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2015 CPS PI Meeting - Speaker Biographies and Snapshots

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 James H. Anderson is a Kenan Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He  received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 1982, an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue  University in 1983, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. In 1995, Dr. Anderson  received the U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, and in 1996, he was named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. He won  the Computer Science Department’s teaching award in 1995, 2002, 2005, 2012 and 2014. He is also a 2012 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a 2013 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is Chair Elect of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems. Dr. Anderson’s main research interests are within the areas of concurrent and distributed computing and real-time systems.

 Murat Arcak received the B.S. degree from the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (1996) and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the  University of California, Santa Barbara (1997 and 2000). His research is in dynamical systems and control theory with applications to  synthetic biology, multi-agent systems, and transportation. Prior to joining Berkeley in 2008, he was a faculty member at the Rensselaer  Polytechnic Institute. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2003, the Donald P. Eckman Award from  the American Automatic Control Council in 2006, the Control and Systems Theory Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2007, and the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2014. He is a member of SIAM and a fellow of IEEE.

 Peter Arzberger is currently serving as acting Division Director for Computer and Network Systems (CNS) in the Directorate for  Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the United States National Science Foundation. In addition he is serving as  a Senior Advisor for Research Cyberinfrastructure in CISE. Since 1988 he has spent 11 years at NSF, in three tours of duty: first as  Program Officer in Statistics and Probability, and later in Computational Biology; later as Division Director in the Division of Biological I Infrastructure, and as acting Assistant Director CISE; and most recently he served as Senior Science Advisor in Office of the Director  before assuming his current responsibilities.  He is serving at NSF, on assignment from his home institution of the University of California San Diego (UCSD). At UCSD he has served as the founding Chair of the Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA), co-director of the Pacific Rim Experiences for Undergraduates (PRIME) program, and as a founding member of the Steering Committee for the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON). In addition, he has also served as Chair of the National Advisory Board of the US Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network, as the Executive Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and as the Director of the National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR). In addition, he has served as a member of the NSF Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering (2012 - 2013). His research has received wide-ranging support from NSF, NIH, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and is interested in promoting models of international collaboration for research and students.

Kishan Baheti is a Program Director for Energy, Power, Control and Networks Program in the Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Baheti received the B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering in India from VRCE Nagpur, and from BITS Pilani, respectively. In 1970, he came to USA and received M.S. in Information and Computer Science from University of Oklahoma and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University. In 1976, Dr. Baheti joined the Control Engineering Laboratory of GE Corporate Research and Development Center in Schenectady, NY. His work focused on advanced multivariable control for jet engines, computer- aided control system design, vision-based robots for precision welding, and Kalman filtering. Dr. Baheti and his colleagues received IR-100 award for robotic welding vision system. He has organized a series of educational workshops for GE engineers that resulted in innovative product developments and contributed to enhance university collaborations with GE business divisions. In 1989, Dr. Baheti joined NSF as a Program Director in the Division of Electrical and Communications Systems. His contributions include the development of NSF initiatives on “Combined Research and Curriculum Development”, “Semiconductor Manufacturing”, and NSF/EPRI Program on “Intelligent Control”. In addition, he started NSF Program “Research Experience for Teachers (RET)” to involve middle and high school teachers in engineering research that can be transferred to pre-college classrooms. Recently he is involved in cyber-physical systems, science of learning, and Robotics. He has served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, member of the Control Systems Board of Governors, chair for Public Information Committee, and awards chair for the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). He received “Distinguished Member Award” from the IEEE Control Systems Society. In 2013, he received “Outstanding Leadership and Service Award” from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head Association. He was elected a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of AAAS.

Anindya Banerjee is a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the CISE Directorate in the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) where he focuses on the issues of Software and Hardware Foundations; Exploiting Parallelism for Scalability; Cyber-physical Systems; Research Experience for Undergraduates; CISE Research Initiation Initiatives. Banerjee’s research interests span software security, software verification, probabilistic programming, semantics and logics of programs, abstract interpretation, program analysis and program transformation. He received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University, USA, in 1995. After his Ph.D., Anindya was a postdoctoral researcher, first in the Labaratoire d’Informatique (LIX) of Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and subsequently at the University of Aarhus. He joined the IMDEA Software Institute in February 2009 as Full Professor. Immediately prior to this position, Anindya was Full Professor of Computing and Information Sciences at Kansas State University, USA. He was an Academic Visitor in the Advanced Programming Tools group, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 2007 and a Visiting Researcher in the Programming Languages and Methodology group at Microsoft Research in 2007–2008. He was a recipient of the Career Award of the US National Science Foundation in 2001.

Suman Banerjee has strong expertise in various aspects of designing mobile and wireless systems. He has published more than 100 papers on related topics in leading technical conferences and journals. He is the winner of several award papers from these conferences including from ACM MobiCom, ACM CoNEXT, and IEEE Dyspan. He has published various papers on vehicular systems, the Internet of Things, and wireless systems in general in conferences such as ACM MobiSys, ACM MobiCom, ACM Sigcomm, NSDI, ACM CoNEXT, SOSP, IEEE Infocom, ACM IMC, and many more. Research results of Prof. Banerjee has also seen success beyond technical publications. For instance, his research results have won awards at the Interdigital Innovation Challenge and at the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Competition. Prof. Banerjee is a recipient of the inaugural ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar award for early career achievement in the field of mobile and wireless systems. He has served as the technical program chair of multiple leading conferences in the field including ACM MobiCom, IEEE SECON, and more. He is currently serving as the chair of ACM SIGMOBILE.

