Sara Rampazzi

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

My research areas include embedded hardware 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.

Useful links:
Latest updated CV
University of Michigan CSE division
SPQR Lab


PUBLICATIONS

2018
2016
2013




PATENTS

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

Experience

Research Investigator

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

Embedded systems security, applying systems simulation and modeling to investigate security risks and design reliable devices.

Feb 2018 - Present

Computer Science Research Affiliate

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

Modeling and simulation design for hardware security in IoT.

Aug 2017 - Jan 2018

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

Visiting Researcher

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

Researcher on Support Vector Machine (SVM) for Hyperspectral Images classification.

Spring 2014

Postdoc Fellow

University of Pavia, CS Dept - CCPS Lab

Hardware and software design for Lab-on-Chip biosensors.

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015

Teaching

Instructor of record
Teaching assistant and tutor

Education

University of Pavia

PhD in Electronics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Dissertation title: Embedded system for Lab-On-Chip biosensors
2014

University of Pavia

MEng in Computer Science Engineering
2010

University of Pavia

BS in Computer Science Engineering
2008

Service to profession

PEER REVIEWER

Publon reference
2014 - present

NSF SaTC grant proposal review panelist

Panelist reviewer for small (500K) grant proposals on the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program of the National Science Foundation.
website
2018 - present

Security consultant for Archimedes, Center of Medical Device Security

Archimedes is an independent, pioneering center created to help manufacturers, industry experts and physicians to navigate the operational hazards of cybersecurity implementation in healthcare.
website

2018 - present

Senior personnel on THAW

The Trustworthy Health and Wellness (THAW) is a NSF-funded project that tackles many of the fundamental research challenges necessary to provide trustworthy information systems for health and wellness, as sensitive information and health-related tasks are increasingly pushed into mobile devices and cloud-based services.
website

2018 - present

Society of Women Engineers Summer Camp mentor

University of Michigan

Summer Engineering Exploration (SEE) Camp mentor for high school students interested in learning more about engineering and security in Cyberspace.

Summer 2018

Organization committee member of the 2014 SEAA/DSD Euromicro Conference

Verona - Italy
Aug 2014

IEEE Student Branch Computer Science Area Advisor

IEEE Pavia Student Branch - Region 8 Italian section - University of Pavia

Introducing computer science engineering undergraduate students to research and encouraging them to meet and share their ideas in their areas of interest and future profession.
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2011-2014