Optics and Photonics Society Honors Nasir Memon

Nasir Memon

The international society for optics and photonics, SPIE, elected Professor Nasir Memon a fellow, citing his achievements in multimedia security and lossless image compression.

Memon heads the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Department of Computer Science and Engineering and is an affiliate faculty member of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Computer Science Department. He is also the founder and director of the NYU School of Engineering Information Systems and Internet Security Laboratory and the founding director of the NYU Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP) and CRISSP Abu Dhabi, which holistically address digital security and privacy issues with collaborators from other NYU schools and disciplines.

His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, data compression, network security, and security and human behavior. He has published more than 250 articles in journals and conference proceedings, holds a dozen patents in image compression and security, and is a fellow of the IEEE.

SPIE named the new fellows in January 2015 for significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. The society represents 256,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries.