Robustness and Privacy in Mobile and Wireless Systems

11 May

Guevara Noubir, Professor, College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, USA

External Presentation (External Speaker)

Wireless communication is not only a key technology underlying the mobile revolution, it is also used to connect, monitor, alert, and interact with physical infrastructures such as smart-grids, transportation networks, and even implantable devices. Building secure and robust wireless networks raises several theoretical and practical problems. Solving such problems requires novel approaches to circumvent the resource limitations of such systems. In this talk, I will review some of the major vulnerabilities inherent to the design of current wireless networks. I will then present specific problems and results that address some of the issues in wireless and mobile networks including smart-interference mitigation, and location tracking.

About Guevara Noubir

Guevara Noubir holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. His research covers both theoretical and practical aspects of privacy, security, and robustness in networked systems. 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. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2005), Google Faculty Research Award (2016), 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, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security beste paper award 2016. Dr. Noubir held visiting research positions at Eurecom, MIT, and UNL.

Dr. Noubir served as program co-chair of several conferences in his areas of expertise such as the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, and IEEE WoWMoM. He serves on the editorial board of the ACM Transaction on Privacy and Security, and IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing.

This event will be conducted in English


  • Location: Sala 1.1/2 IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid

  • Organization: NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Time: 15:00 pm
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