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ELIS, the Electronics and Information Systems department, is one of the largest departments of the Faculty of Engineering at Ghent University. It is also one of the three departments with their main activities in the fields of electronics, computer science and ICT. In particular in these technical fields, the evolution in industry and society is taking place faster than ever.

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ArtBots lunch exhibition

You are warmly invited to our ArtBots lunch exhibition!


Dwengo is organising its first International Robot Week in October. Teenagers aged between 12 and 18 from Argentina, Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands worked
hard together to create their ArtBots: robots that produce art.
Our lunch exhibition gives you the unique possibility to support them with their work while enjoying a simple lunch.


Verbeke Foundation
9190 Kemzeke


Monday 27th of October
Starts at 12h30, closing around 15h00

Yi Xie wins the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad

The China Scholarship Council has awarded the 2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad to Yi Xie. This honor is annually awarded to the outstanding Chinese PhD students abroad with a cash prize of 6000 USD. Yi Xie is one of nine winners from Belgium this year. His promotors are Jeroen Beeckman and Kristiaan Neyts.

The Chinese Ambassador to Belgium, Mr. Liao Liqiang, awarded the certificates to the winners on May 18th 2014 in the Chinese Embassy in Brussels.

Highlights of 2013 Laser Physics Letters

The article “Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser emitting circularly polarized light” authored by Krassimir Panajotov, Yi Xie, Maciej Dems, Carlos Belmonte, Hugo Thienpont, Jeroen Beeckman and Kristiaan Neyts, has been selected for the 2013 highlights of Laser Physics Letters: http://iopscience.iop.org/1612-202X/page/Highlights-of-2013.

ELIS researcher Sander Dieleman wins Galaxy Challenge

Galaxy Zoo (http://www.galaxyzoo.org/) is an online crowdsourcing project that invites people to help classify galaxies from images. By classifying observed galaxies based on their shape, astronomers can come to new insights about their origin and their distribution in space.
There are more than one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe. Better telescopes are continuously being developed, and as a result we are able to photograph more galaxies that are much farther away. Classification of such a large quantity of image data by humans is not feasible, so this process must be automated.
That is why Galaxy Zoo organised a competition: the Galaxy Challenge (http://www.kaggle.com/c/galaxy-zoo-the-galaxy-challenge). The goal of this competition was to build a system that can classify galaxies automatically. More than 300 participants competed against each other to develop the most reliable classification system.
Sander Dieleman of the Department of Electronics and Information Systems won this competition with a system based on convolutional neural networks.

Lichtgebaseerde chip geïnsprireerd door menselijk brein

In een recente publicatie in Nature Communications rapporteren onderzoekers van de Universiteit Gent over een nieuwe techniek om aan optische informatieverwerking te doen op een chip, gebruik makend van technieken geïnspireerd door de manier waarop ons brein werkt.

Gentse start-up CoScale haalt 1,5 miljoen euro op

Alweer mooi nieuws over ondernemerschap in Gent.

Dit maal gaat het om een UGent spin-off, CoScale, opgestart door twee oud-collega's, Stijn Polfliet en Frederick Ryckbosch, van de vakgroep ELIS aan de UGent.

De spin-off CoScale heeft een geoctrooieerde software ontwikkeld op het gebied van IT operations analytics en slaat een brug tussen applicatie- en infrastructuurmonitoring via eigen ontwikkelde software met een wiskundig, statistisch model dat de correlatie verzorgt.

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