PhD Students

About Directors

Amir Masoumzadeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at SUNY Albany. He’s also affiliated with the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity and the Informatics PhD Program. He received his PhD in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Master’s and Bachelor’s in Computer Science/Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and Ferdowsi University, respectively.

Amir’s research interests revolve around information security, privacy, and trust in modern information systems. More specific areas of research include theoretical models and mechanisms for specification, analysis, verification, and testing access control policies in computing systems; data anonymization; browser security; privacy in online social networks and location-based services.

Pradeep K. Atrey is an Associate Professor at the State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor at University of Ottawa, Canada. Previously he was an Associate Professor at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, M.S. in Software Systems and B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from India. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Pardeep’s current research interests are in the area of Security and Privacy with a focus on multimedia surveillance and privacy, multimedia security, secure-domain cloud-based large-scale multimedia analytics, and social media.