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Linda Bushnell

  • Research Professor

Linda Bushnell is a Research Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in EE from UC Berkeley in 1994, her M.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1989, her M.S. in EE from UConn in 1987, and her B.S. in EE from UConn in 1985. She also received her MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business in 2010. Her research interests include networked control systems and secure-control. She is a recipient of the US Army Superior Civilian Service Award, NSF ADVANCE Fellowship, and IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award. She was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2017 for her contributions to networked control systems. She has been a member of the IEEE since 1985, a member of the IEEE CSS since 1990, and a member of the IEEE Women in Engineering since 2013. For IEEE CSS, she is currently a Distinguished Lecturer, Chair of the Women in Control Standing Committee, and Liaison to IEEE Women in Engineering. She is also Technical Program Chair for GameSec 2018, Technical Program Chair for ICCPS 2019, Treasurer of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC), Ordinary Member of the Technical Board for the International Federation on Automatic Control (IFAC), Associate Editor for Automatica, and Series Editor for the Springer textbook series on Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing.

Research Interests

Networked control systems, secure-control, multi-agent systems.

Representative Publications

  • S. Sagong, X. Ying, A. Clark, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Cloaking the Clock: Emulating Clock Skew in Controller Area Networks,” ICCPS 2018 (at CPS Week), (April 2018) [ Link ]
  • Multi-Virus Propagation: A Passivity-Based Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, 5:1, pp. 583-596 (March 2018), DOI 10.1109/TCNS.2016.2633791
  • Z. Liu, Y. Long, A. Clark, P. Lee, L. Bushnell, D. Kirschen, and R. Poovendran, “Minimal Input Selection for Robust Control,” 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Dec 2017)
  • A. Clark, B. Alomair, L Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Submodularity in Input Node Selection for Networked Linear Systems,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 37:6, pp. 52-74 (December 2017)
  • A. Clark, B. Alomair, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Towards Synchronization in Networks with Nonlinear Dynamics: A Submodular Optimization Framework,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62:10, pp. 1-14 (October 2017); also at arXiv:1411.5797, DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2017.2680739 [ Link ]
  • A. Clark, Q. Hou, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “A Submodular Optimization Approach to Leader-Follower Consensus in Networks with Negative Edges,” American Control Conference, (May 2017). [ Link ]
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  • M.B.A., 2010
    University of Washington Foster School of Business
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1994
    University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A. Mathematics, 1989
    University of California at Berkeley
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1987
    University of Connecticut
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1985
    University of Connecticut