Yigitcan Kaya

I am a second year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at University of Maryland College Park. My research advisor is Prof. Tudor Dumitras. My research focus is on adversarial machine learning, especially designing realistic threat models, attacks against machine learning systems, and defenses against such attacks. As a huge psychology geek, especially cognitive psychology, I am hoping to bridge these two seemingly distant fields in my future projects.

My research life started in the summer of 2016, when I joined Prof. Dumitras' team in MC2 as a research intern. In MC2, I had the opportunity to see a top-notch research environment. After returning to Turkey to finish my undergraduate degree, I decided to come back to UMD and pursue a Ph.D. degree, with Prof. Dumitras' support.

I usually just go by Can, pronounced very similar to 'John'.

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cankaya at umiacs dot umd dot edu


5112 Brendan Iribe Center,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Maryland, College Park.
MD 20742