Ayfer Ozgur received her B.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2001 and the M.Sc. degree in communications from the same university in 2004. From 2001 to 2004, she worked as hardware engineer for the Defense Industries Development Institute in Turkey. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2009 from the Information Processing Group at EPFL, Switzerland. In 2010 and 2011, she was a post-doctoral scholar at the same institution. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University where she is the Chambers Faculty Scholar in the School of Engineering. Dr. Ozgur received the EPFL Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in 2010, the NSF CAREER award in 2013, the Okawa Foundation Research Grant, Faculty Research Awards from Google and Facebook, the IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) Early Achievement Award in 2018 and was selected as the inaugural Goldsmith Lecturer of the IEEE ITSoc in 2020.