Dr. Akkaya leads the Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) in the ECE Dept. and served as the Program Director for the first BS degree in the US on IoT. He is also serving as the Research Director for the FIU’s Emerging Preeminent Program in Cybersecurity, which is a university wide interdisciplinary program. His current research interests include security and privacy, security and privacy, internet-of-things, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Akkaya is a senior member of IEEE. He is the area editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Network Journal and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. Dr. Akkaya was the General Chair of IEEE LCN 2018 and TPC Chair for IEEE ICC Smart Grid Communications. He has served as the guest editor for many journals and in the OC/TPC of many leading network/security conferences including IEEE ICC, Globecom, INFOCOM, LCN and WCNC and ACM WiSec. Dr. Akkaya received FIU Faculty Senate Excellence in Research Award and College of Engineering and Computing Faculty Research Award in 2020. He has also received ``Top Cited'' article award from Elsevier in 2010.