A-WEAR Autumn School at UPB

A-WEAR project is organising a virtual UPB-based school to gather the ESRs and strengthen their knowledge on wearable technology from both academic and industrial perspective. The school program is planned for 4 days!

The following keynotes are going to teach the ESRs:

  • Emil Slușanschi (UPB) Technical Writing and Presentation Skills. The lecture will offer students the opportunity to improve their writing and presentation skills on technical subjects. At the end of the lecture, students will be able to design, implement and deliver a technical presentation, to elaborate a scientific paper, a state-of-the-art survey, a scientific or commercial poster, and will also be able to draft the essential points of a research project proposal. Finally, the students will learn how to formally evaluate and review scientific papers, poster, and project research proposals.
  • Mihai Stanciu (NXP) Narrowband Localization System. This presentation contains a description on how the narrowband localization systems work, on the targeted use-cases and on some of the associated challenges. A comprehensive view is provided regarding the enablement, the associated algorithms and the security of such systems
  • Alexandru VULPE, Răzvan Crăciunescu (UPB) Internet-of-Things: how connected devices are changing science, technology and entrepreneurship. The IoT is a network of physical objects containing software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. The massive deployment of connected devices brings unprecedented changes in technological systems as well as human lives, but also opens a plethora of research challenges. During the training, we will explore the challenges and opportunities of new intelligent objects aiming to open advancements in the IoT domain, and associated areas. In the second part of the training, we will explore examples of case studies close to the IoT application domains as well as business opportunities related to innovation brought by IoT.
  • Alin Moldoveanu (UPB) Sound of Vision is a H2020 project that designed, implemented and validated an original TRL wearable solution which is non-invasive hardware and software system to assist visually impaired people by creating and conveying an auditory representation of the surrounding environment. This representation created, updated and delivered to a blind person continuously and in real time. This system helps visually impaired people in any kind of environment (indoor/outdoor), without the need for predefined tags/sensors located in the surroundings. It received the Best “Tech for Society” Horizon 2020 project award, from the EC through the prestigious Innovation Radar 2018 competition (among all European research projects in that year). This project was initiated and technically coordinated by UPB.
  • Andrei Voinescu (Fitbit): NuttX at Fitbit. A very brief introduction of NuttX as an OS with an overview of the in-market Fitbit devices that run on NuttX, and how internal components are built on top of the open source version.
  • Decebal Popescu (UPB): Fuzzy logic for IoT – Theory and Applications. Fuzzy Logic is involved in many domains, usually when the underlying data regarding, or the problem itself are fuzzy. In the context of IoT, the data obtained from sensors can be used to infer new knowledge through some inferencing mechanism. The presentation discusses theoretical concepts regarding Fuzzy Logic Systems that produce acceptable but definite output in response to incomplete, ambiguous, distorted, or inaccurate (fuzzy) inputs, and exemplifies uses of fuzzy logic in IoT based applications. Attendants should have Matlab with Fuzzy Logic Toolbox installed to run demonstrations.
  • Radu Epure (Fitbit): Shuffling 32 billion requests per day. Fitbit.com receives roughly 32 billion requests per day from mobile apps, web browsers, partner applications and devices. All that traffic needs to be routed and load balanced to an evershifting list of upstreams while also migrating from bare metal to cloud native.
  • Cornel Amariei (Headstart): Cornel will discuss about innovation and his view on the impact and motivation behind it. There are sectors where curiosity and diversity created meaningful products which changed lives. Join to see what enables such progress.