Mustafa Ergen received the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley in 2004.. He also received MA degree in International Studies and completed MOT program of HAAS Business School from the same university. His BSEE is from Middle East Technical University (METU aka ODTU) with a METU valedictorian in 2000.


He co-founded WiChorus based on WiMAX and LTE in 2005 (acquired in 2009 by Tellabs for $200M) and was a member of the National Semiconductor Labs in summers between 2002 and 2004 and awarded National Semiconductor Post Doctoral Fellowship in 2004. He was the co-founding director of the Distributed Sensing Lab after 2004 at University of California Berkeley.


Dr. Ergen focuses mobile communication and technology management & entrepreneurship. He is the author of many works in the field, including the books “Mobile Broadband – Including WiMAX and LTE” and “Multi-Carrier Digital Communications: Theory and Applications of OFDM  of 2009 and 2004 respectively from Springer. He is a speaker in leading technology events.


He is serving in the board of trustees of TOBB University of Economics and Technology. He was awarded eight times Bulent Kerim Altay Award by department of electrical engineering in METU and received Best Student Paper Award in IEEE ISCC 2003 and has an invited paper in IEEE GLOBECOM 2004.