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Biographies of Committee Members and Staff

JOHN A. (JACK) STANKOVIC, Co-Chair, is currently the BP America Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia (UVA). He came to UVA as BP America Professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science in 1997. Professor Stankovic is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and he served on the Computing Research Association board of directors for 9 years. He currently serves on the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Computer Science Telecommunications Board (CSTB). He received the IEEE Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership in Real-Time Systems. He also received the IEEE TC on Distributed Processing Annual Distinguished Achievement Award in 2006 as the inaugural winner. Professor Stankovic received an Outstanding Scholar Award from the University of Massachusetts. He also received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the School of Engineering at UVA. He was co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Real-Time Systems, editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, associate editor for ACM Transactions on Wireless Sensor Networks, associate editor for ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems, and book series editor for Real-Time Systems. He has won 11 best paper awards and has an h-index of 103. Dr. Stankovic received his Ph.D. from Brown University and then served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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JAMES (JIM) STURGES, Co-Chair, is an independent consultant specializing in program management and systems engineering for very large, complex aerospace and defense systems. He retired in 2009 from Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he had been director, engineering processes, and director, mission assurance. Prior to that he was vice president, engineering and total quality, at Loral Air Traffic Control/Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management, and C3I Strategic Business area director for Loral Tactical Defense Systems in Arizona. He is an associate fellow and past member of the Standards Executive Council and chair of the Systems Engineering Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and was twice chair of the corporate advisory board for the International Council on Systems Engineering. Early in his career, he was a naval aviator, instrument instructor, and check pilot and anti-submarine warfare officer for the U.S. Navy. He has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina and an M.S. and aeronautical engineering degree from the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey.

ALEXANDRE BAYEN is currently an associate chancellor professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been the director of the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS) since 2014. He was a visiting researcher at NASA Ames Research Center from 2000 to 2003. Between January 2004 and December 2004, he worked as the research director of the Autonomous Navigation Laboratory at the Laboratoire de Recherches Balistiques et Aerodynamiques (Ministere de la Defense, Vernon, France), where he holds the rank of major. Dr. Bayen has authored two books and more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is the recipient of the Ballhaus Award from Stanford University (2004) and the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2009), and he is a NASA Top 10 Innovator on Water Sustainability (2010). His projects Mobile Century and Mobile Millennium received the 2008 Best of ITS Award for Best Innovative Practice at the ITS World Congress and a TRANNY Award from the California Transportation Foundation (2009). Mobile Millennium has been featured more than 200 times in the media, including TV and radio (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNET, NPR, KGO, the BBC) as well as in the popular press (Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times). Dr. Bayen is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House (2010) and the recipient of the Okawa Research Grant Award, the Ruberti Prize from IEEE, and the Huber Prize from ASCE. He received an engineering degree in applied mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, France; an M.S. degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.

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CHARLES R. FARRAR is an adjunct professor in the Structural Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). From 1989 to 1996, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico’s Department of Mechanical/Civil Engineering. He also serves as the Engineering Institute Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and is the 2010 Distinguished Bromilow Lecturer. He is currently working jointly with the engineering faculty at UCSD to develop the Los Alamos/UCSD Engineering Institute, with a research focus on multidisciplinary projects that integrate advanced predictive modeling, novel sensing systems, and new approaches to information technology. He has 27 years’ experience at LANL. Dr. Farrar ’s research interests focus on developing integrated hardware and software solutions to structural health monitoring problems. The results of this research have been documented in more than 300 publications as well as numerous keynote lectures at international conferences. Additional professional activities include current appointments to associate editor positions for the International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring and Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics and the development of a short course entitled “Structural Health Monitoring: A Statistical Pattern Recognition Approach,” which has been offered more than 17 times to industry and government agencies in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States. In 2007 he was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Farrar received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico.

MARYE ANNE FOX is the former chancellor of UCSD. Dr. Fox is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has received honorary degrees from 12 institutions in the United States and abroad. In October 2010, President Barack Obama awarded her the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. Previously, Dr. Fox was chancellor at North Carolina State University, and she spent 22 years at the University of Texas, where she advanced to vice president for research and held the Waggoner Regents Chair in chemistry. She earned a bachelor ’s degree in science from Notre Dame College, a master ’s degree in science from Cleveland State University, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College.

SANTIAGO GRIJALVA is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty in 2009. He is the director of the Advanced Computational Electricity Systems (ACES) Laboratory, where he conducts research on real-time power system control, informatics, and economics and renewable energy integration in power. In spring 2012, Dr. Grijalva was appointed

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as the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI) associate director for electricity systems, responsible for coordinating large efforts on electricity research and policy at Georgia Tech. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Power and Energy Systems at the University of Illinois from 2003 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997, he was with the Ecuadorian National Center for Energy Control as engineer and manager of the Real-Time EMS Software Department. From 2002 to 2009, he was with PowerWorld Corporation as a senior software architect and developer of innovative real-time and optimization applications used today by utilities, control centers, and universities in more than 60 countries. Dr. Grijalva is a leading researcher on ultra-reliable architectures for critical energy infrastructures. He has pioneered work on decentralized and autonomous power system control, renewable energy integration in power, and unified network models and applications. He is currently the principal investigator (PI) of various future electricity grid research projects for the Department of Energy, the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Power Systems Engineering Research Center as well as other government organizations, research consortia, and industrial sponsors. Dr. Grijalva received an electrical engineer degree from EPN-Ecuador in 1994, an M.S. certificate in information systems from ESPE-Ecuador, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

HIMANSHU KHURANA is the senior manager for the Integrated Security Technologies section of the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Honeywell Automation and Control Systems. The Integrated Security Technologies section focuses on research, development, and technology transition in cybersecurity, computer vision, surveillance, and biometrics. Dr. Khurana’s research interests lie in the area of distributed system security, especially as applied to large-scale distributed systems and critical infrastructures, and he has published 50 articles in this area. Prior to joining Honeywell, he was with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and served as the co-PI for the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for Power Center (now the TCIPG). He has been involved with several Smart Grid initiatives, including the North American Synchrophasor Initiative; the NIST Cyber Security Working Group; and the DNP3 Technical Committee, as well as in developing relevant cybersecurity standards. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park.

PANGANAMALA R. (PR) KUMAR is a professor of computer science at Texas A&M University, where he holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering. From 1977 to 1984 he was a faculty member in

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Biographies of Committee Members and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Interim Report on 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21762.
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the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and from 1985 to 2011 he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Dr. Kumar has worked on problems in game theory, adaptive control, stochastic systems, simulated annealing, neural networks, machine learning, queuing networks, manufacturing systems, scheduling, wafer fabrication plants, and information theory. His current research interests are in wireless networks, sensor networks, and networked embedded control systems. His research is currently focused on wireless networks; sensor networks; cyber-physical systems; and the convergence of control, communication, and computation. Dr. Kumar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule) in Zurich. He received the IEEE Field Award for Control Systems, the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communications Society, and the Outstanding Contribution Award of ACM SIGMOBILE. He is a fellow of IEEE. He was a guest chair professor and leader of the Guest Chair Professor Group on Wireless Communication and Networking at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is a D.J. Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Bombay. He is an honorary professor at IIT Hyderabad. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras, the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St. Louis, and the Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Dr. Kumar obtained his B. Tech. degree in electrical engineering (electronics) from I.I.T. Madras and his M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis.

INSUP LEE is the Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor of Computer and Information Science and director of Penn Research in Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE) Center, which he founded in 2008, at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. His research interests include cyber-physical systems (CPS), real-time systems, embedded and hybrid systems, formal methods and tools, high-confidence medical device systems, run-time verification, software certification, and trust management. The theme of his research activities has been to assure and improve the correctness, safety, and timeliness of life-critical embedded systems. Dr. Lee and his student received the best paper award at IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) 2003 for their work on compositional schedulability analysis. His papers also

