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.

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Latest updated CV
University of Michigan CSE division




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


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


Computer Engineering Undergraduate Advisor
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

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

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.

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.