Professor Kübra Kalkan
Kübra Kalkan, PhD.

Assistant Professor,
Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +902165649150
Office: 319


Dr. Kübra Kalkan is Assistant professor in the Computer Science Department of Ozyegin University since 2018. She received her BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science and Engineering department from Sabanci University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. She received her PhD degree from Bogazici University in 2016. After PhD, she worked as a post doctoral researcher in University of Oxford. She also worked as a visiting researcher at various institutions such as École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Microsoft Redmond WA and Northeastern University during her MSc and PhD. Her PhD thesis is rewarded IEEE Turkey PhD Thesis Award and Bogazici University BAP PhD Thesis Award.

Research Interests

  • Network Security.
  • Computer Networks.
  • Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) Networks.
  • Software-defined Networking (SDN).


• Journals

  • SUTSEC: SDN Utilized Trust based Secure Clustering in IoT
    Kübra Kalkan, Computer Networks (2020), 178, 107328.
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  • TruSD: Trust framework for service discovery among IoT devices
    Kübra Kalkan and Kasper Rasmussen, Computer Networks (2020), 178, 107318.
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  • JESS: Joint entropy-based DDoS defense scheme in SDN
    Kübra Kalkan, Levent Altay, Gürkan Gür, and Fatih Alagöz, IEEE Journal On Selected Areas In Communications (2018), 36(10), 2358-2372.
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  • Securing internet of things with software defined networking
    Kübra Kalkan and Sherali Zeadally, IEEE Communications Magazine (2017), 56(9), 186-192.
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  • Defense mechanisms against DDoS attacks in SDN environment
    Kübra Kalkan, Gürkan Gür, and Fatih Alagöz, IEEE Communications Magazine (2017), 55(9), 175-179.
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  • A distributed filtering mechanism against DDoS attacks: ScoreForCore
    Kübra Kalkan and Fatih Alagöz, Computer Networks (2016), 108, 199-209.
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  • Filtering-Based Defense Mechanisms Against DDoS Attacks: A Survey
    Kübra Kalkan, Gürkan Gür, and Fatih Alagöz, IEEE Systems Journal (2016), 11(4), 2761-2773.
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  • Privacy-preserving optimal meeting location determination on mobile devices
    Igor Bilogrevic, Murtuza Jadliwala, Vishal Joneja, Kübra Kalkan, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, and Imad Aad, IEEE transactions on information forensics and security (2014), 9(7), 1141-1156.
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  • Key distribution scheme for peer-to-peer communication in mobile underwater wireless sensor networks
    Kübra Kalkan and Albert Levi, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (2014), 7, 698–709.
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• Conferences

  • DPSec: A blockchain-based data plane authentication protocol for SDNs
    Majd Latah and Kübra Kalkan, In 2020 Second International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications (BCCA), (pp. 22-29). IEEE.
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  • SeCaS: Secure Capability Sharing Framework for IoT Devices in a Structured P2P Network
    Angeliki Aktypi, Kübra Kalkan, and Kasper B. Rasmussen, In 2020 Proceedings of the Tenth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy), (pp. 271-282). ACM.
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  • SDNScore: A statistical defense mechanism against DDoS attacks in SDN environment
    Kübra Kalkan, Gürkan Gür, and Fatih Alagöz, In 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), (pp. 669-675). IEEE.
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  • Emailprofiler: Spearphishing filtering with header and stylometric features of emails
    Sevtap Duman, Kübra Kalkan, Manuel Egele, William Robertson, and Engin Kirda, In 2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications (COMPSAC), (pp. 408-416). IEEE.
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  • Privacy in mobile computing for location-sharing-based services
    Igor Bilogrevic, Murtuza Jadliwala, Kübra Kalkan, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, and Imad Aad, In 2011 International Symposium on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, (pp. 77-96). Springer.
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  • An approach for classifying program failures
    Burcu Ozcelik, Kübra Kalkan, and Cemal Yilmaz, In 2010 Second International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle, (pp. 93-98). IEEE.
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  • A highly resilient and zone-based key predistribution protocol for multiphase wireless sensor networks
    Kübra Kalkan, Sinem Yilmaz, Omer Zekvan Yilmaz, and Albert Levi, In 2009 Proceedings of the 5th ACM symposium on QoS and security for wireless and mobile networks, (pp. 29-36). ACM.
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• Book Chapters

  • Underwater and Submerged Wireless Sensor Systems: Security Issues and Solutions
    Kübra Kalkan, Albert Levi, and Sherali Zeadally, Wireless Sensor Systems for Extreme Environments, Chapter 15, (pp. 311-324). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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