Sriram Chellappan

Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Florida

Mailing Address- 4202 E. Fowler Avenue
                                Tampa, FL 33620, USA.

Phone - 813-974-1379
Fax -      813-974-5456
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Brief Bio                 Research                 Publications                 Teaching                 Invited Talks                 Professional Services                 CV                

Brief Bio

Social Computing Research Lab

Current/ Recent Research Projects

  • Multi-disciplinary and Privacy Preserving Techniques to Combat Cyber Risks among Teens
  •      - Source of Support: National Science Foundation [Project 1] [Project 2]

  • Assessing Human Behavior from Internet Usage
  •      - Source of Support: National Science Foundation [Project]

  • Designing Citizen Science Applications for Water Management
  •      - Source of Support: National Science Foundation [Project]

  • A Multi-disciplinary Framework to Model Cyber Criminals
  •      - Source of Support: National Science Foundation [Project]

  • Designing Social Computing Applications for Healthcare and Cyber Security
  •      - Source of Support: National Science Foundation [Project]

  • Secure Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks
  •      - Source of Support: Army Research Office and DARPA

  • Trustworthy, Secure and Privacy Preserved Communications in Vehicular Networks
  •      - Source of Support: National Science Foundation, Dept. of Education and UM System Research Board

  • Protecting Information Confidentiality in Critical Infrastructure Systems
  •      - Source of Support: National Security Agency


Selected Recent Publications

  • Leveraging Smartphone Sensors to Detect Distracted Driving Activities
  •      accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS).  [.pdf]

  • Leveraging Smart-Phone Cameras and Image Processing Techniques to Classify Mosquito Species
  •      15th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous), New York, Nov 2018.  [.pdf]

  • TussisWatch: A Smart-phone System to Identify Cough Episodes as Early Symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Congestive Heart Failure
  •      accepted to appear in IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI).  [.pdf]

  • HuMAn: Complex Activity Recognition with Multi-modal Multi-positional Body Sensing
  •      accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.  [.pdf]

  • Watch-Dog: Detecting Self-Harming Activities from Wrist Worn Accelerometers
  •      IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI), Vol 22/3, May 2018.  [.pdf]

  • On Detecting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Cough Using Audio Signals Recorded from Smart-Phones
  •      Proc. of 11th International Conference on Health Informatics (HealthInf), Funchal, Portugal, Jan 2018.  [.pdf]

  • A Statistical Framework to Forecast Duration and Volume of Internet Usage Based on Pervasive Monitoring of NetFlow Logs
  •      Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Krakow, May 2018  [.pdf]

  • On the Feasibility of Profiling Internet Users based on Volume and Time of Usage
  •      Proc. of IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (LatinCom), Guatemala City, Nov 2017.  [.pdf]

  • Can You Get into the Middle of Near Field Communication?
  •      Proc. of IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Singapore, Oct 2017.  [.pdf]

  • Leveraging Multi-modal Smartphone Sensors for Ranging and Estimating the Intensity of Explosion Events
  •      Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Pervasive Sensing, Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC), Vol 20, Sep 2017.  [.pdf]

  • Multimodal Wearable Sensing for Fine-Grained Activity Recognition in Healthcare
  •      IEEE Internet Computing (IC), Vol 19/5, Sep-Oct 2015.   [.pdf]

  • Associating Internet Usage with Depressive Behavior among College Students
  •      IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, Volume 31, No. 4, Winter 2012.   [.pdf]
         Press Release: NYTimes, MSNBC, Times of India, The Jerusalem Post, ScienceDaily, Slashdot, ACM TechNews, IEEE News, PC World, CNET, TIME, Forbes, PsychCentral

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  • CIS 6930 - Information Security and Privacy [Syllabus]
  •     Fall 2015/ 2016, Spring 2016/ 2017
  • COT 4210- Automata Theory and Formal Languages [Syllabus]
  •     Spring 2017

Invited Talks/ Tutorials

  • Human Centered Designs for Cyber Security
  •      IEEE Intl. Conf. on Networking, Systems and Security (NSysS), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan 2017.

  • Wearable Sensing for Activity Recognition Towards Smarter Healthcare
  •      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India, Jan 2017.

  • Smart and Connected Healthcare - Challenges, Wearables and Algorithms
  •      Tutorial at Intl. Conf. on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), Orlando, Oct 2016.

  • Big-data Techniques for Smarter Mental Health Care
  •      National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India, July 2014.

  • Internet Forensics for Smarter Health and Cyber Security
  •      University of North Texas, May 2014.

  • Combating Cyber Crimes via Human Behavior Assessment
  •      Interdisciplinary Conference on Cyber Crime at Michigan State University, March 2014.

  • What Secrets can the Internet Reveal About Your Health?
  •      Duke University Center for Personalized and Precision Medicine, Feb 2014.

  • Fingerprinting Human Behavior in Cyber Space
  •      Los Alamos National Laboratory, Feb 2014

  • Experimental Studies on Associating Internet Usage with Mood Disorders
  •      Marquette University, Nov 2013.

Professional Services

  • Guest Editor: Special Issue on Big Data for Healthcare, Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC), 2016
  • Panelist: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
  • PhD Forum Chair: IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PERCOM) 2015
  • Finance Chair: IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS) 2010, 2012
  • Publicity Chair: IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS) 2009, 2011
  • PhD Forum Chair: IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM) 2010
  • PC Member: INFOCOM 2017, 2016, 2015, INFOCOM 2014, CCNC 2013, HuMoComp 2013, MDM 2013, AINA 2012, MSN 2011, NBiS 2011, MASS 2011, MASS 2010, HWISE 2009