CPS Rising Stars 2024

CPS Rising Stars 2024 Workshop - Call for Applications

The 2024 Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Rising Stars Workshop, which is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation and ACM SIGBED, will be held at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) on May 29, 2024.

This workshop aims to identify and mentor outstanding PhD students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic careers in CPS core research areas. CPS areas are as defined by the National Science Foundation CPS program, and include control, data analytics, machine learning including real-time learning for control, autonomy, design, Internet of Things (IoT), mixed initiatives including human-in- or human-on-the-loop, networking, privacy, real-time systems, safety, security, and verification. This workshop also aims to increase representation and diversity in CPS and especially encourages women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Eligible applicants should be within about 1-3 years of graduating with a PhD at the time of the workshop or have obtained a PhD no earlier than 2021 and do not currently hold a faculty position. New for the 2024 Workshop: We are now welcoming applications from eligible applicants affiliated with U.S. institutions, as well as international applicants.

The workshop program committee will review applications and select CPS Rising Stars based on the research excellence and academic leadership potential. The selected applicants will receive travel support to attend the workshop, which will cover reasonable travel expenses, hotel accommodation, and meals. Their profiles will be highlighted on the workshop website and at the event.

The workshop program will feature keynotes, panels and presentations on the academic job search process and how to succeed as a junior faculty member, as well as research presentations from workshop participants. This workshop will give participants a chance to gain insights about navigating the early stages of careers in academia and network with their peers, opening the door for ongoing collaboration and professional support for years to come.

Application Materials

  • Research statement (maximum 1 page excluding references, 12pt font, 1-inch margins, PDF)
  • CV (no page limit, PDF)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2024 (AoE). Please find more details about the application process and eligibility requirements in the workshop website: https://risingstars.linklab.virginia.edu/2024/apply.html