Afternoon Information Sessions about Master’s Thesis Topics IDLab (INTEC & ELIS part) & INTEC

Thesis topics with promotors M Pickavet, D Colle, P Audenaert, W Tavernier

Virtual meeting (request via e-mail)

Mario Pickavet, Didier Colle, Pieter Audenaert, Wouter Tavernier

Studenten die geïnteresseerd zijn in een thesisonderwerp: gelieve mailtje te sturen naar contactpersoon of promotor thesis. We kunnen dan een Teams meeting beleggen om thesisonderwerp te bespreken / extra uitleg te geven.
Interested students can send an e-mail to contact person / promoter, to arrange a virtual meeting (e.g. using MS Teams).

Bioinformatics

Individueel gesprek op afspraak

prof. Jan Fostier

Indien er vragen zijn m.b.t. de thesisonderwerpen aan onze onderzoeksgroep, gelieve per email een afspraak te maken voor een MS Teams call: jan.fostier@ugent.be

QUEST

Info about topics + personal meetings with QUEST

Dries Vande Ginste

In the research lab QUEST -- which stands for quantum mechanical (QM) and electromagnetic (EM) systems modelling -- we focus on numerical techniques for the modelling and design of various QM and EM devices and systems. Our Master Thesis topics include:

  1. Electromagnetic (EM) modelling: the goal is to construct design tools for the newest electronic devices, such as 3-D ICs, which exhibit very complex electromagnetic behaviour and/or require EMC/SI/PI (electromagnetic compatibility/signal integrity/power integrity)-aware design.
  2. Quantum mechanical (QM) and multiphysics QM/EM modelling: the goal of our modelling methods is to better understand the QM behaviour of charge carriers and their interaction with EM fields in novel nanoelectronic and quantum devices. The long-term strategy is to develop the necessary design tools that are now lacking both in academia and industry.
  3. EMC/SI/PI-aware characterization and design of interconnect structures and high-frequency circuits: the goal is to investigate the EMC/SI/PI-behaviour of state-of-the-art high-frequency devices and systems and to improve their functional and parasitic performance.
QUEST opts to immediately interact with interested students on a direct and personal basis. Please feel free to contact the head of the lab, prof. Dries Vande Ginste (dries.vandeginste@ugent.be), for any further information or to immediately schedule a meeting.

Immersive Techniques in Health and Behavioral Change Support through a Personalised User Experience

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prof. Femke De Backere, Filip De Turck

online

The analysis of data combined with expert and domain knowledge allows to derive and to predict interesting events. To provide real-time decision-making, this analysis needs to be scalable and easy to interpret. By means of techniques such as semantic reasoning and intelligent algorithms, we research novel techniques able to perform data analysis in an accurate and effective manner. Within this research field, 2 research goals can be distinguished. First, how can we incorporate domain knowledge into the data analytics process so the result is a more correct, personalized and context-aware decision. Second, how can we ensure that the decision made by the data analytics process are interpretable for domain experts. These techniques and this research can be applied to a number of application areas, such eHealth, where specific attention is given to behavioral change. Technologies that can come into play are for example, gamification, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

Presentatie Masterproeven ir. Elektromagnetisme groep

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Groepsgesprek

prof. Hendrik Rogier, prof. Sam Lemey

online

Interactieve voorstelling van de Masterproeven ir. van de Elektromagnetisme groep door de promotoren. Mogelijkheid tot het stellen van vragen en het maken van vervolgafspraken voor meer gedetailleerde uitleg. Virtuele labobezoeken op aanvraag.

Presentatie Masterproeven ing. Elektromagnetisme groep

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Groepsgesprek

prof. Jo Verhaevert, prof. Patrick Van Torre, prof. Hendrik Rogier

online

Interactieve presentatie van de masterproeven door de promotoren. Beantwoorden van vragen en maken van vervolgafspraken voor verdere uitleg. Virtuele labobezoeken op aanvraag.

