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16 January 2017

'A need to amplify and combine to enable 5G in higher frequencies'

Our society's social and streaming behaviour speeds up the need for 5G. Marco Spirito, Daniele Cavallo, Masoud Babaie and Andrea Neto (Microelectronics) are all working on the 'key building' blocks that will enable 5G systems in the near future. Advanced 5G solutions are targeted in the WhALE project (WAtt LEvel transmitters at mm-waves), which is backed by STW.

13 January 2017

'We have created a new speech audibility standard'

Richard Hendriks and Richard Heusdens (Circuits and Systems) have, together with PhD candidate Cees Taal and colleagues, worked on a new speech audibility standard for hearing aids : how intelligible is speech with background noices at, for example, a party.

29 December 2016

'Tactile internet enables a surgeon in Amsterdam to perform an operation on a patient in the province'

Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad of the Embedded Software group has recently become the vice-chairman of IEEE 'Tactile Internet' Standards.

22 December 2016

'New tenure tracker will connect geometry with stochastics'

Jan van Neerven (analyses) and Frank Redig (applied probability), both mathematicians at EEMCS, have sucessfully submitted a project proposal at NWO for a tenure tracker plus PhD candidate, to explore the grey area between geometry and stochastics. This call, in which a number of 7 tenure tracks were available, had the specific purpose of interconnecting national math clusters.

15 December 2016

Latest issue of Quadraad: December 2016

The December issue of Quadraad has been published. You can read all about Cynthia Liem's quest against filter bubbles, Koen Hindriks' challenges in robot engineering and Alexander Yarovoy's view on the autonomous car.

14 December 2016

Towards flexible, reliable and stable smart grids

Towards flexible, reliable and stable smart grids

14 December 2016

John Schmitz appointed Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)

With effect from 1 March 2017, the Executive Board of TU Delft has appointed Dr John Schmitz as the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS). Dr Schmitz is currently Senior Vice-President and Manager of IP Special Projects at NXP Semiconductors in Eindhoven. John Schmitz succeeds Professor Rob Fastenau, whose term as Dean of the Faculty of EEMCS comes to an end on 1 March 2017.

14 December 2016

Towards flexible, reliable and stable smart grids

Towards flexible, reliable and stable smart grids

We have good scientific models for the physics involved in (intelligent) power grids and we also have good models for the ICT involved in it. But to manage the current dramatic transition of our power system, we now need models that combine these two elements. That’s the central message in the inaugural speech of Peter Palensky, professor of Intelligent Electrical Power Grids at the TU Delft, on Wednesday December 14th.

14 December 2016

DCSE has got something to celebrate

As of this summer DCSE (Delft Institute for Computational Science & Engineering) may officially call itself an institute. That called for a little celebration with the 'insiders' and a glimpse into the future.

13 December 2016

Doctor of the Day: Inna Ivashko

Today, 13 December, Inna Ivashko of EEMCS will obtain her doctorate. She worked in the group of Alexander Yarovoy (Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems) on networks of radars. These are a good option to be able to cover more 'ground' (or air).

13 December 2016

Inaugural speech Peter Palensky

Tomorrow, on Wednesday 14 December, prof. Peter Palensky (Intelligent Electrical Power Grids) will hold his inaugural speech.

08 December 2016

Doctor of the week: Gleb Polevoy

Last Tuesday Gleb Polevoy obtained his doctorate. He was part of the Algorithmics Group and supervised by Cees Witteveen, Catholijn Jonker and Mathijs de Weerdt. His thesis "Participation and Interaction in Projects: A Game-Theoretic Analysis" is all about how projects and interactions could run more smoothly, by looking at the effort you put into them. In theory, Gleb has developed an algorithm on how to efficiently work with colleagues.

07 December 2016

Having an open mind: Rob Remis & Martin van Gijzen

The joint venture of Rob Remis (Circuits & Systems) and Martin van Gijzen (Numerical Analysis) is a great example of cross-pollination, as we say in Dutch. Their open mind in collaborating with another department led to an Open Mind funding of STW.

30 November 2016

INSY en IBM accelerate robot research

Koen Hindriks (Interactive Intelligence) boosts the research into robots, with help from IBM. He has recently won an IBM award.

