FarshadKhorrami received his Bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering in1982 and 1984 respectively from The Ohio State University. He also received hisMaster's degree in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and1988 from The Ohio State University. Dr. Khorrami is currently a professor ofElectrical & Computer Engineering Department at NYU where he joined as anassistant professor in Sept. 1988. His research interests include adaptive andnonlinear controls, robotics and automation, unmanned vehicles (fixed-wing androtary wing aircrafts as well as underwater vehicles and surface ships), smartstructures, large-scale systems and decentralized control, cyber security forcyber-physical systems, and smart grid. Prof. Khorrami has published more than250 refereed journal and conference papers in these areas. His book onmodeling and adaptive nonlinear control of electric motors waspublished by Springer Verlag in 2003. He also has fourteen U.S. patents onnovel smart micro-positioners and actuators, control systems, and wirelesssensors and actuators. He has developed and directed the Control/RoboticsResearch Laboratory at Polytechnic University (Now NYU). His research has been supported by the ArmyResearch Office, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, DARPA,Sandia National Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, Air Force ResearchLaboratory, NASA, and several corporations. Prof. Khorrami has served asgeneral chair and conference organizing committee member of severalinternational conferences. Prof. Khorrami has also commercialized UAVs as wellas development of auto-pilots for various unmanned vehicles.