Shefali is currently pursuing her master's degree in applied science under the supervision of Dr. Sebastian Fischmeister, University of Waterloo. Her current research field is functional safety and cybersecurity of autonomous vehicles.
The focus of her research is to develop new hazard analysis tools to identify, deﬁne, analyze and mitigate hazards from the earliest conceptual stage of development to the operation of a system. She worked as an assistant professor until 2017. Shefali got her Masters in Electronics from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh in 2014, and her Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from HPU, Shimla in 2012.