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Thaier Hayajneh

University Professor

Thaier Hayajneh

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
113 W 60th Street, LL616A, New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-636-7785

Founder Director, Fordham Center of Cybersecurity
Program Director, MS in Cybersecurity


Thaier Hayajneh, PhD, specializes in Cybersecurity, and Data Networks, is the founder director of Fordham Center of Cybersecurity, Associate professor of Computer Science, program director of MS in Cybersecurity, program director of MS in Data Analytics, and Director of the Cybersecurity Research and Education lab at Fordham University. Prior to joining Fordham University, Dr. Hayajneh was a full-time faculty of computer science at New York Institute of Technology and founder director of NYIT Center of Excellence in Cyber Security (2014-2016). He also worked as Chair and Associate Professor at the Computer Engineering Department at the Hashemite University in Jordan (2009-2014).

Dr. Hayajneh is currently serving as the Co-Editor in Chief for EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology, and as guest editor for Sensors and International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks. He also served as Program Chair for the IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing 2016, NY, and served on the technical program committee of several leading conferences including IEEE NSS, GLOBECOM, and ICC. He also serves as a reviewer (reviewed over 50 papers) for several prestigious journals.

Dr. Hayajneh received his PhD and MS degrees in Information Sciences with specialization in cybersecurity and Networking from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA in 2009 and 2005, respectively. He also received his MS and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 1999 and 1997, respectively.

Research Interests

His research focuses on cybersecurity and networking, including wireless networking security, information assurance and privacy, crypto-resilient attacks, applied cryptography, cyber-physical systems and WBAN security, steganography, lightweight cryptographic algorithms and protocols, cloud-computing security, ad hoc and WSNs, secure remote patient monitoring systems, computer networks protocols and QoS, and wireless networks coexistence. Dr. Hayajneh has published over 45 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.

Selected Publications

T. Hayajneh, B. J. Mohd, M Imran, G. Almashaqbeh, AV. Vasilakos, “Secure Authentication for Remote Patient Monitoring with Wireless Medical Sensor Networks,” Sensors, Vol. 16(4), 424, 2016. (DOI: 10.3390/s16040424)

B. J. Mohd, T. Hayajneh, Z. AbuKhalaf, K. Yousef “Modeling and Optimization of the Lightweight HIGHT Block Cipher Design with FPGA Implementation,” Security and Communication Networks, John Wiley, 2016. (DOI: 10.1002/sec.1479)

B. J. Mohd, T. Hayajneh, AV. Vasilakos, Zaid AbuKhalaf “A Comparative Study of Steganography Designs Based on Multiple FPGA Platforms,” International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics (IJESDF), Inderscience, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2016.

M. Denis, C. Zena, T. Hayajneh, “Penetration Testing: Concepts, Attack Methods, and Defense Strategies,” In Proc. of The IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT 2016), Farmingdale, NY, USA, 2016.

C. Atwell, T. Blasi, T. Hayajneh, “Reverse TCP and Social Engineering Attacks in the Era of Big Data,” In Proc. of The IEEE International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity 2016), New York, NY, USA, 2016

T. Hayajneh, S Ullah, BJ Mohd, K. Balagani, “An Enhanced WLAN Security System with FPGA Implementation for Multimedia Applications,” IEEE Systems Journal, 2015. (DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2015.2424702)

B. J. Mohd, T. Hayajneh, AV. Vasilakos, “A Survey on Lightweight Block Ciphers for Low-Resource Devices: Comparative Study and Open Issues,” Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, 2015. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jnca.2015.09.001)

T. Hayajneh, G. Almashaqbeh, S Ullah, “A Green Approach for Selfish Misbehavior Detection in 802.11-Based Wireless Networks,” ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Application, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp 623-635, 2015 . (DOI: 10.1007/s11036-015-0605-4)

T. Hayajneh, T. Zhang, BJ Mohd, “Security Issues in WSNs with Cooperative Communication,” In Proc. of The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing, New York, NY, USA, 2015.

BJ Mohd, T. Hayajneh, Z. AbuKhalaf “Optimization and Modeling of FPGA Implementation of Katan Cipher,” In Proc. of IEEE 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (IEEE ICICS'15), Amman, Jordan, 2015.