Ozan Tonguz is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Tonguz received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Essex in 1980, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical from Rutgers University in 1986 and 1990, respectively. His research interests are in telecommunications and networking, specifically optical networks, high speed networking, wireless networks and communications systems.

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1990 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University

1986 MS, Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University

1980 BS, Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

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Afretec planning grants announced

The African Engineering and Technology Network, led by CMU-Africa, awarded six planning grants to research collaborations that will lead to socio-economic impact and focus on driving inclusive digital growth on the continent.

IEEE Spectrum

Tonguz’s vehicular networks research featured in IEEE Spectrum

ECE’s Ozan Tonguz was interviewed by IEEE Spectrum on his vehicular networks research. Tonguz founded the CMU startup Virtual Traffic Lights, LLC, which works to solve a wide range of transportation problems using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications paradigms based on the emerging Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) technology.