The Electronics Laboratory was founded in 1968, as one of the four basic Labs in the Department of Physics. Today the Electronics Laboratory (ELLAB) constitutes the main part of the Electronics and Computers Division in the Physics Department of the University of Patras.
Courses are run both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. At postgraduate level the academic staff of the Electronics Lab runs two M.Sc. courses. The first one belongs to the main postgraduate program of the Physics department and focuses on 'Electronics and Computers', while the second is held in cooperation with the Biology and Medical departments and deals with 'Electronics and Information Processing'.
Teaching electronics at undergraduate level in the Physics Department is mainly concerned with Basic, Digital and Analog Electronics as well as DSP. Furthermore, support is provided to physics department in technological topics such as Informatics, Programming and Digital Processing of Information. A large number of scientific activities are in progress in cooperation with other Laboratories and Insti-tutions worldwide. Among these, to name some, are University of Toronto, Imperial College, University of Surrey, European Space Agency, Texas Instruments, Intracom etc. Finally, the staff of Ellab has organ-ized and supported conferences on Electronics and Signal Processing, most important being the series of the DSP Conferences (DSP97, DSP2002).
Research is going on through different fields, including digital signal and image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligent, remote sensing, circuit theory and design, digital and DSP systems design, optoelectronics and fiber optic sensors, etc.
Electronics Laboratory, Electronics and Computer Division,
Department of Physics, University of Patras,
Patras 26500, Greece