Nigamanth Sridhar (Nigamanth), PhD
 Title: Associate Professor
Associate Director, University Transportation Center
 Dept: Electrical & Computer Engineering
 Office: FH 435
 Phone: 216-687-5341
 Email: N.SRIDHAR1@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://selab.csuohio.edu/~nsridhar/
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 435, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Software Components, Programming Languages, Object-Oriented Systems, Formal Reasoning Methods, Concurrent Systems, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education.
 
Education:
Ph.D., Computer Science, The Ohio State University, 2004
M.S., Computer Science, The Ohio State University, 2000
B.S., Information Systems, BITS, Pilani, India, 1997
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Sridhar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cleveland State University. His primary areas of research interests lie at the intersection of Software Engineering and Distributed Systems, with a special emphasis on small embedded systems such as wireless sensor networks. Dr. Sridhar directs the Dependable Systems and Networks Research Group, which is focused on making programming of sensor systems more accessible to scientists and researchers outside the field of Computer Science. Dr. Sridhar received Ph.D. (2004) and M.S. (2000) degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, and an M.Sc.(Tech.) (1997) degree in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2008.
 
Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Research Faculty Member, Fenn College of Engineering, 2008.

NSF CAREER Award, 2008.

Finalist for Best Paper Award at the 14th Annual Conference on Parallel and Distributed Com-
puting Systems (PDCS 2002).

Lucent Technologies Graduate Fellowship (MarDec 2001).

Lucent Technologies Trailblazer Award for Team Excellence. 1998.
 
Teaching Areas:
Software Engineering
Wireless Sensor Networks
Software Systems Modeling
 
Professional Affiliations:
Association for Computing Machinery
IEEE Computer Society
 
Professional Experience:
* Associate Professor Aug 2009 -- present
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, USA.

* Visiting Scientist Aug 2011 -- May 2012
Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

* Assistant Professor Aug 2004 -- Jul 2009
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, USA.

* Post-doctoral Research Associate Mar 2004Jun 2004
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA.
Supervisor: Prof. Anish Arora

* Graduate Research Associate Jan 1999Mar 2004
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA.
Supervisors: Prof. Paolo A. G. Sivilotti and Prof. Bruce W. Weide

* Graduate Teaching Associate Jan 1999Mar 2004
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA.

* Technical Intern Jun 2000Sep 2000
Zeevo Corporation, Santa Clara CA, USA.

* Member of Technical Staff Jun 1997Dec 1998
Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, Columbus OH, USA

* Technical Intern Jan 1997Jun 1997
Lucent Technologies R&D India, Pune, India
 
University Service:
* Member of the Provost Search Committee, Cleveland State University, Sep 2012--present.

* Member of the eLearning Strategic Planning Committee, Cleveland State University, Sep 2012--present.

* Faculty Representative to the CSU Board of Trustees Recognition Committee, Cleveland State University, Sep 2012--present.

* Faculty Senator, Cleveland State University, Aug 2012--present.

* Member of the Academic Steering Committee, Cleveland State University, Nov 2010--Jun 2011.

* Member of the Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Research, Cleveland State University, 2010.

* Member of the Research Challenges Committee, Cleveland State University. May 2010--present.

* Chair of the Program Review Committee for Computer and Information Science, Cleveland State University. Nov 2009--May 2010.

* Faculty Senator, Cleveland State University. Aug 2009--May 2011; Aug 2012 -- present

* Member of University Graduate Council, Cleveland State University. Aug 2009--present.

*Chair of the Faculty Senate Standing Committee for Graduation, Convocation, and Assembly, Cleveland State University. Aug 2008--Aug 2011.

* Member of the Engineering Task Force Implementation Committee, Cleveland State University. Dec
2007present.
* Member of the Fenn College Strategic Planning Committee working on the Vision 2010 for the College
of Engineering, Cleveland State University. Jan 2006present.
* Member of the Strategic Planning Committee to shape the Vision 2010 for the Department of Electrical
& Computer Engineering, Cleveland State University. Aug 2005present.
* Member of the Graduate Program Committee for Software Engineering, Cleveland State University.
May 2005present.
* Faculty Secretary, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Cleveland State University. Sep 2004present.
 
