Intelligent Systems and Advanced Telecommunication

Modern intelligent systems are systems which autonomously or semi-autonomously achieve their objectives through a wealth of experience or knowledge acquired from the environment while pervasively integrating the information processing into our daily life by engaging heterogeneous computational devices and systems simultaneously into objects that we manipulate. When endowed with an IP address and outfitted with sensing, actuating and identification devices, these objects become smart objects capable of interacting with humans and among themselves to provide different services to different users "anytime", "anywhere" and using "anything" in a heterogeneous environment that involves a number of applications, communication protocols, operating systems, processors, devices, and architectures. Such pervasive computing presents many issues in terms of design, implementation and optimization.

The aim of the Intelligent Systems and Advanced Telecommunication (ISAT) research group is to advance the science and engineering of intelligent systems and their applications through the development of intelligent smart cards, robotic systems, intelligent models, smart sensor/actuator networks, intelligent information systems, etc. Our main research focus lies on the design, modelling, simulation and prototype implementation of intelligent systems and networks derived from (1) novel human computer interaction by investigating speech and vision based interfaces and (2) exact and heuristic optimization methods derived from the artificial intelligence statistics to solve telecommunication problems.