Hakan Kayan, who graduated from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) as a top student, qualified for a Master’s and Ph.D. scholarship at England’s University of Surrey, one of the 14 Academic Centers of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. Kayan will specialize in security systems and applications for 4 years.
Kayan, who graduated in 2017, became one of the 13 people selected from Turkey in the field of electrical & electronics and computer engineering as part of the Selection & Placement of Students to be Sent Abroad for Post Graduate Studies (YLYS). Kayan, who qualified for the scholarship as the top student from Turkey, stated that he plans to pursue academic studies in the field of security systems and applications in Turkey upon completing his education in London.
‘Information security: the challenge of the modern era’
Kayan pointed out that information security in Turkey started to gain importance and he said, “Cyber security, providing security, encryption and storing encryption keys securely became very important in our country and worldwide. I will pursue my Master’s and Ph.D. in information security. I want to specialize, gain experience and contribute to my country in this area academically. I had the great advantage of receiving theoretical information as well as practical information from academicians who had sectoral experience. I actively participated in many projects when I was a student. I will definitely improve the experience and knowledge I gained in Turkey throughout my studies in England.”