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Intelligent Sensing and Communications

Developing real world solutions for communications, sensing and signal processing.

Our research

The Intelligent Sensing and Communications (ISC) group was first established in 1989. Our research explores the whole spectrum of communications and digital signal processing, from underpinning theories to applications with industry leading partners. 

The group's research comprises 3 themes:

  1. Communications - including wireless, optical and underwater acoustic communications.
  2. Signal Processing - including machine learning and AI, for applications in security, healthcare, environment and finance.
  3. Sensor Systems - for non-destructive testing/evaluation, biomedical sensing/imaging and environment monitoring.

We deliver world leading, high impact research in these areas which supports world-class education through our BEng, MEng, MSc and PhD programmes.

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Research Themes

Our impact

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


Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering Undergraduate Programmes give students a path to becoming professional engineers.

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

Our collaborations

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.

We often have new vacancies within our team. Check out Newcastle University vacancies for current opportunities.

We actively seek and recruit high-quality research students and several funded PhD studentships are available for Home and EU prospective students. The University also offers scholarships for the very best international students.

Contact us

Group Head - Professor Jeff Neasham


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8850

Address: School of Engineering, Room E2.11, Merz Court, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU