The Organizers

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


csaw18-placeholder-img.pngStéphanie Chollet, Faculty Lead

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 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.

sandeep.pngSandeep Shukla, Faculty Lead

Prof. Sandeep Kumar Shukla is currently Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor and Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems, and associate editor for ACM transactions on Cyber Physical Systems.

Professor Sandeep K. Shukla is an IEEE fellow, an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and served as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor during 2008-2012, and as an ACM Distinguished Speaker during 2007-2014. In the past, he has been associate editors for IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Design & Test, IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, and many other journals.

He was a faculty at the Virginia Tech, Arlington, Virginia between 2002 and 2015. In 2014, he was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)[1] for contributions to applied probablistic model checking for system design. He has authored several books on systems

Professor Sandeep K. Shukla also has been a visiting faculty at INRIA, France and University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.


csaw18-placeholder-img.pngYair Allouche, Faculty Lead

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.

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngYossi Oren, Faculty Lead

Dr. Oren is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor in U.S. terms) in the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University. He is also a member of BGU's Cyber Security Research Center. Dr. Oren's research interests are:

  • Secure Hardware: Side channel attacks such as power analysis and other hardware attacks and countermeasures on cryptographic devices; Low-resource cryptographic constructions for lightweight computers such as RFID tags.
  • Cryptography in the real world: Consumer and voter privacy in the digital era; Web application security


csaw18-placeholder-img.pngMarouene Boubakri, Challenge Lead

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngMohamed Hamdi, Faculty Lead

Dr. Mohamed Hamdi received his PhD in telecommunications from the Engineering School of Communications (Sup’Com, Tunisia) on 2005. From 2001 to 2005 he worked for the National Digital Certification Agency (NDCA, Tunisia) where he was head of the Risk Analysis Team. Dr. Hamdi was in charge to build the security strategy for the Tunisian root Certification Authority and to continuously assess the security of the NDCA’s networked infrastructure. He has also served in various national technical committees for securing e-government services. He co-authored more than 50 papers that have been published in international journals and conferences. Currently, Dr. Hamdi is serving as an assistant professor for the Engineering School of Communications at Tunis. He is also member of the Communication Networks and Security Lab (Coordinator of the Formal Aspects of Network Security Research Team), where Dr. Hamdi is conducting research activities in the areas of risk management, algebraic modeling, intrusion detection, network forensics, and wireless sensor networks.

CSAW North America-NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Basu.pngKanad Basu, Faculty Lead

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.

Durmus.pngEmre Durmus, Challenge 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.

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngZahra Ghodsi, Mentor

Zahra is a third-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.

korus.pngPawel Korus, Faculty Lead

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. 

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngMohammed Shayan Omais, Challenge Lead

Santiago-Torres.pngSantiago Torres, Mentor

Santiago is a third-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.