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Guevara Noubir


Executive Director of Cybersecurity Programs

Guevara Noubir


Office Location

805 Columbus Avenue
660E Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Guevara Noubir, 435 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Theory and practice of privacy and security
  • Robustness of networked systems


  • PhD in computer science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)


Guevara Noubir holds a PhD in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. His research covers both theoretical and practical aspects of privacy, security, and robustness in networked systems.

Prior to joining Northeastern University, he was a senior researcher at CSEM SA from 1997 to 2000, where he led the design and development of the data protocol-stack of the third generation Universal Mobile Telecommunication System and its 3G prototype. His research led to a wide range of mechanisms and algorithms for scalable, secure, private, and robust wireless and mobile communications. He led the winning team of the 2013 DARPA Spectrum Cooperative Challenge against 90 academic and industry teams.

He is a recipient of the 2005 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks best paper award in 2011 and runner-up best paper in 2013. His research was featured in the NSF CISE/CNS Highlights in 2009 and 2012. He has also held visiting research positions at Eurecom, MIT, and UNL.

Noubir has served as program co-chair of many conferences in his areas of expertise, including the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, and IEEE WoWMoM. He also co-chaired two NSF Workshops on bio-computation and communications. He serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, the Elsevier Journal on Computer Networks, and the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security.