Mert Erdemir

E-mail: firstnamelastname [at] gatech [dot] edu

756 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-4016, USA

Last Update: 18 August 2021


Mert Erdemir

Hello World!

I am currently a PhD student in School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-advised by Paul Pearce and Frank Li. Prior to attending Tech, I was a Master's student in Computer Science at the University of Iowa and a member of SPARTA Lab at UIOWA, supervised by Rishab Nithyanand. I got my B.S. degree in Computer Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 2019.

Besides doing research, I love coming up with new little project ideas that can help us to automate any work we are doing during daily life. I love exploring new technologies and experimenting on them. Just e-mail me, share your idea about any subject, and we can start thinking about how to make it real. Check out my GitHub profile for my previous publicly available projects.

I also love making music, cooking and photography (especially black and white photography for now). I am currently playing electric guitar, and trying to learn how to play drums. If you would like to chat about music, please do send me an email!


In brief, my research interests can be grouped under network, information & web security, anonymity, privacy and censorship. Currently, I am working on developing new technologies and tools to improve internet scanning for both IPv4 and IPv6, and how these internet scanning technologies can be used for detailed vulnerability detection in an automated and generic fashion for a diverse set of problems (such as Remote Access Toolkit (RATs) detection).

During my Master's I worked on exploring how new networking technologies, such as Multipath-TCP, can be used to mitigate the threats of website fingerprinting attacks on users' privacy and anonymity. In addition to these, I previously worked on IoT security, graph & text mining and game development.


At The University of Iowa:

  • CS1210: Computer Science I: Fundamentals (Fall 2019, Fall 2020)
  • CS3330: Algorithms (Spring 2020)
  • CS3620: Operating Systems (Spring 2021)
At the Middle East Technical University:
  • CENG213: Data Structures (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
  • CENG229: C Programming (Fall 2018)
  • CENG232: Logic Design (Spring 2017)