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Emerging NUI-based Methods for User Authentication

Monday, February 6, 2017 -
4:00pm to 4:50pm
GLFN AUD (Gilfillan Auditorium)

Speaker Information

Nasir Memon
Computer Science and Engineering


As user demand and cost benefits of natural user interface technologies are hastening their adoption, computing devices that come equipped with these interfaces are becoming ubiquitous. Consequently, authentication mechanisms on them are becoming an essential security component to enable a wider range of applications that need higher requirements of security  as well as privacy.

In this talk we will survey the lanscape of  ”point-of-entry” user-device authentication mechanisms based on behavioral biometrics that require a natural user interaction using gestural
or non-gestural interaction for access. This interaction includes 2-D touch gestures, 3-D gestures, voice, eye tracking, and braincomputer interaction.  We will  analyze  their potential security and usability promises and issues, and discuss plausible solutions that could be pursued in future work.

Speaker Bio

Nasir Memon is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at New York University (NYU)  Tandon School of Engineering . He is one of the founding members of the Center for Cyber  Security (CCS), a collaborative initiative of multiple schools within NYU including NYU- Steinhardt, NYU ‐ Wagner, NYU  - Law. His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, data compression, network security and security and human behavior. 

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 over 250 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds a dozen patents in image compression and security. He has won several awards including the Jacobs Excellence in Education award and several best paper awards. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals and was the Editor‐In‐Chief of Transactions on Information Security and Forensics. He is an IEEE Fellow, an SPIE Fellow and was a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.