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 Embedded Intelligence – the general idea of which is to make resource constrained embedded systems capable of sensing, learning, adapting, and evolving.

In recent past, I have worked on – Networked Embedded Sensor Systems (HW/SW Co-Design and Wearables), Wireless Networks and Sensing (Mobile, WSN, and other RF), Mobile Systems (OS, Services, and Applications), , and Internet of Things (IoT devices, privacy, data analytics, and mobile Health).

Before 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 Small Award #1816213, Overheard at Home - Mitigating Overhearing of Continuous Listening Devices, October 2018.
  • 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 (PhD 2018, Google)
  • Shiwei Fang (4th year PhD)
  • Tamzeed Islam (3rd year PhD)
  • Bashima Islam (3rd year PhD)
  • Seulki Lee (3rd year PhD)
  • Yubo Luo (2nd year PhD)
  • Kyle Asher (undergrad senior)
  • Austin Wang (undergrad junior)



◾ 3/19-Two Papers in DCOSS'19.
◾ 2/19-IPSN'19 Paper Accepted.
◾ 10/18-Chong Shao, PhD, graduates!
◾ 7/18-NSF CSR Small Grant.
◾ 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.