Shashank Arora

Research Lab
Albany Lab for Privacy and Security
Department of Computer Science
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY)
UAB 419, 1215 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 USA
sarora3 [at] albany [dot] edu, shashankarora105 [at] gmail [dot] com
Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Resume

About Me

Hello! My name is Shashank Arora, and I am currently a faculty at University at Albany, SUNY. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University at Albany, SUNY. My research interests include Applied Cryptography, Cloud Security, Multimedia Computing and Forensics. I am currently working on projects in the areas of secure processing & editing of data over cloud, secure communication protocols in cloud systems and gaze detection and correction in group images. I am working with Prof. Pradeep Atrey at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Academic Background
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University at Albany, SUNY, USA (August 2017 - December 2022)
  • M.S. Computer Science, University at Albany, SUNY, USA (August 2015 - December 2016)
  • B.Tech. Computer Science, Amity University, India (August 2008 - May 2012).

Work Experience
  • Faculty, University at Albany, SUNY, USA (August 2023 - Present)
  • Research Assistant, University at Albany, SUNY, USA (October 2022 - July 2023)
  • Teaching Assistant, University at Albany, SUNY, USA (August 2017 - July 2022)
  • Student Research Assistant, University at Albany, SUNY, USA (January 2016 - May 2017)
  • Software Engineer, Wipro Technologies, Hyderabad, India (September 2012 - June 2015)


  • CSI 409/509: Automata and Formal Languages (Fall 2023)
  • CSI 518: Software Engineering (Fall 2023)

Teaching Assistant
  • CSI 201: Introduction to Computer Science (Fall 2017, Fall 2019, Fall 2021, Summer 2022)
  • CSI 210: Discrete Structures (Fall 2020)
  • CSI 213: Data Structures (Summer 2021)
  • CSI 311: Principles of Programming Languages (Spring 2018, Fall 2018)
  • CSI 404: Computer Organization (Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2022)
  • CSI 409: Automata and Formal Languages (Spring 2020)
  • CSI 412: Operating Systems (Fall 2020)
  • CSI 426/526: Cryptography (Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021)
  • CSI 433/533: Multimedia Computing (Fall 2019)
  • CSI 499: Capstone Project in Computer Science (Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022)

Hobbies and Interests

In my spare time, I like to read fiction novels. I've been working on The Wheel of Time series for an embarrassingly long amount of time. I'm on book 12, The Gathering Storm, right now. If I'm not reading, I try to practice playing guitar as much as I can to try to keep my passion for music alive. I also try to keep up to date with the latest Metal and Rock releases and try to attend as many concerts as I can. I've been playing guitar for almost 15 years now. Once a week, I tune into the Critical Role D&D stream. Although I've never played D&D myself, I find the interactive storytelling fascinating.