Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

QC The City University of New York

Honorary Chair of Cybersecurity, University of York (UK)

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Engineering New York University

Doctoral Faculty The Initiatives for the Theoretical Sciences, The CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Delaram Kahrobaei is a tenured full Professor in the Computer Science and Mathematics Departments at Queens College, The City University of New York. (Since 2021)

Kahrobaei is the Honorary Chair of Cybersecurity at the University of York (UK), one of the Russell Group Universities in the United Kingdom.

She is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, teaching graduate courses in Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Cryptography, Foundations of Computer Science.

Kahrobaei was featured as "Voices of Women at IHES" in the occasion of the United Nations as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Kahrobaei was featured as one of the 6 Distinguished Scientists by the IHES for the Women in Fundamental Research.

Before going back to New York she was the Chair of Cyber Security (equivalent to Tenured Distinguished Professor) in Department of Computer Science at University of York (UK) and the founding director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security.

At CUNY Graduate Center, she is a member of the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences.

Kahrobaei is a member of Scientific Board at the Feynman Foundation, Quantum for Humanity, Brussels (Belgium).

Kahrobaei a member of QUASAR (Quantum Security via Algebras and Representation Theory) based in University of Ottawa (Canada).

Delaram is a member of The York-Maastricht strategic partnership - Responsible Data Science (UK, Netherlands).

She was the President/co-founder of a successful university start-up Infoshield, Inc, which was sold in summer 2021.

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).

Kahrobaei is the Chief/Associate Editor of the following journals:

Her main research areas are

  • Post-Quantum Algebraic Cryptography

  • Mathematics of Artificial Intelligence

  • Applied Algebra.

These 3 surveys summarise Kahrobaei's recent research work:

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 Fund, London Mathematical Society, Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Swiss National Foundation, Institut Henri Poincare, Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). She has 100+ publications in prestigious journals and conference proceedings including 7 (edited) books and several patents, since 2004 when she obtained her PhD.

She is the founder of New York Women in Mathematics and Computing Network and received NSF grant to support such activities.

She was/is a visiting Professor at

  • Sorbonne University Paris 6, France

  • University of Toronto, Canada

  • Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES, Paris), France

  • University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Institut Henri Poincare (Paris), France

  • University of Politecnica Catalunya (Barcelona), Spain

  • University of Salerno, Italy

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

She has given over 260 invited talks in international and national conferences and seminars.

Kahrobaei has organized over 60 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) Former Director, Head of Data Science, Strategy & Analytics, Quant, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, Currently Senior Vice President, Techniques, Two Sigma, New York, USA]

  • Ha T. Lam [Ph.D. Mathematics 2014, (duration 2 years) Currently Senior Applied Cryptographer at Oracle, California, Postdoc at CUNY Graduate Center, then CTO at Infoshield, Inc., then Postdoc at Ericsson, Former Security Engineer at Oblong Industries in LA]

  • Bren Cavallo [Ph.D. in Mathematics 2015, (duration 3 years) currently Senior Data scientist, AI Meta, New York]

  • Jonathan Gryak [Ph.D. in Computer Science 2017, (duration 3 years), CUNY Graduate Center, Currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Queens College, The City University of New York, Previously Assistant Research Scientist (a research faculty position) in the Michigan Institute for Data Science, at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2017-2022)]

  • 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, Currently artificial Intelligence Engineer at MITRE, highly selective National Security Accelerator Program (NSAP)]

  • 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 is Kahrobaei's PhD student at University of York (UK)

Here is Kahrobaei's PhD student at University of Salerno (Italy)

  • Martina Vigoritto (2022-2024)

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

Delaram Kahrobaei ©2022


Tel: +1.917.494.9798 (New York) +33 (0)7 83 12 23 35 (Paris) +44 (0) 7508 246 308 (London)

Web Page:

Matluba Khodjaeva

Bobby Koupparis

Jonathan Gryak

Christopher Battarbee

Maggie Habeeb

Alexander Wood

Ha Lam

Bren Cavallo

Gilbert Baumslag

University of York 2019

Timothy Spiller, Ludovic Perret

Vladimir Shpilrain

Jordi Delgado

Armin Weiss

Alexey Gribov

UK Government Event: Cybersecurity & Data Protection Conference, London, 2022


I am a swimmer and won several medals in college.

I play the flute, before doing mathematics.

I am the aunt of Dara-Olivier (a young mathematician) & Arad Oscar.

My cat Professor Who.

I love bookshops & that includes the Brandy Library in TriBeCa New York and the Shakespear Bookshop in Paris.

I enjoy cooking

(French, Italian, Persian, Japanese, Turkish, Kurdish, Iberian)

& wine/whiskey tasting

(especially French/Japanese).

I take bilingual acting workshops in Paris and New York.