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Digitalization award for Jennifer Simonjan

Our former research staff member Jennifer Simonjan received the “Digitalization Award” of the state of Carinthia for her PhD thesis entitled “Resource-efficient and Resiliant Self-Calibration in Distributed Visual Sensor Networks”. Jennifer received the award from the Govenor Peter Kaiser as part of a virtual ceremony on November 23, 2020. Press […]

Interview with student assistant Melisa Midžan

After completing her Bachelor’s degree at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Melisa Midzan decided to pursue her Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Klagenfurt. She is now entering her third semester and is simultaneously completing a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Communications Engineering. She is using […]

Supporting the Grid with Dynamic Residential Load Scheduling

Demand response (DR) for smart grids intends to balance the required power demand with the available supply resources. This is especially important with an increased amount of renewable energy sources since for most of them the energy yield cannot be shifted in time. For example, photovoltaic systems will provide their […]

Drone flight using 5G: Initial experiments

Drones are used in an ever-increasing number of applications, including the autonomous delivery of medication and the inspection of industrial plants. To fulfil these tasks safely and reliably as they move through our airspace, drones need to be linked to high-performance cellular networks. The new mobile telecommunication generation 5G promises […]

Self-awareness for autonomous systems

Autonomous systems are able to make decisions and potentially take actions without direct human intervention, which requires some knowledge about the system and its environment as well as goal-oriented reasoning. Autonomous systems will undoubtedly pervade into our everyday lives, and we will find them in a variety of domains and […]

New tools for swarms of machines

Moving intelligently, robots deployed in a warehouse shift crates from A to B – without getting in each other’s way. What sounds like a very simple example has only recently been made possible thanks to new tools developed in the EU Horizon 2020 project CPSwarm. The project is now in […]

Persistent surveillance with multiple robots

Persistent surveillance is the task of continuously monitoring an environment over a long period of time. Many multi-robot applications, including disaster response, security tasks as well as exploration and mapping, can be represented as a persistent surveillance problem. Understanding the problem’s properties and developing efficient algorithms for solving the problem […]

PhD alumni reunion

About 50 people participated in the NES homecoming event on October 11, 2019. Former PhD students and PostDocs came to Klagenfurt for a reunion with their alma mater.