Justin Ruths

Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering
Tags: Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Systems Science and Applied Mathematics
Washington University in Saint Louis (WUSTL) - 2011
M.S. - Electrical Engineering
Washington University in Saint Louis - 2008
M.S. - Mechanical Engineering
Columbia University - 2006
B.S. - Physics
Rice University - 2004


C. Campbell, J. Ruths, D. Ruths, K. Shea, R. Albert. Topological Constraints on Network Control Profiles. Scientific Reports, vol. 5, article 18693, 2015. 2015 - Publication
Z. Costello, J. Ruths, M. Egerstedt. On the Construction of Local Interaction Rules that Perform Global Linear Computation. 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, 2015. 2015 - Publication
S. Ghosh, J. Ruths. Closing the gap between controllability and structural controllability. 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, 2015. 2015 - Publication
P.N. Taylor, J. Thomas, N. Sinha, J. Dauwels, M. Kaiser, T. Thesen, J. Ruths. Optimal control based seizure abatement using patient derived connectivity. Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 9, no. 202, 2015. 2015 - Publication
G. Sabaliauskaite, G.S. Ng, J. Ruths, A. Mathur. Experimental Evaluation of Stealthy Attack Detection in a Robot. 21st IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC), 2015. 2015 - Publication
J. Ruths, P. Taylor, J. Dauwels. Optimal Control of an Epileptic Neural Population Model. International Federation of Automatic Control, Cape Town, 2014. 2014 - Publication
I. Wijayasinghe, J. Ruths, U. Bttner, B. Ghosh, S. Glasauer, O. Kremmyda, J.-S. Li. Potential and optimal control of human head movement using Tait-Bryan parametrization. Automatica, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 519529, 2014. 2014 - Publication
D. Parekh, D. Ruths, J. Ruths. Reachability-based Robustness of Network Controllability under Node and Edge Attacks. 3rd Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications, Morocco, 2014. 2014 - Publication
J. Ruths, D. Ruths. Control Profiles of Complex Networks. Science, vol. 343, no. 6177, pp. 1373-1376, 2014. 2014 - Publication
N. Sinha, P. Taylor, J. Dauwels, J. Ruths. Development of optimal stimuli in a heterogeneous model of epileptic spike-wave oscillations. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, San Diego, 2014. 2014 - Publication


Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2016–Present]
Assistant Professor
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) [2011–2016]

Additional Information


2015 – Present         Carlos Murguia, Postdoctoral Fellow                                    [cyber-physical security]

2015    Fall               Jairo Giraldo, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow                           [cyber-physical security]

2015 – Present         Giorgio Sartor, PhD student, IBM internship                     [network control & traffic]

2015 – 2016             Jijju Thomas, Research Assistant  [robustness of network control & optimal control]

2014 – Present         Sibo Song, PhD student (ISTD)                                        [classification of networks]

2014 – 2015             Barnabe Monnot, PhD student                    [effect of thresholding in network control]

2014 – 2015             Deven Parekh, co-supervised MS at McGill Univ.    [robustness of network control]

2014                         Rajnish Sharma                                                          [computational optimal control]
                                 Employed by McKinsey & Company (Shanghai)

2013 – 2016            Supratim Ghosh, Postdoctoral Fellow                [network control & bilinear systems]

2013 – 2014             Nikhil Jain, SUTD-MIT Dual-Degree MS Program  [robustness of network control]
                                 Employed by Amazon126 (Sunnyvale, CA)

2012    Summer        Kimberly Toy, MIT Undergraduate Exchange Program [material conductivity models]

Talks (invited')

Winter Workshop*, Complexity Institute at Nanyang Technological University, Mar 2016

Mechanical Engineering*, University of Houston, Feb 2016

Mechanical Engineering*, University of Texas at Dallas, Jan 2016

Research Group, MIT, May 2015

Controls Group, Harvard University, May 2015

Electrical Engineering, Rice University, May 2015

Control, Dynamics, and Systems Seminar, University of Colorado, May 2015

European Conference on Complex Systems*, Lucca, September 2014

Institute of High Performance Computing*, A*STAR, Singapore, July 2014

Control & Signal Processing Seminar*, University of Melbourne, June 2014

Biomedical Engineering Seminar*, University of Melbourne, June 2014

International Conference on Computational Science, Cairns, June 2014

Winter Workshop*, Complexity Institute at Nanyang Technological University, Feb 2014

Novel Technologies for Neurology Workshop, Nanyang Technological University, May 2012

Barbados Workshop on Control in Biological Systems*, McGill Univ. Bellairs Research Institute, April 2012

Chemistry*, Technische Universität München, Jan. 2010

Active Collaborators

Selin Damla Ahipasaoglu    SUTD, Engineering Systems Design (Optimization)

Reka Albert                          Pennsylvania State University, Physics

Roland Bouffanais               SUTD, Engineering Product Development (Complex Systems)

Alvaro Cardenas                  University Texas at Dallas, Computer Science

Justin Dauwels                     Nanyang Technological University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Magnus Egerstedt               Georgia Tech University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stefano Galelli                     SUTD, Engineering Systems Design (Water Resource Management)

Bijoy Ghosh                          Texas Tech University, Mathematics and Statistics

Elica Kyoseva                      SUTD, Engineering Product Development (Physics)

Jr-Shin Li                              Washington University in Saint Louis, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Man-Ngai Cheung                SUTD, Information Systems Technology and Design (Machine Learning)

Aditya Mathur                     SUTD (previously Purdue University), Computer Science

Derek Ruths                         McGill University, Computer Science

Peter Taylor                         Newcastle University, Neuroscience

Laura Wynter                       IBM Research, Singapore (Network Science & Traffic)

Anders Yeo                          SUTD, Engineering Systems Design (Graph Theory)