Erald Troja

Assistant Professor
PhD, Computer Science, The Graduate Center, CUNYMPhil, Computer Science, The Graduate Center, CUNYMS, Computer Information Systems, Brooklyn CollegeBS, Computer Science, Brooklyn College
I am an Assistant Professor with the Mathematics, Computer Science and Science Division of St. John's University's Collins College of Professional Studies.

I am the acting Program Director for the Cyber Security Systems program and main point of contact (POC) for St. John's University Cyber Security Center of Academic Excellence (CAE).

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Prior to joining St. John's, I served as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at IONA College teaching Computer Science and Cyber Security courses.

I have over 20+ years of industry experience working as a Sr. Systems Engineer for Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications.

My research interests include security and privacy with a focus on secure and privacy-preserving computations, location privacy and applied cryptography as well as mobile computing with a focus on location-based services, spatial databases, cognitive radio networks and delay tolerant networks.

My recent publications have been accepted in top tier conferences and journals such as ICNC, MILCOM, VTC, SIGSPATIAL, ICC, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks and IEEE Access.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching various topics on the areas of networking, network/wireless security and applied cryptography through hands-on laboratory applications.

Research Interests

My research interest topics include but are not limited to Location Privacy, Privacy-Preserving Computations, Dynamic Spectrum Access Cognitive Radio, Applied Cryptography.

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Journal Articles

Troja, E., Yadav, N., Lin, I., and Diep, N. U. (2021). Privacy-Preserving Crowd-Sensing for Dynamic Spectrum Access With Malicious Workers. IEEE Access. vol. 9, pp. 24234--24248.

Bakiras, S., Troja, E., Xu, X., and Naves, J. F. (2020). Secure and Anonymous Communications Over Delay Tolerant Networks. IEEE Access. vol. 8, pp. 88158--88169.

Troja, E., and Bakiras, S. (2017). Optimizing privacy-preserving DSA for mobile clients. Ad Hoc Networks. vol. 59, pp. 71--85.

Troja, E. (2016). Efficient Location Privacy In Mobile Applications.

Troja, E., and Bakiras, S. (2015). Leveraging P2P interactions for efficient location privacy in database-driven dynamic spectrum access. International Journal of Network Security. vol. 17, pp. 569--578.

Troja, E., and Bakiras, S. (2015). Efficient Location Privacy for Moving Clients in Database-driven Dynamic Spectrum Access.

Conference Proceedings

Troja, E., DeBello, J. E., and Nicole, R. (2021). Teaching Efficient Computer Science and Cybersecurity courses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In: EDUCON 2021.

Troja, E., and Ice, L. (2021). Fraud-resilient Privacy-preserving Crowd-sensing for Dynamic Spectrum Access. In: VTC 2021.

Troja, E., and Gitter, J. (2019). Privacy-preserving Crowd-sensing for Dynamic Spectrum Access. In: MILCOM 2019-2019 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM). pp. 1--6.

Bakiras, S., Troja, E., and Xu, X. (2017). An anonymous messaging system for delay tolerant networks. In: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). pp. 1--6.

Troja, E., and Bakiras, S. (2016). Privacy-preserving location-aware mobile advertisement. In: 2016 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA. pp. 783--790.

Troja, E., and Bakiras, S. (2014). Leveraging p2p interactions for efficient location privacy in database-driven dynamic spectrum access. In: Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems. pp. 453--456.

  • Privacy
  • Location Privacy
  • Privacy-preserving computations
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Cognitive Radio