I am a Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, and the Director of the Cybersecurity Graduate Program. My research spans a range of problems on the theory and practice of privacy, security, and robustness in networked systems. I am in particular interested in Mobile and Wireless systems security. Over the years, I have build interest and expertise in wireless interfacing with biological systems, and the leveraging of synthetic biology.
I am currently teaching Network Security.
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I received my PhD in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL 1996) and my engineering diploma (MS) from École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées at Grenoble (ENSIMAG 1991). Prior to joining Northeastern University, I was a senior research scientist at CSEM SA (Switzerland) where I led several research project and contributed to the definition of the third generation Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) standardized as 3GPP WCDMA. I held visiting research positions at Eurecom, MIT, and UNL. I am a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and Google Faculty Research Award. I serve(d) on the editorial board of ACM Transactions of Privacy and Security, ACM Transactions of Information and Systems Security, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and the Elsevier Computer Networks Journal. I co-chaired the TPC of ACM WiSec‘2015, IEEE CNS‘2015, IEEE WoWMoM 2015, IEEE SECON’14, NETYS’14, ICCCN’12 and regularly serve on the TPC of wireless networking and security conferences such as IEEE Infocom, ACM WiSec, ACM Mobicom, ACM MobiHoc. I served as a judge in the Synthetic Biology iGEM competition 2012-2013.
Fall'18 - CS4740 & CS6740 Network Security:allows the students to explore the practical elements of networks security and related design, and deployment decisions in a supervised laboratory, while simultaneously acquiring a strong conceptual knowledge of the underlying theory in the more traditional classroom environment. The combination of these elements provides students with a vivid picture of why and how networked systems and applications must be designed, implemented, deployed, and maintained in a secure fashion.
Secure Wireless Ad hoc Robots on Mission (SWARM):exposes the students to the concepts underlying the design of robust and secure heterogeneous wireless networking of mobile robots (i.e., Internetworking, Security, Wireless Communication, Embedded Development, Mobile Phones Platforms).Teams design and build rescue-mission oriented heterogeneous wireless systems operating in adversarial environments... [Check Movie]
SWARM Extreme:a special topics course in networking. Check the movie where students wirelessly control a flying quadcopter with their thoughts using a Brain Computer Interface.