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2 Feb 2016 - Yakup Kilic receives PhD on Wireless Localisation and Tracking Location-awareness is fast becoming an essential feature in many application areas. Yakup Kilic received his PhD at the Telecommunication Engineering group at the EWI Faculty on 21 January for his research on wireless localization and tracking. More information (EEMCS news, January 26, 2016) 2 Feb 2016 - In memoriam: Sjoerd van Tongeren (IGS director)  On Tuesday 2 February we received the sad news that our colleague Sjoerd van Tongeren, Executive Director of the IGS research institute, has passed away. His death came completely unexpectedly at the age of 50.
2 Feb 2016 - Prof. Vanessa Evers' Workshop on Social Robots at the World Economic Forum received much attention At the recent Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, prof. Vanessa Evers held a workshop on Social Robots. She was one of the few Dutch researchers among the 2500 participants. During 300 sessions, government leaders, scientists, heads of state, CEO's of big companies, and journalists discuss the developments within science, economy and world politics. Theme of this year is "The fourth industrial revolution". 27 Jan 2016 - Large H2020 ICT Call Currently, the Call for Proposals for a large ICT Call is open. Closing date is: 12 April 2016. There are many different topics: 26 Jan 2016 - The Self-driving Car The Self-driving Car is coming! Many car manufacturers design their own version. Marieke Martens (Centre for Transport Studies) recently was interviewed by "De Kennis van Nu extra: hoe leer je een auto moraliteit?" or "How to learn a car morality" (video in Dutch, Source: YouTube, NPO "De Kennis van Nu extra"). 22 Jan 2016 - Expo in DesignLab: From Prototype to Society Robot therapy for children with autism, a fully autonomous street cleaning system and an innovative plan for sharing electric cars. These are just a few examples of the student projects on display in the Classroom of the Future (DesignLab) on the UT campus on 21 January.
21 Jan 2016 - New reconstruction method improves facial recognition for forensic purposes Researchers of the Services, Cybersecurity and Safety department of the University of Twente have invented an improved reconstruction method for facial recognition based on camera images. This method yields a better score in ninety percent of the examined cases, and helps forensic investigators with their daily work. The researchers recently published their results in the academic journal IET Biometrics.  20 Jan 2016 - Biopsy robot combines MRI and ultrasound Researchers at the University of Twente are working on a biopsy robot that combines the best features of MRI and ultrasound, aiming to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and muscle diseases.