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-scale applications such as data analytics, weather forecasting, the modelling of molecular structures for the development of new medicines, machine-learning, and so on. These and many similar applications need high-performance, distributed computer systems.
Methods and techniques for the analysis and synthesis of images. Many of the applications 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 towards the automatic interpretation of data.
STATE OF THE UNION
The State of the Union provides an integrated review of the performance of our research school. This concise briefing replaces the usual formal and longer research plans and reports. It is, of course, a reference to the American constitutional version. We believe that such a structure is more accessible and easier to read for anyone interested in our field of work and research.