University of California Riverside


Visible to the public EAGER: Collaborative Research: Empowering Smart Energy Communities: Connecting Buildings, People, and Power Grids

By 2050, a staggering 70% of the world's population is projected to live and work in cities, and two-thirds of global primary energy consumption is attributed to cities, leading to 71% of global direct energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Smart cities will consist of sustainable infrastructures with buildings as major constituents. Buildings' energy consumption contributes to more than 70% of electricity usages, with people spending more than 90% of their time in buildings nowadays.


Visible to the public CPS: Synergy: Distributed Sensing, Learning and Control in Dynamic Environments

The objective of this project is to improve the performance of autonomous systems in dynamic environments by integrating perception, planning paradigms, learning, and databases. For the next generation of autonomous systems to be truly effective in terms of tangible performance improvements (e.g., long-term operations, complex and rapidly changing environments), a new level of intelligence must be attained.


Visible to the public Exploration of the Cyber-Physical Design Space


Generally, a cyber-physical-system (CPS) is one that combines computational and physical entities in a unified design effort. The design of CPSs needs good understanding of both subsystems, as small changes in the physical subsystem (PS) or the cyber subsystem (CS) may have significant consequences with respect to the overall system performance.