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Paolo Gasti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

New York Institute of Technology

Biography

I am an Associate Professor at the New York Institute of technology, where I am affiliated with the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences (CoECS).

My research focuses on applied cryptography, behavioral authentication, privacy-preserving techniques for sharing sensitive information, and security in future Internet architectures, including Named Data Networking (NDN) and Content-Centric Networking (CCN).

I am a co-director of the Lab for behavioral Authentication, Machine learning, and Privacy (LAMP), at the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences of NYIT.

Before joining NYIT, I was a research scientist at University of California, Irvine. I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Genoa, Italy, in 2010. During my Ph.D. I was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Ateniese.

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Interests

  • Applied cryptography
  • Secure multi-party computation
  • Behavioral biometrics
  • Mobile authentication
  • Network security

Education

  • Post-doctoral research fellow, 2010-2012

    University of California, Irvine

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2010

    University of Genoa

Contact

  • pgasti@nyit.edu
  • (212) 261-1609
  • Room 808, 1855 Broadway, New York, NY, 10039, United States
  • Thursday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Friday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Working with Me

You can send me a short email with your CV, a list of 2 references, and 200-300 words summarizing your research interests. Please indicate whether you have funding, and if you already contacted someone at NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. I currently have open positions for visiting Ph.D. students and Postdocs.

Recommendation Letters

I will be happy to write you a recommendation letter if you have worked on a project with me. Class assignments do not qualify as projects.

Recent Publications

(2019). Passgan: A deep learning approach for password guessing. International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security.

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(2018). USB Side-channel Attack on Tor. Elsevier Journal on Computer Networks (COMNET).

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(2018). Weak and Strong Deniable Authenticated Encryption: On their Relationship and Applications. Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST).

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(2016). FLEX: A Flexible Code Authentication Framework for Delegating Mobile App Customization. Proceedings of the 11th ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS).

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(2015). Privacy-preserving user matching. Proceedings of the 14th ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES).

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(2015). Secure and efficient iris and fingerprint identification. Security and Privacy of Biometrics Systems, David Ngo, Andrew Teoh, and Jiankun Hu (Eds.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Grants and Scholarships

NSF SaTC Award #1814846, October 2018

  • Leveraging Movement, Posture, and Anthropometric Contexts to Strengthen the Security of Mobile Biometrics

NSF SaTC Award #1619023, October 2016

  • Towards Energy-Efficient Privacy-Preserving Active Authentication of Smartphone Users

DARPA Active Authentication Grant FA8750-13-2-0266, September 2013

  • HMOG: A New Behavioral Modality for Active Authentication on Smartphone Users

CISCO grant #573525, June 2012

  • An Exploration of DoS and DDoS in Named-Data Networking

Fulbright Scholarship, October 2007 to October 2008

  • Visiting research student at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Projects

Leveraging Movement, Posture, and Anthropometric Contexts to Strengthen the Security of Mobile Biometrics

Supported by the National Science Foundation Secure And Trustworthy Cyberspace (NSF SaTC)

Towards Energy-Efficient Privacy-Preserving Active Authentication of Smartphone Users

Supported by the National Science Foundation Secure And Trustworthy Cyberspace (NSF SaTC)

HMOG: Hand Movement, Orientation, and Grasp

Supported by the DARPA Active Authentication Program

Invited Talks

  • Oct. 2017: Invited Talk, Stony Brook University Security and Privacy Day
  • Jan 2014: Seminar, Abu Dhabi and Khalifa City Women’s Colleges, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Jan. 2013: Seminar, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Feb. 2012: Invited Talk, Boston, MA
  • Sept. 2011: Invited talk, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • Apr. 2010: Seminar, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
  • Sep. 2009: Invited Talk, AICA Meeting on Identity Management and Web 2.0, Genoa, Italy
  • Feb. 2007: Seminar, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
  • Nov. 2006: Seminar, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Service