Kira Barton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. She received her B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001. She continued her education in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 2006 and 2010, respectively. She held a postdoctoral research position at the University of Illinois from Fall 2010 until Fall 2011, at which point she joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Kira conducts research in modeling, sensing, and control for applications in advanced manufacturing and robotics, with specializations in Learning Control, advanced manufacturing, and agent-based systems. Kira is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in 2014, 2015 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, and the 2015 University of Illinois, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Sankar Basu a permanent member of NSF scientific staff and is a program Director. He came to NSF from the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center at the beginning of fiscal year 2003. After receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh he served on the faculty of Stevens Institute of Technology, where he taught and conducted funded research (Air Force, NSF), and for a brief period was with the Naval Underwater Systems Center, CT as a visiting senior scientist. He has visited the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, and the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) for extended periods. During the summer of 2012 he was a science advisor to the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany as a State Department Embassy Science Fellow. At NSF his primary responsibilities include Design automation for Micro and Nano-systems, which includes nano-computing architectures, VLSI CAD, Cyber- Physical Systems (CPS) etc. In addition, he participates in interdisciplinary NSF program on the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), and in the past has participated in the Interactions between Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS), Science of Learning Centers (SLC) Program and the Information Technology Research (ITR) program.

Calin Belta is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Division of Systems Engineering at Boston University, where he is also affiliated with the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) and the Bioinformatics Program. His research focuses on dynamics and control theory, with particular emphasis on hybrid and cyber-physical systems, formal synthesis and verification, and applications in robotics and systems biology. Calin Belta is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON) and the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He received the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Paul Bogdan is an Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been recognized with a number of distinctions, including the 2015 NSF CAREER Award, the 2012 A.G. Jordan Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University for outstanding Ph.D. thesis and service, the 2012 Best Paper Award from the Networks-on-Chip Symposium (NOCS), the 2012 D.O. Pederson Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, the 2012 Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS), the 2013 Best Paper Award from the 18th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, and the 2009 Roberto Rocca Ph.D. Fellowship. His research interests include the theoretical foundations of cyber-physical systems, complex yet compact mathematical modeling of spatio-temporal interdependent systems, performance analysis and design methodologies for many core systems, modeling and analysis of molecular communication and cellular interactions, and the modeling and analysis of biological systems.

Duncan Callaway is an Assistant Professor of Energy and Resources at the University of California, Berkeley and a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has held engineering positions at Davis Energy Group and PowerLight Corporation, and academic positions at UC Davis, the University of Michigan and UC Berkeley. Duncan teaches courses on electric power systems and energy efficiency in buildings. His research focuses on grid integration of renewable electricity; models and control strategies for demand response, electric vehicles and electricity storage; and energy efficiency in buildings.

Jaime Camelio is currently the Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor for Advanced Manufacturing in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. Camelio obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Chile in 1994 and 1995, respectively. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His professional experience includes working as a consultant in the Automotive/Operations Practice at A.T. Kearney Inc. and as a Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests are in cyber-physical security for manufacturing systems, intelligent manufacturing, process monitoring and control, and technology transfer. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 technical papers and holds one patent. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, intelligent manufacturing, and data mining. He has supervised the research of 7 M.S. and 6 Ph.D. students. Dr. Camelio is the founder and director of the Center for Innovation Based Manufacturing at Virginia Tech. He is also the Virginia Tech Manufacturing Systems Director for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing and a board member for Virginia Manufacturing Advisory Council. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. He is part of the Scientific Committee for the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME. He has received multiple awards including, 2013 Illuminator Award at Virginia Tech, 2010 Outstanding Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, 2007 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, and 2001 Best Paper Award from the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty received the B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1990, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He is now the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Duke University. He also serves as Director of Graduate Studies for Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prof. Chakrabarty is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Early Faculty (CAREER) award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award, the Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, the IEEE Transactions on CAD Donald O. Pederson Best Paper award (2015), and 11 best paper awards at major IEEE conferences. He is also a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2015) and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2014). Prof. Chakrabarty’s current research projects include: testing and design-for-testability of integrated circuits; digital microfluidics, biochips, and cyber-physical systems; optimization of enterprise systems and smart manufacturing. Prof. Chakrabarty is a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of IEEE, and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society. He holds six US patents, with several patents pending. He was a 2009 Invitational Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He is a recipient of the 2008 Duke University Graduate School Dean’s Award for excellence in mentoring, and the 2010 Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University. He served as a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society during 2005-2007 and 2010-2012, and as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society during 2006-2007 and 2012-2013. Currently he serves as an ACM Distinguished Speaker. Prof. Chakrabarty served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Design & Test of Computers during 2010-2012. Currently he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems and IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Multi-scale Computing Systems, and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems.

David Corman is a Program Director and leader of the Cyber-Physical Systems program at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Corman is a Research Associate Professor at Washington University St. Louis in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. Dr. Corman has a broad range of research interests spanning many technologies fundamental to CPS application areas including transportation, energy, medical devices, and manufacturing. Dr. Corman has extensive industrial experience in the development, design, and manufacture of CPS systems. Dr. Corman received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.

Dan Correa is Senior Advisor for Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where his work focuses on a range of innovation issues, including entrepreneurship, government innovation, and smart cities. Prior to working at the White House, Correa served as an analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank, where he authored reports on innovation, entrepreneurship, and broadband policy, which have been cited in publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Correa has also consulted for the Connecticut Technology Council on state entrepreneurship policies and technology-based economic development, and worked on several political campaigns. Correa is a graduate of Yale Law School, holds an M.A. in Economics from Yale University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. At Yale Law School he served as a Kauffman Fellow in Law, Economics and Entrepreneurship.

