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Linda Bushnell

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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.

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University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell received the 2017 IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Distinguished Member Award.

This top-level award recognizes significant technical contributions and outstanding long-term service to the Control Systems Society.

“Linda has made significant contributions to networked control systems and has served the IEEE Control Systems Society tirelessly for many years,” Edwin Chong, president of IEEE CSS and professor at Colorado State University, said. “She currently serves as a member of the CSS Board of Governors, a CSS Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the CSS Women in Control Standing Committee, a member of the CSS Technical Committee on Control Education, a member of the History Committee and the Liaison to IEEE Women in Engineering. We are greatly appreciative of her contributions to research and service to our community.”

Earlier this year, Dr. Bushnell was named an IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership bestowed to a member. Dr. Bushnell has received numerous other accolades during her career. She 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.

Dr. Bushnell will be recognized for this achievement at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Melbourne, Australia in December.
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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." 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April Opsvig and Zoe Nelson designed the device over a one-month internship, under the guidance of Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell. PhD student (and TA on the project), Sang Sagong, developed the concept for Wise Walker for his Engineering Innovation in Medicine course this past spring. He designed a device that will serve those in need of walker support through intuitive brakes and speed control and stability. Opsvig and Nelson learned several electrical engineering components, including control feedback, sensors, actuators and testing. Through the use of sensors, they were able to develop a system that is more stable – a significant need for those who rely on a walker. The WiSE UP Summer Bridge Program empowers women interested in science and engineering fields by offering a collaborative and learner-centered environment. In a short amount of time, Ospvig and Nelson were able to develop their engineering skills and create a device that improves quality of life. 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With more than 2,500 published papers reviewed monthly by the Science of Security Virtual Organization, only up to 15% are considered significant enough to be included in the publication. Paper authors are Ph.D. student Phillip Lee, Ph.D. graduate Andrew Clark (now Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell and Professor and Department ChairRadha Poovendran. Funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation, the research paper is titled “A Passivity Framework for Modeling and Mitigating Wormhole Attacks on Networked Control Systems.” The team’s research explores wormhole attacks, in which an adversary records messages in one area of a network and replays them in a different area. This creates a communication link, resembling a tunnel-like connection, which compromises the performance of cyber-physical systems. Since wormhole attacks reroute and replay official messages, they cannot be detected using cryptographic mechanisms. The paper introduces a framework to better measure the impact of wormholes using quantitative analysis and proposes methods of mitigation. Offering for the first time an analytical approach to addressing wormholes, the research complements recent cyber-security efforts to develop a scientific approach to understanding and resolving security threats. Congratulations, Phillip, Andrew, Linda and Radha! 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Leading the research effort is EE ProfessorLinda Bushnell, who will be working together with EE Professor Daniel Kirschen, UW EE alum Andrew Clark (Ph.D. 2015), now an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and EE Professor and Chair Radha Poovendran. With planning underway to transition electrical grids to smart grids, it is crucial that smart grids are able to perform optimally even when faced with disturbances or adversarial network attacks. To address this challenge, EE faculty will be developing algorithms using an approach called submodularity, which has provable optimality bounds and is scalable. While submodularity has been widely used in machine learning, it has not yet been applied to other systems such as smart grids. This research is one of several new projects undertaken by EE faculty to address pressing power and energy system challenges: [post_title] => EE Faculty Team Investigates Smart Grid Stability [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ee-faculty-team-investigates-smart-grid-stability [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-11-29 16:48:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-11-30 00:48:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://hedy.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=1638 [menu_order] => 853 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1402 [post_author] => 15 [post_date] => 2016-01-05 00:47:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-01-05 00:47:45 [post_content] => group2_002 A new book coming out in January 2016, titled “Submodularity in Dynamics and Control of Networked Systems,” was authored by two UW EE faculty members and two alums. ProfessorLinda Bushnell, alums Andrew Clark (Ph.D. ‘14) and Basel Alomair (Ph.D. ‘11), and Department Chair Radha Poovendran worked collaboratively on the new publication. The book presents a framework for optimal control of networked systems, which play important roles in government, commercial and consumer applications including energy, transportation, medical and communication systems. In order to enhance the performance of systems and increase security from malicious attacks, the authors propose a new framework for controlling networked systems, which entails designating a subset of input nodes that are controlled directly and are capable of guiding remaining nodes. In all applications, system performance is determined by the choice of nodes that act as inputs, which have provable performance guarantees. This work is the first to apply submodular optimization, where adding an element to an input set has less impact as the size of the set increases, to the control of networked systems. Applications include maintaining stability in power grids, steering gene regulatory networks from unhealthy to healthy states, influencing opinion dynamics in social networks and controlling unmanned vehicles. 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id="attachment_2297" align="alignleft" width="199"] Professor Linda Bushnell[/caption] University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell received the 2017 IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Distinguished Member Award. This top-level award recognizes significant technical contributions and outstanding long-term service to the Control Systems Society. “Linda has made significant contributions to networked control systems and has served the IEEE Control Systems Society tirelessly for many years,” Edwin Chong, president of IEEE CSS and professor at Colorado State University, said. “She currently serves as a member of the CSS Board of Governors, a CSS Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the CSS Women in Control Standing Committee, a member of the CSS Technical Committee on Control Education, a member of the History Committee and the Liaison to IEEE Women in Engineering. We are greatly appreciative of her contributions to research and service to our community.” Earlier this year, Dr. Bushnell was named an IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership bestowed to a member. Dr. Bushnell has received numerous other accolades during her career. She 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. Dr. Bushnell will be recognized for this achievement at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Melbourne, Australia in December. 