Alumnus Patrick Tague Receives NSF CAREER Award
Alumnus Patrick Tague is a recent recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. Tague is a member of the research faculty at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, and his CAREER Award is titled, "Inference-Based Adaptation Techniques for Next Generation Jamming and Anti-Jamming Capabilities." The project will focus on "identifying and modeling advanced inference-based jamming attacks, developing novel cross-layer network defenses to mitigate jamming attacks using similar adapatation techniques, and characterizing system-level behaviors that emerge from the interactions between multiple adapting parties."
As a graduate student, Patrick was a member of the department's Network Security Lab and was advised by Professor Radha Poovendran. Patrick received his MS and PhD degrees from UW EE in 2007 and 2009, respectively. His dissertation title was "Identifying, Modeling and Mitigating Attacks in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks," and Patrick received the 2007 IEEE PIMRC Student best paper award for his work on control channel jamming with node capture attacks. This work also resulted in a joint patent filing with The Boeing Company. Congratulations to Patrick, we are very proud of our alumni!