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News on Collaborations

On Establishment of International Joint Laboratory of Cyber-Physical System Intelligence and Security

Cyber Security Academy at The University of Southampton and College of Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University are announcing the establishment of the International Joint Laboratory of Cyber-Physical System Intelligence and Security. The joint laboratory aims at advancing the academic research and conducting interdisciplinary research in the field of Computational Intelligence and Security for Cyber-Physical Systems. Through leveraging existing resources at both institutions, the two parties shall develop and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as producing innovative research outcomes and significant research impacts. The current plans on the research collaboration includes the following areas: Fundamental Theory of Cyber-Physical Systems, Cyber-Physical Applications in Critical Infrastructures, Ubiquitous Computing and Computational Intelligence, Security in Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things and Pervasive Systems, and Sustainable and Smart Energy Systems. The international laboratory will be jointly directed by Professor Shiyan Hu from The University of Southampton and Professor Qiang Yang from Zhejiang University.

Zhejiang University is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest. Eighteen disciplines have been selected for China’s “Double First-class” Initiative and 39 disciplines graded A in the recent national assessment. Established in 1920, College of Electrical Engineering (CEE), with Department of Electrical Engineering as its predecessor, was one of the earliest and strongest electrical engineering departments in China. The College currently consists of 8 institutes which include National Key Laboratory of Power Electronics and National Engineering Center for Applied Power Electronics. The College is, and will always commit itself in education and research to striving for a world-class college in the world.

The CSA at The University of Southampton and the CEE at Zhejiang University are looking forward to the close partnership and fruitful collaboration outcomes from this joint effort in the future