Hussein Sibai

Hussein Sibai 
  • Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Office: 1032 McKelvey Hall, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

  • Email address: sibai [AT] wustl [DOT] edu

  • Google Scholar, LinkedIn

About me

I'm an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department in McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

My research group works on developing reliable robots. We address theoretical and practical research questions across the autonomy stack: perception, planning, and control. We leverage tools from deep (reinforcement) learning, formal methods for cyber-physical systems, control theory, and robotics. Current topics of interest: planning and control under uncertainty, foundation models for robotics, (neural) certified control, safe reinforcement learning, and formal methods for ML-enabled systems.

Between December 2021 and December 2022, I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at the University of California at Berkeley, co-mentored by Murat Arcak and Sanjit Seshia.

I received my Ph.D. from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2021, advised by Sayan Mitra at the Coordinated Science Lab. I received my BE degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in May 2014 and my MS in ECE from UIUC in December 2017.

Awards & fellowships

  • ACM SRC Gold Medal, Graduate level, CPS-IoT Week, 2021

  • Ernest A. Reid fellowship, UIUC, 2021

  • Mavis Future Faculty fellowship, UIUC, 2020

  • Rambus fellowship, UIUC, 2020

  • Best paper award finalist, ATVA, 2019

  • CMU CPS V &V Workshop travel award, CMU, 2019

  • Fall conference travel grant, UIUC, 2019

  • Rambus fellowship, UIUC, 2019

  • Best poster award, HSCC, 2018

  • Best paper award finalist, HSCC, 2017

  • Dean’s honor list, ECE, AUB, 2010-2014

  • Booz and Company endowed award, ECE, AUB, 2014

  • First Place, Lebanese Collegiate Programming Contest (LCPC), 2013

  • Top 5%, IEEExtreme 5.0 Programming Contest, 2012