Attila Altay Yavuz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
School of EECS, Oregon State University
Kelley Engineering Center 3065, Corvallis, OR 97331

Email: a...@oregonstate.edu - a...@gmail.com
Phone: +1 541 737 3341
Curriculum Vitae - DBLP

News

  • 05/2017: One paper got accepted to IFIP DBSec 2018.
  • Attila will serve on PC for ACSAC 2018.
  • Attila will serve on PC for DBSec 2018.
  • 02/2018: One paper got accepted to CNS 2018.
  • 01/2018: One paper got accepted to ICC 2018.
  • 01/2018: Attila received NSF Travel Grant.
  • 10/2017: Attila will serve on IEEE CNS 2018 Travel Grant Chair.
  • 09/2017: One paper got accepted to IoT S&P workshop affiliated with ACM CCS 2017.
  • 08/2017: One paper got accepted to ACM CCS 2017.
  • 04/2017: One paper got accepted to IFIP DBSec 2017.
  • 03/2017: Attila received NSF CAREER AWARD!
  • 02/2017: Attila will serve on PC for ACSAC 2017.

* I will move to University of South Florida (USF) at Fall 2018. I am looking for talented PhD Students to work at USF starting Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 *

I will have multiple PhD openings in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida (CSE USF) for highly motivated and hardworking PhD students interested in applied cryptography and network security research. Please carefully read this description for the details of the position and application requirements/documents. Emails and applications that do not follow instructions given in this position description will not be evaluated.

Short Bio

Attila Altay Yavuz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University (August 2014). He was a member of the security and privacy research group at the Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center North America (2011-2014). He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in August 2011. He received his MS degree in Computer Science from Bogazici University (2006) in Istanbul, Turkey. He is broadly interested in design, analysis and application of cryptographic tools and protocols to enhance the security of computer networks and systems. Attila Altay Yavuz is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2017). His research on privacy enhancing technologies (searchable encryption) and intra-vehicular network security are in the process of technology transfer with potential world-wide deployments. He has authored more than 40 research articles in top conferences and journals along with several patents. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University (August 2014 - present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, (August 2014 - present)
  • Research Scientist, Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center (December 2011- July 2014)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, NC State University (2007-2011)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science, NC State University (2007-2011)
  • Research Engineer, Satellite Networks Research Laboratory (SATLAB), Bogazici University, Turkey, (2005-2006)
  • Summer Intern, Department of Computer Science, NC State University, USA, 2003
  • Summer Intern, Vestelnet Software Engineering, Turkey, 2002
I am broadly interested in design, analysis and application of cryptographic tools and protocols to enhance the security of computer networks and systems. My current research focuses on the following topics: Privacy enhancing technologies (e.g., dynamic symmetric and public key based searchable encryption, oblivious random access memory), light-weight cryptography, authentication and integrity mechanisms for internet of things and systems, security in cloud computing, efficient cryptographic protocols for critical cyber-infrastructures, specifically for aerial drones and smart-grid systems.

Grants

My research is generously funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DoE), Robert Bosch LLC, Oregon State University (OSU), and nVidia.

Funded Projects

  • CAREER: Lightweight and Fast Authentication for Internet of Things
    • Sponsor: NSF (CNS 1652389)
    • Duration: 03/2017 - 02/2022
    • PI: Attila A. Yavuz (Sole)
  • Towards Practical Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    • Sponsor: Robert Bosch (unrestricted gift)
    • Duration: 09/2014 - present
    • PI: Attila A. Yavuz (Sole)
  • Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC)
    • Sponsor: DoE
    • Duration: 09/2015 - 09/2020
    • PIs: Attila A. Yavuz (Co-PI), Rakesh Bobba, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Jinsub Kim
  • EECS REU Initiative
    • Sponsor: OSU
    • Duration: 04/2017 - 12/2017
    • PIs: Attila A. Yavuz (PI), Jesse Walker

Publication

Copyright Note: The articles are copyrighted by the respective publishers and may be downloaded only for personal use. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
In my field, it is typical for faculty members to appear after their advisees in authorship lists. Below, my advisees are underlined for clarity.

