Shana Moothedath, a postdoctoral research scholar at the ECE department’s Network Security Lab (NSL) at the University of Washington working with Prof. Radha Poovendran & Prof. Linda Bushnell, was selected to participate in the 2019 Rising Stars workshop conducted at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from Oct 30 – Nov 1. Rising Stars is an intensive academic workshop for women graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic careers in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. Launched at MIT in 2012, the annual event has since been hosted at the University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Stanford University. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was delighted to host the 2019 workshop, they welcomed over 90 Rising Stars participants, the largest class of participants to date.
Moothedath recently earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, where she was supervised by Prof. Prasanna Chaporkar & Prof. Madhu N. Belur. Her current research is at the intersections of security, control, machine learning, game theory and protocols, with research interests including: Network Security Analysis, Structural Analysis of Control Systems, Applications of Systems theory to Complex Networks, Applications of Graph Theory to Systems and Control, Matching/Allocation Problem, Combinatorial Optimization and Educational Assessment.
Moothedath also recently received the “Excellence in Phd Research Award” for the year 2017-2019 from IIT Bombay.