Ertem

Esiner

M.Sc. KU   -   Ph.D. NTU   -   Senior Research Scientist and Coordinator at Illinois ARCS


     At Illinois ARCS (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign at CREATE) in Singapore, I serve under the title "Senior Research Scientist and Coordinator for Research Collaboration and Industry Relations." I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), where my primary interests were Cryptography, Security, and Privacy. I obtained my M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering at Koç University (KU) in 2013, where I worked as a research and teaching assistant. In 2011, I received my B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Koç University, Istanbul. In 2007, I received my French baccalaureate from Galatasaray Lycee, Istanbul.
Research and Publications

2023                        Esiner, E., Tefek, U., Mashima, D. Message Authentication and Provenance Verification for Industrial Control Systems. Just Accepted, . ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS). [PDF]
2023 Esiner, E., Tefek, U., Küpçü, A. Multi Client Dynamic Provable Data Possession with Session Optimization. Under submission.
2023                        Lim, J., Ong, W., Tefek, U., Esiner, E. A Security Policy Engine for Building Energy Management Systems. International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS). [LINK]
2023 Esiner, E., Datta, A., Küpçü, A. A Survey on Auditing Outsourced Data Integrity. Manuscript under preparation.
2023 Tefek, U., Esiner, E., Cheh, C., Mashima, D. A Smart Grid Ontology: Vulnerabilities, Attacks, and Security Policies. IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS). [LINK]
2022 Esiner, E., Tefek, U., Erol, M., Mashima, D., Chen, B., Hu, Y., Kalbarczyk, Z., Nicol, D. LoMoS: Less-online More-offline Signatures for Extremely Time-critical Systems. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 2022. [PDF]
It's patent: Esiner, E., Chen B., Mashima D., Nicol D.M., Kalbarczyk Z., Tefek U., Message Authentication. PCT/SG2020/050591, 2021. [LINK]
2022 Tefek, U., Esiner, E., Mashima, D., Chen, B., Hu, Y. Caching-based Multicast Message Authentication in Time-critical Industrial Control Systems. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2022). [LINK]
It's patent: Esiner, E., Tefek U., Chen B., Mashima D., Hu Y-C., Precomputation-based Multicast Message Authentication. 10202102026P, 2021, Provisional.
2022 Tefek, U., Esiner, E., Mashima, D., Hu, Y-C. Analysis of Message Authentication Solutions for IEC 61850 in Substation Automation Systems. IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm 2022). [LINK]
2022 Gowrisankar, B., Mashima, D., Ong, W., Ye, Q., Esiner, E., Chen, B., Kalbarczyk, Z. GateKeeper: Operator-centric Trusted App Management Framework on ARM TrustZone. IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2022). [LINK]
2022 Tefek, U., Esiner, E., Wei, L., Hu, Y. TASC: Transparent, Agnostic, Secure Channel for Communication-Based Train Control under Failure or Cyberattack. International Conference on Reliability, Safety and Security of Railway Systems (RSSRAIL 2022). [LINK]
2020 Tefek, U., Esiner, E. Coverage Analysis of Cooperative Relaying for Urban Transportation Systems. IEEE International Conference on Communications 2020. [LINK]
2019 Esiner, E., Mashima, D., Chen, B., Kalbarczyk, Z., Nicol, D. F-Pro: a Fast and Flexible Provenance Scheme for Industrial Control Systems. IEEE SmartGridComm 2019. [LINK]
It's patent: Esiner, E., Chen B., Mashima D., Nicol D.M., Kalbarczyk Z., Lin W., A security device and method of provenance verification. PCT/SG2020/050593, 2021. [LINK]
2018 Esiner, E., Datta, A. Multi-factor authentication for trusted third party free dispersed storage. Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS 2018). [PDF]
2017 Esiner, E., Ph.D. Thesis, Nanyang Technological University.
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2017 Esiner, E., Datta, A. Data Integrity for Collaborative Applications over Hosted Services. International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2017). [LINK]
2016 Esiner, E., Kachkeev, A., Küpçü, A., Özkasap, Ö. FlexDPDP: FlexList-based Optimized Dynamic Provable Data Possession. ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) Volume 12 Issue 4, August 2016. [PDF]
2016 Esiner, E., Datta, A. On Query Result Integrity over Encrypted Data. Information Processing Letters (IPL 2017). [PDF]
2016 Esiner, E., Shun, H., Datta, A. DMZtore: A dispersed data storage system with decentralized multi-factor access control (demo). International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2016).
2015 Esiner, E., Datta, A. Layered Security for Storage at the Edge: On Decentralized Multi-factor Access Control. International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2016). [PDF]
2015 Esiner, E., Datta, A. Auditable Versioned Data Storage Outsourcing. Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS 2015). [PDF]
2014 Esiner, E., Küpçü, A., Özkasap, Ö. Analysis and Optimizations on FlexDPDP: A Practical Solution for Dynamic Provable Data Possession. International Conference on Intelligent Cloud Computing (ICC 2014). [PDF]
2013 Esiner, E., M.Sc. Thesis, Koç University.
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2013 Kachkeev, A., Esiner, E., Küpçü, A., Özkasap, Ö. Energy Efficiency in Secure and Dynamic Cloud Storage. COST IC0804 European Conference, EE-LSDS 2013, April 22-24, 2013 pp 125-130. [PDF]
2012 Esiner, E., Kachkeev, A., Küpçü, A., Özkasap, Ö. FlexList: Optimized Skip List for Secure Cloud StorageTechnical Report. [PDF]
2012 Çem, E., Demirkaya, E., Esiner, E., Özaydın, B., Özkasap, Ö. Energy Cost Model for Frequent Item Set Discovery in Unstructured P2P Networks. Computer and Information Science II, Part 3, Pages117-123. [PDF]
2011 Presented the paper“Energy Cost Model for Frequent Item Set Discovery in Unstructured P2P Networks”, in ISCIS’11, London at the Royal Society, by Imperial College
2011 Poster: E.Esiner, A. Kachkeev, A.Küpçü and Ö. Özkasap, “Secure and Energy-Efficient Mobile Cloud Storage Systems" Turk Telekom Group R & D University Relation Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Selected for  TUBITAK-COST Research Project, Title: Energy efficiency in peer-to-peer network services. Principle Investigator: Dr. Öznur Özkasap
  • 3-year project (starting in 2010) as part of the European COST Action IC0804:  Energy efficiency in large scale distributed systems, http://www.cost804.org/
2010 Selected for Koç University Summer Research Project
Title: Internet Security Landscape in Turkey: An Investigation of the Current State. Principle Investigator: Dr. Serpil Sayın
  • Concentrated on SPAM and BOTNETs
Research Grants

