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Center for Embedded Systems, an National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

Center for Embedded Systems

An NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

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Who We Are.The Center for Embedded Systems (CES) is a research collaboration between academia (Arizona State University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale), industry (leading electronics companies throughout the world) and government (the National Science Foundation).

Research Impact. CES’s research focuses on the technologies that enable sensing, communications, computing, and control in everyday things. When a patient’s wrist sensor sends a real-time report to a doctor‘s cell phone, embedded systems make it happen and people’s lives are better. CES conducts the fundamental research that helps companies put these types of improvements to work in these application areas:

  • personalized healthcare technologies
  • consumer electronics
  • aerospace / avionics
  • industrial automation
  • automotive & transportation
  • security

What We Do. CES was founded by the National Science Foundation as an industry/university cooperative research center (I/UCRC) in 2009. The center conducts industry-university research projects that are funded by its industry members, the NSF and the two participating universities. CES provides research support for students and faculty, sponsors internship programs, and administers a relevant embedded systems curriculum. Industry members share the intellectual property resulting from all research projects.

Cooperative Research

National Science Foundation

The Center for Embedded Systems is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.


Industry Members

Inception to Present

Alpha Core
Ball Aerospace
Ford Motor Company
Johnson Controls
Marvel Technology Group, Inc.
Rockwell Collins
UTC Aerospace Systems
General Dynamics
Cognitive Medical Systems
Naval Sea Systems Command