  • General Chair of WiSec 2015
  • General Chair of RFIDsec 2015
  • Reviewer for The 9th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics
  • Technical Program Committee Member of ICA3PP 2018
  • Technical Program Committee Member of PoPETS 2018
  • Technical Program Committee Member of WiSec 2018
  • Technical Program Committee Member of the 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC 2018)
  • Reviewer for ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2017)
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Computer Security (2017)
  • Reviewer for IET Biometrics Journal (2017)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics ( IJCB 2017)
  • Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (ACM TISSEC), 2016
  • Reviewer for IEEE Access Journal, 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member of ICA3PP 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE CCNC 2017
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE CCNC 2016
  • Reviewer for the Elsevier Computers and Security (COSE) journal, 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member of The 9th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2016)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IET Biometrics 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IJIS 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member of ISWCS 2016
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Computer Security, 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member of SHPCS 2016
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2016
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2016
  • Reviewer for The Computer Journal 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member of the 11th International Workshop on Security and High Performance Computing Systems (SHPCS 2016)
  • Reviewer for The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Reviewer for IEEE CCNC 2016
  • Reviewer for IET Journal on Biometrics, 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA 2015)
  • Reviewer for European NWO Research Proposals, 2015
  • Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Networking, 2015
  • Reviewer for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2015
  • Reviewer for IEEE Communication Magazine, 2015
  • Technical Program Committee Member of ICA3PP 2015
  • Technical Program Committee Member of International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM 2015)
  • Reviewer for ACM CCS 2015
  • Reviewer for SARNOFF 2015
  • Reviewer for SPCLOUD 2015
  • Technical Program Committee Member of MobiWis 2015
  • Reviewer for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 2015
  • Reviewer for Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications 2015
  • Reviewer for IEEE Communications Magazine 2015
  • Reviewer for SENT 2015
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA 2013)
  • Reviewer for Nature (2014)
  • Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (ACM TISSEC), 2014
  • Reviewer for NWO Research 2015
  • Reviewer for SPCLOUD 2015
  • Reviewer for ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2014)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2014)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2014)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Information and System Security (2014)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Reliability (2014)
  • Reviewer for Elsevier Neurocomputing Journal (2014)
  • Program Committee member for Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2014)
  • Reviewer for Elsevier Journal on Computer Communications (2014)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM 2014)
  • Reviewer for Elsevier Computers & Security Journal (2014)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA 2013)
  • Reviewer for Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems (2014)
  • Reviewer for PLOS Computational Biology Journal (2014)
  • Reviewer for Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (STW, 2014)
  • Program Committee member for Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2013)
  • Reviewer for Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (2013)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2013)
  • Reviewer for IBM Journal of Research and Development (2013)
  • Reviewer for ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2013)
  • Reviewer for European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2013)
  • Reviewer for Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2013)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM 2013)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA 2013)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of International Workshop on Advanced Technologies of Cloud Computing (2013)
  • Reviewer for International Information Security and Privacy Conference (2013)
  • Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Computers (2012)
  • Reviewer for Future Generation Computer Systems (2012)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN 2012)
  • Reviewer for Elsevier Journal on Computer Communications (2012)
  • Reviewer for chapter in Social Network Engineering for Secure Web Data and Services (2012)
  • Reviewer for IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (2012)
  • Reviewer for Nature – The Pharmacogenomics Journal (2012)
  • Publication Chair and Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA 2012)
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA 2012)
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Information Assurance and Security (IAS 2012)
  • Technical Program Committee member for the International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing 2012 (SCC12)
  • Reviewer for RSA Conference - The Cryptographer’s Track 2012 (CT-RSA 2012)
  • Reviewer for IEEE ICIP 2012 – Special Session on Recent Advances in Cryptography and Image Processing
  • Technical Program Committee Member of Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2012)
  • Reviewer for CloudSec 2012 (2012)
  • Reviewer for IACR Conference on Cryptography and Network Security 2012 (CANS 2012)
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Information Assurance and Security (IAS 2011)
  • Reviewer for IEEE TrustCom 2011 (2011)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computers (2011)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Reliable and Distributed Systems (SRDS 2011)
  • Reviewer for IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Systems (2011)
  • Reviewer for CloudSec 2011 (2011)
  • Reviewer for IACR Conference on Cryptography and Network Security 2011 (CANS 2011)
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security 2011 (ACNS 2011)
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Information Systems Security 2011 (ICISS 2011)
  • Technical Program Committee member for the International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing 2011 (SCC11)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (OAKLAND 2010)
  • Technical Program Committee member for the International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing 2010 (SCC10)
  • Reviewer for Security Sourcing Conference (SSC 2010)
  • Technical Program Committee member for the International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing 2009 (SCC09)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2009)
  • Reviewer for Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2008)