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On December 12

December 12. EDI hosts Latvian Developers Network meetup on “Meet Hardware Description Language VHDL”. Event host is EDI researcher Mihails Pudzs. Event was divided in two parts, introduction on FPGA and VHDL and hands-on part where everyone had a chance to implement processor on FPGA which can execute some simple instructions.


On December 10

Leading researcher Modris Greitans participate in practical conference “Program Horizon 2020 in Latvian - achievements and opportunities” which take place in University of Latvia Academic Center of Natural Sciences and is intended to evaluate the success of Latvian members of the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 and highlight future opportunities and challenges. Participants included scientists, entrepreneurs, international project managers and implementers, representatives of ministries, Horizon 2020 program committee members, experts, project consultants and other interested parties. Conference program. More information here.


On December 8 - 9

Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols from December 8-9 is participating in the international event "FLAG-ERA JTC 2016 Networking Event" in Rome, Italy. During the event new international contacts are established and EDI research results are disseminated.


On December 3

„Elektronics day 2015”

On December 3, at Riga Technical College, Braslas street 16, (from 10:00 to 16:00) second year will take place Electronics Day. The event is organized by LETERA in collaboration with professional education Competence centre "Riga Technical College" and the National Centre of Education . During the event, will be able to watch and participate in the RTU Robotic workshop, IECS and training portal FIZMIX organized activities.

More about the event read here.


On November 27

On 27 November at IECS Conference hall was held a seminar on project "Increase of international significance of Institute of Electronics and Computer Science" No. 2015/0003/2.1.1.2.0/14/APIA/VIAA/007 process and results.




On November 20


In Institute of Electronics and Computer Science created bi-modal palm biometric system  serves as a biometric key for access control in the Institute https://youtu.be/G4fqZyCXdHY



On November 8

From 6. till 8. november three IECS staff (Emil Syundyukov, Krisjanis Nesenbergs and Richard Cacurs) in 5 people team "No.Sore" paricipated in Nordic largest hackatone "Junction 2015" in  Helsinki, Finland. Team set up  and present project for bedsore prevention and get  three awards: - 1st - Bloomberg nomination (prize -5 Pebble watches); - 1st - "Best Beddit Hack" nomination (prize - 5 Beddit devices); - 1st - Samsung nomination (prize - 1 Samsung Galaxy S Gear 2 watches); During the project was also used in NRP projects SOHIS gained knowledge and developments in the field of sensor worn.



On November 6

On October 30 occur Latvian partners meeting of the project “Health and social indicators of participation in physical activities for children with disabilities” (nr. NFI/R/2014/070) at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education (LASE) to discuss the progress of project. This project is implemented in collaboration between the LASE, IECS, Riga Teacher Training and Education Management Academy, and Norwegian School of Sport Science and supported by the EEA/Norway Grants “Research and Scholarship” program in Latvia. More read in LASE page.

Foto: LASE


19.novembris

On November 19 in the framwork of European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme "Entrepreneurship and Innovations" 2.1.1.3.3. activity "Scientific Institutions institutional capacity development" , director of Institute of Electronics and Computer Science  Ieva Tentere and rector of University of Latvia  Indriķis Muižnieks signed a partnership agreement.



On November 4

Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols is participating in the international event "Horizon 2020 Brokerage Event Riga" in Riga, Latvia. During the event new contacts are established and EDI research results are disseminated.


On November 5 -6

In Riga Technical University from 5 till 6 November will be held International scientific conference "Achievements in wireless and optical communication 2015». The conference is organized by RTU in collaboration with the Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (LV), Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology (Germany), Siauliai University (Lithuania), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Technical University of Madrid (Spain), as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Latvian section. Read more about here.


On October 20-22


Employees of the Institute are participating in an international conference and partner meeting event "ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform" in Lisbon, Portugal. In this event, Institute is represented by leading researcher Modris Greitans and researcher Kaspars Ozols from Digital signal processing laboratory, as well as researcher Krisjanis Nesenbergs from Cyber-physical systems laboratory.

