Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara (1988)
Çetin Kaya Koç received a B.S. (summa cum laude) degree in Electrical Enginering from İstanbul Technical University (1980) and a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara (1988). His research interests include cryptographic engineering, random number generators, finite field and ring arithmetic, homomorphic encryption and machine learning.
Koç was an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston (1988-1992), Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at Oregon State University (1992-2007). He established Information Security Laboratory at Oregon State University, and received Award for Outstanding and Sustained Research Leadership in September 2001. His current research is funded by several international research organizations, performed within Koç Lab that includes postdoctoral researchers, PhD and MS candidates, and advanced undergraduate students.