2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
ACSE is a unique department with a widely acknowledged reputation for world-leading research.
Why ACSE for your PhD?
Eduardo Pérez-Guagnelli, current ACSE PhD student, talks about why he chose ACSE for his PhD. He discusses the challenges, rewards and support he has received.Watch now.>
ACSE PhD Key Facts
See what makes the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering a great place to study and research at.Learn more.>
Our research portfolio covers medicine, biology, aerospace, manufacturing and robotics. We are actively involved in cutting-edge research in systems/synthetic biology, neuroscience and cognition, healthcare, smart materials and sensors, autonomous systems, transport, energy, computational finance, earth and space environment.Project directory>
We provide a rich intellectual environment and excellent research facilities for our research students. As a PhD student you will become a member of our research community. You will enjoy a vibrant seminars programme plus support for conferences and symposia.See more.>
In our research we address fundamental challenges in understanding and managing the complexity of man-made and natural systems. Our approach focuses on theoretical developments in complex systems analysis, modelling, control and computational intelligence.Read more>