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Baggili, 36, of Guilford, is the Elder Family Endowed Chair and assistant dean of engineering. He is also the founder and co-director of the University’s Cyber Forensics Research Group and a nationally known cyber forensics expert.
"Abe's leadership in organizing international conferences and workshops in cyber forensics has significantly enhanced the visibility of the University of New Haven and enabled it to become a leader in this field."Ronald Harichandran, dean of the Tagliatela College of Engineering.
Baggili led efforts to expose vulnerabilities in apps, including WhatsApp and Viber, that affected more than 1.5 million users. He has also worked with law enforcement in Connecticut to recover information on smart phones and other devices in order to solve crimes.
In addition, Baggili established the Artifact Genome Project, which allows law enforcement around the world to share information on recovering digital information from various devices.
He works extensively with students in middle school and high school and oversaw the state’s first GenCyber camp for high school students last summer.
"Abe is a pioneering leader in the field of cyber forensics," said Ronald Harichandran, dean of the University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering. "His work is rapidly advancing the entire field."