7.12.2023 - Invitation to the St. Nicholas Lecture

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On Thursday, December 7, our annual St. Nicholas Lecture will take place again at 7:30 pm in the Audimax ! Once again this year, you can expect entertaining lectures and interludes.

Admission starts at 19:10.

From 19:30 you can watch the livestream of the event at https://fsr-ia.de/nvl. The lecture will be followed by our student council party in the bi-Club, where you can round off the evening with mulled wine, waffles and music.

Pre-Christmas greetings from your student council IA

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5.12.2023 Invitation to the scientific debate in the doctoral procedure of Mr. M.Sc. Christian Ebner

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Mr. M.Sc. Christian Ebner will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 13:00 in Zusebau, room Z 4005.

Mr. Ebner has submitted a dissertation on the topic "Model-based optimization of mechatronic systems for safety-relevant vehicle applications".

The dissertation is available for public inspection in the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation (Zusebau, Room 2005).

November 16, 2023: 5G Campus Ilmenau approved

Technische UniversitĂ€t Ilmenau has been awarded the contract to build a flexible 5G campus network on the university's Ehrenberg campus! The majority of the funding, amounting to almost €900,000, is being provided by the ThĂŒringer Aufbaubank. Another part of the costs will be borne by the university's Faculty of Computer Science and Automation. The plan is to equip the Ehrenberg Campus with a flexible 5G network. The network will be available for research and experimental purposes for the five departments involved, as well as for experiments by other departments and research groups. In addition, the network will also be available to employees and students of the university as a supplement to the university's Wi-Fi network. Thedevelopment and operation of the network is mainly carried out by the Department of Integrated Communication Systems with the coordinator of the project, Prof. Dr. Andreas Mitschele-Thiel, of the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation. Prof. Dr. Boris Koldehofe (FG) and Prof. Dr.Daniel Ziener (FG) are involved in the project with research into in-network processing using innovative computer architectures. Prof. Dr. Sylvia Saalfeld(FG) and Prof. Dr. Florian Klingler (FG) are concentrating on innovative applications of the 5G network in medical technology and for the Internet of Things. The 5G network and the concept for operating and managing the network are based on previous research, including in Prof. Mitschele-Thiel's department, in particular from projects such as 5G-RACOM, KIMA-5G and 5G-ECOnet.

Image rights: Photo 1: Prof. Mitschele-Thiel Photo 2 "5G": rawpixel.com (FreePik)

November 28, 2023: Invitation to the panel discussion "Robots as helpers in care?"

Not only in Thuringia, but throughout Germany and in neighboring countries, the situation of nursing staff and caregiving relatives as well as the future viability of the healthcare system are being discussed.

In view of the shortage of skilled workers, scientists around the world are researching the use of robots to support care workers. At Ilmenau University of Technology, Professor Horst-Michael Groß, Head of the Department of Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics, is working on assistants that make everyday life easier for caregivers and care recipients and connect those in need of care with relatives, friends and care workers. They could take over simple routine tasks or, for example, transporting food from the kitchen to the living room, thus relieving carers of such tasks. As part of a network of carers, relatives, friends and acquaintances, they can also close the communication gap between those in need of care and carers. But what does it take for a robot assistant to really be accepted as a care assistant? And is it ethically justifiable to use robots for care tasks?

These questions will be the focus of a panel discussion with Professor Horst-Michael Groß from Ilmenau University of Technology and Professor Andreas Lob-HĂŒdepohl, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin and member of the German Ethics Council. Both experts will present their research findings and their views on the topic and invite participants to discuss their diverse perspectives with each other. The panel discussion is organized in cooperation between the Bildungswerk des Bistums Erfurt, the TU Ilmenau and the Catholic University Community "Thomas Morus".

The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 6:30 pm in the University Library (Leibnizbau) Ilmenau, Langewiesener Str. 37.

The event is free of charge. Due to a limited number of places, please register in advance. Registration is possible here: https://conferences.tu-ilmenau.de/frontend/index.php?sub=403

Further information in the TU Ilmenau calendar of events: https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/veranstaltungen/roboter-als-helfer-in-der-pflege

27.11.2023 Invitation to the scientific debate in the doctoral procedure of M. Sc. Ines Beier

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Ms. M. Sc. Ines Beier will take place on Monday, November 27, 2023, 10:00 a.m. in Zusebau, room Z 4005.

