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Marinos Vomvas is a PhD student in the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program at Northeastern University, advised by Professor Guevara Noubir. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Athens, Greece. His research interests include Wireless Communications and Computer Networks and he is specifically interested in the Security and Privacy of Wireless Communications.
- Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens – Greece
- Hometown: Heraklion, Greece
- Field of Study: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
- PhD Advisor: Guevara Noubir
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
My research so far revolves around Wireless Communications, and I will continue on this path during my PhD program, focusing particularly on the security aspects.
What are your research interests?
I am particularly interested in the security and privacy of wireless networks, 5g wireless communications, and sensor networks in the Internet of Things (IoT). This originates from my interest in Computer Networks and Network Security ever since my undergraduate studies and the promising model of IoT.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
I would like to contribute in the mitigation of wireless security threats in next generation networks.
What aspect of what you do is most interesting?
The more we advance in cybersecurity, increasingly sophisticated threats arise. In order to keep up with the growing needs in security and privacy, it is vital to build on strong theoretical foundations and realize these works into actual applications, and this is what fascinates me most.
Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?
I grew up in Heraklion, Crete. However, I have spent the most defining years of my life in Athens, Greece.
Where did you study for your undergraduate degree?
I studied in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. I chose this school because it satisfied my desire to learn about Computer Engineering in depth and it offered high quality education.