The Advanced Optimization Group aims for excellence in research in theoretical
and applied aspects of optimization, both discrete and continuous. This
goal is pursued by coupling the provided state-of-the-art infrastructure
installed in the Advanced Optimization Laboratory with the strengths of
the participating faculty and students.
Communications Research Laboratory
and support staff are working in the fields of adaptive and learning systems,
antennas, electromagnetics, optoelectronics, network and computer systems,
and signal processing.
The Machining Systems Laboratory is focused on the area of Machining Systems,
including studies related to advanced machine tools and metal cutting and
is strongly linked to industrial R&D of interest to manufacturing industries
involved in machining.
McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC) MACC is an industrially orientated
research center with the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster
University. The center promotes and advances process control by bringing
together researchers and practitioners for the investigation and application
of leading-edge control technology.
Operating since 1959, the facilities, skills and people of the McMaster
Nuclear Reactor (MNR) are used by students, faculty, small businesses and
international industry leaders to fills the real need to match student learning
with research and industry.
Neurocomputing for Signal Processing Laboratory researches nonlinear adaptive
filtering, nonlinear dynamics of sea clutter and improved radar target detection,
sensor fusion, image compression, dynamic channel allocation of resources
for mobile communications, integrated receiver for mobile communications,
and communications between neuronal sites in the nervous system.
The Power Research Laboratory facilitates experimental research and development
in electric power engineering and related areas. These activities improve
service to the engineering community and foster increased interactions in
the general area of electric power engineering.
The Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory is an extensively
equipped facility for manufacturing automation research that features four
industrial robots, a robotic hand, a 6-axis Force Sensor and a Computer
The SOS Research Laboratory paved the way to the world's first statistical
modeling/yield-driven design technology used in major CAD/CAE products.
Work continues on efficient techniques for large-scale optimization, active
device parameter extraction, physics-based statistical device modeling and
simulation, design centering and yield-driven design for GaAs MIMICs (Microwave/Millimeter-Wave
Monolithic Integrated Circuits).
The Software Quality Research Laboratory (SQRL) is a group of researchers
working together to improve the quality of software products. We perform
fundamental research, applied research, technology transfer, and contractual
software quality assessments. We represent a broad variety of approaches
but cooperate in a single unit that applies combinations of sound new ideas
to practical problems.
The Water Resources Environmental Information Systems Laboratory develops
innovative tools for solving complex environmental engineering problems.
The lab focuses on the development and application of advanced state-of-the-art
computer models to be used in computational hydraulics and hydrology supporting
decision making for engineering design projects, contingency planning studies,
and regulatory compliance support.
The lab provides experimental research facilities for faculty, research
associates and graduate students, functions as a vehicle for the promotion
of corrosion knowledge among university, industry and government and provides
a service to industry in corrosion consulting and the examination and testing
of corrosion-related problems.