Academic & Industry Positions

  • Present 2018

    Assistant Professor

    North Carolina State University, ECE Dept.
    Adjunct Professor at CS
    Hardware-Based Cybersecurity

  • 2018 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


  • Ph.D. 2016

    PhD in Computer Engineering

    Virginia Tech

  • M.S.2010

    MS in Electronics Engineering

    Sabanci University

  • B.S.2008

    BS in Microelectronics
    Mathematics Minor

    Sabanci University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2018
    Best Paper Runner-Up — Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)
    First authored article, "Horizontal Side-Channel Vulnerabilities of Post-Quantum Key-Exchange Protocols" has been nominated for the best paper award at the HOST'18 conference and selected as the runner-up.
  • 2017
    Top 50 Article — Embedded System Letters
    First authored article, "SIMON Says: Break Area Records of Block Ciphers on FPGAs" listed in the top 50 popular articles of Embedded System Letters .
  • 2015
    CESCA Outstanding Graduate 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