Cyberphysical systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that link sensing, computation, and control with the physical world. As more devices become embedded with sensors that communicate with smartphones and servers, we increase the capacity to sense our surroundings and control how technology affects our lives. If orchestrated correctly, the economic and societal potential of CPS will transform broad domains such as transportation, critical infrastructure monitoring, healthcare, defense systems, manufacturing, smart buildings and citywide energy optimization.

Designing cyber-physical systems requires research in multiple areas in which the college excels—embedded systems, control theory, sensors, perception, computer networks, and machine learning.

Mobility21 is a National University Transportation Center that focuses on safely and efficiently improving the mobility of people and goods by investigating and deploying novel technologies, incentives, policies, and training programs. Using Pittsburgh as a test bed, the center explores smart city technologies, connected and autonomous vehicles, and data modeling for traffic control.