Professor Delaram Kahrobaei is the Chair of Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science at University of York (UK) since November 2018 and the director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security. Before coming to York, she was a Full Professor at the City University of New York. She has adjunct appointments at CUNY Graduate Center in the PhD Program in Computer Science as well as the M.S. Program in Data Science. She is a faculty at Initiatives for Theoretical Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Center for Cyber Security at the New York University as well as the President/co-founder of a university start-up Infoshield, Inc.

Kahrobaei is one of the Associate Editors of the Advances of Mathematics of Communication, published by the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences. 
She is the chief editor of the International Journal of Computer Mathematics: Computer Systems Theory, Taylor & Francis.  

Her main research areas are Post-Quantum Algebraic Cryptography, Information Security, Data Science, Applied Algebra. She is particularly interested in developing post-quantum fully homomorphic encryption algorithms for secure processing of sensitive data by artificial intelligence systems using combinatorial algebra.

Her research has been partially supported by grants from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Canadian New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration (NFRFE), American Association of Advancement in Sciences (AAAS), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security Agency (NSA), Research Foundation of CUNY (RF), UK-Netherlands: York Maastricht Partnership Investment FundLondon Mathematical Society, Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Swiss National Foundation, Institut Henri Poincare, Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). She has 80 publications in prestigious journals and conference proceedings including 6 edited books and several patents, since 2004 when she obtained her PhD.

Her educational effort had been partially supported by grants from NASA and NSF ($400K). She is in the Advisory Committee for the newly created CUNY Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Kahrobaei is a member of faculty advisory board of the Data Science @CUNY. She is the founder of New York Women in Mathematics and Computing Network and received NSF grant ($230K) to support such activities. 

She was previously an Assistant Professor in Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Statistics
, at Scotland’s prestigious University of St Andrews and a member of Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Computational Algebra (2004-2006). 

She was a visiting Professor in Sorbonne University Paris 6, University of Toronto, 
Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES, Paris), University of Geneva,  Institut Henri Poincare (Paris), 
University of Politecnica Catalunya (Barcelona).

She has given 240 invited talks in international and national conferences and seminars.

Kahrobaei has organized over 51 conferences both internationally and nationally.

Here are Kahrobaei’s past PhD students and postdocs in New York: [Former PhD Students]

  • Maggie Habeeb [Ph.D. Mathematics, 2012, (duration 2 years), Currently Tenured Associate Professor, California University in Pennsylvania, Department of Mathematics]
  • Bobby Koupparis [Ph.D. Mathematics, 2012, (duration 2 years) Currently Director, Head of Data Science, Strategy & Analytics, Quant, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, New York, USA]
  • Ha T. Lam [Ph.D. Mathematics 2014, (duration 2 years) Postdoc at CUNY Graduate Center, then CTO at Infoshield, Inc., then Postdoc at Ericsson, Currently Security Engineer at Oblong Industries in LA]
  • Bren Cavallo [Ph.D. in Mathematics 2015, (duration 3 years) currently Data Engineer and scientist, Analytics at Facebook]
  • Jonathan Gryak [Ph.D. in Computer Science 2017, (duration 3 years), CUNY Graduate Center, Currently Assistant Research Scientist (a research faculty position) in the Michigan Institute for Data Science, at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor]
  • Matluba Khodjaeva [Ph.D. in Computer Science 2017, duration 1 year, CUNY Graduate Center, currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor, City University of New York, John Jay College, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Doctoral Faculty at CUNY Graduate Center, PhD Program in Computer Science, Member of the Digital Forensics Cybersecurity.]
  • Alexander Wood [Ph.D. in Computer Science, September 2018, CUNY Graduate Center, postdoctoral fellow at University of Michigan, Computational Medicine Department]
  • Jordi Delgado [Visiting PhD student in Mathematics from Barcelona, CUNY Graduate Center, Summer and Fall 2015, currently postdoctoral fellow at University of Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain]
  • Armin Weiss [Postdoc in Computer Science, summer 2015, CUNY Graduate Center, currently researcher at Stuttgart University, Germany, Department of Computer Science]
  • Alexey Gribov [Postdoc in Computer Science, 2015-January 2017, CUNY Graduate Center, currently Scientist at Symbiont, a New York-based startup applying blockchain technology to finance]

Kahrobaei is one of the co-organisers of the following seminars:


Delaram Kahrobaei ©2020


Tel:           +44 (0)1904 325451 (York, UK)  +44 (0) 7508 246308 (London, UK)   +33 (0)7 83 12 23 35 (Paris, France)  +1 212 817 8205 (New York, USA)

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Address:    Department of Computer Science (CSE/039), University of York, Deramore Lane, York, YO10 5GH, United Kingdom

Matluba Khodjaeva
Bobby Koupparis
Jonathan Gryak

Maggie Habeeb

Alexander Wood

Ha Lam

Bren Cavallo

University of York 2019

Vladimir Shpilrain

Armin Weiss

Gilbert Baumslag

Alexey Gribov
Jordi Delgado


I am a swimmer and won several medals in college.
I am the aunt of Dara-Olivier.
My cat Professor Who.
I play the flute.

I love bookshops and that includes the Brandy Library in TriBeCa New York.
I enjoy cooking (French, Italian, Persian, Japanese, Turkish, Kurdish, Iberian) and wine tasting (especially French).

I take bilingual acting workshops in Paris and New York.