Dr David Sanders
Reader in Systems/Knowledge Engineering
Until 1990 I was the Research Group Secretary for a research group led by Professor John Billingsley. I formed the Systems Engineering Research Group in 1991 after Professor Billingsley emigrated to Australia.
Between 1991 and 1999, the group went through eight years of slow expansion of the three research areas in the group. This allowed natural groupings to form and the academics within the areas to be tested. Automation and Robotics was the core research area during that time. From 2000 to 2009 the numbers of staff and students in the research group increased year on year as new staff join as co-investigators for grants and supervisors for research students. From 2010 to 2012 I was mobilised for military service.
Since my return, the research group has combined with the Network Systems Research Group to form the Intelligent and Networked Systems Research Group.
- Automation and Robotics (specifically, tele-operation and powered wheelchair systems)
- Computing and Electronics (specifically, knowledge based systems and AI)
- Environmental Systems (specifically, engineering governance and intelligent monitoring systems)