I am a research associate at Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia, working with professor David Evans. I am working on Searchable Encryption, specially, on adding extra security properties and limiting the amount of information that leaks through the operations on the outsourced data. The two important properties are forward and backward privacy, i.e., how can we limit information that leaks about the new files through the previous searches and about the deleted files through the future searches.
I received my PhD in Computer Scince from Koç University in 2015, advised by Dr. Alptekin Küpçü. During my PhD, I worked on applications of hierarchical authenticated data structures for the cloud, including providing integrity and privacy of the outsourced data. I am interested in problems related to migration to the cloud. I have also done some works on mobile security.