An H. Do, M.D. received his M.D. at the University of California, Riverside/Los Angeles Thomas Haider Biomedical Sciences Program in 2006. He completed his residency training in neurology in 2010 at the University of California, Irvine. He next undertook fellowship training in spinal cord injury medicine in a joint program at the University of California, Irvine/Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. He then joined the faculty in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine, first as a clinical instructor in 2011, and then as an assistant professor in 2013. Dr. Do’s area of research is in developing and applying brain computer interfaces (BCIs) to help people with paralysis due to neurological injuries to improve or regain motor function. For example, his work includes the development of a BCI-controlled functional electrical stimulation system that enabled a person with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury to regain basic brain-controlled overground walking. He was the recipient of the American Academy of Neurology Clinician-Scientist Training Fellowship research grant, and his research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Kevin Dopart is the USDOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office’s Program Manager for Vehicle Safety and Automation. His research program develops connected vehicle communications technologies and applications to increase the safety and mobility of surface transportation users while reducing their environmental impacts. Previously, Kevin worked for Noblis, Inc. and the (now defunct) Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and began his career flying P-3 Orion aircraft worldwide for a U.S. Navy oceanographic research squadron. Kevin has B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

Abhishek Dubey is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Vanderbilt University. His research interests include tools, platforms and analytical techniques required for dynamic and resilient cyber-physical platforms. Abhishek completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2009. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in August 2005 and completed his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India in May 2001. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Prabal Dutta is a Morris Wellman Faculty Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He is a systems builder who creates new technology to attack challenging societal problems. His work has yielded dozens of hardware and software systems, has won four best paper awards, has received several design awards, has been directly commercialized by a dozen companies and indirectly by many dozens more, and has been utilized by thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide. His work has been recognized with an NSF CAREER award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an Intel Early Career Award, and Popular Science Magazine’s Brilliant Ten Award. He holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Magnus Egerstedt is the Schlumberger Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he serves as Associate Chair for Research. He received the M.S. degree in Engineering Physics and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, the B.A. degree in Philosophy from Stockholm University, and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University. Dr. Egerstedt is the director of the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (GRITS Lab), a Fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of a number of research and teaching awards, including the Ragazzini Award from A2C2.

Georgios Fainekos is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering (SCIDSE) at Arizona State University (ASU). He is director of the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Lab and he is currently affiliated with the NSF I/UCR Center for Embedded Systems (CES) at ASU. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 where he was affiliated with the GRASP laboratory. He holds a Diploma degree (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an M.Sc. degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining ASU, he held a Postdoctoral Researcher position at NEC Laboratories America in the System Analysis & Verification Group. He is currently working on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and robotics. In particular, his expertise is on formal methods, logic, artificial intelligence, optimization and control theory. His research has applications on automotive systems, medical devices, autonomous (ground and aerial) robots and human-robot interaction (HRI). In 2013, Dr. Fainekos received the NSF CAREER award. He was also recipient of the SCIDSE Best Researcher Junior Faculty award for 2013 and of the 2008 Frank Anger Memorial ACM SIGBED/SIGSOFT Student Award.

Massimo Franceschetti is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California at San Diego. He received the Laurea degree, magna cum laude, in Computer Engineering from the University of Naples in 1997, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1999, and 2003. Before joining UCSD, he was a post-doctoral scholar at University of California at Berkeley for two years. He was awarded: the C. H. Wilts Prize in 2003 for best doctoral thesis in Electrical Engineering at Caltech, the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation society S. A. Schelkunoff best paper award in 2005, the IEEE Communications society best tutorial paper award in 2010 and the IEEE Control theory society Ruberti young researcher award in 2012. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2006, and an ONR Young Investigator award in 2007. His research interests are in physical and information-based foundations of communication and control systems.

Erwin Gianchandani is the Acting Deputy Assistant Director of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he contributes to all aspects of the directorate’s management, including strategic planning and oversight of day-to-day operations. Most recently, Dr. Gianchandani has been the deputy division director for the CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). Before joining NSF in 2012, Dr. Gianchandani served as the inaugural director of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), providing leadership to the computing research community in identifying and pursuing audacious, high-impact research directions. Prior to the CCC, Dr. Gianchandani was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at NSF and contributed to the launch of NSF’s smart and connected health program. Previously, he was director of innovation networking at the University of Virginia, reporting to the university’s vice president for research. Dr. Gianchandani has published extensively and presented at numerous international conferences on the subject of computational systems modeling of cellular reaction networks, with the goal of better understanding disease mechanisms and identifying therapeutic targets. Dr. Gianchandani received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, M.S. in biomedical engineering, and B.S. in computer science from the University of Virginia.

Manimaran Govindarasu is currently a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India in 1998, and Masters in Computer Technology from IIT Delhi in 1994. His research expertise is in the areas of cyber-physical security of smart grid, cyber security, real-time systems, and QoS/overlay networks. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed research publications in international journals and conferences. He is co-author of the text “Resource Management in Real-Time Systems and Networks”, MIT Press, 2001. He has given tutorials in reputed conferences, including IEEE Infocom 2004, IEEE ComSoc TutorialsNow (2004), and IEEE ISGT 2012. He serves in the editorial board of IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, served as guest co-editor for several journal special issues (IEEE Power & Energy - Jan. 2012, IEEE Network, Journal Systems and Software, Journal of High Speed Networks), and served as workshops/symposium chair, technical program vice-chair, and session chair for several IEEE conferences. He serves as the chair of the Cyber Security Task Force at IEEE PES PSACE-CAMS and Chair of CAMS Subcommittee. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Jessy Grizzle received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983 and in 1984 held an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science in Paris, France at the CNRS. Since September 1987, he has been with The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is the Jerry and Carol Levin Professor of Engineering and is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests have often focused on theoretical aspects of nonlinear systems and control, including geometric methods for continuous- and discrete-time systems, and observer design in discrete time. He has been a consultant in the automotive industry since 1986, where he jointly holds sixteen patents dealing with emissions reduction through improved controller design. His current interest in bipedal locomotion grew out of a sabbatical in Strasbourg, France. Prof. Grizzle was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 1997. His awards include: with K.L. Dobbins and J.A. Cook (Ford Motor Company), 1992 Paper of the Year Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society; with G. Abba (Univ. of Metz, France) and F. Plestan (Ecole Centrale, Nantes, France), the 2002 Axelby Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society; and with J. Sun (Univ. of Michigan) and J. Cook (Ford), the 2003 IEEE Control Systems Society Technology Award. He has served as Associate Editor for the Transactions on Automatic Control and Systems & Control Letters, Publications Chairman for the 1989 CDC, on the Control Systems Society’s Board of Governors in 1997-1999, Associate Editor for Automatica 2002-2005, AACC Award Committee (2003- 2005), and is currently a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

Zachary (Zack) Hayden is a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Division of Computer and Network Systems at the National Science Foundation. He works on the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) program and on new initiatives related to Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) and Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). Zack has a background in agricultural systems research – investigating precision management of tillage, water, and nutrients to improve farmer profitability and reduce environmental impacts. He earned a B.S. in biology and environmental science from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and his Ph.D. in horticulture from Michigan State University.

Todd E. Humphreys is an associate professor in the department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, and Director of the UT Radionavigation Laboratory. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. He specializes in the application of optimal detection and estimation techniques to problems in satellite navigation, autonomous systems, and signal processing. His recent focus has been on secure perception for autonomous systems, including navigation, timing, and collision avoidance, and on centimeter-accurate location for the mass market. Dr. Humphreys received the University of Texas Regeants’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015, and the Institute of Navigation Thurlow Award in 2015.

Ethan Jackson is a researcher in The Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) Group at Microsoft Research focusing on formal methods for safe cyber-physical systems (CPS). His is the creator of the FORMULA system for formalizing modeling languages and enabling formal analysis of complex software, which has been used in large academic and industrial settings. He is also the co-creator of the P programming language which allows developers to specify complex systems of communicating asynchronous components, and has been used to design critical components of Microsoft Windows. Ethan leads a Microsoft Research program focusing on safe and robust autonomous systems, and has been exploring CPS for disease surveillance. Ethan joined Microsoft Research 2007 after receiving his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Computer Science.

Sertac Karaman is the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (since Fall 2012). He has obtained B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and and in computer engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2007, an S.M. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2009, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science also from MIT in 2012. His research interests lie in the broad areas of robotics and control theory. In particular, he studies the applications of probability theory, stochastic processes, stochastic geometry, formal methods, and optimization for the design and analysis of high-performance cyber-physical systems.

Pramod Khargonekar was appointed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as Assistant Director for the Directorate of Engineering (ENG) in March 2013. In this position, Khargonekar leads the ENG Directorate with an annual budget of more than $890 million. Khargonekar received B. Tech. Degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 1977, and M.S. degree in mathematics and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida in 1980 and 1981, respectively. He has held faculty positions at the University of Florida, University of Minnesota, and The University of Michigan. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 1997 to 2001 and also held the position of Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science at The University of Michigan. From 2001 to 2009, he was Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Florida and is currently Eckis Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering there.

Alex Kirlik is Professor in the Department of Computer Science with additional appointments in the Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the Information Trust Institute. He previously served as acting head of Illinois's Human Factors program in the Institute of Aviation from 2006-2010.  Alex earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering (Human-Machine Systems) at The Ohio State University. His Ph.D. thesis, "The organization of perception and action in complex control skills" earned the George Briggs Award from APA's Division of Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychologists, as the best dissertation of the year. During his academic career, in addition to positions held with his home institutions at the University of Illinois (2002-date) and Georgia Tech (1989-2001), Alex has held visiting positions at Stanford University and NASA Ames Research Center (ASEE-NASA Stanford Summer Faculty Fellow, 1989, 1990), Yale University, Haskins Laboratory and the University of Connecticut (Visiting Scholar, 2001-02 academic year), Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA (Sabbatical Research, 2012-13 academic year), and the Liberty Mutual Institute for Safety (Visiting Scholar, summer 2015).

Thomas R. Kurfess received his S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. in 1986, 1987 and 1989, respectively. He also received an S.M. degree from M.I.T. in electrical engineering and computer science in 1988. Following graduation, he joined Carnegie Mellon University where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor. In 1994 he moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology where he rose to the rank of Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. In 2005 he was named Professor and BMW Chair of Manufacturing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research. In 2012 he returned to Georgia Tech where he was appointed the HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. During 2012-2013 he was on leave serving as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America. In this position he had responsibility for engaging the Federal sector and the greater scientific community to identify possible areas for policy actions related to manufacturing. He was responsible for coordinating Federal advanced manufacturing R&D, addressing issues related to technology commercialization, identifying gaps in current Federal R&D in advanced manufacturing, and developing strategies to address these gaps. He has served as a special consultant of the United Nations to the Government of Malaysia in the area of applied mechatronics and manufacturing, and as a participating guest at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in their Precision Engineering Program. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and on the Board of Trustees for the MT Connect Institute. His research focuses on the design and development of advanced manufacturing systems targeting digital manufacturing, additive and subtractive processes, and large-scale production enterprises. He has significant experience in high precision manufacturing and metrology systems. He has received numerous awards including a National Science Foundation (NSF) Young Investigator Award, an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellowship Award, the ASME Pi Tau Sigma Award, SME Young Manufacturing Engineer of the Year Award, the ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, the ASME Gustus L. Larson Award, an ASME Swanson Federal Award, and the SME Education Award. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, the SME and the ASME.

