Working visit at L3S

As part of the implementation of the DAAD project “Digital Education and Artificial Intelligence”, Prof. Dr. Tetiana Tkachova, Prof. Oleg Kobylin and Prof. Sergii Sakalo from Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics visited the L3S Research Center from 11.12.2021 to 18.12.2021.

The invited professors met Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl and L3S researchers for a discussion. Other external guests, participated online in the meeting.
The first speaker was Prof. Dr. Murad Omarov (Vice-Rector on International Cooperation in NURE). Among other things, he emphasized the importance of the partnership between NURE and LUH that started in 2005. Since this time, several projects were carried out within the framework of the partnership.

Associate Prof. Vasyl Lykhograi from the Department of Computer Radio Engineering and Technical Information Security Systems (hereinafter – CRETISS), Faculty of Information Radio Technologies and Technical Information Security (hereinafter – IRTIS), and Prof. Sergii Sakalo, the dean of the faculty mentioned above, presented scientific findings in the fields of Wireless power transmission for different RF tasks; Power Harvesting via RF waves; UWB antenna with different form of the generatrix; Antenna system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) passive radio direction-finding mobile complex; Wrap-around patch array antenna.

Prof. Sergii Sakalo presented the educational program “Information Technologies of the Internet of Things” on the speciality “Information Systems and Technologies”.

Prof. Oleg Kobylin (Head of the Informatics Department in NURE) gave a presentation regarding the work and structure of the department, namely, what students learn during their bachelor and master degrees, and where they can work after they graduate from KNURE. 

During the meeting, the status of the integration of the AI course as part of the implementation of the DAAD project “Digital Education and Artificial Intelligence” was discussed. In addition, the possibility of a double diploma for Ukrainian and German students was considered.

Oleksandr Hulyi (technician at L3S) gave a tour to Prof. Oleg Kobylin. He showed the server rooms, presented the GPU and Hadoop clusters, and the network infrastructure.

In order to strengthen and expand the cooperation, and also to exchange ideas on further cooperation between the universities, Nataliya Butych (Regional Coordinator of Central and Eastern Europe from LUH) held an online meeting with the guests and shared information regarding specifics of study for incoming students, partner programs, and some examples of exchange student projects from different institutes.

Prof. Dr Ralph Ewerth together with our guests discussed the project “Leibniz AI Academy”, the organisation of the study process at LUH, as well as how students can participate in lectures by using the Stud.IP web portal.

Ukrainian professors participated in lectures:

  1. AI lecture by Hubert Truchan
  2. Machine Learning for Graphs by Megha Khosla
  3. Multi-Agent Interactions and Games by Daniel Kudenko

Furthermore, Prof. Tetiana Tkachova, Prof. Oleg Kobylin and Prof. Sergii Sakalo were listeners of Pavia Winter School “AI in Healthcare”. They got acquainted with the materials of the lecturers who participated in the winter school. For the invited guests it was a great opportunity to participate in the winter school, to see the organisation process of it and which topics are now relevant in this area.

Winter Summer school 2022

Theme: AI For Bio-Medicine (AI4BM)

The Leibniz AI Lab aims to build a community involving researchers from machine learning, AI, biology, medical professionals, and more to address the shared questions in personalized medicine. Together with Medical School Hannover we invite you to the Leibniz AI Lab Winter School from February 21 till February 25, 2022*.

The intensive one-week school brings eminent scientists from diverse domains to inspire and guide students and early career researchers. The well-designed tutorials and hands-on sessions in AI, medicine, and bioinformatics will cover introductory to advanced topics. We will have several keynotes to further inspire and showcase the opportunities and challenges in this interdisciplinary field.
In light of improving COVID-19 situation, all sessions are planned to be held at Leibniz University Hannover.

Please, note: due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the winter school has been postponed to June – July 2022.

A working visit to NURE

Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (NURE) hosted meetings with a representative of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) – Tetiana Tolmachova, who represents the DAAD project “Digitale Bildung und künstliche Intelligenz” (DBKI) from the German side (L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany).

From left to right: Tetiana Tkachova, Oleksandr Kuzomin, Tetiana Tolmachova, Murad Omarov and Olesia Morozova

On the first day, the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Murad Omarov held a meeting with: Tetiana Tolmachova, DBKI project manager from the Ukrainian side – Oleksandr Kuzomin, and Head of the International Relations Department from NURE – Tetiana Tkachova. They discussed issues related to further international cooperation, dual degree, and international academic mobility for participants in the educational process.

During the week of stay in Kharkiv, Tetiana Tolmachova held two presentations with the students from different faculties. She was talking with participants regarding international academic mobility and how students can participate in projects or write their theses in L3S.

Questions regarding the submission of documents for participation in international academic mobility projects can be sent to project managers and the International Relations Department of NURE: .

Info was taken from NURE website: https://nure.ua/hnure-prodovzhuie-mizhnarodne-spivrobitnictvo-2

Project presentation for the Ukrainian students

Screenshot from the presentation

In April 2021 within the framework of the project, Tetiana Tolmachova gave an online presentation to 56 students of the Informatic Department (KNURE) with the support of Oleg Kobylin, head of the Informatics Department.

The main point of the presentation was to tell Ukrainian students about the possibility of studying at L3S (LUH) — doing an internship or writing a diploma thesis.

In addition, to the presentation joined Nataliya Butych (Regional Coordinator for Central and Eastern Europe at LUH), who helped to answer students’ questions regarding cooperation and the learning process.

Bachelor student – Vadym Ardasov

Bachelor student Vasym Ardasov started his internship in L3S for 3 months. He came to Hannover and during his stay in summer semester 2021 in LUH he will write his thesis under the supervision on the topic “Development and implementation of the method of detecting medical masks on faces”.

Vadym Ardasov: “I am developing a system for detecting medical masks on human faces.
Parts of my work:
1. Prepare ‘fake’ dataset with human faces that wearing medical masks;
2. Teach model to detect is there mask or not on face;
3. Teach model to recognize person in medical mask (optional, if it is possible);
4. Use of the model in applied business problems.”

Possibilities for participating in the program

You are master, bachelor or PhD student and want to participate in one of our internships, but don’t know what is the best for you? Here are our tips of what you can do:

  • start writing your BSc, MSc or PhD thesis in L3S – you can choose one of the topics from our lab;
  • attend summer school 2021 on Machine Learning – an intensive course of lectures;
  • gain an experience of working as HiWi on Learnweb – an educational webplatform