Research Interests

Data Privacy and Security, Cryptography, Big Data Analytics, Location Analytics, Machine Learning.


  • E. Yilmaz, T. Ji, E. Ayday, P. Li. Genomic Data Sharing under Dependent Local Differential Privacy. The 12th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY), 2022, to appear.

  • T. Ji, E. Yilmaz, E. Ayday, P. Li. The Curse of Correlations for Robust Fingerprinting of Relational Databases, 24th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), pp. 412–427, 2021.

  • T. Ji, P. Li, E. Yilmaz, E. Ayday, Y. Ye, J. Sun. Differentially Private Binary- and Matrix-Valued Data Query: An XOR Mechanism. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment 14 (5), pp. 849-862, 2021.

  • E. Yilmaz, E. Ayday, T. Ji, P. Li. Preserving Genomic Privacy via Selective Sharing. 19th Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES), pp. 163-179, 2020.

  • E. Yilmaz, M. Al-Rubaie, J. M. Chang. Naive Bayes Classification under Local Differential Privacy. 7th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA), pp. 709-718, 2020.

  • E. Ayday, E. Yilmaz, A. Yilmaz. Robust Optimization-Based Watermarking Scheme for Sequential Data. 22nd International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), pp. 323-336, 2019.

  • E. Yilmaz, H. Ferhatosmanoglu, E. Ayday, R. Aksoy. Privacy-Preserving Aggregate Queries for Optimal Location Selection. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 16(2), pp. 329-343, 2019.

  • E. Yilmaz, S. Elbasi, H. Ferhatosmanoglu. Predicting Optimal Facility Location without Customer Locations. 23rd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, pp. 2121-2130, 2017.

  • A. Tuysuzoglu, E. Yilmaz, W. C. Karl, D. Castanon. Exact Optimization Conditions for Discrete Linear Inverse Problems. 1st IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP). pp. 1117-1121, 2013.

  • E. Yilmaz, T. S. Hoang. Development of Rabin’s Choice Coordination Algorithm in Event-B. 10th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVOCS), 2010.

Conference Presentations

  • S. Y. Wang, Y. Yilmaz, J. M. Chang, E. Yilmaz. Big Data Analytics and Crimes in the Community. 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, 2018.