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Prize of 138th AES convention
The 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention took place in Warsaw, May 7 to 10, 2015. The Convention hosted 1500 participants from Poland and around the world. One of the events organized for students was the Student Design Competition which attracted many interesting projects. Piotr Hoffmann, a Ph.D. student from the Multimedia Systems Department, presented a project devoted to automatic control system of virtual bass synthesis audio modification depending on music genre, the so-called Smart Virtual Bass Algorithm. The project has been awarded a prize: it received an honourable mention.
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.
Award for M. Lech
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.
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.
Award for M. Lech
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.
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.
INNODOKTORANT scholarship for MSD PhD candidate
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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").
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