Mario Sznaier Northeastern University Email Biography Mario Sznaier is currently the Dennis Picard Chaired Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Dr. Sznaier was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and also held visiting positions at the California Institute of Technology. His research interest include robust identification and control of hybrid systems, robust optimization, and dynamical vision. Dr. Sznaier is currently serving as an associate editor for the journal Automatica and as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Additional recent service includes CSS Executive Director (2007-2011), Program Chair of the 2009 IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design, and Program vice-chair of the 2008 IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control. Dr. Sznaier was a plenary speaker at the 2009 and 2010 Int. Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems, the 2012 IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design, 2012 IFAC Symposium on System Identification and the 2012 Mediterranean Control Conference. A list of publications and current research projects can be found at http://robustsystems.ece.neu.edu.