Nasir Memon

Vice Dean for Academics and Student Affairs, Professor

Nasir Memon

Nasir Memon is Vice Dean for Academics and Student Affairs and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He is an affiliate faculty at the Computer Science department in NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and department head of NYU Tandon Online. He introduced cyber security studies to NYU Tandon in 1999, making it one of the first schools to implement the program at the undergraduate level. He has published more than 300 papers and has received many best paper awards and teaching awards. He is a co-founder of NYU's Center for Cyber Security (CCS) at New York as well as NYU Abu Dhabi. He is the founding director of the OSIRIS Lab. He is also the founder, in 2002, of Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), an annual conference where tens of thousands of students compete in events and learn skills in cyber security. He is an IEEE and SPIE fellow.

Research Interests: Data Compression
Security and Human Behavior
Computer and Network Security
Media Security and Forensics

University of Nebraska
Ph. D., Computer Science

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Master of Science, Mathematics

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
From: September 1998 to present

  • Best Paper Award: DeepMasterPrints: Generating MasterPrints for Dictionary Attacks via Latent Variable Evolution. Philip Bontrager, Aditi Roy, Julian Togelius, Nasir Memon, and Arun Ross. IEEE BTAS 2018. 
  • SPIE Fellow 2014
  • Best Research in Advanced ID Systems: Online Authentication of Digital Signature through Mobile Phones. Nasir Memon and Napa Sae-Bae. 2014
  • Best Paper Award:  Xiang Liu, Liyun Li, and Nasir Memon.  International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining, 2013.  
  • Best Paper Award: IEEE Signal Processing Society. Protecting Biometric Templates with Sketch: Theory and Practice. Yagiz Sutcu, Qiming Li and Nasir Memon. 2012‏
  • IEEE Fellow 2010
  • IEEE Signal Processing Soceity; Distinguished Lecturer: Nasir Memon, 2011-2012 (Image Forensics: Collection, Search, Attribution and Authentication, Biometric Security and Privacy, Network Forensics, Advanced File Carving and Techniques, Image Steganography and Steganalysis).
  • Best Paper Award: DFRWS 2008 Annual Conference. Anandabrata Pal, Husrev Sencar, and Nasir Memon
  • Jacobs Excellence in Education Award. Polytechnic University, 2002.
  • ISO/IEC Certificate of Appreciation. International Standards Organization, 2002.
  • NSF CAREER AWARD: Lossless, Near-Lossless and Lossy Plus Lossless Image Compression. Nasir Memon. 15-May-1997

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