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Multimedia Systems Department
Gdańsk University of Technology
Gold and Silver Awards of the AES Student Design Competition in Rome
On 4 - 7 May in Rome the 134th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society took place. Student Design Competition attracted among many others two projects, affiliated in the Multimedia Systems Department. The authors of the projects were Michal Lech - a Ph.D. student of the Multimedia Systems Department, and Piotr Klinke & Paweł Trella - students of the Sound and Vision Engineering specialization. In the graduate category, the Gesture-controlled Sound Mixing System, developed in the scope of the Ph.D. thesis, was presented by Michal Lech. In the undergraduate category - students Piotr Klinke and Paweł Trella presented their system for Virtual Spatial Sound Reproduction on Mobile Device's Earphones. The both systems were highly graded by the jury of the Convention. The Gesture-controlled Sound Mixing System was distinguished by the Gold Award and the Virtual Spatial Sound Reproduction system was presented the Silver Award.
Best paper award received in the NTAV/IEEE SPA 2012 conference
Mr. Pawel Spaleniak received a Best paper award in the contest for young scientists for the paper entitled: Automatic analysis system of TV commercial emission level during the NTAV/SPA 2012 conference which took place in Lodz, 26-29 September 2012. The contest was organized by the Foundation for Supporting the Development of Radio Communications and Multimedia Techniques.
Prof. Bożena Kostek is the new Editor of the Journal of the Audio Enginnering Society
Starting form November 2011 prof. Bożena Kostek, who acts currently as Governor of the AES has begun her duties of the Editor of the Journal of the Audio Enginnering Society. She is a Fellow of AES. In the past she served as the Vice-President of the AES twice and as a Governor of the Society (she holds that function for the second time, now). Previously, she edited the "Archives of Acoustics" journal issued by the Polish Academy of Sciences.
(see attached JAES page scans - "From the Editor").
Three nominations and the Gold Medal of the Poznan International Fair for Multimedia Systems Department
During the Innovations-Technologies-Machines 2011 fair, Multimedia Systems Department presented four inventions: Passive Acoustic Radar, Virtual Whiteboard, Internet system for the reconstruction of archival sound recordings and System supporting hearing process for children with central auditory processing disorders. The first solution - the Passive Radar - was awarded by the jury with the Gold Medal of the Poznan International Fair.
Furthermore, two other innovations: the Virtual Whiteboard and the System for the reconstruction of recording were nominated were nominated to the Gold Medal award.
Only 26 products presented at the fair were awarded this year.
Award at the Concours Lepine
A new system developed in the GUT Multimedia System Department was awarded in the Concours Lepine competition. The "Internet system for the reconstruction of archival sound recordings" received the bronze medal.
The Concours Lepine is a part of the Foire de Paris - one of the greatest industrial exhibitions in Europe. This year, the competition was held from 28 April to 08 May. More than 500 innovations were presented during the exhibition.
Awards at the Brussels Innova 2010 Fairs
The gaze-tracking system "Cyber-eye" and the Moving camera control system for intelligent monitoring have been awarded by the jury during the 59-th International Exhibition of Inventions, Research and New Technologies BRUSSELS INNOVA 2010. The first solution developed at the Multimedia Systems Department was awarded with the Silver Medal, the second one with the Gold Medal. Moreover, the "Cyber-Eye" was awarded with diploma of the Romanian Minister of Education and Science.
Award of Minister of Science and Higher Education
Prof. Henryk Krawczyk, Rector of Gdansk University of Technology, sent a congratulations letter to Multimedia Systems Department, for receiving an award of Minister of Science and Higher Education. The award was received for development and implementation of novel technologies of multimodal interfaces.
Perch hanging ceremony in GS&TP
Perch hanging ceremony was organised in the new premises being built at the Gdansk Science and Technology Park on 2010, October 22nd. Many reprentants of authority, local government as well as science and industry participated in this event. The photo presents Mr. President of the European Parliament, Prof. Jerzy Buzek talking to Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski.
Gold Medal of the Poznan International Fair for the Intelligent Monitoring System
During the Poznan International Fair 2010, Multimedia Systems Department presented the Intelligent Monitoring System on the Science for the Economy exhibition. The system was awarded with the Gold Medal of PIF. Only 18 products were awarded this year, including two solutions developed at Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronic, Telecomunication and Informatics.
Prof. Bożena Kostek awarded
Prof. Bozena Kostek has been awarded Fellowship of the Audio Engineering Society during the opening ceremony of the 128th AES Convention being held on May 22-25 in London. The citation for Prof. Kostek's Fellowship award reads as follows: "In recognition of your outstanding contributions to the field of audio".
Department inventions appreciated at the international invention exhibition in Paris
The Foire de Paris - a great industrial exhibition - was held in Paris from 28 April to 9 May. During the exhibition, the Concours Lepine competition was organized to award best of the exhibited inventions. Multimedia Systems Department presented two multimodal interfaces. The gold medal was adjudged for the System for testing and therapy binocular vision and the bronze medal for the "Virtual Touchpad" that allows computer control by palm gestures.
The Concours Lepine is a part of the Foire de Paris - one of the greatest industrial exhibitions in Europe. This year, the competition was held from 28 April to 10 May. More than 570 innovations were presented during the exhibition.
Award for Prof. B. Kostek
Prof. Bozena Kostek was honored with the Best paper award for her cooauthored (B. Kunka) paper entitled Application of Gaze Tracking Technology to Quality of Experience Domain at IEEE MCSS'2010 (IEEE Multimedia Communications, Services and Security) conference that was held on May 6-7 in Krakow, PL.
Awards of Ministry of Science and Higher Education
The Multimedia Systems Department was awarded with 4 diplomas of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The ceremony was held on 8th March 2010 in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The three diplomas were presented for the projects distinguished at various international trade fairs and exhibitions of inventions:
- Computer Aroma Interface;
- Gesture-based Computer Control System;
- Multimodal Interface to Control a Computer Using Gestures of the Lips and Tongue
The fourth diploma was for the particular activity in the promotion of inventions abroad.
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