Bruno Sinopoli, the Das Family Distinguished Professor and chair of the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named an IEEE Fellow in the Class of 2021.

The IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE, a technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of senior members who have contributed to advancing or applying engineering, science and technology that brings significant value to society. The number of IEEE Fellows elevated in a year is no more than one-tenth of 1 percent of the total IEEE voting membership. Sinopoli was selected for his contributions to networked and secure control systems.

Sinopoli's research focuses on robust and resilient design of cyber-physical systems, networked and distributed control systems, distributed interference in networks, smart infrastructures, wireless sensor and actuator networks, cloud computing, adaptive video streaming applications and energy systems. He is a member of the university’s Center for Trustworthy AI in Cyber-Physical Systems.

He is leading a multi-institutional team to prepare a proposal for one of the National Science Foundation’s National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes with a planning grant that allows the team to build cohesion, create ties with industry and create an infrastructure to submit a proposal for the multi-million-dollar Institute grant.

Sinopoli joined Washington University in 2019 from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and co-director of the Smart Infrastructure Institute. He also had appointments in the Robotics Institute and in Mechanical Engineering.

In 2010, he received the George Tallman Ladd Research Award from the Carnegie Institute of Technology at Carnegie Mellon, as well as an NSF CAREER Award, which is awarded to junior faculty who model the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. He joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon as an assistant professor in 2007. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University.


The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis promotes independent inquiry and education with an emphasis on scientific excellence, innovation and collaboration without boundaries. McKelvey Engineering has top-ranked research and graduate programs across departments, particularly in biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and computing, and has one of the most selective undergraduate programs in the country. With 140 full-time faculty, 1,387 undergraduate students, 1,448 graduate students and 21,000 living alumni, we are working to solve some of society’s greatest challenges; to prepare students to become leaders and innovate throughout their careers; and to be a catalyst of economic development for the St. Louis region and beyond.

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