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Master's Thesis Topics available at DIS

Publication date: 14-10-2018

The Distributed & Interactive Systems group at CWI has new open positions for motivated students who would like to work on their Master’s thesis as an internship in the group. Topics include smart textiles, activity recognition, physiological sensing, virtual reality, point clouds, Internet of things and web technologies. Keep reading for more information about research topics, requirements and contact information.

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Best Paper Award for Paper Co-authored by Francesca De Simone at EUSIPCO 2018

Publication date: 14-09-2018

On September 5th 2018 the paper “Rate Distortion Optimized Graph Partitioning for Omnidirectional Image Coding” authored by Mira Rizkallah (INRIA), Francesca De Simone (CWI), Thomas Maugey (INRIA), Christine Guillemot (INRIA), and Pascal Frossard (EPFL), has been awarded with the Best Student Paper Award at the 26th edition of the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO).

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Francesca De Simone awarded with UK Royal Society International Exchanges 2018 Grant

Publication date: 11-09-2018

Distributed and Interactive System (DIS) researcher Francesca De Simone and University College of London (UCL) Assistant Professor Laura Toni have been awarded a Royal Society International exchanges 2018 grant for the project titled “User-centric omnidirectional video streaming for VR”.

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Distributed and Interactive Systems Group at IBC 2018

Publication date: 10-09-2018

CWI’s Distributed and Interactive Systems group will be present at IBC 2018, from 14th to 18th of September at RAI Amsterdam, showcasing their research. The International Broadcasting Convention is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show. In its 50th anniversary, IBC2017 had a record attendance attracting more then 57,000 attendees from 170 countries around the world, exhibiting more than 1,700 of the world’s key technology suppliers and showcasing a debate-leading conference. DIS will be presenting two of their ongoing research projects: 2IMMERSE and VRTogether.

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About the group

Our research group focuses on facilitating and improving the way people access media and communicate with others and with the environment. We address key problems for society and science, resulting from the dense connectivity of content, people, and devices. We use recognized scientific methods, following a full-stack, experimental, and human-centered approach.

We base our results on realistic testing grounds and data sets, and embrace areas such as wearable technology and smart textiles, immersive media, and languages and infrastructures. Distributed and Interactive Systems is an outward-looking research group, and we enjoy a number of fruitful partnerships with companies and organizations in the areas of creative industries and smart cities.

Our group transfers knowledge through scientific publications, standards bodies, open-source implementations and consultancy. We pride ourselves on pushing boundaries, leading the way for others to follow.