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Attila A. Yavuz

Yavuz

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

ENG 117 | TBA | attilaayavuz@usf.edu

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Biography

Dr. Attila Altay Yavuz is the Director of Applied Cryptography Research Laboratory and Co-Director of Center for Cryptographic Research at the University of South Florida. He was an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University (August 2014 - August 2018). He was a member of the security and privacy research group at the Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center North America (2011-2014). He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in August 2011. He received his MS degree in Computer Science from Bogazici University (2006) in Istanbul, Turkey. He is broadly interested in design, analysis and application of cryptographic tools and protocols to enhance the security of computer networks and systems. Attila Altay Yavuz is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and Cisco Research Award. His research on privacy enhancing technologies (searchable encryption) and intra-vehicular network security are in the process of technology transfer with potential world-wide deployments. He has authored more than 70 products including research articles in top conferences, journals and patents. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Research Interests

Dr. Yavuz is broadly interested in design, analysis and application of cryptographic tools and protocols to enhance the security of computer networks and systems. His current research focuses on the following topics: privacy enhancing technologies (e.g., dynamic symmetric and public key based searchable encryption, oblivious random access memory), light-weight cryptography, authentication and integrity mechanisms for internet of things and systems, security in cloud computing, efficient cryptographic protocols for critical cyber-infrastructures, specifically for aerial drones and smart-grid systems.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Yavuz currently teaches at USF:
• CIS 4930/6930: Privacy-Preserving and Trustworthy Cyber-Infrastructures (Spring 2019-2020)
• COP 4538: IT Data Structures (Fall 2019)
• COP 4931: Information Privacy and Trustworthy Systems (Fall 2018)

Education

PhD in Computer Science, North Carolina State University (2011)
MS in Computer Science, Bogazici University (2006)
BS in Computer Science, Yildiz Technical University (2004)

Honors and Awards

Cisco Research Award (2019)
DBSec Best Paper Award (2018)
NSF CAREER Award (2017) 

Key Activities

Served in Program Committees of several respected conferences such as PETs, ACSAC, DBSec, WiSeC, TrustEd, CNS and many others. Acted as a review for more than 20 journals (mainly IEEE and ACM Transactions).

Professional Memberships

IEEE and ACM