Electronics Research Institute (ERI)
The Electronics Research Institute at Sharif University of Technology (SUT), founded in 1972, has been the first research institute in the university in the field of electrical engineering, for doing basic and applied research and graduate education in the areas of communications, signal processing, cryptology, network security, electronics, and electronic instrumentation. The institute aims at developing new theories, techniques, and solutions in specified areas, including theoretical analysis, feasibility studies, high-tech systems design, technological problem solving, and teaching specialized courses in nominated areas.
Principal mission of the institute is to offer excellence in both research and education. In research, the institute is committed to collaborations with research and industrial sponsoring organizations, interactions with industry partners, involving the SUT faculty and graduate students in large research projects, and conducting international collaborative research with other universities and research institutions. The contribution of the institute to the education in the university is to proffer distinction in graduate education and train young researchers and engineers to achieve leading positions and thriving roles in both academia and industry.
The research axes in the Electronic Research Institute are defined based on the needs and necessities of science and technology in the country, the existing specialties and experiences, as well as the mission of this research institute. Core projects are often multidisciplinary in nature, often through close collaboration between specialized groups in the research institute and in some cases with the help of colleagues in other faculties and research institutes based on specialized needs. Currently, the following five axes form the core activities of the research institute.