Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani

Missouri University of Science & Technology


Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science Courtesy Appointment
Faculty Senate Past President
Rules, Procedure, and Agenda Committee Chair
Intelligent Systems Center (ISC) Investigator

Contact Information

Office Location

135 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
301 W. 16th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
P: +1 (573) 341-7505
F: +1 (573) 341-4532

Office Hours Spring 2019

10 am to noon(beginning January 23)
or by appointment.

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Carol Lay
143 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
P: +1 (573) 341-4509

Research Details at my group's web page

Dependability modeling for critical infrastructure

Funded by the US Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Missouri S&T Intelligent Systems Center.

Software-based analysis and improvement of electromagnetic immunity

Funded by Ford and Samsung.

Dependable networks and systems for environmental and structural monitoring

Funded by the US Army, the US Department of Transportation, MoDOT, the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, and the EU FP7 program on Smart Monitoring of Historic Structures.

Previous Research

My previous research includes the development of a predictive model for software test coverage, which was applied to guide Y2K testing of mission-critical systems at the Department of Defense. My doctoral research involved the development of a framework for cost and quality management of component-based systems, where the aim is to achieve the highest "quality," while meeting specification thresholds and budget and timing constraints. Since completing my doctorate, I have expanded upon this work to include aspects of security and trust. A related area of my current research is dependability modeling for critical infrastructures.


I joined Missouri S&T (then UMR) in August 2004. Until December 2006, I had a joint appointment in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Information Science and Technology. Prior to joining UMR, I was a graduate research assistant at the Distributed Multimedia Systems Laboratory at Purdue University, where I conducted research on topics including Y2K testing of mission-critical defense systems, software acquisition, and enterprise engineering. From June 2002 to May 2003, I taught Linear Circuit Analysis I (ECE201) at Purdue. I worked for Cisco Systems from May 1997 to May 2000, initially as a member of the original development team for the Cisco Interactive Mentor, a series of multimedia tutorials on Cisco products and internetworking technology, and later on research and development for high availability mechanisms for the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS).

I received the B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University, all in electrical engineering. I held a Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship from 1996 to 2000. In November 2009, I was selected as one of 49 fellows of the National Academy of Engineering's First Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

I am a senior member of the IEEE, a member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), and a faculty advisor to the Gamma Theta Chapter


Teaching Schedule Spring 2019
Course # Course Name Section Day/Time Location
CpE 5410 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks 1A,1DIS TR 11 am to 12:15 pm 103 Emerson Hall
CpE 6510/SysE 6322 Resilient Networks 1A MW 5 to 6:15 pm 239 Emerson Hall
Previous Teaching Experience
Course # Course Name Semesters
CpE 6510/SysE 6322 Resilient Networks 2019 (spring)
CpE 5410 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks 2006-2019
CpE 6440 /CS 6602 Network Performance Analysis 2009-2016 (fall), 2018 (fall)
CpE 349 Trustworthy, Survivable Computer Networks 2010-2013 (fall)
CpE 213 Digital System Design 2004 (winter)
2003-2005, 2008 (fall)
CpE 111 Digital Logic 2007 (fall)
IST 342 E-Commerce Architecture 2005-2006 (fall)
IST 241 E-Commerce 2005-2006 (spring)
EE 201 Circuits I (at Purdue) 2003 (spring)
2002 (summer)
2002 (fall)