     Plug & Play Security Engine  —  Principal Investigator

     Future Internet Resilience Economics (FIRE)  —  Co-Principal Investigator

     Automated Security Policy Generation for IIoT  —  Principal Investigator

     Augmented Security Technology for IIoT  —  Principal Investigator

     Secure and Accountable Data Exchange  —  Principal Investigator

Patents

2021                         Esiner, E., Chen B., Mashima D., Nicol D.M., Kalbarczyk Z., Tefek U., Message Authentication. PCT/SG2020/050591, 2021. [LINK]
2021 Esiner, E., Chen B., Mashima D., Nicol D.M., Kalbarczyk Z., Lin W., A security device and method of provenance verification. PCT/SG2020/050593, 2021. [LINK]
2021 Esiner, E., Tefek U., Chen B., Mashima D., Hu Y-C., Precomputation-based Multicast Message Authentication. 10202102026P, 2021, Provisional.
Teaching

Nanyang Tech. University, Teaching Assistantship in the following courses:

2016 Spring Cryptography and Network Security  (Anwitaman Datta, Alwen F. Tiu)
2015 Fall Operating Systems  (He Bingsheng)
2015 Fall Inventions and Innovations in Computing  (Graham Leedham)
2015 Spring Cryptography and Network Security  (Anwitaman Datta, Alwen F. Tiu)

Koç University, Teaching Assistantship in the following courses:

2013 Spring Algorithm Design and Analysis  (Alptekin Küpçü)
2012 Fall Discrete Mathematics               (Alptekin Küpçü)
2011 Spring Computer Networks and Security   (Alptekin Küpçü)
2011 Fall Advanced Programming (C / C++)    (Öznur Özkasap)
2011 Summer    Mobile Programming (Objective-C)     (Roy Küçükateş)

