Specialist Areas

TSSG Brain Initiative (TBI)

A new research area created in the TSSG in 2017.

The initiative is multidisciplinary and crosses between multiple Research Units. The decision to start this new initiative and research direction is due to the importance of this new research field globally, where we are witnessing large amount of investments both in Europe (EU FET Flagship “Human Brain Project”) and the US (Obama “BRAIN” initiative).

Future Health

Explosive growth in academic research & commercial settings.

The field of Digital Health and associated Precision Healthcare initiatives is undergoing explosive growth both in academic research and commercial settings reflected by a growing body of ground breaking publications and findings, formation of new research centres, increase in patents filed and dramatic increase in start-ups and high profile acquisitions by major medtech, pharma and technology companies.


Substantial change in global population’s relationship with food.

This is not only driven by the rise in global population, but also changes in daily consumer consumption patterns and environmental conditions. The Agri-tech area focuses on investigating novel paradigms of how technology will transform food production to meet humanity’s demands in future. In particular we will be focusing on novel communication paradigms that will derive and relay information about dairy farming to drive a precision agriculture impact. 

Intelligent Transport Systems

Environmental and Human factors are impacting transportation

These changing factors have led to an ever increasing need for more intelligent transport systems. Systems which benefit from the use of next generation communication and sensing technology, to create a seamless transportation environment that has both a positive impact on the environment and the people that are using them. Our research on ITS concentrate on software-defined radio, service and resource management, application for traffic efficiency and safety, and cybersecurity.

Smart Energy

Energy powers the planet, but the source of this energy and its effective use is what is most important.

To help deal with the adverse effects of energy consumption which is contributing to an increased carbon footprint and increasing global warming, smarter technology solutions are of great importance. A main focus of the Smart Energy area is around smart grid solutions which through the use of modelling, energy consumption analysis and optimisation solutions gives industry the ability to optimise their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint.


As global communication and information networks grow, the security of these networks is imperative.

This increased growth in global infrastructure and online resources, comes with increased security risks. To deal with this variety of risks, the Cybersecurity area encompasses expertise across several verticals such as network management, transport and health sectors, to create cybersecurity solutions, across aspects such as network and communications security solutions to data and information privacy and trust management solutions, which help mitigate against these security threats.

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