CyLab Seminar: Bruno Sinopoli

Time: May 4, 2009 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: DEC@CIC

Description: Bruno Sinopoli presents "Sensing, Estimation and Control of Cyber-Physical Systems" at Monday's CyLab Seminar.
Talk Abstract: The talk will cover recent results in estimation and control over networks of sensors and actuators. Advancement in communication technologies provide us with seamless connection to our friends, our data and the physical world that surrounds us. The use of networked sensing and actuation, implemented via sensor and actuator networks, may provide the necessary technology to make large scale systems such as buildings, power grids, data centers, water distribution systems efficient, safe and secure with respect to faults and security attacks. Novel sensing, distributed information processing and control strategies need to be developed in order to implement this vision. Also, as components are connected via general purpose communication networks, algorithms need to take into account networks effects such as delays and data loss. In this talk we will provide recent results related to sensing, estimation and control over sensor networks.
Speaker Bio: Bruno Sinopoli received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Previously he received the Dr. Eng. degree from the University of Padova. Dr. Sinopoli is assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include networked embedded control systems, distributed estimation and control with applications to wireless sensor-actuator networks and system security. Dr. Sinopoli was awarded the 2006 Eli Jury Award for outstanding research achievement in the areas of systems, communications, control and signal processing at U.C. Berkeley.