Bilkent University
Department of Computer Engineering


Secure Data Outsourcing to Cloud


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alptekin Kp
Ko University

As many services are moving to the cloud, we are losing control of our own data. This constitutes one of the biggest problems that we face in this decade. In this talk, I will first describe various cloud scenarios and services, including cloud storage and databases, and searching within them. I will briefly present the problems and current solutions to them, highlighting techniques to know to understand and improve current solutions, as well as some open problems.

Bio: Alptekin Kp received his Ph.D. degree from Brown University Computer Science Department in 2010. Since then, he has been working as a faculty at Ko University, and leading the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group he founded. His research mainly focuses on applied cryptography, with applications to cloud security, privacy, peer-to-peer networks, blockchains, and game theory and mechanism design. He has also led the development of the Cashlib cryptographic library, which is available as open source online. Dr. Kp has various accomplishments including 5 international patents granted, 11 funded research projects (for 9 of which he was the principal investigator), 2 European Union COST Action management committee memberships, 4 Teaching Awards, 2 Outstanding Young Scientist Awards (BAGEP and GEBP), ACM and IEEE Senior Member Awards, and the Royal Society of UK Newton Advanced Fellowship. For more information, visit


DATE: 03 December 2019, Tuesday @ 13:40