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2017 EURASIP Best PhD Award for Nikos Deligiannis

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. Nikos Deligiannis’ thesis revolved around the design of efficient video coding systems, suitable for low-complexity devices such as wireless capsule endoscopes and low-resolution visual sensors. The proposed designs deliver high compression performance (a.k.a., reduced encoding bit-rates compared to prior architectures) and at the same time have very low encoding complexity so that they can be implemented in devices with limited memory footprint and processing power. The proposed designs are, therefore, able to break existing constraints in the battery life of low-end devices, bringing new capabilities in applications such as in-body or body area sensing. Moreover, the thesis introduced and tackled fundamental theoretical questions in the domain of distributed source coding, resulting in four subsequent PhD dissertations at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Nikos Deligiannis received the award by the EURASIP President, Prof. Abdelhak Zoubir, and the EURASIP Awards Chair, Prof. Kostas Berberidis, during the opening ceremony of the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) in Kos in August 2017.

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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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