Friday, July 24, 2009

July 23, 2009 DHS Cyber-physical Systems Conference

The Homeland Security Today website has an article, "Workshop Probes Future of Cyber-physical Security" that discusses a July 23 DHS sponsored CPS conference. At that conference, Jeannette Wing (assistant director at the NSF) is quoted as saying “Our lives depend on them [CPS] and our lives will depend on them more and more in the future,” and “How can we build intelligent … and safe digital systems that interact with the physical world?"

Thursday, July 16, 2009

UC Berkeley Team to Receive First ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation

For their outstanding technical contributions, UC Berkeley Professors Robert K. Brayton, Richard Rudell, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, and Albert R. Wang will be the first recipients of the ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

The award will be presented to these authors of the seminal paper, "MIS: A Multiple-Level Logic Optimization System" at the opening session of the 46th Design Automation Conference on July 28th.

The paper, having established the groundwork of modern multi-level logic synthesis, has made major contributions to research, education and industrial practice.

See article in News Blaze.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"When Robots Invaded the Senate"

The NSF news item "When Robots Invaded the Senate" discusses the July 14, 2009 Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) briefing given by the NSF funded researchers to Senate members and their staff.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

NSF Presents a Luncheon Briefing and Open-House Exhibits on Cyber-physical Systems On Capitol Hill

"On Thursday, July 9, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will present a luncheon briefing and open house with exhibits on cyber-physical systems (CPS) in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. a special guest, will provide opening remarks. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV is also invited to attend. Leading experts from industry and academia will offer their insights into the impending CPS revolution. Researchers and students, ranging from doctoral students to students from Baltimore-area high schools, will present demonstrations and exhibits highlighting the latest research and education on CPS."

For details, see