Xin, Starobinski & Noubir awarded “Best Paper” at the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security

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Congratulations to Liangxiao Xin*, David Starobinski** (ECE, SE) and Guevara Noubir*** for receiving the “Best Paper” award at the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS 2016) for their paper, Cascading DoS Attacks on Wi-Fi Networks!

The IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a conference series in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) core conference portfolio and the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cyber security. IEEE CNS is also a spin-off of IEEE INFOCOM, the premier ComSoc conference on networking. The goal of CNS is to provide an outstanding forum for cyber security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security.

Building on the success of the past three years’ conferences, IEEE CNS 2016 seeks original high-quality technical papers from academia, government, and industry. Topics of interest encompass all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security, all the way from the physical layer to the various network layers to the variety of applications reliant on a secure communication substrate.

*Liangxiao Xin is a third-year PhD student in the BU Division of Systems Engineering.

**David Starobinski received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, in 1999. He is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Systems Engineering at Boston University. He is also a Faculty Fellow with the U.S. DoT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. From 1999 to 2000, he was a Visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher with the EECS Department, University of California Berkeley. From 2007 to 2008, he was an Invited Professor with EPFL, Switzerland.
Prof. Starobinski received the CAREER Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation in 2002, the Early Career Principal Investigator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2004, the Best Paper Award at the WiOpt 2010 Conference, and the 2010 BU ECE Faculty Teaching Award. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking from 2009 to 2013. His research interests are in wireless networking, network economics, and cybersecurity.

***Guevara Noubir is a Professor at Northeastern University, who shares an NSF SaTC Medium grant on Wi-Fi Security with Starobinski.