Kemal Bıçakcı

Professor
Informatics Institute
Istanbul Technical University

Kemal Bıçakcı currently serves as the founding director of Istanbul Technical University Cyber Security Vocational School. He is also a faculty member at the Informatics Institute and the Department of Computer Engineering. He is also the co-founder of Securify, a company operating in the field of identity and access management and specializing in behavioral biometrics.

He has been teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in Information Security, Cryptography, Computer Networks and other topics for more than 15 years. He has obtained his PhD degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2003. Between 2004 and 2006, he was a postdoc researcher in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam working with Prof. Tanenbaum in EU FP6 project named SecurE-Justice. His previous research experience includes several NSF funded security projects in which he participated as a research assistant during his MS studies in University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. He has directed / has been directing more than 10 research projects on security funded by Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Institute (TUBITAK).

Beginning with a BS graduation project in Hacettepe University, Dr. Bicakci now has over 25 years research experience on security and related topics. His current research interests include information security, applied cryptography, human-computer interaction and usability. He has co-authored 20+ international journal and 30+ conference papers. His papers are highly cited (h-index: 22, 1/20/2019, Google Scholar). He serves in the Editorial Board of Computer Standards and Interfaces (Elsevier) journal.

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