Aggie Winners at CSAW 2018!

Congratulations to the Texas A&M team for winning 3rd place in the Embedded Security Challenge at the CSAW ’18 cyber-security competition held November 8-11, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York.

The Texas A&M team was comprised of Computer and Electrical Engineering students Ryan Vrecenar (CE), Joshua Zschiesche (CS), Michael Hall (EE) and Mahesh Naidu (EE) under the advisement of professors Stavros Kalafatis and JV Rajendran.

Our team demonstrated an attack on a Bluetooth bulb, showed that they were able to hack it and modify the light color, turned it on/off, and transmitted data, which essentially covered all aspects of how exposed this embedded system is to hacking. Their skills were judged against teams from around the world.

This was the second time the Texas A&M team had entered the competition. Last year, they placed fourth in the challenge. They have truly set themselves apart nationally within such a short period.

For more information on the event, go to

Best Paper Award: “DUCER: a Fast and Lightweight Error Correction Scheme for In-Vehicle Network”

Congratulations on the collaborative work of  Prof. Jiang Hu of our CESG, Prof. Krishna Narayanan of the ISS group, Hongxin Kong who is our CE graduate student, and Jun Cheng who is a visiting scholar under Prof. Narayanan.

They earned the Best Paper Award at the ICVES 2018!

Kong, J. Cheng, K. Narayanan and J. Hu, “DUCER: a Fast and Lightweight Error Correction Scheme for In-Vehicle Network”, IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, 2018.

Best Paper Award 2018

CESG’s Dr. Xi Zhang’s paper “Collaborative Hierarchical Caching Over 5G Edge Computing Mobile Wireless Networks” won the IEEE International Conference on Communications Best Paper Award in May 2018. This work  in Wireless Networking  will add to his more than 190 research publications.

Contributing to the achievement of this prominent award was Qixuan Zhu, a PhD Student in Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Congratulations to you both for this distinguished international award!

Summer 2018 Graduates

Our CEEN graduates will have their commencement ceremony at Reed Arena at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018. We will bestow the following degrees this summer: 3 – PhD in Computer Engineering, 2 – Master of  Engineering in Computer Engineering, and 4 – MS in Computer Engineering.

Dr. Yingyezhe “Jimmy” Jin             Praneet Bhatia             Shilpa Bhosekar

Dr. Chaofan Li            Lee “Bryan” Elliot            Ignatius Praveen Lawrence

Dr. Lijia Sun               Asok Mani Sidharth        Richard Einstein Marveldos

Congratulations on their perseverance, acquiring deeper knowledge, and many accomplishments while in our program!

Texas A&M College of Engineering fares well in latest U.S. News graduate rankings

Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program was again ranked 11th overall nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2018.” The college also ranked seventh among public institutions.

Individual programs ranked were:

      computer engineering 21 (11)

      electrical engineering 22 (13)

Computer science, which was last ranked in the Sciences category in 2014, was 40th nationally and 23rd among public institutions.

Full post on 1/12/18 at