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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 an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL. He was an assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University between 2014 and 2018. He was a member of the security and privacy research group at the Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center North America from 2011 to 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 in 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. Dr. Yavuz is a recipient of NSF 2017 CAREER 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 45 research articles in top conferences and journals along with several 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


COP 4931: Information Privacy and Trustworthy Systems; Applied Cryptography; Network Security

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

DBSec Best Paper Award (2018)
NSF CAREER Award (2017) 

Key Activities

Acted as a review for more than 23 journals (mainly IEEE and ACM Transactions), served in Program Committees of several respected conferences such as ACSAC, DBSec, TrustEd, CNS and many others.
Professional Memberships
IEEE and ACM