Shamik Sengupta, Ph.D., ’07, CPE

Shamik Sengupta, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is executive director of UNR’s Cybersecurity Center.

His research interests include cognitive radio and DSA networks, game theory, cybersecurity, network economics and self-configuring wireless mesh networks.

Shamik has authored more than 90 international conference and journal publications. He is the recipient of an IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 best paper award, and an International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems 2017 best paper award.

In 2012, he received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award that supports early career research. He was also awarded University of Nevada-Reno Computer Science and Engineering Best Researcher award in 2015-2016.

He serves on the organizing and technical program committee of several IEEE conferences and on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He is the principal investigator of six NSF grants, a co-PI of one NSF grant and Senior Personnel in one NSF grant.

He earned his doctoral degree in computer engineering from UCF in 2007.