About Sharon



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Xiali (Sharon) Hei is an Alfred and Helen M. Lamson Endowed 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 an assistant professor at Frostburg State University from 2014-2015. Note that Delaware State University and Frostburg State University are two teaching schools.  Sharon received her Ph.D. in computer science from Temple University in 2014, focusing on computer security. Her advisors were Dr. Xiaojiang Du (IEEE Fellow) and Dr. Shan Lin.

Her collaborators (past and present) have included Sara Rampazzi, Zhiqiang Lin, Insup Lee (ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow), Jie Wu (IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow), Oleg Sokolsky, Fei Hu, and Kevin Fu (IEEE Fellow, Sloan Research Fellow).

She was awarded Alfred and Helen M. Lamson Endowed Professorship, an NSF Track 4 Faculty Fellowship, an NSF MRI award, a Meta (Facebook) research award, an LA BoRSF CEMC Talent Initiative Fund,  an LA BoRSF Seed fund, an NSF ERSCoR RII Track 1 award, an NSF CRII award, and a Delaware DEDO grant, etc. 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 the 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. Her papers were published at USENIX Security Symp., ACM CCS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE Euro S&P, RAID, ASIACCS, etc. She is a TPC member of the USENIX Security Symp. , IEEE EuroS&P,  IEEE GLOBECOM, SafeThings, AutoSec, IEEE ICC, WASA, etc. She has been an IEEE senior member since 2019.

Xiali Hei_CV (11/22/2022)


Dr. Xiali (Sharon) Hei,

Alfred and Helen M. Lamson Endowed Professor,

Assistant Professor, IEEE senior member.
Room 205, James R. Oliver Hall
School of Computing and Informatics
Ray P. Authement College of Sciences
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
301 E. Lewis Street, Lafayette, LA 70503
Office: 1-337-482-1037
Email: xiali.hei@louisiana.edu
Website: https://people.cmix.louisiana.edu/sharon/

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