On December 11 (Monday), representatives of EURECOM will attend CTU and will give a short (~15 minutes) talk about studies and double degree at EURECOM. The presentation will start at 16:00 in T2:C3-340. The presentation will be followed by Q&A session.
Double degree - meeting with EURECOM representatives4. 12. 2023
Presentation "Computer vision using machine learning: challenges and solutions" - 9/6/2022 2:00 PM in laboratory B3-7033. 6. 2022Speaker: Prof. Heikki Kälviäinen
Prof. Heikki Kälviäinen heads the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory at the Department of Computer Engineering at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology in Finland. His research focuses on computer and machine vision problems, pattern recognition and machine learning. Prof. Kälviäinen prepared a very interesting lecture combining a number of research areas in artificial intelligence. In the first part, mainly aimed at those interested in learning about AI principles, he will introduce basic approaches to digital image processing and machine learning analysis. The second part is devoted to selected sample applications of machine vision: automated recognition of Saimaa seal individuals, assessment of Baltic Sea plankton, and prediction of future board quality based on observations of the outer surface of logs.
Title: Computer vision using machine learning: challenges and solutions
The presentation considers computer vision, especially a point of view of machine learning applications. Digital image processing and analysis with machine learning methods enable efficient solutions for various areas of useful data-centric engineering applications. Challenges with image acquisition, data annotation with expert knowledge, and clustering and classification, including deep learning method training are discussed. Different applications are given as examples based on the fresh novel data available: planktons in the Baltic Sea, Saimaa ringed seals in Lake Saimaa, and logs in the sawmill industry. In the first application the motivation is that distributions of plankton types give much information about the condition of the sea water system, e.g., about the climate change. An imaging flow cytometer can produce a lot of plankton images which should be classified into different plankton types. Manual classification of these images is very laborious, and thus, a CNN-based method has been developed to automatically recognize the plankton types in the Baltic Sea. In the second application the Saimaa ringed seals are automatically identified individually using camera trap images for assisting this very small population to survive in nature. CNN-based re-identification methods are based on pelage patterns of the seals. The third application is related to the sawmill industry. The digitalization of the sawmill industry is important for optimizing material flows and the quality. The research is focused on seeing inside the log to be able to predict which kinds of sawn boards are produced after cutting the log.
F-Tester 5G verifies CETIN networks20. 1. 2022During 2021, it will add the ability to measure emerging 5G networks and a range of enhancements to increase stability in dynamic mobile environments. The F-Tester, a measurement device for verifying data connectivity, is currently used by the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTO) and, more recently, by the telecommunications company CETIN. See https://fel.cvut.cz/en/aktuality/2022/cetin_f-tester
6G mobile research lab was opened20. 1. 20226Gmobile is a research lab at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, focusing on key aspects and challenges related to the future mobile networks and emerging wireless technologies. The 6Gmobile reserch lab continues with similar team and research directions addreseed by its predecessor 5Gmobile research lab. See https://6gmobile.fel.cvut.cz
2nd place in the eLearning 2021 competition20. 1. 2022Experts from the Department of Telecommunication Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU have won a significant award, namely the 2nd prize at the 20th annual conference and competition eLearning 2021, which ended on 3 September in Prague. See https://fel.cvut.cz/en/aktuality/2021/comtel-elearning
Innovative "En-Meter M" IoT probe was developed20. 1. 2022Researchers from the Department of Telecommunication Engineering Have Developed a Probe for Contactless Monitoring of Energy Consumption. See https://fel.cvut.cz/en/aktuality/2021/IoT_spotreba
Research in area of mobile networks exploiting drones received Best Paper Award at European Wireless 201719. 5. 2017The paper "Performance of Mobile Networks with UAVs: Can Flying Base Stations Substitute Ultra-Dense Small Cells?", resulting from cooperation of the 5Gmobile research lab at the Department of telecommunication engineering at FEE, CTU and the Communication Systems Department at EURECOM, received Best Paper Award at European Wireless 2017 in Dresden.
