iTrust research focus on the development of advanced tools and methodologies to ensure the security and safety of current and future systems in five thrusts:

  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Internet of Things (IoT) systems
  • Enterprise Networks
  • Autonomous Vehicles 
  • Blockchain

Systems of interest range from cyber-devices (smart watches, IP cameras, drones etc) to large infrastructure of national importance (power grid, water treatment, oil refineries etc)

One of iTrust’s research objectives is to improve our understanding of cyber threats to 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 Secure Water Treatment (SWaT) Testbed, Water Distribution System (WADI) testbed, and Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC) testbed.

iTrust 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.