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BMBWF – Ars Docendi Verleihung

Shortlisted for Ars docendi award

Recognizing excellence in teaching, the Austrian “Ars docendi” state prize was awarded for outstanding teaching concepts and teachers on June 24th, at the seventh annual ceremony. The submission by Christoph Klemenjak and Wilfried Elmenreich was nominated for the top spot on the shortlist in the category “research-led or art-guided teaching”. […]

IEEE service and research awards for Tonello

The IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Power Line Communications (TC-PLC) has honored prof. Andrea Tonello’s activity with two prestigious awards: the 2019 Outstanding Service Award and the 2019 Interdisciplinary Research and Application Award. The Outstanding Service Award is given in recognition of members of the Technical Committee on Power […]

Taking control of electricity consumption and storage

Austria has set itself the target in computational terms to cover 100% of total electricity consumption from renewable energy sources by 2030. Photovoltaics, wind and hydro power will serve as driving force. A conversation with smart grids expert Wilfried Elmenreich about the intelligent management and optimisation of renewable energy. Photovoltaic […]

“Drones are here to stay. Get used to it.”

This statement was the title of a TIME article, which was included in the magazine’s special report on “The Drone Age”. We asked Christian Bettstetter to tell us what today’s drones can do and what drone(swarms) are not yet capable of. One thing is certain: Our airspace is going to […]

UAV motion planning for multi-coverage

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with onboard cameras are increasingly deployed in various applications including surveying, search and rescue, inspection as well as video production. In all these applications, the UAVs move – in many cases autonomously – to capture imagery of sufficient quality of the environment or objects of interest.  […]

Exploring nano-cameras during research visit at Georgia Tech

Jennifer Simonjan, research and teaching staff member at the Pervasive Computing Group, spent three months, from January to March 2018, as visiting researcher in the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab of Professor Ian F. Akyildiz at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There she conducted research in the field of nanoscale optics […]

One time for all: Synchronising time in drone swarms

Wherever several clocks tick simultaneously, it is tricky to get them all to display precisely the same time. This can be a challenge for drone swarms that are airborne together. To tackle this problem, young scientist Agata Gniewek is developing new technologies. The difficulty is in the detail: When drone […]

A bachelor thesis evolved into a startup company

In 2014 Michael Gruber started his bachelor thesis at the Pervasive Computing group by investigating different software tools for simulating distributed algorithms in multi-camera networks. Together with his supervisor Melanie Schranz – at that time teaching and research staff member at NES – he explored the Unity game engine as […]

Packages delivered by air: Drones as delivery service

What has travelled by road to reach us until now could be delivered by drones in the future. This has many advantages: Poor rural transport infrastructure or persistent congestion in large cities can be bypassed. In 2013, Amazon was among the first to announce the intention to deliver goods using […]

IEEE ComSoc distinguished lecturer award

Andrea Tonello, professor for embedded communication systems at the institute of networked and embedded systems of the AAU, has been appointed IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for the term 2018-19. The ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Program provides the means for ComSoc chapters and other organizations to identify and arrange lectures by renowned […]