Dr. Paolo Gasti is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Dr. Gasti's research focuses on behavioral biometrics, privacy-preserving biometric authentication and identification, secure multi-party protocols, and network security. His recent work includes protocols for secure genomic computation, privacy-preserving document similarity, secure document caching, and distributed denial-of-service detection and prevention in future Internet architectures. He served as a member of the NDN project, which is a National Science Foundation-sponsored initiative with the goal of designing a new network architecture that might eventually replace the current Internet. His work has been sponsored by DARPA and the National Science Foundation. Gasti worked as a research scholar at University of California. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Genoa, Italy. He is a Fulbright fellow.

Recent Projects/Research

  • National Science Foundation: Leveraging Movement, Posture, and Anthropometric Contexts to Strengthen the Security of Mobile Biometrics
  • National Science Foundation: Towards Energy-Efficient Privacy-Preserving Active Authentication of Smartphone Users
  • Privacy-preserving active authentication
  • Energy-efficient cryptographic protocols
  • Privacy-preserving user matching
  • Security and privacy in Named Data Networking
  • Location privacy


For a full list of publications, visit Dr. Gasti's website.

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright scholar

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • CSCI 610: Theoretical Concepts in Computers and Computation
  • CSCI 651: Algorithmic Concepts
  • INCS 741: Cryptography
  • CSCI 330: Operating Systems (undergraduate)
  • INCS 615/CSCI 440/ITEC 440: Network Security and Perimeter Protection
  • CSCI 185: Programming II
  • CSCI 125: Programming I

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