Sara Rampazzi, Ph.D.

Sara Rampazzi, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Bio

Sara Rampazzi, Ph.D., is an incoming assistant professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. Her research areas include cyber-physical systems security, embedded systems design, modeling, and simulation with applications in Healthcare, Automotive, and the Internet of Things. Dr. Rampazzi’s work focuses on investigating security risks and developing hardware and software defense strategies against hardware-based and physics-based attacks. Dr. Rampazzi’s work on injecting inaudible and invisible commands to smart home devices has been covered by CNN, New York Times, Ars Technica, Wired, ABC and NBC News, and other media outlets.

Dr. Rampazzi recently received the RAPID SaTC COVID19 Award from the National Science Foundation to tackles the urgent needs to prevent the spread of the virus COVID-19 with decontaminated, reused masks. The project will define easily deployable, secure, self-sustainable, scalable sensor technology for safe decontamination of N95 masks, to be used by rural hospitals and under-resourced facilities around the world under emergency masks shortage.

Primary Research Area

Information Security

Research Areas

Embedded Systems, Information Security, Cyber-Physical System Security

Education

Ph.D., Electronics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, 2014, University of Pavia (Italy)
M.S., Computer Science Engineering, 2010, University of Pavia (Italy)
B.S., Computer Science Engineering, 2008, University of Pavia (Italy)

Research Interests

Cyber-physical systems security, side channels, embedded systems design, modeling, and simulation with applications in Healthcare, Automotive, and the Internet of Things.

Publications

See full list here.

Awards & Distinctions

Facebook Explorations of Trust in AR, VR, and Smart Devices, 2020

Contact Information

Email: srampazzi@ufl.edu

Website(s):
sararampazzi.com/