Guevara Noubir


Current Research Projects

  • Robust Mobile Communications Networks: wireless communication is the key enabling technology of the Mobile revolution. Beyond enabling Mobile Phones, Wireless Sensor Networks, and the Internet of Things devices, it is also key to Cyber-Physical Systems. This project aims at developing mechanisms and systems to counter large-scale wireless network attacks.
  • Privacy in the era of Cloud and Mobile Computing: this project explores two complementary approaches. One focuses on developing theoretically sound privacy-preserving mechanisms and building systems for outsourced computation to MapReduce clouds. The other approach leverages the users’ home access points to build an edge-cloud for data storage and wireless access with strong privacy guarantees including location and data traffic patterns.

Research Interests

Theory and practice of privacy, security, and robustness of networked systems.


  • MS in CS (diplôme d’ingénieur) | Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble (ENSIMAG) and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France
  • PhD | Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)

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Guevara Noubir holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) (1996). His research covers both theoretical and practical aspects of privacy, security, and robustness in networked systems. Prior to joining Northeastern University, he was a senior researcher at CSEM SA (1997-2000) where he led the design and development of the data protocol-stack of the third generation Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) and its world first 3G prototype. His research led to a wide range of mechanisms and algorithms for scalable, secure, private, and robust wireless and mobile communications. He led the winning team of the 2013 DARPA Spectrum Cooperative Challenge against 90 academic and industry teams. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2005), the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec) best paper award in 2011 and runner-up best paper in 2013. His research was featured in the NSF CISE/CNS Highlights in 2009 and 2012. Dr. Noubir has held visiting research positions at Eurecom, MIT, and UNL.

Dr. Noubir has served as program co-chair of many conferences in his areas of expertise, including the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, and IEEE WoWMoM. He also co-chaired two NSF Workshop on bio-computation and communications. He serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, the Elsevier Journal on Computer Networks and the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security.

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