World Leading research

No. 1 in the UK for research output.

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Our academic and research staff are world leaders in the study of robotics, signal processing and intelligent systems.

Autonomous Systems and Robotics

This research group carries out world leading research in autonomous and robotic systems by investigating key research problems of sensing, control, decision making and system integration.

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Complex Systems and Signal Processing

The group is internationally renowned for its work on the identification and analysis of complex spatio-temporal systems, nonlinear signal processing, and the analysis and design of nonlinear systems in the frequency domain.

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Intelligent Systems, Decision and Control

The group makes a global impact on advances in multiobjective evolutionary optimization algorithms, intelligent health monitoring and fault diagnosis, decision support systems for biomedicine, information processing and computational data modelling.



In collaboration with our academic and industrial partners we aim to develop new techniques and technologies that address specific challenges and priorities in each of our cross-cutting application areas.

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Centres & Institutes

There are currently five Centres and two Institutes associated with the department, including: Rolls-Royce Control & Monitoring Systems University Technology Centre, The INSIGNEO Institute, Centre for Signal Processing and Complex Systems, Sheffield Robotics, Centre for Signal Processing in Neuroimaging and Systems Neuroscience, and Rail Innovation & Technology Centre.

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Research Community

Our Research Community includes all academic, research, technical and administrative staff as well as our students. It seeks to bring people together, promote discussion and celebrate success.

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