Grants and Awards

Research and Employment

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Fund on secure identification (June 2019 - May 2022).

  • Research Fund from Huawei Moscow for a research stay (October 2018).

  • Research Fund from the TU Eindhoven RESCURE project (February 2018 - March 2018).

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) HoliPUF Project Research Fund on information-theoretic security with physical unclonable functions (April 2016- March 2019).

  • Selected Researcher as one of 90 researchers for the SP Coding and Information Theory School, sponsored by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil (January 2015).

  • 1st Prize in Hands-On Project Digital Society Competition with the topic Profit Optimization Through Enterprise Collaboration Using Digital Media, funded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation & DAAD & Goethe Institute & CIM & GIZ GmbH (July 2014).

  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist with a novel ICT security-primitive design, Nuremberg, Germany (April 2014).


  • Research Fund for doctoral studies on information-theoretic privacy and security via Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (2014-2018).

  • TU Munich (TUM) 2nd Highest Grade holder in MSCE Graduate Program out of 70 graduates (2013).

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) & Turkish Education foundation (TEV) Shared Scholarship holder for Master study (2011 - 2013).

  • Bilkent University 9th Highest Grade holder out of 170 students (2011).

  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Scholarship offered for graduate studies (2011).

  • TEV Prestigious Outstanding Success and Leadership Scholarship as one of 50 students out of top 2000 students in Turkey (2008 - 2011).

  • Bilkent University 2nd Highest Grade in English preparatory school exam (2007).

  • Turkish Prime Ministry Supreme Success Fellowship (2006 - 2011).

  • Aegean Modern Education Foundation (ECEV) Outstanding Success Fellowship (2006 - 2011).

  • Bilkent University Comprehensive Scholarship (2006 - 2011).

  • Ranked 51st out of 1.678.383 attendees and ranked 1st in Halil Kale Science High School in the Turkish National University Entrance Exam (OSS 2006).