Research in this area relates to computer architecture (configuration methods) which encompasses processors (CPUs) and peripheral devices, and the study of applied systems that use computers. Computers do not just mean personal computers or super computers - they can also now be found in many appliances that make our everyday lives more convenient, such as smartphones, home appliances such as refrigerators and televisions, and cars and trains. Research in this field will cover not just these devices' architecture itself - an important area of research will also be the services that can be generated when multiple devices can communicate with each other over a network.
Some Systems Design research examples
Industries and businesses needing people with expertise in systems design
- Semiconductor manufacturers
- Companies dealing with embedded systems