Stadius Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
STADIUS is headed by Prof. Marc Moonen, Prof. Jan Aerts, Prof. Jos De Brabanter, Prof. Lieven De Lathauwer, Prof. Bart De Moor, Prof. Moritz Diehl, Prof. Yves Moreau, Prof. Johan Suykens, Prof. Sabine Van Huffel, Prof. Toon van Waterschoot, Prof. Joos Vandewalle and Prof. Bart Vanrumste.
STADIUS's major research objective is to contribute to the development of improved digital (control and signal processing) systems, that incorporate advanced mathematical modeling techniques as a crucial new ingredient.
To achieve this goal, a variety of research activities are set up, ranging from fundamental/theoretical work (signal theory, linear and nonlinear systems - including complex systems and neural networks - theory, circuit theory and control theory), to applications driven algorithm design and implementation.
STADIUS draws concepts from mathematical fields such as linear and multi-linear algebra, statistics, discrete mathematics, differential geometry, optimization, etc. Its strategic basic research is focused on generic translations of basic concepts into algorithmic implementations, focusing on numerical linear algebra issues as well as software and hardware implementation issues. Our ultimate goal is to prove that such mathematical modeling based algorithms provide significant performance improvement.
To this aim, three specific application fields are targetted, namely digital communications, biomedicine and modeling and control of industrial processes and mechatronic products.
The iMinds-K.U.Leuven Future Health Department positions itself between data and decision making by developing ICT-based Health Decision Support Systems to enable better health care. Focus is on three main areas: clinical, patient and policy decision support.
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FLAMES Colloquium @ KU Leuven on Data Visualisation
Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Location: KU Leuven
Met medewerking van Jan Aerts (ESAT/STADIUS - Data Visualization Lab, KU Leuven)
This colloquium combines three contributions on DATA VISUALISATION. Each speaker will address the topic from a different angle with practical pointers that are useful for researchers from various disciplines.
- Visual Analytics: Uncovering Unknown Unknowns by Jan Aerts (ESAT/STADIUS - Data Visualization Lab, KU Leuven).
- Misperceived Graphs: The Case of Bar Charts, Histograms, and Box Plots by Stephanie Lem (Instructional Psychology and Technology, KU Leuven).
- Quick Scanning (Huge) High-Dimensional Datasets by Patrick De Mazière (KHLeuven).
Science Slam 'The YouReCa Challenge'
What happens when you throw a handful of enthusiastic young researchers in front of an audience and let them compete for applause?
Date: 3 December 2013 between 5 pm and 7 pm, followed by an informal drink to celebrate the winners.
Location: Het Depot (Martelarenplein 12, 3000 Leuven)
The 6 finalists of this competition are listed below.
- Kaat Alaerts en Toon de Beukelaar over ‘Are we all brain slaves in the future? The first brain-brain interface unraveled.’
- Sambhavi Vellakal Palaniappan Janu over ‘Tactics in education for sustainable development: a perspective from Indian Himalayas.’
- Bart Dioos over ‘Eating pizza like a pro. A remarkable application of geometry.’
- Rob Zink over ‘How can engineering and neuroscience allow for mobile brain monitoring?’
- Liana Kafetzopoulou over ‘Infecting cancer’
- Mariana de Carvalho over ‘Motives and constrains for soccer attendance’
Rob Zink from ESAT-STADIUS-iMinds FH department, just started his PhD on mobile EEG data processing in the group of prof. Van Huffel since October 2013.
Contribution of the week: Sharing a million genomes: Yves Moreau at TEDxbrussels
Talk by Yves Moreau, TEDx Brussels, 28 October 2013, Bozar
Contribution of last week: Our iGEM-team did it again! Gold!
The project: E. coligy: Plants with BanAphids
The team: http://2013.igem.org/Team:KU_Leuven
- Press Release: 'Met een bladluisverschrikker naar Boston'
- Video Interview: 'Studenten KU Leuven kunnen bladluizen afschrikken'