During the event, Institute is promoted by presenting scientific achievements and scientific competences. It is expected to find new international cooperation partners with the goal of participating in European program Horizon 2020, as well as other project contests.



On October 5

In Company Exigen Services Latvia and RTU Development Foundation annual scholarship competition University of Latvia student and our employee Emil Syundyukov receive   Exigen Services Latvia scholarship for 2015./2016. study year. From 69 applications were selected  7 most prominent Latvian universitys information technology (IT) field students who will receive scholarships.

More about the competition here. About Exigen Services Latvia read here.


FOTO: http://www.df.lu.lv


On October 5-7


Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols is participating in "Dependable embedded wireless infrastructure (DEWI)" project face to face meeting in Helsinki, Finland.





On October 7 at 14:30 in Institute of Electronics and Computer science conference hall will be held a seminar on National Research Program „Cyber-physical systems, ontologies and biophotonics for safe&smart city and society.”  (SOPHIS) 1. Period progress and results.

Seminar Program

14:15 to 14:30 Registration

14:30 to 14:40 Opening of the seminar

14:40 to 14:55 NRP SOPHIS challenges and a summary of already achievements.

14:55 to 15:25 Project No.1. „Development of technologies for cyber physical systems with applications in medicine and smart transport”. Summary of progress and already achievements.

15:25 to 15:55 Project No.2.  „Ontology-based knowledge engineering technologies suitable for web environment”. Summary of progress and already achievements.

15: 55-16: 15 Coffee Break, demonstrations.

16:15-16:45  Project No.3. “BIOPHOTONICS: imaging, diagnostics and monitoring”. Summary of progress and already achievements.

16:45 – 17:15  Project No.4. “Development of technologies for secure and reliable smart-city”. Summary of progress and already achievements.

17:15-17:30 Concluding discussions, demonstrations


September 25


This year, for the first time, the European Researchers' Night on September 25 also participates in the Electronics and Computer Science.
During the event, from 18:00 to 22:00 for all visitors will be able to get acquainted with the Institute's achievements, history, activities, as well as future projects. If you are interested in smart fabrics and garments, biometrics, embedded systems, image processing, intelligent transportation systems and other technologies - will be able to come visit and they see and try.






On September 18


In Latvian higher education institutions computer science bachelor's and master's thesis competition 2015 as the second best Bachelor thesis recognized Latvian University student and EDI programmer Emil Syundyukov bachelor thesis "Embedded software and equipment for the health data monitoring during rehabilitation"; Advisor: Leo Selavo. More information here.



Sourse: df.lu.lv/zinas Photo: Anete Švilpe


On September 16

On September 16 on Latvia Radio broadcast "Zināmais nezināmajā" (The known in unknown) (10:07) about the technologies discuss EDI cyber physical system laboratory leading researcher, University of Latvia Faculty of Computing professor Leo Selavo and  Faculty of Computing Dean Professor Juris Borzovs. Schedule http://lr1.lsm.lv.




On August 8


Discrete signal processing laboratory researcher Atis Hermanis participates in Riga IT Demo center press conference and presents wearable sensor system for posture monitoring that is being developed in IECS.


On August 27

Signal processing laboratory researcher Atis Hermanis is participating in the "Summer School Smart Textiles for Healthcare" organized by Riga Technical University, Institute of design technologies and Aachen University, Institute of Textile engineering. He will present work on "Accelerometer Matrix on Textiles for Surface 3D Imaging".


On August 20

In Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) member companies, including EDI, from 17 to 21 August takes place teacher exchange and training measures. Today the event took place in EDI. During the event there were various presentations and even a excursion to research laboratories. Thanks to all who participated. More information here.


On August 07

Company "Technopolis Group Esti" submit a report prepared by experts about the EDI organizational structure, functions, tasks and development potential, as well as recommendations for EDI development strategy and its content. The report was prepared within the project EDI-APE "The development and management efficiency improvement of Institute of Electronics and Computer Science".


On August 11

From 11 to 12 August EDI lead researcher Leo Seļavo and LSPA prof. Aija Kļaviņa attended the Norwegian School of Sports Science to participate in the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and Latvian state budget project "Health and Social Indicators of Participation in Physical Activities for Children with Disabilities" (NFI / R / 2014/070) – HIPPAC first work meeting.  In this meeting was discussed the project first part methods to determine the qualitative and quantitative indicators of participation in health-related physical activity for children with various disabilities. All participants gave a positive evaluation opportunity to realize interdisciplinary scientific co-operation between sports science, health care and computer science professionals to strengthen human resources in scientific and academic potential of all participating research institutions.


On July 29


Finally there is successfully set palm biometric system for access control in the Institute. Palm biometric system technology is project PALMS result and is developed by EDI. http://bite.edi.lv/
Today occurs palm biometric systems demonstration beside auditorium A from 14:00 till 17:00.


On July 27

Signal processing laboratory Senior reseacher Modris Greitans and researcher Kaspars Ozols is participating in "Integrated Components for Complexity Control in Affordable Electrified Cars (3Ccar)" project WP1 "Requirements" and WP2 "System Level Design" kick-off meeting in Munich, Germany.


On July 26

From July 26 to August 1, lead researcher Ints Mednieks participate in the conference "International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015" - IGARSS-2015 in Milan within EC co-financed project "Innovative biomedical image acquisition and processing technology" - InBiT


On July 21

On July 22, within the ERAF co-funded project No. 2015/0019/2DP/2.1.1.3.3/15/IPIA/VIAA/ "The development and management efficiency improvement of Institute of Electronics and Computer Science" (EDI-APE) the company OÜ "Technopolis Group Esti" and seconded expert visited the Institute for the purpose to carry out the external audit of Institute's functions and tasks, carry out evaluation of the development potential and develop recommendations for Institute's development strategy. More about EDI-APE here.


On July 9, 11am

Institute of Electronics and Computer Science will host a seminar in auditorium A , titled: „Development of technologies for cyber physical systems with applications in medicine and smart transport” as part of the “Cyber-physical systems, ontologies and biophotonics for safe&smart city and society” (SOPHIS), a program funded by the National Research Program.


Agenda:

1.  „Project No.1., Development of technologies for cyber physical systems with applications in medicine and smart transport, introduction and review,” Leo Selavo, the project scientific lead.

2.  “Wireless sensor network infrastructure development and research,” Didzis Lapsa, Rinalds Ruskuls.

3.  “Development of a smart clothing platform for medical and telemedicine applications,” Atis Hermanis, Emil Syndyukov.

4.  “Big data collection and analysis in cyber physical systems for healthcare,” Rihards Balash, Andrejs Skageris.

5.  “Research of acquisition of data with different type and dimension for describing the surrounding of a transport vehicle,” Mihails Pudzs.

6.  “Communication in intelligent transportation systems - specifics of cooperative driving,” Artis Mednis.


On July 5 - 9

Assistant Gita Krieviņa participate in the conference "Physiology in 2015" in Cardiff, UK, in order to present the project results - CT image segmentation, 3D object creation and adipose tissue volume calculation - "Blood pressure Segmented association with abdominal fat", as well as build international cooperation contacts involved discussions on topical scientific issues and promote the achievements of the Institute.


On July 1-2

Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols from June 1-2 is participating in "MESH7 information days" event in Poznan, Poland. During the event, MESH7 consortium partners are discussing about main scientific challenges in the field, assess the evaluation document of the MESH7 Project Outline and discuss as well as write full project proposal for the ECSEL 2015 call.



On June 26

On  June 30 at 15: 00 in auditorium A will be held informative seminar about project "Universal time event recorder SLR, LiDAR and 3Dscan applications" results (agreement No. 2013/0036/2DP/2.1.1.1.0 /13/APIA / VIAA/032)

The seminar program:
1 Event time recorder design basics and achieved results (Jevgeņijs Buls )
2. Event time recorder test tools (Igors Buraks)
3. Signal transmission with in the time spread pulse sequence and signal recovery with time event registrar assistance (Armands Mezeriņš)
4. Project implementation and achievement figures (Jekaterina Bule)


June 15 -19

From 15 to 19 June, a leading researcher Uldis Grunde participates in Congress "10th Baltic Sea Science Congress in 2015" in Riga to present the Institute's research results and establishing contacts with other national organizations, including meetings with Estonian partner "Marine Systems Institute" representative Urmas Lips, as well as engage in discussions and to discuss a common formation of H2020 project consortia.


On June 15

Lead researcher Ints Mednieks on June 15, participate in the conference Electronics-2015 in Palanga in Lithuania to discuss VPP project GUDPils problems and results.


On June 13

From June 13. to June 17.  researcher Mihails Pudžs attend  The Danish Technical University in Copenhagen (Denmark) and provides information about the project SiKA research results and discuss the existing problems, as well as gaining knowledge of the latest advances in the field of image processing to be used for the further development of the project. Also M.Pudžs participate in  19th Scandinavian Image Analysis conference (SCIA 2015) and present a poster on the project achievements.



On June 18

On June 18 in Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, (Šķūņu Street 4, 4th floor auditorium) will be held report seminar on National Research Programme „Cyber-physical systems, ontologies and biophotonics for safe&smart city and society.”  project No. 3   - „Biophotonics: imaging, diagnostics and monitoring”.

The seminar program.


On June 10 - 12

EDI researcher Uldis Grunde participating in the "Brokerage Event Horizon 2020 - Research, Development and Innovation" event in Ostrava (Czech Republic), to present the achievements of EDI and established scientific contacts with the aim to engage in H2020 projects.


On June 10

In order to present the Institute's research results and achievements, build a cooperative, to discuss new projects and commercialization opportunities, EDI scientific director lead researcher Modris Greitāns, researcher Krišjānis Nesenbergs and researcher Ričards Fuksis participate in the conference "Euro Nano Forum 2015" in Riga. Researcher R.Fuksis presente poster "Electron beam melting with Digital Image Processing in obtaining float-zone silicon rods - an advanced material for high-performance solar panels."

EuroNanoForum 2015 is the largest nanotechnology event in Europe, and will bring together about 1,200 participants from 50 countries. EuroNanoForum 2015 main theme is "Nanotechnology for Europe's competitiveness."


On June 9-10

Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols is participating in "Integrated Components for Complexity Control in Affordable Electrified Cars (3Ccar)" project kick-off meeting in Brussels, Belgium.




On June 3 - 5

Institute research assistant Ričards Cacurs and researcher Teodors Eglītis participate in innovative regional conference - Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE 2015) - in Latvia created an innovative technology presentation conference, and demonstrate the monitoring system prototype "SmartWear" (it can prevent scoliosis risk because of its ability teach the user to hold back correct in doctor defined state) as well as palm biometric system PALMS, which is able to recognize people after ribbed wrist and blood vessels.




On June 8

EDI researcher Kristine Azarjana participates in Congress "23rd World Congress of Dermatalogy" in Vancouver (Canada) to present the report "Melanoma prognostics Factors Associated with Metastases" and discuss with industry experts in the field of melanoma.

Trip occurs within EU supported project "Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images" (InBiT).



On June 3 - 5


EDI researchers Krišjānis Nesenbergs, Kaspars Ozols and lead researcher Modris Greitāns participate in Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE 2015), which is a major innovation, and regional development strategy forum in Europe. The Conference will focus on regional aspects relevant to the estimation on the impact of EU 2020 Strategy implementation and on the revision of the research and innovation policy priorities in the post-crisis period till 2020.


On June 1

Institute of Electronics and Computer Science started new H2020 ECSEL project called: „Integrated Components for Complexity Control in Affordable Electrified Cars” (3Ccar)". EDI is leading one task and is involved in 9 more tasks. During the project, EDI will contribute to: definition of criteria for embedded platforms selection and evaluation; Domain Controller architecture definition; Establishment of a generic development workflow; Development and implementation of advanced control and signal processing algorithms for mixed-domain applications; Development of the Central Control Unit (CCU) Domain Controller; Development of the Next-generation High-Performance SoC Hybrid Domain Controller; Integration & Demonstration of the Central Control Unit (CCU) & Next-generation High-Performance SoC Hybrid Domain Controllers; Test & Validation of the Central Control Unit (CCU) Domain Controller; Test & Validation of the Next-generation High-Performance SoC Hybrid Domain Controller; etc.


On May 29

Director Ieva Tentere on May 29 at State Education and Development Agency sign an agreement about implementationa of European Regional Development Fund project Nr.2015/0019/2DP/2.1.1.3.3/15/IPIA/VIAA/002 " The development and management efficiency improvement of Institute of Electronics and Computer Science " - APE EDI, during the period from 1 March 2015 to 31 December 2015.

More about project here


On May 18 -22


IECS researcher Teodors Eglītis from 18 to 22 May visit the Kasetsart University in Phuket (Thailand) to provide information about the project PALMS, and participate in the "International Conference on Biometrics (ICB)," and present a poster "Algorithms for a novel bimodal touchless palm biometric system."


On May 18

Today on Latvian Radio 5, program "Domnīca" at. 15:45 interview with EDI researchers Atis Hermanis, who get 1st place in ResearchSlam competition.



On May 17

Also this year, EDI team participates in Lattelecom Riga Marathon. We are proud of colleagues Krišjānis Nesenbergs who carried out the marathon 42km and with the rest of the EDI team. Thank you!

* Krišjānis Nesenbergs (42 km - 1215th place) * Kristaps Magone (10 km - 75 place) * Robert Juniper (10 km - 2102 Place) * Kaspars Ozols (10 km 4,491th place) * Ilze Rupeika (5 km - 991 place)

http://www.lattelecomrigasmaratons.lv/lv/


On May 15

On Friday, 15 May 2015 occur ResearchSlam final, where 6 young researchers - best masters and doctoral student from first and second rounds competing for stipend for their research development.

EDI researcher (RTU student) ATIS HERMANIS get 1st place. Congratulations!

ResearchSlam is a competition that  defy students  to tell the public about them scientific research in simple way. Contest take place in two categories in order to partition researches in social sciences from natural sciences. Speeches can be a song, experiment, story, sketch, dance or any other chosen way. More about ResearchSlam, or ejuz.lv/finals.


On May 06 -10

EDI researcher Krisjanis Nesenbergs participates in the international conference "10th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications." - Meme in 2015 in Turin (Italy) and present publications "Smart textiles for Wearable sensor networks: review and early lessons". This year's conference theme is medical measurements: the need and challenge.



On May 5

Researcher Juris Sinica- Sinavskis contributes a talk „Classification problem in mixed Baltic forests” in the exhibition „European Space Expo” in Riga and promote the Institute’s scientific achievements.



On May 5

Today at 10:28 on LR1 broadcast "Zināmais nezināmajā" ("Known into the unknown" ) particapate researcher Atis Hermanis. On the broadcast  - about RTU  competition "ResearchSlam" which, challenge the students in the exact and natural sciences tell of their scientific research in simple way. A.Hermanis in this competition has entered between the 6 participants who will take part on May 15 in ResearchSlam 2015 final!
Broadcast recording can listen here.



On April 29

Biometrics research group has developed a novel bi-modal palm biometric system capable of touch-less capturing of two biometric parameters, palm veins and palm creases, synchronously with a single (RGB) image sensor. Latest research results regarding the development and testing of the newly developed system are summarized in a paper “Algorithms for a novel touchless bimodal palm biometric system” that will be published in the proceedings of International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2015) in Phuket, Thailand from 19-22 May.


On April 27

Scientific Council of Institute of Electronics and Computer Science approve election results 27/04/2015 and elect  Ieva Tentere as director of  Institute of Electronics and Computer Science for 4 years, starting from 1 May 2015.

Congratulations!




On April 24

In 39th Latvian student scientific conference (in Engineering section) Agenskalns State Gymnasium student Kristofers Māris Gretāns (grade 11) will present his scientific research work "Thermal radiation use in control processes", which is developed in Institute. Research supervisor was researcher Kaspars Ozols. Exhibition of the Engineering Section will take place at RTU, Kaļķu Street 1 (room 301) on April 24 from 18.00 till 16.15. More info here.



On April 23

Tomorrow, April 24, at 10:00 in  auditorium A - electronics engineer Armands Ancāns will tell you about the specifics and the necessary tools for creation of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), based on his view and tested module Tiwi-UB1. All are welcome!


On April 20 - 23

Researchers Kaspars Ozols, Kaspars Sudars, Gatis Šūpols and assistant Roberts Kadiķis participate in the international conference "The Microwave and Radio Electronics Week 2015" - MAREW2015 at Paradubice (Czech Republic).

MAREW2015 is organized by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, University of Pardubice in cooperation with Czech and Slovak technical universities. The purpose of the conference is to create a discussion forum for researchers, academics, people in industry, and students who are interested in the latest development in the area of electronics, signal processing and applications, information technologies, microwave techniques and related disciplines. http://www.marew.cz/


On April 16

Leo Seļāvo, Ata Hermaņa and Emil Syundyukov participation in the international conference „Information processing in Sensor Networks” IPSN 2015 at Seattle (USA), which occurs within the framework of five world-class conferences event Week 2015 CSP.

EDI representatives participated in the conference in a number of demo sessions and localization challenge "Microsoft Indoor localization Competition".



On April 15

On April 9 occurred "ResearchSlam» second selection round in category II, in which five students from Latvian universities competed for feedback from audience as well as jury commission. Highest number of votes from audience got IECS researcher Atis Hermanis (RTU student). With the results of the selection round, as well as photo and video materials can find in the competition website: http://researchslam.lv/en/



On April 14- 15


Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols from April 14-15 is participating in the international event "ECSEL Consortium Building Event" in Brussels, Belgium. During the event new international contacts are established and EDI research results are disseminated.



On April 14 - 18

Researcher Mihails Pudžs and researcher Oļegs Ņikišins participate in the conference "2015 International Conference on Information Processing and Control Engineering" (ICIPCE 2015) in Moscow and give a presentations "Diameter Silicon Rod Control for Growth" and "Face recognition system on Raspberry Pi" .


On April 14

Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols on April 14 is participating in the international event "Scientific Committee Workshop on Smart Cities" in Brussels, Belgium. During the event new international contacts are established and EDI research results are disseminated.


On April 11 - 18

Researcher Atis Hermanis, programmer Emil Syundyukov and lead researcher Leo Seļavo participate in the International Conference "Information Processing in Sensor Networks" IPSN 2015, within the framework of CSP Week 2015 in Seattle (USA) in order to represent the Institute in demo session and demonstrate the network prototype of human movement and posture parameter monitoring, present a prototype of knee rehabilitation device at conference exhibition, as well as to participate in Microsoft localization Indoor Competition.


On April 10

On Friday, April 10, in EDI occurs members' meeting of Association of Research Institutes and  Modris Greitāns is elected as a chairperson of the association.


On April 9

On Thursday, April 9, at. 18:30 in  Pacho music cafe bar (Mārstaļu Street 16, The Old Town) will take place «ResearchSlam» category II - second selection, where EDI researcher Atis Hermanis will come up with presentation ''Not smartphone, not smartwatch, but smart textile''. All are welcome to support!

«ResearchSlam» is a competition that already 4 years defy Latvian university students and PhD students to tell the public about they scientific research in  simple way. Contest “ResearchSlam 2015” will take place in two categories in order to partition researches in social sciences from natural sciences. In all rounds contestants must perform their presentation in 10 minutes time. Speeches can be a song, experiment, story, sketch, dance or any other chosen way. Presentation will be evaluated by jury and audience. The best master’s and doctoral student from each category will participate in final competition. http://researchslam.lv/en/


On April 8

Scientific assistant Roberts Kadiķis is participating in the 11th international young scientist conference "Developments in Optics and Communications". Roberts contributes a talk "Method for registration of multispectral skin images".


March 29 - April 02

Researcher Juris Sinica - Sinavskis attend conference " Join Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE)" in Lausanne, Switzerland, to develop international contacts and create cooperation in new projects, engage in discussions on topical scientific issues and promote the Institute's scientific achievements.


On March 26

Within the framework of e-Skills Week, about 30 secondary school students visited Institute. The students were introduced to the researcher profession of Electronics and Computer Science fields, laboratory facilities and the museum; they got introduced with the latest achievements of the Institute, as well as a practical work in electronics and computer science.



On March 25

Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols is participating in Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry Association general meeting and presenting opportunities for cooperation with Institute of Electronics and Computer Science.


On March 25

Member of EDI Scientific Council researcher Krisjanis Nesenbergs participates in the international practical conference of global competitiveness of Baltic Sea Region. It aim is to compare the national smart specialization strategies and analyze the positive and disincentives factors for cross-border science and innovation development in context of collaboration of scientific institutions, companies, scientists and entrepreneurs in in the Baltic States and the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.



March 25 -26

Signal processing laboratory researcher Rihards Fuksis participating in the international event "H2020 Secure Societies Information Day" in Brussels, Belgium. During the event new international contacts are established and EDI research results are presented. During the event a presentation on project proposal idea of new biometric parameter usage for border control is presented. The goal is to find new international partners for preparation of Horizon 2020 project proposal.


On March 21-30

Director - lead researcher Modris Greitāns and researcher Atis Herman participates in the international conference "The 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems" - IEEE ISISS'2015 in Hawaii, USA, where they presents the article "Shape sensing based on acceleration and magnetic sensor system" participate in discussions and make a new international cooperation contacts.



On March 19

Signal processing laboratory researcher Kaspars Ozols met with "Cloudnet" founder and cloud computing expert Neil McEvoy from Canada. During the meeting different aspects of security as well as current challenges and future perspectives were discussed.


On March 16 - 20

Signal processing laboratory scientific assistant Roberts Kadiķis is participating in the GPU Technology Conference. Emphasis of this years conference is the use of the graphical processing units for the deep learning.


On March 16-10

IECS lead researcher Leo Seļāvo participated in the meeting „European Summit on Innovation for Active and healthy Ageing”, Brussels, Belgium, with the goal of evaluating the opportunities for research and funding in this field, as well as meeting new potential partners for cooperation in research projects.



On March 09


On March 09 was held projekct "IKSA-CENTRS" working conference and it take place at IMCS UL.  The project partners, the supervisory board, Ministry of Education, the State Education Development Agency, media representatives and decision-makers where introduced with the project progress. EDI researcher K.Nesenbergs presented a video about  the development of EDI in the context of science infrastructure modernization.


On March 9-11

Signal processing laboratory senior researcher Modris Greitans and researcher Kaspars Ozols from March 9 to 11 are participating in the international event "The Co-Summit 2015: Smart Industry: impact of software innovation" in Berlin, Germany. During the event new international contacts are established and EDI research results are disseminated.



On March 5

Cyber-Physical Systems laboratory researcher Artis Mednis participate in the open session of Council of Promotion of Art Academia of Latvia as one of reviewers of Raitis Smits doctoral thesis "New media art. Preservation and representation problematics" (http://lma.lv/index.php?parent=4523).


March 03

The director and researcher from the Signal processing laboratory Modris Greitans will participate in the ICT COST Action IC1106 “Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age” program management meeting and in the International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics „IWBF 2015”, Gjovik (Norway)


February 25

On Friday - February 27 and Sunday - February 28 at exhibition "School 2015" RTU graduates and EDI employees - researchers Atis Herman, Teodors Eglitis and Rinalds Ruskuls as well as scientific assistant Richards Cacurs in RTU stand will introduce visitors with the monitoring system prototype "SmartWear '(it can prevent the risk of scoliosis because of its ability to teach the user to hold the back right, doctor defined state) as well as palm biometric system Palm, which is able to recognize people by the hand ribbing and blood vessels.




February 10 -23

On February 13 and 20 the sessions of Computer Science and Information Technology of University of Latvia 73rd conference were held. The participants had a possibility listen to more then 20 presentations about quantum algorithms, beginnings of graphical Web design in Latvia, analysis of IT security incidents, development of high definition display wall and other theoretical and practical topics. Institute of Electronics and Computer Science was represented with two presentations:
L. Selavo, I. Drikis, R. Balass - "Indoor localization using digitally steerable antennas"
A. Mednis, J. Judvaitis, R. Ruskuls - "Development of heterogeneous wireless communication testbed"


February 13

At 10:00 in EDI auditory "A" will be held VPP project No.4 "GUDPILS" seminar.

On the agenda:
1. "Application of artificial neural networks for improving the security of Smart cities" K.Sudars
2. “Mathematical Aspects of artificial neural networks", V.Plociņš

Everyone interested is invited.


February 12. -13.


EDI director and lead researcher Modris Greitāns and researcher Kaspars Ozols participate in conference Smart Specialization Strategy:  New Approaches for Partnerships among Education, Research and Industry in Regions within the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Conference will be focused on the implementation of National/Regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation.

More about conference: http://www.ris3riga2015.lv/about/


February 11


In LR1 broadcasts Monopols (Monopoly) Ingus Ulmanis interviewed EDI leading researcher Leo Selavo. The conversation ran around computers and their capabilities, emotions, music, childhood, fiction and dreams.
Interviews recording is available here:
http://lr1.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/monopols/latvijas-universitates-datorikas-fakultates-profesors-leo-selavo.a48183/



Foto: foto.lu.lv/Toms Grīnbergs


February 11


In LR1 broadcast Zināmais nezināmajā (Known in unknown) at 10:07 Interview with the director of EDI, a leading researcher Modris Greitāns about the monitoring system prototype "SmartWear" that would prevent the risk of scoliosis because of its ability to teach the user to hold the back right, by defined medical condition. Interviews recording is available here: http://lr1.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/zinamais-nezinamaja/muguras-veseliba-un-stajas-problemas.a48109/

Foto: flickr.com


February 02 - 05

IECS director and lead researcher Modris Greitans and researcher Kaspars Ozols attend project DEWI third meeting "DEWI F2F meeting" in Madrid, Spain. More about the project DEWI


January 21 - 22

Signal processing laboratory senior researcher Modris Greitans and researcher Kaspars Ozols from January 21 to 22 are participating in the international event "ARTEMIS Brokerage Event 2015" in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

During the event new international contacts are established and EDI research results are disseminated.


January 05

On January the 1th the Institute has started the project "Increasing International Significance of Institute of Electronics and Computer science" as the implementation of the second phase of  2.1.1.2. activity project "Support for international cooperation projects in science and technology".