AUT is home to a number of renowned research institutes in engineering, and computer and mathematical sciences. Our strong industry partnerships and the unique combination of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences within one school stimulates interdisciplinary research beyond traditional boundaries.

Current research interests include:

Artificial Intelligence
Neural networks, knowledge engineering, neuro-computing, evolving intelligence; nature-inspired computing; human language technology, speech technology, robotics and mind theory, swarm intelligence

Astronomy and Space Research
Radio astronomy, astrophysics, and space geodesy

Biomedical Technologies
Respiratory system dynamics and therapy devices; cardiovascular diagnostics and electroactive polymers; biomedical signal processing

Computer Engineering
Reconfigurable and high performance computing; reliability of devices and integrated circuits; embedded systems

Computer Vision
Image or video analysis, stereo vision, object detection and tracking, scene understanding, computational photography

Construction Management
Procurement and decision support systems; supply chain management; construction logistics; lean construction; defects reporting and quality management; transaction cost measurement in construction projects; retentions strategy; security of payments in construction; productivity in construction; corporate social responsibility

Data Science

Data-driven approaches for knowledge extraction; large-scale data management, data mining, statistical machine learning and information visualisation. Big Data and datastream mining

Health Informatics and eHealth
Mobile health solutions, monitoring and communication systems (telehealth), hospital and community electronic health records (EHR’s) and government systems. Disaster eHealth.

Industrial Optimisation, Modelling & Control
Industrial computing & numerical analysis; neural networks, fuzzy control; robotics and mechatronics

Information Security
Digital Forensics; network security; cybersecurity; data security; data privacy

Mathematical Sciences Research
Statistical programming, statistical methodology, and stochastic modelling;  computational & mathematical modelling (including numerical methods, physics applications), financial mathematics and decision analysis including game theory) and structural dynamics (including acoustics and waves)

Materials & Manufacturing Technologies
Microstructure and property analysis; phase transformation (solid & solidification); building materials; smart optics (polymers); welding metallurgy; metal forming; machining and machinability; friction stir processing; rapid prototyping and manufacturing; simulation and modelling of manufacturing processes; electronic materials

Networking, Instrumentation and Telecommunications
Sensor networks and network embedded intelligence; smart homes; emerging broadband wireless technologies; mobile/wireless communications and networks technologies; ambient intelligence; cloud computing; service computing; software defined networks; RFID technologies and RFID data management; Internet of things

Parallel and Distributed Systems
Web and mobile systems, complex dynamical systems, agent systems, social networks

Power and Energy Engineering
Power system operation and control; deregulated power systems; energy management; power electronics/induction power transfer; renewable energy; electrical machines

Software Engineering
Computational methods including formal methods, autonomous software, software engineering process and computer graphics, imaging & visualisation; human-computer interaction
Signal Processing
Multimedia signal processing, speech enhancement, adaptive filtering, speech recognition, virtual humans, pattern recognition, smart-house control

STEM Education

Pedagogical strategies in the teaching and learning of STEM subjects

Wireless Engineering
Signal processing for wireless communication; microwave and millimetre-wave radio frequency structures; radio frequency based sensing and energy harvesting; radio access technologies; radio fingerprinting; reconfigurable low noise amplifiers.

Research Groups, Centres and Institutes

Featured Research Projects

Last updated: 18-Jul-2017 11.35am

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