Industrial Digitalisation and System Intelligence Research Group (IDSI)
The IDSI group, currently led by Prof. Dirk Scharefer focuses on use-inspired cross-sector research that is steered by three sub-groups:
- Industrial AI
- Robotics and Automated Systems
- Communications, Networks and Embedded Systems
The fusion of these three sub-groups creates strong intra- and inter-disciplinary links that strengthen research and increase its impact. We work in close partnership with the stakeholders and end-users in the Automotive, Aerospace, Space, Energy, Telecommunication, IT, Agri-Food and Healthcare sectors. The firm industry-academic partnership helps us develop innovative solutions and rapidly test our technologies.
Internally, we collaborate with researchers in the School of Computer Science, School of Life Sciences, School of Mathematics and Physics, School of Sport and Exercise Science, Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Lincoln International Business School, Lincoln Medical School and Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health.
Please visit our sub-groups for more details.
Health Monitoring and Diagnostics
Our research surrounding health monitoring and diagnostics is focused on developing algorithms and techniques that continuously monitor complex systems to detect/predict abnormal system behaviour. We specially develop model-based and AI-based algorithms for condition monitoring of industrial gas turbines.
Robotics and Automated Systems
The pioneering robotics research at Lincoln’s School of Engineering focuses on advancing the technologies that bind together Mechatronics, Automation and Control for meticulously designing smarter robots. Our vision is to facilitate the digital transformation of these industries and improve their efficiency.
Communications, Networks and Embedded Systems
The novel Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks research at the School of Engineering focuses on enabling the technologies that bind together aspects of Communication, Networks, and Embedded Systems applied to Agri-Food, Smart Cities, Autonomous Systems, Water Management, and Healthcare.