Logical Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems

About this Textbook

Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) combine cyber capabilities, such as computation or communication, with physical capabilities, such as motion or other physical processes. Cars, aircraft, and robots are prime examples, because they move physically in space in a way that is determined by discrete computerized control algorithms. Designing these algorithms is challenging due to their tight coupling with physical behavior, while it is vital that these algorithms be correct because we rely on them for safety-critical tasks.

This textbook teaches undergraduate students the core principles behind CPSs. It shows them how to develop models and controls; identify safety specifications and critical properties; understand abstraction and system architectures; design by invariant; reason rigorously about CPS models; verify CPS models of appropriate scale; and develop an intuition for operational effects.

The book is supported with detailed lecture notes, lecture videos, homework assignments, and lab assignments.

About the Author

The author is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He develops the logical foundations of cyber-physical systems to characterize their fundamental principles and to determine how we can trust computers to control physical processes. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Oldenburg, Germany. He received an ACM Doctoral Dissertation Honorable Mention Award and NSF Career Award, and he was named one of the Brilliant 10 Young Scientists by the Popular Science magazine and one of AI's 10 to Watch by the IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine.

Bibliographic Information

This textbook will soon appear with Springer.
  1. André Platzer.
    Logical Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems.
    Springer, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-63587-3.
    [bib | eprint]