Dr.-Ing. Istemi Ekin Akkus

Researcher at Nokia Bell Labs

I am a research scientist at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart, Germany. My research interests lie in the intersection of computer networking and distributed systems. My current focus is cloud computing.

Previously, I was a Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Germany. My advisor was Paul Francis.

I visited the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at Berkeley from March 2014 until August 2014. I worked with Nicholas Weaver on privacy issues on the web. During my visit, I developed Priv3+ as a Firefox addon and later as a Google Chrome extension. Priv3+ prevents third party tracking via cookies, but enables social networking features on websites without requiring a blacklist.

During the summer of 2012, I was a research intern at Microsoft Research India in Bangalore. I worked with Saikat Guha on a personal and privacy-preserving (i.e., not talking with the cloud) digital assistant/recommendation system.


Publications

Refereed publications

Technical Reports

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Education

Ph.D., Computer Science
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Kaiserslautern and Saarbruecken, Germany
Sep 2010 - Mar 2016
Dissertation title: Towards A Non-tracking Web
Advisor: Professor Paul Francis

Master of Applied Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada
Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
Thesis title: Data Recovery for Web Applications
Advisor: Professor Ashvin Goel

Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
Sep 2005 - Aug 2007
Thesis title: Peer-to-peer Multipoint Video Conferencing Using Layered Video
Advisors: Professor M. Reha Civanlar, Professor Oznur Ozkasap

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Double Major
Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
Sep 2000 - June 2005


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