Jim Kurose is the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). He leads the CISE Directorate, with an annual budget of more than $900 million, in its mission to uphold the nation’s leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering, state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure, and education and workforce development. Dr. Kurose is on leave from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass Amherst), where he has served as Distinguished Professor at the School of Computer Science since 2004. He has also served in a number of administrative roles at UMass and has been a Visiting Scientist at IBM Research; INRIA; Institut EURECOM; the University of Paris; the Laboratory for Information, Network and Communication Sciences; and Technicolor Research Labs. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. Dr. Kurose has served on many national and international advisory boards and panels and has received numerous awards for his research and teaching. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (6th edition) published by Addison-Wesley/Pearson. Dr. Kurose received his Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Wesleyan University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Insup Lee is Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor of Computer and Information Science and Director of PRECISE Center, which he co-founded in 2008 at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include cyber-physical systems (CPS), real-time systems, embedded systems, high-confidence medical device systems, formal methods, run-time verification, assurance cases, CPS security, and trust management. The theme of his research activities has been to assure and improve the safety, security, and timeliness of life-critical embedded systems. His papers received the best paper awards in IEEE RTSS 2003, CEAS 2011, IEEE RTSS 2012, and ACM/IEEE ICCPS 2014, and the best student paper in IEEE RTAS 2012. Recently, he has been working in medical cyber-physical systems and security of cyber-physical systems. He has served on numerous program committees, chaired many international conferences and workshops and served on various steering and advisory committees of technical societies. He has served on the editorial boards on the several scientific journals, including ACM Transactions on CPS, Journal of ACM, 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). He is Chair of ACM SIGBE (2015-2017) and was Chair of IEEE TCRTS (2003-2004). 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 is a member of the National Research Council’s committee on 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education (2013-2015). He received an appreciation plaque from Ministry of Science, IT and Future Planning, South Korea, for speaking at the Universal Linkage for Top Research Advisor (ULTRA) Program Forum in 2013. He is IEEE fellow and received IEEE TC-RTS Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award in 2008.

Christoph Meinrenken is an adjunct assistant professor in Columbia University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, associate research scientist at the Earth Institute, and affiliate of the Foundations of Data Science Center at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute. His research focuses on computer modeling to elucidate and improve the technological and economic performance of low carbon energy systems. Recent and current research projects include electricity arbitrage in smart buildings (NSF, NYSERDA, NIST), electrification of the transportation sector, synthetic fuels (ABB, Electricity de France), and automated product carbon footprinting (PepsiCo Inc.). Before joining Columbia, Meinrenken worked on modeling molecular spectra (M.S.E., Princeton University, 1996) and computational neuroscience (Ph.D. Physics, Max Planck Institute, 2001). In addition to academic research and teaching, Meinrenken spent several years in the private sector, specializing in financial engineering and risk management.

Ümit Özgüner is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. He is the Director of the “Crash Imminent Safety” University Transportation Center at OSU, funded by DoT. His areas of research interest are in ITS, decentralized control and autonomy in large scale and Cyber-Physical Systems. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications including a 2011 book on Autonomous Ground Vehicles. He was the first President of the IEEE ITS Council in 1999 as it transformed into The IEEE ITS Society. Teams he coordinated participated successfully in many autonomous vehicle technology demonstrations in the US and around the world. Professor Özgüner is the Editor-in-Chief of the new IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Vehicles, to appear in 2016. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Pierluigi Pisu is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Automotive Engineering at Clemson University, Clemson, SC and he is part of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) since July 2006. Dr. Pisu also holds a joint appointment with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Clemson University. Dr. Pisu received is Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2002. Prior to joining Clemson University, he was Senior Researcher at the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University between 2003 and 2006. His research interests lie in the general areas of fault diagnosis and prognosis with application to vehicle electrical systems, batteries and fuel cells, energy management control of hybrid electric vehicles, vehicle systems optimization, and connected vehicle technologies. He is a member of the IEEE, ASME, SAE, and Associate Editor of the SAE Journal on Alternative Powertrains. Dr. Pisu holds two patents and has published over 70 papers in international journals and refereed conference proceedings.

Raj Rajkumar is the George Westinghouse Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon. In addition, he serves as the Director, USDOT National University Transportation Center on Safety; Co-Director, General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Connected and Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab; and Director, Real-Time and Multimedia Systems Lab. He was the Primary Founder of Ottomatika, Inc. (recently acquired by Delphi) and of TimeSys Corporation. He is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Engineer, has won 7 Best Paper Awards among others. His work has been globally featured on mainstream TV, newspapers, magazines and online articles. His interests span all aspects of cyber-physical systems.

