Original title in Czech: TeleinformatikaFEKTAbbreviation: PK-TLIAcad. year: 2018/2019
Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication
Length of Study: 4 years
Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020
The aim of the studies is to prepare top-class scientific personalities that will be able to provide solution to challenging problems of science and technology in the field of information technologies in telecommunications. Another aim is to teach graduates the methods of scientific work, to make their knowledge of higher mathematics and physics more profound, and to furnish students with theoretical, experimental and practical knowledge from the field of teleinformatics.
Key learning outcomes
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
This field of study focuses on the science education of doctoral students with profound theoretical foundations in converging communication and in formation technologies. The main part of the study includes course in theoretical informatics and telecommunication technology. In the area of teleinformatics the student has much knowledge of communication and information technologies, data transmissions and their security, inclusive of using and designing the related software. He is well versed in operating systems, computer languages, database systems, distributed applications and the like. He can cope with the algorithmization of tasks on a high level and can propose new technological solutions of telecommunication devices, information systems and support services.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program
2. round (applications submitted from 01.07.2018 to 31.07.2018)
- Adaptive speech enhancement using sound intensive probe
The studying of the properties of sound intensity probe, which is also used for localization of sound source, will be first step. The research of the adaptive noise cancellation (ANC) algorithm used in two-channel speech enhancement systems will be the next step. The purpose is to design and test a new adaptive algorithm, which partially utilizing the directional properties of the sound intensity probe for speech quality enhancement.
Tutor: Sysel Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
- Advanced Classification of Textural Features
The thesis is focused on definition and analysis of textural features in images of sedimentary grains acquired by electron microscope device. The main goal of the work is to objectivize and to automatize the estimation of exoscopic parameters of given grains with the purpose to statistically classify the grains into different classes based on a geomorphological processes which contributed to form a given analysed grain structure.
Tutor: Říha Kamil, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
- Analysis and emulation of fractional systems
The description and realization of fractional systems gain on attention in numerous engineering areas, e.g. as a tool for in vivo non-invasive measurement and subsequent analysis. The aim of the thesis is the description and design of methods and tools suitable for analysis of real systems using fractional calculus and their modelling.
- Communication network quality parameters
The study topic is focused on research methods for measurement and evaluation data parameters of heterogeneous communication networks in terms of end-user access to the Internet and other services.
- Converters for mutual A/D and D/A conversions working in the current mode
The work is focused on the design of A/D and D/A converters working in the current mode. The aim is to design a suitable structure of number-current and current-number converters without internal current-voltage and voltage-current conversions with respect to enhancing the bandwidth in comparison with converters working in the voltage mode. Part of the work is also the design and analysis of current-mode antialiasing filters. The design will start from unconventional circuit element structures such as current conveyors (CCI, CCII, CCIII) with simple or floating output, current feedback amplifiers (CFA) or transconductance amplifiers (OTA, BOTA, DBTA). Requirements to be met by the candidate: the knowledge of circuit theory and simulation programs (MicroCap, PSpice).
- Design of Modern IP Sophisticated Telematic Systems in Transport
Telematic systems are particularly common in transport. Research into telematic systems based on the Internet protocol will be focused on the design of sophisticated, i.e. well-considered, formally well-developed and complicated methods that use IP systems in various areas. Surveillance and protection systems, systems of paying the fare, information systems and interactive applications, etc. are supposed in particular. Localization by GPS, vehicle diagnostics, and vehicle monitoring on ortho-maps in real situations are in the focus. Sophisticated telematic systems will be software simulated, optimized and subsequently hardware realized in the form of functional specimens. Communication between two cars without a driver intervention, collision avoidance, information transmission about traffic from the places cars left are expected. A highly accurate navigation system based on Galileo system (GNSS) for controlling functional blocks of cars are considered.
- Device localization using BLE packets
Inside buildings or in the other environments where it is not possible to locate people or devices using a GPS system, sensory networks are used for localization. One solution is using Bluetooth Low Energy wireless technology. The result of the thesis should be analysis of localization accuracy on the deployment of sensory networks nodes, optimization of deployment for the given environment and optimization of localization algorithm.
Tutor: Sysel Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
- Effective Use of IP Networks in Crisis Situations
The aim is to create an effective strategy for the use of the public and private IP network for crisis management. Also propose such a network, which could have the capacity, but also in terms of resistance to ensure the crisis communication. This would, in particular, traffic data, voice, TV broadcast. Other parts would propose new methods of Internet communication management-manage the flows of information, etc. Research should include also the influence of network topology on its stability and security, the speed of the spread of viruses, ability to resist attacks, etc. One of the objectives is to design a software robot that will be able to monitor the network topology, where appropriate, the Internet, the aim is to design a system for exchanging files over the Internet, but without any central control. The system would be intuitively usable. The solution should be safe and allow anonymous of the sender and the recipient of the data. The final. design of highly durable network suitable for crisis situations and this proposal prove theory.
- Feature analysis of current-mode electronic frequency filters
The work is focused on the feature analysis of current-mode electronic frequency filters. The aim is to design algoritmizable methods that lead to finding features of filters generally defined by the schematic. It will be necessary to evaluate the available feature ranges, e.g. quality, pass-band current transfer, dynamic range within a defined supply voltage, sensitivity, etc. In the case of finding the quality range, the point is to find the extremes of a multi-variable non-linear function. Mathematical tools (e.g. Maple or MathCAD) will first be used for this purpose; afterwards the algorithm itself will be designed. Requirements to be met by the candidate: algorithm thinking, the knowledge of computer programming and circuit theory.
- Fractional-Order Electronic Circuits
The topic deals with analog electronic circuits of fractional order. These circuits are characterized by non-integer power of a complex variable in the characteristic equation. The aim is to find new frequency filters, oscillators, synthetic immittance elements, PID controllers and other fractional-order circuits. These circuits will provide more general characteristics compared to their integer-order counterparts. Mathematical description, modeling, implementation and practical use of these circuits are also included.
Tutor: Kubánek David, Ing., Ph.D.
- More Effective security of networks with IEEE 802.11 Standard
The vulnerability of the IEEE 802.11, attacks on the security methods and the methods for its effectiveness. Wireless network security issues expected standards IEEE 802.11. A detailed introduction to these standards, describe the various types of wireless security, including their properties and the subsequent theoretical analysis. The implementation of the attacks on the various methods of modern security algorithms, emphasis will be placed on the identification of weaknesses of 802.11 protocols. On the basis of the findings will be designed and tested security more effective. Attention will be paid to the security quality of service QoS in 802.11 networks. The network will be subject to examination by appropriate programs and simulators (OMNET++, NS2). Will also be examined according to modern services (IP phones, the transmission of video, voice, multimedia) to delay and to be performed, including an overall analysis to the QoS optimization.
- Optimization of Routing Principles in High-speed Converged Networks
The aim of the study is to optimize the routing principles. The architecture of network element with priority routing will be designed. An original procedure will be proposed for modelling this problematic mathematically and also for implementing the mathematical model. The software simulation of a system that can be used to control the switching field designed for switching data units shall be extended with hardware implementation, e.g. via programmable logic fields of development system FPGA. The knowledge obtained will be generalized and related to the theory of high-speed network elements. The MATLAB program and Simulink and the VHDL and Visual C++ language in particular are expected to be used in software simulation.
- Peer-to-peer Network in Overloaded Locality
Supporting the idea of using the data transfer to peer-to-peer communication between devices in a given locality. Simulate the mobile network is congested for, such as exhibitions, concerts, etc. In this case, that people use the same service on a mobile Internet-news, Twitter, Facebook. Proposal for a network, which will organize itself and it will be possible to ensure, through a network of mobile operator the page or information downloaded, only one user in the site, among others, would then spread the content of the ad-hoc networks. With the growing number of facilities would be de facto increased the transport capacity of the network. When the extension of the traffic, despite the different media or across operators will be able to carry calls.
- Physical unclonable functions
The study topic is focused on research of physical unclonable functions and their use in cryptographic protocols. Physical unclonable function (PUF) is a physical entity that is embodied in a physical structure and is easy to evaluate but hard to predict. PUF represent an alternative to safely store secret key cryptosystems.
- RC Elements with Distributed Parameters and Their Utilization in Electrical Circuits
The topic aims at the research into design of resistive-capacitive elements with distributed parameters (RC-EDP) and their utilization in electrical circuits especially with modern active elements (conveyors, current amplifiers etc.). The main part of the study will be design of RC-EDP implementing immittance functions of fractional (i.e integer) order. The aim will be improvement of properties compared to present solutions of fractional-order immittance elements (increase in accuracy, frequency bandwidth, better integrability, possibility of parameter setting). Frequency filters, oscillators, synthetic immittance elements and other circuits will be designed as applications of these elements. The aim will be improving properties compared to existing circuits and moreover obtaining characteristics that cannot be realized by classical elements or only at the cost of using complex structures.
Tutor: Kubánek David, Ing., Ph.D.
- Security in converged networks
The aim is to analyse the up-to-date development and trends in the area of converged networks, mainly the problems of protection against cybernetic attacks. The areas of 5G mobile, SDN and consequential transmission technologies are seemed to be among the advanced possibilities. The design of innovative or new protection methods is supposed to be on the basis of obtained observation. Research requires a summary of networks area, practice with MATALB or SCILAB programs, or knowledge of at least one of VHDL, C or Java languages, system FPGA, evolutionary algorithms, etc.
- Sensor applications of optical fibres
The goal of PhD study is the research of the influence of ambient conditions like temperature, pressure, mechanical vibrations on transmission characteristics of optical fibres, and the design of suitable methods and techniques of optical fibre usage as sensors of various physical quantities.
