2016 CPS PI Meeting - Speaker Biographies



Charlie Catlett is a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, a Senior Fellow at the Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute, and a Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is also a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Charlie is the founding director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD),which brings scientists, artists, architects, technologists, and policy makers together to use computation, data analytics, and embedded system to analyze the dynamics, design, andresilient operation of cities. He leads the NSF-funded Array of Things project, establishing a network of 500 Argonne-developed intelligent sensor units in Chicago. Before joining Argonne in 2000, Charlie served as Chief Technology Officer of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beginning at NCSA’s founding in 1985, he participated in the development of NSFNET, one of several early national networks that evolved into what we now experience as the Internet. During the exponential growth of the web following the release of NCSA’s Mosaic web browser, his team developed and supported NCSA’s scalable web server infrastructure. From 1999 to 2004 Charlie directed the design and deployment of I-WIRE, a dedicated fiber optic network funded by the State of Illinois, which connects research institutions in the Chicago area and downstate Illinois to support advanced research and education. From 2007-2011, Charlie served as Argonne’s Chief Information Officer. Government Technology magazine named Charlie one of 25 “Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” of 2016. In 2014 Crain’s Chicago Business recognized him as one of Chicago’s “Tech 50” technology leaders. Charlie is a Computer Engineering graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

INVITED SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)

Julie Adams joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Vanderbilt University in August 2003, founding the Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory at that time. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Adams was  an  Assistant  Professor  of  Computer  Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Before returning to academia, she worked in Human Factors for Honeywell, Inc. and the Eastman Kodak Company from 1995 to 2000. Dr. Adams was also an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Rochester from 1999 until she joined RIT. Dr. Adams has published over 120 publications in the areas of multiple robot coalition formation, human-robot interaction, human-computer interaction, and complex human-machine systems. She has received the NSF Career Award and was a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Panel. Dr. Adams received her Ph.D. degree in Computer and Information Sciences in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), performing her research on human-robotic interaction for multi-robot systems in Penn’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory. She received her M.S.E. degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.S. in Computer Science and B.B.E. in Accounting from Siena College.

Saurabh Amin is the Robert N. Noyce Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research focuses on the design and implementation of high confidence network control algorithms for infrastructure systems. He works on robust diagnostics and control problems that involve using networked systems to facilitate the monitoring and control of large-scale critical infrastructures, including transportation, water, and  energy  distribution  systems.  He  also  studies  the  effect  of security attacks and random faults on the survivability of networked systems, and designs incentive- compatible control mechanisms to reduce network risks. Dr. Amin received his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. His research is supported by NSF CPS FORCES project, NSF CAREER award, Google Faculty Research award, and Siebel Energy Institute Grant.

Ella Atkins is a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she is director of the Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab. Dr. Atkins’ research  focuses  on  task and motion planning, guidance, and control to support increasingly autonomous cyber-physical Aerospace systems with focus on small UAS (unmanned aircraft system) and aviation safety applications. Dr. Atkins is author of over 180 refereed journal and conference publications and has served long-term as an associate editor of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS). She has served on numerous review boards and panels, including the 2013 NRC committee to develop a research agenda for autonomy in civil aviation, the NRC Aeronautics Roundtable, NRC NASA Aviation Safety program review board, and Decadal Survey of Aeronautics (Panel E). Dr. Atkins is past-chair of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee, AIAA Associate Fellow, IEEE senior member, small public airport owner/operator (Shamrock Field, Brooklyn, MI), and private pilot. She served on the National Academy’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) (2011-2015) and was a member of the IDA Defense Science Studies Group (2012-2013). She currently serves as University of Michigan Robotics Program Graduate Chair.

