The Master’s in Electrical Engineering consists of 13 specialisations, each with the participation of a research group/chair.
The Biomedical Signals & Systems (BSS) research group focuses on neural engineering: interfacing with the human neural system and (tele)monitoring and influencing body functions through such interfaces.
The Biomedical and Environmental Sensor Systems (BIOS) research group aims at the research and development of Lab-on-a-Chip systems. Lab-on-a-chip technologies are among the most important high tech developments in the 21st century.
The Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES) research group focuses on streaming applications in the high-performance high-tech domain (e.g. phased array antenna systems, medical image processing and signal processing on board of satellites) and on ICT for energy management (e.g. smart grids).
The Design Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) research group focuses on the design and implementation of dependable networked systems (encompassing availability, reliability, performance and security).
The Integrated Circuit Design (ICD) research group focuses on the design of integrated transceivers in CMOS technology, including transmitters and receivers for wireless and wireline communication systems.
The Optical Sciences research group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. The Integrated Optical Systems (i-OS) subgroup focuses on microsacle and nanoscale integrated on-chip optical devices. It is particularly interested in the integration of active nanodevices and microdevices such as amplifiers and lasers in passive photonic technology platforms.
The Nano Electronics research group focuses on the electronic and magnetic properties of systems with critical dimensions at the nanoscale, i.e. sub ~100 nm.
The Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM) research group focuses on robotics (inspection, medical and service robotics): modelling and simulation of physical systems, intelligent control, robotic actuators and embedded control systems.
The Integrated Devices and Systems (IDS) research group (a merger of the former Semiconductor Components and Micro Sensors and Systems groups) studies the heart of electronics, electronic and electromechanical components, and specialises in integrated devices: think transistors, diodes, and transducers.
The goal of the Services, Cybersecurity & Safety research group is to develop methods and techniques for developing IT-based services that balance service with safety and security. The Public Safety & Biometrics subgroup investigates how public safety can be improved by IT-based services that recognise people (i.e. biometrics), behaviour and situations. It uses techniques from pattern recognition, machine learning and computer vision to optimise the trade-off between safety, privacy and usability. Its main application domain is public safety.
The Power Electronics and Electromagnetic Compatability research group focuses on battery electronics, conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference and power electronic packaging as well as on physical layer of communication systems. One special theme of the program is small solar systems with battery storage to provide off-grid electric services to 3 billion people living in energy poverty.
The Radio Systems research group studies a wide range of topics, including designing physical layer (PHY) for wireless communication systems, signal processing algorithms, radio propagation and channel modelling and antenna design. The rapid development of wireless communications has revolutionized our lives and our understanding of the world. With their educational and research activities, the Radio Systems group contributes to wireless technology development in both academia and industry.