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Dr Mehmet Sabir Kiraz

Job: Senior Lecturer

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7518




Personal profile

Mehmet Sabir Kiraz received his bachelor’s from Mathematics Department at Middle East Technical University in 2000. He worked at IT departments of Pamukbank and Yapi Kredi Bank as software engineer between June 2000 and September 2002. In October 2002, he started his M.Sc. studies at International Max Planck Research Institute for Computer Science, Germany and completed in November 2003.

He received his PhD. from Computer Science department at Eindhoven Technical University, the Netherlands in March 2008. His Ph.D. thesis title is “Secure and Fair Two-Party Computation”. He then worked at PHILIPS, Eindhoven and TOMTOM, Amsterdam as a test coordinator between 2008 and 2010.

He worked at TUBITAK BILGEM Informatics and Information Security Research Center as a chief researcher between January 2010 and November 2018. He was director of Blockchain Research Lab at TUBITAK BILGEM between May 2017 and November 2018.

He has been promoted to associate professor (Cryptography-Algebra and Number Theory) by Inter- University Council of Turkey in March 2017. Since November 208 he has been working at Cyber Security Center, De Montfort University, UK.

Research group affiliations

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)

Research interests/expertise

His current research interests include cryptography, cryptographic protocols, privacy, authentication and key management, secure multiparty computation, Homomorphic encryption, Electronic voting, Cloud Security, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies.

Areas of teaching

Cryptography, Foundations of Cyber Security, Cyber Security Management, C Programming, Multi-Service Networks


Program Leader of UG Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Courses taught

Introduction to Cryptography, Cryptographic Protocols, Foundations of Cyber Security, Cyber Security Management, C Programming