Research Projects

Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Center (iCyPhy)


Edward A. Lee, Richard Murray1 and Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

The industrial cyber-physical systems center (iCyPhy) is a research consortium formed to identify and develop new engineering techniques that will make it easier to successfully build products and services that combine complex software, hardware and mechanical components.

Today's modern systems --- such as aircraft, buildings, electronic devices and automobiles --- combine mechanical components, embedded systems, networking, application software and user interfaces. The complexity of integrating these components presents challenges associated with design, test and verification of end products. The iCyPhy team aims to identify repeatable, standardized and measurable processes to ensure high-performing systems, and to uncover new product development methods that can help companies reduce costs, increase reliability and innovate more quickly.

The iCyPhy research program is a partnership between the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and member companies, which currently include the founding members, United Technologies and IBM. ICyPhy is pronounced eye-sigh-fi, where fi rhymes with fly, and is generally spelled "iCyPhy," except at the beginning of a sentence, where it can be ICyPhy.