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Dr. Preetha Thulasiraman, PhD, SMIEEE, Associate Professor

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Naval Postgraduate School

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Spanagel Hall Rm 448C

833 Dyer Road, Monterey, CA 93943

pthulas1@nps.edu

Tel: 831-656-3456



Dr. Preetha Thulasiraman is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). She is an Academic Associate for International Students in the ECE department and Academic Associate for the Engineering track of the Cyber Academic Group at NPS. She has been at NPS since January 2011.  She received her PhD degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in September 2010, the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, USA in 2006 and the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA in 2004.  Since 2006, she has been involved in wireless networking research, studying various algorithmic and protocol design issues for wireless sensor, mesh and hybrid networks. At NPS, her research has been focused on cybersecurity of autonomous systems, Internet of Things and cyberphysical networks with an emphasis on threat analysis and mitigation. She is also interested in routing, resource allocation and performance evaluation of networks in dispersed and intermittent environments.  She is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. She has served on the technical program committees of several IEEE and ACM sponsored conferences.  She has contributed to over 27 research papers in the area of wireless networks and cyber. She has also co-authored two book chapters.