Bachelor of Science Intelligent Systems Engineering

In the Intelligent Systems Engineering (ISE) program, students learn about engineering systems that integrate physical processes, computation, and artificial intelligence. Students will also learn how the networked, smart physical entities are used to manage electric grids and other critical infrastructures, home utilities and appliances, robots, autonomous vehicles, environmental sensor networks, traffic control, smart toys and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. In a time where everyday objects around us are becoming smart, future ISE engineers have tremendous career prospects in a broad range of application domains.

Unlike traditional engineering programs that specialize in one engineering discipline, CDM’s ISE program is interdisciplinary, combining the core components of computer science, computer engineering, and generalist engineering programs. This means that students in the program experience the complete lifecycle of developing a modern engineering system and master mechanical design, fabrication, electronic circuits, software development, networking, and cyber-security.

For international students: this is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

Degree Requirements
  • Umer Huzaifa

    Dr. Huzaifa’s teaching interests include robotics, control, and dynamics and his research interests include legged locomotion, social robotics, control systems, and dynamics.

  • David Ramsay

    Dr. Ramsay studies how the design of ubiquitous tools alter our cognition, with an emphasis on patterns of daily attention. He combines high-quality hardware systems with cutting edge statistical modeling to measure, understand, and improve human experience. Dr. Ramsay earned his PhD from the MIT Media Lab, and is a Fulbright-winning researcher.

  • Filipo Sharevski

    Dr. Sharevski is a cybersecurity researcher and tactician who constructs and manipulates reality as it unfolds across the cyber-physical spaces and within power structures, particularly focused on social engineering, reality interventions, resistances, and cyberwarfare. He leads the 5G De-Mobile Lab, focused on behavioral security and forensics research in future cellular networks, and is the co-director of the Divergent Design Lab.

  • Sharief Oteafy

    Dr. Oteafy is the director of CDM’s Next Generation Networking (NexGeN) lab. His research interests lie in next generation networking systems, with a core focus on leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) towards ubiquitous and synergistic service proliferation. Dr. Oteafy is the IEEE ComSoc Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (AHSN) Standards Liaison, and on the ComSoc Tactile Internet standards Working Group.

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Research Labs

CDM is home to several specialized research labs, including the Robotic Assisted Locomotion (RAL) Lab. The goal of the RAL Lab is to develop robot devices to help people with limited mobility regain their freedom in movement. Lab members are currently studying locomotion in natural and artificial systems with legs to better understand the physical phenomenon involved in the coordinated movement of the joints transporting our bodies. The lab consists of a collegial group of students and professionals of different levels helping in embedded systems, mechanical design, and user testing of the robots. Students interested in joining the lab can email Umer Huzaifa.

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Idea Realization Lab

The Idea Realization Lab (IRL) is a 4,500 square foot makerspace that includes a variety of state-of-the-art fabrication facilities like 3D printers, thermal formers and molding, and more. The IRL also supports several types of rapid prototyping technologies including Inventables X-Carve, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, sergers, and precision multi-axis CNC milling machines. Students have access to leading-edge engineering software tools to bring innovative ideas to life.


Project Spotlight

Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering faculty and PhD candidate Dimuthu Kodippili Arachchige and his colleagues created a robot that emulates the way pinnipeds – such as seals and sea lions – bounce and lunge on land, bobbing their heads and bodies to gain momentum while pushing along the ground with their flippers.

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