The research mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (E&CSE) is to focus on today’s challenges; we provide innovative solutions based on a strong understanding of all areas of electrical and electronic engineering. Because computational power increases every year, electronics is the key to many new product innovations and product improvements, so there is always exciting research to be done.
ECSE’s research covers five main areas: Robotics, Biological, Photonics, Wireless and Green-Electrical Engineering. Our staff generally has interests covering several groups, within and external to the department. For example, many biological engineering applications (such as robotic surgery and our $15m bionic eye project), call upon a mix of robotics, signal processing, power systems and communications. All groups rely on a deep understanding of the relationships between the time and frequency domains - waveforms and musical notes in common parlance - and these relationships are exploited by applying powerful computation (computer systems, usually embedded on a single chip) to create leading-edge technologies across all areas.