Bhaskar Ramasubramanian

Assistant Professor


I am an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western Washington University since Fall 2021.

Prior to this, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington, where I was hosted by Prof. Radha Poovendran and Prof. Linda Bushnell. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, where I was advised by Prof. Steve Marcus and Prof. Rance Cleaveland.

My research is in the broad area of cyber-physical systems, with an emphasis on using techniques from control, reinforcement learning, formal methods, and game theory.

Educational & Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Network Security Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, 2018-2021

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2018

  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2016

  • M.Tech., Systems and Control Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, 2011

  • B.Tech., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India, 2009

Recent Publications

Please see my Google Scholar.

Research Interests

My research focus is in the fields of feedback-driven machine learning and software-defined secure verification in order to reason about the behavior of autonomous cyber and cyber-physical systems. I adopt a multidisciplinary approach that establishes an interplay between fundamental techniques from control, machine learning, game theory, and formal methods. My goal is to integrate and interpret feedback and data generated by cyber systems to develop viable algorithms for real-world applications that are scalable and provide provable performance guarantees.

Selected Awards & Honors

  • NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII), 2022 - 2024

  • Best Paper Finalist, International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), 2020

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, 2017-18

  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Student Travel Award, Graduate School and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, 2017

  • A. James Clark School of Engineering Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Maryland, 2011-12