”Humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.” - Marie Curie, scientist, Nobel laureate (1867-1934)  

SERG is recruiting Research Assistant and PhD posts shortly (Link to become live soon).

I am a Reader at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Brunel University.

My research interest is in Mathematical Modelling and Simulation, Applied Control and Computing. The applications are in :

  1. Real-Time Systems encompassing Data Acquisition, Sensitivity Analysis, and Systems Modelling. We are engaged with collaborators in the Aerospace and Aviation (Flight Data Analysis, Scenario Analysis, Fault Diagnostics, and Predictive Maintenance), Micro Semi Conductors, Composite Material Manufactruing, Nano Coating Process Control, Machine Tools, Discrete Production Systems, Automotive Industry (Control and Optimisation of Fuel Injection Systems, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Electronic Control Units (ECU), Electronic Braking Systems industries). Further applications in real-time performance monitoring and optimisation of Water, Waste Water, Power Plants and Factory Performance Optimisation.(see Publications and Activities)

  2. Systems Modelling and Simulation: Application of discrete event modelling and simulation for measuring and optimisation of plant/shopfloor performance optimisation. Measurement of key performance indicators in industrial systems including manufacturing, health care, retail, logistics, and service industry. Linking internal resource performance with external and environmental factors (secondary models) such as customer satisfaction, environmental impact and complex socio-economics factors.

  3. Mathematical Modelling and Computing: Application of Physical (in forms of Transfer Functions), analytical, stochastic and heuristic modelling in describing and controlling complex systems and presenting them in the form of software tools.

In this site you may find a brief overview of my research and consultancy activities under (Activities & Results) page. My research interests can be browsed under (Research Areas), and the publications page lists the articles we published with co-authors. You can also view the courses I teach on the (Teaching) page. Systems Engineering Research Group

Systems Engineering Research Group Laboratory:

Our capabilities include: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), National Instrument Suite (NI), Sensor & Actuation Networks, Flexible I/O Configurations, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL), Software-in-the-Loop (SiL), Robotics, RFID technologies. High performance computing facilities (e.g. intel xeon (E5-2583 V4) platform and the latest pascal GPU architecture).

Modelling tools: LabView, MATLAB, Arena, and other research based software tools for quality assessment, control and event modelling built in SERG.



Dr Iden Shams and Systems Engineering Research Grant


Full Special Papers by author not published anywhere else:

Lecture on General Systems Theory and Cyber-Physical Systems - The Real-Time Event Modeller


Application of Discrete Event Simulation in Measuring Pollutant Emissions: A case study for London Heathrow (LHR) - Including single-mode, mixed mode and 3rd runway

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Last updated: 03/082018