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Published: 16 Mar, 2020

Reliable cyber-physical systems for everyone's safety

PROFILE Zonghua Gu’s research addresses embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), with a tight integrated interaction between the embedded computer system and its surrounding physical environment.

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Zonghua Gu is especially interested in applications within intelligent mobile systems, such as autonomous vehicles. People's lives depend on the proper functioning of these CPS systems, and to ensure this, there must be secure certified solutions based on industry standards for all of the system's layers and levels.

Furthermore, embedded computers that run inside and control these systems need to be optimized for high performance to process massive amounts of sensor data in real-time. The optimization also has to take into account power consumption, limitations in hardware, cooling, and costs.

The goal of Zonghua Gu’s research is to develop analysis techniques and tools to make these safety-critical CPS system safer and more efficient.

In 2019 Zonghua Gu was installed as professor in technology in autonomous systems at Umeå University.

About Zonghua Gu's research


Zonghua Gu was born in 1972 in China. He received his doctorate in 2004 in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA. Before joining Umeå University in 2018, he worked as a faculty member in Zhejiang University (2009-2018), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China (2005-2009).

He also worked as August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 2017. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Systems Architecture (Elsevier).

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