Kemal Bıçakcı


İTÜ Ayazağa Campus, Building of Informatics Institute Maslak-34469, İstanbul

(+90) 212-285-7194 | kemalbicakci@itu.edu.tr | http://kemalbicakci.com | kemal-bicakci


Full professor in Istanbul Technical University, Informatics Institute and the co-founder of Securify, a start-up working on cyber security technologies and focused on behavioral biometrics. 20+ years research, teaching and project management experience on security.

Work Experience

Securify Corp.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ankara, Turkey

CO-FOUNDER                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mar. 2016 – PRESENT

  • Manager of the project named ”Development of an Authentication System Based on Behavioral Biometrics” funded by TÜBİTAK.
  • Led the team in developing the CyFusion module responsible for correlation of security data originating from various sources such as SIEM.
  • Doing consultancy work on various security projects.

TOBB University of Economics and Technology                                                                                                                                                            Ankara, Turkey

PROF. DR.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Aug. 2007 – PRESENT

  • Project manager of cybersecurity projects on topics such as graphical passwords, user authentication, network security, white-box cryptogra- phy, etc.
  • Teaching various undergrad and grad level courses.
  • Giving consultancy to various security companies including STM, Havelsan, Comodo and various others.
  • Advised 5+ PhD and 10+ MS completed thesis on security and networking topics.
  • Published research papers on prestigious journals and conferences.

Vrije Universiteit                                                                                                                                                                                                             Amsterdam, The Netherlands

POSTDOC RESEARCHER                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jul. 2004 – Jan. 2006

  • Researcher in EU FP6 project named SecurE-Justice.
  • Team member of Tanenbaum’s research group.

Middle East Technical University                                                                                                                                                                                            Ankara, Turkey

RESEARCH ASSISTANT AND INSTRUCTOR                                                                                                                                                                    Mar. 2000 – Jul. 2006

  • Finished PhD thesis titled On the Efficiency of Authentication Protocols, Digital Signatures and Their Applications in E-Health: A Top-Down Approach, Adviser: Nazife Baykal.
  • Taught various grad level courses.

USC Information Sciences Institute                                                                                                                                                                                       Los Angeles, USA

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT                                                                                                                                                                                    Aug. 1998 – Mar. 2000

  • Implementation of server-assisted signature protocol using OPENSSL libary.
  • Implementation of one-time digital signature libary.
  • Participation in the design and definition of the common intrusion detection framework.

Honors & Awards

2018   2nd Place, for the BiyoSecure product, TechAnkara 2018                                                                                                                                 Ankara, Turkey

2006   Best Thesis Award, Adviser of MS Thesis of Yusuf Uzunay                                                                                                                                 Ankara, Turkey



2012-2016 Committee Member, TÜBİTAK TEYDEB (Industrial Program) BILTEG (Information Technologies Group)                                   Turkey

2012 – ? Member Of Editorial Board, Computer Standards and Interfaces (Elsevier) Journal                                                                      The Netherlands



Published 20+ journal and 30+ international conference papers.

See my Google Scholar profile for the full list  (https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=HCTygx4AAAAJ)

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