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7th edition of the Brussels ELEC Spring Doctoral School on Identification of (Non)-linear Dynamic Systems, 12 May – 6 June 2014
Within the department ELEC of the VUB, we organize the 7th edition of a 4 weeks spring school (from 12th of May 2014 till 6th of June 2014) to give an intensive training on advanced modelling and simulation techniques of (non)linear dynamic systems, starting from experimental data.
Besides classical courses and exercises, we also provide hands-on experience by working on experimental data that you will measure yourself. The participants should have a good basic knowledge in system theory and signal processing. The course covers the following topics:
In addition, we are proud to announce that Dr. Francesco Ferranti, Post-Doctoral Researcher with Department of Information Technology at Ghent University (Belgium), will offer during the spring school the invited lecture "Parameterized macromodeling methods for system identification of scalable systems". The invited lecture is an 8 hours course offered in two days: 26-27 May 2014.
The maximum number of participants will be restricted to 15 researchers. The ELEC Spring Doctoral School has no tuition fee.
Participation to this workshop offers a number of advantages. Besides the training, it can also be the start of a collaboration. To some of the participants we can offer a one year grant to start a research collaboration, or even a full four years grant for a (joint) PhD.
Full information about the courses and application can be found in the Doctoral School’s website: http://www.elecdoctoralschool.be
This is the 23rd version of the European Workshop on System Identification, the first one being held in Saint-Malo in 1992. All through these years the workshop has maintained the scope of bringing together European researchers in the area of System Identification, in an informal setting that gives ample opportunities for participants to meet.
The workshop program is composed of lectures from invited speakers, lectures from members of the ERNSI community, and poster presentations by -particularly- the PhD students and postdocs that are active in the network.
Within the department ELEC we created a 'Centre for Data Based Modelling and Model Quality Assessment'. The goal of this centre is to develop, acquire, and disseminate methods to build models from experimental data. As a part of this project, we organize an ERASMUS exchange program, that offers a number of ENGLISH courses on
All these courses are given in the first semester, and have 4 ECTS-credits each. Of course it is possible to extend this to a full year exchange by adding a final year project (24 ECTS-credits) and a number of optional courses.
Mission of the department ELEC
"ELEC" stands for "Fundamental Electricity and Instrumentation" (in dutch: "Algemene Elektriciteit en Instrumentatie") and the name corresponds with the educational and research tasks and objectives of the department. The main research activity of the department is the development of new measurement techniques using advanced signal processing methods, embedded in an identification framework. The long term objective of the department is the realization of the IMMI project (Interpretation by Measuring, Modelling and Identification), since 1989. Beside this main project, which covers a broad spectrum of several related activities, also some other independent research projects (national or European funding) are at stake.
Research teams of the department ELEC
Head of the department
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