Carson Joseph Labrado a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the 2021 recipient of the College of Engineering's Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award.
Carson Labrado has made several outstanding contributions to research concerning cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and smart vehicles. Specifically, he has proposed and proven creative approaches to improve the security of these devices without adding additional hardware. The quality of this work is evidenced by Labrado’s nine journal publications (seven as first author), five conference publications, two conference hardware demonstrations and a recent U.S. patent application. He is advised by Associate Professor Himanshu Thapliyal.