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Vyas Sekar is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and is affiliated with the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute. His research is at the intersection of networking, security, and systems. Sekar's current research focuses on systems for accelerating the deployment of innovative network middleboxes, and designing content distribution mechanisms to improve user experience. 

Sekar received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. He has been the recipient of multiple awards, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2016. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, where he was awarded the President of India Gold Medal. His work has been recognized with best paper awards at ACM SIGCOMM, ACM CoNext, and ACM Multimedia. In addition to being a professor of electrical and computer engineering, Sekar is affiliated with the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute.

Office
2122 Collaborative Innovation Center
Phone
412.268.2853
Email
vsekar@andrew.cmu.edu
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Vyas Sekar
Websites
Vyas Sekar

Network Security: Making the Internet a Safer Place

Improving Video Streaming

Education

2010 Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

2003 BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Chennai

Affiliations

Media mentions


CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

First round of Future Enterprise Security Initiative funded projects announced

CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative is underway as the first round of funded proposals has been announced.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Nokia Bell Labs sponsors CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative

Nokia Bell Labs expands its partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, becoming a sponsor of CyLab's Future Enterprise Security Initiative.

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.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Carnegie Mellon faculty, students present at the 31st USENIX Security Symposium

An overview of papers, authored by members of CMU's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, being presented at the 31st USENIX Security Symposium

Best Life

Sekar talks cybersecurity on cell phones

ECE’s Vyas Sekar was quoted in Best Life on cybersecurity measures to protect your cell phone while out and about, particularly when using public charging stations. “It’s easy to modify the outlet if the attacker has physical access,” Sekar originally told the New York Times.

Sekar earns ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award

ECE’s Vyas Sekar and fellow researchers have earned ACM SIGCOMM’s Test of Time Paper Award, recognizing the lasting impact of their study, which remains a “vibrant and useful contribution” in today’s streaming landscape.

CMU Engineering

CMU launches initiative to transform nanosatellite capabilities

Researchers at CMU’s College of Engineering are working to develop computationally capable constellations of nanosatellites, equipped with machine learning techniques that extract valuable insights from the data while still in orbit.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Sekar earns IIT Madras Young Alumni Achiever Award

ECE’s Vyas Sekar has received the Institute of Technology Madras’ inaugural Young Alumni Achiever Award.

Technical.ly

Three Cylab research projects highlighted in Technically

Three research papers from CyLab on privacy and data protection were highlighted in an article by Technical.ly.

The Hacker News

Lumos system highlighted on The Hacker News

CyLab’s Lumos team was highlighted in The Hacker News for recent research.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Microsoft expands its strategic partnership

Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Carnegie Mellon University CyLab in becoming a founding sponsor of CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Aryaka becomes strategic partner

The company will serve as a founding sponsor of Carnegie Mellon’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative.