Escuela Técnica Superior de
Ingeniería y Sistemas de Telecomunicación
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Seminarios de investigación curso 2021/2022

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Semestre de OTOÑO / FALL semester

  • On the path to 6G: measurement techniques for millimeter communications (16th November 2021)
  • Sistemas de riego fotovoltaico (2 December 2021)

Semestre de PRIMAVERA / SPRING semester

  • Design and productivity estimation of photovoltaic irrigation systems – single and multi-pump systems/ Diseño y estimación de la productividad de los sistemas de riego fotovoltaico - sistemas monobomba y multibomba (6 April 2022)
  • Tangled Program Graphs: Reinforcement learning for hardware friendly machine learning, and Git: basic principles and use (25 to 28 April 2022)
  • Sintonización de variadores de frecuencia para sistemas de riego fotovoltaico/ Tuning of frequency converters for photovoltaic irrigation systems (4 May 2022)
  • An introduction to blockchain, its fundamentals and usefulness (4, 5, 11 and 12 May 2022)
  • Internet of Things for Healthcare Systems (17 to 20 May 2022)
  • Smart Farming, Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things: from research to reality (2, 3, 9 and 10 June 2022)

 

Semestre de OTOÑO / FALL semester

 

On the path to 6G: measurement techniques for millimeter communications

Rohde-Schwarz, several speakers (see table of contents)

Table of contents:

  • On the path to 6G. Generation and signal analysis with high bandwidth for millimeter waves. Germán Martín.
  • OTA measurements for the communication sub-THz in band D. Germán Martín.
  • Components’ characterization up to millimeter waves with the vector network analyzer R&S ZNA. Laura Gonzalo.
  • Verification of transmitted signals and characterization of components in field. Laura Gonzalo.

Date and time:

16th November 2021. Tuesday. 9.30h to 13.00h (3.5 hours).

Room:

Room 3005, ETSI y Sistemas de Telecomunicación, UPM.

Language:

English.

Registration:

Register by filling the form in this link.

Workload for attendants with certificate of achievement (*):

  • Students of the PhD Program in Systems and Services for the Information Society: 4 hours' worth of "specific seminars".

  • Undergraduate students: 0.5 ECTS.

Additional information:

For PhD students and undergraduate students who want to obtain the certificate of achievement, note that you will have to do a Moodle-based questionnaire after the seminar takes place. Please contact cristina.lopez.lozano@upm.es at this respect or if you require any additional information.

If you want to attend the complete congress (this seminar + papers presentations + invited speakers), you have to register and pay by using this link.

 

Sistemas de riego fotovoltaico

Rita Hogan, Luis Narvarte (ETSI y Sistemas de Telecomunicación - UPM)

Table of contents:

  • 09:00h – 10:30h: Conceptos básicos sobre sistemas de riego. Casos reales de sistemas de riego fotovoltaico (SRFV)
  • 10:30h – 11:30h: Propuesta de financiación de SRFV
  • 11:30h – 12:30h: Tecnología de los SRFV. Tipos y configuraciones de SRFV
  • 12:30h – 13:30h: Conceptos básicos sobre energía solar: radiación, módulo FV, generador FV, estructuras de fijación y producción eléctrica en función de las condiciones meteorológicas
  • 13:30h – 14:30h: Comida
  • 14:30h – 16:00h: Simulación de sistemas de riego fotovoltaico con SISIFO: descripción de modelos y parámetros de simulación
  • 16:00h – 18:00h: Taller práctico 1: simulación de un caso representativo
  • 18:00h – 20:00h: Taller práctico 2: simulación de un caso representativo

Date and time:

2 December 2021, 9:00h to 20:00h (10 hours).

Room:

A3004 (9h00 to 13h30) and A3002 (14h30 to 20h00)

Language:

Español

Registration:

Send an email from your XXX@alumnos.upm.es address to rita.hogan@upm.es, including your name and the degree that you are enrolled in, before November 26, 2021.

Workload for attendants with certificate of achievement (*):

  • Students of the PhD Program in Systems and Services for the Information Society: 10 hours' worth of "specific seminars".

  • Undergraduate students: 0.5 ECTS.

Additional information:

A minimum of 4 registered students is required to teach this seminar. Seats are limited.

 

Semestre de PRIMAVERA / SPRING semester

 

Design and productivity estimation of photovoltaic irrigation systems – single and multi-pump systems/ Diseño y estimación de la productividad de los sistemas de riego fotovoltaico - sistemas monobomba y multibomba

Luis Narvarte Fernández, Rita Hogan Teves De Almeida (ETSI y Sistemas de Telecomunicación - UPM)

Table of contents:

  • Simulación de sistemas de riego fotovoltaico con SISIFO: descripción de modelos y parámetros de simulación
  • Simulación de un sistema monobomba
  • Simulación de un sistema multibomba

Date and time:

6th April 2022, 10h00-13h00 (3 hours).

Room:

Online

Language:

Spanish

Registration:

At this link, including "UPM" in "Nombre de la PYME" and "Estudiantes del Doctorado en Ingeniería de Sistemas y Servicios para la Sociedad de la Información" in "Cargo en la PYME"

Workload for attendants with certificate of achievement (*):

  • Students of the PhD Program in Systems and Services for the Information Society: 3 hours' worth of "specific seminars"

Additional information:

This course is offered to PhD students.

 

Tangled Program Graphs: Reinforcement learning for hardware friendly machine learning, and Git: basic principles and use

Karol Desnos (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Rennes)

Table of contents:

  • Tangled Program Graphs: Reinforcement learning for hardware friendly machine learning (2 hours).
    Tangled Program Graph (TPG) is a reinforcement learning technique based on genetic programming concepts. On state-of-the-art learning environments, TPGs have been shown to offer comparable competence with Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), for a fraction of their computational and storage cost. This lightness of TPGs, both for training and inference, makes them an interesting model to implement Artificial Intelligences (AIs) on embedded systems with limited computational and storage resources.
  • Git: basic principles and use (presentation 3 hours + lab exercise 3 hours).
    When working on a group project, using an efficient system for sharing files is often key to success. Unfortunately, the most commonly used means of file transfers (e-mails, USB drive, synchronized folders, smoke signals…) are not very well suited for intensive file exchanges, even in a small group. Moreover, with such systems, it is difficult to keep track of the evolution of the project, which makes it very difficult to find the origin of a bug in project. The purpose of Concurrent Versioning Systems (CVS) is to offer file sharing systems specifically design for the simultaneous work of many developers on a common project.
    In this course, the basic concepts of the git versioning system are introduced, assuming no prior knowledge on any versioning system. After presenting the motivations for using a versioning system, the basic mechanics behind git will be introduced both conceptually, and through the illustration of tool commands. A quick comparison of git with other Concurrent Versioning Systems (CVS), a presentation of tools and website based on git, and a set of good practices for git users conclude this seminar. Concepts presented during the lecture will be put into practice during a lab.

Date and time:

Monday 25 to Thursday 28 April 2022, 15:30 to 17:30 (8 hours).

Room:

A3002

Language:

English.

Registration:

Send an email from your XXX@alumnos.upm.es address to miguel.chavarrias@upm.es including your name, the degree and year that you are enrolled in, not later than 18 April 2022.

Workload for attendants with certificate of achievement (*):

  • Students of the PhD Program in Systems and Services for the Information Society: 10 hours' worth of "specific seminars".

  • Undergraduate students: 1 ECTS.

Additional information:

This course is offered to undergraduate students in their 3rd or 4th year, as well as master and PhD students. Seats are limited.

 

Sintonización de variadores de frecuencia para sistemas de riego fotovoltaico/ Tuning of frequency converters for photovoltaic irrigation systems

Rita Hogan Teves De Almeida, Luis Narvarte Fernández (ETSI y Sistemas de Telecomunicación - UPM)

Table of contents:

  • Estructura general de los sistemas de riego fotovoltaico (SRFV)
  • Teoría básica de funcionamiento de los SRFV para su control
  • La sintonización de los parámetros de control: día claro y paso de nube
  • Algoritmos de control de las distintas configuraciones de SRFV
  • Programación de los SRFV

Date and time:

Wednesday 4 May 2022, 10:00h to 13:00h (3 hours).

Room:

Online

Language:

Spanish

Registration:

At this link, including “UPM” in “Nombre de la PYME” and “Estudiantes del Doctorado en Ingeniería de Sistemas y Servicios para la Sociedad de la Información” in “Cargo en la PYME”

Workload for attendants with certificate of achievement (*):

Students of the PhD Program in Systems and Services for the Information Society: 3 hours' worth of "specific seminars".

Additional information:

This course is offered to PhD students.

 

An introduction to blockchain, its fundamentals and usefulness

Dr. Jesús Rodríguez Molina (Dept. de Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica, UPM)

Table of contents:

1. Introduction to blockchain
1.1. Databases, distribution, cryptography, networking introductory concepts.
1.2. Definition of blockchain. Roles that the previous concepts play in it.
1.3. Blockchain main features: distribution, redundancy, transparency, immutability, consensus.

