Serdar Boztas

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Serdar Boztas

Contact Information

School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences

RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia

Research Interests

  • Coding Theory
  • Complexity and Cryptography
  • Sequences


Serdar Boztas (S’84–M’90) was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1962. He received the S.B. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge in 1983 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California in 1986 and 1990, respectively, all in electrical engineering.

He was a Research Engineer at the Telecom Australia Research Laboratories in 1991-1992, and a Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University in 1992-1995. Since 1996 he has been with the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where he is presently an Associate Professor. He has also been a visiting academic at Bilkent University, in 2004 and the Middle East Technical University in 2014. He has presented the following invited keynote talks:

  • Invited Lecturer, AMSI WInter School on Cryptography, Brisbane 2014.
  • Invited Plenary Lecturer, IEEE International Workshop on Signal Design and Applications, Tokyo, 2013.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, Australian IT Security and Risk Management Summit, Melbourne, 2010.
  • Invited Lecturer, Summer Research School on Codes over Rings, supported by UNESCO/CIMPA, Ankara, 2008.
  • Invited Plenary Lecturer, International Security and Cryptology Workshop, Ankara, 2007.

Serdar was program co-Chair publications editor for  the 2001 and 2007 AAECC (Applied Algebra, Algebraic Algorithms and Error Correcting Codes) Symposia and General Chair for the 2011 Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ACISP), all published in the Springer LNCS series.