Berksan Serbetci

Postdoctoral fellow



I am a postdoctoral fellow at EURECOM. My research interests include caching, wireless networks, optimization theory, stochastic processes, stochastic geometry, information theory and machine learning. I am currently working with Prof. Petros Elia.


  • Caching
  • Wireless networks
  • Optimization theory
  • Stochastic processes
  • Stochastic geometry
  • Information theory
  • Machine learning


  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, 2018

    University of Twente

  • M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2012

    Bogazici University

  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2009

    Middle East Technical University



Postdoctoral fellow


Jun 2018 – Sophia Antipolis, France
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at EURECOM working with Prof. Petros Elia. So far, I worked on a variety of topics that include coded caching, distributed computing, machine learning, and mathematical optimization. My research is funded by Prof. Elia’s ERC project DUALITY, which aims to lay the theoretical foundations of applying memory/caching in wireless communications networks (European Research Council under the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program / ERC grant agreement no. 725929.).

Visiting researcher


Sep 2017 – Dec 2017 Sophia Antipolis, France
I joined the NEO team for three months at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France as a visiting researcher for a collaboration with Prof. Konstantin Avrachenkov. We finalized several publications there on the application of caching for Video on Demand (VoD) systems.

PhD candidate

University of Twente

Sep 2013 – Sep 2017 Enschede, The Netherlands
I was a Ph.D. candidate at the Stochastic Operations Research group under the supervision of Prof. Richard Boucherie and Prof. Jasper Goseling. Our Smart Radio project was funded by KPN, and was executed together by TNO and our team. During my studies, I used various tools from stochastic geometry, mathematical optimization, game theory, combinatorics, estimation theory, information theory, queueing theory and coding theory. My Ph.D. research culminated with my thesis titled Caching and Network Coding for Smart Radio Access.

Research assistant

Bogazici University

Sep 2009 – Sep 2012 Sophia Antipolis, France
I was a M.Sc. candidate at the Wireless Communications Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Ali Emre Pusane. I worked on the analysis of the finite-size constructions of polar codes, which is the first code with an explicit construction to provably achieve the channel capacity for symmetric binary-input, discrete, memoryless channels in asymptotic case. – The project was funded by Bogazici University Scientific Research Project (BAP) Committee.