Computer and Software  Engineering

Computer and Software Group

Computer & Software Engineering People

Computer and Software Engineering (CSE) is at the heart of all modern electronic devices and the core research field that has enabled the current technological revolution. It is not only the basis of current computers and the internet, but also a vital part of mobile phones, portable multimedia devices, biomedical systems, automobiles, aircraft and spaceships. Most of current research in the sciences and several of the arts predominantly use hardware and software that comes out of CSE research.

In our group we have strong research activities in the following areas:

  • Computing: reconfigurable computing, parallel computing
  • Integrated Circuit Design: analogue IC design, neuromorphic engineering, FPGA architectures, RF IC design and RF and digital semiconductor physics
  • Signal Processing: audio processing, image processing and the processing of biomedical signals
  • Software Engineering: Software components, architectures and middleware, real-time systems and software performance engineering
  • Web Engineering: web-application development, data-mining, management applications, financial applications and machine learning.

Director of Computer and Software Engineering: Prof Philip Leong

Research Groups:

Computer Engineering

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The Computer Engineering Lab develops novel hardware and software techniques to solve computationally intensive problems. Research areas include reconfigurable computing, FPGA architectures, parallel processing and financial engineering.


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Computing and Audio Research 

Integrated circuit design - analogue and mixed mode, low power VLSI, neuromorphic engineering, modelling of biological visual and auditory pathways in software and silicon, smart sensors.Audio research, augmented and virtual reality (3D) audio, human sound localisation, acoustics of listening spaces, multi-channel (64) loudspeaker playback, video and audio communication over wired and wireless/mobile network 

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Image Processing 

The Image Processing group encompasses diverse applications in signals and systems with particular emphasis on image processing.



LATTE Engineering 

Machine intelligence and signal processing with application to linguistic processing and document analysis, web services, web engineering and e-learning

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Software Engineering

Software architecture, distributed components and middleware, real-time systems and performance engineering


Biomedical Engineering

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology undertakes pioneering and potentially transformational research and will help strengthen and gain international recognition for Australian capability and knowledge in this increasingly important field. Its research covers broad biomedical engineering and technology fields such as image processing and data management, image visualisation and analysis, bioinformatics and data mining, medical devices and networking, biomaterials and regenerative tissue engineering.

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Find out more about this research

Find research opportunities in this field, read about our supervisors' areas of interest and expertise, and make contact with them via Research Supervisor Connect.

Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation People