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Assane Gueye joined Carnegie Mellon University Africa on August 1, 2020. Prior to joining CMU Africa, he was a faculty member at the ICT Department at the University Alioune Diop of Bambey, Senegal, where he also leads the research group “Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication pour le Développement” (TIC4Dev). Gueye also holds a guest researcher position with the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.

Assane completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley in March 2011. He received a master’s degree in 2004 in communication systems engineering from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

His research focuses in two main areas: performance evaluation and security of large-scale communication systems, and information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). Assane is a Fellow of the Next Einstein Forum (Class of 2016). In 2019 he was nominated as a member of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) inaugural Fellow Class.

Office
D104 Regional ICT Center of Excellence Bldg
Phone
+250.784.157516
Email
assaneg@andrew.cmu.edu

Education

2011 Ph.D, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

2004 M.S., Communications Systems, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Media mentions


CMU Engineering

A new initiative to drive financial inclusion in Africa

Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will bring together academia, government, and the private sector to make digital financial services more accessible.

CMU Engineering

Dean’s Early Career Fellows announced

Five College of Engineering faculty members have been awarded the Dean’s Early Career Fellowship in recognition of their exemplary contributions to their respective fields.

CMU-Africa

Afretec planning grants announced

The African Engineering and Technology Network, led by CMU-Africa, awarded six planning grants to research collaborations that will lead to socio-economic impact and focus on driving inclusive digital growth on the continent.

CMU Engineering

Inaugural conference talks digital public goods in Africa

Conrad Tucker and Assane Gueye organized the first-ever West Africa Conference on Digital Public Goods and Cybersecurity, held in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Business Day

Gueye quoted on cybersecurity in Africa

CMU-Africa’s Assane Gueye was quoted in Business Day about the importance of developing cybersecurity technologies to drive financial inclusion in Africa.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa

World’s largest online hacking competition begins next week

For the first time ever, Africa will have its own leaderboard in the picoCTF competition.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

World’s largest online hacking competition begins next week

picoCTF, the annual free online cybersecurity competition run by hacking experts in Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab, aims to introduce young minds across the nation to the world of cybersecurity and to build a pipeline of talent to a much-needed cyber workforce.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa

Creating a more resilient internet

CMU-Africa students co-created the Internet Resilience Index, which is used to rate a country’s internet resilience level based on four measurement pillars: infrastructure, performance, security, and market readiness.

The New Times

Gueye mentioned on cybersecurity

CMU-Africa’s Assane Gueye was mentioned in The New Times on cybersecurity threats in Rwanda.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa

CyLab-Africa to host Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Awareness Day

The event will focus on the challenges and opportunities of cybersecurity research, education, and awareness in financial services in Africa.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CMU-Africa and CyLab aim to improve financial inclusion in emerging economies

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) CyLab and CMU-Africa have established the CyLab-Africa initiative, which aims to improve the cybersecurity of financial systems in Africa and other emerging economies.

Eurpean Alliance for Innovation

Gueye named Distinguished Member by EAI

CMU-Africa’s Assane Gueye received the Distinguished Member title in 2020 from the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI).