Symposium for Resilient Control Systems
7th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems

Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Corman, Chief Engineer for NSTTT, Boing Research and Tech
David Corman
David Corman is lead Program Director for the Cyber Physical Systems program at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Corman has a broad range of research interests spanning many technologies fundamental to CPS application areas including transportation, energy, medical devices, and manufacturing. Dr. Corman has extensive industrial experience in the development, design, and manufacture of CPS systems including manned and unmanned systems. Dr. Corman received PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.

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Nancy Leveson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nancy Leveson
Nancy Leveson is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and also Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Prof. Leveson conducts research on the topics of system safety, software safety, software and system engineering, and human-computer interaction. In 1999, she received the ACM Allen Newell Award for outstanding computer science research and in 1995 the AIAA Information Systems Award for "developing the field of software safety and for promoting responsible software and system engineering practices where life and property are at stake." In 2005 she received the ACM Sigsoft Outstanding Research Award. She has published over 200 research papers and is author of two books, "Safeware: System Safety and Computers" published in 1995 by Addison-Wesley and "Engineering a Safer World" published in 2012 by MIT Press. She consults extensively in many industries on the ways to prevent accidents.

Dr. Lynne Parker, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Lynne Parker
Dr. Lynne Parker is Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), where she directs the research of the Distributed Intelligence Laboratory. She is also Assistant Director of the UTK-ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Science Alliance, principally responsible for managing the Joint Directed Research and Development Program. She was the Founding Director of the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning at UTK from 2010-2012. Additionally, she holds an appointment as Adjunct Distinguished Research and Development Staff Member at ORNL, where she worked as a full time researcher for several years.

Dr. Parker received her Ph.D. degree in 1994 in computer science (CS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the M.S. degree in CS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1988, and the B.S. degree in CS from Tennessee Technological University (TnTech) in 1983.

Dr. Parker is a leading international researcher in the field of distributed multi-robot systems. She is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences, workshops, and universities, having given over 110 invited lectures in over 15 countries. She has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of mobile robot cooperation, human-robot cooperation, sensor networks, robotic and machine learning, intelligent agent architectures, and robot navigation.

For her research, she was awarded the 1999 DOE Office of Science Early Career Scientist Award, and the 2000 PECASE (U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers). Her UTK awards include the Angie Warren Perkins Award for scholarship, teaching, and contributions to campus intellectual life, the College of Engineering Allen and Hoshall Engineering Faculty Award, the Ralph Gonzalez Family Research Excellence Award, the Chancellor's Honor for Research and Creative Achievement, and the College of Engineering Moses and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor Award. She has been awarded the Computer Scientist of Distinction Award by her undergraduate alma mater (TnTech). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

She is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Conference Editorial Board, and served as an elected Administrative Committee Member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 2008-2013. She was a senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics from 2005-2010, and is on the Editorial Board of IEEE Intelligent Systems (since 2003) and the Swarm Intelligence Journal (since 2008).
She is serving as General Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). She serves as a member of the National Research Council's (NRC) Advisory Panel on Information Science (since 2013) after previously serving on the NRC's Advisory Panels on Armor and Armaments (2008-2012), and on Air and Ground Vehicle Technology (2003-2007), all of which oversee research at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

Prof. Parker is also committed to training the next generation of scholars in computer science, regularly teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in algorithms, robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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Zachary Tudor, Program Director, SRI International
Zach Tudor
Zach Tudor, a Program Director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, serves as a management and technical resource for operational and research and development cyber security programs for government, intelligence, and commercial projects. He supports DHS's Cyber Security Research and Development Center (CSRDC) on projects including the Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) consortium, and the Industrial Control System Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) R&D working group. He is the past Co-Chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), is a member of the Nuclear Cyber Security Working Group, and represents SRI in the International Information Integrity Institute (I-4), a world forum for senior information security professionals.

Prior to SRI, Zach led a team of cyber security engineers and analysts directly supporting the Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) at DHS, whose mission is to reduce the cyber security risk to critical infrastructure systems.