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Gang Wang wins Image Denoising Competition

Denoising Competion Certificate On October 30, 2016, Gang Wang was announced winner of the IDS2016 Competition on Image Denoising at the Second International Conference on Intelligent Decision Science, held in Dubai, United Arabic Emirates. The work was a cooperation between the research unit KERMIT and the research unit GIARA of the University of Pamplona. Their entry to the competition was based on the contribution “Blob noise reduction using unilateral second order Gaussian kernels and the non-local means algorithm” (G. Wang, C. Lopez-Molina and B. De Baets).

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 last updated Sun 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Joris Van den Bossche

On September 27, 2016, Joris Van den Bossche successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Towards high spatial resolution air quality mapping: a methodology to assess street-level exposure based on mobile monitoring" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences. The research was a result of a collaboration between KERMIT and VITO.

 last updated Tue 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00  
KERMIT in the news

The research of Arthur Depicker, former master student of KERMIT, has made it into several national newspapers (De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad and Het Belang Van Limburg) and the news bulletin of the regional Antwerp broadcaster ATV and Radio 2. The work concerns the compilation of the first wildfire risk map for Belgium on the basis of environmental and historical wildfire data.

De Standaard, September 21, 2016

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160920_02477994

Het Nieuwsblad, September 21, 2016

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20160920_02478304

Het Belang Van Limburg, September 21, 2016

http://www.hbvl.be/cnt/dmf20160920_02478197/risico-op-bosbrand-is-nergens-groter-dan-in-limburg

ATV, News bulletin, September 20, 2016

http://rtv.auxipress.be/ExternalVideo/Alert?id=0xl5aOY4cWY%3D&lang=nl

Radio 2, Regional news 16:30, September 20, 2016

http://outpost.vrt.be/privemp3/3371707.htm

Radio 2, Evening news 17:30, September 20, 2016

http://outpost.vrt.be/privemp3/3371708.htm

Schamper, October 10, 2016

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 last updated Tue 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00  
Ron Cockcroft Award for Guillermo Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun

Ron Cockcroft Award On May 16, 2016, Guillermo Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun was awarded the Ron Cockcroft Award to present his paper entitled "Studying fungal growth using automated image analysis and computer simulations" (G. Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun, J.M. Baetens, J. Van den Bulcke, B. De Baets) at the 47th International Research Group on Wood Protection Congress held in Lisbon, Portugal.

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 last updated Mon 16 May 2016 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Arne De Coninck
On January 29, 2016, Arne De Coninck successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "High-performance computing for large-scale genomic prediction" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences. The research was a result of the collaboration of the research units IBCN (Prof. Jan Fostier) and KERMIT (Prof. Bernard De Baets), within the Nucleotides to Networks project.
 last updated Fri 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Azzedine Kheniche
On January 19, 2016, Azzedine Kheniche successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Compatibility of fuzzy relations" at the Université Mohamed Boudiaf in M'Sila, Algeria. He was awarded the title of Doctor of Science in Mathematics, option Discrete Mathematics. The work was a result of the ongoing cooperation between KERMIT and the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the University of M'Sila.
 last updated Tue 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00  
KERMIT in De Morgen
The research of Joris Van den Bossche, joint PhD student of KERMIT and VITO, has made it into the national newspaper De Morgen. The work concerns an opportunistic mobile monitoring approach to map exposure to urban air pollution, here implemented in Antwerp with the help of city wardens.

De Morgen, September 3, 2015

http://www.demorgen.be/wetenschap/zo-slecht-is-de-luchtkwaliteit-in-uw-straat-in-antwerpen-a2443855/
 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
Best PhD Thesis Award for Tarad Jwaid
On July 2, 2015, Tarad Jwaid received the 2014 EUSFLAT Best PhD Thesis Award for his thesis "Semilinear and semiquadratic conjunctive aggregation functions" supervised by B. De Baets and H. De Meyer. The ceremony took place at the joint 16th World Congress of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) and the 9th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) in Gijón, Asturias (Spain).

EUSFLAT 2014 Award

 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
Best Student Paper Award Nominations for Laura De Miguel and Raúl Pérez-Fernández
Two out three best student paper award nominations at the joint 16th World Congress of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) and the 9th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) in Gijón, Asturias (Spain) went to (affiliated) KERMIT PhD students:

• Laura De Miguel for her contribution "Construction of admissible linear orders for pairs of intervals" (L. de Miguel, H. Bustince, E. Induráin, A. Kolesárová, R. Mesiar and B. De Baets);

• Raúl Pérez-Fernández for his contribution "Adding a feasibility constraint to a ranking rule under monotonicity and completeness constraints" (R. Pérez-Fernández, P. Alonso, I. Díaz, M. Rademaker and B. De Baets).

EUSFLAT Award EUSFLAT Award

 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
KERMIT in the Brazilian news
The paper

J. Machicao, J.M. Baetens, A.G. Marco, B. De Baets and O. Martinez Bruno, A dynamical systems approach to the discrimination of the modes of operation of cryptographic systems, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 29 (2015), 102-115.

resulting from our collaboration with the Scientific Computing Group of Prof. Odemir Martinez Bruno (São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil), has been picked up by various Brazilian new sites:

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Inovação tecnológica

Agência USP de Notícias
 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
Five most recent KERMIT publications in Web of Science
(405) M.T. Pham, H. Vernieuwe, B. De Baets and N.E.C. Verhoest, Stochastic simulation of precipitation-consistent daily reference evapotranspiration using vine copulas, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 30 (2016), 2197-2214.

(404) B. Nguyen, C. Morell and B. De Baets, Large-scale distance metric learning for k-nearest neighbours regression, Neurocomputing 214 (2016), 805-814.

(403) S. Van Nieuland, J.M. Baetens and B. De Baets, Spatially explicit modelling of the Belgian major endurance event `The 100 km Dodentocht', PLoS ONE 11 (2016), e0164981.

(402) Z. Ladin, V. d’Amico, J.M. Baetens, R.R. Roth and W.G. Shriver, Long-term dynamics in local host-parasite interactions linked to regional population trends, Ecosphere 7 (2016), e01420.

(401) T. Jwaid, B. De Baets and H. De Meyer, Focal copulas: a common framework for various classes of semilinear copulas, Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics 13 (2016), 2911-2934.

 last updated Tue 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00  
Doctoral Degree for Giulia Gonnelli
On September 4, 2015, Giulia Gonnelli successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis "On the assessment of the reliability of peptide-to-spectrum matches in Mass-Spectrometry-based proteomics" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Biomedical Sciences. The research was a result of the collaboration of the research units CompOmics (Prof. Lennart Martens) and KERMIT (Prof. Bernard De Baets), within the Nucleotides to Networks project.
 last updated Fri 4 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
Doctoral Degree for Damiano Oldoni
On January 12, 2015, Damiano Oldoni successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Computational modelling for soundscape analysis inspired by human auditory perception and its application in monitoring networks" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Engineering Physics.
 last updated Mon 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Michaël Vyverman
On December 5, 2014, Michaël Vyverman successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "ALFALFA: fast and accurate mapping of long next generation sequencing reads" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Computer Science.
 last updated Fri 5 Dec 2014 00:00:00  
Mission Statement
KERMIT (acronym for Knowledge Extraction, Representation and Management by means of Intelligent Techniques) is a young interdisciplinary team of mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists initiated by Bernard De Baets in 2000. KERMIT is a partner of the iKnow consortium.

KERMIT draws upon intelligent techniques resulting from the cross-fertilization between the fields of computational intelligence and operations research. The main focus is on mathematical and computational aspects of relational structures as knowledge instruments, with emphasis on the fields of fuzzy set theory and machine learning. Particular attention goes to the modelling of imprecision and uncertainty.

KERMIT serves as an attraction pole for applications in the applied biological sciences, and serves colleagues in hydrology, ecology, bacterial taxonomy, genome analysis, integrated water management, geographical information systems, forest management, metabolic engineering, soil science, bioinformatics, plant systems biology, etc.
 last updated Wed 14 Mar 2007 14:00:00