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Friday Food - "Reconfigurable Radio Systems"

Jun 15

We will provide an overview of the needs, opportunities, and technological challenges in realizing energy and spectral efficient Software Defined Radio's (SDRs). IMEC's breakthrough solutions towards a first generation SDRs will be presented. Moreover, we will propose our vision on how these SDRs will evolve to true cognitive radios, opening up to a new wireless order.


Friday Food - "Electronic Identity"

Sep 07

Danny De Cock (K.U.Leuven/COSIC) presents an overview of identity management systems and the role of electronic identities in these systems.


Friday Food - "Bandwidth allocation in Wireless Networks"

Oct 05

We treat the problem of bandwidth allocation in Wireless Networks. To this end we present two complementary mechanisms: First of all we disccuss the topic of channel selection, and show how carefully selecting channels where data is transmitted on, a node can increase the available bandwidth as much as possible.


Friday Food - “Quantitive analysis of echography footages of the premature brains”

Jan 25

The affection of the white brain mass is one of the most important pathologies on premature babies with very low birth weight (<1500g). An echography of the cranium is the most current form of medical image formation in an early diagnostic stage of the illness manifestation. A purely visual, qualitative interpretation is however often subjective because of the low quality of the echogram image. In this presentation different picture processing algorithms are being presented. These aim to facilitate the analysis of those images.


Friday Food - "Immersive media research"

Mar 07

By immersive media, one generally understands media involving extreme wide field of view imagery, or even full surround imagery (in addition to -of course- surround sound) presented in CAVEs or head-mounted displays. Extreme wide field of view imagery evokes from a spectator a feeling of being present inside that imagery, instead of witnessing it as an outsider. This talk will bring a lively and in the first place "visual" account of our research, applications and experience in this area at EDM.


Friday Food - "Extraction of metadata"

Jun 06

This lecture gives an overview of current technologies for extracting content metadata from text. The metadata facilitate search, retrieval, mining and other - possibly personalized - user functions. They help to bridge the "semantic gap" between the words and their structures, and their semantic meaning. We go deeper into the roles of machine learning, pattern classification and natural language processing.


Friday Food - "'Small Groups as Complex Systems’ theory"

Sep 05

‘Small Groups as Complex Systems’ (SGACS) theory (H Arrow, JE McGrath, JL Berdahl - 2000 - Small Groups as Complex Systems - Sage Publications) provides an evidence-based framework for studying small goal-oriented groups of people, such as teams, crews and task-forces.


Friday Food - "Advances and challenges in image and video restoration"

Oct 03

In this talk I will review some of the best performant state-of-the art approaches in multiresolution image and video restoration and demonstrate their applications in different fields of medical imaging, remote sensing and video consumer applications. The focus will be on Bayesian estimation techniques in the wavelet domain. The impact of using different wavelet representations and more recent related representations such as steerable pyramids and curvelets will be discussed. Noise and blur estimation techniques and recent advances in these fields will be mentioned.


Friday Food - "The capabilities and benefits of the Wireless Lab"

Nov 14

This year, new test facilities have been deployed at IBBT iLab for the experimental validation of innovative wireless network solutions, in particular for wireless sensor and mesh networks. These new test facilities, called Wireless Lab (or WiLab), consists of 200 sensor nodes and 400 WiFi nodes, distributed in (almost) all rooms at 3 floors of the Zuiderpoort building (more information). The Wireless Lab offers a flexible real-life, large-scale wireless test environment for the validation of real-world user scenarios.


Friday Food - "Medical imaging of small test animals"

Dec 05

Non-invasive diagnostic imaging can be carried out through various technologies: technologies that give anatomical information, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT), and technologies that give functional information, including SPECT (Single Photon Emission Tomography) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography).