Prof. Gerard Smit of the CAES (Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems) group has been very successful in acquiring one of the 5 STW Perspectief Programmes for the Topsectors, funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. The programme is on: “Robust design of Cyber-Physical systems”.
The Persperctief Programmes run for 6 years. Main reason for funding is excellent technological-scientific research with a clear perspective on application. STW Perspectief Programmes should contribute to sticking points in innovation and society.
Robust design of cyber-physical systems (CPS)
Programme leader: prof.dr.ir. Gerard Smit (Universiteit Twente).
Cyber-physical systems is a cooperation between 7 universities, 3 knowledge institutes and 11 companies.
Cyber-physical systems (for medical imaging, lithography, smart electricity grids, intelligent transportation, electron microscopy and high-end printing requires a tight coordination between computation, communication and control elements (the cyber part) on the one hand, and physical processes such as heating, cooling, motion, vibrations, etc. (the physical part) on the other hand. Despite the need for integrated design of these so-called cyber-physical systems (CPS), the corresponding scientific disciplines have predominantly developed independently. This separation of disciplines can no longer be sustained and urgently needs to be bridged. This programme will contribute to that. The combination of strong university groups and interested companies is an eco-system of world class, and fits well into the Topsector High Tech Systems and Materials, as well as the cross-cutting Topsector theme ICT.
From the UT 4 research groups participate: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES), Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM), Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS), and Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming (DMMP).