Bio

Babak D. Beheshti is professor and interim dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). The School has approximately 3000 students, including undergraduate and graduate programs in two New York campuses, as well as in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Babak has been a full-time faculty member at NYIT for more than 30 years.

Over the last 20+ years, Beheshti has worked in R&D with companies in the embedded systems and wireless technology industry. He has successfully managed joint R&D programs with Asian, European, and U.S. companies, including Siemens Mobile, Nokia, Samsung, KDDI, and LG.

An active member of IEEE since 1991, Beheshti is currently a member of the IEEE Board of Directors, having held positions at section, region, and major board levels. He has been a member of the IEEE’s Publication Services & Products Board (PSPB), as well as the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board.

Beheshti is a recipient of the IEEE MGA Leadership Award; the IEEE Millennium Medal; the IEEE Long Island Section Athanasios Papoulis Outstanding Educator Award, given for noteworthy contributions to engineering education; and three IEEE Region 1 Awards, including a 2008 IEEE Northeastern Region Technical Innovation Award "For Providing Technical Leadership in the Development of State-of-the Art Reconfigurable Wireless Technologies."

Beheshti received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and master's and bachelor’s degrees at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Publications/Presentations

  • H. Al Shebli and B. Beheshti, “A Study on Penetration Testing Process and Tools,” Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT2018), May 4, 2018, Farmingdale, New York.
  • S. Surendran, A. Nassef, and B. Beheshti, “A Survey of Cryptographic Algorithms for IoT Devices,” Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT2018), May 4, 2018, Farmingdale, New York.
  • B. Beheshti, cited in “The History of Wireless Everything”, Gizmodo, https://gizmodo.com/the-history-of-wireless-everything-1795227728, December 2017.
  • Z. Khan, I. Ahmed, Saleel Ap, B. Beheshti, and I. Ahmad, “Security in the Internet of Things (IoT),” Fourth HCT Information Technology Trends Conference (ITT 2017), HCT - Al Ain Women's College, Al Ain, UAE, October 25-25, 2017.
  • Saleel A.P., M. Nazeer, and B. Beheshti, “Linux Kernel OS Local Root Exploit,” Proceedings of 2017 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT2017), May 5 2017, Farmingdale, New York.
  • “Encryption for the Internet of Things (IoT),” (In)Secure Magazine, Issue 51, 20 September 2016.
  • “Smart Devices Undone by Dumb Security,” The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2016.
  • B. Beheshti, “A Framework for Wireless Sensor Network Security,” Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT2016), April 29, 2016, Farmingdale, New York.
  • Ziqian Dong, Fang Li, Babak Beheshti, Alan Mickelson, Marta Panero, and Nada Anid, “Autonomous Real-Time Water Quality Sensing As An Alternative To Conventional Monitoring To Improve The Detection Of Food, Energy And Water Indicators And Stressors,” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 1-8, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s13412-016-0383-8.
  • B. Beheshti, “Fixed Point Performance of Interpolation/Extrapolation Algorithms for Resource Constrained Wireless Sensors,” Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT2015), May 3, 2015, Farmingdale, New York.
  • B. Beheshti, “Use of Adaptive Estimation as a Predictor to Evaluate Sensor Reading Anomalies in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT2014), May 2, 2014, Farmingdale, New York.
  • B. Beheshti and H. Michel, “Performance of a Reference Implementation of a Novel Technical Reference Model for Wireless Sensor Networks,” International Journal of Modern Engineering, Fall 2013.
  • B. Beheshti, “A New Scripting Language and Parser for System Goal Specification in I-TRM Based Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of 2013 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT2013), May 3, 2013, Farmingdale, New York.

Honors + Awards

  • 2014 recipient of the IEEE MGA Leadership Award for dedicated leadership in serving IEEE members at the section, region, US, and global levels, and for contributing significantly towards achieving the goals of the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board, November 2014.
  • IEEE Long Island Section, Athanasius Papoulis Outstanding Educator Award, presented to educators in engineering, science, or mathematics who have demonstrated innovative teaching techniques, March 2013.
  • IEEE Region 1 Technical Innovation Award "For Providing Technical Leadership in the Development of State-of-the Art Reconfigurable Wireless Technologies," 2009.
  • IEEE Long Island Section, Charles Hirsch Award for Noteworthy Contributions to Reconfigurable Wireless Technology, 2008.
  • Ellis College Award of Excellence in Teaching in Math, Science and Technology, January 2007.

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT

  • Beheshti has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels ranging from computer science to telecommunications networks to electrical and computer engineering and technology.

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