The Systems Engineering team teaches and studies methods for complex system analysis and synthesis. It sees modern systems as blends of interacting socio-technical elements in various domains (technological, economic, social, environmental, etc.) during a system's lifetime – from design to utilisation.
The team develops interdisciplinary quantitative and qualitative approaches to the design and synthesis of complex systems.
The research addresses the following topics:
- Systematic methods for system conceptual design (TRIZ and other algorithms for conceptual design support, automated data/text mining, patent/paper data processing)
- Modelling and simulation of complex systems (mathematical modelling, simulations, scenario analysis)
- Optimisation (methods for system parameter optimisation, optimisation of structures)
- System control (control and management design, programme and feedback control, control quality)