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AEM spotlight:

Balas and Seiler receive $1.5 million NSF grant

Airbus 380 cockpit where the systems will be used.

AEM department head Prof. Gary Balas, Dr. Pete Seiler along with 3 colleagues from the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department have just received a $1.5M grant from NSF's Cyber-Physical Systems(CPS) program.

Their proposal, entitled "Embedded Fault Detection for Low-Cost, Safety-Critical Systems," was approved to being in October of this year and will run through September of 2012. 

Balas and Seiler along with CSE faculty Mats Heimdahl, Antonia Zhai and Jaideept Srivastava will be developing complementary monitoring algorithms and novel computing architectures which will enable the detection of faults.  Ideally this will bring high levels of system reliability and integrity to application domains that cannot afford the cost, power, weight and size associated with physical redundancy.

Additionally with the research, the program will develop an advanced design course for senior undergraduates and first year graduate students. 

For more on the project, see the NSF write up here.

Last Modified: Friday, 25-Sep-2009 10:46:40 CDT -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation