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
- model-based design, synthesis and verification of CPS,
- CPS dependability, security and privacy,
- big data analytics for CPS,
- cross-layer modeling and optimization for CPS, and
- 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
- CPS Security
- CPS Dependability
- CPS Modeling, Analysis and Verification
- Control System
Project: Provably Secure Self-Protecting Systems (PROSSES) The PROSSES project will result in techniques and tools to create a protecting layer for software systems against attacks from the Internet.
Project: Software Technology for Self-Adaptive Systems The purpose of this project is to increase the engineering efficiency of self-adaptive systems. The development, maintenance and operation of such…
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
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
- PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) wi-fi smart camera
- 3D printer
- Connection hubs (Ethernet, wi-fi, LoRa, etc)
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 https://coursepress.lnu.se/subject/thesis-projects/proposals.
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).
- Anders Haggren Lecturer
- Charilaos Skandylas Doctoral student
- Diego Perez Palacin Senior lecturer
- Francesco Flammini Senior lecturer
- Mauro Caporuscio Senior lecturer
- Mehdi Saman Azari Doctoral student
- Mirko D' Angelo Doctoral student
- Narges Khakpour Senior lecturer
- Ola Flygt Lecturer