Nasir Memon

  • Professor

  • Dean of Engineering at NYU Shanghai


Nasir Memon

Nasir Memon is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and Dean of Engineering at NYU Shanghai. He introduced cybersecurity studies to NYU Tandon in 1999, making it one of the first schools to implement the program at the undergraduate level. 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 founder of the OSIRIS Lab, CSAW, the NYU Tandon Bridge program as well as the Cyber Fellows program at NYU. He has received several best paper awards and awards for excellence in teaching. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals, and was the Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Security and Forensics. He is an IEEE Fellow and an SPIE Fellow for his contributions to image compression and media security and forensics. His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, data compression, network security and security and human behavior.

Research Interests
Media Forensics, Biometrics, Authentication, Network Security, Data Compression, Cybersecurity

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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