EmpowerMINT Award for Patricia Fuchs

EmpowerMINT-PreisOur university awards excellent achievements of female students in mathematics, IT, natural sciences and technology (known as the MINT subjects). This year Patricia Fuchs was awarded for her Bachelor thesis on the development and implementation of a magnetic heart axis estimation. We congratulate Patricia Fuchs to the EmpowerMINT award.

The thesis was supported with technical and medical expertise. In order to be able to compare the magnetically achieved results with conventional examinations (based on ECG), test persons were examined by Dr. Daniel Körbächer in his practice in Mönkeberg. The same persons were then magnetically measured at the Faculty of Engineering. Through this new method, the heart position of patients can be estimated more accurately and also in 3D (so far, this analysis is carried out only in the body level, i.e. in 2D). Ms. Fuchs was also supported by Prof. Frey, Head of Cardiology at the Heidelberg Hospital (and also a member of the SFB 1261). Erik Engelhardt and Gerhard Schmidt supervised the work on behalf of the Faculty of Engineering.

The picture shows Patrica Fuchs (center) and all supervisors (Daniel Körbächer, Erik Engelhardt, Gerhard Schmidt, Norbert Frey, from left).


The First Courses for the E-PiCo Degree Program Started in Kiel

NT-LaboratoryAt the beginning of the semester, the teaching program for the students of the master program E-PiCo in Kiel has started. This is already the second semester for the master students. We warmly welcome all newcomers here in Kiel.

The four-semester, English-language master's program E-PiCo is offered jointly by a consortium of partner universities: École Centrale de Nantes (France), Università degli Studi dell'Aquila (Italy), University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania) and CAU. It is aimed at bachelor's graduates in electrical engineering or a similar field and includes charging and power optimization, energy management, battery life cycle, power electronics, mathematical system modeling and simulation, control and automation technology, optimization, among others. Various technological specializations of the partner universities and international industrial partners from the automotive, aerospace, logistics or transportation sectors complement the program.


Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek on the Launch of the AI-Net Project

NT-LaborThe Research Minister is pleased that the European AI-NET project (AI-NET is abbreviating the English term "Accelerating Digital Transformation in Europe by Intelligent NETwork Automation") is now beginning. Prof. Pachnicke and his chair are involved in the large-scale project as part of the research of so-called resilient optical network structures (details).

Minister Karliczek commented: "I am pleased that the European AI-NET project is now beginning to explore the potential of artificial intelligence for automating the control of high-performance networks in order to guarantee network operation, optimize resource consumption and flexibly configure services. The three German project pillars will make an important contribution to this. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding them with around 36 million euros for three years each." (traslated from German)


Things are Going Well - Snapshot of the New Construction at the Faculty of Engineering at April 15th, 2021

A new lecture hall building is currently under construction at the faculty, as is the Center for Networked Sensor Systems. Since there are only a few people at the faculty at the moment due to the pandemic, we show a short video of the current state of construction here. In the area behind building D, a so-called construction road is currently being built, so that the corresponding construction materials can be easily brought to the faculty. Behind it the new lecture hall building will be built. The Center for Networked Sensor Systems will find its new home near Building B. It is good to see that construction is progressing well so far.


Innovation Award 2021 of the State Capital Kiel goes to Prof. Sabah Badri-Hoeher
Sabah Badri-Höher

Photo: FH Kiel / Matthias Pilch

Prof. Dr. Sabah Badri-Hoeher, associate member of the Faculty of Engineering of CAU Kiel, receives the prestigious Innovation Award 2021 of the state capital Kiel. This prize is awarded every second year.

Professor Dr. Sabah Badri-Hoeher is a physicist and engineer specializing in electrical engineering and information technology. For twelve years, she has headed the Digital Signal Processing group at Kiel University of Applied Sciences (FH Kiel) in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Her studies in Casablanca and Paderborn led her first to the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen as well as to the universities in Bremen and Oldenburg, before she accepted the professorship at FH Kiel in 2009. At the Faculty of Engineering of CAU Kiel, she regularly gives lectures on the topic of underwater techniques. With numerous projects, she succeeded in building up underwater information technology in Kiel and giving it international visibility. The Autonomous Underwater Robots (AUV) that Badri-Hoeher is developing with her team can be used in the future, for example, to inspect and maintain offshore wind farms or as an AUV swarm in shallow and deep waters.


71st Meeting of the ITG Section on Signal Processing and Machine Learning

ITG-FachgruppentreffenOn February 26, the 71st meeting of the ITG group " signal processing and machine learning" was organized by Dr. Uwe Kretschmer and Dr. Jan Abshagen of the German Military Technical Service for Ships and Naval Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research (WTD 71) together with the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Prof. Schmidt). The meeting focused on applications in the maritime field of signal processing, measurement technology and machine learning, with a total of six lectures on new developments in the field of SONAR systems. The pandemic was the result of the meeting online. All in all, everything worked well and students were admitted for the 71st session for the first time. One of the student participants, Karoline Seidel, said after the meeting: "I attended the ITG expert group meeting because I am currently writing my thesis in the field of underwater signal processing and am very interested in the topics. Above all, I found the diversity of the topics covered in the lectures and how they are theoretically and practically researched really exciting." The next meeting will take place on 15 October in Stuttgart, hosted by Prof. Bin Yang. In addition to the members of the group, interested doctoral students and students are also welcome here.


Start of construction of the Center for Networked Sensor Systems (ZEVS)


ZEVS - Martina Gerken

Prof. Martina Gerken is pleased that the Center for Networked Sensor Systems (ZEVS) will soon be established here. She has coordinated the planning since 2014. There are 21 scientific groups at CAU involved in the topic. 20 companies and external institutions have already expressed their interest in collaborating.

The development of the campus of the Faculty of Engineering at Kaiserstr. 2 is progressing. Recently, the construction site for the new Center for Networked Sensor Systems (ZEVS) was prepared. The ZEVS will bundle the internationally outstanding research activities in the field of sensor system technology, sensor information technology and sensor system modeling that exist at CAU. Starting in 2023, both basic research and application-oriented research and technology transfer will take place at the innovation center. "The center is to become a hub for lively exchange within all research, development and industry projects in the field of networked sensor systems in Schleswig-Holstein. The regional industry is to be provided with the latest research findings as well as optimally trained manpower. Furthermore, new spin-offs are to be supported by a comprehensive laboratory infrastructure and the close exchange of experience, so that innovative technological spin-offs also have good chances of success," explains Professor Martina Gerken, who coordinated the initiative and the application for the EFRE funds.

At ZEVS, scientists from the fields of electrical engineering and information technology, materials science, computer science, medicine and biology will jointly research the networked sensor systems of the future. To this end, 125 workstations are to be made available. Employees from around 25 working groups (including five new junior research groups/spin-offs) are to be located.

At the same time, the construction of a new lecture hall building and the redesign of the campus axis are being prepared on the campus of the Faculty of Engineering.

Automation and Control

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Computational Electromagnetics

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Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

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Information and Coding Theory

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Integrated Systems and Photonics

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Microwave Engineering

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Networked Electronic Systems

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Power Electronics

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Sensor System Electronics

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