Assane Gueye joined Carnegie Mellon University Africa on August 1, 2020. Prior to joining CMU Africa, he was a faculty member at the ICT Department at the University Alioune Diop of Bambey, Senegal, where he also leads the research group “Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication pour le Développement” (TIC4Dev). Gueye also holds a guest researcher position with the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.

Assane completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley in March 2011. He received a master’s degree in 2004 in communication systems engineering from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

His research focuses in two main areas: performance evaluation and security of large-scale communication systems, and information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). Assane is a Fellow of the Next Einstein Forum (Class of 2016). In 2019 he was nominated as a member of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) inaugural Fellow Class.

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2011 Ph.D, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

2004 M.S., Communications Systems, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Media mentions

The New Times

Gueye mentioned on cybersecurity

CMU-Africa’s Assane Gueye was mentioned in The New Times on cybersecurity threats in Rwanda.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa

CyLab-Africa to host Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Awareness Day

The event will focus on the challenges and opportunities of cybersecurity research, education, and awareness in financial services in Africa.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CMU-Africa and CyLab aim to improve financial inclusion in emerging economies

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) CyLab and CMU-Africa have established the CyLab-Africa initiative, which aims to improve the cybersecurity of financial systems in Africa and other emerging economies.

Eurpean Alliance for Innovation

Gueye named Distinguished Member by EAI

CMU-Africa’s Assane Gueye received the Distinguished Member title in 2020 from the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI).