Priya Narasimhan-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Priya Narasimhan

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Carnegie Mellon University
CIC Building, Rm 2202
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Priya Narasimhan is Assistant Professor in ECE and ISRI at Carnegie Mellon. She received her MS in 1995 and PhD in 1999 in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and her BS in 1993 in Physics, Mathematics and Electronics from the BMS College for Women. Her research interests lie in the areas of dependable middleware, reconfigurable distributed systems, embedded sensor middleware, zero-downtime code upgrades, and distributed system security. Her current research projects include a focus on dependable adaptive middleware (the MEAD System), distributed sensor middleware (the Mead-Lite system and Sluice), byzantine-fault tolerance for Web Services (Thema), survivability benchmarking (Vajra) and automated fingerpointing in distributed systems (Canary). She is also interested in the application of embedded systems to make society better ? in particular, she leads the Trinetra project for assistive technologies for the blind, and the UNESCO Intelligent Book Reader project aimed at enhancing education in the rural areas of Africa. For her recent research, she has received an NSF CAREER Award, a Best Paper Award and two IBM Faculty Partnership Awards. Apart from my service on various program committees of conferences, I also serve on the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee. I was elected to the membership of the IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance. Professor Narasimhan teaches courses on embedded real-time systems and fault-tolerant distributed systems. She is affiliated with CyLab, the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory (GM-CRL) and the Parallel Data Lab (PDL) at Carnegie Mellon.