Department of Engineering

Information Engineering

Information Engineering

Strategic Aim: Developing fundamental theory and applications relating to the generation, distribution, analysis and use of information in engineering and biological systems.

The Information Engineering Division’s research focuses on the generation, distribution, analysis and use of information in engineering systems. As such, it straddles the boundary between traditional Computer Science and Engineering Departments. The Head of Division is Professor Jan Maciejowski.

The four main research groups include Control, Machine Intelligence, Signal Processing and Communications, and Computational and Biological Learning. The Control Group carries out research in the theory and practice of control engineering with applications including automotive and aerospace control. The Machine Intelligence Group leads research in the areas of speech recognition systems, computer vision, and medical imaging. The Signal Processing and Communications Group performs a wide range of signal and image processing projects with diverse application areas, while the Computational and Biological Learning Group uses engineering approaches to understand the brain and to develop artificial learning systems.