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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

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.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

NSF awards CMU researchers $3M to accelerate next-gen networking, computing

CyLab researchers will use nearly $3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help develop intelligent, resilient and reliable next-generation (NextG) networks.

CMU Engineering

Crossroads for data

The Intel/VMware Crossroads 3D-FPGA Academic Research Center has been formed to determine the role of FPGAs in extending the performance and efficiency of future datacenters

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

VMware to sponsor CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative

VMware recently announced it will be a founding sponsor of CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative, which has a mission of rethinking security across enterprise ecosystems through innovations in artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering, and human factors research.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab researchers awarded AI security funding

CyLab’s Giulia Fanti, Corina Pasareanu, and Vyas Sekar have been awarded research funding from the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab faculty named Intel’s 2021 Outstanding Researchers

CyLab faculty Justine Sherry, Vyas Sekar, and James Hoe have been selected among the winners of Intel’s 2021 Outstanding Researcher Award.

Pittsburgh Business Times

Sekar quoted on supply chain security

CyLab/ECE’s Vyas Sekar was quoted in the Pittsburgh Business Times on supply chain security. 

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Cisco announces strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon CyLab

The mission of Cisco Research, the research arm of multinational tech leader Cisco Systems, is to foster research collaborations with “the best university researchers in the field.” Thus, the company has announced a new partnership with Carnegie Mellon University CyLab.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Protect your security and privacy with these tips from CyLab faculty

In celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collection of CyLab faculty have shared some tips they recommend following to stay safe online.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Yinglian Xie receives 2021 CyLab Distinguished Alumni Award

The co-founder and CEO of security company DataVisor has been selected to receive the 2021 CyLab Distinguished Alumni Award.

WESA

Sekar quoted on cyber security infrastructure funding

ECE/CyLab’s Vyas Sekar was quoted in WESA about the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that was recently approved by the U.S. Senate. The bill includes funding to help the country resist cyber attacks, but cyber security’s complexity means it will be difficult.