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Research Group

Cyber physical systems

Computer screen and coding

We explore and develop cyber physical systems - mechanisms controlled or monitored by computer-based processes.


Our research group's work reflects society’s increasing dependence on software for control in systems such as transport, telecoms and avionics.
We work on topics including:

  • theoretical foundations
  • modelling and programming languages
  • engineering methods
  • design tools
  • system engineering applications

Our computer scientists work on projects with important implications for people and businesses. For example, we've explored how computers can harvest their own energy to avoid the costs that come with mains or battery-powered operations. We have also designed security systems to help increase resistance to cyber attacks on UK businesses. 
Our research themes include:

  • autonomous and intelligent systems - projects include machine learning and its applications
  • control theory and system design - includes work in the aerospace industry
  • embedded systems - includes research into energy-efficiency
  • format design methods - including theoretical foundation to program semantics and modelling languages

Projects and publications

Research projects

Our people

I'm interested in the formal verification and validation of safe and secure cyber physical systems, along with making formal modelling more accessible to industry.
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