Research Centres and Institutes
There are currently five Centres and two Institutes associated with the department:
Rolls-Royce Control & Monitoring Systems University Technology Centre
ACSE is home to the University Technology Centre (UTC) in Control and Monitoring Systems Engineering supported by Rolls-Royce. This Centre carries out co-ordinated and directed programmes of research in the fields of control and monitoring systems , including model-based architecture design and optimisation.
Applications include gas turbine engines for civil and military fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and integrated power systems for marine and aerospace.
Centre for Signal Processing and Complex Systems
The Centre for Signal Processing and Complex Systems supports a diverse range of multi-disciplinary research projects that span several departments and institutions. The Centre provides the underpinning signal processing, system identification, dynamical analysis, control and modelling to support emerging multi-disciplinary research themes in the life sciences and other related fields.
Centre for Signal Processing in Neuroimaging and Systems Neuroscience (SPiNSN)
The Centre for Signal Processing in Neuroimaging and Systems Neuroscience conducts world class research on the identification of complex and nonlinear systems and the development of advanced neuroimaging techniques and computational modelling in systems neuroscience.
The Centre supports joint research activities between the Departments of Psychology and Automatic Control and Systems Engineering in neuroimaging and systems neuroscience.
The INSIGNEO Institute for in silico medicine
INSIGNEO is a collaborative initiative between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is a multi-disciplinary institute involving over 80 academics and clinicians who collaborate to develop computer simulations of the human body and its disease processes that can be used directly in clinical practice to improve diagnosis and treatment.
This is probably the most sophisticated application of computing technology in healthcare, and Sheffield has become the UK’s main centre for this work.
Sheffield Robotics is an exciting, new initiative, involving the Departments of Computer Science, Psychology and ACSE and Sheffield Hallam University. The world leading Centre of Robotics is involved in developing robots and algorithms across a wide range of application areas. Key members from ACSE play an integral part with particular interests in autonomous mobile robots, unmanned air vehicles and swarm robotics.
Rail Innovation & Technology Centre (RITC)
The RITC at the University of Sheffield extends across the entire engineering faculty. The focus of the RITC's activity is intelligent systems engineering involving detection, sensing, communication, materials, structures and software technologies that can be applied to rail infrastructure, operations and traffic, although no aspect of railway-related research is excluded.