Professor Delaram
 Kahrobaei is the Chair of Cyber Security at University of York (UK) since November 2018. 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. She is the director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security Research.

Kahrobaei is one of the Associate Editors of the Advances of Mathematics of Communication, published by the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Since 2019).

Her main research area is Post-Quantum Algebraic Cryptography, Information Security, Data Science, Applied 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), London Mathematical Society, Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Swiss National Foundation, Institut Henri Poincare, Association for Women in Mathematics (AMM). She has 70 publications in prestigious journals and conference proceedings including 4 edited books in AMS (3) and De Gruyter (1) and patents, since 2004 when she obtained her PhD. During her PhD studies, she was a member of New York Group Theory cooperative as well as Center for Algorithmic and Scientific Software both founded by her PhD advisor Gilbert Baumslag.

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 EntrepreneurshipKahrobaei 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, New York University,  Institut Henri Poincare (Paris), 
University of Politecnica Catalunya (Barcelona).

She has given 220 invited talks in international and national conferences and seminars.

Kahrobaei has organized over 40 conferences both internationally and nationally.

Here are Kahrobaei’s past PhD students and postdocs in New York:

  • 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, Financial Resource Management, US Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets]
  • 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) former Senior Data Scientist at AdTherent in SoHo, New York, Currently Data Scientist at M Science LLC New York City]
  • 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

    University of Michigan, Senior Research Supervisor at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in Computational Medicine and Bioinformatic Department (2017-2019).]

  • 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 in 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]

    Here are Kahrobaei’s current PhD students at York:

    • Federico Vastarini [PhD Thesis advisor, University of York, Computer Science, starting October 2019][MSc at University of Salerno, Italy]
    • Ambroise Grau [PhD co-supervisor with Professor Victoria Gould][PhD in Mathematics, University of York, UK, Starting October 2019][MSc at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland]

    • Philokypros Ioulianou [PhD Thesis co-advisor with Dr. Vasilakis][(PhD in Computer Science, University of York,UK since 2019] Intrusion detection in IoT.
    • Sijia Tian [PhD Thesis co-advisor with Dr. Vasilakis](PhD in Computer Science, University of York, UK, since 2019) Application-layer security in IoT.

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


    Delaram Kahrobaei ©2019


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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

    Vladimir Shpilrain

    Armin Weiss

    Gilbert Baumslag

    Alexey Gribov
    Jordi Delgado

    Conchita Martinez-Perez

    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.