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

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, statistical signal processing, and information theory:
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.

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:
NSF CAREER Award, 2011
Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, 2013 
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent at UIUC (Spring 2014)

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

Current Postdocs:
Saber Saleh

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

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