Researching, developing, and transitioning advances in separation architectures, model-based system engineering, and mathematical analysis.
- Safety & Security AnalysisAnalyze system models for gaps in safety and security compliance, and generate documentation to support certification requirements.
- Real-time Operating System SchedulingProvide end-to-end, system-wide schedulabilty analysis, and generate real-time operating system (RTOS) schedules and configuration information
- Embedded System Tradespace AnalysisSupport least-commitment design strategies by continuously evaluating embedded system design alternatives against diverse requirements.
What’s next: Innovative research examining hard problems of national importance.
- Weird MachinesAnticipating vulnerabilities related to computer systems that employ artificial intelligence
- Education InnovationDelivering game-based education to adolescents and young adults
- Automated Behavior AnalysisDetecting vulnerabilities in embedded systems using timed automata (VOLTA)
- Code GenerationAutomating the integration of cyber-resilient components in complex systems
- About Us
The Neurobiology of Addiction
Deliver engaging and effective neurobiology psychoeducation to adolescents and young adults in addiction treatment using interactive, game-based educational technology.
SoberSloth, an educational app supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), examines addiction as a brain disorder caused by a hijacked dopamine reward pathway. Players learn how this brain system influences mood, memory, and motivation throughout the trajectory of pre-addiction, early substance use, addiction, treatment, post-treatment.
SoberSloth will be released later in 2021, playable as a web application.
Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration
Build a mobile app that makes the hard science of photosynthesis and cell respiration easier to learn.
Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and built in collaboration with classroom teachers and biology instructors from the University of Minnesota, CellEnergy: Photosynthesis Labs teaches students these foundational life sciences concepts. Interactive, scaffolded lessons and virtual labs create an engaging experimental playground, and students build real mastery of Next Generation Science Standards science practices.
CellEnergy was awarded a 2019 Top Pick for Learning by Common Sense Education.
Neuroscience for the Classroom
Build a mobile app with group interactions and a teacher dashboard for real-time monitoring that supports classroom instruction of high school neuroscience.
Designed as an instructional tool to help STEM teachers engage their students in neuroscience, iNeuron transforms a set of hand-held devices into functionally connected neurons in order to deepen understanding of how our brains change with learning. Development of iNeuron was supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health.