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Biographies of Committee Members and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Interim Report on 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21762.
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received the best paper award at IEEE RTSS 2012, the best student paper at IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) 2012, and the co-best paper at the Council of European Aerospace Societies in 2011. Recently, he has been working in medical CPS and security of CPS. He has served on many program committees and chaired several international conferences and workshops and has also served on various steering and advisory committees of technical societies. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including IEEE Transactions on Computers, Formal Methods in System Design, and Real-Time Systems Journal. He is a founding co-editor-in-chief of KIISE Journal of Computing Science and Engineering. He was a chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems and an IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor Speaker. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Networking and Information Technology. He received an appreciation plaque from the Ministry of Science, IT and Future Planning, South Korea, for speaking at the ULTRA Program Forum in 2013. He is an IEEE fellow and received the IEEE TC-RTS Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award in 2008. He received a B.S. degree with honors in mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

WILLIAM MILAM is a technical expert at the Ford Research and Innovation Center, Ford Motor Company. His research addresses modeling and implementation of advanced technology automotive engines for improved fuel economy and emissions, and improvements in systems engineering processes for the design of automotive embedded systems. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Mr. Milam serves as a member of the SAE Electronic Design Automation Standards Committee and the SAE Architecture Analysis and Design Language Standards Committee and chairs the SAE Model Based Embedded Systems Engineering Task Force.

SANJOY K. MITTER joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1969, where he has been a professor of electrical engineering since 1973. His current research interests are communication and control in a networked environment, the relationship of statistical and quantum physics to information theory and control and autonomy and adaptiveness for integrative organization. He taught at Case Western Reserve University from 1965 to 1969. He was the director of the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems from 1981 to 1999. He has also been a professor of mathematics at the Scuola Normale, Pisa, Italy, from 1986 to

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Biographies of Committee Members and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Interim Report on 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21762.
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1996. He has held visiting positions at Imperial College, London; University of Groningen, Holland; INRIA, France; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India; ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; and several American universities. Professor Mitter was an Ulam Scholar at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a John von Neumann Visiting Professor in Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He was awarded the AACC Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award for 2007. He was the McKay Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in March 2000, and held the Russell-Severance-Springer Chair in fall 2003. He is a fellow of IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is the winner of the 2000 IEEE Control Systems award. He was elected a foreign member of Instituto Veneto di Scienze, ed Arti in 2003. Professor Mitter received his Ph.D. degree from the Imperial College of Science and Technology.

JOSÉ M.F. MOURA is Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and, by courtesy, a professor of biomedical engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers, a corresponding member of the Portugal Academy of Science, an IEEE fellow, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has been a visiting professor at New York University and MIT and a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, and was on the faculty of IST (Portugal). Dr. Moura’s research interests are in data science and statistical signal and image processing. Current research projects include data analytics for unstructured big data, distributed inference in networks, SPIRAL (an intelligent compiler), nondestructive health monitoring systems, bioimaging, signal processing on graphs, and image/ video processing. Dr. Moura received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Award for outstanding technical contributions and leadership in signal processing and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award for fundamental contributions to statistical signal processing. He is on the board of directors of IEEE and served as IEEE Division IX Director. He was the president of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and acting editor-in-chief for IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was on the editorial board of several journals, including ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks and IEEE Proceedings. He was on the steering committees of the IEEE International Symposium on Bioimaging and the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks. He serves or served on several IEEE boards and chaired the Technical Activities Board Transactions Committee. He holds a D.Sc. in electrical engineering and computer

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Biographies of Committee Members and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Interim Report on 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21762.
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science, an M.Sc., and EE degrees, all from MIT, and an EE degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Portugal).

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 a member of the General Robotics Automation Sensing and Perception Laboratory 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, and hierarchical and distributed control systems, with applications to unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed robotics, green buildings, and biomolecular networks. He is a fellow of IEEE and has received various awards, such as the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the George S. Axelby Award, and the National Science Foundation Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

PAULO TABUADA is a professor of electrical engineering and vice chair for graduate affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Between January 2002 and July 2003, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. After spending 3 years at the University of Notre Dame as an assistant professor, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA, where he established and directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory. His research interests include modeling, analysis, design, control, and security of CPS. He received his Licenciatura degree in aerospace engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Institute for Systems and Robotics, a private research institute associated with Instituto Superior Tecnico. Dr. Tabuada’s contributions to CPS have been recognized by multiple awards, including the NSF CAREER award in 2005, the Donald P. Eckman award in 2009, and the George S. Axelby award in 2011. In 2009, he co-chaired the International Conference Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, and in 2012 he was program co-chair for the Third International Federation for Automatic Control Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems. He also served on the editorial board of IEEE Embedded Systems Letters and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. His latest book, on verification and control of hybrid systems, was published in 2009.

