Srivalli Boddupalli

Sharon Lynn Chu, Ph.D.
Srivalli Boddupalli is a second-year ECE Ph.D. student, and a key student member of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World. Her Ph.D. supervisor is Professor Sandip Ray, also our Director of Industry Programs. Srivalli received her M.S. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida in 2018 and a B.E. degree in 2016 from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India.

Srivalli’s research interest spans the overall area of application of Internet-of-Things and Machine learning, and their application to solve problems with global impact. She is also passionate about research solutions that address community problems and create social impact. As part of her Ph.D. research, Srivalli is working on techniques to ensure resiliency of connected autonomous vehicular and transportation systems. Her research in the area has produced one of the most comprehensive and versatile resiliency solutions to date for Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control, one of the fundamental autonomous driving features that forms the basis of a number of connected vehicular applications. Apart from this research, she is a key member of a research group working on early detection of viral infection symptoms through new IoT devices and Machine Learning, with critical implication on our ability to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and approaches to containing such pandemics in future. Srivalli also contributes to research on developing robust food security solutions for economically fragile and vulnerable communities through IoT devices and Machine Learning, and techniques for robust security assurance in System-on-Chip designs.

Srivalli’s research has been published in venues like IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Design & Test, and IFIP International IoT Conference, among others. Her work on transportation security won the Best Poster Award (among 71 posters) and received 3rd place in IoT Demo Competition (among 24 demos) in the first Warren B. Nelms Annual IoT Conference in 2019. She has previously led technical student groups at UF such as Gatorloop and Empowered Prosthetics, which engage students from different backgrounds to address engineering challenges through innovative technology. She is a Student Member of IEEE.

Srivalli enjoys cooking and listening to Indian classical music in her free time.