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

07.08.2019: Talk from Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave added.

11.07.2019: First free KiRAT version released - a game for Parkinson patients

25.06.2019: About 30 pupils from the Isarnwohld-Schule in Gettorf visited us.

02.05.2019: Christin Baasch finished sucessfully her defense on the evaluation of Parkinson speech.

30.11.2018: New student project on driver distraction added.

Recent Publications


J. Reermann, E. Elzenheimer and G. Schmidt: Real-time Biomagnetic Signal Processing for Uncooled Magnetometers in Cardiology, IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 15, Number 10, Pages 4237-4249, June 2019, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2893236


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

How to find us

Recent News

TensorFlow and Escape Rooms

The last two days (Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019), the whole DSS team did a course on TensorFlow and Keras. Since we already have interfaces of TensorFlow to our real-time tool KiRAT, it was time now to extend our knowledge on graphs and the corresponding training of weights, biases, etc. After two days of hard work we booked two escape rooms and solved the "secrets" hidden in ...

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