Xiali (Sharon) Hei is an assistant professor in the School of Computing and Informatics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Prior to joining the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she was an assistant professor at Delaware State University from 2015-2017 and Frostburg State University 2014-2015. Sharon received his Ph.D. in computer science from Temple University in 2014, focusing on computer security. Her advisors were Xiaojiang Du and Shan Lin.
Her collaborators (past and present) have included Insup Lee, Jie Wu, Oleg Sokolsky, Fei Hu, and Zhiqiang Lin.
She was awarded NSF CRII grant and Delaware DEDO grant. Also, she earned an M.S. in Software Engineering from Tsinghua University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University. She got several awards such as: ACM 2014 MobiHoc Best Poster Runner-up Award, Dissertation Completion Fellowship, The Bronze Award Best Graduate Project in Future of Computing Competition, IEEE INFOCOM and IEEE GLOBECOM student travel grant, etc.