• ACC Invited Session on Security and Privacy

    Each year at the American Control Conference, we organize one or more sessions on the topics of security and privacy in the context of control systems research.  In an effort to make this session as inclusive as possible while maintaining an exciting line-up of talks, we are planning to organize a hybrid invitation and call-for-abstracts approach for composing this session.

    The following committee will be charged with (a) composing one or more sessions, (b) selecting compelling contributions from the submitted abstracts, and (c) sending direct invitations to researchers for contributions. One of the most frustrating conference experiences is to have your paper fall into a misaligned session – we’re here to help the conference organizers aggregate all the good work in security and privacy.  For whatever reason, we apologize in advance for papers that do not get selected, but we hope our efforts will overall do more help than harm!

    ACC 2021 Security Invited Session Committee:
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    Mehdi Hosseinzadeh is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He received a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering-Control from University of Tabriz, Iran, in 2008. In 2010, he received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering-Control from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and in 2016 he received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering-Control from University of Tehran, Iran. From 2017 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. He served as a visiting researcher at University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2018. His research interests include nonlinear control, adaptive control, and constrained control, with applications in cyber-physical systems, microgrids, and biomedical systems.

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    Vishaal Krishnan is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Riverside, working with Prof. Fabio Pasqualetti. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, in 2019. His research interests include data-driven and optimization-based methods for problems in control, security and privacy of large-scale cyberphysical systems.

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    Walter Lucia is an Assistant Professor at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Canada. He received the M.Sc. degree in Automation Engineering (2011) and the Ph.D. degree in Systems and Computer Engineering (2015) from the University of Calabria, Italy. Before joining Concordia University, he was visiting research scholar in the ECE Department at Northeastern University (USA) and visiting postdoctoral researcher in the ECE Department at Carnegie Mellon University (USA). Dr. Lucia is currently an Associate Editor for the Control System Society (Conference Editorial Board), IEEE Systems Journal, and Springer Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems. Dr. Lucia’s research interests include secure and resilient control of cyber-physical systems, control of unmanned vehicles, switching systems, and model predictive control.

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    Carlos Murguia was born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1984. He received a Master of Science (MSc) degree (2015) in Electrical Engineering from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico City, Mexico, in 2010. From November 2010 to May 2015, he was affiliated with the Dynamics and Control group at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he pursued a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has served as postdoctoral research fellow (2015–2019) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore); the University of Melbourne (Australia); and the University of California (USA), Los Angeles. As of March 2020, he is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests include nonlinear dynamics and control, mechatronics, security and privacy of cyber–physical systems, distributed control systems, networked control systems, fault detection, control of networks, stochastic systems, and time-delayed systems.