Research Interests

- Privacy enhancing technologies (including online social networks and genomic privacy).
- Data security and applied cryptography.
- Big data analytics and statistical inference from big data.
- Iterative algorithms for trust and reputation management.
- Trust and reputation management for ad-hoc networks and online services.
- Information retrieval and recommender systems.
- Data Privacy, authentication and availability for wireless sensor networks.
- Game theory for wireless networks.
- Cyber security for Smart Grid, Delay tolerant, and M2M networks.

Grants

- GenoPri: Quantifying and Protecting the Privacy of Genomic Data, Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, 01/04/2016 – 31/03/2018
- GENEMETRIC: Cloud Based Genetic Biometric Identification System, TÜBİTAK 1003 (115E766), 01/02/2016 - 01/08/2018
- Robust and Privacy Preserving Decision Support Systems, TÜBİTAK 2232 (1109B321500157), 01/12/2015 - 01/10/2017
- Secure Data Publication, Türk Telekom, 01/12/2015 – 30/11/2016
- Private Data Sharing, Türk Telekom, 01/12/2015 – 30/11/2016
- Privacy-Preserving Processing of Electronic Health Records, Havelsan, 01/10/2016 – 01/10/2017

Grants at EPFL:

- The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) grant.
- Research fund from the health minister of Canton Vaud.

Grants at Georgia Tech:

- US National Science Foundation Grant No. IIS-1115199.
- Cisco University Research Program Fund.

Invited Talks


  • Protecting Sensitive Data
    European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, Mar. 2016.

  • Cryptographic Solutions for Genomic Privacy
    keynote speech at Workshop on Encrypted Computing and Applied Homomorphic Cryptography – WAHC’16, Barbados, Feb, 2016.

  • Security and Privacy in the Age of Big Data
    International Cyber Security Workshop and Certificate Program, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2016.

  • Privacy in the Genomic Era
    Dagstuhl Seminar on Genomic Privacy, Wadern, Germany, Oct. 2015.

  • Security and Privacy in the Age of Big Data: The Case of Genomics
    DEMO Academic Camp, Izmir, Turkey, Oct. 2015.

  • Privacy and Security in the Genomic Era
    IDEA Teknoloji Cozumleri, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2015.

  • Security and Privacy in the Age of Big Data: The Case of Genomics
    University of Luxembourg, Mar. 2015.

  • Security and Privacy in the Age of Big Data: The Case of Genomics
    Tubitak Bilgem, Nov. 2014.

  • Security and Privacy in the Age of Big Data: The Case of Genomics
    Bilkent University, Nov. 2014.

  • Security and Privacy in the Age of Digital Medicine
    University of Delaware, Newark, DE, Mar. 2014.

  • Genomic Privacy: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, Feb. 2014.

  • Genomic Privacy: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA, Feb. 2014.

  • Security, Privacy, and Data Analytics in the Age of Big Data
    Ozyegin University, Turkey, Feb. 2014.

  • Security, Privacy, and Data Analytics in the Age of Big Data
    VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Jan. 2014.

  • Towards Genomic Privacy
    Center for Signal and Image Processing (CSIP) Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 2013.

  • Genomic Privacy: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions
    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA, Dec. 2013.

  • Protecting and Quantifying Genomic Privacy
    Dagstuhl Seminar on Genomic Privacy, Wadern, Germany, Oct. 2013.

  • Iterative Algorithms for Reputation Management and Recommender Systems
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Feb. 2011.

  • Iterative Algorithms for Reputation Management and Recommender Systems
    Bahcesehir University, Computer Engineering Department, Apr. 2010.


Professional Activities

Program Committee Chair:

International Workshop on Genome Privacy and Security (GenoPri), 2016 and 2017.

Technical Program Committee:

Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST) 2017.

IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (DSN) 2017.

The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2017.

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2016.

ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS), 2016, 2017.

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), 2014, 2015, 2016.

The 11th International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (Inscrypt), 2015, 2016.

The 1st IEEE ICDM International Workshop on Privacy and Discrimination in Data Mining (PDDM) 2016.

IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), Security, Privacy and Content Protection Track, 2016.

The 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) 2016.

Privacy-aware computational genomics 2015 (PRIVAGEN), 2015.

International Workshop on Genome Privacy and Security (GenoPri), 2015, 2016.

IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 2012, 2013, 2014.

IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications, 2012, 2013.

Workshop on Context-Awareness and Personalization Systems (CAPS), 2013.

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI), 2013.

Journal Referee: IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on
o Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Computer Networks, IEEE Transactions Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Plos ONE.

Conference Referee: ACM CCS, Usenix Security, NDSS, IEEE CNS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE SECON, ACM MobiCom, IEEE GLOBECOM, International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), International Conference on Communications (ICC), Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), IEEE PIMRC, IEEE ICCSC.