Certus researchers receive competitive EU funding

Simula researchers Shaukat Ali and Tao Yue were recently awarded €3.71 million European Commission funding for their project “Testing Cyber-Physical Systems under Uncertainty: Systematic, Extensible, and Configurable Model-based and Search-based Testing Methodologies (U-Test)”.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program to date, offering close to €80 billion of funding in total. Spanning a seven year period, Horizon 2020 is an investment in European research and cooperation with a  self-professed aim to “produce world-class science, [and to] remove barriers to innovation”. U-Test funding is granted under the Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) program of the Horizon 2020 framework, and ICT 1 call about “Smart Cyber-Physical Systems”.

The U-Test proposal received an overall score of 14.5 out of 15, achieving maximum marks in both Excellence and Impact sections. Simula Research Laboratory is the technical coordinator of the project.