Murat Kantarcioglu, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Computer Science Department and Director of the Data Security and Privacy Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a visiting scholar at the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University.

Dr. Kantarcioglu’s research focuses on creating technologies that can efficiently extract useful information from any data without sacrificing privacy or security. He has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. His research has been supported by grants from NSF, AFOSR, ONR, NSA, and NIH and has received two best paper awards. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and his research has been reported on in the media, including the Boston Globe and ABC News. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, and M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from Purdue University. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.