Information and Systems (engineering)

Working across disciplines to enable society to understand, shape, and adapt to the disruptions caused by the stream of new data sources and information technologies.

The Information and Systems Engineering ECP is RMIT’s Platform for Interdisciplinary Information Innovation. The explosion in new information and communication technologies, sensors, data streams, and automation present new challenges and opportunities to society every day. The ISE ECP is connecting world-leading research and researchers from multiple disciplines with governments, businesses, and citizens in responding to challenges and opportunities that change brings.

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Our Vision

Professor Matt Duckham, Director, RMIT Information and Systems (Engineering) ECP

We are working with government, industry, and citizens to meet the opportunities and challenges that arise from the explosion of new information technologies and data streams, always looking to the next wave of change. 

Creating impact in the community

Research and innovation priorities

Big data, telecommunications, and sensors

Focusing on data capture, collation and analysis and telecommunications. This area encompasses:

  • radio frequency and microwave systems;
  • wireless, optical, mobile and satellite networks;
  • sensing and gathering data;
  • big data storage, retrieval, and analysis;
  • signal/image processing; and
  • big data visualisation and insight.

Energy modelling and analytics

This area focuses on modelling control and analytics of advanced and renewable energy sources, and its usage with maximum efficiency, minimum losses and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Cyber security

Focusing on protecting the profusion of computational systems in our society. This encompasses all aspects of cyber security, including:

  • hardware and software development;
  • privacy and detecting intrusion;
  • systems design;
  • management; and
  • public policy.

Automation and intelligence

This area focuses on how to understand and exploit data.

It covers using data-focused computational and mathematical tools to optimally design, predictively model, prescriptively simulate, and intelligently control the operation of complex cyber and physical systems.

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ECP Post-COVID-19 Restart Initiatives

Along with harnessing existing research networks and projects to respond to COVID-19, RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs) launched five cross-platform initiatives in June 2020 to address various key areas for post COVID-19 recovery. 

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

The ISE ECP supports the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the Goal
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Key application areas

Big data analytics
Energy modelling, control, and analytics
Images and video innovation
5G to 6G systems and networks
Space and spatial
Autonomous and automated systems
Cyber-physical systems and automation
Cyber security
Data capture innovation
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ISE Affiliates

Meet our ISE affiliates such as Dr Chayn Sun and Dr Haytham Fayek.

Aligned Research Networks, Centres and Hubs

Centre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics

Space and Spatial Capability Cluster @RMIT

Bioinformatics Network

RMIT SPACE Research Centre

Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation

Energy @RMIT

AWS Cloud Supercomputing Hub

Disaster Research and Response Network

Space Industry Hub

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.