The objective of the CPS symposium is to bring together researchers, entrepreneurs and program directors from industry, university and government to discuss the project-based collaborations (e.g., STTR/SBIR, Co-Op) and creating innovation ecosystems on the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT), including but not limited to AI/ML, digital twin and cyber-physical security. In particular, we want to pair high-tech start-ups and university labs to pursue federal grants opportunities, create disruptive innovations and foster bold entrepreneurship. Please register to attend for our headcount and planning. It is an invitation-only event and is free to our invited attendees.

The symposium also has sponsorship opportunity: $2000 Platinum, $1000 Gold, $500 Silver. The sponsorship will be used to cover the food and allow more students to attend. The sponsorship company logo will be highlighted on the web page, program guide and introduction sides.

If you are interested to join the mailing list of the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS), please subscribe to cpsfaculty+subscribe@googlegroups.com (if you are UGA faculty), or cpsindustry+subscribe@googlegroups.com (if you are from industry and other university).


The industry-university-government partnership is a national trend and need. It is important to encourage the industry and university partnerships, creates breakthrough technologies; meets societal and economic needs; leads to new, high-wage jobs; and empowers all Americans to participate in the U.S. research and innovation enterprise.

The UGA Engineering and its Center for Cyber-Physical Systems have also received a NSF innovation engine award, in collaboration with Augusta University (lead) and several organizations (including Savannah River National Laboratory, US Army Cyber Command and Robins Air Force Base). This project aims to develop an engine in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) with the technical theme on the related areas of cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, edge computing, and Internet of Things (IoT). Thus, this year’s CPS symposium is also a commitment of UGA in this NSF innovation engine project.

The mission of UGA Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS) is to develop partnerships among university, industry and government on research and education in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) analytics and security, and fosters bold innovation and entrepreneurship in CPS. The CCPS center is an interdisciplinary research center in UGA committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice and real-world applications with lasting impact. More details found here: UGA Center for Cyber-Physical Systems.

Organizing Committee:

Frank Zahiri (USAF)
WenZhan Song (UGA)
Kyle Johnsen (UGA)
Jin Ye (UGA)
Thirimachos Bourlai (UGA)
Haijian Sun (UGA)
Qin Lu (UGA)
Roberto Perdisci (UGA)
Tianming Liu (UGA)
Stephen Coshatt (UGA / USAF)
Amanda Snyder (UGA)
Jane Pinson (UGA)

Platinum Sponsors:

The College of Engineering

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

National Science Foundation | Regional Innovation Engines Program

Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost