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LARES @ DSC Adria 2024

LARES @ DSC Adria 2024

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LARES team was once again present at the Data Science Conference ( DCS Adria ) in Zagreb where Filip Rukavina and Hrvoje Novak delivered an engaging presentation on "Conformal prediction: uncertainty quantification for robust and reliable decision making." The talk discussed the importance of considering prediction uncertainty in designing control systems and decision support frameworks, advocating for the adoption of conformal prediction as a user-friendly approach to create statistically rigorous uncertainty intervals, showcasing its applications across various domains like smart cities, renewable energy, agriculture, and meteorology within the LARES research scope We are glad to be part of this successful conference and are looking forward to future DSC events!

Two new patents in LARES

Two new patents in LARES

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As an outcome of project " SmartCityLight - Intelligent and modular platform for control and monitoring of smart city lighting " and in collaboration with project partner LED elektronika , LARES researchers were granted positive WIPO opinion with confirmed novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability for two patents: V. Lešić, H. Shaheen, M. Gapit, M. Vašak, H. Kaluđer, "A Centralized Model Predictive Lighting Control Method and a Centralized Prediction-based Controllable Street Lighting System," patent no. EP4369866 V. Lešić, H. Shaheen, M. Gapit, M. Vašak, N. Jurković, M. Marinac, H. Kaluđer, "A Distributed Model Predictive Lighting Control Method for a Street Zone and a Distributed Prediction-based Controllable Lighting System," patent no. EP4369867

LARES at GITEX Global

LARES at GITEX Global

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Our LARES member, Assoc. Prof. Vinko Lesic, PhD, was a co-organizer of AI Doctorate Symposium , a competition on research commercialization for PhD students and recent graduates, which took place at GITEX Global summit in Dubai, October 16-20, 2023. The competition was organized by IEEE Region 8 Entrepreneurship together with IEEE Region 8, R8 Member Activities and R8 Technical Activities, in organization with GITEX Global - DevSlam, and attracted current or recent PhD students to present their published research papers related to their theses in the topic of AI. Out of 47 participants, 5 were selected for the finals in Dubai. Judging panel included Dr. Simon See , Global Head Nvidia AI Technology Centre, Dr. Wathiq Mansoor , Dean of College of Engineering & IT at University of Dubai, Omar Hatamleh , Chief Advisor, Artificial Intelligence & Innovation - NASA, Christopher Abraham , CEO & Head - Dubai Campus, S P Jain School of Global Management, and Vinko Lesic , IEEE R8 Vice Chair for Member Activities and LARES member. Three authors were awarded on stage, first prize of 2,000 USD for Paolo Testolina (Italy), second prize of 1,000 USD for Sofia Bourhim (Spain) and third prize of 700 USD for Abir Abid (Tunisia). Global DevSlam is inspired by GITEX Global, the largest tech show in the world, which gathers over 170,000 attendees, 5000 exhibitors and 1400 speakers from 176 countries. The 43rd edition of GITEX Global took place in Dubai World Trade Center, bringing together major players in academia, government, and industry. The event consisted of eight co-located shows on coding and software development, AI, fintech, future urbanism, blockchain and more. Photos are available in detailed news content.

Mateja Car defended her PhD thesis

Mateja Car defended her PhD thesis

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On December 22, 2023, LARES researcher Mateja Car successfully defended her doctoral dissertation and received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering. Mateja's thesis, entitled "Model predictive control of battery systems in a microgrid" , elaborates model predictive control of heterogeneous battery storage systems in a microgrid by taking into account the chemical processes inside a battery which are reflected in variable battery efficiency and consequently, battery longevity. Our congratulations to Doctor Mateja Car!

LARES @ IEEE CDC 2023

LARES @ IEEE CDC 2023

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LARES team attended IEEE  CDC 2023  – 62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control that took place on December 13-15, 2023, in Singapore. Assoc. Prof. Vinko Lešić, PhD , presented SmartCityLight project results in the paper  "Street Lighting Optimal Dimming with Model Predictive Control" by Husam I. Shaheen, Marina Gapit, Ana Martinović, Vinko Lešić

LARES @ TELFOR 2023

LARES @ TELFOR 2023

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TELFOR 2023  – 31st Telecommunications Forum took place in Belgrade, Serbia during November 21-22, 2023. Ana Martinović, MSc , presented SmartCityLight project results in the paper  "Embedded Implementation of Optimal City Lighting Lamp Control" by Ana Martinović, Husam I. Shaheen, Marina Gapit, Nikolina Jurković, Denis Kereži, Mario Vašak and Vinko Lešić. Marina Gapit, MSc , presented SmartCityLight project results in the paper  "Intelligent System for Monitoring and Control of Street Lighting" by Marina Gapit, Nikolina Jurković, Husam I. Shaheen, Ana Martinović, Denis Kereži, Mario Vašak, Vinko Lešić. Mihael Jakšić, MSc , presented DECIDE project results in the paper "Data-Driven Model Identification of Building Thermal Dynamics" by Mihael Jakšić and Vinko Lešić.


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