2020 applicants
Intelligent Embedded Systems and Environments Research Group

Embedded and Intelligent Systems Laboratory

The Embedded and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (EIS@Essex) carries out research in the areas of Embedded Systems and System-on-Chip design with focus on security, power, performance and reliability, advanced embedded systems and processor architectures targeted for cyber physical systems, automotive/industrial, robotics, image processing, networked and distributed sensor nodes/Internet of Things and real-time critical systems.

Furthermore, it works in the area of Big Data Analytics, computer vision and embedded AI for real world problems and application areas.

The EIS laboratory has state-of-the-art design and prototyping facilities for embedded systems design and system-processing architectures. Funded through a £140k RCIF investment by the University, it houses, amongst other equipment, several very-high-gate-count top-end FPGA boards, many processor architectures, advanced development kits and IOS/Android devices, sensor and actuators to design real-world prototypes.

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Our research

The Embedded and Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Essex researches embedded systems and System-on-Chip design with focus on security, power, performance and reliability.

Research areas include advanced embedded systems and processor architectures for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), automotive/industrial, robotics, image processing, sensor network nodes, Internet of Things (IoT) and other real-time critical applications, as well as games hardware and software systems, Low-Power Architectures, Big Data Analytics, computer vision and embedded AI for real world problems and robot control.

We are actively involved in a range of research projects. Our work has been funded by public bodies and we work with a number of institutions worldwide. Our research has also led to the formation of two start-up businesses: UltraSoC Technologies, and Metrarc.

Infrastructure

  • ISoC laboratory
  • Dedicated Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research laboratory
  • Robotics arena

Our academics

Dr Shoaib Ehsan

Senior Research Fellow

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Research interests: Computer vision, robotics, artificial intelligence, embedded systems.

Dr Delaram Jarchi

Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Research interests: Body sensor network, signal processing for biomedical applications, time-series analysis and adaptive signal processing.

Dr Sefki Kolozali

Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Research interests: Internet of Things, machine learning, signal processing.

Dr Amit Singh

Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Research interests: Embedded systems, multi-core computing, design space exploration, online optimisations, data centres, embedded AI.

Dr Jinya Su

Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Research interests: Intelligent autonomous systems, UAV remote sensing, applied machine learning.

Dr Xiaojun Zhai

Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Research interests: System-on-Chip (SoC) design, Embedded Systems, Machine Learning, Embedded processor architectures, Hardware acceleration.

Get in touch
Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier Head of Laboratory
Philip George Executive Officer