Aaron Becker’s passion is robotics and control. Currently as an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston, he is building a robotics lab. Aaron was awarded the NSF CAREER in 2016 to study massive manipulation with swarms: using a shared input to drive large populations of robots to arbitrary goal states. Becker won the Best Paper award at IROS 2014. Previously as a Research Fellow in a joint appointment with Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, he implemented robotics powered and controlled by the magnetic field of an MRI, as a member of the Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering Lab with Pierre Dupont. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Rice University in the Multi-Robot Systems Lab with James McLurkin, Aaron investigated control of distributed systems and nanorobotics with experts in the fields. His online game http://swarmcontrol.net seeks to understand the best ways to control a swarm of robots by a human. The project achieves this through a community of game-developed experts. Aaron earned his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Juan Pablo Bello is Associate Professor of Music Technology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, at New York University, with a courtesy appointment at NYU’s Center for Data Science. In 1998 he received a BEng in Electronics from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, and in 2003 he earned a doctorate in Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. Juan’s expertise is in digital signal processing, machine listening and music information retrieval, topics that he teaches and in which he has published more than 70 papers and articles in books, journals and conference proceedings. In 2008, he co-founded the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL), where he leads research on music informatics. His work has been supported by public and private institutions in Venezuela, the UK, and the US, including a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and a Fulbright scolar grant for multidisciplinary studies in France. For a complete list of publications and other activities, please visit: https://wp.nyu. edu/jpbello/.

Chris vanBuskirk is a Research Project Manager at Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software  Integrated  Systems  (http://www.isis.vanderbilt. edu) since 1999, Chris’ general professional interests lie in the practical application of novel, model-based formalisms and design methodologies to complex, real-world, human-in-the-loop, science/engineering activities. After completing his B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Engineering at The University of Mississippi, Chris has pursued a career in R&D at organizations such  as  Cray  Research  Inc.,  UMiss  Medical  Center,  The National Cancer Institute’s Biomedical Supercomputing Center, and The Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Currently, Mr. vanBuskirk serves as Executive Director for the NSF’s CPS Virtual Organization (http://cps-vo.org/), which actively supports the formation and development of distributed research communities required by the demanding challenges of the massively multi-disciplinary cyber-physical systems domain.

Aranya Chakrabortty is an Associate Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department of North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. He received his Ph.D degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 2008 in Electrical Engineering. From 2008 to 2009 he was a post-doctoral research associate at University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests are in all branches of control theory, and their applications to power system dynamics and control using emerging technologies such as Wide-Area Measurement Systems (WAMS). Dr. Chakrabortty is a senior member of IEEE, and contributes actively to the North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI). He received the NSF CAREER award in 2011.

Jnaneshwar “JD” Das is a Postdoctoral Researcher in robotics at the GRASP Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, where working with Dr. Vijay Kumar, he is investigating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for precision agriculture, earth sciences, and humanitarian applications. Essential to this effort, he is developing a cloud-based testbed to enable UAV education and research at scale. His research interests lie broadly in data-driven robotic sampling, with focus on principled approaches from Bayesian optimization and optimal stopping theory for closing the loop on robotic collection of physical samples such as leaf, water, and soil for complex ex-situ analysis. Jnaneshwar received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 2014 working with Dr. Gaurav Sukhatme.

Sajal K. Das is the Chair of Computer Science Department and the Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla. During 2008-2011, he served the NSF as a Program Director in CISE/ CNS. Prior to 2013 he was a University Distinguished Scholar Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and founding director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arlington. His current research interests include theory and practice of cyber-physical systems, wireless and sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart environments including smart healthcare and smart grid, distributed and cloud computing, big data analytics, Internet of Things, security and privacy, biological and social networks, applied graph theory and game theory. He has directed numerous funded projects in these areas totaling over $15M grant and published extensively with more than 600 papers in journals and conferences. He holds 5 US patents, coauthored 51 book chapters and four books titled Smart Environments: Technology, Protocols, and Applications (2005), Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure: Foundations and Challenges (2012), Mobile Agents in Distributed Computing and Networking (2012), and Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems (2016). His h-index is 73 with more than 21,500 citations according to Google Scholar. Dr. Das received 10 Best Paper Awards in such prestigious conferences as ACM MobiCom’99, IEEE PerCom’06 and IEEE SmrtGridComm’12. He is a recipient of numerous awards for research, teaching and mentoring including the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award for pioneering contributions to sensor networks and mobile computing, Lockheed Martin Teaching Excellence Award, and Graduate Dean’s Award of Excellence for mentoring doctoral students. He serves as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal since 2005, and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, and several others. He is a co- founder of the IEEE PerCom, IEEE WoWMoM, and ICDCN conferences, and served on numerous conference committees as General Chair, Program Chair, or Program Committee member. Dr. Das is an IEEE Fellow.

Jana Doppa is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Washington State University, Pullman. He earned his PhD working with the Artificial Intelligence group at Oregon State University (2014); and his MTech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India (2006). His general research interests are in the broad field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications including planning, natural language processing, and computer vision. He received a Outstanding Paper Award for his structured prediction work  at  the  AAAI  (2013)  conference  and  a  Google  Faculty Research Award (2015). His PhD dissertation entitled ``Integrating Learning and Search for Structured Prediction’’ was nominated for the ACM Distinguished Dissertation Award (2015) and won an ``Outstanding Innovation in Technology Award’’ from Oregon State University (2015). He has organized successful workshops at ICML (2013) on structured prediction and IJCAI (2016) on human is more than a labeler; and gave a tutorial at IJCAI (2016) on structured prediction. He regularly serves on the program committee of top-tier AI and machine learning conferences including AAAI, IJCAI, ICML, NIPS, AISTATS, KDD; and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).

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.

Dennice F. Gayme received a B. Eng & Society from McMaster University in 1997 and an M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998, both in Mechanical Engineering. In 2010, she received her Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology, where she was a recipient of the P.E.O. scholar award in 2007 and the James Irvine Foundation Graduate Fellowship in 2003. Prior to her  doctoral work (1999-2003) she was a Senior Research Scientist in the Systems and Control Technology and Vehicle Health Monitoring Groups at Honeywell Laboratories in Minneapolis, MN. She joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University in 2012, where she is currently an Assistant Professor. In 2015 she was awarded a JHU Catalyst Award. Prof. Gayme’s research interests are in the study of large- scale networked and spatially distributed systems in applications such as power networks, wind farms and wall-turbulence.

Teruo Higashino received his Ph.D. from Osaka University, Japan in 1984. From 2002, he was a Professor of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Japan. For details, please see the below URL. http://www-higashi.ist.osaka-u.ac.jp/~higashino/eng/biography.html

Qiang Huang received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. His research interests include Integrated Nanomanufacturing & Nanoinformatics; Foundations of Quality Control for Additive Manufacturing, and Effect Equivalence Methodology for Modeling, Inference, Transfer Learning, and Control. He was the holder of Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering at USC from 2012 to 2016. He received National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2011 and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award from IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2014. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and a Guest Editor for Journal of Quality Technology. He was Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters from 2015 to 2016, and a member of the scientific committee (Editorial Board) for the North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI) of SME, 2009–2011 and 2013-2015. He is a member of IEEE, INFORMS, ASME and IIE. 

Ravishankar Iyer is the George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), and the Department of Computer Science and serves as Chief Scientist of the Information Trust Institute and is affiliate faculty of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at  Illinois. Iyer  has  led  several  large  successful  projects  funded  by  the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and industry. He currently co-leads the CompGen Initiative at Illinois. Funded by NSF and partnering with industry leaders, hospitals, and research laboratories, CompGen aims to build a new computational platform to address both accuracy and performance issues for a range of genomics applications. Professor Iyer is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has received several awards, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Information Systems Award, the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, and the 2011 Outstanding Contributions award by the Association of Computing Machinery—Special Interest Group on Security for his fundamental and far-reaching contributions in secure and dependable computing. Professor Iyer is also the recipient of the degree of Doctor Honaris Causa from Toulouse Sabatier University in France.

Neil Johnson heads up a new inter-disciplinary research initiative in Complex Systems & Networks at the University of Miami, focusing on emergent dynamical phenomena across the physical and life sciences. Until 2007, Neil was Professor of Physics at Oxford University. He did his BA/MA at Cambridge University and his PhD at Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar. He has published more than 250 research articles and two books: “Financial Market Complexity” (Oxford University Press, 2003) and “Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory” (Oneworld Publishing, 2009). He wrote and presented the Royal Institution Lectures in 1999 on BBC television. Publications at: http://www.physics.miami.edu/~njohnson/.

Krishna Kant is currently a professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he directs the IUCRC center on Intelligent Storage. Earlier he was a research professor in the Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS) at George Mason University. From 2008-2013 he served as a program director at NSF where he managed the computer systems research (CSR) program and was instrumental in the development and running of NSF-wide sustainability initiative called SEES (science, engineering and education for sustainability). Prior to NSF, he served in industry for 18 years (at Intel, Bellcore, and Bell Labs) and 10 years in academia (at Penn State and Northwestern Univ.). He received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Sciences from University of Texas at Dallas in 1981. He carries a combined 35 years of experience in academia, industry, and government. He has published in a wide variety of areas in computer science, authored a graduate textbook on performance modeling of computer systems. His research interests span a wide range including energy efficiency, robustness, and security in cyber and cyber-physical systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Sertac Karaman received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University in 1983 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 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.

Rajesh Kavasseri is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Dr. Kavasseri received his BS from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India in 1995, his M.S. from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India in 1998 and PhD from Washington State University, Pullman in 2002, all in Electrical Engineering. His primary research expertise is in bulk power system dynamics, power systems computation, stability and control. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy and is a senior member of the IEEE.

Xenofon Koutsoukos is a Professor of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. He is also a Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS). Before joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Koutsoukos was a Member of Research Staff in the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) (2000-2002), working in the Embedded Collaborative Computing Area. He received his Diploma in Electrical  and  Computer  Engineering  from  the  National  Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 1993. Between 1993 and 1995, he joined the National Center for Space Applications, Hellenic Ministry of National Defense, Athens, Greece as a computer engineer in the areas of image processing and remote sensing. He received the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in January 1998 and the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics in May 1998 both from the University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering working under Professor Panos J. Antsaklis with the group for Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems. His research work is in the area of cyber- physical systems with emphasis on formal methods, distributed algorithms, diagnosis and fault tolerance, and adaptive resource management. He has published numerous journal and conference papers and he is co-inventor of four US patents. He is the recipient of the NSF Career Award in 2004, the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, and the 2011 Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Associate Administrator (AA) Award in Technology and Innovation from NASA.

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.

Philip Levis is an Associate Professor in the computer science and electrical engineering departments of Stanford University. He researches embedded systems, distributed systems, and more recently, secure systems. He’s published some papers and won some awards. He likes his students a lot and so tries to buy them snacks very often. He loves great engineering and has a self-destructive aversion to low-hanging fruit.

Nina Mahmoudian is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech. She is the founding director of the Nonlinear and Autonomous Systems Laboratory (NAS Lab). Dr. Mahmoudian received her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2009. Her research interests lie in the area of cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems, dynamics and controls. Dr. Mahmoudian is a recipient of the 2015 NSF- CAREER and 2015 ONR-YIP awards.

Enrique Mallada is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Hopkins in 2016, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Mathematics of Information at the California Institute of Technology from 2014 to 2016. He received his Ingeniero en Telecomunicaciones degree from Universidad ORT, Uruguay, in 2005 and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering with a minor in applied mathematics from Cornell University in 2014. Dr. Mallada was awarded the ECE Director’s Ph.D. Thesis Research Award for his dissertation in 2014, the Cornell University’s Jacobs Fellowship in 2011 and the Organization of American States scholarship from 2008 to 2010. His research interests lie in the areas of control, networked dynamics, and optimization, with applications to engineering networks such as power systems and the Internet.

Ümit Özgüner received his Ph.D. from the University  of  Illinois  and held positions at I.B.M. Research Labs, University of Toronto and Istanbul Technical University. He has been with the Ohio State University 1981 through 2015, where he is now a Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds the title of TRC Inc. Chair on ITS. He still participates in research projects at OSU and is the Director of the “Crash Imminent Safety” University Transportation Center at OSU. Dr. Ozguner is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has received the 2015 IEEE ITS Society Outstanding Research Award. Dr. Ozguner is an expert on autonomous vehicle development and deployment issues and their utility in mixed traffic, networked environments. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the new IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Vehicles, which started in 2016.

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, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the National Science Foundation PECASE, and the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Excellence Award.

Radha Poovendran is a professor and chair of the department of electrical engineering at the University of Washington, where he has been since 2000. His research areas are wireless security and cyber-physical systems security. He is a recipient of the NSA Rising Star Award (1999), NSF CAREER award (2001), ARO YIP (2002), ONR YIP (2004), PECASE (2005), Kavli Faculty Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (2007). He is a recipient of the UW EE Outstanding Teaching Award (2002) and Outstanding Research Award (2002). He is recipient of the Graduate Mentor Award (2006) from the Office of the Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. He is a co-author of multiple best paper awards, including 2010 IEEE/IFIP William C. Carter Award winning paper. He is a fellow of the IEEE (2015). He is a recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award of the ECE Department of the University of Maryland. He holds five US patents in the areas of wireless and aviation security.

Shangping Ren is Professor of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before she joined Illinois Institute of Technology, she worked in ERP, Software,  and  Tele-Communication  companies  for six years. Her research is in the area of cyber-physical systems, M-CPS, resource scheduling for distributed real-time and embedded systems, and programming models and languages for open distributed and real-time systems. She is a CAREER awardee and a senior IEEE member.

Sandip Roy works as Professor and Associate Director in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. His research is primarily focused on developing techniques for the sparse control of dynamical networks, and using these techniques to support wide- area management of disruptions in large-scale cyber-physical infrastructure networks. Recently, he has also been interested in network analysis and design problems that arise in neurological and epidemiological processes. These research efforts have led to new models and algorithms, as well as software deployments, which are described in archival journal publications (about 60 in total) and conference articles (about 100 in total). Roy received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1998, and Master’s and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000 and 2003, respectively.

Arman Sabbaghi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University. His research interests include model building for improved quality control of complex engineering systems, Bayesian data analysis, and experimental design. He received his Ph.D. degree in Statistics from Harvard University in May 2014.

Ricardo G. Sanfelice is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA, USA. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2004 and 2007, respectively, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During 2007 and 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited the Centre Automatique et Systemes at the Ecole de Mines de Paris for four months. Prof. Sanfelice is the recipient of the 2013 SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Air Force Young Investigator Research Award, and the 2010 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award. His research interests are in modeling, stability, robust control, observer design, and simulation of nonlinear and hybrid systems with applications to power systems, aerospace, and biology.

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).

Sanjit A. Seshia is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B. Tech. in Computer Science  and  Engineering  from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His research interests are in dependable computing and computational logic, with a current focus on applying automated formal methods to problems in cyber-physical systems, computer security, electronic design automation, and synthetic biology. His Ph.D. thesis work on the UCLID verifier and decision procedure helped pioneer the area of satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) and SMT-based verification. He is co-author of a widely- used textbook on embedded systems and has led the development of technologies for cyber-physical systems education based on formal methods. His awards and honors include a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Frederick Emmons Terman Award for contributions to electrical engineering and computer science education, and the School of Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award at Carnegie Mellon University.

Lui Sha graduated with Ph.D. from CMU in 1985. He is Donald B. Gillies Chair professor at UIUC. He is a fellow of the ACM, a fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of IEEE Simon Ramos Medal. He served on National Academy of Science’s committee on certifiably dependable software and is a member of NASA Advisory Council. He is active in CPS system research.

Kang Shin is the Kevin & Nancy O’Connor Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His current research focuses on QoS- sensitive computing and networking as well as on embedded real-time and cyber-physical systems. He has supervised the completion of 77 PhDs, and authored/coauthored more than 830 technical articles, a textbook and more than 30 patents or invention disclosures, and received numerous best paper awards, including the Best Paper Awards from the 2011 ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom’11), the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing, the 2010 and 2000 USENIX Annual Technical Conferences, as well as the 2003 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize Paper Award and the 1987 Outstanding IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control Paper Award. He has also received several institutional awards, including the Research Excellence Award in 1989, Outstanding Achievement Award in 1999, Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2001, and Stephen Attwood Award in 2004 from The University of Michigan (the highest honor bestowed to Michigan Engineering faculty); a Distinguished Alumni Award of the College of Engineering, Seoul National University in 2002; 2003 IEEE RTC Technical Achievement Award; and 2006 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering (the highest honor bestowed to Korean-origin engineers). He was a co-founder of a couple of startups and also licensed some of his technologies to industry.

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.

John A. 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 the University of York. 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 seven Best Paper awards, including one for ACM SenSys 2006. He also has two Best Paper Runner Up Awards, including one for IPSN 2013. He has also been a finalist for multiple other Best Paper Awards. Stankovic has an h-index of 108 and over 43,000 citations. In 2015 he was awarded the Univ. of Virginia Distinguished Scientist Award, and in 2010 the School of Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty Award. He also received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts. He has given more than 40 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, wireless sensor networks, wireless health, cyber physical systems, and the Internet of Things. Prof. Stankovic received his PhD 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.             

Paulo Tabuada was born in Lisbon, Portugal, one year after the Carnation Revolution. 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. Between January 2002 and July 2003 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. After spending three years at the University of Notre Dame, as an Assistant Professor, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he established and directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory. 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, the George S. Axelby award in 2011, and the Antonio Ruberti Prize in 2015. In 2009 he co-chaired the International Conference Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC’09) and joined its steering committee in 2015, in 2012 he was program co-chair for the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys’12), and in 2015 he was program co- chair for the IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems. He also served on the editorial board of the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters and the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

Dawn M. Tilbury is currently the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, University of Michigan. She received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. In 1995, she joined the faculty of the Universiaty of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her research interests lie broadly in the area of control systems, including applications to robotics and manufacturing systems. She has published more than 150 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. She was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2008 and Fellow of the ASME in 2012, and is a Life Member of SWE.

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.

Yan Wan is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests lie in developing fundamental theories and tools for the modeling, evaluation, and control tasks in large-scale dynamic networks and cyber-physical systems, with applications to air traffic management, airborne networking, systems biology, and complex information systems. Her research projects funded by NSF, NIST, IEEE, and MITRE have led to over 110 publications and successful technology transfer outcomes. Her contributions to the field of air traffic management, airborne networking, and general cyber-physical systems have been recognized by several prestigious awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, RTCA William E. Jackson Award, U.S. Ignite and GENI demonstration awards, IEEE WCNC Best Paper Award, and Tech Titan of the Future – University Level Award. Dr. Wan is a member of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee.

