Profile & expertise
Created in 1960 as a part of the Latvian Academy of Science, EDI (Institute of Electronics and Computer Science) is a state research institute in Riga dedicated to fundamental and applied research in five main areas:
- Extremely precise event timing incl. space domain
- Remote sensing and space data processing
- Robotics and machine perception
- Signal processing and embedded intelligence
- Smart sensors and IoT
By combining expertise in these areas, EDI has developed a niche specialization of Smart Embedded Cooperative Systems (SECS). The main fields impacted by the developments of EDI include space (extremely precise timing, remote sensing, image processing), mobility (components for electric and automated vehicles, sensor fusion, embedded intelligence), production (wireless sensor networks, computer vision, robotics), health (wearables, signal processing, UWB radars), digital life (human-computer interaction, smart cities, IoT).
EDI aims to bridge the gap between basic research at the universities and the application of technology in the industry, thus EDI is deliberately moving towards becoming an RTO, by tackling user- and problem-oriented research.
Currently, EDI has a workforce of more than 80 scientific stuff, including 12 PhDs, 4 PhD candidates, and 15 PhD students.