About
CS 424

Instructor: Tarek Abdelzaher, 4126 Siebel Center
(217) 265-6793. Email ID: zaher
Office Hours: Fridays 9:00-10:00am (SC 4126).

 

Lab TA: Will be announced when labs start (SC 2325/2327).

 

Why are Real-time and Cyber-physical Systems Important?

Major industrial sectors such as transportation, medicine, energy, defense, and information technology increasingly need a workforce capable of designing and engineering products and services that intimately combine cyber elements (computing hardware and software) and physical components.

Just as the Internet transformed the way people interact with information, cyber-physical systems are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems. Cyber-physical systems integrate sensing, computation, control and networking into physical objects and infrastructure, connecting them to the Internet and to each other.

The Internet will disappear. There will be so many IP addresses, so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with, that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time.