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Prof. dr. Makinwa installed as KNAW member

Professor Kofi Makinwa builds sensors based on chip technology. One of his achievements is a wind sensor without moving parts. Sensors form the connection between the real world and computers. ‘My field involves designing smart sensors: microchips that combine sensors and signal processing,’ explains the TU Delft Professor of Microelectronics. ‘I build chips that can ‘feel’ their environment, as it were, that can process this information and subsequently transfer it to a computer, all in one. Chip technology means that we can produce them very cheaply. Tyre pressure sensors in cars are one example of such a sensor. They measure the pressure in a rotating tyre and communicate the information wirelessly to the dashboard. Or the temperature sensors that can be found everywhere nowadays: in your smartphone, your car, your household appliances. Sensors that I developed at TU Delft are now in production at companies including SiTime, AMS and NXP, and are being used in Apple’s latest gadgets, for example’. Students appreciate Makinwa's enthusiasm and involvement. Thanks to Makinwa's contacts with the industry, they can often convert their designs into real prototypes. Makinwa was previously a member of the Young Academy of the KNAW and invented a cheap weather station for developing countries.


Guillermo Ortiz selected as "Best 2017/2018 Graduate of EEMCS"

Guillermo Ortiz is selected as "Best 2017/2018 Graduate of EEMCS" by the Dean, and is nominated to compete for the Best Graduate of TU Delft (election on 6 November).

Guillermo did his thesis work on the topic of Graph Signal Processing, which was graded with a 10. Part of his work is already accepted for publication in the GlobalSIP 2018 conference, and has been submitted to an IEEE journal.

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Shahrzad Naghibzadeh EURASIP 3MT contest finalist

The 3MT (three minute thesis) contest is an international contest for students to explain their PhD thesis within 3 minutes. It is held across many universities and countries. In the EURASIP version, students in Signal Processing are invited to submit their 3-minute video, and the best ones are invited to present their work on stage during the EUSIPCO conference.

In 2018, Shahrzad Naghibzadeh was one of 10 selected students to present her work, in the conference auditorium. By ballot of the over 200 people in the audience, she ended up in the top-three (see picture). The final selection was done by an award committee; the #1 place went to Virginie Ollier.

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The Medicine of the Future you take only once, and it is Bioelectronic

Guess what rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, blindness, deafness and paralysis have in common; they all can be successfully treated with bioelectronic medicine. In this 30 minute presentation at the Delft University Health College prof. Wouter Serdijn explains why and how. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odj1sIVaXhs

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Geert Leus in IEEE ICASSP Top Downloads

An 2015 ICASSP paper co-authored by Geert Leus made it to the Top-20 Downloads list of ICASSP papers over 2015-2017.

The paper is "Compressed Sensing Based Multiuser Millimeter-Wave Systems: How Many Measurements Are Needed?", by Ahmed Alkhateeb, Geert Leus, and Robert Heath. Last year, the related journal paper also won a best (young author) paper award.

The overview of top-downloaded papers was published in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, July 2018.

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