Brent joined GE in 1995 as an EEDP in Aircraft Engines. After graduation from the program, he served as a Controls Engineer for Aircraft Engines in the Lynn, Massachusetts facility. He joined GE Global Research in May 2000 as Controls Engineer in the Automation & Controls Lab, where he progressed to the project leader role for the JSF F136 Advanced Engine Controls program. He then extended his experience in Aviation by becoming the Business Platform Leader for GE Aviation Systems where he helped to define the technology development for Avionics, Electric Power, and Mechanical systems. He also held a role as the High Frequency Power Electronics Lab Manager developing high power density and high accuracy power electronics for Security, Healthcare, and Aviation. Brent is now the Technology Leader for Controls, Electronics, & Signal Processing developing safety critical control algorithms, communications, sensing systems, and embedded controls. Brent earned a Bachelor's of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Joseph D’Ambrosio is a lab group manager at GM Research and Development Laboratories and has worked in the automotive industry for over 25 years. He is currently working in the area of process, methods, and tools for electronics, controls, and software, focusing on the topics of model-based system and software development, and methods for ensuring safety and security for embedded systems. He recently served as an ISO technical expert involved in the development of the automotive safety standard ISO 26262. Prior areas of work include automotive steer- and brake-by-wire applications. D’Ambrosio received a Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan, and is a member of SAE.
As Vice President of Strategic Planning for Business Technology at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts worldwide, based in Anaheim, California, Allen oversees the team responsible for rationalizing demand for business technology across the global theme park business from concept through business definition. A 19-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, Allen most recently served as Vice President and CIO of the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Imagineering where he focused on consolidating the domestic technology footprint. Prior to joining Disneyland Resort, he was Director, Information Technology for Disney Cruise Line where he helped launch the Cruise Line division and assisted with its growth into the top-rated family cruise vacation. In 2011, Allen was recognized by the CIO Leadership Network as one of the Top Ten Breakaway Leaders for his outstanding leadership and dedication to transforming organizations for a new business future. Allen started his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand in Detroit, Michigan.
A native of Michigan, Allen is a distinguished alumnus of Eastern Michigan University and received his MBA from Webster University.
George Pappas is the Joseph Moore Professor in 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 member of the GRASPLab and the PRECISE Center. He currently serves 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, 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 PECASE.
“I’ve spent my entire career working to make products and systems work better, faster, and cheaper” - Leonard P Radtke.
Mr. Radtke currently works for Medtronic CRDM as the Director of Safety & System Reliably. His organization focuses on delivering safe, reliable systems to the patients Medtronic serves including networked, implantable embedded systems that interface with the human body and the clinical environment.
Mr. Radtke began his career with Honeywell in the semiconductors and solid state electronics area developing technology, and designing product. Here he gained valuable perspective on the underlying complexity and vulnerabilities of hardware which Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) depend on.
Mr. Radtke then moved on to hold various engineering roles focused on Product and System performance in both development and product support for Honeywell’s Aerospace business. It was in these roles that he gained an appreciation for the complexity of CPS, and the critical nature of good architecture and design – both from a performance and fault tolerance perspective.
Bill Sanders is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM, a past Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing, and past Vice-Chair of the IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing. He was the founding Director of the Information Trust Institute at Illinois. Dr. Sanders's research interests include secure and dependable computing and security and dependability metrics and evaluation, with a focus on critical infrastructures. He has published more than 200 technical papers in those areas. He is currently the Director and PI of the DOE/DHS Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Center, which is at the forefront of national efforts to make the U.S. power grid smart and resilient. He is also co-developer of three tools for assessing computer-based systems: METASAN, UltraSAN, and Möbius. Möbius and UltraSAN have been distributed widely to industry and academia; more than 500 licenses for the tools have been issued to universities, companies, and NASA for evaluating the performance, dependability, and security of a variety of systems. He is also a co-developer of the Loki distributed system fault injector, the AQuA/ITUA middlewares for providing dependability/security to distributed and networked applications, and the NetAPT (Network Access Policy Tool) for assessing the security of networked systems.
S. Shankar Sastry is currently the Dean of Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. From 2004 to 2007 he was the Director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology in the Interests of Society) an interdisciplinary center spanning UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz. In February 2007, he was appointed the faculty director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He has served as Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley from January 2001 through June 2004. From 1999-early 2001, he served as Director of the Information Technology Office at DARPA. From 1996-1999, he was the Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory at Berkeley. Dr. Sastry received his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was on the faculty of MIT as Assistant Professor from 1980-82 and Harvard University as a chaired Gordon Mc Kay professor in 1994. His areas of personal research are embedded and autonomous software for unmanned systems (especially aerial vehicles), computer vision, computation in novel substrates such as quantum computing, nonlinear and adaptive control, robotic telesurgery, control of hybrid and embedded systems, network embedded systems and software. Most recently he has been concerned with cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, and has helped establish an NSF Science and Technology Center, TRUST (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies). He has coauthored over 400 technical papers and 9 books. He has supervised over 50 doctoral students to completion and over 50 MS students. His students now occupy leadership roles in several locations and on the faculties of many major universities in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Sunder was appointed to the U.S. Senior Executive Service in 2005. He has held a succession of positions at NIST including: Manager of the High-Performance Construction Materials and Systems Program (1994-1996), Analyst and Senior Program Analyst in the Office of the NIST Director (1996-1997), Chief of the Structures Division and then the Materials and Construction Research Division (1998-2005), Acting Deputy Director and then Deputy Director of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (2004-2007), and Acting Director and then Director of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (2006-2010). Prior to joining NIST in 1994, he served on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for thirteen years. Dr. Sunder holds an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and master’s and doctor of science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received several awards, including the Gold Medal Award for distinguished leadership from the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2005.
