Carnegie Mellon University

Sekar speaking at a conference

October 20, 2016

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

CyLab’s Vyas Sekar, an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is this year’s recipient of SIGCOMM’s 2016 “Rising Star” Award, which recognizes a young researcher – no older than 35 – who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career.

“Vyas has made fundamental contributions to two important areas of Internet research: middleboxes and video quality of experience,” said School of Computer Science professor Hui Zhang, in a nomination letter he wrote for Sekar. “Vyas is a top researcher in his generation and is the best candidate for the SIGCOMM Rising Star award.”

SIGCOMM is the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s professional forum for the discussion of topics in the field of communications and computer networks. Each year, an award committee selects a “Rising Star” award recipient based on a nominee’s depth, impact and novelty of contributions.