Liuyang Lily Yang (aka Lily Yang) is a Principal Engineer in Security and Privacy Research at Intel Labs, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. Lily joined Intel in 1995 and over the last 21 years has held a number of positions at Intel in research, standard development, R&D management, product planning, product management and now academic partnership management. She is currently the Director for Intel-NSF CPS Security Center, an academic program jointly funded by Intel and NSF with five universities (Stanford, UC  Berkeley,  U  of  Michigan,  Duke  and  U  of  Pennsylvania)  on  Cyber-Physical Systems security and privacy research. Lily has developed technical expertise in data compression, video and image coding, wireless communications, and now start to learn and think about security, especially in emerging CPS and IoT applications. Lily has represented Intel in multiple standard bodies and industry organizations, including IEEE, WiGig, and IETF; Lily holds 17 U.S. and international patents and has published 20+ research and technical papers. Lily holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and an executive MBA degree from U. of Oregon; she received her B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Alec Yasinsac is Professor and Dean of the School of Computing at the University of South Alabama. He joined the School of Computing in July 2008 after spending nine years on the faculty at Florida State University which followed a twenty year career in the United States Marines as a Data Systems and Communications Officer. He is also Co-founder of SAIT Laboratory and has operational experience in software development, information systems management, network engineering, and information security, having spent active duty tours in Japan, Korea, North Carolina, California, and Virginia. Alec received his doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, where his thesis advisor and mentor was Bill Wulf. His major research interests are network and wireless security, electronic voting security, secure software, cryptography, intrusion detection, computing forensics, and security protocols. He has published over fifty refereed conference, symposium, and journal papers since joining FSU. He is presently funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, the Army Research Office, the Florida Department of State, and several industrial partners. He has directed two doctoral theses, fifteen master's theses, and three undergraduate student theses. He has taught nearly a hundred college courses in mathematics, computer science, and information security. Born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina, Alec attended Appalachian State University for his undergraduate education, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He then earned a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School while on active duty in the Marines. Alec a senior member of IEEE, a member of ACM, U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society. With research interests in electronic voting systems, Alec sat on the Florida Help America Vote Act Planning Committee and was on the Advisory Board for the 2007 National Academy of Engineering 2007 National Meeting Symposium On Electronic Voting. He led the first academic source code review in support of an election audit for the 2006 Florida United States Congressional District 13 race and led several other electronic voting security code reviews and systems security analysis for the Florida Department of State. He routinely contributes to national meetings and panels that address voting system security issues. The URL for his web page is http://www.soc.southalabama.edu/~yasinsac/

Wei Zhao completed his undergraduate studies at Shaanxi Normal University, China, in 1977, and then received his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA in 1983 and 1986, respectively. In 2008, Professor Zhao was appointed as the 8th Rector for the University of Macau. Prior to this position, Professor Zhao also served as the Director of the Division of Computer and Network Systems at the US National Science Foundation, the Dean of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Senior Associate Vice President of Research at Texas A&M University, making him one of the few scholars from Mainland China who have ever held such senior posts in the US federal government and high education institutions. An IEEE fellow, Professor Zhao is internationally acclaimed for his research in the areas of Internet of Things, distributed computing, real-time systems, and cyber-physical systems. His research team has won numerous awards from international research community. In recognition of his outstanding achievements in scientific research and contributions to higher education, he has been conferred honorary doctorate degrees by twelve world-renowned universities. In 2011, he was appointed by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology as the Chief Scientist of the Internet of Things - a national 973 project. In 2012, he was elected to be an Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences.

Qi Zhu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining UCR, Dr. Zhu was a research scientist at the Strategic CAD Labs in Intel from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Zhu received a Ph.D. in EECS from University of California, Berkeley in 2008, and a B.E. in CS from Tsinghua University in 2003. His research interests include model-based design and software synthesis for cyber-physical systems, CPS security, energy-efficient buildings and infrastructures, and system-on-chip design. He received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2016. He received best paper awards at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2006, DAC 2007, International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) 2013, and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) 2016. Dr. Zhu has served on the technical program committees and as session organizer and chair for a number of international conferences, including DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC, CODES+ISSS, RTSS, RTAS, SAC, SIES, MEMOCODE, etc. He is a member and the education committee chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cybernetics for Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS). He received the ACM SIGDA Service Award in 2015.


Radhakishan 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.

Sankar Basu is 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.

Kenneth (Ken) Calvert was appointed Division Director for the CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) in May 2016. Ken hails from the University of Kentucky, where he is Professor of Computer Science. He has served as Chair of the Department of Computer Science and as Interim Director of the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments at Kentucky. Ken’s research focus is in computer networks and systems. In his 25-year academic career, he has made contributions in areas including network topology modeling, active and programmable networking, and future Internet architectures. Ken received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his M.S. degree in computer science from Stanford University, and his B.S. degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his appointment at the University of Kentucky, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, and served on the faculty in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ken is a Fellow of the IEEE and an active member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society.

