Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boulat Bash is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, joining the university after working at Raytheon BBN Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for three and a half years. He earned an undergraduate degree in economics at Dartmouth College, and his MS and PhD degrees in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bash’s research is focused on covert communications, which involves not only protecting the content of communications from adversaries, but keeping adversaries from detecting that communication is happening at all. Bash has authored or co-authored 26 journals, conference articles and technical reports and has one patent.
- PhD: computer science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
- MS: computer science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008
- BS: economics, Dartmouth College, 2001
Wireless network security and information theory.
Applying information theory to practical problems of reliability and security; developing fundamental limits for communicating and sensing with signals that are mathematically secure, and pushing towards these limits by engineering experimental and prototype radio and optical systems; and employing information-theoretic approaches to securing biomechanical and very large distributed computing systems.