Emirhan Poyraz

Emirhan Poyraz

Computer Engineer

PhD Candidate

Personal Profile

I am currently doing my PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University working with Prof. Gokhan Memik. I am working in MicroArchitecture Lab. My main research interests are computer architecture, core managements in Android devices, performance satisfactions and power consumptions in mobile devices, mHealth systems, machine learning… Moreover I like developing mobile applications and doing projects in Machine Learning.


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

PhD, Computer Engineering, GPA: 3.85/4.00

Sep 2015 - Sep 2020 (Expected)

Advance Computer Architecture, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Algorithm Design, Advance Digital Design, mHealth Systems, Embedded systems.

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MSc, Information Technology, GPA: 3.75/4.00

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Probability & Statistical Methods, Databases Data Warehouses, Parallel Computing, Communication Networks.

Turkish Military Academy, Ankara, Turkey

BE, System Engineering (Maj.), Electrical Engineering (Min.)

Aug 2007 - Aug 2011

Telecommunications, Signals and Systems, Microprocessors.

Work Experience

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Software Engineer Intern (PhD)

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Graduate Student Researcher and Developer

Sep 2015 - Present

Doing research on multicore architecture and screen effect on user satisfaction and power consumption on mobile devices, measuring stress of students using sensors on wearables.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL

Research Assistant

Feb 2018 - Dec 2018

Doing text analysis on various reports, implementing natural language processing and other machine learning algorithms/methods on annual reports to predict future innovation values of companies.

Turkish Armed Forces, HQ, Ankara, Turkey

System Engineer/Officer

Feb 2012 - Jun 2014

Worked on management and maintenance of availability, scalability and efficiency of wired communication systems, configuration of Cisco router/switch systems, gave training to other colleagues.


  • Java
  • Android
  • Python
  • C++
  • VHDL
  • Verilog


Wear Application Monitor Pro (2000+ downloads) in Play Store - Sep 2015

Healthy Watchface (1000+ downloads) in Play Store - Jun 2017

Colorful Screen Filter (100+ downloads) in Play Store - Feb 2018

Brightness Setter (100+ downloads) in Play Store - Jun 2018

Brightness Optimizer NU (10+ downloads) in Play Store - Jan 2019

Honors and Awards

Ranked 1st in Microsoft Coding Competition in Northwestern Uni., Sep 2016

Ranked 2nd in Research Poster Fair in EECS Department, Apr 2015

Graduated 1st as Signals Officer from Military Academy, Turkey, Aug 2011

Full Scholarship for Military High School and Military Academy, Turkey, 2003-2011


E.Poyraz, et.al. "Analyzing Power Consumption and Characterizing User Activities on Smartwatches". IISWC 2016

B.Egilmez, E.Poyraz et.al. "UStress: Understanding College Student Subjective Stress Using Wrist-Based Passive Sensing". PerCom Workshop 2017 (Best Paper)

E.Poyraz, et.al "Using Built-in Sensors to Control CPU Settings on Smartphone" Ubicomp/IMWUT 2019

E.Poyraz, et.al "Understanding the Impact of Number of CPU Cores on User Satisfaction in Smartphones" Mobiquitous 2019