Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Contact Information

Ph.D. Candidate, Sabancı University,
Computer Science and Engineering Program,
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences,
34956, Orhanlı-Tuzla, İstanbul, Turkey
E-mail :
Office : FENS 2014
Voice : +90 (216) 483 9000 – 2320
Fax : +90 (216) 483 9550
Skype : duygukaraoglan



Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Sabancı University, Istanbul, TURKEY, in progress
M.Sc., Computer Science and Engineering, Sabancı University, Istanbul, TURKEY, 2009
B.Sc., Telecommunications Engineering, Sabancı University, Istanbul, TURKEY, 2007
High School, Physical Sciences, Özel Doğuş Lisesi, Istanbul, TURKEY, 2002


Areas of Interests

    • Information and Network Security
    • Cryptography and Data Security
    • Privacy and Security in Wireless Networks
    • Bio-cryptography


Professional Experience

2006 (June – September): Summer Intern, Superonline, Istanbul, TURKEY
B-type intermediate linkage with Turkish Telecommunications & backbone management


Educational Experience

2006 – 2014: Teaching Assistant, Sabancı University, Istanbul, TURKEY
CS 201, Introduction to Computing
CS 202, Data Structures
CS 303, Logic and Digital System Design
CS 306, Database Systems


Projects Involved

2015 – 2016 (Scholar): Secure Communication in Body Area Networks, funded by TÜBİTAK


Awards, Scholarships and Honors

    • 2013 – 2015, National Scholarship Program for Ph.D. Students from TÜBİTAK
    • 2013 – 2014, Technology Leaders Postgraduate Scholarship from Turkcell Academy
    • 2009 – 2014, Postgraduate Scholarship from Sabancı University
    • 2007 – 2009, Graduate Scholarship from Sabancı University
    • 2003 – 2006, Honor Certificates in B.Sc. in Sabancı University
    • 2007 (May), Extra-Curricular Student Awards in Sabancı University “8 Kadın”, Stage Manager of the Theater
    • 2002, Graduation High Honor in Özel Doğuş Lisesi – top 5 of the Department



    • Thesis
      1. “A Key Establishment Scheme for Wireless Mesh Networks using Identity-based Cryptography and Threshold Secret Sharing”, M.Sc. ThesisSabancı University, 2009
      2. “H.264 Video over Multi-Hop Wireless Networks – Designing transport, routing and access algorithms to maximize the quality of decoded video”, B.S. Graduation ProjectSabancı University, 2007
    • Conference Papers
      1. Akdoğan, Dilara and Karaoğlan Altop, Duygu and Levi, Albert, “Secure Key Agreement using Pure Biometrics”, in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), September 28-30, 2015, Florence, Italy
      2. Pulur, Naim Alperen and Karaoğlan Altop, Duygu and Levi, Albert, “A Role and Activity Based Access Control for Secure HealthcareSystems”, in Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS), September 21-24, 2015, London, UK
      3. Karaoğlan, Duygu and Levi, Albert and Tuzcu, Volkan, “Towards Using Physiological Signals as Cryptographic Keys in Body Area Networks”, in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), May 20-23, 2015, İstanbul, Turkey
      4. Karaoğlan, Duygu and Levi, Albert and Savaş, Erkay, “A distributed key establishment scheme for wireless mesh networks using identity-based cryptography”, in Proceedings of the 6th ACM Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet), pp. 11-18, October 17-21, 2010, Bodrum, Turkey
    • Journal Papers
      1. Karaoğlan, Duygu and Levi, Albert, “A Survey on the Development of Security Mechanisms for Body Area Networks”, The Computer Journal 2013; doi: 10.1093/comjnl/bxt077


Organizational and Administrative Experience

    • Logistics ChairCSW , 2013 (4th Computer Science Student Workshop)
    • Organization Committee Member, NTMS, 2012 (5th International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security)
    • Organization Committee Member, MODAP, 2012 (1st International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet on Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy)
    • Publications ChairCSW , 2012 (3rd Computer Science Student Workshop)
    • Logistics ChairCSW , 2011 (2nd Computer Science Student Workshop)
    • Logistics Chair, CSW, 2010 (1st Computer Science Student Workshop)
    • Organization Committee Member, SecureComm, 2008 (4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks)
    • Organization Committee Member, EuroCrypt, 2008
    • Organization Committee Member, 14th IEEE Signal Processing, Communications and Applications Conference, 2006


Personal Skills

    • Software Development : Assembler x86, C, C#, C++, HTML, Java, PHP
    • Hardware Development : Verilog
    • Scientific Software Tools : MS Visual Studio, MS Office Tools, MATLAB, NS2, LaTeX
    • Electronic Design Tools : Xilinx Foundations, ModelSim, HFSS


Social Activities and Interests

    • 2004 – present  : Participant of Sabanci University Horseback Riding Club
    • 2004 – 2006  : President of Sabanci University Horseback Riding Club
    • 2002 – 2003  : Participant of Yakacik Orphans Civic Involvement Project
    • Social Interests : Horseback Riding, Tennis, Skiing, Swimming