Alican Gök

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Alican Gök

I am a second year M.S. student in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA, advised by Prof. Danijela Cabric as a member of Cores Lab. My research interests are in wireless communications, especially cognitive radio & spectrum sensing, and also include image processing and computer vision. I enjoy playing tennis, bridge, scuba & free diving, traveling and watching sports of all kinds.


  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles - Ongoing
    • GPA: 4.00
  • B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Turkey - Jun ‘08
    • GPA: 3.97 (Ranked 1st/55)
  • Exchange Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Fall ‘06
    • GPA: 4.00
  • High School, American Robert College High School, Istanbul, Turkey – Jun ‘04
    • GPA: 92.94/100 (Ranked 5th/126)

Research Experience

Cognitive Reconfigurable Systems (CORES) Lab, EE, UCLA Sep ‘08 - Present

  • Graduate Student Researcher
    • Research focusing on spectrum sensing; in particular, reception and characterization of FHSS signals.

Signal and Image Processing Laboratory, Boğaziçi University, Jan ‘08 - Jun ‘08

  • Undergraduate Thesis Project
    • Worked on “Traffic Sign Recognition in Color Image Sequences” under the supervision of Prof. Bülent Sankur.
    • Implemented color segmentation, shape detection, sign classification and recognition using C and Matlab.

Industry Experience

Siemens Schweiz AG, Zurich, Switzerland, Jul ‘07 – Sep ‘07

  • Software Engineering Intern
    • Implemented different components of an application for the administration of a distributed voice communication (VoIP) system (HiPath Trading System), in C++ language, using Visual Studio 8.0 and framework MFC for Windows 2003 Server.

BMS Electronics, Istanbul, Turkey, Dec ‘06 – Feb ‘07

  • Engineering Intern
    • Designed digital filters for a DTMF signal detection system and programmed in assembly language using Microchip PIC18F and DSPIC30F series.
    • Helped implementing a VoIP network capable of remote controlling and billing.

Siemens-BenQ, Istanbul, Turkey, Jun ‘06 – Jul ‘06

  • Engineering Intern
    • Worked in the laboratory for repairing Siemens-BenQ LCD displays, projectors and notebooks.


Alican Gok, Shaunak Joshi, John Villasenor and Danijela Cabric, "Estimating the Number of Bluetooth Transmitters Using Spectral Sensing With Time and Frequency Offset Measurements," Proceedings of IEEE Military Communication (MILCOM) 2009, Boston, Oct. 2009.

Contact Information

  • Email:salican [at] ucla [dot] eduuu