Narek Malkhasyan

PhD Student at University of Florida

Location
Gainesville, Florida Area
Industry
Research
Previous
  1. Innovative Scheduling,
  2. Netsoft USA,
  3. Hylink JSC
Education
  1. University of Florida, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Background

Education

University of Florida, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
 (expected)

National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Fingerprint Authentication Systems

Research topic: ways of leveraging steganographic data concealment techniques for securing fingerprint based remote authentication systems, effectiveness assessment of this kind of protection.

National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems

Master's Degree, Programming

Yerevan State University, Faculty of Applied Mathematics

Bachelor's Degree, Programming

Publications

Overview of Methods of Biometric Based Key Protection(Link)

"Mathematical Problems of Computer Science", National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
2012

The security of any modern cryptosystem relies on the assumption that keys used for authentication and message encryption are kept secret. This assumption is not easy to satisfy in most practical applications. The most commonly used method is the encryption of keys stored on a computer device using conventional passwords. However, passwords are vulnerable against numerous attacks since they can be either guessed or stolen. Another basic problem is the user authentication. It is well known that when using a traditional and widely used cryptography methods, user authentication is achieved by the "challenge - response" protocols, the essence of which is the verification of the fact that the party that wants to confirm his identity possesses a secret key. In this paper an overview of methods of password generation from biometric data is presented. Also, some challenges and possible directions of future research are discussed.

Authors:

Authentication Based on Fingerprints with Steganographic Data Protection(Link)

International Journal “Information Theories and Applications”, Institute for Information Theories and Applications
2013

This paper examines security problems of biometric based authentication. An authentication method is suggested, which is based on fingerprints with steganographic data protection in all stages of functioning. Suggested procedures of fingerprint based enrollment and authentication are functionally described.

Securing Fingerprint Based Authentication Using Steganographic Techniques(Link)

International Student Conference "CyberSecurity for the Next Generation", Kaspersky Academy
2013

This paper examines the applications of steganography for ensuring security at all stages of fingerprint based authentication. An authentication method is suggested, which leverages steganographic data concealment techniques for ensuring secure transmission and storage of fingerprint data. Suggested procedures of fingerprint based enrolment and authentication are functionally described. An algorithm is proposed for selecting the most informative fingerprint fragment, which is needed for the suggested authentication method. A method of increasing the informativeness of the selected fragment is proposed for providing more accurate authentication.

Experience

Senior Software Developer

Innovative Scheduling
(7 months)

Developed an intranet Silverlight application used by a railroad company to monitor the efficiency of train cars used in a railroad network in terms of time and distance. Working on the application's database using SQL Management Studio 2012 and on the application's UI using MVVM Light framework, Telerik controls and ArcGIS library.

Software Developer

Innovative Scheduling
(2 years 3 months)Armenia

Developed an intranet Silverlight application used by a railroad company as a service quality analysis and performance assessment tool. Used Silverlight Telerik controls for rich GUI development and WCF RIA services for communication with the backend.

Developed an intranet web application used to assist a trucking company to develop and maintain an optimal service network and optimal linehaul schedule. Used ASP.NET MVC framework for backend development and HTML, AJAX, JQuery and Telerik controls for GUI development.

Software Developer

Netsoft USA
(1 year 1 month)Armenia

Developed an intranet web application intended to streamline, support and audit expense management processes. Participated in all stages of the application's development life cycle including the design of functional specifications, database design, multitier loosely coupled architecture design, GUI and service layer development and creation of unit tests. Used ASP.NET MVC framework for backend development, HTML, AJAX and JQuery for rich GUI development, also worked with Microsoft Entity Framework for connecting the repository layer to the database. Created unit tests with the aid of the Visual Studio unit testing framework.

Software Developer

Hylink JSC
(1 year 3 months)Armenia

Developed a security software application intended to lock and unlock a workstation depending on its proximity to a device paired to it via Bluetooth (e.g. a mobile phone or a tablet). Used MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes) framework for GUI development and a company developed Bluetooth protocol stack for the interaction between a workstation and a paired device.

Languages

  1. Armenian

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Russian

    Full professional proficiency
  3. English

    Full professional proficiency

Test Scores

TOEFL IBT

Score: 103 from 120

GRE Revised General Test (Verbal)

Score: 159 from 170

GRE Revised General Test (Quantitative)

Score: 168 from 170

Courses

Independent Coursework

  • Coursera "Machine Learning" Class by Andrew Ng
  • Coursera "Neural Networks for Machine Learning" Class by Geoffrey Hinton
  • Coursera "Probabilistic Graphical Models" class by Daphne Koller

Skills

  • ASP.NET MVC
  • WCF
  • Silverlight
  • .NET
  • AJAX
  • C#
  • Visual Studio
  • jQuery
  • C++
  • LINQ
  • HTML
  • WPF
  • Entity Framework
  • JavaScript
  • Telerik
  • OOP
  • Software Development
  • ADO.NET
  • MFC
  • XAML
  • MVVM
  • Multithreading
  • Subversion
  • WinForms
  • Database Design
  • T-SQL
  • CSS
  • MASM
  • x86 Assembly
  • Unit Testing
  • Application Architecture
  • Design Patterns
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Win32 API
  • Visual C++
  • XML
  • Web Services
  • UML
  • TFS
  • Databases
  • JSON
  • NI LabVIEW
  • GNU Octave
  • ArcGIS
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  1. Interests

    • Soccer,
    • squash,
    • mountain hiking,
    • fishing
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