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Complex Systems & Engineering

Complexity is a pervasive theme in science, both for natural systems as well as for man-made (engineering) systems. Examples from the first category include biological systems, ‘the system earth’, and social organizations; and from the second category - (smart) power, gas and heat grids, distribution systems, automotive systems and sensor networks, financial systems, ‘systems-of-systems’ (e.g., in defense or emergency response systems), the ‘Internet of Things’ (interconnection of embedded computing-like devices within the existing internet), etc.

In this research line the experts at the DSSC do not only want to understand complex systems, but also get a grip on them to control and manage such systems. Research focuses on:

  • The structure of complex systems and the interaction between system components of complex systems as often formalized by networks, or layers (or even networks) of networks;
  • The analysis and control of complex systems through the use of the data flow and communication/computation structure.

Relevant projects in this area can be found here.
Robotic sensor
Robotic sensor
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