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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." 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April Opsvig and Zoe Nelson designed the device over a one-month internship, under the guidance of Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell. PhD student (and TA on the project), Sang Sagong, developed the concept for Wise Walker for his Engineering Innovation in Medicine course this past spring. He designed a device that will serve those in need of walker support through intuitive brakes and speed control and stability. Opsvig and Nelson learned several electrical engineering components, including control feedback, sensors, actuators and testing. Through the use of sensors, they were able to develop a system that is more stable – a significant need for those who rely on a walker. The WiSE UP Summer Bridge Program empowers women interested in science and engineering fields by offering a collaborative and learner-centered environment. In a short amount of time, Ospvig and Nelson were able to develop their engineering skills and create a device that improves quality of life. 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With more than 2,500 published papers reviewed monthly by the Science of Security Virtual Organization, only up to 15% are considered significant enough to be included in the publication. Paper authors are Ph.D. student Phillip Lee, Ph.D. graduate Andrew Clark (now Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell and Professor and Department ChairRadha Poovendran. Funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation, the research paper is titled “A Passivity Framework for Modeling and Mitigating Wormhole Attacks on Networked Control Systems.” The team’s research explores wormhole attacks, in which an adversary records messages in one area of a network and replays them in a different area. This creates a communication link, resembling a tunnel-like connection, which compromises the performance of cyber-physical systems. Since wormhole attacks reroute and replay official messages, they cannot be detected using cryptographic mechanisms. The paper introduces a framework to better measure the impact of wormholes using quantitative analysis and proposes methods of mitigation. Offering for the first time an analytical approach to addressing wormholes, the research complements recent cyber-security efforts to develop a scientific approach to understanding and resolving security threats. Congratulations, Phillip, Andrew, Linda and Radha! [post_title] => UW EE Research Recognized by Science of Security Organization [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => uw-ee-research-recognized-by-science-of-security-organization [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-11-29 16:47:00 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-11-30 00:47:00 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://hedy.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=1664 [menu_order] => 845 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1638 [post_author] => 15 [post_date] => 2015-09-01 19:22:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-09-01 19:22:21 [post_content] => TeamPhotoA new NSF grant supports a team of EE faculty who are undertaking a novel approach to creating a more stable smart grid. Leading the research effort is EE ProfessorLinda Bushnell, who will be working together with EE Professor Daniel Kirschen, UW EE alum Andrew Clark (Ph.D. 2015), now an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and EE Professor and Chair Radha Poovendran. With planning underway to transition electrical grids to smart grids, it is crucial that smart grids are able to perform optimally even when faced with disturbances or adversarial network attacks. To address this challenge, EE faculty will be developing algorithms using an approach called submodularity, which has provable optimality bounds and is scalable. While submodularity has been widely used in machine learning, it has not yet been applied to other systems such as smart grids. This research is one of several new projects undertaken by EE faculty to address pressing power and energy system challenges: [post_title] => EE Faculty Team Investigates Smart Grid Stability [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ee-faculty-team-investigates-smart-grid-stability [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-11-29 16:48:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-11-30 00:48:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://hedy.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=1638 [menu_order] => 853 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1402 [post_author] => 15 [post_date] => 2016-01-05 00:47:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-01-05 00:47:45 [post_content] => group2_002 A new book coming out in January 2016, titled “Submodularity in Dynamics and Control of Networked Systems,” was authored by two UW EE faculty members and two alums. ProfessorLinda Bushnell, alums Andrew Clark (Ph.D. ‘14) and Basel Alomair (Ph.D. ‘11), and Department Chair Radha Poovendran worked collaboratively on the new publication. The book presents a framework for optimal control of networked systems, which play important roles in government, commercial and consumer applications including energy, transportation, medical and communication systems. In order to enhance the performance of systems and increase security from malicious attacks, the authors propose a new framework for controlling networked systems, which entails designating a subset of input nodes that are controlled directly and are capable of guiding remaining nodes. In all applications, system performance is determined by the choice of nodes that act as inputs, which have provable performance guarantees. This work is the first to apply submodular optimization, where adding an element to an input set has less impact as the size of the set increases, to the control of networked systems. Applications include maintaining stability in power grids, steering gene regulatory networks from unhealthy to healthy states, influencing opinion dynamics in social networks and controlling unmanned vehicles. 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This top-level award recognizes significant technical contributions and outstanding long-term service to the Control Systems Society. “Linda has made significant contributions to networked control systems and has served the IEEE Control Systems Society tirelessly for many years,” Edwin Chong, president of IEEE CSS and professor at Colorado State University, said. “She currently serves as a member of the CSS Board of Governors, a CSS Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the CSS Women in Control Standing Committee, a member of the CSS Technical Committee on Control Education, a member of the History Committee and the Liaison to IEEE Women in Engineering. We are greatly appreciative of her contributions to research and service to our community.” Earlier this year, Dr. Bushnell was named an IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership bestowed to a member. Dr. Bushnell has received numerous other accolades during her career. She 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. Dr. Bushnell will be recognized for this achievement at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Melbourne, Australia in December. 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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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
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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