TU/e PDEng Thesis Award 2018
Linh Ngoc Bui MSc PDEng
Thesis: An Analysis of the Benefits of EULYNX-style Requirements Modeling for ProRail
PDEng Program: Software Technology
In a safety critical system like railway signaling domain, using models to specify the interface requirements is an innovative way to ProRail. By analysing and developing the methodological approach to modeling, my project supports determining the future of modeling in the signaling domain within ProRail.
Rameez Ismail MSc PDEng
Thesis: Next-Generation Lane Centering Assist System
PDEng Program: Automotive Systems Design
Around 1.25 million people die each year in road accidents, making it the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29. The major reason for such accidents is driver’s distraction. One fatal consequence of distracted driving is that the vehicle could drift off the driving lane. The Lane Centering Assist System prevents such consequences and automatically steer the vehicle back in the lane.
Maaike de Jong MSc PDEng
Thesis: The design of an OCT catheter for bladder cancer diagnostics
PDEng Program: Design and Technology of Instrumentation
Bladder cancer is the most expensive disease from diagnosis to death. Current diagnostic methods are not good enough. During my project I developed an imaging catheter for bladder cancer diagnostics that enables urologists to look inside the tissue. This leads to a more accurate diagnosis and a decrease in patient burden.
Mariska de Kort MSc PDEng
Thesis: Scoren, zien en spreken: Zicht op waardevolle zorginformatie
PDEng Program: Clinical Informatics
In this project a web based personal dashboard for medical doctors has been designed. The dashboard combines patient reported outcome measures with operational data about the patient and the medical intervention. This holistic approach, together with a well-supported learning cycle, adds new value to the daily work routine of medical doctors.
Stefan Manojlovic MSc PDEng
Thesis: Humanising Bots: Personality and Social Role of Conversational Agents
PDEng Program: User System Interaction
We are part of a big revolution with the developments of artificial intelligence (AI) around the globe. AI tries to capture human cognitive processes to translate them machines, in order to make them really smart. My research, however, lays in making AI technologies more human-like, by researching human psychosocial models and applying them to chatbots to make them more… likeable.
Arancha Riquelme Piñera MSc PDEng
Thesis: Crystallization Modelling and Reactor Design in Lactic Acid Production
PDEng Program: Process and Product Design Mathematics for Industry
The current project is based on the production of lactic acid, the monomer of PLA, a biodegradable plastic produced form renewable biomass resources. In this process, crystallization is a key phenomenon that has been studied and modelled. This model has been used for the final design of a higher capacity section that will provide Corbion with the desired production target with optimized settings that will enhance its process performance.
Rabia Zainab Syeda MSc PDEng
Thesis: MIRACLE - MIMO Integrated Radar with wide-scan On-chip Antenna Co-Location Efficiency
PDEng Program: Design of Electrical Engineering Systems
Before having the luxury of driving assistance and self-driving cars, it is crucial to make them safe to use. The security systems in cars then rely on sensors that are placed around the car. The best sensors are millimeter-wave radars since they are quite robust in harsh environments. The small size of these radars, in addition, gives an opportunity to develop a multi-node radar system like MIMO radar that can further improve the resolution and can be valuable for automotive industry.
Finn Maria Vossen MSc PDEng
Thesis: Technology Prototype Product: a two-step approach to bring building-integrated thin film PV to the market
PDEng Program: Smart Buildings and Cities
Photovoltaic panels are hot, but how can they optimally be integrated in the built environment? Thin Film (TF) Technology can offer a solution! This project analysed how TF panels could be applied as a building product to become interesting for the Building market.