Mehmet Kayaalp

Mehmet Kayaalp

Assistant Professor


  • B.S. TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey, 2008
  • M.S. TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey, 2010
  • Ph.D. Binghamton University, SUNY, 2015


Mehmet Kayaalp received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from
TOBB University of Economics and Technology in 2008 and 2010 respectively, and
his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Binghamton University, State
University of New York, in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, he was a postdoctoral
researcher at IBM Research, working on the area of systems security.  He is a
member of IEEE (TCCA), and ACM (SIGARCH).

Research Areas

Computer architecture, processor design, hardware security, software
vulnerabilities, systems security, side-channel attacks, code reuse attacks,
secure virtualization.


  • M. Kayaalp, K.N. Khasawneh, H.A. Esfeden, J. Elwell, N. Abu-Ghazaleh, D.Ponomarev, A. Jaleel, "RIC: Relaxed inclusion caches for mitigating LLC side-channel attacks," in Proc. Design Automation Conference (DAC), pp. 7:17:6, 2017.
  • M. Kayaalp, N. Abu-Ghazaleh, D. Ponomarev, A. Jaleel. "A High-resolution side-channel attack on last level cache," in Proc. Design Automation Conference (DAC), pp. 72:172:6, 2016.
  • M. Kayaalp, T. Schmitt, J. Nomani, D. Ponomarev, N.  Abu-Ghazaleh, "SCRAP:  Architecture for signature-based protection from code reuse attacks,"  in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), pp. 258269, 2013.
  • M. Kayaalp, M. Ozsoy, N.  Abu-Ghazaleh, D. Ponomarev, "Branch Regulation:   Low-overhead protection from code reuse attacks," in Proc. ACM IEEE International Conference on Computer Architecture (ISCA), pp. 94105, 2012.
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