Faculty - Saurabh Amin

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Saurabh Amin

Robert N. Noyce Career Development Assistant Professor

Room 1-241
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Telephone: 617.253.8003 Email: amins@mit.edu Research Website: http://resil.mit.edu Assistant: Roberta Pizzinato / robertap@mit.edu


  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • M.S., University of Texas, Austin
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

My research is in high-confidence network control. My group designs and implements network control algorithms for infrastructure systems, with the emphasis on survivability in uncertain and adversarial conditions. Specifically, we focus on monitoring and control of energy, transportation, and water distribution infrastructures. Main projects include:

  • Robust infrastructure diagnostics and control
  • Incentive mechanisms for network security and reliability
  • Testbed for networked control systems

Teaching Interests

  • Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability
  • Resilient Control of Infrastructure Networks

Selected Publications

  1. Amin S., Hante F.M., Bayen A.M. “Exponential stability of switched linear hyperbolic initial-boundary value problems,” In IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 57(2): 291-301 (2012).
  2. Amin S., Schwartz G.A., Sastry S.S. “Security of interdependent and identical networked control systems,” In Automatica, forthcoming.
  3. Amin S., Litrico, X., Sastry S.S., Bayen A.M. “Cyber Security of Water SCADA Systems: (I) Analysis and Experimentation of Stealthy Deception Attacks,” In IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, forthcoming.
  4. Amin S., Litrico, X., Sastry S.S., Bayen A.M. “Cyber Security of Water SCADA Systems: (II)  Attack Detection using an Enhanced Hydrodynamic Model,” In IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, forthcoming.
  5. Amin S., Schwartz, G.A., Hussain, A. “In the Quest of Benchmarking Security Risks to Cyber-Physical Systems,” In IEEE Network Magazine, forthcoming.  
  6. Amin S., Cárdenas A.A., Sastry S. S. “Safe and secure networked control systems under denial-of-service attacks,” In Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control. Proc. 12th Intl. Conf. (HSCC ’09), LNCS, Vol. 5469, Springer-Verlag, 2009, pp. 31–45.