Work Experience (prior to Koç University)

  • Research Intern, Symantec Corporation, Summer 2018
    Symantec Research Labs (SRL), Culver City, CA
  • Research Intern, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley, Summer 2017
    Connected Vehicle Services Team, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-2018
    Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018 semesters
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-2020
    Distributed Data Intensive Systems Lab (DiSL)

Selected Awards and Scholarships

  • CAREER Grant from TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), 2021
  • Best Paper Award, “LDP-Fed: Federated learning with local differential privacy”
    2020 ACM International Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking (EdgeSys 2020)
  • Travel Grants and Registration Awards
    ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2018)
    Southern Data Science Conference (SDSC 2018)
  • Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Finalist, 2018
  • Dilek Sabanci Scholarship, 2011-2013
  • Sakip Sabanci Encouragement Scholarship, 2010-2011
  • Sabanci University Merit Scholarship, 2009-2010 (initially awarded for four years, but I dropped this scholarship after winning the above two upgraded scholarships)

Academic Services (incomplete list)

  • Information Director of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)
  • Grant Reviewer for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
  • Conference & Workshop Organization:
    • Session chair: TPS-ISA 2022, SECRYPT 2023, …
    • Annual Data Privacy in Technology (ADaPT) Workshop, co-chair
  • Invited Reviewer for Journals:
    • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS)
    • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (TAI)
    • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)
    • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)
    • ACM/IMS Transactions on Data Science (TDS)
    • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
    • IEEE Sensors Journal
    • Computers and Security
    • Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS)
    • Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)
    • International Journal of Information Security
    • IEEE Access
  • Program Committee Member:
    • Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2022, 2023, 2024
    • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2023
    • International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM) 2023
    • IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems and Applications (TPS-ISA) 2022, 2023
    • International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies (SECURWARE) 2022, 2023
    • ACM International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI) 2021
    • International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC) 2020, 2021, 2022
    • International Workshop on Machine Learning Security and Privacy: Experiences and Applications (WiSecML) @ MASS 2019