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Nasir Memon
 
Nasir Memon is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU and  the founding director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP), a collaborative initiative of multiple schools within NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi including NYU-Steinhardt, NYU-Wagner, NYU-Stern and NYU-Courant. His research interests include digital forensics, data compression, biometrics, and information security. 
 
Memon earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India. He received a Master of Science in Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska. 
 
He has published more than 250 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds a dozen patents in image compression and security.  He has won several awards including best paper award and the Jacobs Excellence in Education award.   His research has been featured in NBC nightly news, NY Times, MIT Review, Wired.Com, New Science Magazine etc. 
 
He was  the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Security and Forensics and the editorial board of several other journals. 
 
He is the founder of CSAW - the largest student centric cyber security event. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
 
Abstract: "The Internet of Humans and Things: Emerging Challenges in Security and Privacy"
 
Computing is becoming centered on the vast amounts of information captured and made accessible as all humans and devices get connected into to an “Internet of Humans and Things” (IoHT). By 2020 it is expected that 20 billion devices will be connected to the Internet and this is further projected to reach a trillion, soon after. IoHT will span the energy grid, water supply, law and order, first responder networks, health care systems and transportation systems. It will encompass medical implants, alarm clocks, wearable systems, automobiles, washing machines and traffic lights. This talk will discuss challanges that will have to be overcome from a security and privacy point of view as we move towards the vision of IoHT and the trmendous benefits it can bring.