William H. Sanders

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Department Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Director and Research Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory
  • Department Associate, Computer Science Department
  • Member, Information Trust Institute

 


Contact

University of Illinois
2080 ECE Building
306 North Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
USA
Tel: +1 (217) 333-2301
Fax: +1 (217) 333-7427
E-mail: whs AT illinois.edu

Assistant (Doris Bonnett): +1 (217) 244-0833

 

Professional Background

  • Department Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, 2014-present.
  • Interim Department Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, 2013-2014.
  • Director, Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, 2010-Present.
  • Acting Director, Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, 2008-2010.
  • Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, 2005-Present.
  • Director, Information Trust Institute, UIUC, 2004-2011.
  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, 1998-Present.
  • Research Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, 1998-Present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, 1994-1998.
  • Research Associate Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, 1994-1998.
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Comp. Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1994.
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Elect. and Comp. Engineering, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1988-1994.
  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 1988.
  • M.S.E., Computer, Information and Control Engineering, University of Michigan, 1985.
  • B.S.E., Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, 1983.

 

 


Research Interests

Head of the Performability Engineering Research Group (PERFORM).

  • Dependability/security evaluation
  • Architecting reliable & secure systems
  • Stochastic modeling
  • Performance evaluation of distributed systems

 

Recent Conference Organizational Activities

 

 

 


Short Biography

William H. Sanders is a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (www.csl.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM, a past Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing, and past Vice-Chair of the IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing. He was the founding Director of the Information Trust Institute (www.iti.illinois.edu) at Illinois.

Dr. Sanders's research interests include secure and dependable computing and security and dependability metrics and evaluation, with a focus on critical infrastructures. He has published more than 200 technical papers in those areas. He is currently the Director and PI of the DOE/DHS Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Center (www.tcipg.org), which is at the forefront of national efforts to make the U.S. power grid smart and resilient.

He is also co-developer of three tools for assessing computer-based systems: METASAN, UltraSAN, and Möbius. Möbius and UltraSAN have been distributed widely to industry and academia; more than 500 licenses for the tools have been issued to universities, companies, and NASA for evaluating the performance, dependability, and security of a variety of systems. He is also a co-developer of the Loki distributed system fault injector, the AQuA/ITUA middlewares for providing dependability/security to distributed and networked applications, and the NetAPT (Network Access Policy Tool) for assessing the security of networked systems.