Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 323 Martin Luther

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
323 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-6594
A Game-Theoretic Approach for Resilient, Robust and
Secure Control of Cyber-Physical Systems
Quanyan Zhu, University of Illinois
February 21, 2013
11:30 AM, 202 ECEC
With its rich set of conceptual, analytical and algorithmic tools, game theory has emerged as
providing a versatile and effective framework for addressing issues of robustness, resilience, and
security (RRS) in modern critical infrastructures. Such systems are composed of many interacting
human, cyber and physical components at multiple layers. Addressing issues of RRS will require
a divide-and-conquer approach, and at the same time a holistic system viewpoint. The talk will
first introduce game- and control-theoretic approaches for modeling multi-layer and multi-agent
interactions in cyber-physical systems. It will then present the recently developed resilient control
theory for efficient cyber and physical system integrations for achieving cyber security against
attackers and robustness of physical system against noise and disturbances. The talk will also
discuss the games-in-games principle and multi-resolution game theory to address strategic
decision-making residing at multiple layers of the cyber-physical system. Specific examples will
be drawn from communication networks and smart energy systems for illustration of these
Biographical Information
Quanyan Zhu is a PhD candidate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(UIUC). He has received his Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from University
of Toronto, and Bachelor of Engineering in Honors Electrical Engineering from McGill
University. He has been a visiting researcher at University of Waterloo, University of Avignon,
University of Houston, INRIA-Sophia Antipolis, Idaho National Laboratory, SUPELEC,
University of Washington and Chinese Academy of Mathematics and System Science. He is a
recipient of NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto Fellowship, Ernest A.
Reid Fellowship and Mavis Future Faculty Fellowships. He is a recipient of the best track paper
award at the 4th international symposium on resilient control systems (ISRCS). He is the
organizer of the resilient control system tutorial at CPSWEEK 2012, the TPC Chair of the 1st and
2nd INFOCOM workshop on communications and control on smart energy systems (CCSES), and
the organizer of the 1st and 2nd Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory (WCGT).