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Paulo Tabuada
 Professor
 Vice-Chair for Graduate Affairs

 Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory
 Department of Electrical Engineering
 University of California at Los Angeles

 
also affiliated with:

  UCLA Center for Engineering Economics, Learning, and Networks
  UCLA Center for Systems, Dynamics and Control


Research Interests
Awards and Honors

 Recent Work
Projects

 Publications
Annotated Bibliography
 Teaching
 Group
  Journals and Conferences
 Travel
 Contact




 News:


   11/11/14: The 5th ADHS will take place on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, GA. Consider submitting your best papers!

  
04/17/14: Prof. Tabuada and co-workers win the best paper award at ICCPS 2014.

   04/05/13: CyPhyLab part of a $4M NSF CPS Frontiers award to study correct-by-construction synthesis of control software with applications to automotive safety.

   02/07/13: Prof. Tabuada will deliver a plenary lecture at NecSys 2013.

  
10/18/12: CyPhyLab part of SPARCS (Synthesis of Platform-aware Attack-Resilient Control Systems), a $4.8M award from DARPA's High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) Program.

   10/02/12: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control special issue on the Control of Cyber-Physical Systems: consider submitting your best papers!

   04/04/12: CyPhyLab part of ExCAPE, a $10M NSF Expeditions in Computing award.

  
12/16/11: Dr. Adolfo Anta and Prof. Paulo Tabuada receive the 2011 George S. Axelby award.

 Research interests:

   My main research interests cover a range of topics which could be described as a modern systems theory. In particular, I'm interested in modeling, analysis, and control of real-time, embedded, networked and distributed cyber-physical systems. Other research interests include geometrical nonlinear control and mathematical systems theory.



 Awards and Honors:  Odds and ends:

  ICCPS Best Paper Award, 2014.
  Plenary speaker, NecSys, 2013.
  IEEE CSS George S. Axelby Award, 2011.
  EMSOFT Best Paper Award, 2010.
  Plenary speaker, WODES, 2010.
  Semi-plenary Speaker, ACC, 2010.
  AACC Donald P. Eckman Award, 2009.
  NSF CAREER Award, 2005.


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 Recent work:


   A Notion of Robustness for Cyber-Physical Systems
   Matthias Rungger, and Paulo Tabuada
   arXiv:1310.5199

  
Event-Triggered State Observers for Sparse Noise/Attacks
   Y. Shoukry and P. Tabuada
   arXiv:1309.3511

   Towards Robustness for Cyber-Physical Systems
   Paulo Tabuada, Sina Y. Caliskan, Matthias Rungger, and Rupak Majumdar
   Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2014.
   DOI:10.1109/TAC.2014.2351632

   A Framework for the Event-Triggered Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems
   R. Postoyan, P. Tabuada, D. Nesic, and A. Anta
   Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2014.
   DOI:10.1109/TAC.2014.2363603

   Kron reduction of generalized electrical networks
   S. Y. Caliskan and P. Tabuada
   Automatica, 50(10), 2014.
   DOI:10.1016/j.automatica.2014.08.017
   arXiv:1207.0563

   Self-Triggered Linear Quadratic Control
   Tom Gommans, Duarte Antunes, Tijs Donkers, Paulo Tabuada, and Maurice Heemels
   Automatica, 50(4), 2014.
   DOI:10.1016/j.automatica.2014.02.030


   Compositional Transient Stability Analysis of Multi-Machine Power Networks
   Sina Y. Caliskan, Paulo Tabuada
   IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 1(1), 2014.
   DOI:10.1109/TCNS.2014.2304868
   arXiv:1309.5422

   Secure Estimation and Control for Cyber-Physical Systems Under Adversarial Attacks
   Hamza Fawzi, Paulo Tabuada, and Suhas Diggavi
   IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 59(6), 2014.
   DOI:10.1109/TAC.2014.2303233
   arXiv:1205.5073




Projects:
 

 




 CPS: Frontier: Collaborative Research: Correct-by-Design Control Software Synthesis for Highly Dynamic Systems (NSF: 1239085) led by UMich and in collaboration with CMU, and Texas A&M.

