Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani Associate Professor

Missouri University of Science & Technology


Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
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 Fall 2017

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 to 10 am (beginning August 22)
or by appointment.

Administrative Assistant

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

Research SeNDeComp

Dependable networks and systems for environmental and structural monitoring

Funded by the US Army, MoDOT, Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, the National University Transportation Center, and the EU FP7 program on Smart Monitoring of Historic Structures. The SmartBrick Wireless Sensor Platform for Structural Health Monitoring.

Dependability Modeling for Critical Infrastructure

Funded by the Intelligent Systems Center.

Software-based Analysis and Improvement of Electromagnetic Immunity with D. Pommerenke

Funded by Samsung.

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.


Teaching Schedule Fall 2017
Course # Course Name Section Day/Time Location
Cpe 5410 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks 1A,1DIS MWF 1 to 1:50 pm 209 CS
Course # Course Name Semesters
CpE 6440 /CS 6602 Network Performance Analysis 2009-2016 (fall)
CpE 5410 Digital Networks Design 2006-2017
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)


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