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  • [April 2020] Fadi Yilmaz successfully passed his PhD defense!
  • [March 2020] Received a UNCC Ignite Planning Grant “Building Strong Teams for Photovoltaic Systems and Power Grid Resilience and Security.” 2020-2022. $69,404!
  • [Jan 2020] Received an NSF SaTC EDU award “Enhancing Security Education in Hybrid Mobile and Internet of Things Firmware through Inclusive, Engaging, Learning Modules (E-SHIIELD).” 2020-2022. $428,665!
  • [Jan 2020] Received a UNCC Faculty Research Grant. “Generating Code from Natural Language to Detect and Prevent Cyber-Attacks” 2020-2021. $16,000!
  • [Dec 2019] Abhinav Mohanty successfully passed his PhD Proposal defense!
  • [Nov 2019] Fadi Yilmaz successfully passed his PhD Proposal defense!
  • [Jan 2019] Received a CCI Faculty Innovation Fund grant. “CCI SmartHome IoT Lab.” 2019. $24,700.

Short Bio

Dr. Meera Sridhar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. Her research interests span language-based and systems security, formal methods, and their application to web, mobile and Internet-of-Things security. Her research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sridhar is a member of ACM, ACM-W and WiCyS.

Dr. Sridhar received her Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, graduating with University and College Honors. She received her Master’s in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004, and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2014. Dr. Sridhar is an International Baccalaureate Diploma holder from the International School Manila, Philippines.

specific areas of interest: program analysis and verification, model-checking, in-lined reference monitoring (binary instrumentation), security policies, language design and analysis, program equivalence, language-based solutions for web, mobile security, and IoT security, program-proof co-development, security for cyber-physical systems

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Assistant Professor

    Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • 20142007

    Teaching and Research Assistant

    Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas

Education

  • Ph.D. August 2014

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    University of Texas at Dallas

  • M.S. August 2004

    Master of Science in Computer Science

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • B.S. December 2002

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    Carnegie Mellon University

Grants, Awards and Honors

  • 2020-2022
    Meera Sridhar (Lead PI), Weichao Wang, (Senior Personnel), Tom Moyer (Senior Personnel), Linquan Bai (Senior Personnel), Badrul Chowdhury (Senior Personnel), Yaosuo Xue (Senior Personnel), Xiaohong Yuan (Senior Personnel), Chen Bo (Senior Personnel). Building Strong Teams for Photovoltaic Systems and Power Grid Resilience and Security. UNCC Ignite Planning Grant, UNC Charlotte. $69,404.
  • 2020-2022
    Meera Sridhar (Lead PI), Harini Ramaprasad (Co-PI). NSF-DGE # 1947295. SaTC:EDU: Enhancing Security Education in Hybrid Mobile and Internet of Things Firmware through Inclusive, Engaging, Learning Modules (E-SHIIELD). $428,665.
  • 2020-2021
    Meera Sridhar (Lead PI), Samira Shaikh (co-PI). Generating Code from Natural Language to Detect and Prevent Cyber-Attacks. Faculty Research Grant, UNC Charlotte. $16,000.
  • 2019
    Meera Sridhar (PI), Weichao Wang (co-PI), David Wilson (co-PI), Nicholas Davis (co-PI), Jinpeng Wei (co-PI). CCI SmartHome IoT Lab. CCI Faculty Innovation Fund. $24,700.
  • 2016—2020
    Meera Sridhar (Sole PI). NSF-CNS #1566321. SaTC: CRII: A Language-based Approach to Hybrid Mobile App Security. $209,985.
  • December 2002
    University and College Honors, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science