 
SPARCS: Synthesis of Platform-aware Attack-Resilient Control Systems, a DARPA HACMS project led by UPenn.

 
ExCAPE: Expeditions in Computer Augmented Program Engineering, led by UPenn and in collaboration with Berkeley, Cornell, UIUC, Maryland, Michigan, MIT, and Rice.

 
Foundations of secure cyber-physical systems (NSF:1136174) with Suhas Diggavi, Rafail Ostrovsky, Mani Srivastava, and Amit Sahai.


Finished:

 Towards robust cyber-physical systems (NSF:1035916) with Rupak Majumdar at UCLA/MPI.

 Closing the gap in controller synthesis (NSF:0953994) with Rupak Majumdar at UCLA/MPI.

 
An anytime approach to real-time embedded control (NSF:0834771) with Vijay Gupta at Notre Dame.

 Design and run-time techniques for physically coupled software (NSF:0820061) with Mani Srivastava at UCLA, Rajesh Gupta at UCSD, and Ramesh Govindan at USC.

 
SGER: Event-triggered control over sensor/actuator wireless networks (NSF:0841216)

 Control and real-time scheduling co-design (NSF:0712502)

 Automated synthesis of embedded control software (NSF CAREER:0717188)







 

Teaching:


EE239AS, Geometric Nonlinear Control, Fall 2014
EE141, Principles of Feedback Control, Winter 2014
EEM240A, Linear Dynamical Systems, Fall 2013
EE141, Principles of Feedback Control, Winter 2013
EE239AS, Verification and Control of Hybrid Systems, Fall 2012
EE188, Introduction to Power Systems, Winter 2012
EE141, Principles of Feedback Control, Spring 2011
EE239, From Data to Models, Winter 2011
EEM240A, Linear Dynamical Systems, Fall 2010
EE239AS, Verification and Control of Hybrid Systems, Spring 2010
EE141, Principles of Feedback Control, Winter 2010
EE141, Principles of Feedback Control, Fall 2009
EE239AS-2, Geometric Nonlinear Control, Spring 2009
EE141, Principles of Feedback Control, Winter 2009
EE141, Principles of Feedback Control, Fall 2008
EE141, Principles of Feedback Control, Spring 2008
EEM240A, Linear Dynamical Systems, Winter 2008
EE102, Systems and Signals, Fall 2007
EE142,
Linear Systems: State-Space, Winter 2007
   EEM240A, Linear Dynamical Systems, Fall 2006



 Group:

   Ayca Balkan (B.Sc. Middle East Technical University), Ph.D. student (2010-).
   Sina Caliskan (M.Sc. Bilkent University and B.Sc. Middle East Technical University), Ph.D. student (2010-).
   Yasser Shoukry (M.Sc. and B.Sc. Ain Shams University), Ph.D. student (2011-), co-advised with Prof. Srivastava.
   Omar Hussien (M.Sc. and B.Sc. Cairo University), Ph.D. student (2013-).
   Mehrdad Showkatbakhsh (B.Sc. Sharif University), Ph.D. student (2013-), co-advised with Prof. Diggavi.
   Joris Kenanian (M.Sc. and B.Sc. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Ph.D. student (2014-).

   Bastian Schürmann (B.Sc. TUKaiserslautern), M.Sc. student (2013-).

 Former group members:

 Postdoctoral researchers
   Matthias Rungger (Ph.D. University of Kassel and B.Sc. TUMunich), 2012-2014. Now postdoctoral researcher at TUMunich.
   Elaine Render, 2010-2011. Co-advised with Prof. Majumdar.
   Pritam Roy, 2010-2011. Co-advised with Prof. Majumdar.
   Ramkrishna Pasumarthy 2008-2009. Now Assistant Professor at IIT Madras, India.
   Giordano Pola 2006-2007. Now Assistant Professor at University of l'Aquila, Italy.