2. Main components of blockchain.
2.1. Public and private keys.
2.2. Hash function.
2.3. “Nonce” number.
2.4. Transactions.
2.5. Blocks.

3. Mining and validation.
3.1. Consensus algorithm.
3.2. Proof-Of-Work.
3.3. Proof-Of-Stake.
3.4. Proof-Of-Authority.
3.5. Other algorithms.

4. Transactions.
4.1. Transaction integrity.
4.2. Transaction conflicts.

5. Blockchain use cases
5.1. Utilities.
5.2. Trade of goods and services.
5.3. Smart contracts.

Date and time:

Wed. 4, Thu. 5, Wed. 11, and Thu. 12 May 2022, 12:30h to 14:30h (8 hours).

Room:

3005.

Language:

English.

Registration:

Send an email from your XXX@alumnos.upm.es address to jesus.rodriguezm@upm.es including your name and the degree that you are enrolled in, no later than Friday 29 April 2022.

Workload for attendants with certificate of achievement (*):

  • Students of the PhD Program in Systems and Services for the Information Society: 10 hours' worth of "specific seminars".

  • Undergraduate students (years 3 and 4): 0.5 ECTS.

Additional information:

Previous knowledge needed to follow this seminar:

  • Java programming.
  • Usage of an IDE such as Eclipse or Netbeans.
  • Basic knowledge on cryptography and distributed systems.

This seminar is aimed at undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, as well as to master's and PhD students.

Seats are limited.

 

Internet of Things for Healthcare Systems

Anzhelika Parkhomenko (National University “Zaporizhzhia Polytechnic”)

During the course, students will understand why Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are driving the world and how IoT can be a key success factor for healthcare systems. Students will gain the vocabulary needed to navigate the complex landscape of IoT technologies, as well as how, when and where IoT technologies can create value and improve the performance of healthcare institutions. The basics of creating a design solution for IoT will be considered: the architecture of the IoT network; software and hardware of the IoT project; technologies and data transfer protocols; IoT services and cloud platforms.

Lectures:

  • Modern approaches to IoT systems design based on online engineering tools.
  • Embedded systems as the basis of IoT infrastructure.
  • Engineering of software/hardware platform for healthcare systems.
  • Cloud and wireless technologies for running IoT application.

Lab works: the course of laboratory works is aimed at creating and studying a prototype of the IoT system using online simulators and IoT services.

Date and time:

Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 May 2022, 17:30h to 19:30h (8 hours on-site, 20 hours student's work).

Room:

TBC

Language:

English.

Registration:

Send an email from your XXX@alumnos.upm.es address to david.luengo@upm.es including your name and the degree that you are enrolled in, not later than 13 May 2022.

Workload for attendants with certificate of achievement (*):

  • Students of the PhD Program in Systems and Services for the Information Society: 10 hours' worth of "specific seminars".

  • Undergraduate students: 0.5 ECTS.

Additional information:

  • Offered to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Previous recommended knowledge: C++, Arduino, English language.
  • Assessment method: lab exercises to be done by the students outside the class, using a simulation environment.
  • Seats are limited.

 

Smart Farming, Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things: from research to reality

Dr. Jesús Rodríguez Molina (Dept. de Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica, UPM)

Table of contents:

  • 1. Introduction to main concepts
    • 1.1. The Internet of Things
    • 1.2. Cyber-Physical Systems
    • 1.3. Farming and Smart Farming
  • 2. Smart Farming
    • 2.1. Main concepts.
    • 2.2. Technological background.
  • 3. Smart farming tools.
    • 3.1. Hardware tools
    • 3.2. Software tools.
  • 4. Use cases.
    • 4.1 Startups and businesses
    • 4.2 “Real world” considerations
    • 4.3 Actual deployments and examples

Date and time:

Th. 2 and Fr. 3 June 2022 13:00 to 15:00h.

Th. 9 and Fr. 10 June 2022 11:00 to 13:00h.

(total of 8 on-site hours; 4 extra hours of student work)

Room:

Online (MS Teams).

Language:

English (both teaching and the test).

Registration:

Send an email from your XXX@alumnos.upm.es address to jesus.rodriguezm@upm.es including your name and the degree that you are enrolled in, not later than 1 June 2022.

Workload for attendants with certificate of achievement (*):

  • Students of the PhD Program in Systems and Services for the Information Society: 10 hours' worth of "specific seminars".

  • Undergraduate students: 0.5 ECTS.

Additional information:

  • Previous knowledge needed to follow this seminar: basic knowledge on Internet of Things and cyberphysical systems.
  • This seminar is aimed at undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, as well as to master's and PhD students.
  • Seats are limited.