Murat Kantarcioglu, PhD

University of Texas at Dallas
Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu is a Professor in the Computer Science Department and Director of the Data Security and Privacy Lab at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  He received a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2005 where he received the Purdue CERIAS Diamond Award for Academic excellence. He is also a visiting scholar at Harvard Data Privacy Lab since 2013. Dr. Kantarcioglu’s research focuses on the integration of cyber security, data science and blockchains, creating technologies that can efficiently and securely process and share data.

His research has been supported by grants including from NSF, AFOSR, ARO, ONR, NSA, and NIH. He has published over 170 peer reviewed papers in top tier venues such as ACM KDD, SIGMOD, IEEE ICDM, ICDE, PVLDB, NDSS, USENIX Security and several IEEE/ACM Transactions as well as served as program chair for conferences such as ACM SACMAT. Some of his research work has been covered by the media outlets such as the Boston Globe, ABC News , PBS/KERA, DFW Television, and has received multiple best paper awards.

He is the recipient of various awards including NSF CAREER award, the AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) 2014 Homer R Warner Award and the IEEE ISI (Intelligence and Security Informatics) 2017 Technical Achievement Award for his research in data security and privacy. He is also a Distinguished Scientist of ACM.

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