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CPS Education Development Workshop at UC Berkeley

Published Nov 28, 2014

What competences should a future CPS engineer be equipped with? Professor Martin Törngren (Dept of Machine Design, Mechatronics/ICES) gathered leading education developers and industrial representatives to consider this question in a very well-attended workshop at UC Berkeley.

Professor Martin Törngren at UC Berkeley.

The invited industry speakers were drawn from Toyota Research, National Instruments and the United Technologies Research Centre.  Alongside top professors and researchers from different schools and roles at UCB, they covered Industrial needs and Academic state of the art in CPS education and beyond. Martin Toerngren and Martin Grimheden then went on to present a picture of CPS education at KTH and in Europe - now and future.

The increasing capabilities of computing systems - including their connectivity - paves the way for novel applications and systems that do not respect traditional academic disciplines. What used to be easy to define, e.g. embedded systems as dedicated and small computer control and measurement systems, now encompasses a spectrum from low (bare bone), over multicore, to high end middleware, web and cloud connected systems. Future computer and software intensive systems will increasingly contain environment models, be situation aware, perform decision making, gradually contributing to increasing levels of autonomy. This technology evolution, captured by terms like CPS, IoT and the Swarm, makes education challenging, to say the least.

Read more about the workshop and the speakers’ presentations .