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I received the B.Sc. degree (with the highest distinction) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey in 2011; M.Sc. (with the highest distinction) and Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D. equivalent) degrees in Communications Engineering both from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany in October 2013 and November 2018, respectively. I was a Working Student in the Communication Systems division of Intel Mobile Communications (IMC), now Apple Inc., in Munich, Germany during November 2012 - March 2013. I worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant at TUM between February 2014 - May 2019. I was a Visiting Researcher, among more than ten Research Stays at Top Universities and Companies, at TU Eindhoven, Netherlands during February 2018 - March 2018 to visit Prof. Frans M. J. Willems, and later at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA during February 2022 - March 2022 to visit Prof. Matthieu Bloch. I was a Research Associate and Dozent between June 2019 - September 2020 and was a Research Group Leader and Dozent between October 2020 - March 2021 at TU Berlin, and I hold the same academic titles at Chair of Communications Engineering and Security at University of Siegen, Germany since April 2021. I have been a Brain City Berlin Ambassador since June 2020. I have received the prestigious VDE Information Technology Society (ITG) 2021 Johann-Philipp-Reis Award. I have been selected by the IEEE Communications Society as 2021 Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM). My research interests include information theoretic privacy and security, coding theory, statistical signal processing for biometrics and physical unclonable functions (PUFs), private (federated) learning and function computations, and doubly-exponential (secure) identification via channels. Among my publications is the recent book Key Agreement with Physical Unclonable Functions and Biometric Identifiers (Dr. Hut Verlag, 2019). I am currently an Associate Editor of EURASIP JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING and ENTROPY Journal and a Reviewer Board Member of COMPUTERS and INFORMATION Journals, and recently was a Guest Editor of IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN INFORMATION THEORY. I have been generously funded, awarded, and supported among others by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG), Brazilian Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE), Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Nuremberg, European Union (EU) and EUREKA Program, Huawei Moscow, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), ZEIT-Verlag & Academics GmBH, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Turkish Education Foundation (TEV), Turkish Prime Ministry, Aegean Modern Education Foundation (ECEV), National University of Singapore (NUS), Bilkent University, and IsBank.
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