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
  • [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.
  • [05/2017]: Abukari Yakubu's paper titled "Securing Speech Noise Reduction in Outsourced Environment" (co-authored with N. Maddage and P. K. Atrey) got published at the ACM TOMM.
  • [04/2017]: Dr. Atrey's paper titled "Browshing: A new way of phishing using a malicious browser extension", co-authored with G. Varshney and M. Misra (from IIT Roorkee) received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Innovations in Power and Advanced Computing Technologies (i-PACT 2017), Vellore, India.
  • [04/2017]: Media Coverage: Tech journalist John Brandon, quotes Prof. Pradeep Atrey in his article titled "How to deal with the bot crisis on Twitter" published on 04/10/2017 on the CSO. Web link (full article can be accessed by entering 'patrey@albany.edu' in the email address box) here.
    For past news, click here.

I am looking for motivated and enthusiastic graduate students who are interested in Security and Privacy related research.

Education [More details]
- PhD (Computer Science), School of Computing, National University of Singapore (2006). (ranked 24th as per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17)

Research Interests [More details] [Google Scholar Profile]
I am interested in the general area of Security and Privacy with a current focus on the following subareas:
- Multimedia surveillance for homeland security
- Privacy issues in multimedia surveillance systems
- Encrypted domain processing of big multimedia data over cloud in applications such as surveillance and
medical image rendering
- Privacy-aware novel architectures for and large data analysis in online social networks
- Multimedia data security and forensics
- Multimedia data mining

Current Research Students [Former students]
- Priyanka Singh (Postdoc)
- Gaurav Varshney (PhD) (Exchange visiting student from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) [Lightweight phishing detection over web]
- Ashish Agarwala (PhD) [Secure data deduplication over cloud]
- Shashank Arora (PhD) [Secure document editing over cloud]
- Shivam Parikh (PhD) [Research topic exploring]
- Vikram Patil (PhD) [Secure GPS data processing for location based services]
- Gokul Nath (PhD) [Research topic exploring]
- Padmavathi (MS) [Memory Forensics]
- Madeeha Khan (UG) [Still exploring...] - Neha Sharma (UG) [PDf merge in encrypted domain]


Teaching [Past teaching]
Fall 2017
ICSI/ICEN-201 Introduction to Computer Science


Awards & Honours
- 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 (2014-2018)
- 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)

Admin Work [Past admin work]
- CS Colloquium Chair (Feb. 2015-present)
- Director, Computer Science Undergraduate Program (August 2015-present)
- UAlbany Senator (March 2015-present)

Recent Publications [Full list of publications]
- G. Varshney, M. Misra and P. K. Atrey. Secure authentication using BLE smart devices. The 11th IEEE International Conference on Anti-counterfeiting, Security, and Identification (ASID'17), Xiamen, China, October 2017 (To appear)
- G. Varshney, M. Misra and P. K. Atrey. Detecting spying and fraud browser extensions. The 1st ACM International Workshop on Multimedia Privacy and Security (MPS'17) in conjunction with the 24th ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS'17), Dallas, TX, USA, October 2017 (To appear)
- V. Patil, S. Parikh, P. Singh and P. K. Atrey. GeoSecure: Towards secure outsourcing of GPS data over cloud. The 3rd IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy in the Cloud (SPC 2017) in conjunction with IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2017), Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 2017. (To appear)
- P. Iyer, P. K. Atrey, G. Varshney and M. Mishra. Email spoofing detection using volatile memory forensics. The 3rd IEEE Network and Cloud Forensics Workshop (NFW 2017) in conjunction with IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2017), Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 2017. (To appear)
- A. Agarwala, P Singh and P. K. Atrey. DICE: A dual integrity convergent encryption protocol for client side secure data deduplication. The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC'2017), Banff, Canada, October 2017. (To appear)
- P. Singh, S. Arora, K. Williamson and P. K. Atrey. S3Email: A method for securing emails from service providers. The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC'2017), Banff, Canada, October 2017. (To appear)
- D. Puneeth, N. Joshi, P. K. Atrey and M. Kulkarni. Energy efficient and reliable data collection in Wireless Sensor Networks. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. (Accepted: August 28, 2017).
- A. Yakubu, N. Maddage and P. K. Atrey. Securing speech noise eeduction in outsourced environment. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communication and Applications. Vol. 13, No. 4, Article 51, August (2017).
- P. Singh, B. Raman, N. Agarwal and P. K. Atrey. Secure cloud based image tampering detection and localization using POB number system. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, Vol. 13, No. 3, Article 23, June (2017).
- G. Varshney, M. Misra and P. K. Atrey. 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, April 2017 [Received Best Paper Award]

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

Conference Organization
- PC Member, The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM'16), December 2016, San Jose, CA, USA.
- Lead Workshop Co-Organizer, The 1st IEEE International Workshop on "Privacy Issues in Multimedia" (PIM'16) with ICME'16, July 2016, Seattle, WA, USA.
- International Advisory Committee Member, Int. Conf. on Computer Vision and Image Processing, Feb. 2016, Roorkee, India.

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