Ms. Beier has submitted a dissertation on the topic "A Discrete Filter Perspective of the Modulating Function Method and Non-Analytic Modulating Functions".

The dissertation is available for public inspection in the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation (Zusebau, Room 2005).

23.11.2023 Invitation to the scientific debate in the doctoral procedure of Mr. Dipl.-Psych. Ole Numssen

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Dipl.-Psych. Ole Numssen will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2023, 14:00 in Zusebau, room Z 4005.

Mr. Numssen has submitted a dissertation on the topic "Identification of Causal Structure-Function Relationships in the Human Motor Cortex with Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation".

The dissertation is available for public inspection in the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation (Zusebau, Room 2005).

There is the possibility to participate in the scientific discussion via WebEx meeting under the following link: https://tu-ilmenau.webex.com/meet/jens.haueisen

We would like to point out that the recording and storage of the scientific debate in video conference format is not permitted.

16.11.2023 Invitation to the scientific debate in the doctoral procedure of Ms. M. Sc. Ramona Schuler

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Ms. M. Sc. Ramona Schuler will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m. in the Zusebau, room Z 4005 .

Ms. Schuler has submitted a dissertation on the topic "Intraoperative neuromonitoring of autonomic pelvic nerves using bioimpendance measurement".

It is possible to participate in the scientific discussion via WebEx meeting under the following link: https://tu-ilmenau.webex.com/meet/jens.haueisen

We would like to point out that the recording and storage of the scientific debate in video conference format is not permitted.

7.10.2023 Congratulations on the Dagmar Schipanski Prize for Sophia GĂ€nßle and Alexander Hunold (IA)

"On October 7, Dr. Sophia GĂ€nßle and Dr. Alexander Hunold were awarded the Dagmar Schipanski Prize of the UniversitĂ€tsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e. V . for their dissertations in Economic Theory and Biomedical Engineering, which they completed summa cum laude at TU Ilmenau. The dissertation prize is awarded by the Friends of the TU Ilmenau in recognition of outstanding scientific work."

www.tu-ilmenau.de/unionline/menschen/auszeichnungen/details/ausgezeichnet-dissertationspreis-der-universitaetsgesellschaft-1259

1.10.2023 Congratulations on the Patient Safety Award to Ramona Schuler

"For her work on intraoperative neuromonitoring of the pelvis, Ramona Schuler, PhD student at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMTI) at TU Ilmenau, has been awarded the 2023 Patient Safety in Medical Technology Prize. In her dissertation, supervised by Prof. Jens Haueisen, she developed a new measurement approach to identify autonomic nerves in the pelvic area and tested it for technical and clinical feasibility in two studies. In doing so, she is helping to prevent consequential damage to patients as a result of operations on the rectum, prostate or uterus. The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros and is awarded by the German Society for Biomedical Technology (VDE DGBMT) and the Action Alliance for Patient Safety (APS)."

www.tu-ilmenau.de/unionline/menschen/auszeichnungen/details/preis-fuer-patientensicherheit-2023-1250

9.11.2023 Invitation to the scientific debate in the doctoral procedure of Mr. M. Sc. Julian Willkomm

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Mr. M. Sc. Julian Willkomm will take placeon November 9, 2023, 14:00in the Zusebau, room 4005 .

Mr. Willkomm has written a dissertation on the topic "Model-Following Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems" submitted.

03.08.2023 Faculty colloquium: Lecture by Prof. Jian Huang

As part of the faculty colloquium, we are looking forward to the lecture by Prof. Jian Huang (School of Automation and Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing).

All interested parties are cordially invited!

Time + place: Thursday, August 3, 2023, 10:00 a.m. in room Z4005

Topic: "Data-driven fault detection for large-scale industrial processes: a distributed framework"

Abstract:Fault detection in the modern industry is an important issue to ensure process safety and product quality. Over the past decades, industrial processes have become more complex, generating much data. Process data contains useful information, which can be used for analysis, modeling, and monitoring. Data-driven fault detection has been widely applied to industrial processes. Generally, the industrial processes have large-scale characteristics, which may lead to bad monitoring performance for centralized methods. To this end, distributed methods have been proposed to deal with the large-scale characteristics of industrial processes. In this talk, a general distributed framework is given to (i)subsystem division based on process knowledge, correlations, and data characteristics, (ii)subsystem monitoring based on machine-learning methods, and (iii)decision fusion based on linear and non-linear strategies.

