Nasir Memon

Nasir Memon
Interim Dean of Computer Science, Data Science, and Engineering

Nasir Memon is the Interim Dean of Computer Science, Data Science, and Engineering at NYU Shanghai and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering. He is an affiliate faculty at the Computer Science Department in NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He has previously served as the Vice Dean for Academics and Student Affairs, Associate Dean and Department Head of NYU Tandon Online and Department Head of Computer Science and Engineering at the NYU Tandon. He introduced cyber security studies to NYU Tandon, and was the co-founder of NYU's Center for Cyber Security (CCS) at New York as well as NYU Abu Dhabi. He is the founder of the OSIRIS LabCSAW, the NYU Tandon Bridge program, the Cyber Fellows program, The MS in Cyber Risk and Security with NYU Law, and The Emerging Technologies MS. He has received several best paper awards, awards for excellence in teaching and award for service to the community. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals, and was the Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Security and Forensics. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IAPR Fellow, and an SPIE Fellow for his contributions to image compression and media security and forensics. His current research interests include media forensics, biometrics, misinformation, authentication, and security and human behavior.



  • PhD, Computer Science
    University of Nebraska

  • MS, Mathematics
    Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

  • BEng, Chemical Engineering
    Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Awards and Distinctions

  • President Elect. IEEE Biometric Council. 2022-2025.

  • BITS Pilani Distinguished Alum Award, 2022

  • Fellow IAPR, 2020.

  • Academic Leadership of the Year Award, 2019. The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education 

  • CVPR'19 best paper finalist (top 1% submission)

  • University Distinguished Teaching Award. Honorable Mention. 2017.

  • SPIE Fellow 2014

  • Best Research in Advanced ID Systems: Online Authentication of Digital Signature through Mobile Phones. Nasir Memon and Napa Sae-Bae. 2014

  • Best Paper Award:  Xiang Liu, Liyun Li, and Nasir Memon.  International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining, 2013.  

  • Best Paper Award: IEEE Signal Processing Society. Protecting Biometric Templates with Sketch: Theory and Practice. Yagiz Sutcu, Qiming Li and Nasir Memon. 2012‏

  • IEEE Fellow 2010

  • IEEE Signal Processing Soceity; Distinguished Lecturer: Nasir Memon, 2011-2012

  • Best Paper Award: DFRWS 2008 Annual Conference. Anandabrata Pal, Husrev Sencar, and Nasir Memon

  • Jacobs Excellence in Education Award. Polytechnic University, 2002.

  • ISO/IEC Certificate of Appreciation. International Standards Organization, 2002.

  • NSF CAREER AWARD: Lossless, Near-Lossless and Lossy Plus Lossless Image Compression. Nasir Memon. 15-May-1997


Research Interests

  • Media Forensics

  • Biometrics

  • Authentication

  • Network Security

  • Data Compression

  • Cybersecurity​