Erman Ayday is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Before that he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in the Laboratory for Communications and Applications 1 (LCA1) led by Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Tech Information Processing, Communications and Security Research Lab (IPCAS) in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 2007 and 2011, respectively under the supervision of Dr. Faramarz Fekri. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2005.

Erman's research interests include privacy-enhancing technologies (including big data and genomic privacy), wireless network security, game theory for wireless networks, trust and reputation management, and recommender systems. Erman Ayday is the recipient of Distinguished Student Paper Award at IEEE S&P 2015, 2010 Outstanding Research Award from the Center of Signal and Image Processing (CSIP) at Georgia Tech, and 2011 ECE Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Excellence Award from Georgia Tech. Other various accomplishments of Erman include several patents, research grants, and H2020 Marie Curie individual fellowship. He is a member of the IEEE and the ACM.