Spring 2014 MnDRIVE Seminar Series


Vijay Gupta, University of Notre Dame
Control of Cyber-Physical Systems: Recent Results and New Challenges

April 18, 2014, 11am; 3-180 Keller Hall


Cyber-physical systems are the next generation of engineering systems, with applications spanning critical infrastructure control, automotive systems, energy conservation, environmental monitoring, and robotics. However, we still lack the ability to design such systems in a systematic and scalable manner. One of the major reasons for this fact is that these systems pose problems at the intersection of many different branches of systems theory. It is likely that successful analysis and design of cyber-physical systems will require porting of tools and techniques from many other disciplines to estimation and control. I will cover some examples from our recent work that illustrate this theme. Specifically, I will show that control designs that are aware of the limitations imposed by communication networks, processor scheduling algorithms and presence of malicious intruders can lead to much better performance.


Vijay Gupta is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, having joined the faculty in January 2008. He received his B. Tech degree at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and his M.S. and Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology, all in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he also served as a research associate in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, and as a consultant at the United Technologies Research Center. He received the 2013 Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council and a 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. His research and teaching interests are in the broad area of cyber-physical systems at the interface of communication, control, and distributed computation.