Osman Yagan is a research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining the faculty of the ECE Department in August 2013, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in CyLab at CMU. He has also held a visiting postdoctoral scholar position at Arizona State University during the fall of 2011. Yagan received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2011, and his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 2007.

Yagan’s research interests are in modeling, design, and performance evaluation of engineering systems, with particular emphasis on communication systems and networks. Specific research topics include wireless communications, security, random graphs, social and information networks, and cyber-physical systems.

Yagan has served as a Technical Program Committee member of several international conferences including SECRYPT 2012, IEEE GLOBECOM 2013-2014-2015, IEEE GlobalSIP 2013, and IEEE PIMRC 2014.

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2011 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland

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CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

First round of Future Enterprise Security Initiative funded projects announced

CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative is underway as the first round of funded proposals has been announced.

CMU Engineering

Playing nice: self-driving and human-driven cars sharing the road

Akin to when Model Ts traveled alongside horses and buggies, autonomous vehicles and human-driven vehicles will someday share the road. How to best manage the rise of AVs is the topic of a new Carnegie Mellon policy brief.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

“Adulting” for cybersecurity, GANs, and more: CyLab’s 2022 seed funding awardees

Over $400K in seed funding has been awarded to 18 different faculty and staff across seven departments at Carnegie Mellon to support security and privacy research.

CMU Engineering

Keeping distributed systems secure

Carnegie Mellon researchers are working to design networks that keep our ever-increasing numbers of connected devices safe and secure.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Third round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has announced its third round of funding, which will support 12 Internet of Things (IoT)-related projects for one year.

IEEE Spectrum

Yagan mentioned on coronavirus model

ECE’s Osman Yagan was mentioned in IEEE Spectrum on his coronavirus model. His model seeks to show coronavirus spread with various preventative public health measures in place.

CMU Engineering

Yağan receives emergency NSF grant to help fight COVID-19

Osman Yağan seeks to understand the spread of coronavirus and how public health measures can reduce that spread.

Scott Institute

CMU Engineering faculty awarded Scott Institute seed grants

Eight research projects lead by CMU Engineering faculty have been awarded 2020 Seed Grants for Energy Research by the Scott Institue for Energy Innovation.

Defense One

Yagan quoted on coronavirus models

ECE’s Osman Yagan was quoted in Defense One on coronavirus models.

Science Daily

Yagan on the evolution of a pathogen

ECE’s Osman Yagan’s mathematical research is featured in Science Daily, discussing the evolution of a pathogen and how this affects its spread through a population.

CMU Engineering

To predict an epidemic, evolution can’t be ignored

In a new study, a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers show for the first time how important evolutionary adaptations are in predicting epidemics.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Second round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has announced its second round of funding, which will support ten IoT-related projects for one year.