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

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
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
Faculty Fellow, Center for Technology in Government (CTG UAlbany)
What's new
  • [7/2022] Shashank Arora has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation defense on July 22nd.
  • [7/2022] Oguz Aranay has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation defense on July 21st.
  • [6/2022] Delighted to receive my 4th Outstanding Area Editor Award for service at the Signal Processing: Image Communication Journal (2022)
  • [6/2022] Our paper co-authored by O. Aranay and P. K. Atrey, titled "Active Genetic Learning with Evidential Uncertainty for Identifying Mushroom Toxicity" has been accepted at the IEEE MIPR-MAWA 2022 Workshop.
  • [5/2022] Our paper co-authored by O. Kulkarni, S. Arora and P. K. Atrey, titled "GARGI: Selecting Gaze-Aware Representative Group Image from a Live Photo" will be presented at the IEEE MIPR 2022 Conference.
  • [3/2022] Our paper co-authored by O. Aranay and P. K. Atrey, titled "Deep Active Genetic Learning-Based Assessment of Lakes’ Water Quality Using Climate Data" has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing.

    For past news, click here.

Education [More details]
- Ph.D. (Computer Science), School of Computing, National University of Singapore (2006). (Ranked among top 4 schools in the world in computer science as per the QS World University Rankings 2021)

Research Interests [More details] [Google Scholar Profile]
My current research interests are in the area of security and privacy with a focus on secure-domain cloud-based large-scale multimedia analytics (i.e., encrypted domain processing, cleaning, editing, searching and deduplication of multimedia data), media-rich disinformation detection, forensics, and mitigation, applied cryptography, and social media analysis.

Current Research Students [Former students]
- Omkar Kulkarni (Ph.D.) [Bias-Aware Gaze Uniformity Detection and Correction in Group Images]
Recent Ph.D. Graduates
- Shashank Arora (Ph.D.) [Frameworks for Secure Collaborative and Concurrent Editing]
- Oguz Aranay (Ph.D.) [Deep Active Genetic with Evidential Uncertainty for Agriculture Crops and Water Quality Assessment]

Recent Publications [Full list of publications]
- O. Aranay and P. K. Atrey. Active genetic learning with evidential uncertainty for identifying mushroom toxicity. The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia for Agriculture and Water Applications (MAWA) in conjunction with the 5th IEEE International Conference Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'22), San Jose, USA, August 2022.
- O. Kulkarni, S. Arora and P. K. Atrey. GARGI: Selecting gaze-aware representative group image from a live photo. The 5th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR'22), San Jose, USA, August 2022.
- O. Aranay and P. K. Atrey. Deep active genetic learning-based assessment of lakes’ water quality using climate data. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, (Online First Version) (2022)
- S. Arora and P. K. Atrey. Secure collaborative editing using secret sharing. IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), Montpellier, France, December 2021.
- O. Kulkarni, V. Patil, V. K. Singh and P. K. Atrey. Accuracy and fairness in pupil detection algorithm. IEEE International Conference on Big Multimedia (BigMM), Taichung, Taiwan, November 2021.
- V. Patil, S. Parikh, O. Kulkarni, K. Bhatia and P. K. Atrey. GeoSecure-C: A method for secure GPS trajectory compression over cloud. The ninth annual IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS'2021), Virtual, October 2021.
- F. Ding, G. Zhu, Y. Li, X. Zhang, P. K. Atrey and S. Lyu. Anti-forensics for face swapping videos via adversarial training. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 24:3429-3441 (July 2021).

Teaching [Past teaching]
Spring 2022
ICSI-499 Capstone Project in Computer Science
ICSI-433/533 Multimedia Computing

Awards & Honours
- Outstanding Area Editor Award for service at the Signal Processing: Image Communication Journal (2022). Click here for photo.
- Best Paper Award: GeoSecure-R: Secure computation of geographical distance using region-anonymized GPS data. The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM) (2020). Click here for photo.
- Plaque of Appreciation on completing 10 years of service on the editorial board of ETRI Journal. Click here for photo.
- 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 at the 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)
- IEEE 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)
- Best Editor Award (2012), ETRI Journal
- Best Reviewer Award (2009), ETRI Journal
- IEEE ICME Quality Reviewer Recognition (2011)

Media Coverage
- [12/2018] NPR (WAMC) - Academic Minutes: Prof. Atrey appeared on NPR (WAMC) - Academic Minutes and talked about a new way to fight fake news. To listen, click "here".
- [07/2018] UAlbany News: Prof. Atrey and his student Vikram Patil were featured in UAlbany News "A Safer Way to Share Your Location" featuring their recent work on GPS location privacy.
- [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.

Grants
- UAlbany State Grant (2014-2022)
- 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)

Recent Professional Activities [Past professional activities]
Editorial Boards
- Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia (TMM).
- 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.

Conference Organization
- Session Co-chair, ICMR'22: ACM IACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, Newark, NJ, June 2022.
- TPC Member, ICME'22: IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Taipei, Taiwan, July 2022.
- Workshop Co-chair, MIPR'22: The 5th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, San Jose (Virtual), CA, USA, August 2022.
- TPC Member, MIPR'22: The 5th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, San Jose (Virtual), CA, USA, August 2022.
- TPC Member, NarSUM: ACM MM 2022 Workshop on User-Centric Narrative Summarization of Long Videos, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2022.
- TPC Member, MM'22: ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2022.
- TPC Member, ICASSP'22: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Singapore, May 2022.
- Area Chair, WIFS'22: IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, Shanghai, China, December 2022.

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