Academic & Industry Positions

  • Present 2016

    Post-doctoral Researcher

    The University of Texas at Austin, ECE Dept.
    Security, Privacy, and Computer Architecture

  • 2016 2012

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Virginia Tech, ECE Department
    Secure Embedded Systems Lab.

  • 2014 2014

    Summer Research Intern

    Qualcomm Inc.
    Product Security Initiative

  • 2012 2010

    Digital Design Engineer

    Vestek R&D Corp.
    Pixellence Design Group

  • 2010 2008

    Research Assistant

    Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering
    System-on-Chip Design & Test Lab

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2016

    PhD in Computer Engineering

    Virginia Tech

  • M.S.2010

    MS in Electronics Engineering

    Sabanci University

  • B.A.2008

    BS in Microelectronics
    Mathematics Minor

    Sabanci University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2015
    CESCA Outstanding Student Award
    Outstanding Student Award is the highest recognition of Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) that is given annually to 1-2 students out of its 40+ members, and it recognizes the quality and quantity of awardees publications.
    Awards page
  • 2014
    Best Poster Award
    At the annual workshop of CESCA research center, the best poster award is given to the best poster design and presentation among 40+ candidates
    Awards page
  • 2013
    Best Presentation Award
    At the annual workshop of CESCA research center, the best presentation award is given to the best 10 minute presentation among 40+ candidates
    Awards page
  • 2013
    HW-SW Co-design Champion
    Ranked 1st among 31 participant in the performance-optimziation challenge of ECE4530: Hardware-Software Co-design course at Virginia Tech.
  • 2013-2015
    Travel Grants for Conferences
    I have received Richard Newton Young Fellow grant to attend 50th DAC conference, Graduate Student Association grant to attend Indocrypt'15, and CHES travel grant to attend to CHES'15 conference.