Postdoctoral Scholar

EECS, University of California, Berkeley,
EE, University of California, Los Angeles,
ESE, University of Pennsylvania

I am joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering Deaprtment at UMD in Fall 2017 as an assistant professor. I am looking for bright PhD students with interests and expertise in cyber-physical systems, formal methods, control theory, and machine learning!

I am a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley/UCLA/UPenn. I work with Prof. George J. Pappas (UPenn), Prof. Sanjit A. Seshia (UC Berkeley), and Prof. Paulo Tabuada (UCLA). I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2015, where I worked with both Prof. Paulo Tabuada and Prof. Mani Srivastava. My main research interests lie in the general area of designing and implementing cyber-physical systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) with specific interest on security and privacy problems. My research draws on tools from both electrical engineering (e.g. control theory and optimization theory) and computer science (e.g. embedded systems and formal methods). I enjoy building new hardware artifacts, devise new algorithms that work well in practice as well as analyzing their performance from a theoretical point of view.


Short Bio

Yasser Shoukry is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, the EE Department at UCLA, and the ESE Department at UPenn. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2015 where he was affiliated with both the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab as well as the Networked and Embedded Systems Lab. He received the MSc and the BSc degrees (with distinction and honors) in Computer and Systems Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 2010 and 2007, respectively. Before joining UCLA, he spent four years as an R&D engineer in the industry of automotive embedded systems. His research interests include the design and implementation of secure- and privacy- aware cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things by drawing on tools from control theory, optimization theory, embedded systems, and formal methods.

Dr. Shoukry is the recipient of the Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) in 2016. He is also the recipient of the UCLA EE Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 2016, the UCLA Chancellors prize in 2011 and 2012, UCLA EE Graduate Division Fellowship in 2011 and 2012, and the UCLA EE Preliminary Exam Fellowship in 2012. In 2015, Dr. Shoukry led the UCLA/Caltech/CMU team to win the first place in the NSF Early Career Investigators (NSF-ECI) research challenge. His team represented the NSF-ECI in the NIST Global Cities Technology Challenge, an initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city.


  • Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015 (Dissertation: "Security and Privacy in Cyber Physical Systems: Attacks and Countermeasures", Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award!)
  • M.Sc. in Computer and Systems Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2010
    (Thesis: "Model Predictive Control (MPC) on Chip")
  • B.Sc. in Computer and Systems Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2007

Selected Awards:

  • Best Demo Award, 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), CPS Week, April 2017.
  • Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award, EE Department, UCLA, 2016.
  • Best Paper Award, ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber Physical Systems (ICCPS), CPS Week, April 2016.
  • NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Early-Career Investigator’s (NSF-ECI) Research Competition Winner, CPS Week, April 2015.
  • Preliminary Exam Fellowship, EE Department, UCLA, February 2012.
  • Chancellor Prize Fellowship, EE Department, UCLA, Summer 2011,2012.
  • Graduate Division Fellowship EE Department, UCLA, 2011/2012.
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