SUTD-ASPIRE proposal accepted by NRF

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NRF has announced the 7 accepted proposals (out of 20) for the National Cybersecurity Research programme, for a total funding of S$42M ( link). Our proposal, SUTD-ASPIRE, was selected as one of them. I will be track-PI for two out of the 6 tracks of SUTD-ASPIRE, for the track on “orthogonal defenses” and “Attacker models”. SUTD-ASPIRE focuses on “Advancing the Security of Public Infrastructure using Resilience and Economics”, in particular power and water infrastructure. We plan to launch a website with more details on ASPIRE soon.

From the proposal:

Our objective is to conduct fundamental scientific research to improve the security of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) that offer key services such as power. Our contributions will be: (a) principles, techniques, and software tools, and (b) validation of principles and design techniques through experiments using SUTD’s realistic testbeds. Together with our public and private partners, we ensure that the outcomes of the proposed research will have real-world impact. Consequently, our work will benefit Singapore along three dimensions: government interests, commercial interests and manpower development.

Nils Ole Tippenhauer
Nils Ole Tippenhauer

I am interested in information security aspects of practical systems. In particular, I am currently working on security of industrial control systems and the Industrial Internet of Things.