Ali Kara received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Hacettepe University, Ankara, 2002. He was with Polytechnic University (New York University, Brooklyn, NY), between 1999 and 2000, as a research assistant/scholar in an industry sponsored project (Symbol Technologies/Motorola). He joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Enginering of Atilim University, in 2000 and worked until 2021, where he held various positions ranging from lecturer to full professor levels. Lastly, he was the Director of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences at Atılım University. He was also consultant and chief researcher (part time ) at TUBITAK BILGEM, between 2006 and 2012, where he contributed to some nationwide defense and security projects. Since then, he has been actively involved with many state and industry-funded projects.
Ali Kara has published extensively in journals, mostly with his graduate students, and has presented research outcomes in relevant conferences. On the other hand, he has led many research projects in the areas of electromagnetics, wireless communications, radar & electronic warfare systems as well as engineering education. In one of the projects, he led a team of researchers, from various universities all over Europe, to develop a Virtual and Remote Laboratory (VRL) platform (ERRL-European Remote Radio Laboratory was unique platform at the time, and was fully funded by the European Commission). He has five patents.
His research interests lie in broad range of areas including wireless communications, electromagnetics, radar and electronic warfare, data-driven techniques in engineering, and engineering education. Recently, he has given special emphasis on the use of artifical intelligence (ML/DL) for solving problems in those areas.
See Ali Kara's Google profile for research publications.
See Ali Kara's Youtube Channel for some of the course recordings and personal activities.