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Otto Junker Awards 2022

November 29th, 2022 | by


Image: Ryan Benkert, Daniel Fallnich, Josefin Wilkes and Tomasz Engelmann (front, from left) were awarded the Otto Junker Prize. Wolfgang Bleck, Ulrich Rüdiger, Marianne Conradt and Udo vom Berg congratulated the winners (back, from left).
Photo: Andreas Schmitter

Awarded for outstanding academic achievements

Ryan Benkert, Tomasz Engelmann, Daniel Fallnich and Josefin Wilkes received the 2022 Otto Junker Prize for their outstanding academic achievements. The Otto Junker Prize is conferred annually to RWTH students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Materials Science and Engineering Division of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering.

The Otto Junker Foundation was founded in 1970 by Dr.-Ing. E.h. Otto Junker. As a former RWTH, he felt intimately connected to the University throughout his life and particularly valued the scientific exchange. The aim of the foundation is to support young scientists and to promote numerous individual projects. Udo vom Berg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Otto Junker GmbH, and RWTH Rector Ulrich Rüdiger presented the awards at a ceremony. Professor Wolfgang Bleck, Chairman of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, and District Mayor Marianne Conradt congratulated the winners.

Ryan Benkert was born in January 1997 and did his Abitur in Gilching. He then studied electrical engineering, information technology and computer engineering at the RWTH and completed his master’s degree with a grade of 1.0. The master’s thesis with the topic “Out-of-Distribution Detection for Unsupervised Perception Systems” was written at the Chair for Integrated Systems of Signal Processing under the direction of Professor Gerd Ascheid. During his studies, he completed a stay at the Georgia Institute of Technology, funded by the Deutschlandstipendium and a Georgia Tech scholarship. He also completed three internships in the US, one of which was in Cupertino at Apple. Benkert is currently receiving his doctorate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA.

Daniel Fallnich, born in 1996, comes from Hanover and completed a voluntary science year in the field of production technology after leaving school. He then studied electrical engineering and information technology at the University of Hanover in the bachelor’s program. He switched to the RWTH for his master’s degree and studied electrical engineering, information technology and computer engineering. Here he was on Dean’s list of the best students. Fallnich also completed a six-month course at the TU Delft in the Department of Quantum and Computer Engineering. The master’s thesis with the topic “Design of a Hardware Architecture for the Niederreiter Cryptosystem” was written at the Chair for Integrated Digital Systems and Circuit Design under the direction of Professor Tobias Gemmeke. Fallnich is currently working at IBM in Böblingen.

The Future of Networking

December 2nd, 2021 | by

Professor Dr. Haris Gačanin, head of the Chair for Distributed Signal Processing and co-director of the Institute of Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems, presented the research activities of the 6GEM Research Hub at the Thinknet 6G Summit. The Thinknet 6G Summit is an international conference focused on the next generation of communication networks.
As digitalization progresses, mobile communications communication takes on the crucial role of providing the communication infrastructure for society as a whole. The current generation of mobile communication, 5G, is the first to shift focus away from individual end-user communications to industrial applications (Industry 4.0), logistics, transportation and eHealth. The subsequent generation, 6G, is expected to further expand network capacity and speed to enable applications with significantly higher connectivity requirements, such as fully autonomous driving.
In this regard, the 6GEM Research Hub is focusing more on the practical impact that 6G will have on our society. After all, this advanced infrastructure must provide adaptive and resilient communication systemss for a wide range of requirements and applications for the benefit of humanity.

Rayleigh Medal für Professor Michael Vorländer/ Rayleigh Medal for Professor Michael Vorländer

November 4th, 2021 | by

The Institute of Hearing Technology and Acoustics is proud to announce that Professor Michael Vorländer has recently been awarded the prestigious Rayleigh Medal, the highest award of the Institute of Acoustics. Therefore, we from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology also say, congratulations!

The Rayleigh Medal is the highest award of the Institute of Acoustics and is given without regard to age to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to acoustics. The medal is named for John William Strutt, Third Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919), a highly versatile physicist who conducted both experimental and theoretical research in virtually all areas of the field. His book The Theory of Sound remains a landmark in the development of acoustics.

With this award, Michael joins a list of very well-known acousticians such as Manfred Schröder, Hugo Fastl, Leo Beranek, and his predecessor Heinrich Kuttruff who have also been awarded this medal.

(Deutsch) MMI gewinnt GAIA-X Förderwettbewerb des BMWi

July 29th, 2021 | by

 

 

 


More diversity in science – Prof. Monti as a scout in the Henriette Heart Scouting Program

July 29th, 2021 | by

The Henriette Herz Scouting Program, funded by the BMBF, aims to expand and diversify the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network. The program specifically recruits established and experienced researchers who already have an international network. It enables the scouts to select up to three scientists who will then directly receive a fellowship. The first will go to a female researcher.
The scouts aim to approach international researchers from abroad who have not yet been considered for an academic fellowship to the Humboldt Foundation and a research stay in Germany. As a result, the program will attract new collaborative partners for Germany, both from a specialist and geographical perspective. At the same time, the aim is to increase the quota of women sponsored in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

We are very pleased that Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected for the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

“The program offers us the possibility to increase our international cooperation by creating new links with universities that are not currently working with us.
What is extremely interesting about this program is the possibility to be really fast in offering the scholarship. By skipping the standard review process, the time between identification of candidates to the start of the scholarship becomes extremely short.” – Prof. Monti

 The Henriette Herz Scouting Program, funded by the BMBF, aims to expand and diversify the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network. The program specifically recruits established and experienced researchers who already have an international network. It enables the scouts to select up to three scientists who will then directly receive a fellowship. The first will go to a female researcher.
The scouts aim to approach international researchers from abroad who have not yet been considered for an academic fellowship to the Humboldt Foundation and a research stay in Germany. As a result, the program will attract new collaborative partners for Germany, both from a specialist and geographical perspective. At the same time, the aim is to increase the quota of women sponsored in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

We are very pleased that Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected for the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

“The program offers us the possibility to increase our international cooperation by creating new links with universities that are not currently working with us.
What is extremely interesting about this program is the possibility to be really fast in offering the scholarship. By skipping the standard review process, the time between identification of candidates to the start of the scholarship becomes extremely short.” – Prof. Monti

The Henriette Herz Scouting Program, funded by the BMBF, aims to expand and diversify the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network. The program specifically recruits established and experienced researchers who already have an international network. It enables the scouts to select up to three scientists who will then directly receive a fellowship. The first will go to a female researcher.
The scouts aim to approach international researchers from abroad who have not yet been considered for an academic fellowship to the Humboldt Foundation and a research stay in Germany. As a result, the program will attract new collaborative partners for Germany, both from a specialist and geographical perspective. At the same time, the aim is to increase the quota of women sponsored in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

We are very pleased that Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected for the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

“The program offers us the possibility to increase our international cooperation by creating new links with universities that are not currently working with us.
What is extremely interesting about this program is the possibility to be really fast in offering the scholarship. By skipping the standard review process, the time between identification of candidates to the start of the scholarship becomes extremely short.” – Prof. Monti

The Henriette Herz Scouting Program, funded by the BMBF, aims to expand and diversify the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network. The program specifically recruits established and experienced researchers who already have an international network. It enables the scouts to select up to three scientists who will then directly receive a fellowship. The first will go to a female researcher.
The scouts aim to approach international researchers from abroad who have not yet been considered for an academic fellowship to the Humboldt Foundation and a research stay in Germany. As a result, the program will attract new collaborative partners for Germany, both from a specialist and geographical perspective. At the same time, the aim is to increase the quota of women sponsored in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

We are very pleased that Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected for the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

(Deutsch) Mobilfunkexpertise in Nordrhein-Westfalen – BMBF wählt 6G-Forschungs-Hubs aus

July 6th, 2021 | by

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RWTH spin-off acquired – Silexica now belongs to Xilinx Inc.

July 2nd, 2021 | by

RWTH spin-off Silexia, founded in 2014 at the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems, was acquired this past week by Xilinx, Inc. the current market leader in adaptive computing. Founded by Maximilian Odendahl, Johannes Emigholz, Dr. Weihua Sheng, Prof. Jeronimo Castrillon and Prof. Rainer Leupers within the UMIC Cluster of Excellence, the start-up was initially funded through the BMBF’s EXIST- program, and early industrial technology sponsors included Huawei and Samsung. Since then, the company has raised a total of around US$28 million from international investors and has become a leading provider of C/C++ programming and analysis tools for multicore and FPGA system-on-chip architectures.

2020 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy

April 22nd, 2021 | by

Univ. Prof. Ferdinanda Ponci, Teaching and Research Field Monitoring and Distributed Control for Energy Systems, and Univ. Prof. Antonello Monti, Head of ACS and Chair of Automation of Complex Power Systems, have received the 2020 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy for their publication “A benchmark system for hardware-in-the-loop testing of distributed energy resources”.

IEEE 2020 Best Papers and Outstanding Reviewers

 

Awardees of the Brigitte-Gilles-Award 2020

March 24th, 2021 | by

The Brigitte Gilles Award 2020 honors projects and initiatives that improve the conditions for women’s study, teaching, and research at the university. In this way, they contribute to increasing the number of female scientists and students in courses with a low representation of women.
We congratulate all the winners but are especially pleased for the two winners from our faculty. Professor Janina Fels and Ms. Karin Loh from the Chair and Institute of Hearing Technology and Acoustics (IHTA) were awarded for their initiative “The interactive world of acoustics for big and small children”. Here, concepts were developed that enable girls between the ages of three and twelve to explore and learn about hearing and acoustics in a playful and interactive way.
The awards were presented in a total of four categories and are endowed with up to 2500 euros. The awards in the other categories were given to the following researchers and projects: Katharina Müller from the Chair of Production Systems, the project “Hlumani – giving the future a fair chance” from the Chair of Landscape Architecture at RWTH, the University of Stuttgart, and the University of Cape Town and Dr. Anna Stertz from the Chair and Institute of Psychology.

Preisträgerinnen des Brigitte Gilles Preises - Prof. Janina Fels und Karin Loh

Foto: Andreas Schmitter

IKS Startup – Elevear

March 8th, 2021 | by

Digital ear-opening – Hearing aids and other hearables often cause wearers to perceive their own voice in a distorted way, and chewing, swallowing, and even walking also generate unpleasant noise. The reason for this is the so-called occlusion effect, which occurs when headphones or hearing aids close off the auditory canal. This problem is addressed by the startup Elevear, which emerged from the Institute for Communication Systems and was successfully founded by Stefan Liebich, Johannes Fabry, Raphael Brandis, and Elfed Howells on February 4, 2021. Their Occlear® technology suppresses the occlusion effect and allows natural voice perception.
The project has already received the RWTH Innovation Award in 2019 and was accepted into the RWTH Incubation Program in January 2021 as one of twelve outstanding founding teams.