Advanced School for Computing and Imaging (ASCI)
ASCI is a Dutch graduate school formed by Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit, University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Utrecht University.
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, University of Twente, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen are associated members of ASCI.
ASCI was officially accredited by the KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences) on 29 May 1995, making it the first Dutch graduate school in computer science to be accredited.
The research in ASCI is focused on two main themes
- Computer Systems
Methods and techniques for the design and implementation of advanced computer systems like parallel, distributed, embedded and real-time systems. These kinds of computer systems are essential for large applications such as weather forecasting, the modelling of molecular structures for the development of new medicines, and so on. These and many similar applications need high performance computer systems.
- Imaging Systems
Methods and techniques for the analysis and synthesis of images. Many of the applications, such as the ones mentioned above, generate enormous amounts of data which can only be interpreted by humans after some form of computer processing. Image synthesis aims at the visualization of data for the human eye, while image analysis is more oriented to the automatic interpretation of data. Also, sensor systems are being studied, such as magnetic resonance devices.
Read more about ASCI on the website.