities on diverse topics including data analysis for mobile networks, network operations, data modeling, and high-dimensional real-time visualization. He frequently contributes to projects across Bell Labs, such as the music synthesizer for Human Digital Orchestra, and syllable segmentation for speech feature analysis. He holds MS degree in Computer Engineering and BS degree in Electrical Engineering both from METU at Ankara Turkey, and he is an avid MOOC participant. Bilgehan has twelve patents.

Honors and Awards

Bell Laboratories President's Gold Award Winner
Alcatel-Lucent Entrepreneurial Bootcamp finalist
Member of Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy

Selected Articles and Publications

  • Rost, Peter; Breitbach, Markus; Roreger, Hendrik; Erman, Bilgehan; Mannweiler, Christian; Miller, Ray; Viering, Ingo;
  • Customized Industrial Networks: Network Slicing Trial at Hamburg Seaport; IEEE Wireless Commun. 25(5): 48-55 (2018)
  • Erman, Bilgehan; Yiu, Simon; Modeling 5G wireless network service reliability prediction with Bayesian network; IEEE  CQR 2016
  • Erman, Bilgehan; Inan, Ali; Nagarajan, Ramesh; Uzunalioglu, Huseyin; Mobile applications discovery: A subscriber‐centric approach Bell Labs Technical Journal 15 4 135-148 2011 Wiley Online Library
  • Erman, Bilgehan; Zhao, Z John; Quantifying QoS benefits in the aggregation network for internet video services; Bell Labs Technical Journal 16 2 63-77 2011 Wiley Online Library
  • De Lind van Wijngaarden, Adriaan J; Erman, Bilgehan; Matthews, Elissa P; Sharp, Ron; Sutter, Edward; Multi‐stream video conferencing over a peer‐to‐peer network; Bell Labs Technical Journal 15 2 229-243 2010 Wiley Online Library


  • Transmitting wireless alert messages at sub-cell granularity
  • Packet coloring in wireless communication systems
  • Method and apparatus for recommending applications to mobile users
  • Method and apparatus for classifying mobile network usage patterns
  • System to freely configure video conferencing camera placement
  • Method and apparatus for the efficient transmission of multimedia streams for teleconferencing
  • Method and apparatus for measuring subjective assessment of digital video impairment