Carnegie Mellon University

Vyas Sekar

Vyas Sekar

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 2122 Collaborative Innovation Center
Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Sekar received his Ph.D. from the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. 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.

Education

Ph.D., 2010
Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Research

Keywords

  • Networking
  • Security and systems
  • Design and management of network appliances or "middleboxes"
  • Content/video delivery systems
  • Network monitoring and measurement
  • Computer security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Distributed systems
  • Information networking
  • Network security

Related news

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Secure and Private IoT Initiative

Carnegie Mellon's CyLab launches initiative on IoT security with Amazon Web Services, Infineon Technologies, and Nokia Bell Labs
Monday, August 27, 2018

Vyas Sekar discusses skills gap in cybersecurity

CNBC interviewed Vyas Sekar on the myths about cybersecurity employment.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sekar and team discover internet vulnerabilities

The Register quoted a study by Vyas Sekar that uncovered how hackers exploit third-party internet services to hamper or stall website traffic.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sekar quoted on Pyeongchang cyberattack

“It's pretty easy for attackers to hide their origins or use VPNs etc., so the IOC is probably doing the right thing of not blaming until they are sure,” Vyas Sekar told SC Magazine. “Forensics/attribution is really hard work especially given sophisticated attackers.”
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sekar honored with Angel Jordan Early Career Professorship

Vyas Sekar was awarded the Angel Jordan Early Career Professorship for his contributions in the academic and research sectors of Carnegie Mellon’s engineering department.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Strengthening network security

Despite the U.S. government’s $7.3 billion investment towards IT infrastructure last year, the state of operational network security remains abysmal. While many devices can be entry points to network breaches, printers and other IoT devices have recently been receiving a lot of bad press.
Thursday, December 08, 2016

Sekar talks identity theft in WalletHub

In the article, Sekar gives advice on how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft and fraud.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CyLab researchers win NSA’s 2016 Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition

Vyas Sekar and student won the NSA's Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition with their paper, “Nomad: Mitigating Arbitrary Cloud Side Channels via Provider-Assisted Migration.”
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sekar's work in reliable network security earns him a Facebook Research Award

Vyas Sekar has been selected to receive a Facebook Faculty Award for his research in networking, security, and systems.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Vyas Sekar is this year’s SIGCOMM “Rising Star”

SIGCOMM’s 2016 “Rising Star” Award, which recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career.
Monday, July 25, 2016

Securing the Internet of Things

Over six billion connected devices in the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) will be in use by the end of 2016, according to a recent Gartner forecast. While the explosion of IoT has the power to transform society, many are concerned as security experts have exposed vulnerabilities in everything from Internet-connected Barbie dolls to SUVs.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sekar wins NSF CAREER Award to improve network security

Network administrators’ jobs are getting tougher in today’s world, protecting their organizations’ valuable information from increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and ensuring that security and access control policies are implemented correctly.