Theoretical training
Universiteit Antwerpen
Numerical approximation techniques (interpolation and Lebesgue constants, splines, least-squares, best approximation, near-best approximation), advanced techniques for solving structured linear systems, convergence accelerating techniques.
Numerically oriented research topics in the widest sense, topics relating to the theses of the participating students aiming at a balance between presentations by the participating students and the responsible (visiting) researchers.
Université de Lille
Advanced Topics in Linear Algebra Bernhard Beckermann
Matrix decompositions, algorithms and their numerical stability, singular value decomposition, total least square problems, structured pseudospectra, structured and unstructured eigenvalue problems, applications to shape detection.
Advanced Topics in Approximation Theory Bernhard Beckermann, Ana Matos
Orthogonal polynomials, best L2 approximation, polynomial approximation, Chebyshev systems, Remez algorithm, Lebesgue constants, approximation by exponential sums, rational approximation: Padé approximants, rational interpolants.
Vrij Universiteit Brussel
Behavioural approach to system theory, LTI systems representation, least-squares estimation, exact and approximate identification.
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Fourier series, Fourier transform, wavelet theory, multiscale methods, FFT algorithms, wavelet filter banks, applications to signal analysis, image compression, image denoising.
Digital images, JPEG, fast cosine transform, wavelet filters for image compression and denoising, variational methods (ROF model) and nonlinear diffusion for image denoising, image reconstruction methods.
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Wavelets and Applications Pier Luigi Dragotti
Hilbert spaces, approximation in functional spaces, wavelet bases from iterated filter banks.
University of Strathclyde
Advances in image sensors and microscopy technologies, fast analysis strategies, fast acquisition systems, latest graphics processing units for fast fluorescence lifetime imaging and MRI image analysis.
Application / Software / Industry training
Universiteit Antwerpen
Tips and Tricks in HPC Engelbert Tijskens
Modernisation of scientific codes; optimise code with respect to data traffic, SIMD vectorisation, OpenMP parallelisation, MPI parallelisation; practical recipes for combining high level languages (Python) with low level languages, such as C/C++ and modern Fortran.
Scientific Computing Environments Annie Cuyt, Stefan Becuwe
Understand the principles and gain basic skills in Linux; use standard software development tools, compilers and interpreters; correctly interpret numerical results (reliability and accuracy); use scientific software in a correct way
Université de Lille
Scientific computing, parallel and distributed computing, parallel distributed architectures, using Fortran, OpenMP and MPI.
Vrij Universiteit Brussel
Dynamic System Identification R. Pintelon, Ivan Markovsky
Constructing mathematical models of physical systems based on measured data to gain physical insights into the system, to build a robust controller, to detect anomalies, to compensate for unwanted behaviour, to predict future outcomes.
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Stability and efficiency of numerical solution strategies, GPU computing, available soft and hardware, evaluation of numerical methods regarding quality, complexity, application to large-scale computing.
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Sparse representation using l1 relaxation techniques, Basis pursuit, greedy algorithms, matrix completion, matrices and manifolds.
University of Strathclyde
Basic principles of programming and the solution of mathematical problems with numerical techniques, programming principles and development of effective algorithms in Matlab environment.
Antenna Company
Mathematical methods in radiation pattern synthesis, engineering aspects of antenna array design, manufacturing, and validation.
Siemens Industry Software NV
Theory, modal parameter estimation, modal model validation, numerical modal analysis, linking analysis and test, operational modal analysis, industry application examples (aerospace, automotive, mechanical industries).
Signature analysis, torsional vibration analysis, angle domain analysis, rotor dynamics, gears, bearings, motors and pumps, industry application examples (aerospace, automotive, mechanical industries).
Academia: insight into industry’s needs so as to prepare a future workforce that can meet these needs. Industry: in need of bright, talented and well-prepared graduates to join the work force.
Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH
Ultrasonic testing methods Till Schmitte, Oliver Nemitz
Introduction to ultrasonic testing devices, phased array methods, corresponding reconstruction algorithms, synthetic aperture focussing technique (SAFT), simulation techniques.
Mahr GmbH
White Light Interferometry Andreas Beutler, Karsten Roetmann
Introduction to non-contact optical measuring units based on white light interferometry, CCD image sensor setup, basic physical principles, computation of the envelope maximum.
Photon Force Ltd.
How to manage and exploit IP in practice, how to mobilize partners to improve the project business plan for innovation generation, protection, exploitation.
Transferable skills
Good scientific practice All institutes
General understanding of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct (e.g. plagiarism, fabrication, falsification), data management, documentation and ownership, authorship of papers, verifiable research results, regulations.
Universiteit Antwerpen
Maintain better Priorities (add structure in the workplace, “clean desk” principle, deal more effective with failures and interruptions, identify time rovers and consciously tackle improvement, monitor responsibilities.
Leadership and Teamwork H. Der Kinderen
Styles of leadership, flexibility of style, constraints of leadership, leading problem conversations, giving feedback, solving conflicts, team roles, personal development, understanding human behaviour.
Université de Lille
Commercial exploitation S. Klimsza (HubHouse)
Definition of entrepreneurial initiative, creation of activity, Testimony of an entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial creativity workshops, Methodology of the activity creation process, Application and practice of group methodology.
Vrij Universiteit Brussel
Critical reflection on and deeper understanding of the writing qualitative research papers, authorship, planning the publishing process, structure and content of manuscripts, citations, qualitative data analysis.
How you can prepare yourself for an interview by a journalist from written press, radio or television: by reflecting beforehand on what your key message is and on how you can adapt it to your audience.
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Time and project management S. Stevic (Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement)
Building a project navigation system, defining the project management process, identifying key documents, deliverables and approvals. Negotiating realistic constraints for project success.
Effective presentations, talks, posters and papers A. Schmidt (Schiller & Mertens)
Structure of a research paper, attracting readers by title and abstract, optimal presentation of figures, graphs, tables, sentence structure, punctuation, editing and revision, cover letters, dealing with referees’ comments.
Successful and authentic self presentation E. Schick (Unternehmensberatung)
Professional appearance, important rules for successful self presentation, what to do in critical presentation situations.
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Entrepreneurial skills L. Baker (Imperial Innovation)
Self-employment, characteristics of entrepreneurs, personal potential for entrepreneurship, career paths of entrepreneurs, economic principles, profit motive and competition, supply and demand, factors of production.
Intellectual property L. Holt (Bird & Bird)
Protecting and defending your own IP, searching trade mark, design and patent registers, the role of the IP attorney and when to seek professional advice, understanding other people’s IP and how to avoid trouble.
University of Strathclyde
Enhanced ability to work with others (collegiality, team working, people management, supervision, mentoring, influence and leadership, collaboration, equality and diversity), enhanced abilities to communicate and disseminate, teaching engagement, public engagement.
Enhanced self-management, preparation and prioritisation, commitment to research, time management, research strategy, project planning, risk management, understanding nance, funding, resources.
Photon Force Ltd.
How to start, personal board of advisors, embrace risk, how to sell your vision, passion for the ideas, identification of own resources.