Dr. Pradeep Atrey

Multimedia, Security and Privacy Research Group

- led by Prof. Pradeep K. Atrey

"Multimedia systems and applications such as surveillance, social media and networks, and cloud computing have conflicting goals. How do you balance increasing system capabilities and preserve privacy of users? We seek to achieve this balance by building models and algorithms in the area of multimedia analysis."

"The solution of a problem lies in understanding it."


[Research Projects] [Presentations]
Current Collaborators

- Prof. Manoj Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, India
- Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Dr. Vivek K Singh, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

Former Collaborators

- Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore
- Prof. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa
- Prof. Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore
- Prof. Balasubramanian Raman, Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, India
- Dr. Namunu Maddage, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Prof. Sharad Mehrotra, University of California at Irvine, USA
- Prof. Majid Khabbazian, University of Alberta
- Prof. Ramesh Jain, University of California at Irvine, USA
- Prof. John Oommen, Carleton University, Ottawa
- Prof. K R Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Prof. Sheela Ramanna, University of Winnipeg
- Prof. Jonathan Wu, University of Windsor
- Prof. Weiqi Yan, Auckland University, New Zealand
- Prof. Shervin Shirmohamadi, University of Ottawa
- Prof. Md. Anwar Hossain, King Saud University
- Dr. Gaurav Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
- Dr. Xiangu Wang, National University of Singapore


Current Students

@ University at Albany, SUNY:
- 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) [Keyword search in encrypted pdfs]
- Gaurav Kodwani (MS) [Security of Key Derivation Functions]
@ External:
- Saeed Alharthi (PhD) (Co-supervised with Prof. A. El Saddik at University of Ottawa) [Crowd sourced video surveillance]


Former Students

Postdoctoral Researchers:

- Priyanka Singh (2017) (Presently - Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Hany Farid at Dartmouth College, USA)

PhD Students:

- Chidansh Bhatt, (Visiting PhD student from NUS, Singapore, November, 2010 - April, 2011) (Multimedia data mining) (Presently - Research Scientist at FxPal, USA).
- Mukesh Saini, (Visiting PhD student from NUS, Singapore, September, 2009 - February, 2010)(Privay-aware video surveillance) (Presently - Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, India).
- Manoranjan Mohanty (Visiting PhD Student from National University of Singapore, January-June 2012) (Secure medical data visualization over cloud) (Presently - Assistant Professor at University of Auckland, New Zealand)
- Himanshu Agarwal (Visiting PhD Student from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, September 2012 - February 2013) [Digital watermarking] (Presently - Assistant Professor at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India)
- Gaurav Varshney (PhD) (Visiting Student from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, September 2015-Feburary 2016) [Lightweight phishing detection over web] (Presently - Assistant Professor at NIIT University, India)


MS Students:

@ University at Albany, SUNY:
- Ashish Agarwala (2018) [Research topic: Secure data deduplication over cloud]
- Padmavathi Iyer (2017) [Research topic: Memory Forensics] (Presently - PhD student at the University at Albany, SUNY)
- Shashank Arora (2017) [Thesis topic: Secure document editing over cloud] (Presently - PhD student at the University at Albany, SUNY)
- Odd-Arild Kristensen (2016) [Thesis topic: Secure cloud-based video scaling and cropping] (Presently - Junior Software Developer at Comcast Cable, Greater Philadelphia Area)

@ University of Ottawa:
- Shally Bhardwaj (2015) (Co-supervised with Prof. Abed El Saddik) [Thesis topic: Personality assessment using multiple online social networks] (Presently - working in Greater Toronto area)

@ University of Winnipeg:
- Abukari M. Yakubu (2015) [Thesis topic: Secure Cloud-based audio storage and processing] (Presently - Software Developer at Agronomix Software Inc, Winnipeg, Canada)
- Ashish Tripathi (2015) [Thesis topic: Personality assessment and its role in persuasion in social networks] (Presently - IT Consultant at Integrationworx in Winnipeg, Canada)
- Bakul Trehan (2015) [Thesis topic: A framework for anonymous surveillance] (Presently - Software Developer with Varian Medical Systems, Winnipeg, Canada)
- Qianjia Huang (2015) [Thesis topic: Cyber bullying detection using social netwroks analysis] (Presently - PhD student at University of Ottawa)
- Kasun Senevirathna (2014) [A secure and privacy-aware cloud-based architecture for online social networks] (Presently - Information Systems Business Analyst, Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg)
- Shreelatha Bhadravati (2014)(Co-supervised with Dr. M. Khabbazian) [Thesis topic: Scalable secret sharing of multimedia] (Presently - Software Developer at Protegra, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
- Ankita Lathey (Bhardwaj) (2014) [Thesis topic: Secure image enhancement over cloud] (Presently - Data Architect at Pacific Blue Cross, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
- Nishant Joshi (Visiting MS Student from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India, September 2012 - February 2013) (Secruity in wireless sensor networks) (Presently - Assistant Professor at Jain College of Engineering, Mysore, India)
- Robert Bisewski (2012) [Thesis topic: Modeling, simulation and analysis of a weaponry-equipped camera surveillance system] (Presently - Data Analyst at Vaccine and Drug Evaluation Centre, Winnipeg, Canada)
- Khaled Amriki (2012) [Thesis topic: A scientific approach for the placement of surveillance cameras on a bus] (Presently - IT Developer at ICAD (the Innovative Contractors for Advanced Dimensions) in Saudi Arabia)
- Saeed Alharthi (2011) [Thesis topic: Improved methods for secret image and video sharing] (Presently - PhD student University of Ottawa)


Undergraduate Students:

@ University at Albany, SUNY:
- Madeeha Khan (Honors Thesis) [Encrypted domain audio keyword search]
- Neha Sharma (Intern, 2017)[Online PDf merge in encrypted domain] (Presently - Software Engineer at 99acres, Noida, India)
- Kaliel Williamson (2016) [Secure emailing] (Presently - Software Developer at Fintech, New York City
@ University of Winnipeg:
- Kshtij Kansal (Intern, 2014) [Encrypted domain scaling/cropping of JPEG2000 images] (Presently - Software Engineer at Epic Health Services, Verona, Wisconsin, USA)
- James Colp (2014) (Presently - Software Developer at Great-West Life, Winnipeg)
- Taylor Budzan (2013-14) (Presently - Associate System Analyst at Canada Life, Winnipeg)
- Adam Rehill (2012) (Presently - Intermediate Consultant & Software Developer at Online Business Systems)
- Michael Moski (2012) [An intuitive touch screen interface for car remote control] (Presently - Business Analyst at Priceline Partner Network and Owner at Hill Street Works, Winnipeg)
- Kevin Hildebrand (2011) [Text secret sharing]
- Michael Saull (2010)
- Laura Horosko (2010)
- Yizhe Zeng (2010)
- Spencer Guest (2009)
- Weiguo Zhang (2009)
- Vitali Unke (2009)


Last updated: March 3, 2018.