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Shoukry Sakr, Yasser

Assistant Professor
1359 A.V. Williams
(301) 405-0772


Yasser Shoukry received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015 where he was affiliated with both the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab (supervised by Prof. Paulo Tabuada) as well as the Networked and Embedded Systems Lab (supervised by Prof. Mani Srivastava). He received the M.Sc. and the B.Sc. degrees (with distinction and honors) in Computer and Systems engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 2010 and 2007, respectively.


Between September 2015 and July 2017, Yasser was a joint post-doctoral associate at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UPenn under the mentorship of Prof. George J. Pappas, Prof. Sanjit A. Seshia, and Prof. Paulo Tabuada.  Before pursuing his Ph.D. at UCLA, he spent four years as an R&D engineer in the industry of automotive embedded systems. Yasser's research interests include the design and implementation of resilient cyber-physical systems by drawing on tools from embedded systems, formal methods, control theory, and machine learning.


Prof. Shoukry was the recipient of the Best Demo Award from the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) in 2017, the Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) in 2016, the Distinguished Dissertation Award from UCLA EE department in 2016, the UCLA Chancellors prize in 2011/2012, the UCLA EE Graduate Division Fellowship in 2011/2012, and the UCLA EE Preliminary Exam Fellowship in 2012. In 2015, he led the UCLA/Caltech/CMU team to win 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.


  • B.S., Computer and Systems Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2007

  • M.S., Computer and Systems Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2010

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015