Cyber Manufacturing, Smart & Connect Systems

The Division of Cyber Manufacturing, Smart and Connect Systems focuses on building an information-rich and secure platform for advanced manufacturing and providing seamlessly connected systems to improve the quality, efficiency, and productivity of manufacturing and service systems and increase the resiliency and robustness of supply chains. This division aims at utilizing and developing techniques, such as digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, high-performance computing, etc., to support material design and processing, design optimization, process planning, monitoring, and control, system reconfiguration, information security, and decision-making under uncertainty.

Major research topics include:

  • Advanced metrology and digitization
  • Cybersecurity in manufacturing
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Knowledge engineering
  • Collaborative Robotics
  • Human-centric design and human-machine hybridization
  • Neuromorphic engineering
  • Large-scale optimization and data analytics
  • Human-machine/human-system interaction
  • Digital twin and digital thread
  • Decision-making under uncertainty
  • Information exchange and system co-learning
  • Simulation at the material, process, and system levels