Honors and Distinctions
- 2018 - Grand Challenge on DASH (1st Place), IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia and Expo
- 2018 - DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award (1st Place), ACM Multimedia Systems Conf.
- 2018 - Best Student-paper Award, ACM Multimedia Systems Conf.
- 2016 - Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society (Re-elected for another two-year term in 2018)
- 2015 - Best-paper Finalist, The Best of IET and IBC 2015-2016
- 2012 - Best-paper Award, Packet Video Wksp.
- 2009 - Cisco Pioneer Award, in core technology category as the team developing the VQE solution, Cisco
- 2008 - Most-cited Paper Award, EURASIP Signal Process.: Image Commun. Journal
- 2004 - Qualstar Hall of Fame Award, for contributions to the standards development, Qualcomm Incorporated
- 2003 - Best Student-paper Award, IEEE Int. Conf. Image Processing
- 2000 - Certificate of Completion, for the interdisciplinary course “University Case Competition 2000 – Network Architecture and Service Provider Planning,” taught by Nortel Networks (I was a member of the team who founded NetStation, a venture providing emerging Internet services. Our team was ranked 1st at Bilkent and we represented Bilkent University in the finals in Ottawa, ON Canada)
- 1997 - Golden Young Award, Is Bank of Turkey and a merit-based four-year scholarship, Bilkent University, for ranking as the 5th among over 1.5 million competitors in the nationwide university entrance exam in both math and science scores
- 1996 - Distinguished Student Award, for academic excellence, Konya Meram Science High School