ieee smartgrid comms


The University of Sydney welcomes you to IEEE SmartGridComm 2016 (IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications) and we hope that you will have the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful harbour-side city while you are here. Our Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation, School of Electrical and Information Engineering staff, researchers and students look forward to meeting you as together we build a vision for the coming age in smart grid communications.

This is an exciting time in Electrical and Information Engineering, as the world turns to its top educational and research institutions for guidance about energy, environment, aging population and technology paradigm shifts.

The University of Sydney is at the forefront of smart grid technology through our research in the $600 million Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project and the $13m CSIRO Flagship project on Future Grid.

This is multidisciplinary research focused around three major research areas: Power Engineering, Telecommunications and Photonics Engineering, and Software/Computer Engineering. These research capabilities enable us to work collaboratively to develop future intelligent grids research. 

Power Engineering is established within a pre-eminent Centre for future energy networks, and provides research and training in grid operations and planning for resilient electrical networks, distributed control for intelligent electrical networks and grid integration or interfaces for new technologies such as renewable power, electric vehicles, storage and new low-voltage electronic devices.

Our Telecommunications Engineering team conducts innovative research in wireless communications and networking.  The Centre for Excellence specialises in wireless communication systems, including transmission, error control coding, adaptive signal processing, protocols, routing, network architectures, network securities, location estimation and network traffic modelling.

The Photonics engineering group includes the Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory, which specialises in research into advanced optical techniques for information systems.  Principal areas of focus are photonics signal processing, microwave photonics, optical communications, nonlinear fibre optics, optically-controlled phased arrays, and terahertz/gigahertz photonics in communication and radar systems.

Computer and Software engineering, which is a multidisciplinary group, specialising in computer hardware and software, bioelectronics, image processing, signal processing and web-based systems.

The School of EIE also plays a leading role in the university-wide cross disciplinary research initiatives of the University of Sydney Energy Internet Research Institute and Tsinghua University – Sydney University Research Alliance on Energy Networks.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering offers world-class undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees, which are accredited by Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord.  Within the school of EIE, there are currently more than 600 students enrolled in the undergraduate suite of Bachelor of Engineering degrees, 400+ postgraduate students enrolled in the Master of Engineering and Master of Professional Engineering degrees.

Sydney University’s School of Electrical and Information Engineering has a very strong contingent of active research students enrolled in PhD and research Masters programs with more than 140 students in our research programs.


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