2018

[C] Oblivious Dynamic Searchable Encryption on Distributed Cloud Systems
Thang Hoang , Attila A. Yavuz , F. Betul Durak, Jorge Guajardo
DBSec 2018
[C] Compact Energy and Delay-Aware Authentication
Muslum Ozgur Ozmen, Rouzbeh Behnia , Attila A. Yavuz
IEEE CNS 2018
[C] Forward-private Dynamic Searchable Symmetric Encryption with Efficient Search
Muslum Ozgur Ozmen, Thang Hoang, Attila A. Yavuz
IEEE ICC 2018

2017

[C] S3ORAM: A Computation-Efficient and Constant Client Bandwidth Blowup ORAM with Shamir Secret Sharing
Thang Hoang, Ceyhun D. Ozkaptan, Attila A. Yavuz, Jorge Guajardo, Tam Nguyen
ACM CCS 2017
[C] Low Cost Standard Public Key Cryptography Services for Wireless IoT Systems
Muslum O. Ozmen, Attila A. Yavuz
IoT S&P Workshop 2017 (affiliated with ACM CCS)
[C] When the Hammer Meets the Nail: Multi-Server PIR for Database-Driven CRN with Location Privacy Assurance
Mohamed Grissa, Attila A. Yavuz, Bechir Hamdaoui,
IEEE CNS 2017
[C] High-Speed High-Security Public Key Encryption with Keyword Search
Rouzbeh Behnia, Attila A. Yavuz, Muslum O. Ozmen
IFIP DBSec 2017
[J] Real-Time Digital Signatures for Time-Critical Network
Attila A. Yavuz, Anand Mudgerikar, Ankush Singla, Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Elisa Bertino
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 2017
[J] Location Privacy Preservation in Database-Driven Wireless Cognitive Networks Through Encrypted Probabilistic Data Structures
Mohamed Grissa, Attila A. Yavuz, Bechir Hamdaoui,
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking 2017
[J] Location Privacy in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Survey
Mohamed Grissa, Bechir Hamdaoui, Attila A. Yavuz
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials 2017
[J] Preserving the Location Privacy of Secondary Users in Cooperative Spectrum Sensing
Mohamed Grissa, Attila A. Yavuz, Bechir Hamdaoui,
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 2017
[C] Post-Quantum Hybrid Security Mechanism for MIMO Systems
Yousef Qassim, Mario Edgardo Magana, Attila A. Yavuz
CNC Workshop 2017 (affiliated with ICNC)

2016

[J] Mitigating Jamming Attacks in Mobile Cognitive Networks Through Time Hopping
Nadia Adem, Bechir Hamdaoui, Attila A. Yavuz
Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing 2016
[J] Immutable Authentication and Integrity Schemes for Outsourced Databases
Attila A. Yavuz
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing 2016
[C] Practical and Secure Dynamic Searchable Encryption via Oblivious Access on Distributed Data Structure
Thang Hoang, Attila A. Yavuz, Jorge Guajardo
ACSAC 2016
[C] An Efficient Technique for Protecting Location Privacy of Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Users
Mohamed Grissa, Attila A. Yavuz, Bechir Hamdaoui
GSNC Workshop in IEEE INFOCOM 2016

2015

[C] Pseudorandom Time-Hopping Anti-Jamming Technique for Mobile Cognitive Users
Nadia Adem, Bechir Hamdaoui, Attila A. Yavuz
SDRAN-CAN Workshop 2015
[C] LPOS: location privacy for optimal sensing in cognitive radio networks
Mohamed Grissa, Attila A. Yavuz, Bechir Hamdaoui
IEEE GLOBECOM 2015
[C] HAA: Hardware-Accelerated Authentication for Internet of Things in Mission Critical Vehicular Networks
Anand A. Mudgerikar, Ankush Singla, Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Attila A. Yavuz
IEEE MILCOM 2015
[J] A Secure Communication Architecture for Distributed Microgrid Control
Velin Kounev, David Tipper, Attila A. Yavuz, Bradon M. Grainger, Gregory F. Reed
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 2015
[J] BAFi: A Practical Cryptographic Secure Audit Logging Scheme for Digital Forensics
Panos Kampanakis, Attila A. Yavuz
Wiley Security and Communication Networks, 2015
[C] Cuckoo filter-based location-privacy preserving in database-driven cognitive radio networks
Mohamed Grissa, Attila A. Yavuz and Bechir. Hamdaoui
WSCNIS 2015
[C] Dynamic Searchable Symmetric Encryption with Minimal Leakage and Efficient Updates on Commodity Hardware
Attila A. Yavuz, Jorge Guajardo
SAC 2015

2014

[J] An Efficient Real-time Broadcast Authentication Scheme for Command and Control Messages
Attila A. Yavuz
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 2014

