Sara Rampazzi

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

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
Women in CSE
University of Michigan CSE division

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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

Helping students in the undergraduate programs offered through the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

Jan 2019 - Present

Mentor for the First Generation Engineering Program

University of Michigan, 1st Gen Engin

The purpose of the program is to bring first generation Michigan Engineering students (undergraduate & graduate) together to build the community, and share resources and experiences.

Nov 2018 - Present

Society of Women Engineers Summer Camp Mentor

University of Michigan, SWE SEE Camp

The purpose of the camp is to mentor high school students interested in Engineering and Security in Cyberspace.

Summer 2018

IEEE Student Branch Computer Science Area Advisor

University of Pavia, IEEE Pavia Student Branch

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.


Service to profession

Technical Program Committee Member of SafeThings 2019

IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things, colocated with 2019 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy May 20-22, 2019 - San Francisco, California, USA


Publons reference
2016 - 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.
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.

2018 - present

Organization committee member of the 2014 SEAA/DSD Euromicro Conference

Verona - Italy
Aug 2014