Karthik Ramani is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1985, an M.S. from The Ohio State University, in 1987, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991, all in Mechanical Engineering. Among his many awards he received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation and Career Award, the Ralph Teetor Educational Award from the SAE, and the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from SME. In 2006 he won the innovation of the year award from TechPoint. He serves in the editorial board of Elsevier Journal of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. In 2008 he was a visiting Professor at Stanford University (computer sciences) as well as a research fellow at PARC (formerly Xerox PARC). He also serves on the NSF advisory board for the SBIR/STTR program. In 2006 and 2007, he won the Most Cited Journal Paper award from CAD and the Research Excellence award in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. He was the co-founder of the world’s first commercial shape-based search engine (VizSeek). In 2009, he won the Outstanding Commercialization award from Purdue University. He has won several best paper awards from ASME and in 2014 the Outstanding Research Excellence Award from ASME Computers and Information Sciences in Engineering Division. NSF recently invited him for a distinguished lecture in cyber-learning and invited lecture in the future of maker technologies. In 2015 he won the most cited researcher for 2005-15 in Elsevier CAD journal. His recent papers have been published in ACM: SIGCHI, UIST, SPM, IDC; IEEE: CVPR, ICCV, VAST, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design as well as Design Studies. He recently co-founded ZeroUI based on a simple premise: our Hands are the most natural User Interface.

Phil Regalia serves as a Program Director with the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virgina, within the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The Catholic University of America in October 2004 and, from August 2008 through December 2011, served as Chair of that department. Prior to that he was Professor and founding Department Chair of the Communications, Image and Information Processing department of the Institut National des Télécommunications (now “Telecom SudParis”). He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1988, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from the University of Paris- Orsay in 1994. His research interests include signal processing, information theory, communications, circuits, and matrix/tensor algebra.

Walid Saad (S’07, M’10, SM’15) received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Oslo in 2010. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he leads the Network Science, Wireless, and Security (NetSciWiS) laboratory. His research interests include wireless and social networks, game theory, cybersecurity, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Saad is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2013, the AFOSR summer faculty fellowship in 2014, and the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in 2015. He was the author/co-author of four conference best paper awards at WiOpt in 2009, ICIMP in 2010, IEEE WCNC in 2012, and IEEE PIMRC in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society. Dr. Saad serves as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

Lalitha Sankar received the B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and the Ph.D. degree from Rutgers University. She is presently an Assistant Professor in the ECEE department at Arizona State University. Prior to this, she was an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University. Following her doctorate, Dr. Sankar was a recipient of a three year Science and Technology Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Council on Science and Technology at Princeton University. Her research interests include information privacy and cyber-security in distributed and cyber-physical systems, network information theory and its applications to model and study large data systems. She received the NSF CAREER award in 2014.

Rajesh Sankaran is an Assistant Scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne National Laboratory. He co-leads the research, engineering and design efforts in the Waggle and Array of Things projects at Argonne. With over a decade of experience in Embedded Systems research, his current focus is on Attentive Sensing, Embedded Computing Systems, Sensor Driven Computation and Computationally Steered Sensing. Rajesh collaborates closely with environmental, urban, high-performance computing, and weather/ climate researchers. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2011.

Sriram Sankaranarayanan an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests include automatic techniques for reasoning about the behavior of computer and cyber-physical systems. Sriram obtained a Ph.D. in 2005 from Stanford University where Zohar Manna and Henny Sipma advised him. Subsequently he worked as a research staff member at NEC research labs in Princeton, NJ. He has been on the faculty at CU Boulder since 2009. Sriram has been the recipient of awards including the President’s Gold Medal from IIT Kharagpur (2000), Siebel Scholarship (2005), the CAREER award from NSF (2009), Dean’s award for outstanding junior faculty (2012), outstanding teaching (2014), and the Provost’s faculty achievement award (2014).

S. Shankar Sastry is currently the Dean of Engineering at University of California, Berkeley and the faculty director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. From 2004 to 2007 he was the Director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology in the Interests of Society) an interdisciplinary center spanning UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz. He has served as Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley from January, 2001 through June 2004. From 1999-early 2001, he was on leave from Berkeley as Director of the Information Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). From 1996-1999, he was the Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory at Berkeley. Dr. Sastry received his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was on the faculty of MIT as Asst. Professor from 1980-82 and Harvard University as a chaired Gordon McKay professor in 1994. His areas of personal research are resilient network control systems, cybersecurity, autonomous and unmanned systems (especially aerial vehicles), computer vision, nonlinear and adaptive control, control of hybrid and embedded systems, and software. Most recently he has been concerned with critical infrastructure protection, in the context of establishing a ten year NSF Science and Technology Center, TRUST (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies).

Benjamin Seibold is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Temple University. He works in Applied and Computational Mathematics, with specific focus on traffic modeling and simulation, computational fluid dynamics, radiative transfer, and bio-medical applications. Besides from CPS, he has received funding from NSF DMS Computational Mathematics (4 awards) and DMS Applied Mathematics. He is the 2013 recipient of the Greenshields Prize, awarded by the Transportation Research Board.


Gurdip Singh is a Program Director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems in the CISE Directorate at National Science Foundation. Within the Division of Computer and Network Systems, he works with the Cyber-Physical Systems and Computer Systems Research program. He is also a Professor of Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) at Kansas State University. From 2009 and 2014, he was the Head of CIS Department at Kansas State University. His research interests include real-time embedded systems, sensor networks, network protocols and distributed computing. His research has been funded by NSF, ARO, DARPA and Lockheed Martin. He has been involved in developing software tools to design large-scale, distributed safety critical systems. He is working on developing methodologies and tools for building integrated sensor systems and analysis tools for automated optimization of distributed middleware.

Scott Smolka is a Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. His research interests include model checking, runtime verification, and the modeling and analysis of cardiac tissue. He is the Lead PI for the newly awarded multi-institutional NSF CPS Frontiers project on CyberCardia: Compositional, Approximate, and Quantitative Reasoning for Medical Cyber-Physical Systems. He is perhaps best known for the algorithm he and Paris Kanellakis invented for deciding bisimulation. Smolka’s research has resulted in more than 160 publications, generating more than 7,300 citations. He has also been PI/Co-PI on grants totaling more than $22M.

