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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

The CPS research group is responsible for research, teaching, and outreach activities in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems.

Our research

The research of Cyber-Physical Systems addresses the close interactions and feedback loop between the embedded cyber components and the dynamic physical components that involve mechanical components, energy systems, human activities and surrounding environment.

Designing CPS involves the consideration of multiple factors such as timing, energy, reliability, dependability and security. Experts from different disciplines are needed to tackle the challenges on large scale analytical modeling and analysis, efficient simulations, model driven synthesis and verification, real-time data analytics and system control, etc.

The current research focuses on

  1. model-based design, synthesis and verification of CPS,
  2. CPS dependability, security and privacy,
  3. big data analytics for CPS,
  4. cross-layer modeling and optimization for CPS, and
  5. applications of CPS in smart energy systems and automotive systems, etc.

Main research and teaching responsibilities

Under the umbrella of CPS, the following core areas are of our main research and teaching responsibilities.

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Networks
  • CPS Security
  • CPS Dependability
  • CPS Modeling, Analysis and Verification
  • Control System

Cyber-Physical Systems is one of the research groups within the knowledge environment Smarter Systems.


Seed projects

At Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA), we encourage and support seed projects. Seed projects are intended to promote and nurture excellence research, development and innovation within data intensive sciences and applications with cross-discipline collaboration.

Seed projects at CPS

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Our laboratory

Students and researchers can experiment with real equipment made available by the CPS lab. Equipment can be borrowed and used for both degree and research projects. Devices currently available include:

  • Development boards, kits and accessories
  • Robot arms
  • Drone
  • PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) wi-fi smart camera
  • 3D printer
  • Connection hubs (Ethernet, wi-fi, LoRa, etc)
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Arduino Uno, micro controller board
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The following courses given at Linnaeus University are, in one way or another, related to CPS's research field of cyber-physical systems.

There will be new specific courses on embedded systems starting in 2020, including:

  • Embedded systems programming, 7.5 credits
  • Embedded systems dependability, 7.5 credits
  • Embedded systems project, 7.5 credits

Students interested in embedded systems and the Internet of Things are encouraged to discuss about degree projects in the field of cyber-physical systems by contacting the CPS group head or any of its members. See also


The Cyber-Physical Systems research group is headed by senior lecturer Francesco Flammini and consists of the researchers and doctoral students below (and the researchers' master students).