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Systems Methods for Handling Complexity
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Investigators: Prof Simon G. Fabri

The dynamics of today's technological systems, social structures, organizations, environmental phenomena, economic systems and others, are all characterized by a high degree of diversity, fast-changing processes, intricate interactions and unexpected behaviour. This degree of complexity offers significant challenges when it comes to understanding, analyzing, modelling and controlling systems of this type. The Systems Approach methodology is a very promising tool in such domains because it focusses on taking a holistic view of the cause-and-effect links dominating behaviour. It provides the possibility of understanding better the whole set of complex interactions influencing behaviour and not getting locked too much with issues that only affect a restricted local domain rather than the behaviour of the system in its entirety. This project will focus on the use of such approaches to analyze, model and control complex and advanced engineering systems such robots, automated machines, and biomedical equipment which also need to interact with humans for full operation. The project, funded by a grant from the University of Malta, investigates whether such systems can be made more interactive, adaptive and exhibit traits of artificial intelligence.


Public Talk


In celebration of the 10th year anniversary of the Department of Systems and Control Engineering. Click here for more information.

PhD Scholarship in Computer Vision


The Department of Systems and Control Engineering is accepting applications for the post of a PhD student to work in collaboration with WildEye. Click here for more information.

Funding Award for WildEye


Research funding awarded to the SCE Department under the FUSION Technology Development Programme (TDP) 2017.

Funding Award for BrainApp


CBC awarded research funding under the FUSION Technology Development Programme (TDP) 2017.

Closing date for MSc course applications


The deadline for late applications for the MSc in Signals, Systems and Control is the 31st August 2017. Click here for more information.

TVM news feature


News feature on the work currently being carried out by our PhD student Ms Rachael Nicole Darmanin, supervised by Dr Ing. Marvin Bugeja. Link here.

PhD scholarships at University of Sheffield, UK


Please click here for more information.

Postdoctoral Position in Robotics and Control


Postdoctoral Position at the University of Le Havre in France. Click here for more information.

MSc by Research - Call for Expression of Interest


The Department of Systems and Control Engineering and the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics are seeking students who are interested in pursuing studies leading to an MSc in Engineering degree (mainly by research) on any of the topics detailed here.

Postdoctoral Research Position in EEG


[CLOSED] Postdoctoral Research Position in EEG Signal Processing with the Centre for Bionedical Cybernetics. Click here for more information.

Last Updated: 3 February 2015

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