The Research and Development activities of the Department are implemented through the following Research Laboratories, which cover a wide range of fields in areas such as energy, materials, automatic control and robotics, networks and communications, intelligent systems and artificial intelligence, and photonics.
Laboratory of Energy and Photovoltaic Systems (LEPS)
It is part of the Electrical Energy Systems Sector of the Department. The fields covered by the LEPS are indicatively related with the following research areas:
- Electrical Energy Systems. Specifically, low, medium and high voltage electrical installations, low, medium and high voltage networks and substations, dielectric materials, high voltage equipment and measurements, power electronics and their applications, production and management of electricity from renewable energy resources, electric propulsion systems and machines, modern energy markets.
- Solar Energy Systems. Specifically, photovoltaic energy systems (interconnected and autonomous systems), energy storage, solar energy systems for thermal energy production, thermal comfort conditions, active and passive systems in buildings, integration of solar energy systems in buildings.
- Lighting Systems. In particular, light source technologies, electronic driving systems, optimization of the phototechnical systems operation – visual comfort in buildings and phototechnical studies.
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Computer Architecture (ISCA)
ISCA is active in the following research fields:
(a) energy efficient, and adaptive architectures and methods for cyber-physical and reconfigurable systems,
(b) intelligent embedded devices on the Internet of Things,
(c) medical image processing,
(d) virtual normal human modeling,
(e) biomedical informatics,
(f) computational vision and computer diagnostics,
(g) the security, authenticity, protection and secure execution of applications and communications and data storage on embedded devices and the Internet of Things,
(h) the development of innovative methodologies, hardware and software infrastructure and EDA automation tools.
Laboratory of Multimedia, Networks and Communications (MCN)
It is part of the Telecommunications and Computer Sector of the Department, and covers research and educational needs in the following subjectsa) distributed systems and social networks,b) interactive graphic and multimedia internet,c) communication systems and networks,d) networks of sensors and telematics applications, e) methodologies and tools for capturing and studying the movement and behaviour of living organisms,f) network and information systems security,g) applications of digital technology in education, economy, culture and environment.
Center of Materials Techhnology and Photonics (CEMATEP)
It is part of the School of Engineering of HMU and covers the educational, research and development needs in the subjects of advanced materials technology and photonics. It consists of four Research Groups:
(a) Nanomaterials for Emerging Devices,
(b) Smart Functional Materials,
(c) Cutting-Edge Materials for Electrical Energy Storage and Efficiency,
(d) Application and Development of Photonics.
Laboratory of Control Systems and Robotics (CSRL)
It is part of the School of Engineering of HMU and is active in the following sectors:
(a) Design and development of robotic and mechatronic systems with emphasis on applications in industrial, manufacturing, and agricultural productions,
(b) Theoretical study and practical implementation of automatic control systems,
(c) Design of industrial automation, remote control and telemetry systems,
(d) Research on advanced and intelligent robotic systems, in areas such as precision agriculture, biomechanical technology, underwater robots, biomimetics, mechanical vision, and skilful handling of objects.
Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Systems Engineering (AISE)
AISE is part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and covers research, educational, academic and training needs in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Systems Engineering. The research and educational activities of the Laboratory focus on the following scientific fields
- Artificial Intelligence
- Embedded Systems
- Educational Technology
- Serious Games
- Medical Informatics
- Web Technology
- Software Engineering
Laboratory of Applied and inTeractIve Computing – LATiCe
The Laboratory of Applied and inTeractIve Computing – LATiCe is a highly innovative and self-contained research unit which resides at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU). The Laboratory focuses on interdisciplinary research in selected IT subjects, with the main areas of R&D being those of Biomedical Informatics and eHealth Services (BMI lab) as well as, Interactive Software Technologies & System Engineering (iSTlab). Specifically, the research activities of the laboratory focus on the following disciplines:
- Semantic integration and analysis of multilevel biomedical data
- Design and development of novel decision support techniques, algorithms, tools, and systems
- Affective Computing
- Design of intelligent systems for the recognition of human activities
- Personalized Healthcare Services and mHealth Systems
- Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
- Software Design and Engineering
- Computer Supported Collaborative Work
Although a relatively young laboratory it has an internationally acknowledged excellence in conducting high quality scientific research and developing innovative Information Technology (IT) applications, products, and services. The laboratory has developed collaborations with various departments and research organizations within HMU, the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory of FORTH/ICS, the Medical School of the University of Crete, other international Universities, and Institutions, as well as the industry. Most of the activities of the laboratory are based on international collaborations in the framework of European and nationally funded projects. The Laboratory is also contributing to the development of national and regional strategic plans for the information society and innovation and plays a vital role in the introduction of novel ICT technologies in the region of Crete.
At the same time, the laboratory is responsible of, or is contributing in, teaching courses offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. A number of diploma thesis and graduate thesis are developed per year under the supervision of academics or other qualified staff of the laboratory.
Currently, the LATiCe laboratory is coordinated by Prof. Manolis Tsiknakis, a Professor of “Biomedical Informatics and eHealth” at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of HMU and an affiliate researcher at the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory of FORTH/ICS.