Sara Rampazzi

Research Investigator · Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan · srampazz at

My research areas include cyber-phyisical system security, embedded systems design, modeling, and simulation with applications in Healthcare, Automotive, and the Internet of Things. I investigate security risks to design reliable devices.

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Detection device of molecular compounds based on Surface Plasmon Resonance

Sara Rampazzi, Francesco Leporati, Giovanni Danese, Nelson Nazzicari, Lucia Fornasari, Franco Marabelli, Andrea Valsesia.
European patent #IT2013MI01345 20130806. Priority 2013. Issued 2015.

Invited talks & seminars

Industry Experience

Firmware developer

Client: Blue Danube Inc.
Project: Firmware and software developer for smart antenna based wireless network.

Oct 2016 - Jul 2017

Software engineer consultant

Client: Leonardo S.p.A. - Space division
Project: Embedded software developer for the spacecraft EUCLID Command and Data Handling system and orbit control.

Client: Magneti Marelli (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group)
Project: Model-based design engineer for HMI (Human-Machine Interface) in automotive cluster area.

Feb 2015 - Sept 2016


Principal Researcher
Senior Personnel

Academic Appointments

Research Investigator

University of Michigan, EECS Dept. CSE Division - SPQR Lab
Feb 2018 - Present

Intermittent Lecturer

University of Michigan, EECS Dept. - CSE Division
Jan 2019 - Present

Computer Science Research Affiliate

University of Michigan, EECS Dept. CSE Division - SPQR Lab
Aug 2017 - Jan 2018

Visiting Researcher

Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Institute for Applied Microelectronics
Spring 2014

Postdoc Fellow

University of Pavia, CS Dept - CCPS Lab
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015



Instructor of record
Teaching assistant and tutor


University of Pavia

PhD in Electronics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Dissertation title: Embedded system for Lab-On-Chip biosensors

University of Pavia

MEng in Computer Science Engineering

University of Pavia

BS in Computer Science Engineering

Mentoring & Advising activity

Computer Engineering Undergraduate Advisor

University of Michigan, Advising Office
Jan 2019 - Present

Mentor for the First Generation Engineering Program

University of Michigan, 1st Gen Engin
Nov 2018 - Present

Society of Women Engineers Summer Camp Mentor

University of Michigan, SWE SEE Camp
Summer 2018

IEEE Student Branch Computer Science Area Advisor

University of Pavia, IEEE Pavia Student Branch

Service to profession

Co-Chair of 2nd Annual Embedded System Workshop (EmSec 2020)


PC Member of:

  • 30th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX 2021) - website

  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS 2020) - website

  • 14th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '20) - website

  • IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things (SafeThings 2019) - website

Organization Committee Member of the 2014 SEAA/DSD Euromicro



Publons reference
2016 - present

NSF SaTC grant proposal review panelist

2018 - present

Security consultant for Archimedes, Center of Medical Device Security

2018 - present