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Linda Bushnell

  • Research Associate Professor

Linda Bushnell is a research associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Washington. She received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and an MA in math from UC Berkeley, and both an MS and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut. She also holds an MBA from the UW Foster School of Business.  Her research interests include networked control systems and secure-control.

Dr. Bushnell is a recipient of the US Army Superior Civilian Service Award, NSF ADVANCE Fellowship, IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award, and IEEE CSS Recognition Award. She was elected a Fellow of the IEEE 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 currently is a Member of the Board of Governors, a Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the Women in Control Standing Committee, a member of the TC Control Education, a member of the History Committee and the Liaison to IEEE Women in Engineering. For the American Automatic Control Council (AACC), she currently is the Treasurer and a Member of the Technical Committee on Control Education.

Research Interests

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

Representative Publications

  • 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, B. Alomair, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Input Selection for Performance and Controllability of Structured Linear Descriptor Systems,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization 55:1, pp. 457-485 (January 2017); also at arXiv:1412.3868, DOI: 10.1137/140999888. [ 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 ]
  • Z. Liu, A. Clark, P. Lee, L. Bushnell, D. Kirschen and R. Poovendran, “A Submodular Optimization Approach to Controlled Islanding under Cascading Failure,” 8th ACM International Conference on Cyber Physical Systems (ICCPS), part of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Week (April 2017). [ Link ]
  • Z. Liu, A. Clark, P. Lee, L. Bushnell, D. Kirschen, and R. Poovendran, “MinGen: Minimal Generator Set Selection for Small Signal Stability in Power Systems: A Submodular Framework,” 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Dec 2016). [ Link ]
  • P. Lee, A. Clark, B. Alomair, L. Bushnell, and R. Poovendran, “Distributed Adaptive Patching Strategies Against Malware Propagation: A Passivity Approach,” 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Dec 2016). [ Link ]
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  • IEEE Fellow

Education

  • 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