The National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program at UVA is the first of its kind in the U.S. and is leading the way in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) education.
The National Science Foundation awarded UVA a five-year National Research Training (NRT) grant to build out a Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) education program. The program launches in Fall 2019. Though the CPS NRT Program, PhD and ME students will receive a degree in their respective degree program with a focus in CPS.
Students in this exciting new education program will take core and in-depth CPS courses focused on a deep understanding of the interfaces between the cyber and physical worlds - driving discovery, innovation and education forward in the areas of smart health, smart cities and autonomous systems.The curriculum is based on integrated and testbed-driven CPS education as well as CPS research activities and professional development.
Future plans include a Master’s degree and an undergraduate minor in CPS.
The CPS NRT Program includes students and faculty from six degree programs: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Systems Engineering.
One of the advantages to our CPS NRT program is the ability to utilize the CPS expertise and participation from over 30 Link Lab faculty. In addition, the following faculty members are actively participating in the NRT program:
The CPS NRT Program utilizes an Industry Advisory Board to help identify skills and knowledge needed in industry, provide feedback on curriculum, offer ideas, support and resources for testbeds, and identify possible internships or full time post-graduation employment for students. The CPS NRT Advisory Board includes: Northrop Grumman, IBM, Leidos, National Instruments, EY, Perrone Robotics, and Azbil.
While each degree program has different requirements, students in the CPS NRT Program will take a minimum of 3 “Core CPS Courses” and 3 “In-Depth CPS Courses”. PhD and ME students will work with faculty advisors to create an individual plan for course selection (and research options for PhD students). CPS courses listed below are also available for non-CPS NRT Program participants.