Assist. Prof. Dr.

A. Selman

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I am Dr. Ahmet Selman Bozkır and currently working in Department of Computer Engineer in Hacettepe University. Formerly, I have completed my post doc in ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) as a research associate. This web page is intended to show my academic and professional life along with the publications and studies that I have carried out so far. You can also access my courses and their contents.

At a glance

I was born in Mugla at a cold winter night. I started to feel interest into electronical systems during my childhood. At the age of 12, I have written my first console application at a legendary x86 computer. When I was 18, I have enrolled to Dept. of Computer Engineering in Eskisehir Osmangazi University. Following to the graduation at 2006, I have continued to learn and started to research in Hacettepe University Dept. of Computer Science. Following my post. doc in ZHAW (Switzerland), I moved back to Hacettepe and started to work as an assistant professor. I am continuing to study on various fields such as (1) development of learning based information security countermeasures, (2) creating web understanding and perception related concepts powered by computer vision and NLP. Apart from my academic career, I have consulted several companies at different scales.


More of my credentials.


Post Doc.

August 2020 - August 2022

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Senior Researcher
Work: OptiPhish: A Fully Automated Phishing Awareness Training System under supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernard Tellenbach
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September 2009 - 2016

Hacettepe University

Thesis Title: Design and Implementation of a Search Engine Which the Visual and Structural Similarities of Web Pages are Investigated and Indexed
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October 2012 - October 2013

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Visiting researcher in Erasmus program.
Work: Visual similarity computation of web page layouts via computer vision under supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Brox and Prof. Dr. Martin Reidmiller


October 2006 - 2009

Hacettepe University

Thesis Title: Implementation of a web based decision support system utilizing by OLAP and data mining technologies
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September 2002 - 2006

Eskisehir Osmangazi University

Top-notch student with the GPA 3.49/4

Work Experience

Hacettepe University

March 2021 - Present

Assistant Professor

Teaching and supervision of Bsc. and Ms.Sc. Students

Zurich University of Applied Sciences

August 2020 - August 2022

Research Associate

Scientific studies on Opti-Phish, COVID-19 and Cartridge Identification projects, Supervision of M.Sc. and B. Sc. students

Comodo Inc.

April 2017 - November 2018

Consultancy for ASLAB

Development of scientific methods and approaches in order to combat with spam e-mails and phishing web pages.
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Ekodenge Inc.

March 2008 - June 2015

Consultancy, Lead Software Engineer

Development of ecology focused, life cycle assesment oriented web and desktop applications. Building architecture for material flow analysis tool.
Paper 1

Izge Software

August 2007 - January 2008

Software Developer

Design and implementation of a web based OLAP analysis tool which utilizes SQL Server Analysis Services as the backend.

Hacettepe University

November 2006 - February 2020

Research Assistant

Doing active research and teaching assistantship


My Academic Studies and Datasets

Following lists contain my publications according to different categories

SCI/SCI-Expanded/SSCI Journals

Title Year Link
Bozkir, A.S., Dalgic, F.C., Aydos, M., GramBeddings: A New Neural Network for URL Based Identification of Phishing Web Pages Through N-gram Embeddings, Computers & Security Volume 124, 2022, Doi: 10.1016/j.cose.2022.102964 2023 Link
Sutter, T., Bozkir, A.S., Gehring, B., Berlich, P., Avoiding the Hook: Influential Factors of Phishing Awareness Training on Click-Rates and a Data-Driven Approach to Predict Email Difficulty Perception, IEEE Access Page 1-1, 2022, Doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3207272 2022 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Tahillioglu, E., Aydos, M., Kara, I., Catch Them Alive: A Malware Detection Approach through Memory Forensics, Manifold Learning and Computer Vision, Computers & Security Volume 103, 2021, Doi: 10.1016/j.cose.2020.102166 2021 Link
Kingir, S., Gok, B.,Bozkir, A.S., Exploring Relations Among Motivational Beliefs, Learning Strategies and Constructivist Learning Environment Perceptions Through Unsupervised Learning, Journal of Baltic Science Education 19(5), pp.804-823, 2020 Doi: 10.33225/jbse/20.19.804 2020 Link
Bozkir, A.S.,Aydos, M., LogoSENSE: A Companion HOG based Logo Detection Scheme for Phishing Web Page and E-mail Brand Recognition, Computers & Security, 95C., 2020 Doi: 10.1016/j.cose.2020.101855 2020 Link
Bozkir, A.S.,Akcapinar Sezer, E., Layout-based computation of web page similarity ranks, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 110, pp.95-114., 2018 Doi: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2017.10.008 2018 Link
Bozkir, A.S.,Akcapinar Sezer, E., FUAT: A fuzzy clustering analysis tool, Expert Systems with Applications, 40(3), pp.842-849., 2013. Doi: doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2012.05.038 2013 Link
Nefeslioglu, H.A.,Akcapinar Sezer, Gokceoglu, C., Bozkir, A.S.,Duman, T.Y., Assessment of Landslide Susceptibility by Decision Trees in the Metropolitan Area of Istanbul Turkey, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, pp.1-15., 2010. Doi: 10.1155/2010/901095 2010 Link

International & National Journals

Title Year Link
Kara, I.,Aydos, M., Bozkir,A.S., Characteristic Behavioral Analysis of Malware: A Case study of Cryptowall Ransomware, The European Journal of Science and Technology (EJOSAT), Special Issue (2020), pp.486-493, 2020. Doi: 10.31590/ejosat.araconf63 2020 Link
Bozkir, A.S.,Aydos, M., Local Image Descriptor Based Phishing Web Page Recognition as an Open-Set Problem, The European Journal of Science and Technology (EJOSAT), Special Issue (2019), pp.444-451, 2019. Doi: 10.31590/ejosat.638404 2019 Link
Eroglu, E.,Bozkir, A.S.,Aydos, M., Brand Recognition of Phishing Web Pages via Global Image Descriptors, The European Journal of Science and Technology (EJOSAT), Special Issue (2019), pp.436-443, 2019. Doi: 10.31590/ejosat.638397 2019 Link
Aran, O.C.,Bozkir, A.S.,Gok, B., Yagci, E., Analyzing the Views of Teachers and Prospective Teachers on Information and Communication Technology via Descriptive Data Mining, International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education (E-SCI), 6(2), pp.314-329,2019. Doi: 10.21449/ijate.537877 2019 Link
Kiray, S.A.,Gok, B.,Bozkir, A.S., Identifying the Factors Affecting Science and Mathematics Achievement Using Data Mining Methods, Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health (JESEH), 1(1), pp.28-48, 2015. 2015 Link
Arvas, M.A.,Bozkir, A.S., Profiling of sunk cost industries by soft clustering techniques Turkey case, Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering, 15(3), pp.290-303., 2013. Doi: 10.1504/IJISE.2013.056678 2013 Link
Bozkir, A.S.,Sezer, E., A new web based data mining exploration and reporting tool for decision makers, Artificial Intelligence Research, 2(3), pp.70-89., 2013. Doi: 10.5430/air.v2n3p70 2013 Link
Yavasoglu, B., Bozkir, A.S.,ERP Yazilimlarinin Isletmelerdeki Etkilerinin Tanimlayici Veri Madenciligi Yöntemleriyle Incelenmesi, TUIK Istatistik Arastirma Dergisi, 2012 2012 Link
Bozkir, A.S.,Sezer, E., Predicting food demand in food courts by decision tree approaches, Procedia Computer Science, 3, pp.759-763., 2011. Doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2010.12.125 2011 Link

Book Chapters in Internatinonal Books

Title Year Link
Bozkir, A.S., Nefeslioglu, H.A., Kartal, O., Akcapinar Sezer, E., Gokceoglu. C., Geological Strength Index (GSI) Determination By Local Image Descriptors And Machine Learning Methods, Human Computer Interaction, Nova Publications, USA, Editor:Turgut Özseven, ISBN:978-1-53616-495-4, 2020 2020 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Akcapinar Sezer, E., SimiLay: A Developing Web Page Layout Based Visual Similarity Search Engine, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Germany, Editor:Petra Perner, ISBN:978-3-319-08979-9, 2014 2014 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Mazman, S. G., Akcapinar Sezer, E., Identification of User Patterns in Social Networks by Data Mining Techniques: Facebook Case, Technological Convergence and Social Networks in Information Management, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Editor: Serap Kurbanoglu Serap, Umut Al, ISBN:978-3-642-16031-8, 2010 2010 Link

International Conferences

Title Year Link
Amirian, M., Montoya-Zegarra, J.-A., Gruss, J., Stebler Yves, D., Bozkir, A.S., Calandri, M., Schwenker, F., Stadelmann, T. PrepNet: A Convolutional Auto-Encoder to Homogenize CT Scans for Cross-Dataset Medical Image Analysis, CISP-BMEI 2021, China 2021 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Nefeslioglu, H., Kartal, O., Sezer, E., Cokceoglu, C., Geological strength index prediction by vision and machine learning methods, ISRM International Symposium Eurock 2020 – Hard Rock Engineering, Trondheim, Norway, 2020 2020 Link
Dalgic, F.C.,Bozkir, A.S., Aydos, M., Phish-IRIS: A New Approach for Vision Based Brand Prediction of Phishing Web Pages via Compact Visual Descriptors, ISMSIT, Ankara, Turkey, 2018 2018 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Sahin, E., Aydos, M., Akcapinar Sezer, E., Fatih, O., Spam E-Mail Classification by Utilizing N-Gram Features of Hyperlink Texts, The 11th IEEE International Conference AICT2017, Moscow, Russia 2017 2017 Link
Aran, C. Ö., Bozkir, A.S.,Gok, B.,Yagci, E. Ögretmen ve Ögretmen Adaylarinin Bilgi ve Iletisim Teknolojisi Araçlarinin Kullanimina Iliskin Görüserinin Kümeleme Analiziyle Incelenmesi, IV. International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Denizli, Turkey, 2017 2017 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Akcapinar Sezer, E., Use of HOG Descriptors in Phishing Detection, 4th International Symposium On Digital Forencic and Security (ISDFS), pp.148-153., Arkansas, USA, 2016 2016 Link
Naderalvojoud, B., Bozkir, A.S.,Sezer, E., Investigation of Term Weighting Schemes In Classification Of Imbalanced Texts, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition (MLDM 2014), pp.39-46., Lisbon, Portugal, 2014 2014 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Sezer, E., ADEM: An Online Decision Tree Based Menu Demand Prediction Tool for Food Courts, 4th International Conference on Food Engineering and Biotechnology, 43, 2013. Doi: 10.7763/IPCBEE 2013 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Sezer, E., Yontem, E., Salihcavusoglu, G., EPESUS: A Developing Web Based Energy Material Flow Analysis Tool For Eco Industrial Parks, IADIS Internet Applications Research 2012, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012 2012 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Sezer, E., MOBILE MIND: A Fully Mobile Platform Based Machine Learning Application, IADIS Data Mining Conference, Rome, Italy, 2011 2011 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Sezer, E., A three-tiered web based exploration and reporting tool for data mining, IADIS Data Mining Conference, Freiburg, Germany, 2010 2010 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Sezer, E., Usage of data mining techniques in discovering the food consumption patterns of students and employees of university, Caucasus and Turkic Republics Symposium, pp.104-109, Isparta, Turkey, 2009 2009 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Gok, B., Sezer, E., Ögrenci Seçme Sinavinda (ÖSS) Ögrenci Basarimini Etkileyen Faktörlerin Veri Madenciligi Yöntemleriyle Tespiti, Uluslararasi Ileri Teknolojiler Sempozyumu (IATS’09), Karabük, Turkey, 2009 2009 Link

National Conferences & Symposiums

Title Year Link
Bozkir, A.S., Cankaya, O. A., Aydos, M., Utilization and Comparision of Convolutional Neural Networks in Malware Recognition, Sinyal Isleme ve Uygulamalari Kurultayi SIU 2019, Sivas, Turkey, 2019 2019 Link
Akcapinar Sezer, E., Bozkir, A.S., Yagiz, S., Gokceoglu, C., Karar Agaci Derinliginin CART Algoritmasinda Kestirim Kapasitesine Etkisi: Bir Tünel Açma Makinesinin Ilerleme Hizi Üzerinde Uygulama, Akilli Sistemlerde Yenilikler ve Uygulamalari Sempozyumu, Kayseri, Turkey, 2010 2010 Link
Bozkir, A.S., Gok, B.,Sezer, E., Üniversite ögrencilerinin interneti egitimsel amaçlar için kullanmalarini etkileyen faktörlerin veri madenciligi yöntemleriyle tespiti, pp.833-842, Bilimde Modern Yöntemler Sempozyumu, Eskisehir, Turkey, 2008 2008 Link


Title Year Link
Yavasoglu, B., Bozkir, A.S., ERP Yazilimlarinin Isletmelerdeki Etkilerinin Tanimlayici Veri Madenciligi Yöntemleriyle Incelenmesi, Uluslararasi 7. Istatistik Kongresi, Belek, Turkey, 2011 2011 Link
Gorum, T., Tunusluoglu, M.C., B.,Sezer, E., Nefeslioglu, H.A.,Bozkir, A.S., Gokceoglu, C., Landslide susceptibility mapping of a landside-prone area from Turkey by decision tree analysis, Geophysical Research Abstracts,Vol. 12, EGU2010-49, Vieana, Austria, 2010 2010 Link
Nefeslioglu, H.A., Sezer, E., Gokceoglu, C., Bozkir, A.S., Duman, T.Y., Landslide susceptibility mapping of a landslide-prone area by data mining, Venice, Italy, 2009 2009 Link

Contents and Information

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Where to find me

Hacettepe University
Dept. of Comp. Eng.
Beytepe/Ankara Turkey

Email Me At

selman at cs dot hacettepe dot edu dot tr

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Phone: (+90) 312 297 7500
Fax: (+90) 312 297 7502