Cynthia Sturton
Assistant Professor
Peter Thacher Grauer Fellow

Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., University of California, Berkeley

Office: 354 Brooks Building
Email: csturton@cs.unc.edu
Tel: 919-590-6020

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My research group builds new tools for the detection and prevention of vulnerabilities in hardware designs using a combination of static analysis, model checking, and dynamic verification. Most recently, we developed SCIFinder: Security Critical Invariant Finder, a tool to identify and formalize properties of a hardware design that are critical to security.

We also participate in the multi-institution project VeHICaL: Verified Human Interfaces, Control, and Learning for Semi-Autonomous Systems. Our focus is on the security and privacy concerns surrounding cyber-physical systems that interact continuously with people.


I am currently hiring graduate students. If you are a current or prospective Ph.D. student interested in joining my research group, email me or stop by my office and tell me a little about yourself.