Dr. Pradeep Atrey
Dr. Pradeep K. Atrey            [Brief bio] [Full CV]

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program
Co-Director, Albany Lab for Privacy and Security (ALPS)
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY)
UAB 421, 1215 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA, The Earth, The Universe
Phone: 518-437-4943, Fax: 518-442-5638
Email: first letter of first name plus last name at albany dot edu

Affiliated Faculty, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany
Adjunct Professor, School of Electrical Eng. and Computer Sc., University of Ottawa, Canada
What's new
  • [11/2018]: Prof. Atrey was appointed as Vice Chair (America Region) for the IEEE MMTC Communication Reviews.
  • [02/2018]: Award: Prof. Atrey received Outstanding Service Award for his professional service for the 2017 IEEE SMC Conference. Click here for photo.
  • [02/2018]: Media Coverage: Prof. Atrey was featured in UAlbany News "Protect Yourself: February is Data Privacy Month, a Good Reminder to Check Your Online Security" offering his advice on identity theft protection.
  • [01/2018]: Prof. Atrey was honored as the Chief Guest at the NetSec'18 event conducted at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, where he delivered the valedictory and keynote talk.
  • [08/2017]: Prof. Atrey appeared on the Matt Townsend show of BYU Radio and talked about modern ATM security. Here is the interview.
  • [06/2017]: Prof. Atrey weighs in on security issues and concerns of modern ATMs as they turn fifty. Read his article in The Conversation US.
    For past news, click here.

Education [More details]
- PhD (Computer Science), School of Computing, National University of Singapore (2006). (Ranked among top 10 schools in the field of computer science as per the QS World University Rankings 2018)

Research Interests [More details] [Google Scholar Profile]
My research focuses on security and privacy of i) people and ii) people's data. The former includes design and development of automated multimedia surveillance tools and techniques (e.g. automated video surveillance) balancing the two contradictory goals of keeping people safe and preserving their privacy. The latter deals with encrypted domain processing, cleaning, editing, searching and deduplication of multimedia data; web phishing detection, malicious browser extension detection, and web authentication; fake content (e.g. fake news) identification and forensics for various cyber world applications.

Current Research Students [Former students]
- Shashank Arora (PhD) [Secure document editing over cloud]
- Shivam Parikh (PhD) [Fake news detection]
- Vikram Patil (PhD) [Secure GPS data processing for location based services]
- Meet Shah (MS) [Searching keywords in encrypted pdfs]
- Gaurav Kodwani (MS) [Cryptoanalysis of key derivation in the use of AES]


Media Coverage
- [06/2018] UAlbany News: Prof. Atrey and his student Shivam Parikh were featured in UAlbany News "Fake News Detector" featuring their recent work on fake news detection research.
- [02/2018] Experian: Prof. Atrey offered his insight in an article "Fighting Back Against Tax ID Fraud" on experian.com, about the importance of keeping different passwords for different accounts.
- [02/2018] UAlbany News: Prof. Atrey was featured in UAlbany News "Protect Yourself: February is Data Privacy Month, a Good Reminder to Check Your Online Security" offering his advice on identity theft protection.
- [08/2017] BYU Radio: Prof. Atrey appeared on the Matt Townsend show of BYU Radio and talked about modern ATM security. Here is the interview.
- [06/2017] The Conversation US: Prof. Atrey weighs in on security issues and concerns of modern ATMs as they turn fifty. Read his article in The Conversation US.
- [04/2017] CSOonline: Tech journalist John Brandon, quotes Prof. Pradeep Atrey in his article titled "How to deal with the bot crisis on Twitter" published on the CSO. (full article can be accessed by entering 'patrey@albany.edu' in the email address box)
- [02/2017] Fox News Fox News runs story quoting Pradeep Atrey on "How AI fights the war against fake news".
- [06/2016] Times Union Prof. Atrey emphasizes the importance of teaching computer science to children at early stage in an article titled Class is key to cracking the code published in Times Union.

Awards & Honours
- Outstanding Service Award for service at the 2017 IEEE SMC Conference. [photo] (2018)
- Best Paper Award: Browshing: A new way of phishing using a malicious browser extension. IEEE Int. Conf. on Innovations in Power and Advanced Computing Technologies (i-PACT'17), Vellore, India (2017)
- IEEE Comm. Soc. MMTC Best R-Letter Editor Award (2015) [Photo]
- ACM TOMM Associate Editor of the Year (2015) [Award ceremony video]
- Multimedia Rising Star Speaker at ACM SIGMM Inaugural Workshop on Multimedia Frontiers (2015)
- Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship (2014)
- UWinnipeg President's Merit Award for Exceptional Performance (2012-13)
- ICME Outstanding Organizing Committee Member (as Publicity Chair) (2013)
- UWinnipeg President's Merit Award for Exceptional Performance (2011-12)
- UWinnipeg President's Merit Award for Exceptional Performance (2009-10)
- ETRI Journal - Best Editor Award (2012)
- ETRI Journal - Best Reviewer Award (2009)
- ICME Quality Reviewer Recognition(2011)

