Health Technology

Our research groups BioMMedA and CMST are developing the background knowledge and are running high end open access facilities for health related research needed for better design of products and services for HealthTech (health technology), including the human biotech, implantable devices and smart contact lenses, MedTech (medical device technology) and digital health. Within our Institute Biomedical Technology (IBiTech) we have access to other major facilities like numerical and experimental modelling & simulation facilities, a large animal research facility, a small animal physiology core laboratory, clinical research programs, and small animal imaging facility.

  • BioMMedA (Biophysical Models for Medical Applications)
  • Medisip (Medical Imaging and Signal Processing)
  • CMST (Centre for Microsystems Technology)

Internet technology and data science

The major research areas are machine learning and data mining; semantic intelligence; multimedia processing; distributed intelligence for IoT; cloud and big data infrastructures; wireless and fixed networking; electromagnetics, RF and high-speed circuits and systems. 

  • IDlab
  • IDlab-media: IDLab-MEDIA has more than 15+ years of research experience in the domains of data compression, image/video coding, 3D graphics, and networked multimedia systems

Circuits and systems

Research in the CAS-group is on analog integrated circuits and systems for sensors and telecommunication applications. The group's philosophy is to solve physical and technological imperfections by setting up an innovative system architecture.  Typical research topics are high precision and/or high speed analog to digital convertors, sensor systems and time-based systems such as VCOs, PLLs or Clock and Data recovery circuits.

Smart objects

The rapid evolution of micro- and nano-electronic systems has made it possible to add intelligence to almost all devices and utensils, commonly referred to as the ‘internet of things’ (IOT). Research group Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST) develops the knowledge and technology for the creation of smart wearables and intelligent ‘e-textile’. This involves research on stretchable electronics, biocompatibility issues, smart-power designs and technology, optical fiber-based distributed sensor arrays, etc.

Tunable photonics and liquid crystals

Development of new electro-optical devices based on liquid crystals, electrophoretics, luminescent materials or solar cells.

Hardware and Embedded Systems

The Computing Systems Lab developes adaptable hardware solutions for embedded systems..

Green and secure computing

In search of more powerful, but less power-hungry computers, our Computing Systems Lab develops novel design methodologies for both individual processors and whole computing systems, more efficient run-time resource management techniques and tools, and innovative processor and accelerator architectures. The lab hence delivers solutions that use available resources much more efficiently and effectively. To do so more securely as well, the lab develops new security solutions and software protections, as well as tools and techniques to automate their deployment.

Mathematical Foundations

Foundations Lab focuses on basic research, and concentrates on the mathematical foundations of a number of disciplines. A first unit focuses on the study of quantum integrable systems constructed using Clifford algebras. A second unit is concerned with the mathematical and philosophical foundations of reasoning and decision-making under uncertainty. A third unit investigates the dynamical foundations of information processing.


Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling