Systems and Control

Systems and Control

Systems and Control is a paradoxical area.

On the one hand it is a branch of Engineering Science which is applied to almost any area of human endeavour – if it moves then it almost certainly could not do so without a control system; on the other hand it is almost always invisible only coming to attention when systems
fail.

In Engineering, the emphasis is on physical systems but the methodology is widely applied elsewhere, for instance in macroeconomics, finance and actuarial studies.

While it has a core concerned with the development of basic theory and algorithms and design, systems and control is fundamentally a cross-disciplinary activity with applications drawn from any discipline where dynamic systems are relevant.

Although individual academics set their own research agendas, a number of themes may be discerned in the research activities in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. This work includes collaborative activity with a range of colleagues both domestic and international.