We are a vibrant community of internationally recognised researchers focused on addressing major challenges in power systems, computation networks, electronic devices and materials, and systems engineering.
Communication and networks
We analyse, design and optimise communications systems and networks for a variety of emerging applications. We use tools and approaches from communication theory, coding, information theory, detection and estimation, systems theory, stochastic processes, game theory, signal processing, network optimisation and much more.
Control and signal processing
We undertake research, education, and industry engagement activities that relate to the modelling, optimisation, monitoring and automation of dynamical systems. Our research expertise ranges from the mathematical foundations of systems engineering, to applications in water and power system management, defence, and biomedical technology.
Photonic and electronic systems
Advancing the frontiers in photonics and electronics towards the development of novel devices and systems for emerging applications. Our research spans electronics, nano-electronics, photonics, nano-photonics, antenna engineering, microwave and millimetre-wave engineering, and systems engineering.
Power and energy systems
Electrical networks are the backbone of the future low-carbon energy infrastructure. Our research spans power and energy system modelling (transmission and distribution), techno-economic modelling, stochastic optimisation, integration of low-carbon technologies, and Smart Grids, from both planning and operational perspectives.
Centres and institutes
Centre for Neural Engineering
An interdisciplinary centre, established to undertake research in neuroscience and neural diseases. The Centre draws together leading neuroscientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, cell biologists, geneticists, electrophysicists, chemists, physicists and engineers from the University of Melbourne and partner institutions.
Networked Society Institute
The networked society is rapidly emerging from the increasing connectivity between people, places and things. This transformation is being powered by digital, networking and automated technologies. The Institute fosters interdisciplinary research to understand and create the connected future and to address the impact of connectivity on society.