Sylvia Spengler is a program director in the Division of Information and Intelligent System (IIS) within the CISE Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She also served as program officer for the Biological Databases and Informatics in BIO/DBI. Prior to joining NSF, she was a Director of Department of Energy (DOE) Human Genome Program Field Operations. She served as Co-Director of the Program in Mathematics and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her many honors include Senior Fellow of the American Cancer Society, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Fellow. As a member of DOE ELSI panels, she has been involved in evaluating the ethical, legal and social implications of human genome research. Dr. Spengler’s many publications include co-authorship of the DOE’s Primer of Molecular Biology. As part of her work with the Human Genome Project, Dr. Spengler has been involved in many types of public outreach including lectures given to college students, judges, and appearances on public television. Her current NSF programs include: Information and Intelligent Systems-Advancing Human-Centered Computing, Information Integration and Informatics, and Robust Intelligence; CISE Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education (CPATH); Domestic Nuclear Detection Office/National Science Foundation Academic Research Initiative (ARI); Explosives and Related Threats: Frontiers in Prediction and Detection (EXP).

Jonathan Sprinkle is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. In 2013 he received the NSF CAREER award, and in 2009, he received the UA’s Ed and Joan Biggers Faculty Support Grant for work in autonomous systems. Until June 2007, he was the Executive Director of the Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is in the area of intelligent autonomous systems, including UAVs, UGVs, and hybrid systems. Building blocks for this are in domain-specific modeling, meta-modeling, and generative programming. Dr. Sprinkle was the co-Team Leader of the Sydney-Berkeley Driving Team, a collaborative entry into the DARPA Urban Challenge with partners Sydney University, University of Technology, Sydney, and National ICT Australia (NICTA). In 2004, he led a team from UC Berkeley, which autonomously flew against an Air Force pilot in autonomous pursuit/evasion games in the Mojave Desert at Edwards Air Force Base (the UAV successfully targeted the human pilot). In his teaching career spanning Arizona, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt, he has taught or largely assisted in the graduate courses on hybrid systems, unmanned systems, and model-integrated computing. Dr. Sprinkle graduated with the Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in August 2003, and with his M.S. in August 2000. He graduated with his B.S.E.E. in cursu honorum, cum laude, from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN, in May 1999, where he was the first graduate of the Computer Engineering program, and the first Electrical Engineering double major. In 2005, Dr. Sprinkle was selected as one of 108 Regional Finalists for 11-19 highly competitive positions of White House Fellow. In 2002-2003, he was named a Master Teaching Fellow by the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, and in July 2002 he participated in the 52nd Meeting of the Nobel Laureates. As an undergraduate, in 1998-99, he served as the President of the Student Government Association and in 1997-98 was honored as Campus Leader of the Year and Legislator of the Year by the SGA of Tennessee Tech University.

Mani Srivastava received both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987 and 1992, respectively. His graduate research was on silicon compilation, and hardware-software rapid prototyping and co-design of embedded VLSI systems for signal processing and control applications. Prior to joining the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department faculty in 1996, Dr. Srivastava worked on mobile and wireless multimedia networking at the Networked Computing Research Department at AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs at Murray Hill, NJ. At UCLA, Prof. Srivastava directs the Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory, where his students work on diverse aspects of embedded and cyber-physical systems, distributed sensing, mobile computing, wireless networking, and pervasive communications. His research spans hardware, software, and algorithms, and emphasizes experimental systems and applications in domains such as mobile health, sustainability, participatory sensing, and defense. His group draws upon graduate and undergraduate student researchers from both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Ph.D. and post-doctoral alumni from his group currently hold successful positions at top academic and industrial research institutions such as Purdue, Utah, Yale, ETH Zurich, Microsoft Research, and IBM Research. Prof. Srivastava has published extensively on his research with more than 240 papers many of which have been highly cited, holds five patents for his work on low-power and wireless networking, and has received many awards from top conferences.

John Stankovic is the BP America Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia. He served as Chair of the department for 8 years. He is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the ACM. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from York University in the U.K. He won the IEEE Real-Time Systems Technical Committee’s Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership. He also won the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing’s Distinguished Achievement Award (inaugural winner). He has six Best Paper awards, including one for ACM SenSys 2006. He also has two Best Paper Runner Up Awards, including one for IPSN 2013. Stankovic has an h-index of 100 and over 36,000 citations. He has also won Distinguished Faculty Awards at the University of Massachusetts and at the University of Virginia. He has given more than 35 Keynote talks at conferences and many Distinguished Lectures at major Universities. Currently, he serves on the National Academy’s Computer Science Telecommunications Board. He was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Distributed and Parallel Systems and was founder and co-editor-in-chief for the Real-Time Systems Journal. His research interests are in real-time systems, distributed computing, wireless sensor networks, wireless health, and cyber-physical systems. Prof. Stankovic received his Ph.D. from Brown University.

Janos Sztipanovits is currently the E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University and he also holds the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor title in 2012/2013. He is founding director of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS). His research areas are at the intersection of systems and computer science and engineering. His current research interest includes the foundation and applications of Model-Integrated Computing for the design of Cyber-Physical Systems. His other research contributions include structurally adaptive systems, autonomous systems, design space exploration and systems-security co-design technology. He was founding chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Software (SIGBED). He served as program manager and acting deputy director of DARPA/ITO between 1999 and 2002 and he was member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board between 2006–2010. He is member of the Academic Executive Board of Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization and he is member of the national steering group. Dr. Sztipanovits was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2000 and external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2010. He won the National Prize in Hungary in 1985 and the Golden Ring of the Republic in 1982. He graduated (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technical University of Budapest in 1970 and received his doctorate from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1980.

