Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision
Graz University of Technology, Austria
Title: Learning better models for inverse problem in imaging
Abstract: In this talk, I will present our ongoing activities in learning better models for inverse problems in imaging. We consider classical variational models used for inverse problems but generalized these models by introducing a large number of free model parameters. We learn the free model parameters by minimizing a loss function comparing the reconstructed images obtained from the variational models with ground truth solutions from a training data base. I will also show recent results on learning “deeper” regularizers that are allowed to change their parameters in each iteration of the algorithm. We show applications to different inverse problems in imaging where we put a particular focus on image reconstruction from undersampled MRI data.
CV: Thomas Pock received his MSc (1998-2004) and his PhD (2005-2008) in Computer Engineering (Telematik) from Graz University of Technology. After a Post-doc position at the University of Bonn, he moved back to Graz University of Technology where he has been an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision. In 2013 Thomas Pock received the START price of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the German Pattern recognition award of the German association for pattern recognition (DAGM) and in 2014, Thomas Pock received an starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Since June 2014, Thomas Pock is a professor of computer science at Graz University of Technology (AIT Stiftungsprofessur “Mobile Computer Vision”) and a principal scientist at the Center for Vision, Automation & Control at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). The focus of his research is the development of mathematical models for computer vision and image processing as well as the development of efficient convex and non-smooth optimization algorithms.
Institute of Physics – LPCM
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
CH-1015 Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland
Title: On Quantum Computing, Kurzweil Singularity and Beyond
Abstract: Successes of the twentieth century physics and electronics made a huge impact on our society: from space technology to improved medical tools to colossal advancements in computing … And, while we still do not understand complex cooperative phenomena in the nanoscale limit, we nevertheless have ever more advanced software and over 6 billion smartphones! Moreover, in this early 3rd Millenium, we face huge challenges: Many timely, relevant themes are discussed here at the 2018. International Conference on Smart Systems and Technologies, yet I will deliberately discuss somewhat broader vision. Fast advancements in Quantum Computing (QC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), beyond the Kurzweil singularity, are very competitive fields, and we will consider some latest examples and emerging trends. And I am happy to admit that we cannot as yet provide all coherent answers in QC or AI, so there are great opportunities for our new generations!
CV: Elementary school in Osijek, B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Zagreb (PMF, 1977); Ph.D. on electronic properties of amorphous metals (1982) under Sydney Dugdale, the President of the Science Research Council of Great Britain. After 3 years in CNRS (Grenoble), in 1986. joins the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL). Successful research on (macroscopic) quantum phenomena within disorder in quantum matter. Publications include >200 cc papers, 35 topical reviews, 25 edited professional books, and a textbook on superconductivity (1992), used in >4000 courses worldwide! Co-organizer of 28 international conferences (see http://dubrovnik.epfl.ch ) and 7 summer schools. More than hundred colloquia in leading institutions worldwide and as many invited conference talks; hundreds of public lectures. Adviser to 36 government agencies and advanced high-tech companies worldwide. Tesla World Foundation President.
Dr. Edgar Weippl
Research Director of SBA Research and Privatdozent at the TU Wien
Title: Research Methods and Examples of Research in Distributed Systems Security
Abstract: Over the past few years an increasing number of descriptive works have helped explain complex phenomena in the area of distributed systems security. These include the efficiency of spam campaigns, the distribution of bots, or the likelihood of users to accept false identities as friends in social networks. Studies in this field are characterized by the necessity of empirical research based on observing, describing and inferring the behaviour of complex systems.
Future research in the area of distributed systems security, including my own work, will use empirical research to complement design science as research method. Specifically, this approach consists of 1) passively observing large systems; (2) active probing that stimulates revealing behaviour of the systems; (3) developing solutions for relevant security problems; (4) and evaluating these contributions. Its impact on a large number of users makes this area of research relevant and urgent. By following the described methodology, it will be possible to improve security in an existing ecosystem in which changes can be deployed only over a long period of time.
CV: Edgar R. Weippl is Research Director of SBA Research and associate professor (Privatdozent) at the Vienna University of Technology and teaches at several universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen). His research focuses on applied concepts of IT-security; he is on the editorial board of Elsevier’s Computers & Security journal (COSE), PC chair of ESORICS 2015, general chair of ACM CCS 2016 and PC Chair of SACMAT 2017.
After graduating with a Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology, Edgar worked for two years in a research startup. He spent one year teaching as an assistant professor at Beloit College, WI. From 2002 to 2004, while with the software vendor ISIS Papyrus, he worked as a consultant for an HMO in New York, NY and Albany, NY, and for the financial industry in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2004 he joined the Vienna University of Technology and together with A Min Tjoa and Markus Klemen founded the research center SBA Research.
at the CSC 2018 (Cyber Security Conference 2018), co-located to SST 2018
The PhD Forum provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present their work in the areas of ICT related to the SST 2018 conference topics to a wider community of researchers from academia and industry. The forum aims to encourage interaction and networking among doctoral students, as well as with the audience.
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Program & Organizing Committee
University of Zagreb
Ericsson Nikola Tesla
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
University of Rijeka
University of Split
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
PhD Forum Programme
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Starting at: 13.30
The PhD Forum consists of a poster session, preceded by a fast-paced introduction by each student that offers a preview of the posters. Each student is given a strictly-timed 2-minutes’ slot to present a “pitch talk” about her/his research. The purpose of the pitch talk is to provide a brief outline of one’s doctoral research work, with the goal to raise awareness and generate further discussion over the poster session and coffee break that follow.