The paper outlines a novel architecture for a real-time and dynamic control of drones, which act as flying base stations in mobile networks. Furthermore, the paper analyses gains in a channel quality, a throughput, and an energy consumption of mobile phones for the proposed concept. The results show high performance of the flying base stations and confirms suitability of the flying base stations as a very efficient alternative to an ultra-dense deployment of small cells in the future mobile networks.
Full paper is available at: http://5gmobile.fel.cvut.cz/Papers~/Drones_in_Mobile_Networks_EW2017.pdf
2. 3. 2017 - Lecture: Heikki Kälviäinen - The automatic image-based identification of Saimaa ringed seals16. 1. 2017Abstract:
Automatic individual identification of Saimaa ringed seals
In order to monitor animal population and to track individual animals in a non-invasive way, identification of individual animals based on certain distinctive characteristics is necessary. In this presentation, automatic image-based individual identification of the critically endangered Saimaa ringed seal (Phoca hispida saimensis) is considered. The ringed seals have a distinctive permanent pelage pattern that is unique to each individual. This can be used as a basis for the identification process. A framework is proposed that starts with the segmentation of the seal from the background and proceeds to various post-processing steps to make the pelage pattern more visible and the identification easier. For experiments, the novel dataset of the Saimaa ringed seal images has been collected and annotated. The framework is compared using two existing species independent individual identification methods and the dataset. The results show that the segmentation and proposed post-processing steps increase the identification performance.
Prof. Heikki Kalviainen,
Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (MVPR), School of Engineering Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland
Time and place:
FOXCONN Taiwan is funding our research in area of cloud radio access network (C-RAN)7. 12. 2016FOXCONN, Taiwan and 5Gmobile research laboratory (http://5Gmobile.fel.cvut.cz), department of Telecommunication Engineering, CTU in Prague work together on development of solutions for splitting of MAC functions between virtualized control function in radio access network (base-band unit) and remote radio heads. The delivered algorithm should enable dynamic communication control with all benefits commonly expected from cloud controlled-RAN (C-RAN) in future mobile networks, i.e., low cost of RAN, low delay and high capacity. The project targets both to design theoretical solutions for functional splitting and its testing and validation in a mobile network.
Conference MECHATRONIKA 20168. 11. 2016
The 17th International Conference on Mechatronics – Mechatronika 2016 will be held during December 7 – 9, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. Lectures will be held in National Library of Technology, placed in campus of the Czech Technical University in Prague.
More informations: https://mechatronika.fel.cvut.cz
Kybersoutěž pro středoškoláky8. 11. 2016
28. November is opened 1. annual high school competition in cyber security, under the auspices of Prof. Konvalika, the Rector of CTU in Prague. One of the partners and organizers of the trivia contest is CTU, KTT- ITU Centre of excellence for cyber security. Part of the protection of cyberspace, information systems and technology, and thus the functioning of the whole society is the education of future professionals and users of these technologies.
Czech Technical University strengths cooperation with International Telecommunication Union17. 12. 2015On 9th December 2015, Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) Prof. Petr Konvalinka and Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) telecommunications Development Bureau, signed the Cooperation Agreement between the ITU and the CTU for Joint Human Capacity-building Activities. The agreement paves way for stronger involvement of the CTU in Spectrum Management Training Programme (http://www.mzv.cz/mission.geneva/en/specialized_agencies/international_t...). The initiative follows up on a series of joint activates carried out together by the CTU and the ITU, coordinated of the Telecommunication Engineering Dept. of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the CTU, including the most recent one held in Prague – the ITU Academy Event on Fostering Innovation and Partnerships in Human Capacity Building: Enhanced Engagement of Academia in the Work of the ITU (April 2014) and ITU Symposium and Workshop on small satellite regulation and communication systems (March 2015).
