The interdisciplinary research undertaken in the Group aims at handling coordination and interaction challenges by exploiting in an integrated manner the dynamical couplings that exist between users, distributed physical systems, as well as information systems. In this framework, the main research topics are currently Optimal Coordination Systems and Web-based Interaction Systems.
The current focus in Optimal Coordination Systems is on advanced structures and algorithms for the real-time operation of distributed devices wehre dynamics matters, with application to autonomous transportation systems, insulin delivery for the treatment of diabetes, astrometry, as well as teleoperation and supervision of mechatronic systems. The underlying academic domains are Distributed Control, Hierarchical Control, and Telematics.
The current focus in Web-based Interaction Systems is on online learning environments and collaborative systems where usability and adoption matter, with application to digital education and knowledge management. The underlying academic domains are Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Engineering Education Research, and Technology Enhanced Learning (e-Learning).