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Primeur weekly 2017-01-09

Focus

Erik Fledderus highlights importance of ongoing dialogue and role of national nodes in realising e-IRG Roadmap 2016 vision ...

Quantum computing

Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model ...

Focus on Europe

39th ORAP Forum on Global Emergent and Future HPC Architectures, I/O and Storage to be held March 28, 2017 ...

Random access memory on a low energy diet ...

Middleware

Bright Computing rolls out tiered partner programme for resellers in EMEA and APAC ...

Delft University of Technology acquires a source licence of the CoSy compiler development system for advanced research ...

Hardware

Penguin Computing announces Scyld ClusterWare 7 for large clusters ...

Eurocom upgrades Mobile Supercomputer laptops with Kaby Lake desktop processors up to Intel Core i7 7700K ...

Applications

NVIDIA and AUDI partner to put world's most advanced AI car on road by 2020 ...

Transportation supplier ZF and NVIDIA announce AI-based self-driving system for cars, trucks, and commercial vehicles ...

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye will have autonomous test vehicles on the roads by the second half of 2017 ...

Panasonic Automotive and IBM partner to develop cognitive vehicle infotainment system with Watson ...

Panasonic and IBM join forces to develop cognitive personal concierge solutions with Watson ...

Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of cyber-physical systems degree ...

Supercomputer simulations helping to improve wind predictions ...

Asian scientist launches Asia's first supercomputing magazine ...

Open-source plant database confirms top US bioenergy crop ...

The BGRF joins Diversity.AI to prevent age discrimination in aging biomarker development ...

Artificial intelligence seen as a key technology to enable better balancing of UK's energy market ...

IBM and Illumina partner to standardize genomic data interpretation ...

The Cloud

Atos to acquire Engage ESM ...

HERE and NVIDIA partner on AI technology for HD mapping from Cloud to car ...

NVIDIA and ZENRIN collaborate on AI-powered HD mapping for Japan ...

Intel to acquire 15 percent ownership of HERE ...

Philips highlights Cloud-based innovations at the forefront of digital health during CES ...

Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of cyber-physical systems degree


Xenofon Koutsoukos
3 Jan 2017 Nashville - A new master's degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering is designed to prepare students to meet the dramatic rise in workforce needs in such high-profile fields as the Internet of Things - the advanced connectivity of devices and systems - the security of cyber domains, the smart grid and defense. The new Cyber-Physical Systems professional master's degree programme is scheduled to begin classes in August 2017. The 12-month, 30-hour interdisciplinary programme aims to put graduates on a fast career path in companies of all sizes and in a variety of industries related to IoT that are critical to U.S. innovation and competitiveness.

“This master's engineering programme is ideally suited for STEM professionals already working in industry who want to accelerate their careers and pursue a career path in CPS, and students with a baccalaureate degree in engineering or math or physical sciences", stated Xenofon Koutsoukos, faculty director of the CPS master's programme and professor of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering.

"We envision a flexible academic curriculum that allows students to tailor their studies to personal interests and goals by selecting not only foundational computer science courses but also courses in mechanical, biomedical, and civil engineering - engineering disciplines profoundly impacted by the IoT", Xenofon Koutsoukos stated.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment of computer systems workers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in Cloud computing, cybersecurity, and mobile networks is increasing demand for these workers. In the cybersecurity sector, more than 209,000 jobs in the United States are unfilled, and postings are up 74% over the past five years, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

CPS technologies employ sensors, processors and actuators to enable computers to perform dynamically in the physical world. They are used in cruise control mechanisms in passenger cars, auto-pilot systems in aircraft, control mechanisms in prosthetics, and futuristic robotic devices for search and rescue. CPSs also are core to the functioning of medical devices, energy-efficient structures, and advanced manufacturing.

"Vanderbilt University is a global leader in CPS research, receiving substantial funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health, among others, for significant research projects in energy, transportation, health care and defense", stated Philippe Fauchet, dean of the School of Engineering. "CPS-related research at Vanderbilt has been truly interdisciplinary, integrating efforts across multiple engineering departments and institutes."

Beyond courses in computer science and engineering, students will acquire leadership skills by selecting graduate engineering management courses and completing a capstone project in institutes and laboratories that conduct research in CPS, such as the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, and the Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems hosts the CPS Virtual Organization (CPS-VO) - the national hub and portal for CPS research. Currently the site has more than 10,000 users from academia, government and industry. A number of engineering faculty hold leadership positions in the global CPS community, including professional organizations, conferences, steering committees and editorial boards.

“Systems today - everything from pacemakers to remotely piloted aircraft to the power grid - are complex, and the processes used to build the software platforms that make them work are surprisingly creative. More importantly, these processes leverage decades of R&D on innovative tools and methods - the kind of innovative software design work going on at our institute every day to ensure software and hardware integrate together successfully", stated Janos Sztipanovits, Director of Institute for Software Integrated Systems and E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering.

The admissions requirements for the CPS master degree programme include an online application, academic performance in previous degrees, resume or curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and, if applicable, GRE and TOEFL scores.

The online application will be available January 2017, and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.

More information is available at the programme's website.
Source: Vanderbilt University School of Engineering

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Primeur weekly 2017-01-09

Focus

Erik Fledderus highlights importance of ongoing dialogue and role of national nodes in realising e-IRG Roadmap 2016 vision ...

Quantum computing

Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model ...

Focus on Europe

39th ORAP Forum on Global Emergent and Future HPC Architectures, I/O and Storage to be held March 28, 2017 ...

Random access memory on a low energy diet ...

Middleware

Bright Computing rolls out tiered partner programme for resellers in EMEA and APAC ...

Delft University of Technology acquires a source licence of the CoSy compiler development system for advanced research ...

Hardware

Penguin Computing announces Scyld ClusterWare 7 for large clusters ...

Eurocom upgrades Mobile Supercomputer laptops with Kaby Lake desktop processors up to Intel Core i7 7700K ...

Applications

NVIDIA and AUDI partner to put world's most advanced AI car on road by 2020 ...

Transportation supplier ZF and NVIDIA announce AI-based self-driving system for cars, trucks, and commercial vehicles ...

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye will have autonomous test vehicles on the roads by the second half of 2017 ...

Panasonic Automotive and IBM partner to develop cognitive vehicle infotainment system with Watson ...

Panasonic and IBM join forces to develop cognitive personal concierge solutions with Watson ...

Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of cyber-physical systems degree ...

Supercomputer simulations helping to improve wind predictions ...

Asian scientist launches Asia's first supercomputing magazine ...

Open-source plant database confirms top US bioenergy crop ...

The BGRF joins Diversity.AI to prevent age discrimination in aging biomarker development ...

Artificial intelligence seen as a key technology to enable better balancing of UK's energy market ...

IBM and Illumina partner to standardize genomic data interpretation ...

The Cloud

Atos to acquire Engage ESM ...

HERE and NVIDIA partner on AI technology for HD mapping from Cloud to car ...

NVIDIA and ZENRIN collaborate on AI-powered HD mapping for Japan ...

Intel to acquire 15 percent ownership of HERE ...

Philips highlights Cloud-based innovations at the forefront of digital health during CES ...