Tom Torgersen is a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation with responsibilities for Hydrologic Sciences and “Water Sustainability and Climate”. His research expertise includes isotopic tracers and dating of groundwater, hydrogeology, coastal ocean processes, limnology, and paleoclimate. Tom is the co-chair of the NSF Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) initiative. Tom also leads the NSF-wide Water Sustainability and Climate initiative. Tom has a broad academic background including past appointments as Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut, along with Visiting Faculty / Scientists appointments at University of Oslo, University of Tokyo, Australian National University, and University of Nevada – Reno. Tom earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. and Masters degrees in Geological Sciences from Columbia University.

Nalini Venkatasubramanian is currently a Professor in the School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California Irvine. She has had significant research and industry experience in the areas of distributed systems, adaptive middleware, pervasive and mobile computing, distributed multimedia and formal methods and has published extensively in these areas. As a key member of the Center for Emergency Response Technologies at UC Irvine, Nalini’s recent research has focused on enabling resilient, scalable observation and analysis of situational information from multimodal input sources, techniques for dynamic adaptation of the underlying systems to enable information flow under massive failures and the dissemination of rich notifications to members of the public at large. Many of her research contributions have been incorporated into software artifacts, which are now in use at various first responder partner sites. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Prior to arriving at UC Irvine, Nalini was a Research Staff Member at the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California.

Conor Walsh is Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. He is the founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, industrial design, apparel, clinical and business communities to develop new technologies and translate them to industrial partners. His research focuses on applying disruptive technologies to the development of robotic devices for augmenting and restoring human performance. His current research interests include new approaches to design, manufacture and control of wearable robotic devices and characterizing their performance through biomechanical and physiological studies. He leads a team of researchers on the DARPA Warrior Web project to develop a soft exosuit that can assist with locomotion that can perform small levels of assistance to a wearer. The exosuit’s function is based on a detailed understanding of human walking and is soft and pliable, unlike traditional exoskeletons that use rigid components. The long term goal is to develop fully portable wearable robots to assist the disabled and able-bodied and further the scientific understanding of how humans interact with such machines. His group is also working on the modeling and design of fluidic-based soft robotics for cardiac applications and applying emerging meso-scale manufacturing approaches to the design of smart medical tools for the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of disease. Given his broad interests in medical devices and robotics, he collaborates closely with Wyss staff in the Biorobotics and Anticipatory Medical and Cellular Devices platforms. In addition, he is passionate about educating future innovators and he has established the Harvard Medical Device Innovation Initiative that provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians in Boston and emerging regions such as India. Conor received his B.A.I and B.A. degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, in 2003, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 and 2010.

Xiaofeng Wang received his BS and MS degree in Mathematics from East China Normal University, China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. He worked as postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2009 to 2012. Then he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. His research interests include event-based control, networked control systems, robust adaptive control, cooperative control, and robotics.

Daniel Work is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (courtesy), and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Work earned his bachelor of science degree (2006) from The Ohio State University, and a master of science (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) from the University of California, Berkeley, each in civil engineering. Prof. Work has research interests in control, estimation, and optimization of transportation systems, mobile sensing, and inverse modeling and data assimilation. Work was a research intern at Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto from 2008-2009. Prof. Work has won a number of awards including the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2014 and the IEEE ITSS Best Dissertation Award in 2011.

Wencen Wu has been an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) since 2013. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, in 2013 and 2010, respectively, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009 and 2006, respectively. Her research centers around systems and control, with applications in mobile sensor networks, autonomous systems, and robotics. She has been working on the design of cooperative control and sensing algorithms for multi-robot systems with the goal of answering the challenge of monitoring large areas with limited sensing resources and limited power.

Yufeng Xin is a senior networking researcher at Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC USA. Before joining RENCI, he was a Scientist at MCNC, RTP, NC and a Research Associate at University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on high-speed networks, cloud, semantic web, and wireless sensor networks and their applications to CPS. He obtained his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, USA.


Wenyao Xu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department in the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo since 2013, where he directs the ESC (Embedded Sensing and Computing) Lab). He received his Ph.D. degree from the Electrical Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013. He received his M.S. degree in 2008 and B.S. degree in 2006 from Zhejiang University, China. His research foci include efficient embedded sensing and computing technologies for health and sustainability.


Saman Aliari Zonouz is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rutgers University since September 2014 and the Director of the 4N6 Cyber Security and Forensics Laboratory. Before, he held a tenure-track position at the University of Miami for three years. His research has been awarded NSF CAREER Award in 2015, Google Security Reward in 2015, Top- 3 Demos at IEEE SmartGridComm 2015, the Faculty Fellowship Award by AFOSR in 2013, the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, the University EARLY CAREER Research award in 2012 as well as the Provost Research Award in 2011. The 4N6 research is currently funded by projects from National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E), WinRiver, Google, and Fortinet Corporation including tech-to-market initiatives. Saman’s current research focuses on cyber-physical systems security and privacy, industrial control and critical infrastructures, binary/malware analysis and reverse engineering, as well as adaptive intrusion tolerance architectures. Saman has served as the chair, program committee member, guest editor and a reviewer for top international conferences and journals. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science, specifically, intrusion tolerance architectures for the cyber-physical infrastructures, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.