Wan named a rising star among cyber-physical systems researchers


Wenbin Wan, a researcher in Professor Naira Hovakimyan's lab, was named a Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Rising Star.

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Wenbin WanMechSE doctoral student Wenbin Wan was selected as this year’s Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Rising Star. He is invited to attend the CPS Rising Star Workshop 2022, which aims to identify and mentor outstanding PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in pursuing academic careers in CPS-related areas.

CPS are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. CPS technologies are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems.

Wenbin Wan (in the forefront).
Wenbin Wan can be seen in the forefront of this photo.

“It is my great honor to be selected as one of the rising stars and have the opportunity to attend the workshop. I believe it will help me gain a deep insight into early academic career preparations and is also a great opportunity to network with other PhD students, postdocs, and junior faculty in the CPS field,” Wan said.

Wan conducts research in Professor Naira Hovakimyan’s Advanced Controls Research Laboratory. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (2017) and in applied mathematics (2020), both from UIUC. His research interests are in control and optimization, machine learning, and cyber-physical systems and their safety-critical applications.

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This story was published June 2, 2022.