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Vyas Sekar

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Vyas Sekar

Research Areas

Next Generation Secure and Available Networks


Vyas Sekar is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at CMU. His research interests lie at the intersection of networking, security, and systems. He 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.


"SNIPS: A Software-Defined Approach for Scaling Intrusion Prevention Systems via Offloading". V. Heorhiadi, S. K. Fayaz, M. K. Reiter, and V. Sekar, in Information Systems Security Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp. 9–29.

"A first look at performance in mobile virtual network operators". F. Zarinni, A. Chakraborty, V. Sekar, S. R. Das, and P. Gill, in Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Internet Measurement Conference, pp. 165–172, 2014.

"EONA: Experience-Oriented Network Architecture". J. Jiang, X. Liu, V. Sekar, I. Stoica, and H. Zhang, in Proceedings of the 13th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, pp. 11, 2014.

 "FireFly: a reconfigurable wireless data center fabric using free-space optics". N. Hamedazimi, Z. Qazi, H. Gupta, V. Sekar, S. R. Das, J. P. Longtin, H. Shah, and A. Tanwer, in Proceedings of the 2014 ACM conference on SIGCOMM, pp. 319–330, 2014.

"Testing stateful and dynamic data planes with FlowTest". S. K. Fayaz and V. Sekar, in Proceedings of the third workshop on Hot topics in software defined networking, pp. 79–84, 2014.

"Toward a Principled Framework to Design Dynamic Adaptive Streaming Algorithms over HTTP". X. Yin, V. Sekar, and B. Sinopoli, in Proceedings of the 13th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, pp. 9, 2014.

"Trace-Driven Analysis of ICN Caching Algorithms on Video-on-Demand Workloads". Y. Sun, S. K. Fayaz, Y. Guo, V. Sekar, Y. Jin, M. A. Kaafar, and S. Uhlig, in Proceedings of the 10th ACM International on Conference on emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, pp. 363–376, 2014.

"Using Video-Based Measurements to Generate a Real-Time Network Traffic Map". Y. Sun, J. Jiang, V. Sekar, H. Zhang, F. Lin, and N. Wang, in Proceedings of the 13th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, pp. 10, 2014.

"Coordinated Sampling sans Origin-Destination Identifiers: Algorithms, Analysis, and Evaluation PaperId: 19." V. Sekar, A. Gupta, M. K. Reiter, and H. Zhang, 

"A Framework to Quantify the Benefits of Network Functions Virtualization in Cellular Networks".  Z. A. Qazi, V. Sekar, and S. Das, arXiv preprint arXiv:1406.5634, 2014.

"A Longitudinal and Cross-Dataset Study of Internet Latency and Path Stability". M. Chowdhury, R. Agarwal, V. Sekar, and I. Stoica, 2014.

"Characterizing web page complexity and its impact". M. Butkiewicz, H. V. Madhyastha, and V. Sekar, Networking, IEEE/ACM Transactions on, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 943–956, 2014.

"Enforcing network-wide policies in the presence of dynamic middlebox actions using FlowTags". S. K. Fayazbakhsh, L. Chiang, V. Sekar, M. Yu, and J. C. Mogul,  Proc. USENIX NSDI, 2014.

"Extending SDN to Handle Dynamic Middlebox Actions via FlowTags". S. K. Fayazbakhsh, L. Chiang, V. Sekar, M. Yu, and J. C. Mogul, Presented as part of the Open Networking Summit, vol. 2014, 2014.

"A case for a RISC architecture for network flow monitoring". V. Sekar, M. K. Reiter, and H. Zhang,  Technical Report, CMU-CS-09-125.