The cluster research focus incorporates wired and wireless communications and networks, signal processing and embedded systems.
We undertake transformative, high impact research in the following areas: wireless physical layer technologies, channel characterisation and modelling, wearable antennas, programmable embedded systems, network and protocol optimisation, high-speed packet switching and processing, network security, trust and reputation, resource management and network monitoring, and numerical methods.
Applications domains range from physical and network technologies for next generation wired, wireless and mobile networks, network security, wireless sensor systems, personnel localisation, low power design, connected health, multimodal communications including haptics, and acoustics.
The Cluster also has a strong reputation for translating theoretical aspects of communications and signal processing into practice. This includes the development of body-centric networks; real-time, high performance data processing systems; fixed and wireless network test-beds and digital musical instruments. This capability is also demonstrated by related commercialisation and technology transfer activity, borne out by the formation of three start-up companies within the last 5 years.
You can view opportunities for PhD research for commencement in September 2013 within the Digital Communications cluster in the Education area on our website here.