The age of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) has officially begun. Not long ago, these systems were separated into distinct domains, cyber and physical. Today, the rigid dichotomy between domains no longer exists. Cars have programmable interfaces, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) roam the skies, and critical infrastructure and medical devices are now fully reliant on computer control. With the increased use of CPS and the parallel rise in cyber-attack capabilities, it is imperative that new methods for securing these systems be developed. This course will investigate key concepts behind CPS including: control systems, protocol analysis, behavioral modeling, and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) development. The course will be comprised of theory, computation, and projects to better enhance student learning and engagement . The course will begin with the mathematics of continuous and digital control systems and then shift the focus to the complex world of CPS, where both a general overview for the different domains (Industrial Control, Transportation, Medical Devices, etc.) and more detailed case studies will be provided . Students will complete a number of projects, both exploiting security vulnerabilities and developing security solutions for UAVs and industrial controllers. Several advanced topics will be introduced including behavioral analysis and resilient CPS.Course Notes: There are no prerequisite courses; however, students will encounter many concepts and technologies in a short period of time. Student should have a basic understanding of python programming, networking, matrices, and Windows and Linux operating systems.
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