Biographical Sketch of Prof.Jian Huang:Jian Huang received her B.E. degree in Automationin 2013, and her doctoral degree in Control Science and Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, in 2018. She was a visiting scholar at Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana, USA from 2016 to 2017. She is currently an associate professor in the School of Automation and Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing. Her research interests include data-driven soft sensors, process monitoring, and fault diagnosis for complex industrial process.

Cordial invitation to the summer party of the Faculty IA on 21.6.2023

The Faculty IA summer party is taking place again this year. On 21.06.2023 at 12:30 we start in the foyer of the Zusebau with coffee & cake. Afterwards, we will go on a short hike around Ilmenau to reach various intermediate zones and win points in small games. The best groups are awarded prizes at the closing party, which takes place after the hike.

The closing party with barbecue, drinks and ice cream starts at 15:30 on the meadow between Houses I and H.

All members and students of the faculties are invited to take part in the varied hike and/or the closing party. Groups of participants can register here: https://helfer.stura.tu-ilmenau.de/xellplan-ng/?planId=1295

 

19.7.2023 Faculty colloquium: Lecture by Prof. Lorenz T. Biegler

As part of the faculty colloquium, we are looking forward to the lecture by Prof. Lorenz T. Biegler (Covestro-University Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh).

All interested parties are cordially invited.

Time + place: Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 15:00 in room Sr HU 211/212

Topic: "Optimization Strategies for Integrated Process Design and Operations"

Abstract:Optimization strategies are essential at all levels ofdecision-making in chemical and energy processes,including process development, process synthesis and design, and finally process operations, control,scheduling and planning. Challenges include the formulation of well-posed and well-conditioned mo-dels,development and application of efficient, reliable optimization algorithms, and post-optimalityanalysis to interpret solutions and assess robustness to model and external uncertainties.This talk describes a synthesis of optimization concepts and algorithms that enable* large-scale nonlinear programming* nonintrusive decomposition strategies* inclusion of reduced order models,in order to address challenging nonconvex, multi-scale process problems. These elements will be de-monstrated through systematic strategies for the optimal design of energy management systems, de-mand-side optimization for specialty chemicals and optimal design of carbon capture systems in refi-neries.

Biographical Sketch of Prof. Lorenz T. Biegler:

Lorenz T. (Larry) Biegler is Covestro University Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie MellonUniversity. His research interests lie in computer aided process engineering (CAPE) and include processflowsheet optimization, optimization of systems of differential and algebraic equations, reactor net-work synthesis and algorithms for constrained, nonlinear process control. Contributions in these areasinclude analysis and development of nonlinear programming algorithms, optimization software designand application to real-world chemical processes and energy systems. He is an author on over 550archival publications and 2 textbooks, a Fellow of AIChE, IFAC and SIAM, and a member of the USNational Academy of Engineering.

7.6.2023 Companies of the sponsoring association introduce themselves

When: Wednesday, 7.6.2023, 3:00 - 4:45 pm

Where: Foyer of the Zusebau

Aim: To make contact with future interns and employees

Who: Who:

  • InversoGmbH,Ilmenau:Softwareentwickling,Versicm e n tssoftenwwase
  • BNAutomationAG,Ilmenau:Automationanddnetw orkzwerke
  • SecunetAG,Ilmenau:CYBER-Sicherheit
  • ActianGermanyGmbH,Ilmenau:Datamanagementt&IntegrationSolutions
  • e.sigmaTechnology GmbH,Ilmenau:integrierteTrainingslösunnfor Ausbildingssimulation
  • EasternGraphics, Ilmenau: Planning and visualization of interactive building models
  • Fraunhofer IOSB-AST, Ilmenau: Technologies for complex systems

Weitereinformationenfiendn Sy onfther Homepagedes FördervereinsderFacuitylity.

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16.5.2023 Invitation to the scientific debate in the doctoral procedure of Mr. M. Sc. Asad Khan

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Mr. M. Sc. Asad Khan will take placeon Tuesday, August 08, 2023, 14:00in the Bionics Building, Room 1130. Furthermore, there is the possibility to participatein the scientific debate via WebEx meeting .

