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Chair "Design of Cyber-Physical Systems" (Dr. Ch. Grimm, Professor)

!!! Open positions for Ph.D. !!! 

Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are characterised by networking the classical Embedded Systems. Networking and opening Embedded Systems to networks and IT systems has a tremendous potential to improve devices, infrastructures and services. and will change our future lives.

However, this leads to a number of challenges, including: 

  • Increasing complexity and heterogeneity require new means for abstraction, allowing us to deal with highly complex and heterogeneous CPS in a reasonable and effective way. 
  • Growing incompleteness of models, specification, knowledge that makes it more and more impossible for the human mind to anticipate e.g. all use cases or faults. 
  • Need for intelligent and adaptive behaviour to deal with the above issues; this refers to scientific methods, engineering tools and humans. 

 We follow the following research strains to overcome these issues: 

  • Symbolic modelling, analysis, verification of heterogeneous systems with uncertainties, e.g. in the project GENIAL
  • Integration of requirements engineering, design, operation (DevOps) with continuous verification. 
  • Digital Twin and IoT platform VICINITY, in particular for capturing and aggregation of data from operation with particular focus on security and privacy, e.g. in the project Arrowhead Tools.