University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cyber-Physical System Architectures and Design Methodologies

Cyber-Physical System Architectures and Design Methodologies

Cyber-Physical System Architectures and Design Methodologies

October 6, 2014 - 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall, 205/206


Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in application areas including automotive, aerospace, energy, healthcare, and manufacturing have grown to unprecedented levels of complexity. In such an intricate and complex system, real-time interactions among hundreds to thousands of heterogeneous data processing components and physical processes (e.g., mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical) are orchestrated using multi-level hierarchical software to actuate and/or manipulate a (multi-)physics process. Designing such a complex cyber-physical system is a daunting task and requires the collaboration of hundreds of domain experts from various organizations. Given this collaboration requirement, research is required to develop new design methodologies, modeling techniques, and novel design automation algorithms to manage the heterogeneity of components, maintaining the development time and time-to-market, system quality, cost and revenue targets, and rapid prototyping capability for newly added features. For example, DARPA through META-II project is expecting to compress the entire system design of complex military systems by at least five times by allowing fast iterations of test and validation, and concurrent engineering of various disciplines utilizing the cyber-physical co-design approach. This talk will present a general overview and various challenges in designing CPS architectures and novel methodologies. Moreover, the talk will present current research activities at Prof. Al Faruque’s lab on functional modeling technique for cyber-physical automotive systems design.


MOHAMMAD AL FARUQUE is currently with the University of California Irvine (UCI), where he is a tenure track assistant professor and directing the Emulex Career Development Chair and the cyber-physical systems lab. Before, he was with Siemens Corporate Research and Technology in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Al Faruque received his PhD from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. He received his MSc from Aachen Technical University (RWTH), Germany and BSc from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), respectively. His current research is focused on system-level design of embedded systems and/or Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS) with special interest on model-based design of software-integrated (multi)-physics systems, multi-core systems, real-time scheduling algorithms, etc. Dr. Al Faruque is the founding program co-chair of the - International Workshop on CPS architectures and Design Methodologies (CPSArch) at ESWeek 2014. He has published his work at various IEEE/ACM transactions and premier conferences, e.g., DAC, DATE, ICCAD, ESweek, CPSWeek, etc. He received the IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD best paper award and HiPEAC paper award.



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