The Organizers - NYU TANDON


Emre Durmus: challenge Co-lead

Emre Durmus is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from Koc University and Master of Art degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn College. His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, and network security.

Zahra Ghodsi: co-mentor

Zahra is a second year Ph.D. candidate at New York University and a recipient of the Ernst Weber Fellowship from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Zahra received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2013 and M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from New York University in 2015.


Santiago Torres: co-mentor

Santiago is a second-year Ph.D. Student at NYU's Center for Cyber Security (CCS) under the guidance of Prof. Justin Cappos. His interests include binary analysis, cryptography, operating systems, and security-oriented software engineering. His current research focuses on securing the software development lifecycle, password storage mechanisms, and update systems. Santiago is a member of the Arch Linux security team and has contributed patches to F/OSS projects on various degrees of scale, including Git, the Linux Kernel, NeoMutt, and the Briar project.


Kanad Basu: Faculty Advisor

Kanad Basu received his PhD from the department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida. His thesis was focused on improving signal observability for post-silicon validation. Post-Phd, Kanad worked in various semiconductor companies like IBM and Synopsys. At IBM, he was responsible for the design on IBM Power and Z Processors. At Synopsys, Kanad helped in development of DFTMAX Ultra, the state of the art low pin hardware test solution. During his PhD days, Kanad did internships at Intel. Currently, Kanad is an Assistant Research Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of NYU. He has authored 2 US patents, 1 book chapter and several peer reviewed journal and conference articles. Kanad was awarded the "Best Paper Award" at the International Conference on VLSI Design 2011.


Pawel Korus: Faculty Advisor

Paweł is currently a visiting research professor at NYU's Center for Cyber Security. He holds a PhD degree in Telecommunications from AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland. His research interests include various aspects of multimedia security with particular focus on content authentication. He is a recipient of a scholarship for outstanding young scientists from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. 

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


Mohamed Asan Basiri M: Challenge Lead

I have completed my B.E. (Electronics and Communication Engineering) and M.E. (Embedded Systems) from Anna University, Tamilnadu in 2009 and 2011 respectively. I obtained a Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram, India in July 2016. My Ph.D. work mainly focuses on VLSI architectures for various discrete transformations such as DWT, FFT, DHT, and integer DCT. Also, it includes the basic signal processing elements such as MAC, multi-precision multiplier, an efficient high fan-in multiplexer.

Currently, I work as a Post Doctoral Fellow in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India, where my research deals with asynchronous crypto hardware implementations, Galois arithmetic, Bloom filter based payload matching, decision tree/TCAM based packet classification, backplane switch interconnects, and hardware-software co-designs using Artix-7 FPGA with Xilinx and Cadence ASIC design tool (Genus and Innovus). My research interest includes VLSI architectures for cryptography, signal processing, network packet processing elements, and reconfigurable designs.


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