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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
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  • 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.

7 Responses to “Ibrahim (Abe) Baggili, Ph.D.”

  1. That’s what I call being GREAT at what you do!

  2. Sazeed Haque on February 12, 2016

    – Truly understands security from a business application and risk perspective.

    – Innovative security professional, passionate about his work.

    – Shares his breadth of knowledge in a very collaborative fashion.

  3. Daniel Walnycky on February 13, 2016

    Abe has been an amazing mentor and friend to me. He has helped me to see my potential and to apply my security skills into real world applications. I owe my career confidence to him.

  4. Kevin J Conlan on February 13, 2016

    -Abe brings a highly effective strategy to his teaching, that we frankly need to see more of in academia: he encourages all of his students to work hard on innovative and new research projects, thus creating an army of students with ingenuity, creativity, plain-old grit and mental toughness, and other skill sets that will help them greatly in their future careers.

    -Abe not only thinks 10-steps ahead, he encourages his students to do the same.

    -Abe has done many great things at the University of New Haven in a very short period of time. Other universities would be very lucky to have professors with the same drive and thirst for scholarship.

  5. zhaoheng yang on February 14, 2016

    Abe has strong vision about cyber forensics research field and full of innovation. Talking with him is rewarding.
    Abe know the essence of team work and passed this knowledge to us. I learned a lot
    from him as I worked in the group.
    Abe’s passion about knowledge and work encouraged everyone around him. He enlightened me into finding my career path.

  6. Devon Clark on February 15, 2016

    Abe is always finding new and interesting ways to contribute to the field of cyber security. He recognizes passion and works extremely hard to support his students’ projects and research. He has opened doors for me and everyone in our lab because of his perseverance and belief in his peers. Abe has been an amazing mentor to me and so many others as an educator and friend, making him a worthy recipient of this award and honor.

  7. Matthew Morrone on February 22, 2016

    Abe really helped to bring out my potential and peaked my cyber security interests. He has been more than just a teacher in my life and after being out of UNH now for over a year, every few weeks he still texts me to see how things are going. He brings out the best in his students and is always around to support his students during and after they leave his classroom. Thank you for all you do Abe!

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