Koç University, Tutorial Assistantship (Student-Assistant) in the following courses:

2011 Spring
Advanced Programming (C / C++)  (Öznur Özkasap)
2010 Fall Data Structures and Problem Solving using Java  (Attila Gürsoy)
2010 Spring Advanced. Programming (java & C++)  (İlker Oyman)
2009 Fall Advanced.  Programming (C/C++)     (Öznur Özkasap)
2009 Spring Programming with java for Engineering Std. (İlker Oyman)
2008 Fall Programming with java for CE     (Serdar Taşıran) 
Education

2017-



2013-2017



2011-2013           




2007-2011   





2002-2007  
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Post-doc


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (Cryptography, Security, and Privacy)


Koç University, College of Engineering,
İstanbul
M.Sc. in Computing Science and Engineering GPA: 3.85/4


Koç University, College of Engineering, İstanbul
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Vehbi Koç Scholar for three semesters
GPA: 3.1/4             Major GPA: 3.8/4


Galatasaray Lycee, İstanbul
High School Diploma, French Baccalaureate               
Major: Science and Mathematics (FM)

Practiced language in Louisiana/USA, London/UK, Nice and Paris/France, Mallorca/Spain
Awards and Honors

2019 Honored by being featured as a notable researcher from CREATE.

2013-2017 PhD scholarship under SINGA (Singapore International Graduate Award)
2013 Winner of WOWZAPP 2012 (Worldwide Hackathon for Windows): Istanbul, Turkey
2012 UPE/ACM Scholarship award winner of the year
2011-2013 M.Sc. Vehbi Koç Scholarship
Full tuition fee waiver & housing & food allowance & living stipend. Koc University
2011 Best CE Senior Project of the year, with B.Çaputçu, E.Atbaş
2007-2011 3 Track Certificates (“Software Engineering”, “Distributed, Parallel and Concurrent Systems”,  “Network and Multimedia”).
Professional Experience

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2010 Summer



2009 Summer
  


      
Illinois ARCS (Advanced Research Center at Singapore), Singapore
Senior Research scientist and Coordinator for Research Collaboration and Industry Relations

ADSC (Advanced Digital Sciences Center), Singapore
Senior Research scientist and Coordinator for Research Collaboration and Industry Relations

ADSC (Advanced Digital Sciences Center), Singapore
Research scientist and Coordinator for Research Collaboration and Industry Relations

ADSC, Singapore
Research scientist

ADSC, Singapore
Postdoctoral researcher

Technische Universitat Darmstadt and Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
Visiting researcher

IBM Türk, İstanbul/Turkey
Intern in the Software department
Built web sites (using Ajax, JSP tech., DB2)

Microsoft Türkiye, İstanbul/Turkey
Intern in the SMS&P department
Worked as the assistant of a business analyst
Conducted data mining (C#, ADO.NET) and tool creation (C#)
High School and University Activities

2013     Organization of 2 Programming Contests in Koç University (İstanbul and Turkey-wide respectively)

2012-2013 Exchange mentorship: Having responsibility of exchange students while they are in Koç University
2011-2012   Chair of ACM Student Chapter at Koç University
2010- Member of European Law Committee in Istanbul Bar
2010 Mentorship (Koç University): Having responsibility of 12 people, who are all freshman Computer Engineering students, in orientation time and while their first semester in university
2010 Summer Attended to the UPEM (National Programming Contest) in METU as the leader of Koç Univ. team
2009-2010  One of the promoter members of informatics club
2009  Academic Assistance Club (as instructor); organized reviews for exams
2005-2006  Literature Club (editor of the literature periodical “YALIM”) and Computer Club chief
2002-2007   Table Tennis Club member & Table tennis license upgraded to young male & Capitan of the team & Chief of the Club & Voluntarily trainer of the Table Tennis Team & Medals
Additional Information

Languages:        

Memberships:
   

Personal:
Native in Turkish, Fluent in English and (B2) French, Beginner in Italian and Latin, interested in Chinese and Japanese.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Member of Galatasaray Graduates’ Community, Member of Galatasaray Sports Club.
Born in August 12, 1988, İstanbul
Random Pictures

Bali

İstanbul - Summer

İstanbul - Winter

London

Paris

Singapore

Indonesia

Koç Univ.

Univ. Studios

My Cat
"Packet"

 


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