Mr. Khan has written a dissertation on the topic "Modeling and measuring the effects of individually optimized multi-channel transcranial directcurrent stimulation on the human brain" submitted.

05.05.2023 Faculty colloquium: Lecture by Dr. Fateme Bakhshande

As part of the faculty colloquium, we are looking forward to the lecture by Dr. Fateme Bakhshande from the University of Duisburg-Essen. All interested parties are cordially invited.

Time + place: May 12, 2023, 13:00, Zusebau room 4005

Topic: "Observer-Based, Robust Nonlinear Control design"

Abstract:

Since observers can estimate the internal system states, they play an important role in the field of control and monitoring of dynamic systems. Besides the estimation of system states, some observers are able to estimate unknown inputs affecting the system dynamics such as disturbance forces or torques. These features are helpful for supervision and fault diagnosis by monitoring the sensors and system components or for advanced control purposes by realizing observer-based control.

Among the state and disturbance observers, a proportional-integral observer (PIO) is highly appreciated because of its simple structure and design procedure. Furthermore, using sufficiently high-gain PIO, a robust estimate of system states and unknown inputs can be achieved. This presentation focuses on the development and improvement of the high-gain PIO as well as using this observer in combination with well-known robust control approaches for application to nonlinear systems.

 

02.05.2023 Invitation to the scientific debate in the doctoral procedure of Mr. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Steffen Schulz

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Mr. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Steffen Schulz will take placeon Monday, June 05, 2023, 13:00 hin theK+B building, room 004and via WebEx meeting.

Mr. Schulz has written a dissertation on the topic "Multivariate assessment of linear and non-linear causal coupling pathwayswithin the central-autonomic-network in patients suffering from schizophrenia"presented.

02.05.2023 Invitation to the scientific debate in the doctoral procedure of Mr. M.Sc. Steffen KlÀbe

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Mr. M.Sc. Steffen KlÀbe will take placeon Friday, May 05, 2023, 14:00 hin theZusebau, room Z 4005 or via WebEx meeting will take place.

Mr. KlÀbe has written a dissertation on the topic "Modern Data Analytics in the Cloud Era" submitted.

06.02.2023 Welcome to the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation!

Prof. Dr. Boris Koldehofe has been the new Head of the Chair of Distributed Systems and Operating Systems at the Institute of Practical Computer Science and Media Informatics since February 2023.

Prof. Koldehofe studied computer science at Saarland University, completed his doctorate at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola and habilitated at TU Darmstadt. He has worked in research and teaching at several national and international institutions such as EPFL, the Universities of Stuttgart and Heidelberg and most recently as a full professor at the University of Groningen. He is still active in the DFG Collaborative Research Center 1053 MAKI at TU Darmstadt. His research in the field of distributed systems and operating systems deals with the fundamentals of adaptive and distributed computer systems and their application-oriented evaluation in terms of performance, reliability and security. In the context of "in-network computing", he is currently focusing in particular on the consideration and integration of programmable communication systems in order to accelerate the processing of large data streams and their analysis and to operate them more energy-efficiently in IoT-related applications. More recently, Prof. Koldehofe has also been researching the integration of new calculation models and memory technologies such as memristors in order to operate distributed computer systems more energy-efficiently.

Cooperation between TU Ilmenau and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

The Department of Systems and Software Engineering is strengthening its international cooperation with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). The aim is to exchange experiences in the field of model-driven software development in research and teaching. One goal is a new English-language course on model-driven software development for the SSE department, which is already offered for the German-language courses at TU Ilmenau and also exists on the same topic at the University of Canterbury. For this, Ralph Maschotta received a scholarship for a stay at the University of Canterbury in summer 2023 as part of the Visiting Erskine Fellowship Program.

 

07.12.2022 Congratulations!

New patent grant and bronze medal award at the international trade fair "Ideas - Inventions - Novelties" iENA 2022 in Nuremberg.

A team of inventors from the BMTI, consisting of Benjamin Solf, Stefan Schramm, Dietmar Link and Sascha Klee, was awarded a bronze medal for a patent application in the field of neuroscience, specifically in the area of visual perception.

