Elif Ak


Office: ITU, Ayazaga Campus, Informatics Institute ,Room: 310
Phone: +90(212) 2857186
Email: elif.ak@itu.edu.tr

Elif Ak received her BSc degree in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul, Turkey in 2018. She is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Engineering at ITU. 

She interned in AirTies, Turkey in 2015 where she took a role in IoT and linux-embedded system projects. During her last undergraduate semester, she worked with Medianova company as a part-time R&D student on the virtualized Content Delivery Network (vCDN) project which uses Docker technology as an underlying architecture. Also she has worked on web technologies in ITU IT Department, from 2014 - 2018. Her works here involve Business Intelligence project developed by using Microsoft SSIS & SSAS process. Also includes .NET MVC projects.

  • PhD, ITU Computer Eng,  2018 - Current (3.93/4 GPA)
  • BSc, ITU Computer Eng,  2013 - 2018 (3.32/4 GPA)

  • Software Developer, BTS, October 2022 - Current
  • Software Developer, Medianova, Jul 2020 - Sep 2022.
  • Software Developer, ITU IT Center, Sep 2014 - Dec 2018.
  • Intern, Medianova, Jan 2018 - Jun 2018.
  • Intern, Airties, Aug 2016 - Sep 2016.


  1. K. Duran, E. Ak, G. Yurdakul, B. Canberk, '6G-enabled DTaaS (Digital Twin as a Service) for Decarbonized Cities', in Workshop on Architectural Innovations for 6G: Native-AI and Digital Twin, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2023), Rome, Italy, May 2023.
  2. E. Ak, B. Canberk, 'Data-Driven Networking: Service Forecasting in WiFi', in 7th ACM womENcourage Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan (Virtual), 2020.
  3. E. Ak, B. Canberk, 'FSC: Two-Scale AI-Driven Fair Sensitivity Control for 802.11ax Networks', in IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM), Taipei, Taiwan (Virtual), December 2020.
  4. E. Ak, T. Ozdas, S. Sevim, B. Canberk, 'WAE: Workload Automation Engine for CDN-specialized Container Orchestration', in Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking (BalkanCom), Podgorica, Montenegro, June 2018.


  1. E. Ak, B.Canberk, S. Sevim, 'System Used by CDN Companies to Improve the Quality Offered to the Users and to Optimize Resource Utilization', U.S. Patent Application No. 17/265,523, applied on 2018, accepted on 2021.


  1. E. Ak, K. Duran, O.A. Dobre, T.Q. Duong, B. Canberk, 'T6CONF: Digital Twin Networking Framework for IPv6-Enabled Net-Zero Smart Cities'', IEEE Communications Magazine, doi: 10.1109/MCOM.003.2200315, December 2022, Scopus Journal Quartile: Q1.
  2. T. Bilen, E. Ak, B. Bal, B. Canberk, 'A Proof of Concept on Digital Twin-Controlled WiFi Core Network Selection for In-Flight Connectivity', IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 60-68, September 2022, Scopus Journal Quartile: Q1.
  3. E. Ak, B. Canberk, 'QoS-aware Load Balancing Scheme in Dense Wi-Fi 6 WLANs', Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (Springer), LNICST, vol. 444, pp. 1-15, June 2022, Scopus Journal Quartile: Q4.
  4. L. V. Çakır, K. Huseynov, E. Ak, B. Canberk, 'DTWN: Q-learning-based Transmit Power Control for Digital Twin WiFi Networks', EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, vol. 9, no. 31, June 2022, Scopus Journal Quartile: Q4.
  5. E. Ak, B. Canberk, 'Forecasting Quality of Service for Next-Generation Data-Driven WiFi6 Campus Networks', IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 4744-4755, August 2021, Scopus Journal Quartile: Q1.
  6. E. Ak, B. Canberk, 'BCDN: A Proof of Concept Model for Blockchain-aided CDN Orchestration and Routing', Computer Networks (Elsevier) vol. 161, pp. 162-171, October 2019, Scopus Journal Quartile: Q1.

  • BLG337E - Principles of Computer Communications and Networking (Fall 2021, 2020, 2019)
  • BLG311E - Formal Languages and Automata (Spring 2022, 2021, 2020)
  • BLG468E - Object-Oriented Modeling and Design (Spring 2021)
  • BLG102E - Intr to Sci&Eng Comp (C) (Spring 2022, 2019)