I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technology at the University of Houston-Downtown. Before that, I worked as a research associate at Case Western Reserve University and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of South Florida. I received my PhD degree in Computer Engineering at Bilkent University, MSc degree in Computer Science at ETH Zurich, and BSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Sabanci University. My research interests include data privacy and security, cryptography, data analytics, location analytics, and machine learning.