iTrust’s research focus on the development of advanced tools and methodologies to ensure security and safety of current and future cyber physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Systems of interest include large infrastructure of national importance (such as power grid, water treatment, oil refineries) as well as cyber-devices such as smart watches, pacemakers, defibrillators, insulin pumps, and VNS implants.

Cyber physical systems is one of the many areas we are working on. The focus of the proposed research is to improve our understanding of cyber threats to CPSs 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, game theory, networking, and software engineering. The techniques propose will be evaluated against, and demonstrated in our garden of testbeds: the Secure Water Treatment (SWaT) Testbed, Water Distribution System (WADI) testbed, and Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC) testbed. Similarly, shielded room laboratory for IoT research.

iTrust researchers are drawn from across SUTD and with a strong collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), enrich the depth, breadth, and quality of research. Academic collaborators include MIT, Imperial College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)/Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), Ben Gurion University, Israel and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU).