INI students and alumni secure 7th DEF CON Capture-the-Flag title with Carnegie Mellon's hacking teamThe winningest team in DEF CON’s Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition history, Carnegie Mellon University’s Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), was back at it again, as the team defended its title, earning its seventh victory in the past eleven years. This year's team was joined by Erye Hernandez (INI Alum), Carolina Zarate (INI Alum), Jenish Rakholiya (INI Alum), Palash Oswal (INI Alum), Dillon Wu (INI Alum), Kevin Stephens (MSIS 33), Luke Rindels (INI Alum).
INI Alumna Inês Oliveira (MS18) Publishes Her First Children’s Book, Calvin and the Sugar ApplesEveryone’s journey after graduation is unique and INI students are well equipped with skills and experience that can be applied anywhere. Inês Oliveira (’08, MSIN) has drawn from her experience in a surprising way. After spending some time in the tech industry, Inês decided to write a children’s book to impart some valuable life lessons about life and loss. With her first book about to be published, Inês took some time to share her journey and filled us in on how her time at CMU and the INI inspired her to pursue writing.
INI Diploma Ceremony 2023 Celebrates Resilience and Achievements of Newest GraduatesOn May 14, 2023, the INI held its annual graduation ceremony, a time-honored tradition that brings together graduates and their families from around the world to celebrate their hard-earned master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.
Practicum Insider: Transactive Energy Systems (TESS)Six CMU master’s students from the Information Networking Institute (INI), sponsored by members of SLAC (Stanford’s National Accelerator Laboratory), worked on the lab’s Transactive Energy Service System (TESS) as part of their INI curriculum. The students gained real-world experience working in the transactive energy industry, and the project culminated with the presentation of their work at the annual INI practicum showcase in December 2022.
INI Students Defend CMU Hacking Team's Title at MITRE Cybersecurity CompetitionFor the second year in a row, Carnegie Mellon’s competitive hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), has taken home the top prize at the MITRE Embedded Capture-the-Flag (eCTF) cybersecurity competition. The PPP team is made up of 14 students from across the university, more than half of which were INI students and alumni. INI Associate Teaching Professor Patrick Tague serves as a co-advisor to the team while Assistant Teaching Professor Hanan Hibshi serves as a faculty advisor.
INI Welcome Tartans on the Rise and Alumni Leadership Council for Carnival WeekendFor more than 100 years, Carnival has been — and continues to be — one the most anticipated weekends of the year for Carnegie Mellon students and alumni, with Tartans around the world coming together to celebrate this CMU tradition.
INI Practicum Student Insider: NASAIn an effort to improve the safety and efficiency of air transportation, Georgios Ioannides (MSIT-IS ’22) and five fellow peers—all Information Networking Institute students—partnered with NASA Ames Research Center to improve simulation tools for use in U.S. civil airports. These tools are intended to simulate flight itineraries, controller commands, aircraft movements, and uncertainties at the San Francisco International Airport with the aim of improving air traffic control and scheduling.
INI Diploma Ceremony To Feature 2023 Tartan on the Rise and AlumnusThe Information Networking Institute (INI) will proudly welcome one of its own alumni Rohyt Belani, Chairman and CEO of Cofense Inc., as the keynote speaker of the 2023 INI diploma ceremony during Carnegie Mellon University’s Commencement Weekend.
Among the Stars at SpaceXInformation Networking Institute alumnus Henry Howland (MS34) landed a dream job as a security analyst at SpaceX. Working for the aerospace company had been his goal all along. He had engineered it to happen, starting with enrolling in the INI’s Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) program.
INI ATTENDS WICYS 2023 AND CELEBRATES ORGANIZATION’S 10TH ANNIVERSARYINI Students Make Trek to Annual Convention Held in Denver, Colorado. On the heels of WiCyS’s 10th anniversary, the INI returned as a gold sponsor for WiCyS 2023, the organization’s annual conference which was held in Denver, Colorado from March 16-18. Started in 2013, WiCyS has grown into an organization representing a leading alliance between trailblazers from academia, government and industry.
INI Announces Education Partnership with US Cyber Games to Bridge the Cybersecurity Workforce GapCarnegie Mellon University’s Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, director of the Information Networking Institute (INI) and the Barbara Lazarus Professor of Information Networking, has announced that the INI has signed on as an official education partner of the US Cyber Games®, the nation’s leading program that brings talented cybersecurity athletes, coaches and industry leaders together to build an elite US Cyber Team® for global cybersecurity competition.
Two INI Alumni Named Tartans on the RiseCarnegie Mellon University has named two alumni from the Information Networking Institute (INI) to Tartans on the Rise. The INI honorees for 2023 are Rohyt Belani ’02 (MS12) and Hooman Radfar ’04 (MS14).
Innovate in the Wild: Partner with the INI as a 2023 Practicum Project SponsorWednesday, February 15, 2023
Innovate in the Wild: Partner with the INI as a 2023 Practicum Project SponsorThrough this capstone experience at CMU, sponsors work with brilliant and creative students to develop and improve ideas. The INI Practicum is a cornerstone of our two bicoastal programs: the M.S. in Information Technology – Information Security (MSIT-IS) and the M.S. in Mobile and IoT Engineering (MSMITE).
INI Staff Recognized at College of Engineering Awards CeremonyThursday, February 02, 2023
INI Staff Recognized at College of Engineering Awards CeremonyThree Information Networking Institute (INI) employees were nominated for Staff Recognition Awards honoring outstanding work: Rachel Amos, director of career services and employer relations, for the Inspirational Leadership Award; Miroslava Angelova, director of business operations, for the Continuous Excellence Award; and Christa Jones, director of marketing and events, for the Spirit award.
Why INI Gives You an Edge: A Talk with Rotem GuttmanTuesday, January 10, 2023