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.

Bruce Kramer is a graduate of the MIT (S.B., S.M., Ph.D.). He served on the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at MIT from 1979 to 1985 and of George Washington University from 1985 to 1995. Since 1991, he has been at the National Science Foundation, as Program Director for Materials Processing and Manufacturing, Director of the Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation, and Director of the Division of Engineering Education and Centers. He is currently the Senior Advisor for Manufacturing in the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation and the point of contact at the NSF for the National Advanced Manufacturing Program. Dr. Kramer co-founded and was Director of Engineering of Zoom Telephonics, Inc. of Boston, a NASDAQ company and leading producer of cable modems and wireless networking products marketed under the Motorola, Zoom, and Hayes brands. Professor Kramer was conferred the rank of Fellow of the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 2007.  He has also been awarded the F.W. Taylor Medal of the International Institution for Production Engineering Research, the Blackall Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the R.F. Bunshah Medal of the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings, all in recognition of outstanding contributions to the manufacturing research literature, and the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honorary award granted by the National Science Foundation. He is a fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Professor Kramer was conferred the rank of Fellow of the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 2007. He has also been awarded the F.W. Taylor Medal of the International Institution for Production Engineering Research, the Blackall Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the R.F. Bunshah Medal of the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings, all in recognition of outstanding contributions to the manufacturing research literature, and the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honorary award granted by the National Science Foundation. He is a fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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).

Anita Nikolich is Program Director for Cybersecurity in the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to her work at the NSF she served as the Executive Director of Infrastructure at the University of Chicago. Past assignments include Director of Global Data Networking at Aon and Director of Security for Worldcom. She has explored how information technology and secure networking can best support the creation and sharing of scientific knowledge in virtual, mobile and physical contexts. She has presented to various organizations on strategic and technical issues ranging from the challenges in running a global campus to optimal redesign of the Large Hadron Collider network. She holds a Master of Science from The University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.

Wendy J. Nilsen is a Program Director for the Smart and Connected Health program at the National  Science  Foundation. Her  work  focuses on the intersection of technology and health. This includes a wide range of methods for data collection, data analytics and turning data to knowledge. More specifically, her efforts in technlogy and health research include: serving as the lead for the NSF/NIH Smart and Connected Health announcement, convening meetings to address methodology in mobile technology research; serving on numerous federal technology initiatives; and, leading training institutes. Wendy works in multiple trans-NIH initiatives in mobile and wireless health (mHealth). Some of these activities include: coleading the NIH-NSF mPower mHealth group, convening meetings to address methodology and barriers to the utilization of mobile technology in research; serving on numerous federal mHealth initiatives; and, leading the mHealth training institutes.

Gurdip Singh is the Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs at Syracuse University. He is also an Expert in the Division of Computer and Network Systems in the CISE Directorate at National Science Foundation and was a Program Director in the same division from 2014 to 2016. His program management duties include the following programs: Cyber-Physical Systems, Computer Systems Research, Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes, Partnership for Innovation, and Research Coordination Networks. From 2009 and 2014, he was the Head of Computer Science 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.

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).

Grace Wang was named Deputy Assistant Director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation in July 2014. Prior to that, Dr. Wang was the Division Director of the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) at NSF since February of 2012. Dr. Wang joined NSF in June 2009 as a Program Director for the SBIR/STTR Program. She also served as the Cluster Leader for the Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (NM) Cluster in SBIR/STTR Program. Before joining NSF, Dr. Wang was a Senior Development Scientist at Hitachi, where she led a team to successfully develop and launch a few generations of products into the market. While in Hitachi, Dr. Wang also led task forces both in the US and overseas that identified and executed effective and viable solutions to major technical crises, and helped mitigate impact on revenue generation. Dr. Wang started her career as an Advisory Development Scientist at IBM. Dr. Wang is the recipient of many leadership and technical achievement awards. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.