> whoami

I am a Fourth Year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park, advised by Prof. Tudor Dumitraș. I received my B.S. in Computer Science(CS) from Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey), in 2018.

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My broad research interests cover data-driven malware analysis and automatic exploit generation. Specifically, in my recent PhD work I have analyzed executions of malware traces in the real world to derive guidelines for creating effective behavior based detection systems. I’m currently interested in automatic exploit generation for heap based exploits. My participation in various CTF competitions and my internship work have been major influences in this new research direction.

I have been awarded the Clark Doctoral Fellowship(2018) which includes and $2000 of travel grant for 4 years, along with guaranteed GRA/GTA for 4 years.


  • Jan 2022: Our paper has appeared in multiple news outlets: CSO-DE, Cyberwire, CSO-EN, UMIACS
  • Nov 2021: Our research got the first place at CSAW 2021 applied research competition.
  • Aug 2021: My talk is accepted at vblocalhost 2021.
  • Apr 2021: My paper is accepted at USENIX Security 2021.


  • When malware changed it's mind[...] [link] - Usenix 2021
  • When malware changed it's mind[...] [link] - vblocalhost 2021

Professional Services

  • Reviewer
    • Computer Science Review (link) [2022]
  • Artifact Evaluation Comitee
    • USENIX Security Symposium (Usenix) [2021, 2022]
    • PETS Accepted papers (PoPETS) [2021, 2022]
  • External Reviewer
    • IEEE Security and Privacy (S & P) [2022]
    • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) [2018, 2019]
    • Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) [2019, 2020]
    • USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX) [2018, 2019]
    • International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) [2018, 2019]
    • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) [2018, 2019]