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  • 2. 3. 2017 - Lecture: Heikki Kälviäinen - The automatic image-based identification of Saimaa ringed seals
    16. 1. 2017
    Abstract:
    Automatic individual identification of Saimaa ringed seals

    In order to monitor animal population and to track individual animals in a non-invasive way, identification of individual animals based on certain distinctive characteristics is necessary. In this presentation, automatic image-based individual identification of the critically endangered Saimaa ringed seal (Phoca hispida saimensis) is considered. The ringed seals have a distinctive permanent pelage pattern that is unique to each individual. This can be used as a basis for the identification process. A framework is proposed that starts with the segmentation of the seal from the background and proceeds to various post-processing steps to make the pelage pattern more visible and the identification easier. For experiments, the novel dataset of the Saimaa ringed seal images has been collected and annotated. The framework is compared using two existing species independent individual identification methods and the dataset. The results show that the segmentation and proposed post-processing steps increase the identification performance.

    Prof. Heikki Kalviainen,
    Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (MVPR), School of Engineering Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland
    http://personal.lut.fi/users/heikki.kalviainen/

    Time and place:
    2:00-4:00 pm
    laboratory T2:B3-703
  • FOXCONN Taiwan is funding our research in area of cloud radio access network (C-RAN)
    7. 12. 2016
    FOXCONN, Taiwan and 5Gmobile research laboratory (http://5Gmobile.fel.cvut.cz), department of Telecommunication Engineering, CTU in Prague work together on development of solutions for splitting of MAC functions between virtualized control function in radio access network (base-band unit) and remote radio heads. The delivered algorithm should enable dynamic communication control with all benefits commonly expected from cloud controlled-RAN (C-RAN) in future mobile networks, i.e., low cost of RAN, low delay and high capacity. The project targets both to design theoretical solutions for functional splitting and its testing and validation in a mobile network.
  • Conference MECHATRONIKA 2016
    8. 11. 2016

    The 17th International Conference on Mechatronics – Mechatronika 2016 will be held during December 7 – 9, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. Lectures will be held in National Library of Technology, placed in campus of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

    More informations: https://mechatronika.fel.cvut.cz

    Contact: dusan.maga@fel.cvut.cz

  • Kybersoutěž pro středoškoláky
    8. 11. 2016

    28. November is opened 1. annual high school competition in cyber security, under the auspices of Prof. Konvalika, the Rector of CTU in Prague. One of the partners and organizers of the trivia contest is CTU, KTT- ITU Centre of excellence for cyber security. Part of the protection of cyberspace, information systems and technology, and thus the functioning of the whole society is the education of future professionals and users of these technologies.

    Contact: burcik@itu.fel.cvut.cz

  • Czech Technical University strengths cooperation with International Telecommunication Union
    17. 12. 2015
    On 9th December 2015, Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) Prof. Petr Konvalinka and Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) telecommunications Development Bureau, signed the Cooperation Agreement between the ITU and the CTU for Joint Human Capacity-building Activities. The agreement paves way for stronger involvement of the CTU in Spectrum Management Training Programme (http://www.mzv.cz/mission.geneva/en/specialized_agencies/international_t...). The initiative follows up on a series of joint activates carried out together by the CTU and the ITU, coordinated of the Telecommunication Engineering Dept. of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the CTU, including the most recent one held in Prague – the ITU Academy Event on Fostering Innovation and Partnerships in Human Capacity Building: Enhanced Engagement of Academia in the Work of the ITU (April 2014) and ITU Symposium and Workshop on small satellite regulation and communication systems (March 2015).
  • Third place for Augmented Reality app at ACM Mobicom 2015
    15. 10. 2015
    Android application Percipio for augmented reality becomes third in ACM Mobicom 2015 App Contest (http://www.sigmobile.org/mobicom/2015/app.html). Percipio has been developed in frame of the project FP7 TROPIC to demonstrate efficiency of Mobile Edge Computing. Beta version of Percipio is available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.dolezal.percipio
  • FP7 TROPIC assessed to be EXCELLENT
    15. 7. 2015
    The final review of FP7 project TROPIC (www.ict-tropic.eu) was held on 9 July at the EC premises. The project was assessed by to be EXCELLENT, thus recognising the full achievement of its objectives and technical goals. Employees and studens from Department of Telecommunication Engineering have been involved in research topics as well as in developement of the project demonstrator.
  • ITU CoE Steering Committee Meeting
    16. 2. 2015

    The 1st Steering Committee Meeting for Centres of Excellence for Europe was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 February 2015 and hosted by the European Communication Office.

