Many aspects of our everyday life are influenced by automation and control. These are fundamental to any system or device—mechanical or electronic—sensing changes in conditions to automatically adjust in real-time.
From air conditioners and traffic lights to smart cities and car cruise control, a well-designed control system should be robust, reliable, efficient and choose corrective actions based on available data.
Today's society is facing a broad range of unprecedented challenges when it comes to climate change, ageing populations and the need to protect ourselves from cybersecurity issues in a digital world.
As our world continues to modernise, control system design will have transformative, real-world impacts in enabling technology to address many of these challenges.
We deliver world-class research in the areas of control theory, quantum control engineering, applied mathematics, quantum optics, machine learning and control systems engineering. Our research strengths include:
We undertake fundamental research into the theory of automatic systems and control. Our team develops fundamental theories as well as novel principles and methodologies to create new opportunities in a range of control systems engineering areas.
The Systems & Control group at UNSW Canberra is known internationally for its contributions to the quantum, robust, and stochastic control and filtering theories. Recognised as world-class, these theories have applications across power engineering, unmanned vehicles, atomic force microscopy, and quantum optics.