30 November 2016

Doctor of the day: Mina Shahmohammadi

Tomorrow, on 1 December, Mina Shahmohammadi will obtain her doctorate. She worked at the micro-electronics department with professor Bogdan Staszewski on her thesis : RF CMOS Oscillators for Cellular Applications.

24 November 2016

Hardware Acceleration for Everyone

Zaid Al-Ars and his team won a new award: the first place in the OpenPOWER Developer Challenge, an international competition in high performance computing and big data analytics. They created a system to enable accelerated big data applications using hardware acceleration (such as GPUs and FPGAs). It started with a simple counter-intuitive idea and a 'let's do it’ attitude, but it might become a commercially successful product.

24 November 2016

Kids from Delft read scientific paper online and seek advice on science project

Who says that scientific papers only preach theory with no practical use! Four bright young minds from Delft (aged 12-14!) found Sujay Narayana's paper on the Embedded Software site for designing a simple and inexpensive system to save hedgehogs.

23 November 2016

Virtual sleep coach effective against insomnia

The interactive app developed by TU Delft, Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam to help people with chronic insomnia to learn a better sleep rhythm has been shown to work. The use of this virtual coach reduces sleeping problems, argues doctoral candidate Corine Horsch. She will obtain her doctorate from TU Delft on 23 November for her research on this subject.

23 November 2016

Doctor of the day: Corine Horsch

Today (23rd November) Corine Horsch will obtain her doctorate. At INSY, and for professor Neerincx, on a virtual sleep coach.

22 November 2016

Doctor of the Day: Chayan Sarkar

Today Chayan Sarkar (23rd November) will obtain his doctorate in the Embedded Software group. He worked, in Koen Langendoen's group, on small memory processors.

22 November 2016

PhD defence Seyran Khademi

Today (22nd November) Seyran Khademi will obtain her doctorate within the Circuits & Systems department (Micro-electronics)

18 November 2016

PhD defence: Andre Mansano

Another promotion today (22nd November) within the Micro-electronics department. Andre Mansano worked, in the group of Wouter Serdijn, on battery-less sensors for the Internet of Things.

17 November 2016

The Future of Driving

Philip van den Heuvel is president of the 'Electrotechnische Vereeniging'. They are organizing a cool symposium on November 25th: The Future of Driving.

17 November 2016

Smart systems plan ahead

Matthijs Spaan (section Algorithmics) is very happy with his recently awarded NWO TOP grant on improving the decision making of intelligent systems.

16 November 2016

Arno Smets winner of first international edX Prize for online education

The international edX platform, which offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), has voted Professor Arno Smets as best instructor. With his lectures in the MOOCs Solar Energy and Sustainable Energy: Design a Renewable Future, Arno Smets reaches more than 150,000 online students from all over the world.

16 November 2016

‘De zon – ongekende mogelijkheden!’

inaugural speech Prof. Arthur Weeber 16 November 2016 | 3:00 PM | Aula TU Delft

15 November 2016

Logistics sector to make concrete progress using blockchain technology

In a major TKI Dinalog project, TU Delft, ABN AMRO, the SCF Community, the Port of Rotterdam, Royal FloraHolland, SmartPort and 10 other partners will set to work using blockchain technology in the logistics sector. The total scale of the project amounts to €2.2 million. This is the first time anywhere in the world that a concrete blockchain project of this standard has been launched with various partners in the logistics chain.

11 November 2016

COSSE workshop in Stockholm

Today, Kees Vuik is joining three students of the Erasmus Mundus master program in Stockholm for a workshop. The title of the workshop: COSSE: Past, Present en Future brilliantly explains the content: talks by alumni, posters of students and the future of the COSSE programme. COSSE's education blends well with the philosophy of the TU Delft Institute Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE).

01 November 2016

PGP creator Phil Zimmermann on his first day at EWI

Phil Zimmermann, the 'inventor' of the encryption program PGP, has started working at EEMCS on MOOC's (online open courses) on cryptography. We can expect a general introduction on the topic and courses on protocol design (secure voice over IP, secure texting, authentication & encrypted data storage).

31 October 2016

Rehearsing a speech to a virtual audience increases confidence

Rehearsing a speech to a virtual audience increases confidence

Giving a speech or presentation to an audience can be nerve-wracking. To practise, you can either imagine an audience or enlist a few friends or acquaintances. But these practice scenarios are far from the reality of an audience made up of different characters, emotions and interests. Ni Kang observed the behaviour of a group of people listening to speeches and developed a virtual audience for speakers to practise on. On Wednesday, 2 November, she will obtain her doctorate on the subject of ‘public speaking in virtual reality’ at TU Delft.

31 October 2016

Nouska Smit obtains doctorate on 3D model of the human pelvis

Today, October 31st, is the day of Nouska Smit's PhD defense. Her research is all about visualizing the nerves in the pelvis. Which results in less risks and complications on the operating table.

29 October 2016

Pelvic nerves made visible: reduced risk in surgery

Every year, thousands of patients suffer nerve damage in the pelvis during rectal surgery, leaving them with incontinence and sexual problems, for example. Noeska Smit has developed a method to make these nerves more visible to surgeons. She will be awarded a doctorate for her work on the subject at TU Delft on Monday, 31 October.

25 October 2016

TU Delft and ABN AMRO to collaborate on the development of blockchain applications

TU Delft and ABN AMRO to collaborate on the development of blockchain applications

TU Delft is set to collaborate with ABN AMRO on the development of more complex blockchain applications. The aim is to deliver a secure, working application in just six months. In addition to developing the application, ABN AMRO staff will also attend courses on blockchain applications in the TU Delft Blockchain Lab.

20 October 2016

Kees Oosterlee: from coin to bitcoin at Theater de Veste

Kees Oosterlee (DIAM) will be holding a lecture on October 25th at Theater de Veste on the history of money. He will be using fun anecdotes to illustrate his story. It all ends at the bitcoin. Do we trust it or would we rather stick to our trusted 'normal' system?

17 October 2016

Kees Vuik signed collaboration with Matheon in Berlin

On October 17th Martin Skutella (Matheon) and Kees Vuik (Numerical Analyses and 4TU.AMI) joined forces. Matheon is a collaboration of universities in Berlin and two national math research foundations. 4TU.AMI is the collaboration between the three technical universities in The Netherlands and the agricultural university of Wageningen. Matheon and 4TU.AMI will work together on mathematical research, education and applications in e.g. industry, hospitals and banking. Together they are now the largest cluster in Europe in applied mathematics.

17 October 2016

Eelco Visser brings OOPSLA / Splash to Amsterdam

Eelco Visser (Programming Languages Research group) brings the OOPSLA / Splash conference to Amsterdam. It will be the first time in its 30 years existence that the conference will take place outside of North America. OOPSLA is interesting for researchers and software engineers and is all about innovative new coding languages and systems. This year there are keynotes of Benjamin Pierce, Simon Peyton Jones en Marin Odersky.

14 October 2016

New world record: 10.000 kids learn how to code with TU Delft MOOC 'Scratch'

On Friday 14th October, we've established a new world record. At 9.00 hours more than 10.000 children in primary schools throughout the Netherlands made their first steps in coding. They used the MOOC of Felienne Hermans of TU Delft: 'Scratch'.

13 October 2016

Award for EEMCS team in Big Data Apache Spark hackathon

Hamid Mushtaq, Hani Alers and Zaid Al-Ars from the Computer Engineering Lab won the $25000 2nd prize in the Big Data Apache Spark hackathon competition. The team worked on a framework to enable a high performance and low-cost computation of DNA analysis programs using Big Data techniques. The results were announced during the Data First Event in New York City.

12 October 2016

On Wednesday, 12 October, Executive Board President Tim van der Hagen, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Rob Fastenau, Head of the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy Miro Zeman, and Pavol Bauer, who leads the Direct Current (DC) Systems, Energy Conversion & Storage group, presented the first solar-powered wireless charging station for electric bikes.

12 October 2016

Nationaal Debat e-Bike; Duurzame vervanging voor auto’s?

The programme starts at 11:30 with the presentation of the “Solar e-Bike Charging Station” by Tim van der Hagen, Rob Fastenau and Miro Zeman (TU Delft) on 12 October at the FreeZone D of the TU Delft Campus (next to the EWI faculty).