Shahriar Nirjon

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: nirjon@cs,unc,edu

Research Interest

I am interested in Smart and Connected Systems, which includes – Mobile Systems (OS, Services, and Applications), Networked Embedded Sensor Systems (HW/SW Co-Design and Wearables), Wireless Networks (Mobile, WSN, and other RF), Internet of Things (IoT devices and data privacy), Mobile Data Analytics, and Mobile Health.

Prior to joining the UNC Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor (2015), I was a researcher in the Networking and Mobility Lab at the HP Labs (2014-2015). I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, under the supervision of Jack Stankovic (August 2014).


Awards and Grants

  • NSF CSR Medium Award #1704469, Improving Pedestrian Safety in Urban Cities using Intelligent Wearable Systems, May 2017.
  • Best Demo Runner Up Award, The 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys '16), November 2016.
  • National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) Data Fellows Award, April 2016.
  • NSF EAGER Award #1619967, Predictive Maintenance of HVAC Systems using Audio Sensing, March 2016.
  • IBM/RJ Reynolds Junior Faculty Development Award, UNC Chapel Hill, January 2016.
  • Best Paper Award, The 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MOBISYS '14), June 2014.
  • Best Paper Award, The 18th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS '12), April 2012.


  • Chong Shao (6th year PhD, co-advised)
  • Shiwei Fang (3rd year PhD)
  • Tamzeed Islam (2nd year PhD)
  • Bashima Islam (2nd year PhD)
  • Seulki Lee (2nd year PhD)
  • Kyle Asher (undergrad senior)
  • Austin Wang (undergrad junior)



◾ 3/18-Three Papers in DCOSS'18.
◾ 3/18-MMSys'18 Paper Accepted.
◾ 2/18-IPSN'18 Paper Accepted.
◾ 1/18-Two papers in IoTDI'18.
◾ 5/17-NSF CSR Medium Grant.
◾ 2/17-MobiSys'17 Paper Accepted.
◾ 1/17-IoTDI'17 Paper Accepted.
◾ 1/17-PerIoT'17 Paper Accepted.
◾ 12/16-EWSN'17 Paper Accepted.
◾ 11/16-Sensys Best Demo Runner Up
◾ 8/16-WH'16 Paper Accepted.
◾ 5/16-UG Summer Research Started.
◾ 4/16-DCOSS'16 Paper Accepted.
◾ 4/16-NCDS Data Fellow Award.
◾ 3/16-NSF EAGER Grant.
◾ 1/16-UNC JFDA Award.
◾ 7/15-Joined UNC Faculty.