Apply to the 2023 Workshop

The CPS Rising Stars looks to recognize the accomplishments of a diverse group of researchers in cyber-physical systems. We specifically call for applications from members of underrepresented groups. In 2022, applicants represented 52 schools and across 10 degree programs.

The application window for the 2023 workshop has closed.


The 2023 CPS Rising Stars Workshop is open to graduate students and postdocs in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) core research areas who are currently affiliated with a U.S. institution. 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. In addition, the workshop especially encourages women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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 2020 and do not currently hold a faculty position.

The selected CPS Rising Stars will receive travel support to attend the workshop, which will cover reasonable travel expenses (e.g., flight), hotel accommodation, and meals. Note: Due to NSF funding requirements, we can only support participants who are affiliated with a U.S. institution.

Application Materials

  1. Research statement (maximum 1 page excluding references, 12pt font, 1-inch margins, PDF)
  2. CV (no page limit, PDF)
  3. One letter of recommendation


Applications must be submitted by March 9, 2023 (AoE).

Submission Links

Research statement and CV should be submitted via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cpsrisingstars2023

The letter of recommendation should be sent by the letter writer to the following email address by March 9, 2023 (AoE).
(Note: if you have any issue submitting to this email address, please send directly to ktobler@virginia.edu.)