Professor Delaram Kahrobaei is the University Dean for Research at the City University of New York (CUNY Central) since August 2021. She is also a tenured full Professor in the Computer Science and Mathematics Departments at Queens College (CUNY).
Before going back to New York she was the Chair of Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science at University of York (England) and the director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security. She has appointments at CUNY Graduate Center in the PhD Program in Computer Science, the M.S. Program in Data Science and at the Initiatives for Theoretical Sciences. 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, IncShe 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 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 85 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. 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 to support such activities. 

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) 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) 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, 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]

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


Delaram Kahrobaei ©2021


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Address:   CUNY Office of Research, 205 East 42nd Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10017

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.