Electromagnetics, Electrooptics and Electronic Materials •
The Division covers the fundamental knowledge of electrical engineering, as well as the immediate technological applications, in three major areas, electromagnetics, electrooptics and electronic materials. The first area includes: Theory and applications of electromagnetic fields; Wave communications; Wave propagation in free space, in dielectric or conducting media, in anisotropic media, as well as in plasmas; Plasmas and electron beams (thermonuclear plasma, applications in accelerator systems, generation of high-power microwaves, application of ionized media for modulation and regeneration of electromagnetic radiation, laser-plasma interactions); Effects of light, laser and other electromagnetic waves on biological media; Biomedical applications of electromagnetic fields (electric fields, medical ultrasound, lasers) The second major area includes: Electrooptics, non-linear optics and optical transmission (devices, optical fibers, novel technologies); Optical signal processing. In addition: Biomedical optics; Optical imaging and spectroscopy of biological micro- and nanostructures; Biomedical applications of lasers; Digital imaging; Fluorescence microscopy of bio-
nanostructures. The third major area includes: Structure, properties and applications of electronic and electrooptical materials; Electronic stucture of semiconductor materials; Development and applications of thin films; Development and electrical characterization of nanoelectronics; Optical properties of quantum dots. In addition: Bionanotechnology (membranes and electroporation), and Biomaterials.
Information Transmission Systems and Material Technology •
The Transmissions Systems and Materials Technologies Division (TRANSMIT) concentrates on transmissions technologies across the frequency spectrum including radio, microwave,
satellite, mobile and fiber communications and their applications. The section is responsible for the tuition of the undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the department and research in these areas. TRANSMIT activities also span across the technology spectrum and include theoretical and modeling work on applied electromagnetics, materials design and characterization, device design and demonstration, systems design and integration and finally applications in the use of broadband networks, biomedical technology and medicine.
Signals, Control and Robotics •
The Division of Signals, Control and Robotics comprises the scientific areas of signal processing, automatic control, and robotics. Its disciplines include signal processing theory and its main application areas of image and speech-audio processing, control and optimization, circuits and systems theory, intelligent systems, and robotics. Its educational activities cover the basic required courses at the junior and sophomore level in the fields of signals and systems, introduction to automatic control, network theory, digital signal processing, control system design, and introduction to robotics. It also offers senior-level and graduate courses in the areas of computer vision, computer speech, pattern recognition, detection and estimation theory, nonlinear and stochastic control, game theory, optimization, multivariable and multidimensional systems, advanced and intelligent robotics. Its research activities span the above scientific and technological areas as well as their interdisciplinary extensions.
Computer Science •
The division of Computer Science comprises the scientific areas of Computer Technology and Science. Its disciplines include theoretical computer science, algorithms, systems and applications software, databases, information systems, digital hardware design, computer architecture, human-machine communication and interfaces and intelligent computer systems. The division offers courses spanning various areas of Computer Science, which includes computer systems, mainly focusing on machine structures, computer organization and design, operating systems, microprocessor systems, multimedia systems and human machine interaction. In addition to this, several other courses are being offered in the area of software, emphasizing on algorithms, computational theory, programming languages and compilers, software for human machine interaction etc. The division enhances its educational curricula offered to students, with several laboratory courses, elaborating on new technologies in Computer Science and Engineering. Its faculty members are doing research and offering lectures in the above scientific areas. Apart from the above, the division is responsible for teaching the introductory level courses to all other Departments in NTUA. By this way, it ensures the high quality of educational material concerning Computer Science, required by the respective curricula from all other engineering disciplines.
Communication, Electronic and Information Engineering •
Emmanouel (Manos) Varvarigos
As its title denotes, the CEIS Division covers the scientific and technological areas of Communications, Electronics and Information Systems. The area of Communications includes the subjects of acquisition, storage, processing and transmission of information, the source and channel coding, data compression, cryptography,modulation and demodulation and the transmission of analog and digital signals. Circuit and packet switching, communication protocols, routing algorithms, Local and Metropolitan Area
Networks (LAN/MAN), Integrated Services Networks (ISDN), broadband networks, computer networks, network programming, intranets and the Internet, mobile and personal
communications as well as the performance evaluation, quality and security of systems and networks are included in the topics of this area. The subjects in Electronics include theory, modeling, analysis and synthesis of electronic materials, components, sensors, circuits and systems. Also interconnections, packaging, testing of analog and digital integrated systems. Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools are also studied with various applications in Signal Processing, Telecommunications, Medical,
Industrial and Computational systems. In Information Systems, applications and services of distributed systems are included. Networked date bases, emulators and simulators of distributed systems, CAD, CAM, CAE tools, fault tolerant systems, multimedia and integrated systems of sound and images. Also information systems for identification, measurements and simulations of real time signals and phenomena are studied. The applications are focused in Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Biomedical systems, Geographical Information Systems and Computer Engineering topics.
Electric Power •
The Electric Power Division covers the educational and research activities in the area of electric power engineering. Its scope includes the electrical machines, electric energy systems, high-voltage and photometry, energy analysis and environmental planning and renewable energy sources. The objective of the Division covers mainly courses and laboratory work foreseen by the Electric Power Engineering Curriculum of NTUA including supervision of PhD studies and execution of research programmes in this scientific area.
The Electric Power Division has a flexible organizational structure in order to operate a single unit, maintaining at the same time the autonomy of 4 Laboratories and research teams, which are active in this scientific area. These cover activities in Electrical Machines, High Voltage and Photometry, Electric Energy Systems, and Energy Analysis.
Industrial Electric Devices and Decision Systems •
The Division coordinates the following fields: electrical measurement systems (classical, analogue electrical measurements, digital measurements, high voltages measurements),
electrical installations in Industry and buildings (medium voltage substations, electric motor drive systems, heating, cooling, air-conditioning and lighting installations, grounding, equipment quality testing), power electronics, industrial electronics, control of electric machines and propulsion systems (electric machines, electric drives systems, control techniques for electric drives, computer controlled electric drives, industrial motor control, renewable energy systems control and assessment, small and special electric motors, new materials for electromagnetic devices and electric motors, effect of electromagnetic fields of low frequencies on human beings and on the environment, quality control of electromagnetic devices, applications of electromechanical energy conversion in biological systems, human risk and protection in electric power industry), management and decision systems (project management, information management systems, multi-criteria decision support systems, forecasting methods, management of production and service systems, financial management systems, management games), energy management and environmental policy systems (energy models, energy and environmental planning, energy management).