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Joint doctoral degree for Raúl Pérez-Fernández

PhD Raúl Pérez-Fernández On May 12, 2017, Raúl Pérez-Fernández successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis (cum laude) "Monotonicity-based consensus states for the monometric rationalization of ranking rules with application in decision making" at the Polytechnic School of Engineering of the University of Oviedo, Spain, and was awarded the joint degree of Doctor of Mathematics and Statistics (University of Oviedo) and Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences (Ghent University). The thesis was supervised by Bernard De Baets (KERMIT, Ghent University) and Irene Díaz and Susana Montes (University of Oviedo). This achievement represents a milestone in the longstanding cooperation between KERMIT and the University of Oviedo.

 last updated Fri 12 May 2017 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Michiel Stock

PhD Michiel Stock On April 21, 2017, Michiel Stock successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Exact and efficient algorithms for pairwise learning" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences.

 last updated Fri 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Guillermo Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun

On February 10, 2017, Guillermo Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Fungal growth modelling and assessment: towards a three-dimensional spatially explicit fungal growth model" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences. The research was a result of a collaboration between KERMIT and Woodlab.

 last updated Fri 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Yuanyuan Liu

On December 19, 2016, Yuanyuan Liu successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis "Research on fuzzy QFD by taking the compensation mechanism among customer requirements into account" at the University of Shanghai. The work was a result of the ongoing cooperation between KERMIT and the School of Management of Shanghai University.

 last updated Mon 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00  
Gold medal for student entry at the iGEM competition in Boston

IGEM AWARDS In the fall of 2016, students of the master of bioinformatics participated in the prestigious international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston. They presented the Dewpal project, a water collector that combines 3D printing, materials science and biotechnology. KERMIT members Michiel Stock (teaching assistant) and Bram De Jaegher (former bachelor and master thesis student) joined. They were responsible for designing the 3D structure and measuring the amount of water collected.

In November the project was presented at the annual iGEM Jamboree. The Dewpal was well received and was awarded with a gold medal and ended in second place for the measurement award. A movie (dutch) explaining the project in layman terms can be found here:

https://vimeo.com/188109128

Interview with Michiel Stock in The Word Magazine

 last updated Mon 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00  
Former Master student nominated for ie-net prizes 2016

IENET AWARDS The MSc dissertation of Bram De Jaegher, entitled "Spatio-temporal modelling of filter cake formation in filtration processes", supervised by Wouter Naessens, Jan Baetens and Ingmar Nopens, has been nominated for the ie-net prizes awarded annually by ie-net VZW. Bram made it to the shortlist of nominees together with 44 other recently graduated bioscience, industrial and civil engineers. The nominees presented a poster on their research to a broad audience on November 17, 2016.

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 last updated Thu 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00  
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:

GameVicio

Inovação tecnológica

Agência USP de Notícias
 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
Five most recent KERMIT publications in Web of Science
(429) D. Alonso, J.M. Baetens, R. Cardenas and B. De Baets, Modelling the effect of ultraviolet radiation on the photosynthetic potential of Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus cyanobacteria, Aquatic Microbial Ecology 79 (2017), 149-164.

(428) C. Papagiannopoulou, D.G. Miralles, S. Decubber, M. Demuzere, N.E.C. Verhoest, W.A. Dorigo and W. Waegeman, A non-linear Granger causality framework to investigate climate-vegetation dynamics, Geoscientific Model Development 10 (2017), 1945-1960.

(427) G. Van Peer, A. De Paepe, M. Stock, J. Anckaert, P-J. Volders, J. Vandesompele, B. De Baets and W. Waegeman, miSTAR: miRNA target prediction through modeling quantitative and qualitative miRNA binding site information in a stacked model structure, Nucleic Acids Research 45 (2017), e51.

(426) N. Rosa da Silva, M. De Ridder, J.M. Baetens, J. Van den Bulcke, M. Rousseau, O. Martinez Bruno, H. Beeckman, J. Van Acker and B. De Baets, Automated classification of wood transverse cross-section micro-imagery from 77 commercial Central-African timber species, Annals of Forest Science 74 (2017), 30.

(425) M. Stock, T. Poisot, W. Waegeman and B. De Baets, Linear filtering reveals false negatives in species interaction data, Scientific Reports 7 (2017), 45908.

 last updated Tue 23 May 2017 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  
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