• Associate Professor, Software & Information Systems
  • Director, CCI SmartHome IoT Lab
  • Director, Center for Energy Security And Reliability (CESAR)

Dr. Meera Sridhar is an Associate 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). She 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.


Nov 6, 2023. “Research Capacity Building for a Secure and Reliable Power Grid 2050. North Carolina Research Opportunities Initiative”, Invited Talk. Center for Advanced Power Engineering Research (CAPER). Clemson, SC.

Nov 6, 2023. “Cyber Threats & Security at the Grid Edge” Invited Talk. Center for Advanced Power Engineering Research (CAPER). Clemson, SC.

Nov 1, 2023. We received a UNC Charlotte Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grant "Measuring Student Learning, Engagement, and Accessibility for Neurodivergent Students in Advanced Cybersecurity Topics".

Oct 6, 2023. Our ROI project was featured in Inside UNC Charlotte!

Sept 15, 2023. My Ph.D. student Islam Obaidat successfully passed his dissertation. Congratulations, Islam!

Jun 2, 2023. We were awarded a $1.5 million grant by the UNC System Research Opportunities Initiative to innovate in the space of a secure and reliable power grid 2050!

Doctoral Students Supervised
  • Fadi Yilmaz. Graduated Spring 2020
  • Abhinav Mohanty. Graduated Summer 2021
  • Islam Obaidat, Spring 2017—present. Ph.D. in progress.
  • Shaikh Islam, Fall 2021—present, (co-supervised with Dr. Chenglong Fu). Ph.D. in progress.
  • Danial Abshari, Fall 2023—present. Ph.D. in progress.
All supervised students

Recent Professional Service
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Technical Symposium (SIGCSE), 2024
  • The 19th ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM ASIACCS 2024), 2024
  • IEEE Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security (TPHES 2023), co-located with the International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2023
  • The 2023 IEEE International Conference in Intelligence and Security Informatics (IEEE ISI), 2023
  • 27th The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), 2023
  • Internet of Things (Elsevier), Reviewer, 2023
  • Computers & Security (Elsevier), Reviewer, 2023
  • IEEE Access, Reviewer, 2023
  • Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (Springer Nature), Reviewer, 2022
  • Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (IEEE), Reviewer, 2022
  • International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (Elsevier), Reviewer, 2022

Contact Information

Office: 305B Woodward Hall
Phone: +1 214-518-4023
Email: msridhar@uncc.edu