School of Computing and Communications
The School of Computing and Communications are leaders in practice-based learning and applied research in many disciplines relevant for today's information and telecommunication engineers and IT professionals.
The school's focus is on:
- the internet,
- advanced web systems,
- computer networks - including mobile and wireless systems, from large servers down to your smartphone - telecommunication networks,
- intelligent signal processing, and
- the next generation of ubiquitous mobile services.
All within the framework of a responsible engagement with our environment and our local and international communities.
The school is led by its Head of School, Professor Doan Hoang.
The School of Computing and Communications staff listing provides details of all the school's members.
Teaching and learning
The school contribution to the Faculty courses include:
- a postgraduate program (Master, Extended Master, Diploma, and Certificate) in Internetworking,
- a major in Internetworking and Applications in the Bachelor of Science in IT,
- a major in ICT Engineering in the Bachelor of Engineering programs,
- majors in Telecommunications Engineering and in Telecommunication Networks in the UTS: Engineering postgraduate programs.
The school prepares UTS: Information Technology and UTS: Engineering graduates who excel in their profession and their communities. These degrees are tightly connected with industry, with flagship programs sponsored by international leaders such as Cisco (opens an external site) and Alcatel-Lucent (opens an external site).
Members of the school teach courses in:
The school is deeply engaged in research of national and international standing in many areas, including but not only:
- wireless relay / mesh and cooperative networking,
- body area networking,
- micro- and nano-scale networks,
- 4G (WiMAX, LTE),
- short-range RF and inductive near field communication systems and sensing,
- antennas and propagation,
- microwave engineering,
- multi-antenna systems,
- wireless sensor networks,
- bio-mimetic paradigms for network management and configuration,
- autonomic communications,
- anticipatory systems,
- radio resource management (RRM) mechanisms,
- satellite communications and broadcasting,
- LAN/WAN enterprise networking,
- network embedded applications,
- m-Health monitoring,
- mobile networks,
- personal area networks,
- multilayer switching,
- mobile and distributed multimedia applications and services,
- network security,
- internet service architecture,
- programmable networks,
- internet quality of service,
- web technologies,
- web architecture framework,
- mobile commerce and Internet Business,
- location-based services,
- network grid services,
- peer to peer networks,
- digital signal processing,
- Pattern recognition,
- computer vision,
- image processing,
- image and video analysis,
- machine learning,
- cognitive and affective multimedia content analysis,
- multimedia systems.
The School is also very active in research on engineering education and remote laboratories, with a major ongoing project (LabShare) funded by the Australian Government's Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Centres and strengths
Research predominantly takes place in the following centres and strengths:
- Centre for Real-Time Information Networks (CRIN)
- Centre for Innovation in IT Services and Applications (iNEXT)
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