The Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Laboratory's overarching mission is to propose novel sensing paradigms to transform raw sensed heterogeneous data into valuable information (by giving semantic meaning to the collected data) and, finally, into knowledge through information fusion and integration. These paradigms will apply to those distributed systems that need to timely react to sensor information with an effective action such as cyber-physical systems, which feature a tight combination of, and coordination between, the system’s computational and physical elements. The significance of the research is to leverage the acquired knowledge to broaden the potential of cyber-physical systems in several dimensions, including: augmentation of human capabilities, understanding of human activities, coordination of heterogeneous (infrared) cameras, operation in dangerous or inaccessible environments, and efficiency.
The multidisciplinary research team comprising of graduate students, undergraduate students, and visiting researchers is guided by Dr. Dario Pompili, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University. CPS lab is part of the Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC), a NSF research center funded by the I/UCRC program that combines resources from universities, private companies, and the federal government to conduct fundamental research on making computer systems and applications more reliable, secure, and efficient.