Patrick Tague leads the Mobile, Embedded, and Wireless Security group at the Silicon Valley Campus of Carnegie Mellon, and the group is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon CyLab.

Tague’s research interests include wireless communications and networking; wireless/mobile security and privacy; robust and resilient networked systems; and analysis and sense-making of sensor network data. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Washington as a member of the Network Security Lab and B.S. degrees in mathematics and computer engineering from the University of Minnesota. Patrick received the Yang Research Award for outstanding graduate research in the UW Electrical Engineering Department, the Outstanding Graduate Research Award from the UW Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and the NSF CAREER award.

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2009 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

2007 MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

2003 BS, Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota

2003 BS, Mathematics, University of Minnesota


Media mentions

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CMU hacking team defends title at MITRE cybersecurity competition

For the second year in a row, Carnegie Mellon’s competitive hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning, has taken home the top prize at the MITRE Embedded Capture-the-Flag (eCTF) cybersecurity competition.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Phishing, fairness, and more: CyLab’s 2021 seed funding awardees

Over $350K in seed funding has been awarded to 14 different faculty and staff in seven different departments across three colleges at CMU.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

First round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has broken ground as the first round of funded proposals have been announced. Twelve selected projects will be funded for one year, and results will be presented at the IoT@CyLab annual summit next year.

CMU Silicon Valley

CMU-SV’s Top 10 of 2018

We are counting down to the new year with CMU-SV’s top 10 of 2018, celebrating novel projects, awards, and research wins from this past year.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jun Han pairing Iot devices by sensors

CyLab’s Jun Han discusses his research in determining how IoT devices can pair through sensing the same events in an environment.

CMU Engineering

CMU students help build BitClave’s blockchain network

CMU students worked with blockchain start-up BitClave to drive the company’s development in new directions.


Tague comments on the benefits of BitClave in MediaPost

ECE’s Patrick Tague explains in MediaPost that the technology powering BitClave, a decentralized search advertising platform, focuses on the idea of consumer control, privacy, and protection.

CMU Engineering

Hacking mobile games to improve security

Protecting mobile games against hackers has been challenging, and a recent study by a group of Carnegie Mellon researchers shows how much work needs to be done.