Mission and Goals

This CoC brings together faculty members and researchers with expertise on different aspects of embedded and cyber-physical systems design, and with experience from different application domains. The goal is to create a common umbrella and portal for the various ongoing research and teaching activities at TUM in the area of embedded and cyber-physical systems (CPS). This CoC is also a multidisciplinary effort to advance the state-of-the-art in CPS and embedded systems and addresses key societal challenges in the areas of healthcare, transportation systems, energy and environment. It serves as a platform for new teaching initiatives and large research projects, and also acts as a bridge between the activities within TUM and those at the industry and other universities and research institutes.

Core Competencies

A key asset of this CoC is its proven ability to mix-and-match the individual competences of the CoC members in leading edge scientific research and in leveraging their multi-year experience in industry cooperation. This combination is not only helpful for addressing the technological challenges and problems arising in the space of embedded and cyber-physical systems, but also in identifying new directions for interdisciplinary scientific research. Broadly, the competence areas include:

  • Application-specific multi-core processor and reconfigurable computing architectures
  • Model-based design and synthesis of hardware and software platform
  • Co-design of control, computation and communication under resource constraints
  • Methods for ensuring real-time performance, security, reliability and energy-efficiency
  • CMOS and nanotechnology-based sensors and devices, autonomous sensor networks and sensor-based systems

On the application side, this CoC has competences in the areas of automotive systems and software, medical devices including sensor networks for health monitoring, real-time and embedded multimedia systems, home and building automation systems, and high-performance embedded control systems.


Coordinator: Andreas Herkersdorf Integrated Systems
Second Coordinator: Samarjit Chakraborty Real-Time Computer Systems
Gordon Cheng Cognitive Systems
Klaus Diepold Data Processing
Alessio Gagliardi Nanoelektronik
Hans-Georg Herzog Energy Conversion Technology
Sandra Hirche Information-oriented Control
Andreas Jossen Electrical Energy Storage Technology
Franz Kreupl Hybrid Electronic Systems
Dongheui Lee Human Robot Interaction
Daniel Müller-Gritschneder Electronic Design Automation
Ulf Schlichtmann Electronic Design Automation
Georg Sigl Security in Information Technology
Walter Stechele Integrated Systems
Sebastian Steinhorst Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
Thomas Wild Integrated Systems


  • Automotive embedded systems
  • Embedded control systems
  • Control in networked cyber-physical systems
  • Advanced automotive driver assistance systems
  • Model-based design of embedded hardware & software systems
  • Designing multicore systems and software
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • Embedded network processing and communication
  • Security in embedded systems
  • Technologies for energy storage systems
  • Electro-mobility and electric vehicles
  • Sensor technology using CNTs and other nanomaterials
  • Human machine interaction
  • Approximate computing
  • Hardware based machine learning