Past Events

Crypto Summer Schools (Turkish)

Cryptodays 2015

9- 11 April 2015, Gebze, Workinn Otel, Kocaeli

II. National Crypto Days Workshop " will be held in order to maintain information sharing among Turkish academicians and postgraduate students who study cryptology and its applications, and investigate joint work opportunities



8- 11 March 2015, İstanbul Ticaret University, İstanbul

The leading conference on the design and analysis of symmetric encryption systems, The International Workshop on The Fast Software Encryption ,will be organized at Istanbul Commerce University between 8th and 11th of March. This year the conference will be held 22nd time.

WAIFI 2014

September 26-28, 2014, TÜSSİDE, Gebze

The 5th in the series of biannual workshops Arithmetic of Finite Fields will be organized by BİLGEM UEKAE MCS Labs at Gebze Campus on September 26-28, 2014. This workshop is a forum of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and physicists performing research on finite field arithmetic, interested in communicating the advances in the theory, applications, and implementations of finite fields.





CryptoDays 2013

June 13-15, 2013, TÜSSİDE, Gebze

TÜBITAK BİLGEM UEKAE hosted CryptoDays 2013 Workshop whose purpose is to conveneacademics and graduate studentsinterested in cryptology and its applications, in order to explore research collaboration possibilities. More than 100 researchers and students from several universities participated in the workshop. In addition to the invited talks, there was also a poster session and individual and group discussions. This year the workshop was held in the TÜSSİDE Building in TÜBITAK Gebze Campus.




Cryptology Summer Schools


TÜBİTAK BİLGEM UEKAE organizes summer schools for middle school, high school and university students continually every year. For more information and applications, please see here:



















A Special Conference "Open Problems in MCS"

September 18-20, 2013 Sait Halim Pasha, İstanbul

TÜBİTAK BİLGEM brought together the world’s top computational scientists! The Mathematical and Computational Sciences Labs, an organization of research labs within TUBITAK BILGEM, organized the “Open Problems in Mathematical and Computational Sciences” Sait Halim Pasha Palace on the Bosphorus. The participants included Paulo Barreto, Claude Carlet,Guanrong Chen, Ömer Eğecioğlu, Gerhard Frey, Tor Helleseth, Antoine Joux, Andrew Klapper, Alfred Menezes, David Naccache,  Koji Nakano, Ferruh Özbudak, Daniel Panario, Gheorghe Pãun , Bart Preneel, Henning Stichtenoth, Murat Tekalp, and Han Vinck. More than 150 graduate students and young academics attended the Conference, and listened to the speakers on open problems in algebra, finite fields, number theory, cryptography, information theory, computer sciences and other computational sciences. The invited speakers spoke about the problems they are interested in and presented their methods of attack to a larger and much younger audience in order to motivate them to consider working on such problems in their research.

The conference venue was particularly special, with a history going as far back as to the first Ottoman Governor of Egypt, Mehmet Ali Pasha of Kavala. The beauty of the bright blue waters of the Bosphorus and the esthetically pleasing architecture of the Sait Halim Pasha Palace was indeed memorable, as noted by the invited speakers and all participants.

Please see the Conference web site and more information about the event here. The book of the open problems presented during the Conference is currently under preparation by the general chair Prof. Cetin Kaya Koc, and will be published by Springer in 2014.









Summer School: Selected Topics in Massive Data Management

July 1-4, 2013

The Mathematical and Computational Sciences Lab, an organization of research labs within TUBITAK BILGEM, organized “Summer School on Selected Topics in Massive Data Management” in July 1-4, 2013 at TUBITAK. The selected topics included online pattern matchin, streaming algorithms, compressed data structures and text indexing, and external memory algorithms. The speakers of the Workshop were Simone Faro (University of Catania, Italy), Bojian Xu (Eastern Washington University, USA), M. Oğuzhan Külekci (BİLGEM) ve Saswata Shannigrahi (Indian Institute of Technology, India). Also, Daniel McDermott (Eastern Washington University) delivered an introductory short course on MapReduce at the last day of the Workshop. About 30 researchers and graduate students participated the Workshop, and they were able to increase their familiarity and knowledge on current and popular problems of “Big Data”, interact with the invited speakers, and exchange ideas and views with BILGEM-TUBITAK researchers.