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  • Job title of nominated professional: Co-Director
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): University of New Haven Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group
  • Website: http://www.unhcfreg.com
  • Company size (employees): 15
  • Country: United States

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

- Many of his students view him as a mentor rather than a teacher

- Cares about spreading security and privacy education and awareness to everyone he meets

- Works hard and became assistant dean of the college of engineering at University of New Haven within 2 years of teaching

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Dr. Ibrahim (Abe) Baggili is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Assistant Dean of the Tagliatela College of Engineering at the University of New Haven. He recently received the Elder Family Endowed Chair position for his many accomplishments. Along side his work at the University of New Haven, he is editor and chief of the Open Access Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law.

He specializes in cyber forensics and security. Prior to coming to UNH, he was the director of the Advanced Cyber Forensics Research Laboratory (ACFRL) in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Information Technology from Purdue University, USA. His PhD research focused on information security and cyber forensics. While at Purdue, Dr. Baggili was a researcher at both the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), and the Cyber Forensics Laboratory. He also was a Graduate Lecturer and taught classes.

Dr. Baggili’s research interests include cyber forensics from technical, social, and psychological perspectives, and finding ways to improve the scientific validity of the field. He has worked closely with law enforcement, published work on real challenges facing cybercriminal investigators, and has presented his work at a number of conferences worldwide. He has led several research projects, including the effect of anonymity and integrity on cyber engagement, authorship attribution of SMS messages, iPhone forensics, volatile memory forensics, e-mail forensics, computer event reconstruction, standardization of digital evidence, and the forensics of social networking applications on mobile devices.

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