Control engineering is the engineering discipline that focuses on design, implementation, and utilization of analog or digital controllers, sensors, and actuators to adjust different parameters in a plant to achieve desired behavior and performance. Moreover, control engineering seeks to substitute human operators by autonomous intelligent systems. Control engineers gain the following qualifications:
- Modeling and analysis of dynamical systems including electrical, mechanical, economical, and multi-disciplinary systems such as mechatronics systems.
- Design and implementation of analog and digital control systems to attain desired performance in industrial processes.
- Utilization of measurement systems, sensors, and actuators in different industries such as gas, petroleum, electrical, petrochemical, and etc.
- Design of embedded systems including controller software and hardware via microprocessors, microcontrollers, or digital signal processors.
The current research areas at the control engineering department include:
- Analysis and design of nonlinear Control Systems
- Fault tolerant control systems
- Pattern recognition and system identification
- Multi-agent control systems
- Learning control systems
- Data Fusion
- Intelligent Transportation Systems
- Game theory and its applications
- Advanced Mechatronics Systems