The Introduction to CyberPhysical Systems Engineering (CPSE) Camp will take place Monday through Saturday, June 12-17, from 9am to 5pm at DePaul University’s Loop Campus. The camp, which is designed for current high school students, will introduce students to engineering design principles in general and to cyberphysical systems engineering specifically.
Through this program, full-time faculty in our School of Computing will introduce students to foundational skills taught in CPSE and provide the opportunity to apply those skills with hands-on activities. Students will be exposed to principles of embedded systems and real-world design using accessible technologies.
Students will explore embedded systems through interaction with sensors and motors, consider prototype design with laser cutters and 3D printers, and use robot programming to make an mBot robot navigate an obstacle course and reach a target.
Program Admission and Application
This program is designed for current high school students. Admission is based on an application process, with specific consideration given to academic performance.
The cost of the program is $100.
Interested students must apply by May 26, 2023.
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School of Computing
Dr. Huzaifa’s teaching interests include robotics, control, and dynamics and his research interests include legged locomotion, social robotics, control systems, and dynamics. He has many research publications to his credit and several academic honors and awards, including Best Talk on Controls and Decision at CSL Student Conference 2019, and Alumni Teaching Fellowship at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . In his free time, he enjoys engineering outreach, reading books on history and biographies, being outdoors and singing.
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School of Computing
Sharief Oteafy is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing, DePaul University, where he founded the Next Generation Networking (NexGeN) lab. His current research focuses on dynamic architectures for interoperability in the Internet of Things, Information Centric Networks, and managing the proliferation of Big Sensed Data (BSD). He also co-leads the team working on the Tactile Internet architecture, under the IEEE P1918.1 Standard Working Group, and is the lead technical editor of that standard. He is actively engaged in the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), and is a professional member in both IEEE and ACM. Dr. Oteafy co-authored a book on “Dynamic Wireless Sensor Networks”, published by Wiley, presented 50+ publications and delivered multiple IEEE tutorials on IoT and BSD. He is the General chair of the 48th IEEE LCN 2023 conference, and served as its TPC Chair in 2022. He co-chaired a number of IEEE symposia (Globecom, ICC, CSCN), in addition to a number IEEE and workshops in conjunction with IEEE ICC and IEEE LCN. He is currently an Associate Editor with IEEE Communications Magazine, and on the editorial board of Wiley’s Internet Technology Letters.
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