Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Project: Machine Sensing Training Network

Acronym: MacSeNet
Main Objective:
The aim of this Innovative Training Network is to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers (ESRs) in the research area of measurement and estimation of signals using knowledge or data about the underlying structure. With its combination of ideas from machine learning and sensing, we refer to this research topic as “Machine Sensing”. We will train all ESRs in research skills needed to obtain an internationally-recognized PhD; to experience applying their research a non-Academic sector; and to gain transferable skills such as entrepreneurship and communication skills. We will further encourage an open “reproducible research” approach to research, through open
publication of research papers, data and software, and foster an entrepreneurial and innovation-oriented attitude through exposure to SME and spin-out Partners in the network. In the research we undertake, we will go beyond the current, and hugely popular, sparse representation and compressed sensing approaches, to develop new signal models and sensing
paradigms. These will include those based on new structures, nonlinear models, and physical models, while at the same time finding computationally efficient methods to perform this processing. We will develop new robust and efficient Machine Sensing theory and algorithms, together methods for a wide range of signals, including: advanced brain imaging; inverse
imaging problems; audio and music signals; and non-traditional signals such as signals on graphs. We will apply these methods to real-world problems, through work with non-Academic partners, and disseminate the results of this research to a wide range of academic and non-academic audiences, including through publications, data, software and public engagement events.
Reference: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014/210157988
Funding: EC
Start Date: 01-11-2014
End Date: 01-01-2019
Team: José Manuel Bioucas Dias, Mario Alexandre Teles de Figueiredo
Groups: Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Partners: Computer Technology Institute & Press Diophantus (CTI), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V. (F-IMDT), Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Noiseless Imaging Oy (NI), Queen Mary University of London (QUML, Coordinator), Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), The University of Edinburgh (UEDIN), TTY-SAATIO (TUT)
Local Coordinator: José Manuel Bioucas Dias

Associated Publications