CERIAS Researcher wins NSF Early Career Development Award

Thu, April 27, 2017General

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – (Purdue News Service) Three Purdue University faculty members in the College of Engineering won 2017 Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation, one of the most prestigious NSF honors for outstanding young researchers.

The NSF issued awards to 156 Early Career researchers as part of the NSF Engineering Directorate. Purdue’s recipients were: Joyce Main, Shreyas Sundaram (CERIAS) and Michael Sangid.


Toward Secure Large-Scale Networked Systems: Resilient Distributed Algorithms for Coordination in Networks under Cyber Attacks

Sundaram, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will research the problem of large-scale networked systems under threat from sophisticated cyber-attacks that can compromise some of the components and cause them to behave erratically or inject malicious information into the network. The proposed research will lead to a greater understanding of the fundamental factors that affect the resilience of distributed optimization, learning, and estimation dynamics, and establish systematic procedures to design large-scale networked systems that are capable of operating in a near-optimal manner under attacks. Given the lack of existing work on this topic, the research will lay the groundwork for substantial further explorations of resilient algorithms for distributed decision-making and coordination in large-scale networks.

His NSF award description is available at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1653648&HistoricalAwards=false

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