Attila A. Yavuz
Dr. Attila Altay Yavuz is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Director of Applied Cryptography Research Laboratory, and the Co-Director of the Center for Cryptographic Research at the University of South Florida (USF). He was an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University (August 2014 - August 2018) and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, USF (August 2018 - June 2021). 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 Ph.D. 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 the 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 the NSF CAREER Award, Cisco Research Award (thrice - 2019,2020,2022), unrestricted research gifts from Robert Bosch (five times), USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award, USF Excellence in Innovation Award, and USF College of Engineering’s Outstanding Research Achievement Award. His research on privacy-enhancing technologies and intra-vehicular network security is in the process of technology transfer with potential worldwide deployments. He has authored more than 90 products including research articles in top conferences, journals, and patents. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.
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.
CIS 4212/6214: Privacy-Preserving and Trustworthy Cyber-Infrastructures
CIS 4930/6930 Cryptography: Theory and Practice
COP 4538 IT Data Structures
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
- NSF CAREER Award (2017-2023)
- Cisco Research Award (2022)
- USF Excellence in Innovation Award (2022)
- Cisco Research Award (2020)
- USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award (2020)
- USF College of Engineering’s Outstanding Research Achievement Award (2020)
- Distinguished Research Award, Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Institute (2020)
- USF Nomination for the Excellence in Innovation Award (2020)
- IEEE CNS Best Paper Runner-Up (2020)
- Cisco Research Award (2019)
- DBSec Best Paper Award (2018)
- Serves in the Editor Board of IEEE TDSC (2023)
- Served in Program Committees of several respected conferences such as PETs, ACSAC, DBSec, WiSeC, CNS, IEEE MASS, IEEE SVCS, and many others.
- Acted as a review for more than 20 journals (mainly IEEE and ACM Transactions).
- Served at NSF Panels, IEEE Senior Membership Elevation Committee, IEEE MASS Security and Privacy Track Chair
- Co-organized outreach activities such as The CodeBreakHERS and contributed to LSAMP, WICSE, Bulls-EYE and others.
- Senior IEEE, ACM and IACR