Foundations of Cyber Physical Systems

By Prof. Soumyajit Dey   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 230
Cyber-physical systems (CPS), which consist of physical systems tightly integrated and/or controlled by software, are ubiquitous in many safety critical domains, including automotive, avionics, railways, healthcare, atomic energy, power, and industrial automation. The principles of design and implementation of cyber-physical systems are remarkably different from that of other embedded systems because of the tight integration of real valued and dense time real time systems with software based discrete automated control. The objective of this course is to develop an exposition of the challenges in implementing a cyber-physical system from a computational perspective, but based equally on the principles of automated control. The course aims to expose the student to real world problems in this domain and provide a walk through the design and validation problems for such systems. With the advent of Al techniques, their increased use in CPS is also a promising growth vertical along with the necessity of safety assurance. In this course we also touch upon concepts of Neural Network based decision making for Continuous Systems while guaranteeing safety and stability using control theoretic constraint solving.


1. Basic Programming Knowledge
2. Engineering Mathematics

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: "Tier 1 Automotive companies:Robert Bosch Engineering, OEM Automotive companies:TML, BMW, Daimler, Mahindra etc, Govt Labs like DRDO, HAL"
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: 
i. Cyber— Physical Systems (CPS) in the real world: Industry 4.0, Automotive, Building Automation, Medical CPS
ii. Low power compute platforms for CPS
Week 2: Real time sensing and communication for CPS
i. Sensors, Actuators
ii. CAN protocol in automotive systems
Week 3: 
i. Real time task scheduling for CPS
ii. Worst Case Execution Time, Res ponse time analysis of CPS software
Week 4: 
i. Dynamical System modeling for CPS
ii. Different notions of stability
Week 5: 
i. Controller Desig n (using pole placement)
ii. Delay aware Controller Design
Week 6: 
Stability and Control Performance in presence of Platform uncertainties
Week 7: 
i. Lyapunov Stability
ii. Barrier Functions
Week 8: 
Quadratic Program based Controller Design ensuring Safety and Stability
Week 9: 
Neural Network (NN) Based Controllers in CPS
Week 10: 
Safety of NN enabled CPS: switching between NN and conventional controllers
Week 11: 
State Estimation using Kalman Filter and other techniques
Week 12: 
i. False Data Injection (FDI) Attack detection in CPS
ii. Attack Mitigation in C

Books and references

1. “Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems” - Rajeev Alur
2. "Introduction to Embedded Systems — A Cyber— Physical Systems Approach" - E. A. Lee, Sanjit Seshia"

Instructor bio

Prof. Soumyajit Dey

IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Soumyajit Dey joined the dept. of CSE, IIT Kgp in May 2013.He worked at IIT Patna as assistant professor in CSE dept. from beginning of Spring 2012 to end of Spring 2013. He received a B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engg. from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2004. He received an M.S. followed by PhD degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2007 and 2011 respectively.

His research interests include 1) Synthesis and Verification of Safe,Secure and Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems, 2) Runtime Systems for Heterogeneous Platforms. More specifically, as part of his second research interest, he works on building GPGPU application scheduling frameworks considering both a) embedded real time applications, and b) GPGPU cluster level workloads. He has been successfully running a popular course titled “High Performance Parallel Programming” http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/~soumya/hp3/hp3.html)
in CSE IITKGP for the last three years jointly with Prof. Pralay Mitra.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 April 2023  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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