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Bilgehan Erman

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Research Engineer


MS degree in Computer Engineering, METU, Ankara Turkey, 1985
BS degree in Electrical Engineering, METU, Ankara Turkey, 1981 


Bilgehan is a member of the Autonomic Networks & Mobile Services organization within the E2E Mobile Network Solutions Laboratory at Nokia Bell Labs. Bilgehan’s recent research activities were related to virtualization techniques for 5G mobile networks. Throughout his career Bilgehan worked on diverse topics including application of data analytics to mobile network problems, mobile network performance analysis, network operations, IP-video QoE analysis, data modeling and visualization, and software architecture. He frequently contributes to projects across Bell Labs, such as 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. Besides numerous publications, Bilgehan has nine 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

  • Erman, Bilgehan; Yiu, Simon; Modeling 5G wireless network service reliability prediction with Bayesian network; IEEE  CQR 2016
  • Erman, Bilgehan; Matthews, Elissa P; Analysis and realization of IPTV service quality Bell Labs Technical Journal 12 4 195-212 2008 Wiley Online Library
  • Mongeau, David; Barshefsky, Al; Bass, E; Erman, B; Martin, C; Peterson, R; Rastogi, R; Narayan, PPS; Trickey, H; Xie, C; Ensuring integrity of network inventory and configuration data Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium. NETWORKS 2004, 11th International 267-272 2004 IEEE
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bass, Elijah W; Erman, Bilgehan; Mongeau, David P; Wu, Mengqi; Xie, Chen; Rapid software development for multi‐vendor services Bell Labs Technical Journal 9 4 155-169 2005 Wiley Online Library


  • 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 for transforming a tree structure into a more human-comprehensible document
  • Portable video conferencing system with universal focal point
  • Method and apparatus for recommending applications to mobile users
  • Method and apparatus for measuring subjective assessment of digital video impairment
  • Scripting engine having a sequencer table and a plurality of secondary tables for network communication software