Tallinn University of Technology

Structure of the department

The department is organized into several research groups and one learning centre.

Head of the centre: prof. Jaan Raik

Centre for Dependable Computing Systems was established on the basis of the research group of dependable computing systems design of the former Department of Computer Systems. The research in the Centre for Dependable Computing Systems covers a wide range of topics in the areas of design, reliability, security, verification and testing of nanoelectronic systems (including multi-/many-core systems). The centre is the initiator of several pan-European actions. The centre coordinates the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN RESCUE project and is a partner in the national ICT centre of research excellence EXCITE.

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Head of the centre: prof. Eduard Petlenkov

Centre for Intelligent Systems was established on the basis of Control Systems Research Laboratory, Chair of Automatic Control and System Analysis and Chair of Circuit Theory and Design from the former Department of Computer Control. The Centre consists of the Control Systems Laboratory (http://a-lab.ee) and Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory (http://recreation.ee). The research of the group focuses on development and implementation of novel efficient control techniques for Industry 4.0 applications based on the combination of classical industrial controllers with computational intelligence methods and knowledge based reasoning.

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Head of the centre: prof. Samuel Nascimento Pagliarini

The Centre for Hardware Security conducts research in all applied aspects of hardware security: the aim is to validate security techniques in real silicon. The Centre's research on integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA), and cryptographic hardware enables trustworthy IC-based systems to be built. The Centre was established in late 2019.

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Head of the centre: prof. Maarja Kruusmaa

Centre for Biorobotics develops new kinds of robots inspired by biology. The focus is on underwater technologies, more specifically on underwater robotics inspired by biological principles, underwater sensing and underwater sensor networks. The centre works in international research groups with underwater biologists, underwater archaeologist, animal scientist and oceanographers to solve problems in these application areas.

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The Centre for Environmental Sensing and Intelligence is specialized in the development and deployment of rugged multi-modal sensors for measurement in extreme environments, data-driven modeling and eco- and ethohydraulics. 

Head of the centre: prof. Jeffrey A. Tuhtan

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Head of the centre: prof. Maksim Jenihhin

The Research Centre focuses on cross-layer reliability and self-health awareness technology for tomorrow's complex intelligent autonomous systems and IoT edge devices in Estonia and EU. The team studies advanced cyber-physical systems characterized by their heterogeneity and the emerging computing architectures employing AI-based autonomy. The centre generates knowledge to equip engineers with design-phase solutions and in-field instruments for industry-scale systems to facilitate system’s crashless operation.

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Head of the lab: Mairo Leier

The Embedded AI Research Lab focuses on developing machine learning solutions in the embedded systems. The laboratory collaborates internationally with research teams and companies from the maritime, medical, smart city, autonomous vehicles and industrial automation sectors.

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Head of the centre: prof. Peeter Ellervee

Learning centre of Computer Systems coordinates teaching activities of the department for several study programmes at bachelor and master levels. An active cooperation with the other centres of the the department and with the other departments of the university ensures interdisciplinarity and contemporaneity of the taught courses.