In our everyday life, we rely on a multitude of systems controlling critical aspects of our life, such as transportation (e.g., airplanes, trains, and cars), medical devices (e.g., pacemakers, and insulin pumps), and infrastructure (e.g., smart electrical grid). Such Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are formed by digital components interacting with the physical environment.
The modeling, design, and implementation of reliable, secure, and optimal CPS are fundamental but challenging tasks due to the interplay of the software with the physical environment. Moreover, the complexity of designing a CPS will increase significantly in the future, for example requiring more autonomy (i.e., less human intervention).
The CPS program focuses on courses in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics providing the theory and tools to rigorously model, design, and implement the software of the CPS we use in core domains like aerospace, automotive, robotics, and medical devices.
The main objective of the program is to form the next generation of researchers that will lead the innovation in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems.
The program is multidisciplinary and provides both basic and advanced knowledge in fundamental areas in the design of CPS. The basic topics span Computer Science, Embedded Systems, and Control Theory, to cover the principles of modeling CPS. The advanced topics cover the tools used to rigorously design and analyze CPS and further other relevant areas, like Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
The program further aims at developing the skills required to pursue a research career. The program achieves such goals through advanced, more research-oriented, courses and a research internship in one of the IP-Paris laboratories.