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On Establishment of China-U.K. International Joint Laboratory of Cyber-Physical System Intelligence and Security


The College of Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University and Cyber Security Academy at The University of Southampton 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 Qiang Yang from Zhejiang University and Professor Shiyan Hu from The University of Southampton.


The University of Southampton is a world-renowned university, which consistently ranks within top 100 according to QS and USNEWS world rankings. In particular, its Electrical and Electronic Engineering program ranked first in Guardian University Guide 2021, marking its eleventh consecutive year in the top 10 of this subject ranking. Its Cyber Security Academy (CSA) was jointly launched by the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, EPSRC, and The University of Southampton, under the prestigious Her Majesty's Government's CyberInvest scheme. Since its inception, CSA has been proudly engaged in partnerships with government agencies, academia, and industrial leaders to deliver research, innovation, education, training and outreach.


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

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