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Cankaya, Ebru

Dr. Ebru Çankaya

Professor of Instruction


  • Ph.D., Ege University International Computer Institute
  • M.B.A., The University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.Sc., Ege University Department of Computer Science

Research Interests:

  • Computer security
  • Data security
  • Lossless compression
  • Cryptology

Major Honors and Awards:

  • Faculty of the Month Campus Winner Award, The National Association of College and University Residence Halls, the University of Texas at Dallas, January 2013
  • “Thank a Teacher” Award, University of North Texas Department of Computer Science, Fall 2011

Representative Publications:

  • CANKAYA CELIKEL Ebru, “The Effect of Changing Programming Language to Student Success in Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum”, International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, 21-24 July, 2014.
  • CANKAYA CELIKEL Ebru, DARWISH Omar, “Improving Compression Performance with a Star Encoding Front End: A Linguistic Comparison”, International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science, Las Vegas, NV, 22-25 July, 2013.
  • CHARTREE Jedsada, CANKAYA CELIKEL Ebru, PHITHAKKITNUKOON Santi, “Query Expansion Using Association Matrix For Improved Information Retrieval Performance”, International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, 22-25 July, 2013.
  • ISRAELSON Jennifer, CANKAYA CELIKEL Ebru, “A Hybrid Web Based Personal Health Record System Shielded with Comprehensive Security”, Hawaii Int’l Conf. on System Sciences, Maui, HI, 4-7 January, 2012.
  • CANKAYA CELIKEL Ebru, NAIR Suku, CANKAYA Hakki C., “Applying Error Correction Codes to Achieve Security and Dependability”, Journal of Computers Standards and Interfaces, July 2012.

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