Pitch Talk Presentations (announced)
Poster Presentations over coffee – An open session for discussion with all students standing next to their posters.
For any inquiries regarding the PhD Forum please contact the Program & Organizing Committee Chair.
SST 2018 conference will host a PhD Forum on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The PhD Forum will take place at the SST 2018 conference venue – Hotel Osijek in Osijek, Croatia. The PhD Forum provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present their work in the areas of ICT related to the SST 2018 conference topics to a wider community of researchers from academia and industry. The forum aims to encourage interaction and networking among doctoral students, as well as with the audience.
The PhD Forum will be organized as a poster session, preceded by a fast-paced introduction by each student that offers a preview of the posters. Each student will be given a strictly-timed 2-minutes’ slot to present a “pitch talk” about her/his research. The purpose of the pitch talk is to provide a brief outline of one’s doctoral research work, with the goal to raise awareness and generate further discussion over the poster session and coffee break that follow.
Doctoral students are invited to submit a two-page extended abstract for review and possible inclusion in the PhD Forum program. The abstracts should be formatted according to the PhD Forum paper submission instructions and templates:
The abstracts should be submitted before the submission deadline via EasyChair.
The extended abstract should contain the title, the names and affiliations of the student and her/his advisor(s), the summary of research goals/results (of maximum 150 words), the research topic presentation, graphical illustrations to aid the presentation, and the list of references.
Presentations and posters should be formatted according to the PhD Forum paper submission instructions and templates.
The Republic of Croatia is geographically located between Central and Eastern Europe. It covers the geographical area that extends from the spacious Pannonian Plain across a narrow area of the Dinaric Alps to the Adriatic coast – one of the most indented coastlines in the world. The interior of the country has a moderate continental climate, whereas a pleasant Mediterranean climate prevails along the Adriatic coast.
Slavonia and Baranja is a historical region in eastern Croatia. It is surrounded by three rivers; the Sava River (the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Drava River (the border with Hungary) and the Danube (the border with Serbia), forming an area of exceptional beauty with forests, meadows and hills. In Slavonia, there are numerous castles and villas that once belonged to rich families, but now they add a special charm to this part of Croatia. Baranja stretches between the Drava River in the north and the Danube in the east. At the point where the Danube and the Drava River meet, nature has created a remarkable phenomenon – Kopački Rit Nature Park, which is rich in flora and fauna. In 1967, Kopački Rit and its immediate area were declared a nature park and a zoological reserve, respectively.
The largest city in Slavonia, Osijek, which is located on the Drava River, is an interesting tourist destination with numerous parks, cultural monuments and entertainment possibilities. Osijek is the fourth largest city in the Republic of Croatia with about 110,000 inhabitants. It is located in a valley on the right bank of the Drava River. It consists of the Fortress – a baroque city-fortress built in the 18th century, the Upper, the Lower and the New Town, Retfala and the Industrial District. Osijek is the most verdant city in the Republic of Croatia. The 18th century baroque city-fortress of Osijek was built by transforming the then historic city located at the strategic crossing over the Drava River. The first new city-fortress was built within a large strategic system of fortified baroque towns on the border with the Ottoman Empire, which was founded by Prince Eugene of Savoy who began to build it in 1712. The fortress had four gates: The New Gate (south), the Water Gate (north), the Imperial Gate (east) and Valpovo Gate (west). Out of these four gates to the fortress, only one is still present today – the Water Gate, where there is a memorial plaque dedicated to the builder of Osijek fortress, general Stephan von Beckers. It is believed that his body was walled up in the outer wall or rampart.
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek was established in 1975. It consists of 17 constituent units, i.e., 11 faculties, 5 University departments, 1 Academy of Arts and 3 university infrastructure institutions, i.e., the City and University Library in Osijek, the Student Center in Osijek and the Student Center in Slavonski Brod, as well as the Technology Development Center Osijek Ltd. Today, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek has 1,458 employees and about 20,000 students with almost 2,000 students studying at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Each year, the number of incoming students doing their practical training and scientists conducting research has been increasing in both the University and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology in Osijek is a higher education, scientific and research institution that conducts scientific, research, development and educational projects and performs undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and professional study programs in technical sciences. Higher education curriculum in electrical engineering was first established in Osijek in 1978 as the third study of the kind in the Republic of Croatia. The establishment of the Study of Electromechanical Engineering resulted from an initiative of the University of Osijek and took place in 1977 and 1978.
It was supported by the economy of the city of Osijek and surrounding municipalities in the Slavonia and Baranja region. In 1993, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Osijek (ETFOS) was founded as a public institution of higher education. Today, it is organized in six departments with a total of fifteen chairs and two accredited laboratories. Through its university and professional study programs, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology in Osijek has been educating and training its staff to be able to keep up with technology advances in the areas of electrical and computer engineering as well as to apply their knowledge to engineering problem solving and, through direct cooperation with industry, to transfer knowledge of new technologies based on new scientific findings. Study programs are in line with European and global trends, but also adapted to the needs of the economy in the environment.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology in Osijek is also a regional scientific and research center of excellence in the areas of electrical and computer engineering.
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