I’m currently working to receive my Ph.D. from UB under the guidance of Shambhu Upadhyaya and Oliver Kennedy. I’m interested in software security, database systems and cloud computing. I usually prefer using Java and C# in my projects, but I’m also familiar with some other programming languages. I have experience on Digital Forensics, SOA and Android programming. I can speak English, Turkish, and French.
Ph.D., Computer Science, The State University of New York at Buffalo ()
M.S., Computer Engineering, METU (), August 2012
B.S., Computer Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology (), August 2010
Research Assistant, January 2015 – …
The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Research Assistant, February 2011 – July 2014
METU Computer Center, Ankara, Turkey
Ontology Consultant, August 2013 – July 2014
Ministry of Development of Turkey – Stratek Ankara, Turkey
Software Engineer, September 2010 – February 2011
Simsoft Computer Technologies, Ankara, Turkey
Gokhan Kul and Shambhu Upadhyaya. 2016. Towards Cyber Ontology for Insider Threats in the Financial Sector. Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications (JoWUA). 6(4), 64-85
Gokhan Kul, Duc Luong, Ting Xie, Patrick Coonan, Varun Chandola, Oliver Kennedy and Shambhu Upadhyaya. 2016. Ettu: Analyzing Query Intents in Corporate Databases. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web (WWW ’16 Companion). International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, 463-466. DOI: 10.1145/2872518.2888608
Gokhan Kul and Shambhu Upadhyaya. 2015. A Preliminary Cyber Ontology for Insider Threats in the Financial Sector. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM CCS International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats (MIST ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 75–78. DOI=10.1145/2808783.2808793
Gökhan Kul, Tansel Özyer, Bülent Tavli. 2014. IEEE 802.11 WLAN based Real Time Indoor Positioning: Literature Survey and Experimental Investigations, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 34, 2014, Pages 157–164, ISSN 1877-0509, DOI=10.1016/j.procs.2014.07.078
Deniz Iren, Gokhan Kul, and Semih Bilgen. 2014. Utilization of synergetic human-machine clouds: a big data cleaning case. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on CrowdSourcing in Software Engineering (CSI–SE 2014). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 15–18. DOI=10.1145/2593728.2593733
Deniz Iren, Gokhan Kul, and Semih Bilgen. 2014. İnsan ve Makine Bulutları Sinerjisi: Kitle Kaynaklı Çalışma ile Veri Temizleme Örnek Uygulaması. In Proceedings of the 8th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium 2014 (UYMS 2014). CEUR–WS, Germany, Vol–1221, 2014, Pages 571–579.
Gokhan Kul. 2012. Crowdsourcing Ontology Design. 4th EURO-NF Summer School for Master and PhD Students on Modelling and Analysis of Novel Mechanisms and Future Internet Applications, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, April 2012
Gokhan Kul, Duc Luong, Ting Xie, Patrick Coonan, Varun Chandola, Oliver Kennedy and Shambhu Upadhyaya. 2016. Summarizing Large Query Logs in Ettu. eprint arXiv:1608.01013
Gokhan Kul, Y. Deniz Iren, Ezgi Akkaya, Engin Bozkurt, Eylem Elif Mavis. 2014. Integration of DSpace with Computing Center Services. Open Repositories 2014, Helsinki, Finland, June 2014 (Withdrawn after acceptance due to visa problem)
Program Committee Member for ACM CCS MIST 2016, Vienna, Austria
Reviewer for ACM Computing Reviews, December 2014 – …
WifiStrength, an Android application to track signal strengths of access points visible
DSpace 4.1, a very useful institutional repository system that I programmed plugins specialized for the needs of my previous institution.
UB Exam Dataset, is a dataset that contains SQL queries which students wrote as an answer and corresponding grades of 2 different questions asked at UB's graduate level Database Systems class in two consecutive years (Link should be active after the paper that includes the investigations of the dataset is submitted to EDBT 2017 conference).
gokhanku [at] buffalo.edu