ITU Informatics Institute, Information and Communications Engineering Program Ph.D. student Hakan Alakoca’s study within the scope of TÜBİTAK 1001 Project  titled “Ultra-Connectivity for 6G Wireless Communications: UAV and Intelligent Reflective Surface Enabled Heterogeneous Network Design” was published in IEEE Communications Magazine.

The researchers Hakan Alakoca, Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Namdar, Assoc. Prof. Sultan Aldirmaz-Colak, Dr. Mehmet Başaran, Asst. Prof. Arif Basgumus, Prof. Dr. Lutfiye Durak-Ata, and Prof. Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu studied various physical layer security vulnerabilities for signal processing mechanisms on intelligent reflective surfaces in 6G networks. 

The article titled “Metasurface Manipulation Attacks: Potential Security Threats of RIS-Aided 6G Communications” was selected by IEEE Communications Society as one of the IEEE Best Readings of the last 5 years (2018-2023) in the field of physical layer security for 6G networks. 

These selected articles in the field of physical layer security in 6G networks belong to distinguished studies that identify possible new problems related to communication technologies, propose innovative solutions, and shape future innovations worldwide. 

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