Third place for Augmented Reality app at ACM Mobicom 201515. 10. 2015Android application Percipio for augmented reality becomes third in ACM Mobicom 2015 App Contest (http://www.sigmobile.org/mobicom/2015/app.html). Percipio has been developed in frame of the project FP7 TROPIC to demonstrate efficiency of Mobile Edge Computing. Beta version of Percipio is available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.dolezal.percipio
FP7 TROPIC assessed to be EXCELLENT15. 7. 2015The final review of FP7 project TROPIC (www.ict-tropic.eu) was held on 9 July at the EC premises. The project was assessed by to be EXCELLENT, thus recognising the full achievement of its objectives and technical goals. Employees and studens from Department of Telecommunication Engineering have been involved in research topics as well as in developement of the project demonstrator.
ITU CoE Steering Committee Meeting16. 2. 2015
The 1st Steering Committee Meeting for Centres of Excellence for Europe was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 February 2015 and hosted by the European Communication Office.
The meeting was attended by BDT/ITU-D delegates: Jaroslaw Ponder, Cosmas Zavazava and Mike Nxele as well as Marcin Krasuski, the chairman of COM ITU/CEPT; and furthemore, representatives from membership administrations of ITU: Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Republic of Macedonia, and representatives of European CoEs: Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Poland and Republic of Macedonia.
The objective of the meeting (SC-CoE-EUR) was aligned with the Agenda and was to take key strategic decisions aimed at implementation of the approved new Centres of Excellence strategy and its related Operational Processes and Procedures. Mr. Manuel da Costa Cabral, External Affairs Department, ANACOM, Portugal was nominated as Chairman of SC-CoE-EUR. Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, ITU Coordinator for Europe, was introduced as Secretary of SC-CoE-EUR.
Based on inputs from the Centres of Excellence a draft annual training plan for Europe has been agreed as presented and a 20% retention by the ITU should be applied until the next meeting of the Steering Committee. The Chairman Report as well as other documents can be found on ITU CoE Steering Committee pages.
We were awarded Centre of Excellence by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for Cybersecurity14. 11. 2014
We were able to do a wifi connection with the stratosphere3. 2. 2014The Department participated in the preparation of the antenna system for transmitting video and verification of the components before flight. More info on http://stratocaching.idnes.cz
Department of Telecommunications Engineering took seond place in the competition for eLearning3. 2. 2014The work of the Department entitled "48 independent modules - electronic communication" has been awarded the prize for the second place 2. at the 13th annual competition eLearning in Hradec Králové. The prize has been awarded for the teaching modules prepared by 19 teachers and PhD. students of the Department from 2011 to 2013. Award-winning training modules are already being used as a complementary materials by students in bachelor and master programs in Communication, Multimedia and Electronics. The work has been supported by the grant under project "Innovation of courses and study materials for e-learning in full-time and distant studies" (CZ.2.17/3.1.00/33306) of the OPPA program.
Telefónica Day3. 2. 2014On Monday 11th, 2013, there is held in National Technical Library. The invitation and the application form can be found here: http://www.feedbackform.cz/O2_Telefonica/11_11_13_den_technologii/uvod.html
Doors Open Day for those interested in studying will be held on February 11th30. 1. 2014
Come and visit us in our laboratories! More information: http://www.fel.cvut.cz/cz/prestudent/dod.html
Publication of Assoc. Prof. Jaroslav Svoboda29. 1. 2014
Let us inform you about new publication by Assc. Prof. Jaroslav Svoboda (available in Czech) entitled - "Využívání silnoproudých vedení a sítí pro přenos zpráv". It is available for download. There is possibility to order in the CTU bookstore at the ground floor in the National Technical Library, Technicka St. 6, Prague 6-Dejvice or in the e-shop - https://eobchod.cvut.cz
WDM Systems Summit 201327. 1. 2014
4th annual meeting of experts in the field of WDM technologies. Prague, CTU-FEE, 26th Sep. 2013 , 9AM. Extracted from the program: Optical routing and switching. Innovation in practice – Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul services Business to Business Ethernet, Broadband and multimedia delivery Application focus – Datacenter interconnect. Simple CWDM and DWDM systems, the principle of Open DWDM. Transmission of signals sensitive to timing, advanced switches for Open DWDM. How to measure coherent systems and high-speed transmission?. WDM: what do clients want? The experience from PMD measurement along optical paths. WDM services in ČD – Telematika networks. More info: http://wdmsummit.rlc.cz/