CAREER: Safe and Secure Network Control for Smart and Connected Hospitals

NSF CNS-1553273

ESE 534 Cyber Physical Systems

Course Description

As computers and communication bandwidth become ever-faster and ever-cheaper,computing and communication capabilities will be embedded in all types of objects and structures in the physical environment. Applications with enormous societal impact and economic benefit will be created by harnessing these capabilities in time and across space. We refer to systems that bridge the cyber-world of computing and communications with the physical world as cyber-physical systems (CPS). This course covers important areas from the research literature on CPS. Three application domains are emphasized: medical devices for health care, smart transportation systems, and smart buildings. Several key cross-cutting principles, independent of the application domain, are also covered, including formal modeling, embedded systems, real-time systems, feedback control, and sensor networks.

Prerequisite: Background in embedded systems and computer networking is necessary. 3 credits.

Instructor and Office Hours
Instructor: Shan Lin
Office Location: Light Eng. 249
Office Phone: 631-632-8398
Office Hours: Tue. and Thu. 2:00-4:00 PM or by appointment

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will

  1. Understand the concept of cyber physical systems, and know the fundamentals research challenges in this area.
    This will be evaluated with paper reviews, discussions, and final project.

  2. Learn the cross-cutting research issues from the state of art CPS research in timed automata, mobile sensing, wireless networking, embedded system design, feedback control for computing systems, and real-time theory.

  3. Learn novel system designs via paper study in health, transportation, energy, and other smart CPS systems and applications.

  4. Learn system-modeling techniques, timed automata, and system timing property analysis.

  5. Learn real-time scheduling method and able to conduct real-time analysis on system