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Abdellah Touhafi receives the European CIDIC award in Estonia

Abdellah Touhafi received the prestigious European CIDIC award, for his multifaceted career … social engaged entrepreneur, self-made man, director of the RAPPTOR research lab (https://rapptor.vub.ac.be/), teacher in electronics-ICT of the Industrial science department (INDI-ETRO), initiator and coordinator of interconnected fab labs (A fab lab - fabrication laboratory - is a small-scale workshop offering personal digital fabrication to a public of all ages).
The jury was impressed by the entrepreneurial attitude and achievements of Abdellah: he started the valorization of his research results on environmental monitoring in an early stage (2006) at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel, by licensing sound measurement instrumentation in cooperation with INDUTEC (the interface between the Engineering Brussels colleges and the economic world). Very generously, he incorporated entrepreneurship in the curriculum for industrial engineers (2009). He became university professor at VUB’s ETRO (Electronics and Informatics) department in 2014, and he started his own spinoff company, Lumency - Partnering in Smart Cities (2016).
As a first-generation Moroccan immigrant, he was automatically pushed to follow professional education like all other immigrant students of his generation (late eighties). As a self-made man, he successively became industrial and later academic engineer.
Moreover, his social engagement for the immigrant Moroccan community, which he represents in the local diversity council, remains intact. Recently he has taken the initiative to invest in sustainable technology transfer between Belgium and Morocco.
It is the multifaceted career of Abdellah Touhafi that was taken into consideration by the jury to select him for the CIDIC Award.

http://www.ttu.ee/digital-society-and-big-data-cidic-conference-in-ttu

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Quentin Bolsée obtained a PhD fellowship 01.02.2018

Quentin Bolsée was awarded a PhD fellowship from the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO)
His research project, entitled Denoising and Object Recognition in Multi-view Time of Flight Camera Systems is supervised by Prof. Adrian Munteanu.

Ségolène Rogge obtained a FWO PhD fellowship 01.02.2018

Ségolène Rogge was awarded a PhD fellowship from the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO)
Her research project, entitled 3D Reconstruction using Multimodal Camera Systems is supervised by Prof. Adrian Munteanu

Pieter Boonen won the IE-net prize for his Master thesis! 24.11.2017

Pieter Boonen (Master industrial engineer Nucleair Techniques UHasselt, meanwhile PhD student Radiologie-ETRO) won the IE-net prize for his master thesis (Radiologie-ETRO).
Title: Time resolved CT angiography in patients with suspicion of Peripheral Arterial Disease: qualitative and quantitative assessment.
Promoters: Nico Buls, Jef Vandemeulebroucke, and Wouter Schroeyers (UHasselt)

2017 EURASIP Best PhD Award for Nikos Deligiannis 23.10.2017

Prof. Nikos Deligiannis received the 2017 Best PhD Award from the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) for his PhD thesis awarded by Vrije Universiteit Brussel on June 2012. The award comes in recognition of the doctoral thesis in the EURASIP repository with the highest impact in terms of publications and citations during the period 2012-2017.

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Abdellah Touhafi receives the European CIDIC award in Estonia 20.10.2017

Abdellah Touhafi received the prestigious European CIDIC award, for his multifaceted career … social engaged entrepreneur, self-made man, director of the RAPPTOR research lab (https://rapptor.vub.ac.be/), teacher in electronics-ICT of the Industrial science department (INDI-ETRO), initiator and coordinator of interconnected fab labs (A fab lab - fabrication laboratory - is a small-scale workshop offering personal digital fabrication to a public of all ages).

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