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Ejder Bastug

Paris-Saclay, France
Member of Technical Staff


  • PostDoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016-2017
  • PostDoc, CentraleSupélec, 2016 - 2017
  • PhD, CentraleSupélec, 2012-2015


I am a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs since 2018, associated with ENSA lab, coordinating with Sameer Sharma, concentrating on disruptive networking paradigms as part of Future X vision. Between 2016-2017, I was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and CentraleSupélec, working with Muriel Médard and Mérouane Debbah respectively. I obtained my Ph.D. at CentraleSupélec in December 2015, focusing on distributed caching methods in small cell networks.

I am in the executive or technical committee of flagship conferences, including IEEE WCNC 2014, EuCNC 2015, IEEE BlackSeaCom 2015, IEEE ICC 2017, PIMRC 2019, and WCNC 2021. I am also a regular TPC member of IEEE conferences, and chair of several international workshops. I am currently an associate editor of IEEE Communications Letters.

My research interests are in the field of  information theory, machine learning and communications.

Research Interests

  • Communications Paradigms
  • Machine Learning
  • Wireless Communications

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Best PhD Thesis Award
  • 2017 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • 2016 Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Transaction on Communications
  • 2016 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award
  • 2016 University of Paris-Saclay STIC Doctoral School Best Scientific Contribution Award
  • 2016  Finalist of Prix Le Monde
  • 2015 Supélec Foundation's Best PhD Thesis/Publications Prize

Selected Articles and Publications

Please see my Google Scholar profile for detailed and updated list of publications.