Mohammadreza Chamanbaz — Research — Cyber-Physical Systems

Secure Control of Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) such as power grids, water distribution networks, swarm of robots, etc. consists of some computational elements controlling physical quantities. It is known that relying only on information technology security tools to detect and respond to cyber attacks targeting CPS is not effective. The objective of this project is to firstly detect the attack –being physical or cyber attack– and secondly try to minimize its effect on the physical system. We are mostly interested in control theoretic methods to minimize the effect of attack. To this end, we use concepts from Model Predictive Control (MPC).

This work is done in collaboration with Asst Prof. Roland Bouffanais.