2015-09-11_181818008_90227_iOS About me

I am a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Currently, I am part of the Vernam Research Group and working with Prof. Berk Sunar on acceleration of Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) schemes and applications. I am going to graduate in Fall 2016 semester and looking for jobs at the moment. If you think that I will be a good addition to your team, please do not hesitate to contact me.

My research interests are in:

  • Optimized software implementations of Cryptographic applications
  • Complex hardware designs/implementations of Cryptographic schemes
  • Accelerating Cryptographic applications using hardware/software co-designs
  • Designing and implementing new FHE schemes and  FHE based applications
  • Efficient hardware implementations of very-large integer and polynomial arithmetic

Selected Publications

  • Flattening NTRU for Evaluation Key Free Homomorphic Encryption
    by Yarkın Doröz, Berk Sunar
    Cryptography ePrint Archive. (BIB) (PDF)
  • A Custom Accelerator for Homomorphic Encryption Applications
    by Erdinç Öztürk, Yarkın Doröz, Berk Sunar, Erkay Savaş
    IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2016. (BIB) (PDF)
  • Homomorphic AES Evaluation Using the Modified LTV Scheme
    by Yarkın Doröz, Yin Hu and Berk Sunar
    Design, Codes and Cryptography – DCC, 2014. (BIB) (Springer) (PDF)
  • Accelerating Fully Homomorphic Encryption in Hardware
    by Yarkın Doröz, Erdinç Öztürk and Berk Sunar
    IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2013. (BIB) (IEEE) (PDF)
  • A Million-bit Multiplier Architecture for Fully Homomorphic Encryption
    by Yarkın Doröz, Erdinç Öztürk and Berk Sunar
    Microprocessors and Microsystems, 2014. (BIB) (MICRO) (PDF)
  • Constructing Cluster of Simple FPGA boards for Cryptologic Computations
    by  Yarkın Doröz, Erkay Savaş
    International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable, ARC 2012. (BIB) (ARC)


  • Intel Corporation, May 2015 – July 2015
    The focus of the internship is to design a hardware architecture to accelerate certain algorithms. The architecture is developed as a co-processor to be used by the Intel CPUs.
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, June – August 2008
    Worked on a distance meter project that measures distance using acoustic waves.


I received my BSc. degree in Electronics Engineering in 2009 and my MSc. degree in Computer Science in 2011 from Sabanci University. My focus in cryptography started with my MSc. degree. I worked on acceleration of elliptic curves using Cell-Blade processors (Playstation 3 processors). Also, I designed an FPGA cluster system that is controlled by a PC to be used in acceleration of cryptographic applications i.e. cryptanalysis, cryptographic attacks and etc.