Murat Kantarcioglu

Professor - Computer Science
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Tags: Security Computer Science

Professional Preparation

Graduate Certificate - Applied Statistics
Purdue University - 2005
Ph.D. - Computer Science
Purdue University - 2005
M.S. - Computer Science
Purdue University - 2002
B.S. - Computer Engineering with Minor in Finance
Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey - 2000

Research Areas

Research Interests

Dr. Kantarcioglu's research focuses on creating technologies that can efficiently extract useful information from any data without sacrificing privacy or security.

Other interests:

  • Security and privacy issues raised by data mining
  • Privacy issues in social networks
  • Security issues in databases
  • Privacy issues in health care
  • Applied cryptography
  • Use of data mining for fraud detection and homeland security


Bijit Hore, Sharad Mehrotra, Mustafa Canim, Murat Kantarcioglu, "Secure Multidimensional Range Queries over Outsourced data", The VLDB Journal, VLDB Endowment, to appear. (pdf version) forthcoming - Publication
Murat Kantarcioglu, Wei Jiang, “Incentive Compatible Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, to appear. forthcoming - Publication
Elizabeth Durham, Y. Xue, Murat Kantarcioglu, Bradley Malin, "Quantifying the Correctness, Computational Compexity, and Security of Privacy-preserving String comparators for Record Linkage". Information Fusion, to appear. forthcoming - Publication
Robert Nix, Murat Kantarcioglu, "Incentive Compatible Privacy-Preserving Distributed Classification", IEEE Transactions on Depandable and Secure Computing, to appear. (pdf version)  forthcoming - Publication
Tyrone Cadenhead, Murat Kantarcioglu, and Bhavani Thuraisingham, "A Framework for Policies over Provenance",3rd USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance ? - Publication
Mustafa Canim, Murat Kantarcioglu, Bradley Malin, “Secure Management of Biomedical Data With Cryptographic Hardware”, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine 16(1): 166-175 (2012) 2012 - Publication
Mohammad Saiful Islam, Mehmet Kuzu, Murat Kantarcioglu, “Access Pattern disclosure on Searchable Encryption: Ramification, Attack and Mitigation”, The Network & Distributed System Security Conference, 2012 2012 - Publication
Mehmet Kuzu, Mohammad Saiful Islam, Murat Kantarcioglu, “Efficient Similarity Search over Encrypted Data”, IEEE ICDE 2012 2012 - Publication
Hyo-Sang Lim, Gabriel Ghinita, Elisa Bertino, Murat Kantarcioglu, “A Game-Theoretic Approach for High-Assurance of Data Trustworthiness in Sensor Networks”, IEEE ICDE 2012 2012 - Publication
Tyrone Cadenhead, Vaibhav Khadilkar, Murat Kantarcioglu, and Bhavani Thuraisingham, "Transforming Provenance Using Redaction", ACM SACMAT 2011: 93-102 2011 - Publication


Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2005–Present]
Research Intern
IBM Almaden Research Labs [2004–2018]
Research Intern
NEC C&C Research Labs [2003–2018]
Research Intern
NEC C&C Research Labs [2002–2018]
Research Assistant
Purdue University [2001–2005]
Teaching Assistant
Purdue University [2000–2001]


Privacy-Preserving Distributed K-nn Classifier
2004–2004 Privacy-Preserving Distributed K-nn Classifier, European Conf. on Principles of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (PKDD '04) 2004.
Privacy-preserving Distributed Data Mining
2005–2005 Privacy-preserving Distributed Data Mining, at the State University of New York at Buffalo, March, 2005
Privacy-preserving data integration and sharing
2004–2004 Privacy-preserving data integration and sharing, The ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Research Issues in Data Mining and Knowledge (DMKD'2004) 2004.
Adversarial Learning
2006–2006 Adversarial Learning at Rutgers University, March, 2006

Additional Information

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • 2005 Diamond Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)
Professional Experience
  • 2005-Present Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Tenure Track), University of Texas at Dallas
  • 2001-2005 Research Assistant, Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University
  • Summer 2004 Research Intern, IBM Almaden Research Labs (Mentor: Rakesh Agrawal)
  • Summer 2003 Research Intern, NEC C&C Research Labs (Mentor: Wen-syan Li)
  • Summer 2002 Research Intern, NEC C&C Research Labs (Mentor: Wen-syan Li)
  • 2000-2001 Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University

News Articles

Cybersecurity Institute Works to Untangle Web of Concerns with Interdisciplinary Approach
The Internet of Things — a time in the near future when trillions of electronic devices will be connected to the Internet — will increase the need for interdisciplinary approaches to cybersecurity, experts say.

“With electronic devices now and in the future collecting medical, fitness, social, financial and other types of information, the potential amount of data security problems will increase across a variety of fields,” said Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, associate professor of computer science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Software Project Aims To Keep Patient Data Protected in COVID-19 Research
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for sharing patient data to help scientists learn more about the virus and how to stop it from spreading. One key ethical issue, however, is how much information can health providers disclose to researchers without violating patient privacy?

Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, professor of computer science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas, jointly with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received a $200,000 grant through the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program to create an open-source software tool to help policymakers and health care providers make those decisions.


Professional Activities
  • 2007 Program Committee,10th Asia-Pacific Web Conference (APWeb'08)
  • 2007 Program Committee, 24th International Conference on Data Engineering, (ICDE 2008)
  • 2007 Program Committee, 9th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DAWAK) 07
  • 2007 Program Committee, First ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Privacy, Security, and Trust in KDD (PinKDD'07)
  • 2007 Program Committee, Twenty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07)
  • 2006 Proposal Reviewer, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF)
  • 2006 Program Committee, International Workshop on Privacy Aspects of Data Mining (PADM'06)
  • 2006 Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, (ICDM 06)
  • 2006 Program Committee, 8th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DAWAK) 06
  • 2005 Program Committee, European Conf. on Principles of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (PKDD) '05
  • 2005 Proposal Reviewer, Estonian Science Foundation