Competition Organizers

CSAW Europe | CSAW India | CSAW Israel | CSAW MENA | CSAW North America

CSAW Europe at Grenoble INP - Esisar


Stéphanie Chollet, Regional Chair 

Dr. Stéphanie Chollet is an Associate Professor at the Grenoble Institute of Technology and is member of the LCIS lab. She received her PhD from Grenoble University in 2009 under the direction of Prof. Lalanda. Her research interest is in the design and integration of security properties in complex and heterogeneous systems.

CSAW India-Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Mohamed Asan Basiri, Regional Chair 

Mohamed Asan Basiri M has received his Ph.D. from IIITD&M Kancheepuram in July 2016. He was a postdoctoral fellow from August 2016 to March 2019. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the department of ECE, IIITD&M Kurnool. His research interest includes VLSI for Signal Processing and Information Security. 


Applied_Research_Icon.pngYair Allouche, Regional Co-Chair 

Dr. Yair Allouche is a security researcher in IBM's Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Ben Gurion University, where his current research focuses on security of connected vehicles. Dr. Allouche earned a Ph.D. degree in Communication Systems Engineering from Ben Gurion University in 2013. His doctoral dissertation, which was supported by a major vehicle manufacturer, focused on advanced algorithms for Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs). Dr. Allouche has authored several patents on securing connected vehicles against cyber attacks, and he is considered an IBM focal point of expertise on this topic.


Rami Puzis, Regional Co-Chair 

Dr. Rami Puzis is a senior lecturer at the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University. Rami has graduated BSc in Software Engineering and MSc and PhD in Information Systems Engineering. He was a post doctoral research associate in the Lab for Computational Cultural Dynamics, University of Maryland. His main research interests include network analysis with applications to security, social networks, computer communication, and simulations. Rami has managed multiple research projects funded by Deutsche Telekom AG, Israeli Ministry of Defense, Israeli Ministry of Trade and Commerce, and leading cybersecurity industries in Israel. His recent research projects focused on web intelligence, security awareness in mobile environments, protecting organizations from attacks through social networks



Sumesh Manjunath Ramesh, Regional Chair

I am Sumesh Manjunath Ramesh, 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science and Engineering. My research focus is on cryptography. I work on practical problems on lightweight cryptographic primitives. I also work on improving cryptanalytic techniques for block ciphers. I completed my undergraduate from Anna University in Computer Science and Engineering and my masters from Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi with specialization in Information Security. During my Masters, I proposed two new Authenticated Encryption modes called FWPAE and FPAE. After my graduation, I worked in TCS Innovation Labs (now, TCS Research and Innovation) on a few projects in privacy as well as blockchain for the industry

cSAW North America - NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Rasika_Bhalerao_Headshot.pngRasika Bhalerao, Regional Co-Chair

Rasika is a PhD candidate in computer science at NYU working with Professor Damon McCoy. Her research interests include cybercrime, natural language processing, and machine learning. She also enjoys teaching, and is a leader within the Society of Women Engineers. She looks forward to helping to facilitate the Applied Research Competition at CSAW.



Marina Moore, Regional Co-Chair

Marina is a PhD student at NYU Tandon School of Engineering studying Computer Science and Engineering. She received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University. Her research interests include supply chain security, adversarial machine learning, and privacy.


Junaid Farooq, Regional Co-Chair

Junaid Farooq is a Graduate Student working toward a PhD degree at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University (NYU). He received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) and the MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in 2013 and 2015 respectively. He was then a researcher at the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) in Doha, Qatar. His current work is focused on improving the efficiency, security and economics of IoT-enabled smart systems, networks, and infrastructure. He is a recipient of several awards including the President’s Gold Medal from NUST, the KAUST Fellowship award from KAUST, the Ernst Weber Fellowship award from NYU, and the Athanasios Papoulis award from NYU.


Benjamin Tan, Regional Co-Chair 

Benjamin Tan is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the New York University Center for Cybersecurity. He was awarded BE(Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2014 and 2019, respectively. His current research interests include security and its implications on embedded systems, digital system design, and more recently, machine learning in CAD.