The Priority Research Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control specialises in the analysis, design, optimisation and control of dynamic systems. The Centre works on complex systems to try to optimise their performance.
Complex systems involve heterogeneous networks of interacting elements, complex dynamics, hard constraints and high uncertainty. Such systems present many challenges. However, they are central to modern society and include energy generation and distribution, ecosystems, health delivery, safety and security systems, telecommunications, transportation networks, manufacturing processes, the economy, minerals exploration and minerals exploitation. Research in complex systems underpins the modeling, control and management of such systems.