Office: M342 EE Building
Tel: (206) 221-6717
University of California at Berkeley PhD (EE) 1994, MA (Math) 1989
University of Connecticut MS (EE) 1987, BS (EE) 1985
University of Washington Foster School of Business MBA 2010
Linda Bushnell is a Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Networked Control Systems Lab at the Electrical 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 applications of control theory to understanding security issues in systems such as wireless networks and leader-follower systems. She received the Best Paper Award for her co-authored paper in the WiOpt 2012 conference and her student was a Finalist for the Best Student Paper at the 2012 CDC. She is the author/co-author of 15 journal papers and 56 conference papers. She was the Co-Editor of a special issue of the Asian Journal of Control and Guest Editor for three issues of the Control Systems Magazine. She has been the Organizer/Co-Organizer of four invited/special sessions. She is a recipient of the US Government Superior Civilian Service Award, NSF ADVANCE Fellowship, University of Washington Women in Science and Engineering Graduate Student Mentor of the Year Award, UW EE Chair's Award, and IEEE Control Systems Society Recognition Award. Her past professional work was as a Program Manager of the Systems & Control Program at the U.S. Army Research Office and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the EE Department at Duke University from 1994 – 2000. She was also a Visiting Scholar in LIDS at MIT in 1992. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has been a member of the IEEE for since 1985, a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society since 1990, and a member of the IEEE Women in Engineering since 2013. For the IEEE Control Systems Society, she has been an Advisor to the Standing Committee on Women in Control since 1994, Member of the Technical Committee on Control Education since 2011, and Liaison Coordinator for the IEEE Committee on Women in Engineering since 2013. She was the Secretary-Administrator and Member of the Executive Committee from 2001 – 2007, Member of the Board of Governors 1999 – 2007, Associate Editor of the IEEE CSM 1999 – 2002, Vice-Chair for Invited Sessions for 2001 CCA, Chairperson of the History Standing Committee 1997 – 2000, and Vice-Chair for Invited Sessions for 2000 CDC. For the American Automatic Control Council, she is currently the Workshop Chair for 2013 ACC and has been a Member of the Technical Committee on Control Education since 2011. She has been the Technical Program Chair for 2007 ACC, Publicity Chair for 2005 ACC, Vice-Chair for Publications for 1999 ACC, and Vice-Chair for Invited Sessions for 1998 ACC. For the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), she was the Technical Program Chair for the Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) at CPSWeek 2013. She has been a member of multiple Technical Program Committees for the CDC, ACC, HiCoNS, and ISIC conferences.
- Best Paper Award, 10th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt, IEEE), 2012
- Recognition Award, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2007
- Chair's Award, UW Department of Electrical Engineering, 2003
- ADVANCE Fellow Award, National Science Foundation, 2002
- Mentor of the Year Award, University of Washington, Women in Science and Engineering, 2002
- Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award, 2000
- IEEE Senior Member, 1999
Research and Teaching
Professor Bushnell teaches EE547 Linear Systems Theory and EE233 Circuit Theory. Her research lab can be accessed via the link: Networked Control Systems Laboratory
- A. Clark, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Joint Leader and Link Weight Selection for Fast Convergence in Multi-Agent Systems,” American Control Conference, (June 2013).
- Q. Zhu, L. Bushnell, and T. Başar, “Resilient Distributed Control of Multi-Agent Cyber-Physical Systems,” Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) Workshop on Control of Cyber-Physical Systems, (Mar 2013).
- P. Lee, A. Clark, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Modeling and Designing Network Defense against Control Channel Jamming Attacks: A Passivity-Based Approach,” Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) Workshop on Control of Cyber-Physical Systems, (Mar 2013).
- Q. Zhu, L. Bushnell, and T. Başar, “Game-Theoretic Analysis of Node Capture and Cloning Attack with Multiple Attackers in Wireless Sensor Networks,” 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Dec 2012).
- A. Clark, B. Alomair, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Leader Selection in Multi-Agent Systems for Smooth Convergence via Fast Mixing,” 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Dec 2012).
- A. Clark, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “On Leader Selection for Performance and Controllability in Multi-Agent Systems”, 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Dec 2012).
- A. Clark, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, "A Passivity-based Framework for Composing Attacks on Networked Control Systems," 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Oct 2012).
- A. Clark, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Leader Selection for Minimizing Convergence Error in Leader-follower Systems: A Supermodular Optimization Approach,” 10th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt, IEEE) (May 2012) (Best Paper Award).
- A. Clark, L. Bushnell & R. Poovendran, “Leader Selection Games under Link Noise Injection Attacks,” 1st International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS), part of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Week (April 2012).