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Erasmus+: Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Ocean Rim through GIS and Remote Sensing technology 10.12.2019

VUB has been awarded a Erasmus + Capacity Building in High Education project UN4DRR (2020-2023) to modernize Disaster Risk Reduction and Management curriculum in Indian Ocean Rim by integrating GIS and Remote Sensing technology. The project has a total budget of approx. 1M euros. Contract no. 609592-EPP-1-2019-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, is coordinated by Jonathan C-W Chan from ETRO.

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Optrima-Softkinetics' (ongoing) success story 21.11.2019

The ETRO spin-off “Optrima-SoftKinetic Sensors” established in 2009, was sold in 2015 to SONY, and has meanwhile grown to 170-180 FTE, mainly high-tech employees. The image sensor technology developed within ETRO with 4 of Maarten Kuijk's PhD students was to provide 3D depth vision to robots and systems in general, in an alternative way.

These 3D time of flight sensors (3D-tof image sensors) are now “going places”, because they are standard built-in into about half of the high-end smartphones, to name a few,
• Huawei P30pro
• LG
• OPPO (Chinese market)
• Samsung Galaxy S10.
According to analysts, the iPhone will soon be next.

Sony Depthsensing Solutions is now also conducting LIDAR research for self-driving cars, and remains a stayer in the Brussels Region.
Daniel van Nieuwenhove, the first PhD student in 3D-tof research, is now CEO of this company.

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Best paper award @ BNAIC/BENELEARN 2019 06.11.2019

Abel Díaz Berenguer, Meshia Cédric Oveneke, Mitchel Alioscha-Perez and Hichem Sahli, from the ETRO-AVSP team, received the best paper award at the reference AI & ML conference for Belgium, Netherlands & Luxemburg, BNAIC/BENELEARN 2019. The paper, entitled “Paired supervised learning and unsupervised pretraining of CNN-architecture for violence detection in videos”, was selected as the best regular paper in the conference that took place in Brussels, Belgium, 6-8 November 2019.

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“Visual Quality Analysis of Judder Effect on Head Mounted Displays”

In 27th European Signal Processing Conference

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“PD-SOI: Enabling Adaptive RF Front-End Modules”

In SOI-3D-Subthreshold Microelectronics Unified Conference

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“The Pipeline Performance Model: A Generic Executable Performance Model for GPUs”

In PDP 2019

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“Global motion compensation for compressing holographic videos”

In Optics Express

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“JPEG Pleno: a standard framework for representing and signaling plenoptic modalities”

In SPIE Optics + Photonics 2018: Applications of Digital Image Processing XLI

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La caméra qui détecte l'invisible pour l'homme

Le Soir


Imec toont tech voor de toekomst (Holografie, hdr-conversie, organs-on-a-chip)

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