Dr. Yilmaz received M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science from Queen Mary, University of London, London, U.K., in 2013.
She is currently an Assistant Professor and a Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow in Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU). Prior to her appointment at ITU, she spent a year at Mitos Medical Technologies as a Associate Research Fellow. From 2013 – 2014, Dr. Yilmaz was with Utah State University (USU) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
Dr. Yilmaz published 6 journal and more than 20 conference papers. She has also contributed to a patent and a book chapter. During her Ph.D., she carried out the foundation work for sensing of blood glucose levels with microwaves. As a Postdoctoral Research fellow at USU, she successfully integrated her knowledge in optimization algorithms to wireless power transfer problems. Dr. Yilmaz acted as a reviewer for many different journals including IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. She is a member of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society. She has received multiple awards including URSI Young Scientist Award and IBM Best Poster Award. Her research interests includes wearable and implantable antennas, RF sensing, dielectric spectroscopy, evolutionary optimization techniques, wireless power transfer, and electromagnetic imaging.