Design of high-speed and high-frequency electronics for communications and measurement systems

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Johan Bauwelinck, Guy Torfs, Xin Yin, Peter Ossieur

online

This session will give an overview of the ongoing research and design activities in the IDLab – Design group and discuss the various thesis topics. The applications for our developments are typically high-capacity communications or very sensitive electro-optical measurement systems, where a critical need emerged for dedicated high-speed/high-frequency electronics, eventually co-integrated with photonics circuits, to provide new functionality, to resolve a certain challenge or to enhance performance in the physical layer e.g. data rate, power consumption, signal-to-noise ratio. Depending on the particular system and focus of our team, such developments involve chip design, mixed analog-digital co-design, electronic-photonic co-design, physical layer system design, PCB design and real-time signal processing on FPGA. These specialties and skills can also be developed in our thesis subjects which are aligned with the ongoing research in our different domains. A very important driver for our research on high-speed transceivers is the exponential data growth in communications networks. To resolve today’s bottlenecks, different solutions are being investigated, e.g. coherent techniques, architectural improvements, and advanced circuit design in the different building blocks. To extend the wireless capacity in next generation (5G-6G) mobile networks complex distributed antenna systems will be applied. This requires specific optical connections, such as radio over fiber links with dedicated transceivers and advanced DSP algorithms, running on FPGA platforms in real time.

Streaming of Holograms: From Science Fiction to Reality

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Filip De Turck, Tim Wauters, Maria Torres Vega en Jeroen van der Hooft

online

Since long, people have envisioned a realistic, virtual recreation of remote scenes, in which they can interact with the environment and with each other as if they were on site. Recent technological advancements have made it possible to capture the three-dimensional world with e.g., visual cameras, light field setups and LiDAR. First efforts have been made to enable the users to both move their head and change their position within a virtual scene (six degrees of freedom, or 6DoF). Current solutions are still not there yet, as the video bitrates (in the order of Gb/s) do not match our current 4G and 5G network infrastructures. Our thesis subjects thus focus on optimizations to enable remote 6DoF video, considering aspects such as video compression, adaptive video streaming, networking protocols, content rendering, and the use of haptics (e.g., gloves to interact with the immersive environment). Involved students will learn the working principles of 360-degree and holographic-type streaming, software development and wireless technologies by means of hands-on experimentation.

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IDLab-MEDIA: advanced video, 3D graphics, and VR technology

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prof. Peter Lambert & prof. Glenn Van Wallendael

April 29, 11:00-12:00

online

IDLab-MEDIA (http://media.idlab.ugent.be) offers ca. 25 master theses subjects for next year. During this session, interested students can ask both general and specific questions about these subjects, situated in the following fields:

If needed, separate online 1-on-1 meetings can be set up for specific topics with the involved supervisors. Also, don't hesitate to contact any of the supervisors (mentioned on the thesis proposals) directly for more information (also before April 29), via e-mail or MS Teams.

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Master thesis info session: quantum optics and optical frequency combs

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prof. Bart Kuyken

online

This info session aims to familiarize students with state-of-the-art research in quantum optics (session 19:00-19:30) and optical frequency combs (session 19:30-20:00). The session is geared towards students with a background in engineering physics, electrical engineering or photonics and a multidisciplinary interest either in quantum mechanics, computational physics (modeling), experimental physics (fabrication in the cleanroom and/or measurements) as well as in integrated photonics, eletrical engineering and condensed matter physics. Basic concepts, applications and thesis proposals will be discussed. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to ask questions. This session is particularly relevant for the following thesis proposals:

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Thesis info on AI for smart grids topics

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prof. Chris Develder

online

Info on smart grid related thesis topics:

Please send me a message on MSTeams, or email (chris.develder@ugent.be), if you plan to attend

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Thesis topics on Natural Language Processing

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prof. Chris Develder, prof. Thomas Demeester

online

Info on NLP related topics:

Please send me a message on MSTeams, or email (chris.develder@ugent.be), if you plan to attend