Georgia Institute of Technology
Santiago Grijalva is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty in the summer of 2009. He is the Director of the Advanced Computational Electricity Systems (ACES) Laboratory, where he conducts research on real-time power system control, informatics, and economics, and renewable energy integration in power. In the spring of 2012, Dr. Grijalva was appointed as the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI) Associate Director for Electricity Systems, responsible for coordinating large efforts on electricity research and policy at Georgia Tech. He was a post-doctoral fellow in Power and Energy Systems at the University of Illinois from 2003 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997, he was with the Ecuadorian National Center for Energy Control (CENACE) as engineer and manager of the Real-Time EMS Software Department. From 2002 to 2009, he was with PowerWorld Corporation as a senior software architect and developer of innovative real-time and optimization applications used today by utilities, control centers, and universities in more than 60 countries. Dr. Grijalva is a leading researcher on ultra-reliable architectures for critical energy infrastructures. He has pioneered work on de-centralized and autonomous power system control, renewable energy integration in power, and unified network models and applications. He is currently the principal investigator of various future electricity grid research projects for the US Department of Energy, ARPA-E, EPRI, PSERC as well as other Government organizations, research consortia, and industrial sponsors. Dr. Grijalva received the Electrical Engineer degree from EPN-Ecuador in 1994, the M.S. Certificate in Information Systems from ESPE-Ecuador in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and 2002, respectively.
Himanshu Khurana is the Senior Manager for the Integrated Security Technologies section part of the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Honeywell Automation and Control Systems. The Integrated Security Technologies section focuses on research, development, and technology transition in cyber security, computer vision, surveillance, and biometrics. Khurana's research interests lie in the area of distributed system security, especially as applied to large-scale distributed systems and critical infrastructures, and he has published 50 articles in this area. Prior to joining Honeywell, he was with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and served as the Co-Principal Investigator for the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for Power Center (now the TCIPG). He has been involved with several Smart Grid initiatives, including the North American Synchrophasor Initiative, NIST Cyber Security Working Group, DNP3 Technical Committee, and in developing relevant cyber security standards. He obtained his MS and PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Panganamala R. Kumar
Texas A&M University-College Station
Panganamala R. Kumar (NAE), professor of computer science at Texas A&M University obtained his B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from I.I.T. Madras in 1973, and the M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1975 and 1977, respectively. From 1977-84 he was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. From 1985-2011 he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Currently he is at Texas A&M University, where he holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering. Kumar has worked on problems in game theory, adaptive control, stochastic systems, simulated annealing, neural networks, machine learning, queueing networks, manufacturing systems, scheduling, wafer fabrication plants and information theory. His current research interests are in wireless networks, sensor networks, and networked embedded control systems. His research is currently focused on wireless networks, sensor networks, cyberphysical systems, and the convergence of control, communication and computation. Kumar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of the USA, and the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule) in Zurich. He received the IEEE Field Award for Control Systems, the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communications Society, and the Outstanding Contribution Award of ACM SIGMOBILE. He is a Fellow of IEEE. He was a Guest Chair Professor and Leader of the Guest Chair Professor Group on Wireless Communication and Networking at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is a D. J. Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Bombay. He is an Honorary Professor at IIT Hyderabad. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras, the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St. Louis, and the Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.
University of Pennsylvania
Insup Lee is the Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor of Computer and Information Science and Director of PRECISE Center, which he founded in 2008, at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. He received the B.S. degree with honors in mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1977, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1983. His research interests include cyber-physical systems (CPS), real-time systems, embedded and hybrid systems, formal methods and tools, high-confidence medical device systems, run-time verification, software certification, and trust management. The theme of his research activities has been to assure and improve the correctness, safety, and timeliness of life-critical embedded systems. He and his student received the best paper award in IEEE RTSS 2003 on compositional schedulability analysis. His papers also received the best paper award in IEEE RTSS 2012, the best student paper in IEEE RTAS 2012, and the co-best paper in CEAS 2011. Recently, he has been working in medical cyber-physical systems and security of cyber physical systems. He has served on many program committees and chaired several international conferences and workshops, including IEEE RTSS, IEEE RTCSA, IEEE ISORC, CONCUR, ACM EMSOFT, ACM/IEEE ICCPS, and HCMDSS/MD PnP. He has also served on various steering and advisory committees of technical societies, including CPS Week, Embedded Systems Week, ACM SIGBED, IEEE TC-RTS, RV, ATVA. He has served on the editorial boards on the several scientific journals, including IEEE Transactions on Computers, Formal Methods in System Design, and Real-Time Systems Journal. He is a founding co-Editor-in-Chief of KIISE Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE) since Sept 2007. He was Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (2003-2004) and an IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor Speaker (2004-2006). He was a member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Networking and Information Technology (2006-2007). He received an appreciation plague from Ministry of Science, IT and Future Planning, South Korea, for speaking at the ULTRA Program Forum in 2013. He is IEEE fellow and received IEEE TC-RTS Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award in 2008.
Ford Motor Company
William Milam is a Technical Expert at the Ford Research and Innovation Center, Ford Motor Company. His research addresses modeling and implementation of advanced technology automotive engines for improved fuel economy and emissions, and improvements in systems engineering processes for the design of automotive embedded systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the SAE. Bill serves as a member of the SAE Electronic Design Automation Standards Committee, the SAE Architecture Analysis and Design Language Standards Committee and chairs the SAE Model Based Embedded Systems Engineering Task Force.
