Computational Systems Engineering and Automation

This Department integrates two sections: Computational Systems Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Automation (EA). CSE produce both theoretical and applied contributions in high performance and reliability of computer systems engineering, train high level specialists and promote dissemination of research activities and products. EA develop technologies in the areas of electronics and automation, focusing on the study and use of emerging technologies in the design of digital systems for instrumentation, automation, communications and signal and image processing. Teaching activities such as teaching courses, social services, and the supervision of undergraduate and graduate theses are also promoted, resulting in high quality technological developments, theses dissertations, peer-reviewed publication of journal articles, conference papers and technical reports.

The research interests of the Department include: high performance architecture and algorithms, bio-inspired algorithms in bioinformatics, evolutionary computation, computer networks control, fault detection and isolation, ultrasonic imagery, local and global optimization (oil field modeling), real-time image processing, process automation, digital communications, electronic instrumentation, supervisory control systems and data acquisition, and robotic vision in manufacturing.