Rolls-Royce has roped in Purdue and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) scientists to develop AI-powered cyber-resilient systems for its propulsion-powered platforms.
The proposed research which falls under RollsRoyce’s Cybersecurity Technology Research Network, will be led by assistant professor Shaoshuai Mou, and he will be joined by co-PI and CMU assistant professor Ding Zhao.
Their respective labs – Purdue’s CERIAS and CMU’s CyLab – will focus on integrating AI with classical theories for intrusion detection in resource-limited embedded systems.
The results of the study will then be used to enhance the security of current and future Rolls-Royce platforms powered by the company’s propulsion systems.
According to the Purdue press release, the Cybersecurity Technology Research Network is the latest chapter in a long-standing partnership between Purdue and Rolls-Royce.
Thanks to this new initiative, Rolls-Royce will now be able to gain access to Purdue’s broad expertise in cyber-physical systems that focus on security, autonomy and resiliency.
The university’s cybersecurity program is ranked No. 6 nationally, and Purdue’s CERIAS is viewed as one of the world’s leading centers for research and education in critical cyber and cyber-physical infrastructures.
Mou will focus on developing techniques for cybersecurity that works well in systems that must operate in harsh environments with high temperature and significant noise, such as an aircraft.
Apart from integrating recent advances in AI and learning with classical optimization theories, Mou’s team will conduct studies to enhance security resilience for embedded systems.
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