Mustafa Ilhan Akbas

Assistant Professor

Office Location
Innovation Science and Technology Building, Room 2083, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531


Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2013
M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2006
B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2003


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Mustafa Ilhan Akbas is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Florida Polytechnic University. Akbas has taught at every level of department and serves as the accreditation coordinator. Prior to joining Florida Poly, Akbas was a research scholar at the University of Central Florida where he taught modeling and simulation courses and participated in projects on cyber-physical systems, innovation networks, and enterprise security applications.

Prior to earning his Ph.D., Akbas was a systems engineer at ASELSAN Electronics Inc. and worked on the design, modeling, and analysis of tactical communication networks.



  • Wireless ad-hoc networks
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Vehicular networks
  • Modeling and simulation


Professional Activities

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • Communications Society
    • Internet of Things Society
    • Complex Systems Society
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Editor, Journal of Sensors (Hindawi)
  • Various IEEE Communications Society Conferences
  • TPC
  • Reviewer, various IEEE transactions
  • Member, the editorial board of various IEEE journals and in the technical program committee of IEEE and ACM conferences


Awards and Honors

  • NSF CPS Award, Incentive Mechanism for Mobile Crowdsourcing, Reaching Spatial and Temporal Coverage under Budget Constraints, 2018–2020
  • UCF Interdisciplinary Information Science and Technology Lab Fellowship, 2007


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