The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently announced a partnership with Intel Corporation on two new grants for $6 million to research security and privacy solutions of cyber-physical systems (CPS). Cyber-physical systems, such as smart-homes and autonomous vehicles, are part of the rise of the new Internet of Things (IoT).
“Advances in the integration of information and communications technologies are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems,” said Jim Kurose, head of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at NSF. “Rigorous interdisciplinary research, such as the projects announced today in partnership with Intel, can help to better understand and mitigate threats to our critical cyber-physical systems and secure the nation’s economy, public safety, and overall well-being.”
This partnership between NSF and Intel represents a new model of cooperation between government, industry and academia.
Key features of this model for projects funded by NSF and Intel include joint design of a solicitation, joint selection of projects, an open collaborative intellectual property agreement, and a management plan to facilitate effective information exchange between faculty, students and industrial researchers.
The two projects that were announced as part of the NSF/Intel Partnership on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy are:
- Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania: Security and Privacy-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems
- Philip Levis, Stanford University: CPS-Security: End-to-End Security for the Internet of Things
Read more about the partnership here.