MANUELA M. VELOSO is Herbert A. Simon Professor in the Computer Science Department, School of Computer Science, at Carnegie Mellon

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Biographies of Committee Members and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Interim Report on 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21762.
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University (CMU). She holds courtesy appointments in the Robotics Institute, Machine Learning, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments. Dr. Veloso conducts research in artificial intelligence and robotics. She founded and directs the CORAL research laboratory at CMU for the study of multiagent systems where agents “collaborate, observe, reason, act, and learn.” She is an IEEE fellow, AAAS fellow, and Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) fellow. She is the current president of AAAI and past president of the RoboCup Federation. She received the 2009 ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award for her contributions to agents in uncertain and dynamic environments, including distributed robot localization and world modeling, strategy selection in multiagent systems in the presence of adversaries, and robot learning from demonstration. Dr. Veloso and her students have contributed a variety of autonomous robots for robot soccer, education, and service. More recently, she introduced symbiotic robot autonomy, in which robots are autonomous but aware of their perceptual, cognitive, and actuation limitations and can proactively ask for help from humans, other robots, and the web. For the past 3 years, following robust localization, task planning, and symbiotic autonomy, her collaborative service robots, CoBots, have navigated for more than 200 km in the multi-floor buildings at CMU. Dr. Veloso holds a Ph.D. in computer science from CMU and B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

Staff

JON EISENBERG is director of the CSTB. He has also been study director for a diverse body of work, including a series of studies exploring Internet and broadband policy and networking and communications technologies. In 1995-1997 he was a AAAS Science, Engineering, and Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he worked on technology transfer and information and telecommunications policy issues. Dr. Eisenberg received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington and a B.S. in physics with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

VIRGINIA BACON TALATI is a program officer for the CSTB. She formerly served as a program associate with the Frontiers of Engineering program at the National Academy of Engineering. Prior to her work at the Academies, she served as a senior project assistant in Education Technology at the National School Boards Association. Ms. Bacon Talati has a B.S. in science, technology, and culture from the Georgia Institute

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of Technology and an M.P.P. from George Mason University, with a focus on science and technology policy.

SHENAE BRADLEY is a senior program assistant at the CSTB. She currently provides support for the Committee on Sustaining Growth in Computing Performance, the Committee on Wireless Technology Prospects and Policy Options, and the Computational Thinking for Everyone: A Workshop Series Planning Committee, to name a few. Prior to this, she served as an administrative assistant for the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust and managed a number of apartment rental communities for Edgewood Management Corporation in the Maryland/D.C./Delaware metropolitan areas.

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Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are increasingly relied on to provide the functionality and value to products, systems, and infrastructure in sectors including transportation, health care, manufacturing, and electrical power generation and distribution. CPS are smart, networked systems with embedded sensors, computer processors, and actuators that sense and interact with the physical world; support real-time, guaranteed performance; and are often found in critical applications. Cyber-physical systems have the potential to provide much richer functionality, including efficiency, flexibility, autonomy, and reliability, than systems that are loosely coupled, discrete, or manually operated, but also can create vulnerability related to security and reliability. Advances in CPS could yield systems that can communicate and respond faster than humans; enable better control and coordination of large-scale systems, such as the electrical grid or traffic controls; improve the efficiency of systems; and enable advances in many areas of science. As CPS become more pervasive, so too will demand for a workforce with the capacity and capability to design, develop, and maintain them.

Building on its research program in CPS, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun to explore requirements for education and training. As part of that exploration, NSF asked the National Research Council of the National Academies to study the topic. Two workshops were convened in 2014, on April 30 and October 2-3 in Washington, D.C., to explore the knowledge and skills required for CPS work, education, and training requirements and possible approaches to retooling engineering and computer science programs and curricula to meet these needs. Interim Report on 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education highlights emerging themes and summarizes related discussions from the workshops.

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