Professor Bon Sy is a computer scientist and an electrical engineer who specializes in the field of biometrics security and privacy, the practice of analyzing human physiological traits for applications to person identification. Biometrics security and privacy has emerged as a critical technical area with high societal impact. Bon Sy is particularly interested in the potential applications of biometrics to computer security, human robot interaction for emergency response, and data mining.
From September of 2010 to December of 2011, Bon Sy served as an Adjunct Professor of Biometrics at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). Dr. Sy is also a full Professor at Queens College of The City University of New York, where he has taught and conducted grant-funded research since 1988. During his years with the university, Bon Sy has been awarded two patents for technological innovations and has two additional patents pending. He has also compiled over 90 published works and professional presentations. Through grants and other fund-raising methods, Dr. Sy succeeded in generating over half a million dollars in research capital.
Holding a doctorate degree and a Master’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and an Associate degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Bon Sy has been involved with advanced computer science and electrical engineering for nearly three decades.
When he is not working, Dr. Sy gives back to his community through volunteer service. He currently devotes time to a Chinese school in the New York area. In past years, he has volunteered at both a local church and a Veterans Affairs hospital. Physical fitness is also very important to Dr. Sy. Despite his extremely busy schedule, he regularly finds time to bike and swim.
- Queens College/CUNY
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