    The meeting was attended by BDT/ITU-D delegates: Jaroslaw Ponder, Cosmas Zavazava and Mike Nxele as well as Marcin Krasuski, the chairman of COM ITU/CEPT; and furthemore, representatives from membership administrations of ITU: Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Republic of Macedonia, and representatives of European CoEs: Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Poland and Republic of Macedonia.

    The objective of the meeting (SC-CoE-EUR) was aligned with the Agenda and was to take key strategic decisions aimed at implementation of the approved new Centres of Excellence strategy and its related Operational Processes and Procedures. Mr. Manuel da Costa Cabral, External Affairs Department, ANACOM, Portugal was nominated as Chairman of SC-CoE-EUR. Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, ITU Coordinator for Europe, was introduced as Secretary of SC-CoE-EUR.

    Based on inputs from the Centres of Excellence a draft annual training plan for Europe has been agreed as presented and a 20% retention by the ITU should be applied until the next meeting of the Steering Committee. The Chairman Report as well as other documents can be found on ITU CoE Steering Committee pages.

    ITU CoE Steering Committee Meeting    ITU CoE Steering Committee Meeting

  • We were awarded Centre of Excellence by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for Cybersecurity
    14. 11. 2014
  • We were able to do a wifi connection with the stratosphere
    3. 2. 2014
    The Department participated in the preparation of the antenna system for transmitting video and verification of the components before flight. More info on http://stratocaching.idnes.cz
  • Department of Telecommunications Engineering took seond place in the competition for eLearning
    3. 2. 2014
    The work of the Department entitled "48 independent modules - electronic communication" has been awarded the prize for the second place 2. at the 13th annual competition eLearning in Hradec Králové. The prize has been awarded for the teaching modules prepared by 19 teachers and PhD. students of the Department from 2011 to 2013. Award-winning training modules are already being used as a complementary materials by students in bachelor and master programs in Communication, Multimedia and Electronics. The work has been supported by the grant under project "Innovation of courses and study materials for e-learning in full-time and distant studies" (CZ.2.17/3.1.00/33306) of the OPPA program.
  • Telefónica Day
    3. 2. 2014
    On Monday 11th, 2013, there is held in National Technical Library. The invitation and the application form can be found here: http://www.feedbackform.cz/O2_Telefonica/11_11_13_den_technologii/uvod.html
  • Doors Open Day for those interested in studying will be held on February 11th
    30. 1. 2014

    Come and visit us in our laboratories! More information: http://www.fel.cvut.cz/cz/prestudent/dod.html

  • Publication of Assoc. Prof. Jaroslav Svoboda
    29. 1. 2014

    Let us inform you about new publication by Assc. Prof. Jaroslav Svoboda (available in Czech) entitled - "Využívání silnoproudých vedení a sítí pro přenos zpráv". It is available for download. There is possibility to order in the CTU bookstore at the ground floor in the National Technical Library, Technicka St. 6, Prague 6-Dejvice or in the e-shop - https://eobchod.cvut.cz

  • WDM Systems Summit 2013
    27. 1. 2014

    4th annual meeting of experts in the field of WDM technologies. Prague, CTU-FEE, 26th Sep. 2013 , 9AM. Extracted from the program: Optical routing and switching. Innovation in practice – Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul services Business to Business Ethernet, Broadband and multimedia delivery Application focus – Datacenter interconnect. Simple CWDM and DWDM systems, the principle of Open DWDM. Transmission of signals sensitive to timing, advanced switches for Open DWDM. How to measure coherent systems and high-speed transmission?. WDM: what do clients want? The experience from PMD measurement along optical paths. WDM services in ČD – Telematika networks. More info: http://wdmsummit.rlc.cz/