2006-2013

[C] Practical Immutable Signature Bouquets (PISB) for Authentication and Integrity in Outsourced Databases
Attila A. Yavuz
IFIP DBSec 2013
[C] ETA: Efficient and Tiny Authentication for Heterogeneous Wireless Systems
Attila A. Yavuz
ACM WiSec 2013
[J] BAF and FI-BAF: Efficient and Publicly Verifiable Secure Audit Logging for Resource-Constrained Devices
Attila A. Yavuz, Peng Ning, Michael Reiter
ACM Transactions on Information and System Security 2012
[J] Self-sustaining, Efficient and Forward-Secure Cryptographic Constructions for Unattended Wireless Sensor Networks
Attila A. Yavuz, Peng Ning
Ad Hoc Networks 2012
[C] Signal-based Automotive Communication Security and Its Interplay with Safety Requirements
Benjamin Glas, Jorge Guajardo, Hamit Hacioglu, Markus Ihle, Karsten Wehefritz, Attila A. Yavuz
ESCAR 2012
[C] Efficient, Compromise Resilient and Append-only Cryptographic Schemes for Secure Audit Logging
Attila A. Yavuz, Peng Ning, Mike Reiter
FC 2012
[C] BAF: An Efficient Publicly Verifiable Secure Audit Logging Scheme for Distributed Systems
Attila A. Yavuz, Peng Ning
ACSAC 2009
[C] Hash-Based Sequential Aggregate and Forward-Secure Signaturefor Unattended Wireless Sensor Networks
Attila A. Yavuz, Peng Ning
MobiQuitous 2009
[C] NAMEPS: N-Tier Satellite Multicast Security Protocol Based on Signcryption Schemes
Attila A. Yavuz, Fatih Alagoz, Emin Anarim
IEEE GLOBECOM 2006
[C] HIMUTSIS: Hierarchical Multi-Tier Adaptive Ad-hoc Network Security Protocol Based on Signcryption Type Key Exchange Schemes
Attila A. Yavuz, Fatih Alagoz, Emin Anarim
Springer LNCS 4263 2006
[C] Improved Merkle Cryptosystem (IMC)
Attila A. Yavuz, Emin Anarim, Fatih Alagoz
Springer LNCS 4263 2006
[C] Three-Tier Satellite Security Multicast Security Protocol Based on ECMQV and IMC Methods
Attila A. Yavuz, Fatih Alagoz, Emin Anarim
IEEE CAMAD 2006
[C] A New Satellite Multicast Security Protocol Based on Elliptic Curve Signatures
Attila A. Yavuz, Fatih Alagoz, Emin Anarim
ICTTA 2006
[C] A New Multicast Security Protocol
Attila A. Yavuz, Fatih Alagoz, Emin Anarim
International V. Engineering Congress 2006
[C] Developing Information System with N-Tier Architecture: Hospital Management Information System
Goksel Biricik, Attila A. Yavuz, Omur Kartal, Oya Kalipsiz
Biltek International Informatik Congress 2005

Patents

[P] Forward-Private Dynamic Searchable Symmetric Encryption with Efficient Search
Muslum Ozgur Ozmen, Thang Hoang, Attila A. Yavuz
OSU-17-55, Provisional Application No: 62/572,339, Submitted: October 10, 2017
[P] An Efficient Technique for Protecting Location Privacy of Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Users
Mohamed Grissa, Attila A. Yavuz, Bechir Hamdaoui
OSU-16-14, DRAFT/072/16, Submitted: March 22, 2016
[P] Hardware-Accelerated Priority-based Message Authentication for Vehicular Networks
Anand A. Mudgerikar, Ankush Singla, Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Attila A. Yavuz
USPTO: 62/201096, Submitted: August 3, 2015
[P] System and method for dynamic, non-interactive, and parallelizable searchable symmetric encryption
Attila A. Yavuz, Jorge Guajardo, Anvesh Ragi
Patent WO2015055762 A1, Priority Date: October 18, 2013, Filing Date: October 16, 2014, Issued: April 23, 2015
[P] System and method for counter mode encrypted communication with reduced bandwidth
Jorge M. Guajardo,Attila A. Yavuz, Benjamin Glas, Markus Ihle, Hamit Hacioglu, Karsten Wehefrit
Patent US 20140270163 A1, Filed: March 14, 2013, Issued: September 18, 2014
[P] System and Method for Secure Review of Audit Logs
Attila A. Yavuz
USPTO: 62/006476, Filed: June 2, 2014
[P] System and method for mitigation of denial of service attacks in networked computing systems
Attila A. Yavuz, Jorge M. Guajardo, Shalabh Jain
Patent WO2014144555 A1, Filed: March 15, 2013, Issued: September 18, 2014
[P] System and method for message verification in broadcast and multicast networks
Attila A. Yavuz
Patent US8667288 B2, Filed: May 29, 2012, Issued: March 4, 2014

