Mahesh K. Marina

Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (ICSA)
School of Informatics
The University of Edinburgh

E-mail: mahesh<at>

Phone: +44 (0)131 650 5125

Fax: +44 (0)131 651 5651

Room 1.20, Informatics Forum (Central area campus)

10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Scotland, UK

Short Bio

I’m a Professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. At Edinburgh, I have served as the Director of Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (one of the six research institutes within Informatics) between August 2018 and July 2022. Before joining Edinburgh, I had a two-year postdoctoral stint at the UCLA Computer Science Department in the Mobile Systems Laboratory headed by Prof. Rajive Bagrodia. I earned my PhD in Computer Science in 2004 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where my advisor was Prof. Samir Das. I have previously held visiting researcher positions at ETH Zurich and at Ofcom London. I’m a Distinguished Member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE.


My research mostly falls in the areas of wireless networks and mobile systems but also heavily intersects with edge/cloud computing, applied machine learning, network security and privacy. Recent focus has been on various facets of 5G and beyond mobile networking systems. Within Informatics@Edinburgh, I'm part of the Networked Systems (NetSys) Group and the Security and Privacy group.

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Current Research Students

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