The patent "Method and device for the objective electrophysiological determination of the perceived scattered light of the human eye", granted on February 14, 2022, addresses the problem of individually perceived scattered light during vision using an objective measurement method by recording brain waves. The core of the patent is a methodical procedure for the personalized calibration of algorithms for perception detection.

The patent was presented by the State Patent Center of Thuringia (PATON) at this year's international inventors' fair iENA in Nuremberg, where it was evaluated by a jury of experts and awarded a bronze medal.

The official award ceremony for the whole of Thuringia took place on 29.11.2022 in the Senate Hall of the TU Ilmenau. The picture shows the co-inventors Dietmar Link (left) and Sascha Klee (right).

Patent number: DE102021105586B3

Link to the article:

https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/unionline/transfer/details/patente-der-tu-ilmenau-auf-fachmesse-iena-praemiert-1014

07.12.2022 Congratulations to them!

Prof. Pu Li and Qais Yousef want to make road traffic safer for drivers and pedestrians. Their gold medal-winning patent for online pedestrian intention estimation for autonomous vehicles uses artificial intelligence to prevent accidents. Within milliseconds, the facial expression of a pedestrian is analyzed and the driver assistance system or autonomous vehicle is shown a prediction as to whether the pedestrian intends to cross the road. If a pedestrian actually wants to cross the road, the car has more time to reduce its speed and let them pass. Qais Yousef, research associate at the Process Optimization department, explains what makes his patent stand out:

"While comparable systems read the pedestrians' movements, we focus on their facial expressions. Our technology captures images of pedestrians, classifies their facial expressions and assesses their intentions before they move. This enables unconscious communication between drivers and pedestrians to ensure normal driving behavior and the safety of road users."

Link to the article:

https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/unionline/transfer/details/patente-der-tu-ilmenau-auf-fachmesse-iena-praemiert-1014

03.11.2022 Announcement

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Mr.M. Sc. Johannes Richter will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 16:00 in the Zusebau room Z 4005 or via WebEx meeting. Mr. Richter has submitted a dissertation on the topic: "Analysis and development of a software architecture for intelligent, optical inspection".

18.10.2022 Announcement

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Mr.Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Weidner will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 13:00 in K+B, room 04 or via WebEx meeting. Mr. Weidner has submitted a dissertation on the topic: "Development and characterization of biocompatible core-shell hybrid materials based on the controlled generation of a biomolecule corona on magnetic nanoparticles".

18.10.2022 Announcement

The scientific debate (public part) in the doctoral procedure of Mr.M. Sc. Diego Fernando Preciado Rojas will take place on Monday, November 14, 2022, 10:30 a.m. in Zusebau, room Z 4005 or via WebEx meeting. Mr. Preciado Rojas has submitted a dissertation on the topic: "Benefits and Limits of Machine Learning for the Implicit Coordination of SON Functions".

12.10.2022 Welcome to the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation!

Prof. Dr. Florian Klingler (JP) has been head of the new department "Development of Systems for the Internet-of-Things (IoT Engineering)" at the Institute of Computer Engineering and Engineering Informatics since September 2022.

Prof. Klingler received his doctorate from Paderborn University in 2018 and, after his postdoctoral work, has been a professorship representative for computer networks at Paderborn University since 2021.

Prior to his doctorate, he studied computer science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and completed a research stay at the Polytechnic University (PolyU) Hong Kong.

In his work, Prof. Klingler focuses on dynamic and highly mobile wireless networks using probabilistic data structures.

One of the main topics of his research is the development of architectures and protocols for efficient and resilient communication in wireless networks with applications in the field of IoT (Internet of Things) and connected vehicles.

28.09.2022 Welcome to the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation!

Prof. Dr. Christoph Berkholz has been Head of the new Chair of Algorithmics at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science since August 2022.

Prof. Berkholz received his doctorate from RWTH Aachen University in 2014 and, after postdoctoral stays in Stockholm, Berlin and Berkeley, has been Junior Professor of Logic and Complexity at HU Berlin since 2019. His research interests include theoretical computer science, in particular the study of algorithmic methods and their fundamental limits.

One focus of his research is currently on efficient data structures for counting and enumeration algorithms, which play a particular role in query evaluation on relational databases.