Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell is the 26th UW EE faculty member to be elected an Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow. She is elevated to Fellow as of January 1, 2017. Bushnell is being recognized for her significant contributions to networked control systems.
Professor Tamer Basar, who nominated Bushnell for the IEEE Fellow, is the Swanlund Endowed Chair and Professor at the University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. On why he nominated her, Basar said:
“Professor Linda Bushnell was one of the founders of the area of networked control systems. Networked control systems theory is one of the pillars of the cyber-physical systems, which is a tight integration between controls, computing, networking and communications.”
As Basar noted, Bushnell is one of the first people to establish networked control systems. 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. In addition to networked control, Bushnell’s research interests focus on secure-control.
Bushnell is a recipient of the US Army Superior Civilian Service Award, NSF ADVANCE Fellowship and IEEE CSS Recognition Award. She has been a member of the IEEE since 1985 and a member of the IEEE CSS since 1990. She currently is a Member of the IEEE CSS Board of Governors and an IEEE CSS Distinguished Lecturer.
IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. It is bestowed by the Board of Directors to professionals who have made remarkable contributions in their field. The number of fellows selected each year is less than 0.1 percent of the total voting membership of the organization.
On the honor, Bushnell said:
“I am deeply honored to be elevated to IEEE Fellow for my technical contributions to the area of networked control systems. I have been a member of IEEE for over 30 years, working in the field of control systems. I am excited to both push the field forward, especially in the areas of networked control systems and secure-control, and to work with graduate students on fundamental research.”