Dr. Paolo Gasti is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the New York Institute of Technology (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.

Paolo Gasti describes his work in cybersecurity.

Paolo Gasti describes his work in cybersecurity.

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 + Awards

  • Fulbright scholar

Courses Taught at NYIT

  • 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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