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Radha Poovendran

Computing and Networking, Data Science
ECE 434
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
External Web Page: Network Security Lab


Radha Poovendran is Professor of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. He is the founding director of the Network Security Lab and is a founding member and associate director of research for the UW's Center for Excellence in Information Assurance Research and Education. He has also been a member of the advisory boards for Information Security Education and Networking Education Outreach at UW. In collaboration with NSF, he served as the chair and principal investigator for a Visioning Workshop on Smart and Connected Communities Research and Education in 2016.

Poovendran's research focuses on wireless and sensor network security, adversarial modeling, privacy and anonymity in public wireless networks and cyber-physical systems security. He co-authored a book titled Submodularity in Dynamics and Control of Networked Systems and co-edited a book titled Secure Localization and Time Synchronization in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks. Poovendran is a Fellow of IEEE and has received various awards including Distinguished Alumni Award, ECE Department, University of Maryland, College Park, 2016; NSA LUCITE Rising Star 1999; NSF CAREER 2001; ARO YIP 2002; ONR YIP 2004; PECASE 2005; and Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences 2007.

Awards and Honors

2016: University of Maryland ECE Distinguished Alumni Award

2015: IEEE Fellow

2015: Certificate of Recognition for Significant Research in Cyber Security, Science of Security

2012-2014: WiOpt Best Paper Award Paper

2010: IEEE & IFIP William C. Carter Award Paper

2007: IEEE PIMRC Best Paper Award

2007: Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, National Academy of Sciences

2006: Mentor Recognition Award from University of California at San Diego

2005: PECASE

2004: ONR Young Investigator Award

2002: ARO Young Investigator Award

2002: Outstanding Teaching Award, ECE, University of Washington

2002: Outstanding Research Advisor Award, ECE, University of Washington

2001: NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award

1999: Inaugural Graduate Student Service Award, ECE, University of Maryland

Research Projects

Recent Publications