Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu received the B.S. degree from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey in 1997 (with rank 1), the S.M. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003. From 2003 to 2005 she was at MIT as a postdoctoral lecturer of EECS and a member of the Research Laboratory for Electronics. From 2005 to to 2006 she was an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Ohio State University, and later an adjunct professor at the same institution. Since 2006, she has been on the faculty at METU Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Elif is a recipient of the MIT Vinton Hayes Fellowship, the Stanford Graduate Fellowship, an NSF Foundations on Communication grant from 2006-2010, the Turkish National Science Foundation KARIYER Award for 2007-2010, and a 2010 IBM Faculty Award. Her research interests are at the junction of communication and networking theories. She has worked as consultant to several companies on the design of wireless networks, especially ad-hoc and sensor networks, and has served on the technical program committees of a number of international conferences including IEEE/ACM INFOCOM, WiOPT, ISCIS, and ISIT.