Carnegie Mellon University

Patrick Tague

Patrick Tague

Associate Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Information Networking Institute

Address Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23
Moffett Field, CA 94035


Patrick Tague is an Assistant Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University with appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Information Networking Institute, and he is also the Associate Director of the INI. Patrick leads the Wireless Network & System Security group at the Silicon Valley Campus of CMU, and the group is affiliated with CMU CyLab.

He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington as a member of the Network Security Lab and BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Patrick received the Yang Research Award for outstanding graduate research in the UW Electrical Engineering Department, the Outstanding Graduate Research Award from the UW Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and the NSF CAREER award.


Ph.D., 2009 
Electrical Engineering 
University of Washington

M.S., 2007 
Electrical Engineering 
University of Washington

B.S., 2003 
Computer Engineering 
University of Minnesota

B.S., 2003 
University of Minnesota


Patrick's research interests fall under the broad heading of reliable, robust, and secure networking. His research focuses on identifying and managing issues which impact network reliability, performance, interoperability, privacy, and security in wireless networks and networked systems. His goal is to achieve a better understanding of network operation leading to the ability to design protocols and systems that provide seamless operation and transparent service in the face of uncertainty, failure, and attack. Current research is focused in the realm of mobile ad-hoc and mesh networks, where network dynamics, mobility, and resource constraints play a critical role in designing practical solutions.


  • Network security
  • Wireless networking
  • Mobile security
  • Sensor data analytics as applied to security and privacy
  • Security and privacy in wireless communications, networking, computing, control, and data management