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Research Group: Intelligent Sensing and Communications

Research Group: Intelligent Sensing and Communications

We focus on a broad range of communications, sensors and signal processing.

Who we are

The Intelligent Sensing and Communications (ISC) group was first established in 1989. Our world-leading research delivers impact across the whole spectrum of communications and digital signal processing from underpinning theories through to applications involving interdisciplinary scientific collaborations and close interactions with industry leading to an appreciation of emerging technological trends and bottleneck problems.

The ISC research comprises two intertwined strands:

  1. Intelligent Sensing for limb prosthetics, biometrics, ultrasound imaging and non-destructive testing (NDT) and
  2. Communications, including wireless and underwater acoustic communications.

We provide our students with a world class engineering education delivered to the highest standards through our BEng, MEng, MSc and PhD programmes. We educate the next generation of telecommunications and signal processing engineers to become international leaders in engineering.

Working across a range of disciplines

Our expertise is varied and wide-ranging. We work collaboratively across disciplines. We develop solutions for current and future communications, sensors and signal processing systems.

Our research includes:

  • mobile wireless communications
  • green communications and energy harvesting
  • underwater acoustics and communications
  • encryption, biometrics and security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • biomedical engineering



Discover the impact our world-leading research is having in academia, industry and society. Here are a few examples showcasing our current research activities.


Taught Programmes

From day one, our Electrical and Electronic Engineering Undergraduate Programmes give students a path to become a professional engineer addressing major global challenges.

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering Postgraduate Taught (MSc) Programmes equip students with the advanced skills and expertise to help shape the world. 

Join us

The ISC is a diverse, internationally-leading group in research, teaching and engagement with industry. Our Group includes a team of academic, research and teaching staff, and PhD and MSc students.

We offer exciting opportunities.

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