Sara Abbaspour, Associated Senior Lecturer

Sara Abbaspour is a researcher and associated senior lecturer working in the Cyber-Physical Systems Analysis group at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden.

She was a Post Doc  researcher from 2018 until 2020 at Mälardalen UniversityShe has completed her PhD and defended her PhD thesis entitled “Concurrency Bugs: Characterization, Debugging and Runtime Verification” and her Licentiate thesis entitled “Bugs and Debugging of Concurrent and Multicore Software” in 2018 and 2016 respectively.

She received a Master’s degree in Software Engineering at Faculty of Computer Science and Information at University of Malaya, Malaysia. The field of her research during the Master’s degree was Web Engineering. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Iran. Her research area was focused on Image Processing. 

She also has work experience in various aspects of industrial environment such as Mobile Development Systems, Multimedia Technologies and eLearning application, RFID, Smart Cards Technologies, and Software System Testing.

 Her main research interests include:

  • Safety and security-relevant cyber-physical systems
  • Debugging, testing and runtime verification of concurrent, parallel and multicore software
  • Security for wireless network
  • Service-level Agreements in Industrial IoT
  • Autonomous Driving and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

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Latest publications:

CRYSTAL framework: Cybersecurity assurance for cyber-physical systems (Apr 2024)
Fereidoun Moradi, Sara Abbaspour, Bahman Pourvatan , Zahra Moezkarimi, Marjan Sirjani
Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP)

Tiny Twins for detecting cyber-attacks at runtime using concise Rebeca time transition (Feb 2024)
Fereidoun Moradi, Bahman Pourvatan , Sara Abbaspour, Marjan Sirjani
Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC 185)

SARAF: Searching for Adversarial Robust Activation Functions (Jun 2023)
Maghsood Salimi, Mohammad Loni, Marjan Sirjani, Antonio Cicchetti, Sara Abbaspour
The 6th International Conference on Machine Vision and Applications (ICMVA'2023)

Cyberattacks: Modeling, Analysis, and Mitigation (Sep 2022)
Sara Abbaspour
6th International Conference on Computer, Software and Modeling (ICCSM)

POSTER: Towards Cyber Resilience of Cyber-Physical Systems using Tiny Twins (Aug 2022)
Fereidoun Moradi, Sara Abbaspour, Marjan Sirjani
7th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2022)

Monitoring Cyber-Physical Systems Using a Tiny Twin to Prevent Cyber-Attacks (Aug 2022)
Fereidoun Moradi, Maryam Bagheri , Hanieh Rahmati , Hamed Yazdi , Sara Abbaspour, Marjan Sirjani

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Fereidoun Moradi
Maghsood Salimi