Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Centres and Groups

Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre

Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre

The overall aim of the Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre (ACSRC) is to achieve fundamental advances in the theory, design and management of models and techniques that would enable secure and dependable computing information systems and services.

An important characteristic of ACSRC is its research capabilities and expertise covering both theory and practice in addressing the challenges that arise in achieving secure systems in a heterogeneous mobile distributed environment involving distributed systems, wireless, broadband and peer to peer networks, mobile devices and distributed information services.

Applied Informatics Research

Applied Informatics Research

Informatics is the study of Information Technology and its uses. Applied Informatics emphasises its application to real world problems.

Complex Dynamic Systems and Control

Complex Dynamic Systems and Control

The Priority Research Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control specialises in design, control and analysis and performance optimisation for complex dynamic systems.

Distributed Computing

Distributed Computing

The Distributed Computing Research Group (DCRG) is focused on investigating distributed and network computing concepts and implementations.

i3 Labs

i3 Labs

Human-Computer Interaction research explores how advanced interactive technologies are applied to real-world problems. Current research projects are investigating touch-based technologies (multi-touch tables, haptic devices), the reuse of gaming technology (for hazardous environment simulation and healthcare applications, for example) and technology enhanced learning.

Intelligent Electricity Networks

Intelligent Electricity Networks

The Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks (CIEN) is an innovative partnership hosted by NIER and is focused on exploring intelligent energy distribution initiatives with the aim of developing technology solutions to meet the challenges of building a more intelligent energy future.

Interdisciplinary Machine Learning

Interdisciplinary Machine Learning

The Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Group (IMLRG) investigates aspects of machine learning, pattern recognition and data analysis in theory, experiments and applications. Particular emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary projects.

Newcastle Robotics Laboratory

Newcastle Robotics Laboratory

The Newcastle Robotics Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research and training initiative of several robotics related research teams from different research areas including applied mathematics, architecture, computer science, control, electrical engineering, neuroscience, mechatronics and software engineering.

Precision Mechatronics Lab

Precision Mechatronics Lab

A multidisciplinary group of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and physicists developing new mechatronic and robotic technologies for fabrication, imaging, and health care

Secure and Reliable Communications

Secure and Reliable Communications

The Centre for Secure and Reliable Communications contributes to developing telecommunication networks that are robust to eavesdropping attacks, interference, and noise.

Signal Processing Microelectronics

Signal Processing Microelectronics

Signal Processing Microelectronics (SPM) is a research centre in Electrical Engineering. SPM conducts work in the areas of high speed FPGA and ASIC implementations; theory-based design and analysis; software tool development; and digital and analog hardware design.

Telecommunications Networks

Telecommunications Networks

The Telecommunications Networks Research Group is engaged in research and development across a range of new telecommunications technology, in areas such as 4G wireless communication systems, channel coding techniques, Smart Grid Technology, and machine-to-machine communications.