Grants
- UAlbany Startup Grant (2014-2019)
- NSERC Discovery Grant (2009-2015)
- KSA Research Grant (2011-2013)
- Canadian DFAIT Grants (2009,10,11,12)
- UWinnipeg Research Grant (2008-10, 2012)
- UWinnipeg Startup Grant (2008-2011)
- UWinnipeg Travel Grant (2008)

Teaching [Past teaching]
Fall 2018
ICSI-533/433 Theory and Practice of Multimedia Computing

Admin Work [Past admin work]
- CS Colloquium Chair (02/2015-present)
- Director, Computer Science Undergraduate Program (08/2015-present)

Recent Publications [Full list of publications]
- A. C. Pasera, V. Patil, and P. K. Atrey. GeoSClean: Secured computing of GPS trajectory similarity: a review. The 2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Recommendations for Location-based Services and Social Networks (LocalRec 2018) (LocalRec'2018), Seattle, WA, USA, November 2018.
- Q. Huang, V. K.Singh and P. K. Atrey. On cyberbullying incidents and underlying online social relationships. Springer Journal of Computational Social Science. (Accepted: August 4, 2018).
- G. Varshney, M. Misra and P. K. Atrey. Secure authentication scheme to thwart RT MITM, CR MITM and malicious browser extension based phishing attacks. Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications, Vol. 42, pp 1-17 (2018).
- N. Sharma, P. Singh and P. K. Atrey. SecureCMerge: Secure PDF merging over untrusted servers. The 1st IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'2018), Miami, FL, USA, April 2018.
- V. Patil, P Singh, S. Parikh and P. K. Atrey. GeoSClean: Secure cleaning of GPS trajectory data using anomaly detection. The 1st IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'2018), Miami, FL, USA, April 2018.
- A. Agarwala, P Singh and P. K. Atrey. Client side secure image deduplication using DICE protocol. The 1st IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'2018), Miami, FL, USA, April 2018.
- S. Parikh and P. K. Atrey. Media-rich fake news detection: A survey. The 1st IEEE Workshop on Fake Multimedia (FakeMM'18) in conjunction with the 1st IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'2018), Miami, FL, USA, April 2018.
- P. K. Atrey, A. Lathey and A. Yakubu. Encrypted domain multimedia content analysis. In Frontiers of Multimedia Research, Eds. S.-F. Chang, (Chapter 4), Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool, pp 75-104, (2018).
- G. Varshney, M. Misra and P. K. Atrey. Cyberattacks via Google Chrome browser extensions. In World Scientific Reference on Innovation Volume 4: Innovation in Information Security, Eds. S. Goel, Y. Hong, J. Giboney and P. K. Atrey (Chapter 9), World Scientific Press, pp 193-210, (2018).

Recent Professional Activities [Past professional activities]
Editorial Boards
- Associate Editor, ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM).
- Associate Editor, Elsevier Signal Processing: Image Communication Journal.
- Editor, ETRI Journal.
- Vice Chair (America), IEEE Communications Society, MMTC Comm Reviews.
- Associate Editor, IGI International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF).

Conference Organization
- Workshop Co-Chair, The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'19), March 2019, San Jose, CA, USA.
- Area Chair, The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'19), March 2019, San Jose, CA, USA.
- Symposium Co-Chair, Multimedia Computing and Communications Symposium, IEEE ICNC 2019 (MCC'19), February 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
- Workshop Co-Chair, The IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS'18), November 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Area Chair (Multimedia Security and Forensics), The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME'18), July 2018, San Diego, CA, USA.
- Lead Workshop Organizer, The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on "Privacy Issues in Multimedia" (PIM'18) with ICME, July 2018, San Diego, CA, USA.
- Lead Workshop Organizer, The 1st IEEE International Workshop on "Fake Multimedia" (FakeMM'18) with MIPR, April 2018, Miami, FL, USA.
- Review Chair, The 12th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA'18), June 2018, Albany, NY, USA.
- Area Chair, Int. Conf. on Computer Vision and Image Processing (CVIP'18), September 2018, Jabalpur, India.
- Area Chair, The 1st IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'18), April 2018, Miami, FL, USA.
- International Advisory Board Member, International Conference on Signal Processing, Communication and Embedded Systems (SICES'18), November 2018, Delhi, India.
- Publicity Co-chair, Int. Conf. on SMART MULTIMEDIA, August 2018, Toulon, Cote D'Azur, France.

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