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Visible to the public CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Cyber-Physical Approaches to Advanced Manufacturing Security

This research assesses the threat of cyber-physical attacks to manufacturing systems that change the design of a physical part, elude quality control measures, and result in part failure. This goal is achieved through the development of: a cyber-physical attack taxonomy, framework to assess levels of cyber-physical vulnerability, models to detect and diagnose the presence of attacks in real-time, and side-channel detection techniques specific to manufacturing.


Visible to the public CPS:Synergy:Collaborative Research:Cognitive Green Building:A Holistic Cyber-Physical Analytic Paradigm for Energy Sustainabilit

This research project aims to develop a comprehensive analytical foundation for designing green buildings. In particular, the PIs focused on three interrelated thrust areas: (i) Integrated energy management for a single-building, where the goal is to jointly consider the complex interactions among building subsystems. The PIs developed novel control schemes that opportunistically exploit the energy demand elasticity of the building subsystems and adapt to occupancy patterns, human


Visible to the public Towards Secure Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: A Theoretic Framework with Bounded Rationality

Securing critical networked cyber-physical systems (NCPSs) such as the power grid or transportation systems has emerged as a major national and global priority. The networked nature of such systems renders them vulnerable to a range of attacks both in cyber and physical domains as corroborated by recent threats such as the Energetic Bear virus.