CPS Global Center


The term “Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)” refers to the tight conjoining of and coordination between computational and physical entities. In CPS, computing, communication, and control capabilities are converged with all types of objects and structures in the physical world. Scientific applications with enormous societal impact would be available by understanding such capabilities and their interactions. Research advances in CPS promise to infuse our world with systems that respond more quickly and predictably to emergencies in more precise and highly efficient ways. CPS will enable large-scale and distributed coordination and enhance human capabilities to interact with physical entities. CPS will form the foundation for a wide variety of science domains and would enable scientific advances by providing a new paradigm for research. It is said that as the Internet has transformed how humans interact and communicate with each other, CPS will transform how we monitor and interact with (and possibly control) the physical world around us. Advances in CPS research are expected to have a major impact both in scientific development and economic payoffs. It is generally believed that CPS science will emerge as a critical component that is essential for national competitiveness.


  • Perform fundamental reserach on cyber-physical systems that will revolutionize the convergence of physical world and cyber world, handling the uncertainty and complexity, and coordinating with natural/engineered environments.
  • Develop new scientific and engineering principles, models, and theories for the convergence of science and technology in the 21st century, providing a new paradigm for research in basic sciences.
  • Perform inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that can be applied to a number of areas critical to the national security and industrial competitveness.
  • Become a world class research center collaborating with top researchers in the world and providing support to the scientific advancement in developing countries.

Vehicle & Transportation CPS

Medical & Healthcare CPS

Smart Space CPS