David Vasko is the director of Rockwell Automation’s Milwaukee Advanced Technology laboratory, the Secretary of IEC TC65/SC65B Measurement and control devices, an US Expert in IEC TC65/SC65C WG12 (Safety Busses), and a member of Special Interest groups in ODVA. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. He has authored 20 papers, contributed to 3 books and holds 32 issued patents. In 2005, he was named Rockwell Automation’s Engineer of the Year for his contribution to the development of CIP Safety.
Marilyn Wolf is Farmer Distinguished Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. She was with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989. She was on the faculty of Princeton University from 1989 to 2007. Her research interests included embedded computing, embedded video and computer vision, and VLSI systems. She has received the ASEE Terman Award and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award.
Feng Zhao is an Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia, responsible for the hardware, mobile and sensing, software analytics, systems, and networking research areas. He is also an adjunct Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and University of Washington. Prior to joining MSR-Asia in 2009, he was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond (2004-2009), and founded the Networked Embedded Computing Group. His research has focused on wireless sensor networks, energy-efficient computing, and mobile systems. He has authored or co-authored over 100 technical papers and books, including a book, Wireless Sensor Networks: An information processing approach, by Morgan Kaufmann.
Feng was the founding Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (2003-2010), and founded the ACM/IEEE IPSN conference. Feng served on ACM SIGBED Executive Committee (2004-2010), as TPC Co-Chair for ACM Sensys’05, and on the Steering Committee for CPSWeek (2007-). In 2008, he worked with USENIX and ACM to help start a new workshop series, HotPower, focusing on the emerging topic of sustainable computing.
Feng received his BS from Shanghai Jiaotong University (1984), and MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1988 and 1992, respectively). He taught at Ohio State University as an Assistant and then tenured Associate Professor in Computer Science 1992-1999, and at Stanford University as a Consulting Professor of Computer Science 1999-2006. He was a Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC 1997-2004.
An IEEE Fellow and ACM Distinguished Engineer, Feng received a Sloan Research Fellowship (1994) and NSF and ONR Young Investigator Awards (1994, 1997).
Isaac Cohen was appointed Director of the Systems Department at United Technology Research Center in June of 2010. Dr. Cohen received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at University of Paris – Dauphine, and was an active participant in the academic field of computer vision and video surveillance for over 20 years. He was appointed Senior Scientist at Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA) in Rocquencourt, France prior to moving to the US. Dr. Cohen was a research Professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Southern California. He joined UTRC from Honeywell Labs in Minneapolis, where he led the research group focusing on video surveillance, biometrics, and cyber security. Dr. Cohen has published over 90 papers in peer reviewed technical conferences and journals. He continues to be an editor of the ACM Reviews pattern recognition, associate editor to Springer Verlag’s Machine Vision and Computer Vision, and associate editor to Elsevier’s Image and Vision Computing, and serves on many IEEE conference program committees in the field of computer vision.
Dr. Himanshu Khurana is the Senior Manager for the Integrated Security Technologies section part of the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Honeywell Automation and Control Systems. The Integrated Security Technologies section focuses on research, developed and technology transition in cybersecurity, computer vision, surveillance, and biometrics. He obtained his MS and PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Pieter J. Mosterman is a Senior Research Scientist at MathWorks in Natick, MA where he works on computational modeling, simulation, and code generation technologies. He also holds an Adjunct Professor position at the School of Computer Science of McGill University. Before, he was a Research Associate at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands. His primary research interests are in Computer Automated Multiparadigm Modeling (CAMPaM) with principal applications in design automation, training systems, and fault detection, isolation, and reconfiguration. Dr. Mosterman designed the Electronics Laboratory Simulator that was nominated for The Computerworld Smithsonian Award by Microsoft Corporation in 1994. In 2003, he was awarded the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize for his paper on the hybrid bond graph modeling and simulation environment HYBRSIM. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Service Award of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) for his services as Editor-in-Chief of SIMULATION: Transactions of SCS. Dr. Mosterman was Guest Editor for special issues of SIMULATION, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of SIMULATION and a CRC Press Series Editor for books on Computational Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Dynamic Systems. He has chaired over thirty scientific events, published over a hundred peer reviewed papers, is inventor on over twenty awarded patents, and is Editor of books on Model-Based Design for Embedded Systems; Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation: Theory and Applications; Model-Based Testing for Embedded Systems; Real-time Simulation Technologies: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications; and Computation for Humanity—Information Technology to Advance Society.
As a Director of the Boeing Research and Technology organization, Dr. Ying leads a team developing innovative solutions to address a variety of challenges unique to the Boeing Company and its customers. Prior to this role, Ying held various leadership positions in multiple business units and locations. Before joining Boeing, Ying taught at universities and directed research in the DOE Research Labs and NASA Ames; and earned a spot as a NASA Astronaut Candidate finalist. Dr. Ying is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and she serves on the AIAA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the International Council of Aerospace Science. She also represented U.S. university professors as the Aerospace Education Ambassador to Russia. Ying is currently Boeing’s Executive Focal for Stanford University. As an avid aviatrix, Ying holds a commercial pilot license and is a FAA-Certified Flight Instructor. Ying received Ph.D. and M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford and B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell. As a true believer in life-long learning, she has taken executive education courses and received certificates from the Kellogg School of Business Administration, Wharton Business School, and Brookings Institute in Brussels.