Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Porter Hall B30
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Advances in very large-scale integration and microelectromechanical system technology have boosted the development of micro sensor integrated systems. Such systems combine computing, storage, radio technology, and energy source on a single chip. When distributed over a wide area, networks of these embedded devices can perform a variety of tasks that range from environmental monitoring and military surveillance, to navigation and control of a moving vehicle.
A common feature of these systems is the presence of significant communication delays and data loss across the network. From the point of view of control theory, significant delay is equivalent to loss, as data needs to arrive to its destination in time to be used for control. In short, communication and control become tightly coupled such that the two issues cannot be addressed independently. Bruno Sinopoli's research interest focuses on the analysis and design of networked embedded control systems, with applications to sensor actuators networks.
Laurea, Electrical Engineering 1998, Università di Padova
M.S., Electrical Engineering 2003, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering 2005, University of California, Berkeley.
B. Sinopoli, L. Schenato, M. Franceschetti, K. Poolla, and S. Sastry, "Optimal Linear LQG Control Over Lossy Networks Without Packet Acknowledgment," Asian Journal of Control,Special Issue on Networked Embedded Hybrid Control Systems. Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2008.
Y. Mo, B. Sinopoli, "A Characterization of the Critical Value for Kalman Filtering with Intermittent Observations," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, December 2008.
E. Garone, B. Sinopoli, A. Casavola, "LQG Control Over Multi-Channel TCP-like Erasure Networks with Probabilistic Packet Acknowledgements," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,Cancun, Mexico, December 2008.
U. A. Khan, S. Kar, B. Sinopoli, J. M. F. Moura, "Distributed Sensor Localization in Euclidean Spaces: Dynamic Environments," Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, September 2008.
R. Ambrosino, B. Sinopoli, K. Poolla, S. Sastry, "Optimal Sensor Density for Remote Estimation Over Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, September 2008.
A. Shah, A. Perrig, B. Sinopoli, "Mechanisms to Provide Integrity in SCADA and PCS Devices," Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems - Challenges and Applications (CPS-CA '08), Santorini, Greece, June 2008.
A. Giani, G. Karsai, T. Roosta, A. Shah, B. Sinopoli, J. Wiley, "A Testbed for Secure and Robust SCADA Systems," Proceedings of 14th IEEE Real-time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS '08), Saint Louis, MO, April 2008.
E. Garone, B. Sinopoli, A. Goldsmith, and A. Casavola, "A Relaxation Approach to Dynamic Sensor Selection in Large-Scale Wireless Networks," Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Beijing, China, January 2008.