Near East University hosted Prof. Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç as the first keynote speaker at Conference Series-Top 100 Turkish Scientists
Date Added: 13 October 2017, 13:57
Last Updated Date:20 November 2020, 11:41

In order to provide forum for scholars and keynote lecturers to address scientific issues, to present their scientific studies and promote the production of science, the Near East University organized Conference Series. Scheduled to host Top100 Turkish Scientists from all around the world that produced the most cited scientific studies in recent years, the Conference Series hosted Çetin Kaya Koç, Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, as keynote lecturer at its first forum.

The goal is to promote scientific studies and production of science

The Conference Series, which was organized to promote scientific studies and production within NEU's fundamental objective and innovative approach for transforming the society through education and scholar research, hosted Prof. Dr. Cetin Kaya Koç, one of the forerunners of the cryptography technique, which is a mathematical method for secure communication. His research interests are in cryptographic hardware and embedded systems; secure hardware design, side-channel attacks and countermeasures, algorithms and architectures for computer arithmetic and finite fields.

According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç lectured on a wide range of topics including Encrypting on a computer, Caesar cipher, Encryption algorithm, collective cipher samples, Encryption cracking, Affine cipher algorithm, Cryptanalysis of the Affine cipher, Hill Cipher algorithm, Frequency analysis, Cryptanalysis of classical ciphers, Diffie–Hellman algorithm, Cryptography engineering, and cryptographic processors.

Prof. Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç: "The idea of organizing conference series to promote the scientific studies and producing science is an important source of encouragement to lead science"

Touching upon his happiness of being at the Near East University, Prof. Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç stated that the idea of organizing conference series to promote conducting and producing science was an important source of encouragement to guide science.

At the end of the conference, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt, vice Rector of the Near East University, presented a plaque to Prof. Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç in recognition of his contributions to the conference and to the world of science.

At the end of the conference, which received intense interest and lasted approximately two hours, Prof. Dr. Çetin Kaya expressed his satisfaction with the invitation for the conference and concluded his remarks by extending his appreciations to the Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel and the Rectorate.

Who is Prof. Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç?

Prof. Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç, who is a leader and visionary in cryptographic technology, is currently a lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering at University of California Santa Barbara. He is an IEEE Fellow since 2007 for his contributions to cryptographic engineering. Koç is the co-founder of the Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) which is the second largest cryptography conference and the premier forum for presenting scientific advances in all aspects of cryptographic hardware and security of embedded systems. Koç is also co-founder of two other conferences including International Workshop on the Arithmetic of Finite Fields (WAIFI) and Security Proofs for Embedded Systems (PROOFS). Koç is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cryptographic Engineering (JCEN), which covers all aspects of design and implementation of cryptographic hardware and software. Koç is an Associate Editor of the prestigious International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science. His research interests are in electronic voting, cyber-physical security, cryptographic hardware and embedded systems, elliptic curve cryptography and finite fields, and deterministic, hybrid and true random number generators.