Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY)

At the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY), we conduct research and education in the field of electrical engineering, which includes four main undergraduate areas and seven research areas. A strong emphasis is placed on research collaboration and large industrial collaborations.

Established in 1969, the Department of Electrical Engineering has actively contributed to the technological development of society. Several new and successful companies have their origins here. The department's research has also influenced the established industry, particularly through our many doctoral graduates who now work in various sectors.

Many of our former students apply the knowledge gained from their engineering education to introduce new and current methods in their sectors. This is a result of our strong emphasis on collaboration between undergraduate education, research and doctoral studies, as well as large industrial collaborations.

At the Department of Electrical Engineering at Linköping University, we have nearly 200 employees spread across eight divisions. Our courses are offered to more than 3,000 students each year.

News and current events at ISY

Anton Zeilinger lectures.

10 June 2024

Honorary Doctor and Nobel Laureate lectured on quantum mechanics

Recently, Anton Zeilinger, Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate in Physics, was promoted to Honorary Doctor at Linköping University. In connection with the ceremony, Professor Zeilinger also offered a technical lecture.

Demo of autonomous vehicle in Visionen.

29 May 2024

ISY Day 2024 – AI in Society, Education, and Research

This year’s edition of ISY Day offered lectures, discussions, and demonstrations within this year's theme "AI in Society, Education, and Research". A theme that is both current and highly relevant at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Image of photonic chip.

15 April 2024

Improved quantum cryptography with optical circuit

An optical circuit capable of ensuring the security of quantum cryptography. The idea that researchers Alvaro Alarcón and Guilherme B. Xavier had five years ago has now been tested and could pave the way for the future of secure communication.

Research and collaborations

At ISY, extensive research is conducted in the field of Electrical Engineering.

The research spans from fundamental questions to more application-oriented ones. A strong emphasis lies on research collaboration and large industrial collaborations as the research primarily addresses industrial needs.

In close collaboration with industry and society, world-leading, interdisciplinary research is conducted in several areas. This includes autonomous systems, quantum technology, and IT and mobile communication, all of which are tied to the department.

ISY also boasts strength in computer engineering and computer science alongside high expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The research is conducted within the areas of Automatic Control, Communication Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Vision Laboratory, Information Coding, Integrated Circuits and Systems and Vehicular Systems.

Research areas


SEDDIT is a competence center funded within the framework of Vinnova's initiative in Advanced Digitalization, where universities and companies collaborate to conduct research and education in digital societal transformation.

Research arena Visionen

Visionen is a state-of-the-art research arena that provides a unique environment for experimental research and education. Visionen is operated by the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY).

Computer vision

WASP at Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY)

WASP Computer Vision Laboratory, WASP Sensor fusion, WASP Vehicular Systems and WASP Optimization for Learning and Autonomy are located at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) on Campus Valla in Linköping.

Research collaborations and large industrial collaborations

Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program

WASP - Wallenberg Autonomy and Software Program

LiU is home to WASP – Sweden’s largest ever individual research program. The research is financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and focusses on autonomous systems and software development.

WASP - Wallenberg Autonomy and Software Program

Education and doctoral studies

Undergraduate education

The department offers about 100 different courses in four main areas: Control Systems, Electronics, Image processing, and Telecommunications.

ISY's courses are primarily taken by students in the Master's programs in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (Y), Computer Science and Engineering (D), and Information Technology (IT). Students from other engineering programs, undergraduate programs, and international master's programs also take courses at ISY.

Courses at ISY

See a list of current undergraduate courses offered at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY). Most of the courses include practical, engineering elements, ranging from laboratories to complete construction projects.

Courses at ISY

Master programmes involving ISY

Non program courses

Divisions at ISY

Automatic Control (RT)

The activities include problems in sensor fusion, system identification, robotics/autonomous systems, optimization for control applications and complex networks. They aim at a good balance between theoretical developments and industrial applications.

AI-generated image describing the research at Communication systems.

Communication Systems (KS)

The Division of Communication Systems conducts research and education in communications engineering, statistical signal processing and network science.

Computer Engineering (DA)

The division of Computer Engineering performs teaching and research on processor architectures and logic design. That includes digital logic, different kinds of processors, multiple processors, and system on chip integration.

Autonoma system datorseende

Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL)

Welcome to the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL), part of the Department of Electrical engineering at Linköping University.

Testuppställning för undervisning i kvantkryptering

Information Coding (ICG)

Representation of information in technical and biological systems.

Atila Alvandpour

Integrated Circuits and Systems (EKS)

We are the group that conducts research and provide education on efficient Integrated Circuits and Systems at the department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University.

Picture inside from the Vehicle Lab

Vehicular Systems (FS)

The research in Vehicular Systems has a clear focus on control, diagnosis, and supervision of functions in vehicles.

Administrative management (VS)

The division of Administrative and Academic Support aim to give administrative and technical support to co-workers, students and visitors support and service to contribute to an excellent and attractive academic environment.

Contact us at ISY

Department management



Postal address

Linköping University
Department of Electrical Engineering
SE-581 83 Linköping

Visiting address

Department of Electrical Engineering
Mäster Mattias väg
B Building, entrances 25-29
Floor 2 and 3
Campus Valla
Linköping, Sweden

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