ACSE is a unique department with a widely acknowledged reputation for world-leading research.

ACSE PhD Infographic

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Why Control and Systems Engineering?

Systems and control theory plays a crucial role in modern science and technology as well as in economics, management and even politics.

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Our Research

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.

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Research Projects

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.

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Research Facilities

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.

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