Sanjoy K. Mitter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sanjoy K. Mitter (NAE) received his Ph.D. degree from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in 1965. He taught at Case Western Reserve University from 1965 to 1969. He joined MIT in 1969 where he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering since 1973. He was the Director of the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems from 198 I to I 999. He has also been a Professor of Mathematics at the Scuola Normale, Pisa, Italy from 1986 to 1996. He has held visiting positions at Imperial College, London; University of Groningen, Holland; INRIA, France; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India and ETH, Zürich, Switzerland; and several American Universities. Professor Mitter will be the Ulam Scholar at Los Alamos National Laboratories in April 2012 and the John von Neumann Visiting Professor in Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany from May-June 2012. He was awarded the AACC Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award for 2007. He was the McKay Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in March 2000, and held the Russell-Severance-Springer Chair in fall 2003. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is the winner of the 2000 IEEE Control Systems award. He was elected a Foreign Member of Istituto Veneto di Scienze, ed Arti in 2003. In 1988, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. His current research interests are Communication and Control in a Networked Environment, the relationship of Statistical and Quantum Physics to Information Theory and Control and Autonomy and Adaptiveness for Integrative Organization.
José M. Moura
Carnegie Mellon University
José M. F. Moura (NAE) is Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and, by courtesy, a Professor of BioMedical Engineering. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineers, a corresponding member of the Portugal Academy of Science, an IEEE Fellow, and a Fellow of the AAAS. He has been a visiting Professor at New York University (2013-2014), a visiting Professor at MIT (2006-2007, 1999-2000, and 1984-86), a visiting scholar at USC (Summers of 79-81), and was on the faculty of IST (Portugal). Moura's research interests are in data science, and statistical signal and image processing. Current research projects include data analytics for unstructured big data, distributed inference in networks, SPIRAL an intelligent compiler, non destructive health monitoring systems, bioimaging, signal processing on Graphs, and image/video processing. His work has been sponsored by Darpa, NIH, ONR, ARO, AFOSR, and NSF grants, and several industrial grants. Moura received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Society Award for outstanding technical contributions and leadership in signal processing, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award for fundamental contributions to statistical signal processing. He is on the Board of Directors of the IEEE and serves as IEEE Division IX Director(2012-13). He was the President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2008-2009). He was Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and acting Editor in Chief for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was on the Editorial Board of several Journals, including the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks and the IEEE Proceedings. He was in the steering committees of the IEEE International Symposium on Bioimaging (ISBI) and of the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN). He serves or served on several IEEE Boards including the Education Activities Board (2010), Technical Activities Board (TAB) (2008-09), Press Board, the TAB Periodicals Committee, and the TAB Publications Review Committee, and chaired the TAB Transactions Committee. He holds a D. Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, M.Sc., and EE degrees all from MIT and an EE degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Portugal).
George J. Pappas
University of Pennsylvania
George J. Pappas is the Joseph Moore Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Departments of Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He is member of the GRASP Lab and the PRECISE Center. He has previously served as the Deputy Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research focuses on control theory and in particular, hybrid systems, embedded systems, hierarchical and distributed control systems, with applications to unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed robotics, green buildings, and biomolecular networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and has received various awards such as the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the George S. Axelby Award, and the National Science Foundation PECASE.
University of California, Los Angeles
Paulo Tabuada is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Vice-Chair for Graduate Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. Between January 2002 and July 2003 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. After spending 3 years at the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he established and directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory. His research interests include modeling, analysis, design, control, and security of cyber-physical systems. He received his "Licenciatura" degree in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2002 from the Institute for Systems and Robotics, a private research institute associated with Instituto Superior Tecnico. Paulo Tabuada's contributions to cyber-physical systems have been recognized by multiple awards including the NSF CAREER award in 2005, the Donald P. Eckman award in 2009 and the George S. Axelby award in 2011. In 2009 he co-chaired the International Conference Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC'09) and in 2012 he was program co-chair for the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys'12). He also served on the editorial board of the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters and the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. His latest book, on verification and control of hybrid systems, was published by Springer in 2009.
Carnegie Mellon University
Manuela M. Veloso is Herbert A. Simon Professor in the Computer Science Department, School of Computer Science, at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds courtesy appointments in the Robotics Institute, Machine Learning, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments. Veloso researches in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. She founded and directs the CORAL research laboratory, for the study of multiagent systems where agents Collaborate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn, www.cs.cmu.edu/~coral. Veloso is IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and AAAI Fellow. She is the current President of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), and the past President of the RoboCup Federation. She received the 2009 ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award for her contributions to agents in uncertain and dynamic environments, including distributed robot localization and world modeling, strategy selection in multiagent systems in the presence of adversaries, and robot learning from demonstration. Veloso and her students have contributed a variety of autonomous robots, for robot soccer, education, and service robots. More recently, she introduced symbiotic robot autonomy, in which robots are autonomous but aware of their perceptual, cognitive, and actuation limitations, and can proactively ask for help from humans, other robots, and the web. For the last three years, following robust localization, task planning, and symbiotic autonomy, her collaborative service robots, CoBots, have navigated for more than 200km in the multi-floor buildings at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr.Veloso holds a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a BSc and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal.