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First Prize of Prime Minister of Poland for prof. Czyżewski and team

A ceremony was held on 9. February 2015 at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister during which Prime Minister’s awards for unique scientific and artistic achievements were presented. A team led by prof. Andrew Czyzewski has been awarded with the First Prize for their achievements in the scientific and technical area. The awarded team members are also prof. Bożena Kostek, Bartosz Kunka, Agnieszka Kwiatkowska, Piotr Odya and Rafał Rybacki.

16.02.2015

Award for M. Lech

M. Lech Award On 26th September 2014, during the faculty inauguration ceremony of the academic year 2014/2015, Michał Lech - Assistant Professor at the Multimedia Systems Department - received an award for Young Workers of Science for his achievements in year 2013.

26.09.2014

First Prize of Prime Minister of Poland for prof. Czyżewski and team

Team lead by prof. Andrzej Czyżewski of Gdansk University of Technology, faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, received the First Prize of Prime Minister of Poland for their achievements in the scientific and technical area in 2013. The awarded team consists of prof. Bożena Kostek, Bartosz Kunka, Agnieszka Kwiatkowska, Piotr Odya and Rafał Rybacki.

1.08.2014

Award for M. Lech

M. Lech Award Michał Lech, Ph.D. of the Multimedia Systems Department, was awarded with 3rd place in the competition for the best Ph.D. dissertation in radio communication and multimedia techniques domain, organised by The Foundation of Supporting Development of Radio Communication and Multimedia Techniques. The 12th edition of the competition covered dissertations awarded by the Faculty Council between 1st January 2013 and 21 February 2014. The subject of the dissertation was Developing the method and algorithms for controlling sound mixing processes by hand gestures using video image analysis.

27.06.2014

M. Lech awarded

Michał Lech, Ph.D. of the Department, obtained an honourable mention award in the competition of the Polish Artificial Intelligence Society for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Artificial Intelligence in 2013. The subject of the dissertation was developing the method and algorithms for controlling sound mixing processes by hand gestures using video image analysis.

14.05.2014

INNODOKTORANT scholarship for MSD PhD candidate

INNODOKTORANT PhD candidate of Multimedia Systems Department, Kuba Łopatka, was awarded in the 6th edition of the InnoDoktorant scholarship contest organized by the pomorskie voivodeship. The scholarship was awarded for the work on the thesis Adaptive system for recognition of sounds indicating threats to security of people and property employing parallel processing of audio data streams supervised by prof. Andrzej Czyżewski. During the official ceremony, which took place on March 14th in Gdańsk Science and Technology Park, the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk presented the sholarships to 55 laureates from the universities of the region.
(Photo: Grzegorz Mehring / UMWP archive)

24.03.2014

Awards of Ministry of Science and Higher Education for prominent achievements in the field of innovations in the year 2013 for MSD

The Multimedia Systems Department was awarded with 3 diplomas of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and special award for the particular activity and prominent achievements in field of innovations abroad. The ceremony was held on 10th February 2014 in the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. The three diplomas were granted for the projects distinguished at various international trade fairs and exhibitions of inventions:

  • Cyber Eye system including software for analyzing the state of consciousness of patients in unresponsive wakefulness syndrome developed in the Typoseries of multimodal interfaces project, awarded with Gold Medal with Mention on 62nd world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies BRUSSELS INNOVA.
  • Movie player with improved dialogue intelligibility - from MODALITY project, awarded with Gold Medal on 62nd world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies BRUSSELS INNOVA and Bronze Medal on International Warsaw Invention Show 2013.
  • Smart radio-controlled camera elaborated in the COPCAMS project, awarded with Silver Medal on 62nd world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies BRUSSELS INNOVA and Silver Medal on International Warsaw Invention Show 2013.

21.02.2014

Medals for Multimedia Systems Department at BRUSSELS INNOVA 2013 exhibition

The world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies took place in Brussels from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16. The Eureka contest was held at the exhibition, to which over 230 inventions from 20 countries were signed up. Multimedia Systems Department presented 3 innovations:

  • Cyber Eye system including software for analyzing the state of consciousness of patients in unresponsive wakefulness syndrome developed in the Typoseries of multimodal interfaces project,
  • Movie player with improved dialogue intelligibility - from MODALITY project,
  • Smart radio-controlled camera elaborated in the COPCAMS project.

The international jury awarded the inventions with a gold medal with mention, gold medal and silver medal respectively. Additionally, the Cyber Eye system received a special prize form the Technopol-Moscow institute. The polish researchers were also invited to the embassy of the Republic of Poland and greeted by the Polish ambassador in Belgium.

18.11.2013

Prof. Bożena Kostek awarded

Prof. Bozena Kostek has been awarded Citation of the Audio Engineering Society during the opening ceremony of the 135th AES Convention being held on October 17-20 in New York. The citation for Prof. Kostek's Award reads as follows: "For her outstanding efforts as Editor to improve the quality, responsiveness and impact of the AES Journal".

5.11.2013

Silver and bronze medal for MSD at IWIS invention show

From 8th to 10th October 2013, the Multimedia System Department exhibited at the 7th International Warsaw Invention Show IWIS 2013. The presented iventions were: Smart radio controlled camera (J. Cichowski, A. Czyżewski) and Movie player with dialogue intelligibility enhancement (K. Łopatka, A. Czyżewski). The jury awarded the former with a silver medal and the latter - with a bronze medal. In general, more than 120 inventions from over 20 countries were presented at the exhibition.

11.10.2013

Two Gold Medals of Poznań International Fair for Multimedia Systems Department

On 3-7 June in Poznań International Fair (PIF) the exhibition named INNOVATIONS-TECHNOLOGIES-MACHINES took place. Interdisciplinary character of the exhibition attracted almost 1000 exhibitors and companies from 30 various countries from all over the world. The importance of the ITM 2013 was highlighted by a visit of Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski. During the Poznan International Fair 2013, Multimedia Systems Department presented the Auditory-Visual Attention Stimulator developed in the project "Elaboration of a series of multimodal interfaces and their implementation to educational, medical, security and industrial applications" and the Visual Stream Anonymizer developed within projects realized in the Department which are related to developing security&safety technology. The systems were awarded with the Gold Medals of PIF. Only nine products were awarded this year, including two solutions developed at the Multimedia Systems Department.

6.06.2013

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 and 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.

13.05.2013

Best paper award received in the NTAV/IEEE SPA 2012 conference

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.

2.10.2012

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").

16.01.2012

Three nominations and the Gold Medal of the Poznan International Fair for Multimedia Systems Department

The Gold Medal 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.

15.06.2011

Award at the Concours Lepine

Lepine 2011 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.

17.05.2011

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.

25.11.2010

Award of Minister of Science and Higher Education

Congratulations letter from TUG Rector, prof. Krawczyk

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.

28.10.2010

Perch hanging ceremony in GS&TP

Mr. President of the European Parliament, Prof. Jerzy Buzek talking to Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski 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.

25.10.2010

Award for Prof. A. Czyżewski

Award for Prof. A. Czyżewski Prof. A. Czyżewski received the Man of the Year 2009 in Science Award.

1.07.2010

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.

10.06.2010

Prof. Bożena Kostek awarded

AwardProf. 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".

26.05.2010

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.

11.05.2010

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.

10.05.2010

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.

9.03.2010

Safety and equity as a policy of European Union

Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski and Prof. Jerzy Buzek at the conference in Owinska Prof. Czyzewski together with his co-workers presented developed multimodal interfaces for impaired people at the conference Safety and equity as a policy of European Union which was organised in the Owinska eye-sight impaired students care center (near Poznan). The new technological achievements were received very warmly by the audience. The President of the European Parliament, Prof. Jerzy Buzek who participated in the conference congratulated prof. Czyzewski and his team of researchers.

14.12.2009

Awards at Brussels Innova 2009 exhibition

On 18th-21th November 2009 in Brussels, the International Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technologies BRUSSELS INNOVA 2009 took place. Our Multimedia Systems Department presented two inventions: the Computer Aroma Interface and the Gesture-based Computer Control System. Both inventions were awarded with Gold Medals with Mention.

23.11.2009

European Innovation Award for Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski

The Cross of the European Order of Innovation was presented to Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski in Brussels on 20 November 2009, in the Saint-Josse-ten-Noode Brussels Town Hall for his achievements in developing innovative multimedia technologies.

23.11.2009

Prof. Bożena Kostek is a Vice President of the Audio Engineering Society

Prof. Bożena Kostek - Vice President of the AES

Prof. Bozena Kostek was nominated and then elected to two-year term (2009-2011) as Vice President of the Audio Engineering Society. She took this responsibility starting from October 23rd 2009.

27.10.2009

Piotr Szczuko awarded for his Ph.D. Thesis

Mr Piotr Szczuko, PhD, has obtained the Prize of Prime Minister for his PhD dissertation entitled Application of Fuzzy Rules in Computer Character Animation. The dissertation was advised by Bożena Kostek, Prof., D.Sc., Eng., and was conducted in the Multimedia Systems Department. Practical result of this work is an animation aiding system, that can be utilized in applications with animated characters, motion data compression, educational tools enforcing speech development, control of humanoid robots, or modern animated user interfaces. More details related to this work are available at: Animation Aiding System.

20.10.2009

Three nominations and the Gold Medal of the Poznan International Fair for Multimedia Systems Department

During the Poznan International Fair that took place on 16th-19th June 2009, and the exhibition Science for the Economy, Multimedia Systems Department was awarded with the Gold Medal of the PIF in the category transfering the results of scientific work to the practical economy. The project awarded with the Gold Medal was the multimetia computer interface called the Lip-mouse, and it will be implemented by the international firm Young Digital Planet, based in Gdansk.

19.06.2009

Multimodal interfaces awarded in the Concours Lepine competition

New multimodal interfaces developed in GUT Multimedia System Department were awarded in the Concours Lepine competition. The gold medal was adjudged for the "Lipmouse" multimodal interface and the silver medal for the special "Smart Pen" to be used for training in case of dysgraphia problems.
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 30 April to 10 May. More than 500 innovations were presented during the exhibition.

18.05.2009

EUROPOLTECH 2009

Multimedia System Department demonstrated its "Anti-Crime and Anti-Terrorism Distributed System Employing Multimedia and Teleinformation Technologies" on Europoltech Technology Fair (April 22-24, 2009). The system was awarded The SUPERNOWOCZESNY 2009 (SUPERMODERN) statue in a competition for the greatest technology advances.

The system utilizes new algorithms for analyzing events in the video stream acquired from monitoring cameras and microphones. It’s a new generation of monitoring system based on cost-effective and scalable infrastructure of node stations, ready to be installed in any point of city agglomeration. Though data fusion analysis it is determined which event is potentially dangerous in order to alert security services. A communication software enables an effective multimedia communication using handheld PDA devices. A GIS-based solution allows positioning any object tracked by the monitoring cameras on the city numerical maps.

SUPERNOWOCZESNY 2009 statue - award of Europoltech Technology Fair 2009 Diplomma of Europoltech Technology Fair 2009

24.04.2009

Award of Ministry of Science and Higher Education

The Multimedia Systems Department was awarded with the cup, 3 diplomas and a congratulation letter of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the projects distinguished at various international trade fairs and exhibitions of inventions. The ceremony was held on 9th March 2009 in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The prize-winner solutions were:

  • Multimedia Noise Monitoring System
  • Multimedia system of estimating noise impact on hearing using teleinformatic means
  • Mobile multimedia hearing and speech screening systems for PDA class devices.

The last project was developed in a co-operation with the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw.

11.03.2009

Gold Medal of the Polish Academy of Success for Prof. Andrzej Czyzewski

Gold Medal of the Polish Academy of Success On Saturday 24th Jan 2009, the ceremony of handing in honorary awards of the Oscars of Polish Business was held in the main assembly hall of the Royal Palace in Warsaw. Oscar laureates, ambassadors accredited in Poland, representatives of the Polish President and Prime Minister as well as special guests from cultural, scientific and economic communities, all took part in the celebrity. The honorary award of the "Oscar of Polish Business" was granted to Toomas Hendrik Ilves - President of Estonia. Gold Medals of the Polish Academy of Success went to professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz from the University of Science and Technology (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza Kraków) and to professor Andrzej Czyżewski from the Gdańsk University of Technology (Politechnika Gdańska) for their research accomplishments and exceptional dedication to the implementation of scientific research results in practice.

26.01.2009

PERFORM project seminar

On Friday 5th Dec 2008 a seminar concerning the Perform EU project was held in the Multimedia Systems Department, hosting a special guest - dr Jaroslaw Slawek - the chairman of the Polish Neurological Society (Section of the Extrapyramidal System Disorders).

During the seminar, the project's aims, partners involved, schedules, as well as the future PERFORM system architecture were presented. Additionally, the Multimedia Systems Department's tasks within the project were presented in details, including: the multimodal interfaces, recordings and classification of biomedical signals as well as intelligent processing of the biomedical signals.

The seminar started a discussion that will be continued within future collaboration activities.

12.12.2008

Award in the "Open Door" competition

On 26th November 2008 in The University of Warsaw Library, Piotr Odya, who works at the Multimedia Systems Department, received the diploma in the "Open Door" competition which was organized by National Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Fund. Piotr Odya was awarded for his Doctoral dissertation "Examination and application of auditory feedback loop modification methods".

30.11.2008

Young Researcher Award for Ph.D. student of the Department

Piotr Dalka, Ph.D. student of the Departament, was amongst the top 10 young researchers presented with Elsevier-Perspektywy Young Researcher Award. Piotr Dalka was awarded for the contactless human-computer inteface called the LipMouse which allows an user to work on a computer using movements and gestures made with their mouth only. The prize ceremony was held on 25th November in Novotel Centrum hotel in Warsaw.

26.11.2008

3rd place for a Ph.D. student of the Department in Marek Kwiek competition

On September 2008, 8-12, the 55th Open Seminar on Acoustics was held in Piechowice near Szklarska Poręba. The part of the Seminar is annually organised Marek Kwiek competition during which participants present results of their work in the acoustic domain. During this year's Competition, a Ph.D. student of the Department, Michal Lech, presented a system for correction of detuned singing for query-by-humming applications, for which he was awarded with the third place.

7.11.2008

Awards of the 4th Fair and Exhibition of Inventions Technicon 2008

Our team was granted medals for the invented and developed multimodal interfaces at the 4th Fair and Exhibition of Inventions in Gdansk on 2008, Oct. 21st-23rd. See the images of medals and a photo below.

27.10.2008

Award during 125th AES Convention

Award during 125th AES Convention From 2 till 5 October 2008 the 125th International Convention of Audio Engineering Society took place in San Francisco. One of Convention sessions was the Student Design Competition providing the final presentation of the best student projects from the digital signal processing domain. Competitors presented results of their work and answered detailed questions of a jury consisting of representatives of American industry enterprises. Łukasz Kosikowski Ph.D student from the Multimedia Systems Department of the Technical University of Gdansk was invited to the final part of the competition.
The name of the project was the Implementation of mobile multimedia hearing, vision and speech screening systems on PDA class devices. The project presented by Łukasz Kosikowski was made in co-operation with Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw.

15.10.2008

Awards of the 2nd International Warsaw lnvention Show

During the 2nd International Warsaw lnvention Show, the solution Mobile multimedia hearing and speech screening systems for PDA class devices was awarded with the gold medal. The software was developed by Multimedia Systems Department in co-operation with Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw. The solution was implemented by Łukasz Kosikowski, Ph.D. student of our Department.

8.07.2008

Award for our Ph.D. student, Agnieszka Paruzel

Agnieszka Paruzel granted during the PRIME 2008 conference From 21th till 26th June 2008, the 4th Conference on Ph. D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME 2008) was held in Istabul. Paper and presentation Fractional Delay Hilbert Transform Filter in the Farrow Structure, by Agnieszka Paruzel, Ph.D. student of our Department, was rated in the 10% top class of articles presented at the Conference.

1.07.2008

Our students awarded during AES Convention

aes08_00.jpg From 17th till 20th May 2008, the 124th International Convention of Audio Engineering Society took place in Amsterdam. 37 students of Multimedia Systems Department took part in this event. Earlier, some of them sent their recordings for the Recording Competition in 6 categories of stereo and surround sound systems (Rop/Rock Stereo, Jazz/Blues Stereo, Classical Stereo, Classical Surround, Non-Classical Surround and Sound for Picture). Two teams of students won the second prize in two categories of surround sound.

Maurycy Nazdrowicz and Tomasz Nogga recorded the composition Bina (performed by Stop the Silence choir) in the category Classical Surround. They used microphone setup Fukada Tree (scheme below).

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In the category Non-Classical Surround, 2nd prize winners were Maciej Wilk, Marcin Kalinowski and Jakub Tkaczuk who recorded the composition Capoeira Abada using the Double ORTF microphone technique (scheme below).

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27.05.2008

Awards of the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva

During the 36th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva, two solutions developed by Multimedia Systems Department were awarded.

Mobile multimedia hearing and speech screening systems, developed in co-operation with Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw, were awarded with the gold medal.

Multimedia system of estimating noise impact on hearing using teleinformatic means was awarded with the silver medal.

Diplomma for "Mobile multimedia hearing and speech screening systems" Diplomma for "Multimedia system of estimating noise impact on hearing using teleinformatic means" The gold and the silver medal of the Geneva exhibition

8.04.2008

Prize of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education and Diploma for international invention achievements

Prize of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education and Diploma for international invention achievements were presented to the team of the Multimedia Systems Department in Warsaw on March 10th, 2008 for the elaboration of the Environmental Noise Monitoring System.

Diploma for international invention achievements Prize of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education

12.03.2008

Noise Monitoring System awarder with Gold Medal with Mention during 57th Brussels Eureka Exhibition

On 22nd-25th November 2007 in Brussels, 57th Eureka Ehibition - The Belgian and international trade fair for technological innovation - took place. During this event, inventions from more than 30 countries were presented. Multimedia Systems Department of Gdańsk Univeristy of Technology presented their Multimedia Noise Monitoring System which was awarded with Gold Medal with Mention.

Brussels Eureka 2007 The stand of Multimedia Systems Department Diplomma for Multimedia Noise Monitoring System Gold Medal with Mention for Multimedia Noise Monitoring System

11.12.2007

In the Homes of Sounds and Images

Read an article by Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski about the history of Multimedia Systems Department. The article titled In the Homes of Sounds and Images was published in Pismo PG (Gdańsk University of Technology Magazine) and the local copy of the article is available on this page.

14.11.2007

Award during 123rd AES Convention

From 5 till 8 October 2007 the 123rd Convention of Audio Engineering Society took place in New York. One of Convention sessions was the Student Design Competition providing the final presentation of the best student projects from the digital signal processing domain. Competitors presented results of their work and answered detailed questions from a jury consisting of representatives of American industry enterprises. One of the finalists was Piotr Odya, who works at the Multimedia Systems Department and recently completed his Ph. D. studies. Piotr Odya presented results of his Ph.D. thesis. He received Certificate of Merit for his achievement and, additionally, received a pair of professional headphones along with his diploma.

The Piotr Odya project concerned a subminiature device, which improves speech fluency of people who stutters. The device is called Subminiature Digital Speech Aid (SDSA). The SDSA is of a size of a regular ear-canal hearing aid. Consequently, the patients can easily use it in everyday situations. Interlocutors might not even realize their conversation partner uses a speech corrector. A hybrid digital signal processor was chosen as a core part of the device engineered. The SDSA implements some well-known speech correction algorithms, such as delaying (DAF) or frequency altering (FAF) speech signal, but also enables to use combination of these methods (DAF and FAF, FAF-to-DAF morphing). Moreover, new algorithms such as: reverb or delay modulation, not used before in the anti-stuttering devices, have been implemented in the SDSA.

Certificate of Merit 123rd AES Convention

18.10.2007

Dr. Leonardo Fuks presents his lecture "Combining Music Acoustics, Instrument Building/Invention and Performance: A Brazilian Experience"

Department of Multimedia Systems along with the Gdansk University of Technology AES Student Section hosted a lecture entitled Combining Music Acoustics, Instrument Building/Invention and Performance: A Brazilian Experience by Dr. Leonardo Fuks, a professor of Music and Acoustics at the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Escola de Música da UFRJ-UNIVERSIDADE DO BRASIL) on March 13 2007.

See this page for more information on this event and photos

26.03.2007

Jan Hevelius Prize

This year's Prize for the Achievements in Scientific Research - the Jan Hevelius Prize - was presented on January 28th to prof. Andrzej Czyżewski for his results in the domain of multimedia technology research. The ceremony was held in the Gdansk City Hall on the 396th anniversary of the famous Gdansk astronomer's birthday.

Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski's speech in Gdańsk City Hall during the ceremony of Jan Hevelius Prizes Statuette of Jan Hevelius Prize

29.01.2007

"My Talent for Poland"

On 18th December 2006 in Presidential Palace in Warsaw, two PhD students of Multimedia Systems Department, Maciej Kulesza and Paweł Żwan, accompanied by their promotors: Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski and Prof. Bożena Kostek, received congratulations and gifts (fountain pens) from Polish President, Mr. Lech Kaczyński. This ceremony was a part of My Talent for Poland meeting of President of Poland with approximately 70 selected young Polish scientists, artists and sportsmen.

Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski receives congratulations and gift from President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński Maciej Kulesza, Prof. Bożena Kostek and Paweł Żwan  during "My talent for Poland" event Maciej Kulesza, Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski and Paweł Żwan  during "My talent for Poland" event Maciej Kulesza and Paweł Żwan  during "My talent for Poland" event

19.12.2006

First Award for Multimedia Noise Monitoring System engineered in Multimedia Systems Department in Polish Competition for Improving Work Conditions

The Multimedia Noise Monitoring System, developed in GUT Multimedia Systems Department achieved the first award in research category dealing with safety, hygiene and ergonomics of work. The project was submitted to Polish Competition for Improving Work Conditions. The following persons were involved in the project development (funded within the grant No. R02 010 01): Andrzej Czyżewski, Józef Kotus, Bożena Kostek, Maciej Kulesza, Tomasz Pyra, Maciej Szczodrak. The awards were solemnly presented during the plenary meeting of the Safety Work Council in the Polish Parliament on 12 December 2006.

First Award for Multimedia Noise Monitoring System Professor Andrzej Czyżewski in Polish Parliament Professor Andrzej Czyżewski holding certificate for Multimedia Noise Monitoring System in Polish Parliament The Multimedia Noise Monitoring System presentation in one of the room of Polish Parliament Mr. Józef Kotus holding certificate for the Multimedia Noise Monitoring System in Polish Parliament Mr. Józef Kotus beside poster of Multimedia Noise Monitoring System in Polish Parliament

18.12.2006

PhD students from MSD receive awards during 121st AES Convention

From 5 till 8 October 2006 the 121st International Convention of Audio Engineering Society took place in San Francisco. One of Convention sessions was the Student Design Competition providing the final presentation of the best student projects from the digital signal processing domain. Competitors presented results of their work and answered detailed questions of a jury consisting of representatives of American industry enterprises. Two Ph.D students from the Multimedia Systems Department of the Technical University of Gdansk were invited to the final part of the competition.

One of the projects was presented by Maciej Kulesza. The project is related to a specially designed contactless hearing aid for infants. Hearing loss compensation is crucial for infants, because the language development through home intervention should start in the early months for a newborn baby. Infants with those disorders may have serious problems in school and in general communication in elder age. A proposed solution enables hearing loss compensation from first months of infants' lives. On the contrary to the off-the-shelf hearing aids the engineered device is installed in infant's crib. Itemploys several digital processing algorithms implemented to a DSP processor.

Paweł Żwan, the author of the application which won the second posiotion in the same competition, presented a system for singing voice emission training. The application determines singing voice parameters in real time and presents them on a PC screen. A comparison of results to those obtained for some professional singers is also possible. It forms a visual feedback which enables a singer to monitor the correctness of results of the performed emission exercises and in result it enables a vocal training by matching voice parameters to professional singers.

Both projects originated form the Multimedia Systems Department have won the first and the second prize, respectively. Maciej Kulesza was given a scholarship founded by Lavry Engineering - a well known analog-digital converters producer, Paweł Żwan received a DSP card with a set of audio plugins along with his diplomma.

Diplomma for Maciej Kulesza for First Prize in Student Design Competition Diplomma for Paweł Żwan for Second Prize in Student Design Competition

17.10.2006

Third prize for 5.1 recording at the 120th AES Convention in Paris

Third prize for 5.1 recording at the 120th AES Convention in Paris Two students of our Department, Grzegorz Sikora and Tomasz Chodakowski-Malkiewicz with Paweł Zakrzewski, a student of Bio-medical Engineering Department, won the third prize in the category "Classical Surround" at the Audio Enginering Society Paris Convention which took place on May 20-23. They recorded Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov's Psalm 103. "Błogosławiony Duszy Moja", which was performed by the Gdańsk University of Technology Students' Choir. The choir was recorded in St. Nicholas Basilica. >Nine microphones have been used, the first seven have been set up in a "Fukada tree" array, which is dedicated for surround recordings. The other two microphones have been placed 12 meters away from the main array, and they were used as an ORTF stereo pair to record the ambience.

30.05.2006

Polish Academy of Science Prize for prof. Bożena Kostek

Polish Academy of Science Prize for prof. Bożena Kostek Prof. Bozena Kostek received this year's Prize of the Polish Academy of Science in the domain of Science. Starting from now the Prize bears the name of the Great Polish Acoustician, Prof. Ignacy Malecki.

29.12.2005

Merite de l'Invention medal given at 54th Brussels Eureka Exhibition

Merite de l'Invention medal received by MSD at 54th Brussels Eureka Exhibition On 16th-20th November 2005, 54th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technologies "Brussels Eureka" (54eme Salon Mondial de l'Innovation, de la Recherche et des Nouvelles Technologies) took place. Institite of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing (Warsaw, Poland) received "Merite de l'Invention" medal for inventions introduced in co-operation with Multimedia Systems Department and Institute of Control Systems (Chorzów, Poland) in the recent years.

29.12.2005

Bożena Kostek receives the title of Professor

Mr. President of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski has presented the title of Professor to Bożena Kostek on 2005, November 23rd.

Bożena Kostek receives the title of Professor Mr. President of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski presents the title of Professor to Bożena Kostek After the ceremony

24.11.2005

Award for Multimedia System for Noise Monitoring

Award for Multimedia System for Noise Monitoring Multimedia System for Noise Monitoring, developed by Multimedia Systems Department, was awarded with First Prize in Student Design Competition during 119th Audio Engineering Convention in New York. This project was coordinated by Józef Kotus.
 

14.10.2005

Award for P. Maziewski

The Scientific Committee of the 4th Polish Conference on Electronics (IV Krajowa Konferencja Elektroniki) awarded the paper Wow defect reduction based on interpolation techniques by Przemysław Maziewski, Ph.D. student of our Department. This paper was also recommended for publication in Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

30.06.2005

Medal of Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers

On 2005, May 13th in the Porczynski Gallery, Warsaw, the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers awarded the Sendzimir Medal to Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski, Head of the Multimedia Systems Department.

Medal of APIR Diploma of APIR medal Ceremony of APIR awards

14.06.2005

Special Prize in Student Recording Competition
(AES, Barcelona 2005)

This year, our Department has performed an experimental recording dedicated for 5.1 system. Third part "Encounter" of Rolf Kuhn composition "The Clarinet Connection" was the object of recording, executed by clarinet quintet of Gdansk Academy of Music. It takes advantage of dedicated microphone technique for recording - INA5 and sweetspot placed inside of executive apparatus. This way, we obtained very interesting surround effect. It has been reported for student recording competition on this year's AES convention in Barcelona in classical surround category and it has earned special award.

Special Prize in Student Recording Competition Diagram of the microphone system used in the recording

13.06.2005

Mrs. Prof. Marianna Sankiewicz awarded

Persons contributed to the Audio Engineering Society were awarded during the Opening Ceremony of AES 118-th Convention in Barcelona. Among recipients of the Society awards was Mrs. Prof. Marianna Sankiewicz who was elected to the Fellowship of the Society. In this way, many years of her scientific achievements and work aimed at popularization of sound engineering and development of AES in Central Europe have been recognized and appreciated

The Fellowship Award for M. Sankiewicz M. Sankiewicz receives the Fellowship Award M. Sankiewicz receives the Fellowship Award

12.06.2005

PROKSIM Centre of Excellence

On 16th September 2004, Polish Committee for Scientific Research (KBN) made a decision to create and subsidise Centre of Excellence in Communication Process - Hearing and Speech (PROKSIM), based on the International Center of Hearing and Speech, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Kajetany, in co-operation with Multimedia Systems Department, Technical University of Gdańsk. The Multimedia Systems Department supports the Centre since the proposal to create PROKSIM has been put forward.

Detailed information on the PROKSIM Centre may be found

25.01.2005

New laboratory rooms in our Department

On 16th June 2004, new laboratory rooms in the Multimedia Systems Department, built on the roof of ETI faculty building, were opened. The construction of these laboratories was subsidized by the Foundation for Polish Science, as a part of the MILAB project. The Foundation Chairman, Prof. Maciej Grabski, took part in the opening ceremony, as well as Rector of Gdańsk University of Technology - Prof. Janusz Rachoń, Marianna Sankiewicz and other guests (see the photo of the guests unveiling the plaque). The guest visited the newly-opened laboratories.

Unveiling the plaque near the new laboratories On the roof of the ETI faculty building, where new laboratories were constructed Inside the anechoic chamber, which is being built thanks to the Foundation Inside the new seminar room

17.06.2004

Telewelfare.com is a finalist of eEurope Awards for eHealth

The European eHealth Conference and Exhibition 2004 took place on May 5-6 in Cork, Ireland. During this conference, eEurope Awards for eHealth were given. Thirty of the total number of 109 projects from European Union countries that entered the competition were selected as the finalists for the Awards. The Telewelfare.com website, which was created in co-operation of Multimedia Systems Department, Gdańsk University of Technology and International Center of Hearing and Speech, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, was one of the seven finalists in the "eHealth homecare and telemedicine tools and services for citizens" category. Many important persons visited the conference, including European Union Commissioner, Erkki Liikanen.

Diploma for the finalist of the eEurope Awards for eHealth competition Prof. Bożena Kostek at the main stand of the eHealth exhibition Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski presents Telewelfare project to Irish Minister of Health, Michael Martin

14.05.2004

Subminiature Digital Speech Aid awarded in the Concours Lepine competition

The Foire de Paris - a great industrial exhibition - was held in Paris from 29 April to 9 May 2004. During the exhibition, the Concours Lepine competition was organized to award best of the exhibited inventions. Multimedia Systems Department presented its latest invention - subminiature Digital Speech Aid. The prototype of the in-the-ear speech corrector for the stuttering persons was awarded with silver medal and diploma. The Department was represented by prof. Andrzej Czyżewski, Prof. Bożena Kostek and Piotr Odya.

Silver medal for subminiature Digital Speech Aid of Concours Lepine competition Diploma for subminiature Digital Speech Aid in Concours Lepine competition Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski and Prof. Bożena Kostek during the Foire de Paris Exhibition Piotr Odya and Prof. Bożena Kostek during the <I>Foire de Paris</I> Exhibition

Information about Subminiature Digital Speech Aid - version:   Polish   English   Français

14.05.2004

Ministry of Science Cup and Diploma

Multimedia Systems Department received Ministry of Science Cup for international inventions and Diploma from Ministry of Science for Digital Speech Aid DSA-3.

Ministry of Science Diploma for Digital Speech Aid DSA-3 Ministry of Science Cup

4.03.2004

MSD participates in PrestoSpace European project

Multimedia Systems Department participates in the PrestoSpace project - Preservation towards storage and access, Standardised Practices for Audiovisual Contents in Europe (FP6-IST-707336). The project's objective is to provide technical solutions and integrated systems for digital preservation of all types of audio-visual collections.
For more information see PrestoSpace web pages.

Prestospace Prestospace Prestospace

27.02.2004

Prof. Bożena Kostek is new AES Vice-President

Prof. Bożena Kostek - new AES Vice-President In May 2003 Prof. Bożena Kostek has been selected by the Nomination Committee and approved by the Board of Governors as a candidate for the office of Vice-President, Central Europe in the 2003 Audio Engineering Society Elections. In September in world-wide voting she was elected Vice-President of the AES, for Central Europe Region. The term of office is for two years, beginning ten days following the Annual Business Meeting of the Society of 2003. As a newly-elected VP, she was invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming Board of Governors meeting in New York on Tuesday, October 14th, on the occasion of the AES 115th Convention.

The Audio Engineering Society is the only scientific society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists and other authorities has increased dramatically throughout the world, greatly boosting the society stature and that of its members in a truly symbiotic relationship.

30.01.2004

Gold medal of Poznań International Fair for Digital Speech Aid DSA-3

Digital Speech Aid DSA-3, developed in Sound and Vision Engineering Department, Gdańsk University of Technology, was awarded with gold medal during the Poznań International Fair 2003. Prof. A. Czyżewski receives the PIF gold medal PIF Gold medal and diplomma for Digital Speech Aid DSA-3 PIF Gold medal for Digital Speech Aid DSA-3 Prof. Czyżewski i Prof. Kostek on the stand during Poznań International Fair A. Kornacki i P. Odya on the stand during Poznań International Fair

13.06.2003

"Oscar of Science" for the Department of Sound & Vision Engineering

On the April 14th, 2003 in Warsaw, a ceremony was organised accompanied by an exibition showing the best Polish research project results subsidized by the Commitee for Scientific Research. At the beginning of April, 2002 the former Committee was transformed to the Ministry of Sciences, thus in order to celebrate this inauguration the Minister of Science, prof. Michal Kleiber, decided to distinguish 3 best research teams with his "Oscar of Science" prizes awarded in the categories of "bio", "info" and "techno". The winner in the category "info" was the Department of Sound & Vision Engineering (Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Infomatics) chaired by prof. Andrzej Czyzewski (see his photo together with Minister, prof. Kleiber and V-ce Minister, prof. Bartosik). The prize was awarded for the achievements in computer medical applications, particularly those implemented in a co-operation with Warsaw- based Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing and Chorzow-based Institute of Control Systems.

Oscar of Science ceremony Oscar of Science prize

17.04.2003

Diploma of Polish Minister of Science for Centre of Medical Technologies

Diploma of Polish Minister of Science for Centre of Medical Technologies In 2002, Sound and Vision Engineering Department, together with Biomedical Engineering Department and other Polish and World institutions, established Centre of Medical Technologies (CEMET). Polish Minister of Science, Prof. Michał Kleiber awarded CEMET with diploma.

27.11.2002

Brussels Eureka prizes

The 51th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technologies "Brussels Eureka" took place at Brussels Expo (Heysel) from 12 to 17 November 2002. Eureka is one of the most prestigious world invention exhibitions. On the vast area of Expo hall in Brussels, 1200 inventions from 40 world countries were presented. These inventions represented nearly all branches of science and they were previously awarded in national exhibitions and international contests. The exhibition is extremely popular among the visitors and the competition to win the prizes is strong. This year's Grand Prix of Brussels Eureka went to Moscow for the artificial heart. Next two prestigious prizes - the Grand Prix of Prime Minister of Walloon Community (the host of Brussels Eureka) and the Grand Prix International of World Press Association (Organisation Mondiale de la Presse Periodique) were given to Polish scientists: Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski, Prof. Bożena Kostek and Prof. Henryk Skarżynski, for their international patents related to application of computer technology in diagnosis of hearing, speech and eyesight disorders. These inventions were also awarded with the gold medal.

The Grand Prix and the Symbol Grand Prix International of Brussels Eureka Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski presents the Grand Prix and the Symbol Grand Prix International of Brussels Eureka, won for inventions related to application of computer technologies in medicine Prof. Bożena Kostek (Gdańsk University of Technology)
and dr Lech Śliwa (IFPiS, Warsaw) present the Grand Prix and the Symbol Grand Prix International of Brussels Eureka, won for inventions related to application of computer technologies in medicine The Grand Prix International diploma Prof. Bożena Kostek receives prize during Brussels Eureka The Grand Prix of Prime Minister of Walloon Community Medal of Brussels Eureka Medal of Brussels Eureka

20.11.2002