Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu

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Professor of Computer Science, 

University of Texas at Dallas 

Director, UTD Data Security and Privacy Lab

Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

muratk at utdallas . edu

Research Interests

My research focuses on creating technologies that can efficiently extract useful information from any data without sacrificing privacy or security. Recently I have been working on security and privacy issues raised by data mining, privacy issues in social networks, security issues in databases, privacy issues in health care, applied cryptography for data security, risk and incentive issues in assured information sharing, use of data mining for fraud detection, botnet detection and homeland security. Please visit UTD Data Security and Privacy Lab's web page for more details related to our research and publicly available software. In addition, please see the following interview for a summary of our recent research results. More information on cyber security related activities at UT Dallas, please see the UT Dallas Cyber Security Research and Education Institute web page.

Please also see the following news articles that mention our research or views on data security and privacy: Boston Globe, ABC News, GenomeWeb,  ACM News, Network World, The Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, KDAF-TV Channel 33(1)(Social network privacy related), KDAF-TV Channel 33 (2) (CyberStalking related), CBS 11 TV, Processor.com,  Labmanager.com, Marketsforgood.org

Please also see the conferences that I am involved with


Research Projects

My research has been supported by grants from NSF including NSF CAREER award, AFOSR, ARO, ONR, NSA, and NIH. Please see my research funding information page for more details related to our research grants.


Publications

For publication information, please visit the following page [Publications].

Education

Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

        Ph.D., Computer Science, Advisor: Chris Clifton, August 2005

        Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, May 2005.

        M.S., Computer Science, May 2002.

METU Ankara, Turkey

B.S., Computer Engineering with Minor in Finance, June 2000



CV

For biographical and historical information, please see my NSF style CV [pdf]

Teaching

For information on courses that I teach, please visit the following web page  [Teaching]

Current Ph.D. Students

  • Ceren Abay
  • Yasmeen Alufaisan
  • Imrul Anindya
  • Aref Asvadishirehjini
  • Fahad Shaon 

Alumni

I had chance to work with many talented students over the years. Please visit the following page for Alumni information [Alumni].