Projects

Our agenda is to design network control algorithms and economic incentive schemes that help infrastructure users and operators make better decisions in the face of uncertainties, both random and adversarial. Our technical approach is to (i) model the cyber-physical interactions in infrastructures and assess their vulnerabilities; (ii) develop tools to detect and respond to both local and network-level failures; and (iii) design incentive schemes that improve the aggregate levels of public good (specifically, network decongestion and security), while accounting for the interdependencies and private information among strategic entities. This approach builds on fundamental methods in control and decision theory, optimization, game theory, and information economics. 

Current Research Grants:

  1. National Science Foundation (NSF), ``CPS: Frontiers: Collaborative Research: Foundations Of Resilient CybEr-physical Systems (FORCES),'' joint with Profs. Sastry, Bayen, Schwartz, Song, Tomlin (UC Berkeley), Balakrishnan, Ozdaglar (MIT), Hiskens, Teneketzis (University of Michigan), Gabor, Karsai, Koutsoukos, Sztipanovits (Vanderbilt University). Project website: https://www.cps-forces.org 
  2. National Science Foundation (NSF), ``CAREER: Resilient Design of Networked Infrastructure Systems: Models, Validation, and Synthesis''.
  3. Google Faculty Research Award, ``Estimating Social Welfare of Traffic Information Systems''. 
  4. Siebel Energy Institute, ``Analytics for Resilient Control of Electricity Distribution Networks: Modeling failure models of distributed energy resources and protection equipment''.
  5. Lincoln Laboratory and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. ``Intelligent Constrained Autonomous Strategic Tasking (ICAST)''.
  6. MIT-CEE, ``Decentralized and Adaptive Environment Resource Management Strategies,'' joint with Prof. Dennis McLaughlin (MIT). 

 

Past Research Grants:

  1. Air Force Research Laboratory, ``Science of secure and resilient cyber-physical systems (SURE),'' joint with Prof. Xenofon Koutsoukos (Vanderbilt University), Dusko Pavlovic (University of Hawaii),  and Prof. S. Shankar Sastry (UC Berkeley). 
  2. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), ``Modeling the impact of security and reliability failures on resilience of electricity distribution systems,'' in collaboration with Électricité de France S.A.
  3. Accenture and MIT Alliance for Business Analytics, ``Equipment Sensors for Optimal Process and Maintenance,'' Alliance Leads: Prof. David Simchi-Levi (MIT) and Narendra Mulani (Accenture).