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Science and technology

Artificial intelligence for space exploration

Michael Saint-Guillain, a computer engineering research assistant at UCLouvain’s ICTEAM, didn’t plan on working in the fascinating realm of outer space. And yet, in 2018, while a PhD...

Anonymous data ... or not!

Personal data are often shared anonymously. But we know that it’s possible to reidentify people. ICTEAM researchers have just developed a model that accurately estimates the probability of a...
Environment

Fighting technological obsolescence

For many, the term ‘obsolescence’ has become synonymous with the industrial conspiracy to make consumer goods unsustainable. But in addition to planned obsolescence, technological...
Environment

Ultra-thin cells on steel

Solar panels have invaded the roofs of our homes. And they’ll stay there a long time even though new, more sustainable photovoltaic cells are being developed. Electronic circuits, too,...

Math thesis wins two awards

  Adrien Taylor’s UCLouvain PhD thesis on optimisation, a branch of applied mathematics, earned two research awards, including the FNRS-IBM Innovation Award.  Optimisation is...
Technology

Digital image compression: after JPEG

The JPEG compression format is more than 25-years-old: a canonical age in the digital age. A UCL researcher and spin-off have imagined the compression standard of tomorrow: JPEG XS. For 25...
Technology

Searching for objects lost in space

A team of researchers at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) has just completed a project on behalf of the European Space...

Better big data analysis for better epidemic management

Using big data to precisely and easily predict an epidemic’s course or a virus’s spread—that’s the seemingly incredible goal of Jean-Charles Delvenne, a researcher at the Mathematical...

A revolutionary technique for testing nanomaterial strength

A UCL nanoscience research team has developed a new technique for testing the strength of nanomaterials, the miniscule make-up of all sorts of everyday objects. The secret is a process much...