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Negar Kiyavash

Associate Professor, Willett Faculty Scholar


Dept. of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Eng. (ISE)

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng. (ECE)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Affiliations:
Associate Research Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory
Affiliate Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science
                              Faculty Member, Information Trust Institute


Research Interests:
My research interests are in learning and statistical signal processing with applications to privacy and security:
 
Causality: Metrics; Learning and inference of causal interaction networks.
 
Network Forensics: Timing Channels: Coding, compression, and inference using packet timings; timing side channels; network flow linking; network flow watermarking; digital fingerprinting.

Education:
Ph.D. (ECE), Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
M.S. (ECE), Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
B.S. (ECE), Sharif University of Technology, 1999

Awards and Honors:
AFOSR YIP, 2010
NSF CAREER Award, 2011
Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, 2013 
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent at UIUC (Spring 2014)
Willett Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering, 2014 
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, 2015
Center for Advance Study Associate at UIUC for year 2016-2017
Distinguished Alumni Award, 50th Anniversary of Sharif University of Technology, 2016 

Current Students:
Daniel Cullina
Jalal Etsami
AmirEmad Ghassami
Kushagra Singhal
Ahn Truong
Yingxiang Yang

Current Postdocs:
Saber Saleh

Alumni:
Farzaneh Khajouei, M.S. 2012, Dept. of Mathematics, UIUC
Mavis Rodrigues, M.S. 2012, Microsoft
Ge Yu, M.S. 2015, Dept. of ECE, UIUC
Sachin Kadloor, PhD 2013, Facebook
Xun Gong, PhD 2014, Google
Christopher Quinn, PhD 2014, Assistant Professor at  Purdue Univ.

Contact Information:
109 Coordinated Science Lab
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801

201c Transportation Building
104 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
 
Email: kiyavash (at) illinois.edu 
Tel: (217) 244-2525

Assistant:
Ms. Denise Lewis
131 CSL, 1308 W. Main
Urbana, IL 61801, USA 
Email: edlewis (at) illinois.edu 
Tel: (217) 333-4831