Öznur Özkasap is a Professor with the Department of Computer Engineering, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, which she joined in 2000. She was awarded the TÜBİTAK-NATO A2 Ph.D. Research Scholarship Abroad, and was a graduate research assistant at Cornell University, Department of Computer Science from 1997 to 1999, where she completed her Ph.D. dissertation. From 1992 to 2000, she has been a research and teaching assistant at Ege University, Department of Computer Engineering. She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Ege University in 2000. Her research interests include distributed systems, peer-to-peer systems, bio-inspired distributed algorithms, energy efficiency, cloud storage and computing, mobile and vehicular ad hoc networks, scalable reliable multicast protocols, security in distributed systems, and computer networks.

Prof. Özkasap serves as an Area Editor of the Future Generation Computer Systems journal, Elsevier Science, and National Representative of ACM-W Europe. She also served as an Area Editor of the Computer Networks journal, Elsevier Science, as a Management Committee Member of the European COST Action IC0804: Energy efficiency in large-scale distributed systems, and as a member of the European COST Action 279: Analysis and Design of Advanced Multiservice Networks supporting Mobility, Multimedia, and Internetworking. She served as the publications chair of the ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN) in 2014, as the co-chair of the NSF United States/Middle East Workshop on Trustworthiness in Emerging Distributed Systems and Networks in 2012. She is a recipient of the Turk Telekom Collaborative Research Awards in 2012, the Career Award of TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) in 2004, and TUBITAK/NATO A2 Ph.D. Research Scholarship Abroad in 1997, and she was awarded Teaching Innovation Grants by Koç University.

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