Mahesh Marina is a Professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where he also currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Computing Systems Architecture. Before joining Edinburgh in 2006, he had a two-year postdoctoral stint at the UCLA Computer Science Department. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2004. He has previously held visiting researcher positions at ETH Zurich and at the Ofcom Headquarters in London. He is a Distinguished Member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Research interests

Prof Marina's research broadly falls in wireless networks, mobile systems, data privacy, applied machine learning and network security. His recent and on-going research focus is on various aspects of future 5G and beyond mobile networks (network slicing, spectrum sharing, universal access, cellular IoT, monitoring and analytics); mobile sensing and privacy. He is particularly interested in applications of machine learning towards service quality optimisation, automation and robustness of future network infrastructures.