Hussein Sibai

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  • PhD candidate at ECE UIUC

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  • Office: 332 Coordinated Science Laboratory, 1308 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801

  • Email address: sibai2 [AT] illinois [DOT] edu

  • I'm on the academic job market this year, please ping me if you have a suitable position. [Research, Teaching, and Diversity statements], [CV]

About me

I’m a PhD candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I’m fortunate to be advised by Sayan Mitra at the Coordinated Science Lab.

I work in the research areas of cyber-physical systems, formal methods, control theory, and machine learning. My research has focused so far on efficient safety verification of cyber-physical systems, optimal bit rates for state estimation and control, and robust perception of autonomous systems.

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.

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Trustworthy autonomy

  • Cyber-physical systems

  • Control theory

  • Formal methods

  • Machine learning

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