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

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Beyond Virtual Reality: Realizing the Metaverse

Presentation and demonstration

Filip De Turck

Jeroen van der Hooft (jeroen.vanderhooft@ugent.be), Maria Torres Vega (maria.torresvega@ugent.be), Tim Wauters (tim.wauters@ugent.be)

iGent, 10th floor, office 200.006, Technologiepark 126, 9052 Zwijnaarde

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. To realize such an application, several challenges related to capturing, coding, delivery, and the user's experience still need to be addressed. In this session, we will discuss relevant topics and demonstrate recent work on VR and haptics (e.g., using Manus gloves)

Bioinformatics

Info session

Jan Fostier - Kathleen Marchal

jan.fostier@ugent.be

iGent, lokaal te bepalen

Wij verschaffen graag (eventueel op individuele basis) uitleg over onze bioinformatics onderzoekslijnen. Deze focussen zich op datastructuren, algoritmen en high-performance computing implementaties voor sequentieanalyse, alsook het gebruik van machine learning technieken voor belangrijke toepassingen zoals kankeronderzoek. Graag per e-mail een afspraak maken.

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

Info session

Johan Bauwelinck, Guy Torfs, Xin Yin, Peter Ossieur

johan.bauwelinck@ugent.be

Labo IDLab - Design, iGent, floor 12

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.

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IBCN – Electromagnetics group: On-campus demo sessions with Interactive master’s theses presentation

Demo

Kristof Cools, Ann Franchois, Sam Lemey, Patrick Van Torre, Jo Verhaevert, Hendrik Rogier

hendrik.rogier@ugent.be

iGent Tower, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 126, at floor 11 (with guided visits to the antenna lab)

Information about the research activities of the IDLAB-EM research group in the domains of

During these scheduled sessions, visits to the anechoic chambers and the server rooms will be organized, with demos of the different antenna measurement systems. Overviews will be given of recent research results and antenna designs realized by the group’s HOP students, Master Thesis and PhD students. Interactive overview presentations will be given about the different Master thesis topics proposed by the group. Several promoters and supervisors will be present for more information.
M.Sc. in Physics Eng.: Wednesday April 20th, slot 1: 15:00-16:00, slot 2: 18:00-19:00
M.Sc. in Electrical Eng.: Wednesday April 20th, slot 1: 16:00-17:00, slot 2: 17:00-18:00
M.Sc. in Electrical Eng. Technology: Friday April 29th, slot 1: 15:00-16:00, slot 2: 16:00-17:00

IBCN – Electromagnetics group: Online or on-campus interactive sessions with the different promoters

Info session

Kristof Cools, Ann Franchois, Sam Lemey, Patrick Van Torre, Jo Verhaevert, Hendrik Rogier

hendrik.rogier@ugent.be

Information about the research activities of the IDLAB-EM research group in the domains of

The thesis promoters and supervisors are also available to provide informally and on an individual basis additional information about their research and the associated theses. If you would like to visit the research group and obtain information about Master Thesis topics on an individual level, please schedule an appointment, indicating your general or particular interest, with one or several of the promoters: Prof. Kristof Cools, Prof. Ann Franchois, Prof. Sam Lemey, Prof. Patrick Van Torre, Prof. Jo Verhaevert, Prof. Hendrik Rogier We offer both online and on-campus interactive discussions with individual students and in smaller groups. Please make an appointment by email with the promoters.

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HomeLab & Dyamand

demo + infomoment

Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck & Jerico Moeyersons

Jerico Moeyersons (EA05)

Studenten zijn vrij om te komen binnen deze tijdsloten. Laatste toegang is wel max 1u voor gepland einde (=do vrije toegang tussen 9u & 10u en vrij vrije toegang tussen 9u en 16u)

in het homelab

Are you interested in a thesis topic around IoT, HomeLab and Dyamand? Come and visit the IDLab Homelab! We will give you a short guided tour in the Homelab and afterwards we can discuss the different topics. In doing so, you will receive more information about Dyamand, the different thesis topics and you can also add your input.

Location based scheduling of micro-services within a Fog Infrastructure

Personal meeting

prof. dr. Bruno Volckaert en prof. dr. ir. Filip De Turck

vincent.bracke@ugent.be

online and iGent Tower, Office 200.012, 10th floor

The so-called AI toolbox developed in the context of the BIGG project is a module that can be decomposed in a set of data analytics/ML functions. The module could benefit from a fine grained decomposition of its functions as a set of independent and individually scalable micro-services/functions, communicating among them by means of asynchronous events. The goal of this thesis is thus to showcase how modern distributed architectures may improve performance and scalability of an AI module by the use of asynchronous events, micro-services, Function-as-a-Service as well as possibly a hierarchical distribution of the components from the cloud to the edge.
The outcome of this master thesis will identify and prototype the next core improvements of the BIGG data analytics toolbox. Please make an appointment with Vincent Bracke (vincent.bracke@ugent.be) to drop by on one of the aforementioned slots.

Porting an AI for buildings system on a distributed infrastructure for improved performance and scalability

Personal meeting

prof. dr. Bruno Volckaert en prof. dr. ir. Filip De Turck

vincent.bracke@ugent.be

online and iGent Tower, Office 200.012, 10th floor

The so-called AI toolbox developed in the context of the BIGG project is a module that can be decomposed in a set of data analytics/ML functions. The module could benefit from a fine grained decomposition of its functions as a set of independent and individually scalable micro-services/functions, communicating among them by means of asynchronous events. The goal of this thesis is thus to showcase how modern distributed architectures may improve performance and scalability of an AI module by the use of asynchronous events, micro-services, Function-as-a-Service as well as possibly a hierarchical distribution of the components from the cloud to the edge.
The outcome of this master thesis will identify and prototype the next core improvements of the BIGG data analytics toolbox. Please make an appointment with Vincent Bracke (vincent.bracke@ugent.be) to drop by on one of the aforementioned slots.

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Leveraging expert knowledge & gamification techniques for personalized Health

Info session

Femke De Backere, Filip De Turck

femke.debackere@ugent.be

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 and serious games.

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Beyond Virtual Reality: Realizing the Metaverse

Presentation and demonstration

Filip De Turck

Jeroen van der Hooft (jeroen.vanderhooft@ugent.be), Maria Torres Vega (maria.torresvega@ugent.be), Tim Wauters (tim.wauters@ugent.be)

iGent, 10th floor, office 200.006, Technologiepark 126, 9052 Zwijnaarde

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. To realize such an application, several challenges related to capturing, coding, delivery, and the user's experience still need to be addressed. In this session, we will discuss relevant topics and demonstrate recent work on VR and haptics (e.g., using Manus gloves)

quest

Personal meeting

Dries Vande Ginste

Dries.VandeGinste@UGent.be

Office of prof. Dries Vande Ginste, 11th floor, iGent building

The thesis topics from the research lab Quest focus on the electromagnetic and quantum mechanical modelling and the EMC/SI/PI-aware characterisation and design of (nano)electronic devices and systems. More info about our thesis topics can be found on www.QuestLab.be. If interested, please contact prof. Vande Ginste (Dries.VandeGinste@UGent.be) to make an appointment.

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Surrogate Modeling (SUMO) Lab

Group discussion

Tom Dhaene, Ivo Couckuyt, Dirk Deschrijver

floor 9, meeting room 9

Opportunity to discuss all SUMOlab master thesis topics related to data-efficient ML, explainable AI, ML for Engineering, time-series analysis, and much more.

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IDLab - Intelligent Wireless Networking

Ingrid Moerman, Jeroen Hoebeke, Eli De Poorter

Industrial IoT Lab, iGent, ground floor