The Advanced Optimization Group aims for excellence in research in theoretical
and applied aspects of optimization, both discrete and continuous. This
goal is pursued by coupling the provided state-of-the-art infrastructure
installed in the Advanced Optimization Laboratory with the strengths of
the participating faculty and students.
Research into Cognitive Dynamic Systems (CDS) in the CSL has been going for over six to seven years, during which time signicant contributions have been made to Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Radar. Recently, the research has broadened to Cognitive Control. Last but by no means least, the research program into CDS also includes the application of cognition to the cocktail party problem, work on which is carried out in collaboration wih the University of Sherbrooke, Québec.
The Machining Systems Laboratory is focused on the area of Machining Systems,
including studies related to advanced machine tools and metal cutting and
is strongly linked to industrial R&D of interest to manufacturing industries
involved in machining.
McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC) MACC is an industrially orientated
research center with the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster
University. The center promotes and advances process control by bringing
together researchers and practitioners for the investigation and application
of leading-edge control technology.
Operating since 1959, the facilities, skills and people of the McMaster
Nuclear Reactor (MNR) are used by students, faculty, small businesses and
international industry leaders to fills the real need to match student learning
with research and industry.
The Power Research Laboratory facilitates experimental research and development
in electric power engineering and related areas. These activities improve
service to the engineering community and foster increased interactions in
the general area of electric power engineering.
The Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory is an extensively
equipped facility for manufacturing automation research that features four
industrial robots, a robotic hand, a 6-axis Force Sensor and a Computer
The SOS Research Laboratory paved the way to the world's first statistical
modeling/yield-driven design technology used in major CAD/CAE products.
Work continues on efficient techniques for large-scale optimization, active
device parameter extraction, physics-based statistical device modeling and
simulation, design centering and yield-driven design for GaAs MIMICs (Microwave/Millimeter-Wave
Monolithic Integrated Circuits).
The Software Quality Research Laboratory (SQRL) is a group of researchers
working together to improve the quality of software products. We perform
fundamental research, applied research, technology transfer, and contractual
software quality assessments. We represent a broad variety of approaches
but cooperate in a single unit that applies combinations of sound new ideas
to practical problems.
Water Resources Environmental
Information Systems Laboratory
The Water Resources Environmental Information Systems Laboratory develops
innovative tools for solving complex environmental engineering problems.
The lab focuses on the development and application of advanced state-of-the-art
computer models to be used in computational hydraulics and hydrology supporting
decision making for engineering design projects, contingency planning studies,
and regulatory compliance support.
Walter W. Smeltzer
The lab provides experimental research facilities for faculty, research
associates and graduate students, functions as a vehicle for the promotion
of corrosion knowledge among university, industry and government and provides
a service to industry in corrosion consulting and the examination and testing
of corrosion-related problems.