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Professor in Telecommunications
President & CTO
Truva Inc.

Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz

Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on “Underground Communication: Research Challenges” at the Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi, on Nov. 9, 2022.

Dr. Akyildiz gives a talk on “Metaverse: Extended Reality and Holographic Type Communication Research Challenges” at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi on Oct 25, 2022 and also at the Technology Innovation Institute in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 19, 2022.

Dr. Akyildiz receives a “Certificate of Appreciation” for his commitment and outstanding contribution to the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies, in his role as founding Editior in Chief since August 2020, at the ITU PP conference on Oct. 10, 2022. 

Dr. Akyildiz will give a webinar entitled “The AI-powered Metaverse” at the “ITU AI for Good” event on September 20, 2022.


  • I. Zhilin, O. M. Bushnaq, G. DeMasi, E.  Natalizio, I. F. Akyildiz, N, Aaraj, “Universal Multimodal Underwater Modem Architecture and its Method of Operation”, US Patent Application, July 2022.
  • O. M. Bushnaq, G. DeMasi, E. Natalizio, I. F. Akyildiz, N. Aaraj, “Automatic Network Slicing for Underwater Acoustic Communication Systems”, U.S. Patent Application No. 17/806,283, filed on 10 June 2022.

Dr. Akyildiz is ranked #20 in the world ranking and #10 in the United States according to, a leading academic platform for researchers, has just released the 2022 Edition of their Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering on March 3, 2022.