I am an Assistant Graduate Professor at Stevens. Before joining Stevens in 2009, I completed my Ph.D.
from Rutgers University.
The title of my dissertation was
Robust Decentralized Authentication for Public Keys and
Geographic Location. Links to my research and teaching are given below; Linked-in has details of
: 307 Lieb Building
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
Office Hours : Friday 2PM-3PM, or by appointment.
: 201 216 5048
- Robust and infrastructure free authentication for peer-to-peer systems, ad-hoc networks, online social networks,
and the Internet.
- Robust authentication of general attributes.
- Security and Incentives in Online Social Networks
V. Pathak, S. Smaldone and L. Iftode.
Social Farm: Making Social Networks Work for Profit.
To appear in the Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Social Media Engagement (SoME)
, March 28-29, 2011. In conjunction with WWW'11.
Improving Supply Chain Robustness and Preventing Counterfeiting through Authenticated Product Labels.
Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 2010), November 2010.
Combating Web Plagiarism and Improving Internet Safety by Authenticating Web Content.
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST) , November 2010.
V. Pathak, D. Yao, and L. Iftode
Securing Location Aware Services Over VANET Using
Geographical Secure Path Routing.
Proceedings of the International Conference on
Vehicular Electronics and Safety - ICVES, September 2008.
V. Pathak, D. Yao, and L. Iftode.
Improving Email Trustworthiness through Social-Group
Fifth Conference on Email and Anti-Spam - CEAS, August 2008.
V. Pathak and L. Iftode. Byzantine Fault Tolerant Public Key
Authentication in Peer-to-peer Systems.
Computer Networks, Vol 50/4, March 2006.
I am interested in computer and internet security issues, both from the
research and business angles.
I also have a B.Tech. (Aerospace Engg.) from IIT Bombay,
and an M.B.A. (Finance and Leadership) from the Stern School of Business at NYU.