Lutfiye Durak-Ata received her BS, MS and PhD degrees all in Electrical Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. She worked in the Statistical Signal Processing Laboratory of Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KAIST between 2004-2005, and in the Electronics and Communications Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey between 2005-2015. Since September 2015, she has been working in Informatics Institute of Istanbul Technical University, where she is currently a professor. She is an IEEE Senior Member since 2010. She is also a member of EURASIP and one of the Local Liaison Officers of Turkey since 2009. Her research interests are in time–frequency signal processing, statistical signal processing, and communications theory.