Nasir Memon is director of the Information Systems and Internet Security Laboratory at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He also leads a graduate education and research training program focusing on interdisciplinary research in cybersecurity in collaboration with other schools at NYU. Memon, who has a PhD in computer science from the University of Nebraska, has been designated an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to data compression and multimedia security and has received three IEEE “best paper” awards. He created the largest student-focused security event in the world, known as CSAW, in which more than 20,000 students participate each year. He cofounded two early-stage startups housed in NYU Tandon’s BEST incubator, and has co-invented 12 patents. Organizations that have funded Memon’s research include the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, Intel, HP Labs, and IBM.