Dr Oktay Karakus

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Cardiff University
School of Computer Science and Informatics

2.21, Abacws, Senghennydd Road,

Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG



I am a Lecturer (analogous to Assistant Professor) in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. I received my B.Sc. degree in electronics engineering (with Honours) from Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey in 2009. Then, I received my M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and communication engineering from the İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey, in 2012 and 2018, respectively. Before joining Cardiff University, between 2018 and 2021, I was with the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. I have been awarded the 2020 IEEE Turkey Ph.D. Thesis Award, and co-authored over 30 scientific publications. I am a member of IEEE and IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Personal Interests

  • Rock and Metal Music
  • Lego Building and Design
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels/Movies
  • Football

  • Important Publications

    For all my papers, see my google scholar Google Scholar page.


  • Cauchy-Rician Model for Backscattering in Urban SAR Images. O. Karakuş, E. E. Kuruoğlu, A. Achim and M. A. Altınkaya. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 2022. [BibTeX]
  • 2021

    2017 - 2020