Priority Area for the following sponsors (not all-inclusive): National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration

CPS SYNERGY: TOWARDS SECURE NETWORKED CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS WITH BOUNDED RATIONALITY

Faculty: Dr. Saroj Biswas
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

This research investigates the game-theoretic approach of large scale networked cyber-physical systems for the development of control system architectures for overall system stability and security. This research allows interplay between mathematical models of infrastructures and behavioral models of adversaries. In particular, we investigate control system design for global system stability in the events of a) data attacks, b) delay attacks, c) jamming attacks, d) random network delays and packet dropouts, and e) physical attacks on sensors, actuators, and system components. Despite the fact that the infrastructure system may be geographically dispersed, the controller will be localized and utilize only local subsystem state variables for feedback. Game-theoretic concepts will be used to explore various attack scenarios and defense methodologies.