Ahmet Salih Buyukkayhan

Machine Learning (Security) Engineer      
"Teaching computers how to distinguish benign and malicious"
My interests revolve around several topics
in systems security and security analytics
asb [at] iseclab [dot] org    


I am an engineer, applying machine learning techniques to cyber security problems at Microsoft. Previously, I was a research assistant at Northeastern University, Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute. Before that, I was an R&D engineer working on Nortel`s VOIP products. I hold a PhD in Information Assurance (a.k.a Cybersecurity) from Northeastern University, Boston. I received M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University and B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.


What’s in an Exploit? An Empirical Analysis of Reflected Server XSS Exploitation Techniques
Ahmet Salih Buyukkayhan, Can Gemicioglu, Tobias Lauinger, Alina Oprea, William Robertson, Engin Kirda
International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID)
San Sebastian, Spain, October 2020
From Deletion to Re-Registration in Zero Seconds: Domain Registrar Behaviour During the Drop
Tobias Lauinger, Ahmet Salih Buyukkayhan, Abdelberi Chaabane, William Robertson, Engin Kirda
Internet Measurement Conference (IMC)
Boston, MA USA, October 2018
Lens on the endpoint: Hunting for malicious software through endpoint data analysis
Ahmet Salih Buyukkayhan, Alina Oprea, Zhou Li, William Robertson
International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID)
Atlanta, GA USA, September 2017
Game of Registrars: An Empirical Analysis of Post-Expiration Domain Name Takeovers
Tobias Lauinger, Abdelberi Chaabane, Ahmet Salih Buyukkayhan, Kaan Onarlioglu, William Robertson
USENIX Security Symposium
Vancouver, BC CA, August 2017
CrossFire: An Analysis of Firefox Extension-Reuse Vulnerabilities
Ahmet Salih Buyukkayhan, Kaan Onarlioglu, William Robertson, Engin Kirda
Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS)
San Diego, CA USA, February 2016
Sentinel: Securing Legacy Firefox Extensions
Kaan Onarlioglu, Ahmet Salih Buyukkayhan, William Robertson, Engin Kirda
Computers & Security, 49, pages 147-161
Elsevier, March 2015
Differentiating voice and data traffic using statistical properties
Ahmet Salih Buyukkayhan, Adnan Kavak, Ece Yaprak
International Conference on Electronics, Computer and Computation (ICECCO)
Ankara, Turkey, November 2013