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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.

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


Seed projects

At 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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Short notices



The following courses given at Linnaeus University are, in one way or another, related to CPS's research field of cyber-physical systems.

You can, of course, also do a degree project at bachelor or master level within the field of cyber-physical systems.


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).