Computer scientists are taking immense efforts in utilizing one-stop shop for finding research results that can benefit in shifting field of the cyber-physical system forward, which in turn would help in improving relationships between physical world, computers, and humans that can make life more convenient, energy-efficient and safer. Academia have been taking immense efforts towards keeping up with the rapidly developing environment where the millions of connected devices are the standard. Universities are also striving towards developing cyber-physical system graduate programs for training the next-gen safety-conscious cyber-physical system and IoT engineers.

Open Source Stimulators

A team of researchers recently introduced an open-source framework that seamlessly simulates in a combined way, both processing and networking parts of the cyber-physical system along with cloud and HPC (high-performance computing) systems. According to the current scenario, IoT markets are witnessing increasing need for AI functionalities, in order to effectively capture its growth potential. A cloud simulator and powerful cyber-physical system serves the need of IoT markets by supporting the designers in co-simulating and stimulating much more efficiently rather than usage of traditional methodologies. Most of all, the newly developed technology holds the potential for boosting system design productivity and integrates an effective and new hardware acceleration process by using microcontrollers.

Heavy Grants for Enhancing Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Missouri S&T researchers recently received around $1Million grant from National Science Foundation for developing stronger safeguards for various complex systems that are relying on computers, from the electric grids and public water supply systems to self-driving vehicles and chemical plants. Lately, the cyber-physical system are witnessing rising number of threats by cyber-attacks and physical attacks. Such attacks on cyber-physical system results in loss of life as well as financial ruin. The main aim behind the heavy grant is to enable in producing from the untrusted components, a trusted cyber-physical system that is resistant to security failures and attacks.

Million Dollar Grant to Help U.S. ‘Link Lab’ in Developing Cyber-Physical System Graduate Program

Link Lab of University of Virginia School of Engineering received a heavy grant of nearly $3Million from National Science Foundation for developing an innovative curriculum based on cyber-physical system. This innovative cyber-physical system graduate program is likely to benefit students with Ph.D. and 18-month MA degree in cyber-physical system. The new cyber-physical system graduate program is mainly aimed at training graduate students for making discoveries relate to cyber and IoT, after which, the knowledge can be translated into new technologies, services and products. The U.S. Link Lab’s director is of the point of view that cyber-physical system holds immense potential for transforming economy and the world.

Virtual Home for the Research Community

Researchers from Vanderbilt University recently developed Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization Portal, a virtual home for large-scale cyber-physical system as well as for research artifacts including tools, data and software they craft in their projects. The main aim behind this development is to enhance the impact of research by making certain that the artifacts will be easily found, transitioned and reproduced after the completion of projects. Moreover, these artifacts are of high-importance in cyber-physical system research for creating new foundations for the development of next-gen engineered systems.

New Innovation Center

America’s Wayne State University recently made a heavy investment in a technology innovative consortium, Detroit Urban Solutions of nearly $6.6Million. Detroit Urban Solutions received the heavy payment for transforming NextEnergy Center of Wayne State University into Wayne State Industry Innovation Center. The all-new innovation center is expected to benefit in collaboration and research purposes of industry and university, thereby holding increasing focus on the cyber-physical system including smart city technologies, autonomous and connected vehicles and cyber security. On a long-term scenario basis, this strategic transformation is likely to benefit the university in becoming innovation hub.

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