Jugend Forscht

On November 24th, one of our DSS team members, Owe Wisch, took part in the "Jugend forscht Perspektivforum" at the CAU. Thirty young students from the "Jugend forscht" project came to Kiel and participated in three different workshops focusing on career paths in maritime climate protection. Owe Wisch from our chair lead one of the workshops and presented his research topics, beamforming techniques and his career decisions so far to the students aged between 16 and 20 years. 

We hope that we were able to show the students interesting career paths, share our knowledge about digital signal processing and its applications and hopefully some of them will consider studying electrical engineering, maybe even here in Kiel. We believe that exchange of ideas with the next generation of students, who are interested in science, is very important to the university and our chair and we would like to thank "Jugend forscht" for this opportunity.

Merry Christmas

The DSS team looks back on a very interesting and also very successful year. We would like to thank all who have contributed to that: our students that did or do their Bachelor or Master theses with us, our Hiwis, all cooperation and project partners, all people who helped in educational or adminsitrative manner and of course all those that are not mentioned before. Last but not least: very special thanks to all the PhD students that "tranform" a group of very clever and nice people to a really great team ("vom Besten das Besondere").

We hope that all of you will have a nice Christmas celebration, that you will enjoy the few days that are usually free of work and that you have also a good start into the new year. Let's see what 2018 will bring to us.

Merry Christmas

New Guys in Town

This year two new PhD students started their work in the DSS team: Anton Namenas and Tobias Hübschen.

Anton started on January, 1st after finishing his Master thesis on a real-time SONAR simulator (supervised by Thorben Kaak). Anton studied electrical engineering at Kiel university and had also been in the team as a student assistant. He will now focus on robust real-time simulation of acoustic environments and automatic evaluation of speech communicaiton systems in adverse environments (in-car communication and breathing protection masks). By the way, Anton is the first PhD student in the team who is married when starting over here ... sorry girls!

Tobias came over from RWTH Aachen University, where he studied electrical engineering. During his Master thesis he worked on Kalman filter based echo cancellation. In his PhD time he will focus on quality evaluation of modern speech communication systems. This will be done in cooperation with the TU Berlin, Telekom, and SwissQual as part of a DFG project. Tobias is a gifted cook and he is not married yet!

MISSy is on Water for the First Time

Last Thuesday (21.11.2017) we put our first DSS boat for the first time into water. Even if it is not yet christened (to be done soon), we will call it "MISSy". This is an acronym standing for MIMO-SONAR System (thanks to Alexej for creating that name).

MISSy was able to carry three of us and until now we don't have an engine, meaning that we drive it as a bike with muscle force. However, everything was o.k. with MISSy. Now, we will extend it in several ways over the winter time. Our next steps will be an extension for our trailer, as well as artifical SONAR targets, communication and localisation possibilities.

We would like to thank our colleaques from the WTD 71 / FWG for finding an appropriate boat for our purposes and also for their "helping hands".

Two more DSS Doctors

This week - to be precise on Monday, 03.04.2017, and Thursday 06.04.2017 - we had two PhD defenses in our group.

Anne has done research in the last years on automatic evaluation systems for in-car communication systems. On Monday, she gave an excellent talk about her research and was able to answer all questions during her defense. Of course now: Gratulation to Dr.-Ing. Anne Theiß and thanks to the second reviewer, Prof. Möller from TU Berlin, as well as to the third questioner Prof. Klinkenbusch and to Prof. McCord for guiding the defense.

Kolja was investigating SONAR systems over the last years with special focus on tracking issues in cooperation with the FWG. On Thursday, he also gave an excellent talk about his research and defended his work successfully. Congratulations to Dr.-Ing. Kolja Pikora and thanks to PD Dr. Koch from Wachtberg for beeing the second reviewer as well as to Prof. Höft for being the third questioner and to Prof. Kienle for guiding the defense.

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

Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt

E-Mail: gus@tf.uni-kiel.de

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

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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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