- Sequential Estimation of Arterial Wall Contours
Examination of the common carotid artery (CCA) based on ultrasound measurements is an effective method for detecting cardiovascular diseases. In particular, the spatial evolution of the CCA wall is related to diagnostically relevant parameters describing, e.g., CCA tissue elasticity. Accordingly, the goal of this PhD thesis is to estimate the time-varying contour of the CCA wall from an ultrasound video sequence. This is to be achieved by developing a sequential extension of a machine learning method known as Gaussian process regression (GPR). In the GPR method, a function to be learned is represented by a random process, which avoids an explicit parametric representation. The desired sequential extension of the GPR method should be able to continuously track the detailed shape of the CCA wall over a time period of arbitrary duration. (Collaboration partner: Prof. Franz Hlawatsch, TU Wien)
Tutor: Říha Kamil, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
- Smoothing Methods for Arterial Wall Motion Tracking
Examination of the common carotid artery (CCA) from ultrasound measurements is an effective method for detecting cardiovascular diseases. The goal of this PhD thesis is the development of time-recursive methods for tracking CCA- related multiple scatterers in an ultrasound videosequence. These methods will be based on hidden Markov models describing the temporal evolution of the scatterers and smoothing techniques for multitarget tracking, and they will take advantage of the strong statistical dependencies of the scatterers. The smoothing approach is expected to outperform current filtering approaches at the expense of a higher computational complexity.
Tutor: Říha Kamil, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
- Spatiotemporal Analysis of Sound Fields
The spatiotemporal method display the cumulative development of the sound field as a function of direction of the sound intensity using the spatial impulse response. Application of this method is, for example, an analysis of listening rooms, estimation of direction of the incoming sound and more. The aim of this work is to modify this method for various microphone arrays and to find new objective metrics describing the sound field using the spatiotemporal analysis, e.g. spatial information coding and objective assessment of the quality of the listening rooms.
- The design of methods of data detection in xPON systems
The aim is to design methods, an algorithm, to detect data in xPON network. Furthermore, to design the algorithm with a possibility of implementation into FPGA. The focus is on the data detection between OLT and ONU units. An development platform equipped with programmable XILINX network card and G.984 GPON system will be granted. The knowledge of VHDL, FPGA is needed, a knowledge of C or Python is beneficial. The overview of xPON network is an integral part.
- Using Machine Learning for Modelling of Audio Systems
Neural networks and machine learning are currently used in the area of audio signal processing for data mining, eg. recognition of genre, music information retrieval from recordings, etc., and speech processing, such as word recognition, speaker identification, emotion recognition, etc. However, their potential use is also in modelling analog musical effects, audio and acoustic systems etc. This topic focuses on the area of audio system modelling, with the emphasis on minimizing the need for manual labeling of recordings for training of neural networks.
1. round (applications submitted from 01.04.2018 to 15.05.2018)
- A new data analysis techniques for optical access networks
The thesis focuses on data analysis in optical access networks, optimization of parameters at all layers of communication between central and end unit, and design of database structures for data storage and filtering. Optical access networks are mostly based according to the ITU standards in which frames are based on the (X)GTC structure. Since the data transmission structure is different from the ISO OSI structure, it is not possible to use commercial software analyzers.
Tutor: Münster Petr, Ing., Ph.D.
- Efficient processing and evaluation of large data volume
The thesis focuses on the efficient processing and evaluation of large volumes of data from optical sensing systems. In addition to efficient data processing, the work focuses on optimizing the power consumption and volume of the equipment, scalability, and the reconfigurability - full/partial. Optical sensing systems are becoming more and more popular in both research and industry. Compared to conventional sensing systems offer a number of benefits and allow the detection of events up to hundreds of kilometers with location accuracy of tens of meters.
Tutor: Münster Petr, Ing., Ph.D.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|DET1||Electrotechnical materials, material systems and production processes||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DEE1||Mathematical Modelling of Electrical Power Systems||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DME1||Microelectronic Systems||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DRE1||Modern electronic circuit design||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTK1||Optimization Methods and Queuing Theory||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DFY1||Junctions and nanostructures||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTE1||Special Measurement Methods||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DMA1||Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Operations Research||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DAM1||Selected chaps from automatic control||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DVE1||Selected problems from power electronics and electrical drives||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DBM1||Advanced methods of processing and analysis of images||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DJA6||English for post-graduates||cs||4||winter||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DRIZ||Solving of innovative tasks||cs||2||winter||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DEIZ||Scientific publishing A to Z||cs||2||winter||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DTK2||Applied cryptography||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DMA2||Discrete Processes in Electrical Engineering||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DME2||Microelectronic technologies||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DRE2||Modern digital wireless communication||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTE2||Numerical Computations with Partial Differential Equations||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DFY2||Spectroscopic methods for non-destructive diagnostics||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DET2||Selected diagnostic methods, reliability and quality||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DAM2||Selected chaps from measuring techniques||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DBM2||Selected problems of biomedical engineering||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DEE2||Selected problems of electricity production||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DVE2||Topical Issues of Electrical Machines and Apparatus||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DJA6||English for post-graduates||cs||4||summer||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DCVP||Quotations in a research work||cs||2||summer||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DRIZ||Solving of innovative tasks||cs||2||summer||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DQJA||English for the state doctoral exam||cs||4||both||Compulsory||DrEx||yes|