Lakshmidevi Sreeramareddy

Professional Details

Title Assistant Professor
Department Computer Science
Office Meier Hall 207D
Phone 978.542.2379
Resume Lakshmidevi Sreeramareddy
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

CSC 110 Software Design and Programming I
FYCS 100 First Year Seminar (computer Science)
ITC 117 Computing for the Professions
ITE 105 Problem Solving With Algorithms
ITE 205 Software Design and Programming I
ITE 320 Information Management Systems
ITE 330 Web Systems

Professional Biography

Dr. Lakshmidevi Sreeramareddy, is an Assistant Professor at Salem State University in Computer Science Department. She is teaching various IT/CS related course. She is collaborating with her colleagues in developing IT Major with ABET accreditation guidelines.

Previously she was an Adjunct Faculty at McDaniel College, Westminster, MD and at Towson University, Towson, MD in Computer Science department. She has earned her Doctoral degree in Information Technology at Towson University, MD, USA in Dec 2014.

Her research focuses on human computer interaction, usability, accessibility and security. She has developed gesture-based password authentication method and has conducted a series of user studies to evaluate the method. She has authored/co-authored five publications based on her research. She has extensive teaching experience, hands on system administration experience, and programming experience in standalone and web applications. She has great passion for teaching and collaborative research.

D.Sc. in Information Technology
Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Towson University, Towson, MD, 2014

Dissertation topic: A Usable and Accessible Authentication Method: Gesture-Based Password, Committee members: Dr. Jinjuan Feng, Dr. Sungchul Hong, Dr. Yuanqiong Wang, Dr. Ziying Tang

Major courses: Database Management II, Network Architecture/Protocols, Software Project Management, Software Engineering I, Doctoral Independent Study, Dissertation

M.S. in Computer Science
Towson University, Towson, MD, 2007-08

Major courses: Database Management I, Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Networks, Information Technology Infrastructure, System Development Process, Advanced Database Management Systems, Operating System Principles, Introduction to E-commerce, Robotics, Internet Supply Chain Management, Special Topics in Computer Science, COSC Project/Internship

B.Sc. in Information Science and Engineering
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore, India, 2002-06

Professional Interests


  • Computer Science Courses
  • Information Technology Courses
  • Web and Mobile Development
  • Databases and System Administration


  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Usable Security and Authentication
    Usability Testing, Accessibility and User Interface Design
  • Machine Learning
  • Research may involve participants with Cognitive Disabilities
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)


  • Teaching Computer Science Major Courses
  • Teaching Information Technology Major/Minor Courses
  • Teaching Support Courses for non Majors from other departments
  • Curriculum Development with ABET Accreditation guidelines
  • Program assessment
  • Serve on various University wide and school wide committees
  • Advise students and maintain office hours
  • Explore other scholarly activities

Selected Publications

1. Sreeramareddy, L., Mulbah, P., and Feng, J. (2015). “Evaluating the Use of Gesture-Based Passwords by the Seniors”. The 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Los Angeles, CA.

2. Sreeramareddy, L., Miao, S., and Feng, J. (2014). “Investigating Gesture-based Password: Usability and Vulnerability to Shoulder-Surfing Attacks”. The Processing of 2014 Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS), Towson, MD.

3. Sreeramareddy, L., Janprasert, A., and Feng, J. (2014). "Evaluating Gesture-Based Password and Impact of Input Devices". The 13th International Conference on Security and Management (SAM), Las Vegas, NV.

4. Sreeramareddy, L., Feng, J. H., & Sears, A. (2012).”Preliminary Investigation of Gesture- Based Password: Integrating Additional User Behavioral Features". The 18th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2, Washington, DC.

5. Ma, Y., Feng, J., Kumin, L., Lazar, J., and Sreeramareddy, L. (2012). "Investigating Authentication Methods Used by Individuals with Down Syndrome". Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIG Access Conference on Accessible Computing (ASSETS), Boulder, CO.