Professional Service:
* Program Committee Member. International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN)
2008.
* Program Committee Member. International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for
the Development of Networks & Communities (TridentCom 2007)
* Program Committee Member. International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS
2007).
* Program Committee Member. Ohio ICE Technical Conference (2006).
* Program Committee Member. Second IEEE PerCom Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking
(PWN06).
* Co-chair. International Workshop on Global Software Development. Co-located with ICSE 2002.
Orlando FL. May 2002.
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* Editor. International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) newsletter, Window on the World
(WOW). 2004.
* Member of the press team for the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) newsletter,
Window on the World (WOW). 2001, 2002, 2003.
* Referee for workshops, conferences, and journals.
 7th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR-7). 2002.
 International Workshop on Global Software Development. 2002.
 International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS). 2003.
 Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEET). 2003.
 InternationalWorkshop on Specification and Verification of Component-Based Systems (SAVCBS).
2003.
 SRDS 03 Workshop on Dependable Embedded Systems (DES). 2003.
 Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE). 2004.
 ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM). 2005.
 International Journal of Computers and Applications. 2005.
 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS). 2006.
 Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) 2006.
 10th International Conference On Principles Of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2006).
 Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software. 20052005.
 Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. 2006-2007.
 ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (Sensys 2007)
 
Research Grants:
National Science Foundation CE21 Award: ┬┐CS10K: CISS: Computing in Secondary Schools┬┐, PI ($814,886). Jan 2014 - Dec 2016.

National Science Foundation S-STEM Award: ``University Scholars in STEM', Co-PI ($600,000). Sep 2012 - Aug 2017.

National Science Foundation REU Supplement Award (CAREER): ``Exercise Monitoring using Wearable Sensors', PI ($16,000). May 2012 -- Aug 2012.

CSU Faculty Research Development Award: ``Development of the Technology for the Exercise Tutor: a System for Proxy Exercise Guidance', Co-PI ($18,236). Jul 2012 - Jun 2013.

National Science Foundation Noyce Award: ``MUST STEM Fellows', Co-PI ($1,199,998). Jul 2011 -- Jun 2016.

National Science Foundation CAREER Award: ``Improving the Productivity of the Sensor Network Programmer', PI ($450,000). Feb 2008 -- Jan 2013.

National Science Foundation REU Supplement Award (CAREER): ``Efficient Multi-Threading for Embedded Networked Systems', PI ($16,000). May 2010 -- Aug 2010.

University Transportation Center Award: ``A Distributed Instrument for Measuring Traffic in Short-Term Work Zones', PI ($30,404). Aug 2009 -- May 2010.

CSU Teaching Enhancement Award: ``A New Course on iPhone/iPod Touch Application Development', Co-PI ($5,000). Nov 2009 -- May 2010.

National Science Foundation Award: ``Travel Support for Students Attending the 2009 ACM Symposium on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems', PI ($15,000). Oct 2009 -- Mar 2010.

CSU Undergraduate Research Award: ``Touch-Based Pervasive Computing Exploration', Co-PI ($17,170). May 2009 -- Aug 2009.

National Science Foundation REU Supplement Award (CAREER): ``Towards Verifiable Programs for Reactive Systems', PI ($16,000). May 2009 -- Aug 2009.

National Science Foundation REU Supplement Award (MRI): ``Towards a Lightweight Highly Dependable Storage System for Home Networks', Co-PI ($16,000). May 2009 -- Aug 2009.

National Science Foundation MRI Award: ``Acquisition of Equipment to Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education at Cleveland State University', Co-PI ($243,975 [NSF:$150,000, CSU cost-share:$93,975]). Sep 2008 -- Aug 2011.

National Science Foundation REU Supplement Award (CAREER): ``Improving Work Zone Safety Using Sensor Networks', PI ($12,000). May 2008 -- Aug 2008.

CSU Undergraduate Research Award: ``Improving Work Zone Safety using Sensor Networks', Co-PI ($18,187). May 2008 -- Jul 2008.

Ohio ICE Research Award: ``Predictable Monitoring for Networked Embedded Computing', PI ($24,062; total award $44,552, partner: University of Akron). May 2006 - May 2007.

CSU Teaching Enhancement Award: ``Advanced Embedded Systems', Co-PI ($5,000). November 2005.

Ohio Board of Regents Challenge Grant: ``Engineering Component-Based Software', PI ($18,500). Aug 2005 -- May 2006.