Lab "Advanced Topics"

Basic Information

Lecturers:   Gerhard Schmidt and group
Room:   -
Language:   English
Target group:   Students in electrical engineering and computer engineering
Prerequisites:   For the projects carried out by our group, fundamental knowledge of systems theory and digital signal processing.
Registration procedure:   This lab is organized by the ICT group. Please check their website for further registration information.
Time:   This lab is organized by the ICT group. Please check their website for further time information.


The topics offered by our group are:

Topic 1: Solution of the Inverse Problem using Beamforming (M. Sc. Nawar Habboush)

Magnetocardiography (MCG) is a non-invasive technique that use a group of SQUID sensors (typically 64 sensors) to measure the propagated magnetic field from the heart at the torso surface, it interesting though to find out the source of this magnetic field inside the heart. Therefore, we use the inverse problem methods to estimate the location, orientation and strength of the source signal at the source domain, in this case, the heart. The inverse problem methods are algorithms that use the sensors measured signal as an input and calculate the estimated heart activity as an output.

The aim of this project is to implement the beamforming method as an inverse problem solution using MATLAB and then compare the result with other methods that are already implemented. The students will also need to do a small literature research at the beginning. This project work will take place at university hospital complex in Kiel (UKSH).

Website News

03.03.2018: Team wall added.

28.02.2018: News wall added.

20.01.2017: Talk from Dr. Sander-Thömmes added.

12.01.2018: New RED section on Trend Removal added.

29.12.2017: Section Years in Review added.

Recent Publications

T. O. Wisch, T. Kaak, A. Namenas, G. Schmidt: Spracherkennung in stark gestörten Unterwasserumgebungen, Proc. DAGA 2018

S. Graf, T. Herbig, M. Buck, G. Schmidt: Low-Complexity Pitch Estimation Based on Phase Differences Between Low-Resolution Spectra, Proc. Interspeech, pp. 2316 -2320, 2017


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

Recent News

New PhDs in the DSS Team

Since January this year we have two new PhD students in the team: Elke Warmerdam and Finn Spitz.

Elke is from Amsterdam and she works in the neurology department in the university hospital in the group of Prof. Maetzler. Her research topic is movement analysis of patients with neurologic disorders. Elke cooperates with us in signal processing related aspects of her research. Elke plays ...

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