 Ph.D. students
   Anne-Kathrin Schmuck, Visiting Ph.D. Student from TUBerlin, Germany (March 2014).
   Jose Araujo, Visiting Ph.D. Student from KTH, Sweden (Winter 2012-Summer 2012).
   Bruno Lacerda, visiting Ph.D. Student from ISR/IST, Portugal, (Fall 2011).
   Tijs Donkers, visiting Ph.D. student from TU/e, The Netherlands (Fall 2010). Now Assistant Professor at TU/e.
   Manuel Mazo Jr., 2007-2010. Now Assistant Professor at TU Delft, The Netherlands.
   Adolfo Anta, 2006-2010. Now at GE Global Research, Munich, Germany.
   Soheil Samii, Visiting Ph.D. Student from Linkoping University,
                 Sweden (Spring 2009 and Summer 2009).


 M.Sc. students
   Suzanne Weller, visiting M.Sc. student from TUDelft, Fall 2013.
   Hamza Fawzi (B.Sc. École des Mines de Paris), 2010-2012. Now a Ph.D. student at MIT.
   Pitcha Prasitmeeboon, 2010-2011. Now a Ph.D. student at Columbia University.
   Yusuf Yucel (B.Sc. Bilkent University), 2009-2011. Currently at Rockwell Collins.
   James Marcelin, 2009-2010.
   Anna Davitian (B.Sc. UCLA), 2007-2009, co-advised with Prof. Kaiser. Now at AeroVironment.
   Andre Dias (B.Sc. Instituto Superior Tecnico), 2007.

 Undergraduate students
   Jean Auriol, Undergraduate student from MINES ParisTech, Summer 2014.
   Caron Zhang, Undergraduate student, Fall 2011-Spring 2012. Now a M.Sc. student at Caltech.
   Sara Asaadi, Undergraduate student, Winter 2010.
   Garik Rostomyan, Undergraduate student, Summer 2009-Winter 2010. Now a M.Sc. student at UCLA.
   Annie Chen, Undergraduate student, Winter 2009 and Spring 2009. Now a Ph.D. student at MIT.
   Wenhui Zhang visiting undergraduate student from Fudan University, China, Summer 2008.
   Catvu Bui, Winter 2008 and Spring 2008 now at DiCon Fiberoptics.
   Yuan Fu, Winter 2008 and Spring 2008.
   John Larson, Winter 2008 and Spring 2008.
   Shilloam Won, Winter 2008 and Spring 2008.
   Michael Dokhanchy, Fall 2007.

  High School students
   Megan Ross, visiting High School Student from Chadwick High, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, Summer of 2008.



 
 Journals and Conferences:

 Journals

  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (Associate Editor: 2010-2012)
  IEEE Embedded Systems Letters (Associate Editor: 2009-2011)


 
Conferences

  5th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems (Program Committee co-chair)

  European Control Conference (ECC) 2015 (Program Committee)

  International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) 2015 (Program Committee)

  14th International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT) (Program Committee)

  53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Program Committee)

  International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) 2014 (Program Committee)

  Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC) 2014 (Program Committee)

  FORMATS 2013 (Program Committee)

  EMSOFT 2013 (Program Committee)

  52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Program Committee)

  Design, Automation & Test in Europe (DATE) 2013 (Program Committee)

  International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) 2013 (Program Committee)

  Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC) 2013 (Program Committee)

  International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) 2013 (Program Committee)

  3rd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (Program Committee co-chair)

  1st International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) at CPSWeek 2012 (Program Committee)

  Design, Automation & Test in Europe 2012 (Program Committee)

  Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control 2012 (Program Committee)

  18th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (Program Committee)

  4th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems 2012 (Program Committee)

 




 Travel:

  September 22: Control Theory Seminar, UC Berkeley.
 
October 27-28: ExCAPE PI meeting, UPenn.
  November 6-7: CPS PI meeting.
  December 15-17: IEEE CDC, Los Angeles. 



 Contact:

 Paulo Tabuada
 UCLA Electrical Engineering Dept.
 66-147F Engineering IV Building
 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594

 Tel: 310-794-4266
 Fax: 310-206-4685
 e-mail: tabuada(at)ee.ucla.edu