iTrust was jointly established by SUTD and the Singapore Ministry of Defence in 2012. One of iTrust’s core focus is to improve our understanding of cyber threats to cyber-physical systems (CPS) and to develop and experiment with strategies to mitigate such threats. Our approach is based on well-understood technical foundations borrowed from the interdisciplinary fields of control theory, artificial intelligence, axiomatic design and software engineering. The proposed models and techniques are being evaluated against, and demonstrated in our industrial CPS testbeds: Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution System (WADI) and Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC).

Our researchers are drawn from across SUTD in multidisciplinary fields to enrich the depth, breadth, and quality of research. International academic collaborators include Ben Gurion University, Imperial College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Missouri University of Science and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Advanced Digital Sciences Center.