Bio & CV

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Short Bio:

Oguzhan Kulekci holds the position of Visiting Professor within the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University Bloomington. He achieved his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Sabanci University, Turkey, subsequent to completing his BSc and MSc degrees in computer engineering and biomedical engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey. Under the guidance of Jeffrey Scott Vitter, he pursued postdoctoral studies within the Department of Computer Science & Engineeering at Texas A&M University. Earlier in his career, Kulekci amassed over a decade of experience as a cryptography engineer at Turkey’s National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology, with a primary focus on the efficient implementation and analysis of security and privacy algorithms and protocols across hardware and software platforms. Transitioning to academia, he assumed the role of Associate Professor at Istanbul Medipol University in 2014, later relocating to Istanbul Technical University in 2015, where he earned promotion to the position of Full Professor of Computer Science in 2019. Kulekci’s expertise lies in addressing computational challenges through innovative algorithm engineering approaches that enhance the state-of-the-art in terms of resource utilization, encompassing factors such as time, memory, energy, and communication costs. His extensive body of work includes 55+ peer-reviewed publications in esteemed conferences and journals, as well as the acquisition of multiple extramural research grants. His involvement spans program committees for international conferences centered around algorithm engineering and combinatorial text algorithms. Kulekci has also made notable contributions in the realm of patents, with one recent patent concerning the utilization of non-prefix-free codes for security purposes being licensed to various companies. The methodology outlined in this patent, aimed at reducing encryption overhead, has been concretely implemented as a selective encryption block on an ASIC chip, ensuring high-speed security for H.264 video coding. Furthermore, his history encompasses administrative roles and significant contributions to fostering collaboration between academia and industry, as well as facilitating technology transfer initiatives.