Other ePrints

[e] Hardware-Supported ORAM in effect: Practical Oblivious Search and Update on Very Large Dataset
Thang Hoang , Muslum Ozgur Ozmen , Yeongjin Jang and Attila A. Yavuz
IACR Cryptology Report 2018/247
[e] Dronecrypt-An Ultra-Low Energy Cryptographic Framework for Small Aerial Drones
Muslum Ozgur Ozmen and Attila A. Yavuz
IACR Cryptology Report 2017/1039
[e] Latice-based Public Key Encryption with Keyword Search
Rouzbeh Behnia, Muslum Ozgur Ozmen, and Attila A. Yavuz
IACR Cryptology Report 2017/1215
[e] Efficient Oblivious Data Structures for Database Services on the Cloud
Thang Hoang, Ceyhun D. Ozkaptan, Gabriel Hackebeil, and Attila A. Yavuz
IACR Cryptology Report 2017/1238
[e] Oblivious Dynamic Searchable Encryption via Distributed PIR and ORAM
Thang Hoang, Attila A. Yavuz, Betul F. Durak, and Jorge Guajardo
IACR Cryptology Report 2017/1158
[e] Forward-private Dynamic Searchable Symmetric Encryption with Efficient Search
Muslum Ozgur Ozmen, Thang Hoang, and Attila A. Yavuz
IACR Cryptology Report 2017/1222

Group

I established an Applied Cryptography Research Group at OSU.

I currently advise the following excellent students:

Thang Hoang

PhD (Fall 2015)

Rouzbeh Benia

PhD (Fall 2016)

Muslum O. Ozmen

PhD (Spring 2018 )

Received MS (Fall 2016 - Spring 2018)

Efe Ulas Seyitoglu

PhD (Fall 2018)

Mohamed Grissa

PhD (Fall 2014)

co-advised with Dr. Bechir Hamdaoui

Alumni

Gungor Basa , MS (Spring 2016)

Thesis: Image-Based Cryptography

Gabriel Hackebeil , MS (Fall 2016)

Thesis: Efficient Oblivious Access to Trees

Mentoring

I found opportunity to mentor excellent undergraduate and graduate students on my projects:

Current: Matt Baker, Garrett Christophe Haley, Andrew Ekstedt, Scott Merrill, Scott Russell
Past: Shalabh Jain, Velin Kounev, Alana Libonati, Shauna Michelle Policicchio, Anvesh Ragi

Teaching

I have been teaching following courses at OSU

  • CS 478/ECE 478: Introduction to Network Security (Spring 2018)
  • CS 519/ECE 599: Applied Cryptography (Winter 2018)
  • CS/ECE 578: Cyber-security (Fall 2017)
  • CS 372/ECE 372: Introduction to Computer Networks (Spring 2017)
  • CS 519/ECE 559: Applied Cryptography (Winter 2017)
  • CS 519/ECE 559: Advanced Network Security (Fall 2016)
  • CS 478/ECE 478: Introduction to Network Security (Spring 2016)
  • CS 419/ECE 559: Applied Cryptography (Winter 2016)
  • CS 505 Cybersecurity Reading Seminar (Fall 2015)
  • CS 519/ECE 559: Advanced Network Security (Fall 2015)
  • CS 419/ECE 478: Introduction to Network Security (Spring 2015)
  • CS 519/ECE 599: Applied Cryptography (Winter 2015)
  • CS 519/ECE 599: Advanced Network Security (Fall 2014)

Software and Tools

Public repository of projects conducted by my group

Misc

I am involved with the following venues and journals

Program Comittee

  • Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2017-2018.
  • 32nd Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec), 2018.
  • ACM International Workshop on Trustworthy Embedded Devices (TrustED), 2014-2016.
  • Advanced Intrusion Detection and Prevention Workshop (AIDP 2014), June, Morocco, 2014.
  • 3rd International Workshop on Collaborative Cloud (CollabCloud), Miami, Florida, USA, October 2014.
  • The Third ASE International Conference on Cyber Security, Stanford, CA, USA, May 2014.

Journal Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2014-2018)
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2014-2018)
  • ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (2017)
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (2017)
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2014-2016)
  • IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2014-2016)
  • Future Generation of Computer Systems, Elsevier (2016)
  • IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2014-2015)
  • IEEE Transactions on Education (2015)
  • International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (2015)
  • Journal of Computer Security (2013-2014)
  • International Journal of Communication Systems by Wiley (2013-2014)
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers (2012-2014)
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2011)
  • Journal of System and Software (2007-2011)
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (2007)