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CIICADA (Control, Information, Intelligence, Communications, Automation, Decision, and Autonomy) Lab is an inter-cluster research lab committed to advancing research and education in control, information, decision, and autonomy sciences located at the School of Engineering, The Australian National University. Of particular interest are the areas of optimisation and game theory and its applications; systems and control theory; autonomy; quantum systems; and complex networks (including networks of dynamical systems, communications networks, and social networks). CIICADA Lab is at the forefront of major methodological developments in a wide range of fields, including: robotics, telecommunications, information technology, energy, and defence.

CIICADA Lab members emphasise the role that fundamental understanding of mathematics, physics, and computing play in their engineering research and follows a design oriented and systematic approach to solving complex problems. CIICADA Lab students and research fellows are instilled with the disciplinary depth and the interdisciplinary understanding required of modern research and engineering leaders. CIICADA Lab aims are further supported through the members active involvement with national and international collaborators from esteemed and leading institutions including industry and government.

Affiliated Labs and Groups:

  • STR Lab
  • EGSR Lab
We actively seek collaborators from across academia, industry, and government to work on interesting, challenging, and impactful problems in the broad areas listed above.

We run an ever-green and competitive process for providing support for visiting researchers in different career stages from academia and industry. Please contact us if interested.

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