MSc Signals and Systems

Graduation project (45 EC)

The thesis project is the concluding study unit of the program. The project amounts to 45 EC and involves a research or design task with sufficient academic level. The project may be executed within a research program at TU Delft, or in a suitable research institute or company. The project must be carried out with a systematic approach and should include all phases of a research or design project: analysis, modelling, implementation/construction and validation/evaluation. The student executes the thesis project independently, with guidance of a thesis supervisor and under the responsibility of the full professor who approved the IEP.

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive).
EISparse arrays of PMUTs for beam optimization
ELCAHardware Accelerated AI for Digital Predistortion
Efficient Transformer for Keyword Spotting
MS3[New!] Sparse spiking neural networks for radar-based human activity recognition (15.11.2022)
[New! TUD-NXP] Fusion of mono-static and bi-static radar responses (01.12.2022)
[New! TUD-NXP] Codesign of 2D Antenna Array and DOA Estimation (01.12.2022)
[New!] Cognitive Radar: Semidefinite Programming Waveform Generation using Neural Networks (25.11.2022)
SPSGeneralized signal models in MRI
Electrical Properties Tomography - Theory and Validation
Nonlinear Model Order Reduction Methods for Inverse Scattering Problems
Domain Integral Equation Preconditioning in Electromagnetics for Elongated Structures
Heart rate extraction from speech signals
Assessment of patient’s therapy response based on smartphone data
Contactless determination of vital parameters for improved healthcare (with Intelliprove)
Cell-to-sensor distance estimation for epicardiac measurements
Improving signal quality of a wearable device for electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement
Dynamic brain network analysis
Accurate blood signal extraction to study brain function with functional ultrasound
Cardiac Arrhythmia Data Analysis (several projects)
Optimizing the analysis of auditory event-related potentials in EEG (with Erasmus Medical Center)
Signal processing for wearable sensing of heart rhythm and function
Energy-efficient seizure detection for wearable EEG
Detecting anomaly patterns in networks
Data reconstruction on networks
Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces aided communication algorithms
Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces
MIMO radar for automotive applications
Signal Design for Accurate Time-of-Arrival Estimation Using Sparse Subband Signals
Digital processing for large pixel array 3D-TOF systems
Distributed correlators for interferometry
Matched subspace methods for outage detection in smart grids
Internships Fleet Cleaner
Analyzing the characteristics of a leader in a diffusion network
Graph Convolutional Neural Networks for Solar Irradiance/Weather Prediction
Design of Sparse Network Control
Joint Communication and Radar Sensing
Sparse Nonuniform Optical Phased Array Design
Machine learning and speech enhancement
Optimisation and Modelling of speech intelligibility
Acoustic transfer function estimation for beamforming applications
Adaptive audio processing (with the company Axign)
Spectral Noise Estimation for Hearing Aids
Active Noise Reduction for MRIs
In ear (with hearing aid) based Biomedical Signal Processing
Audio processing in wireless earbuds (Several assignments with the company Dopple)
Will High-Mobility Modulations Open Up the Ocean?
Cooperative relative navigation of anchorless network
Distributed processing for multiple radar nodes
[SRON] Distributed formation flying in multi-agent systems
[NLR] Sensor-fusion for autonomous drone navigation
[AnyWi] Quality of service for drones
CNN accelerator: Multipliers vs. shifters!

Thesis examples

2015 Dejan BorotaDesign of a position determination system for a ship’s hull maintenance robot
2014 Joao Lopes e SilvaDistributed Wavefront Reconstruction for Adaptive Optics Systems
Thijs WensveenReal-Time Optimistic Planning for the Control of Nonlinear Systems
Pieter de BuckLens set-up using PARIS
ELCA 2018 Kiran SharmaAdaptation Study of Zebro as Nano Rover for Lunar Exploration and Demonstration of Locomotion on Simulated Lunar Surface
MS3 2022 Arun Vijayaraghavan3-D Target Classification in Short Range Radar Applications
Yiyang SongImprovement of weak targets detectability in strong clutter using the polarization contrast enhancement
Liyuan RenPeople Counting Using Low-cost FMCW MIMO Radar: Achieving Tracking for Counting and Classification of Groups of People using FMCW Radar
Natasha BirariPower Consumption Analysis of 5G Transmit Antenna Topologies and Beamforming Schemes
Xingzhuo LiRadar-based Drone Track-Before-Detect and Characteristics Estimation
Lucas LambertiBayesian Compressive Sensing For Radar Based DoA Estimation Using Sparse Sensor Arrays
Hani HaifawiAutomatic Classification of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Radars On-The-Move
2021 Ying ZhangEnhancing MIMO Array Imaging Quality
Detmer BosmaFeature Extraction of Moving Automotive Vehicles using Multi-Target Tracking on Polarimetric Doppler Radar Data
Ximei YangComplex-Valued Neural Networks for radar-based human-motion classification
Simin ZhuMultiple Target Tracking and Human Activity Recognition based on The IR-UWB Radar Sensor Networks
Harinee Visvanathan SethuramanRadar-Based Classification of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Carrying Payloads
Karan JayachandraApproximately Optimal Radar Resource Allocation
Ruman KaziDesign and analysis of sparse MIMO Array and sparse recovery algorithms for super-resolution DOA estimation
Anusha Ravish SuvarnaFusion of radar data from multiple MIMO systems to achieve higher angular resolution
Alexandru GirdianuWeather Targets Doppler Processing in Phased Array Radar with Fast Azimuthal Scanning
Martijn HellerA Novel Approach to Vehicle Pose Estimation using Automotive Radar
Bas Van der WerkApproximately Optimal Radar Resource Management for Multi-Sensor Multi-Target Tracking
2020 Yuqing LiVital Signs Monitoring Using Doppler Signal Decomposition
Lin WanDevelopment of radar-based vital sign detection and indoor target localization algorithms
2019 Lisa AudenaertAn automotive MIMO radar calibration using targets of opportunity in different weather conditions
Saravanan NageshRobust Feature Extraction Algorithm for analysis of Radar Targets using Multi-Object Tracking on Range-Velocity Space.
Prithvi Laguduvan ThyagarajanSTEREOID Data Processor
MSP 2014 Evgeni AizenbergComputer-Aided Comparative Assessment of Inflammatory Lesions in MRI of the Spine in Axial Spondyloarthritis Patients
Martijn GerritsEvaluation of instrumental measures for the prediction of musical noise in enhanced noisy speech
2013 Erik RoelingImproving indoor localization of Android phones: For the use of speech enhancement by using a different calibration signal for each phone and including the relative clock skew
2012 J.J.M. Van de SandeReal-time Beamforming and Sound Classification Parameter Generation in Public Environments
SPS 2023 Edoardo FocantePhysics-informed Data Augmentation for Human Radar Signatures
2022 Zhuangzhuang YuMachine Learning of Ultrasound Data: Cardiovascular Parameters Detection Using Carotid Artery Measurements
Siddhy Ganesh ShettyAutonomous Landing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Xiaoning ShiEnergy-efficient seizure detection for wearable EEG
Chuhan WangA trainable activation scheme for applying Neural Radiance Fields in novel view synthesis tasks
Haoran BiExtreme precipitation nowcasting using deep generative model
Stephy Annie Curie Rakesh ArayaPredicting noise attenuation level in the earplugs using Gaussian Process Regression
Renjie DaiDetecting Medical Equipment in the Catheterization Laboratory using Computer Vision
Enpu ChenReconstruction and Rendering of Buildings as Radiance Fields for View Synthesis
Jinchen ZengAutomatic Camera Extrinsics Estimation in the Catheterization Laboratory
Yitong TaoFrequency Domain Joint Estimation of HRF and Stimulus from fUS Data
William HunterImproving the Estimation of Epicardial Activation Times Using Spatial Information
Xuzhou YangCooperative Localization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using ADS-B
Zhiyi WangExtreme-value Neural Networks for Weather Forcasting
Zhonggang LiRobust Formation Control against Observation Losses
Peiyuan ZhaiDistributed Gaussian Process for Multi-agent Systems
Mosab DiabDetect and Avoid for Autonomous Agents in Cluttered Environments
Yanan HuSearch by Image: Deep Learning Based Image Visual Feature Extraction
Qi ZhangRe-ranking for Improved Image Query-Based Search
Yuanyuan YaoImage-Based Query Search Engine via Deep Learning
Rui TangDistributed Particle Filtering
Sebastian JordanDistributed Optimisation Using Stochastic PDMM
Cees KosSensor-to-Cell Height Estimation for Conductivity Estimation in Cardiac Cells
Ruben WijnandsAnalyzing dynamic functional connectivity using state-space models on mice fUS data
Jordi de VriesEstimation of Atrial Fibre Directions Based on Epicardial Electrograms
Mauries van HeterenLink adaptation and equalization for underwater acoustic communication using machine learning
Xiaoyao LuoMultiple Subbands Ranging Signals Design and Investigation on Frequency Dependence of the Subband Channel Impulse Responses within an Ultra-wideband Channel
Tijs MoreeEstimating atrial activity in epicardial electrograms
Ids van der WerfTowards Gridless Sound Field Reconstruction
Mihir KapadiaFew shot emotion recognition using intelligent voice assistants and wearables
Jelmer van der HoevenForecasting Models for Graph Processes
Tobias RoestLoudspeakers as recording devices in public address systems
2021 David KesterA Decentralised Key Management System for the European Railway Signalling System
Arda KayganAnalyzing Functional Ultrasound Images of the Brain Using Tensor Decompositions
Gaia ZinInvestigation of focal epilepsy using graph signal processing
Calum TurnerTowards Sustainable Satellite Swarms
Bichi ZhangTargetless Camera-LiDAR Calibration for Autonomous Systems
Niels de KoeijerSound Zones with a Cost Function based on Human Hearing
Felix AbelTime Synchronization for Anchorless Satellite Networks
Ellen RiemensOn the Integration of Acoustics and LiDAR
Elke SalzmannEnergy-Efficient Particle Filter SLAM for Autonomous Exploration
Sarthak AgarwalQuantifying the dynamic interactions between physiological signals to predict the exposure from chemicals
Karen van der WerffImage Reconstruction for Multicoil Low-field MRI
Yingfeng JiangAutomated Personnel Activities Observation in the Catheterization Laboratory
Preetha VijayanBrain-inspired Compressed-Inference for Event-Driven Neuromorphic Processors
Martijn van der MarelEdge State Kalman Filtering for Distributed Formation Control Systems
Stefanie BrackenhoffSPLITTER: A data model and algorithm for detecting spectral lines and continuum emission of high-redshift galaxies using DESHIMA 2.0
Maarten EnthovenDifferentiating Task-Based Functional Ultrasound Signals via Data-Driven Decompositions
Daniel KappelleGNSS Chirp Interference Estimation and Mitigation
Bas LieskerCorrection of Field Inhomogeneities in Low-Field MRI During Image Reconstruction
Teun de SmalenBoundary Element Method in coil design for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Javier Guinea PerezMice tracking using infrared subcutaneous implants for error detection
Ahmet GercekciogluGraph-aware anomalous network agent detection
2020 Bob DullaartModel-based localization using vertical line arrays
Shaoqing ChenDeep Learning-Based Sound Identification
Prernna BhatnagarNumerical Body Model Inference for Individualized RF exposure Prediction in Neuroimaging at 7T MRI
Kriti DhingraAccelerating (Compressed) SENSE Scans in MRI
Yikai ZengDistributed Coordination for Multi-fleet Truck Platooning
Yuchen YinAtrial Fibrillation classification from a short single lead ECG recording
Laurens BuijsClock skew invariant beamforming
Alejandro MonrealUltra fast MRI acquisition at 7 Tesla
Aitor GarcĂ­a MansoAutomatic Depth Matching for Petrophysical Borehole Logs
Kaiwen ZhangOptimal Sensor Placement for Calibration-Involved Radio Astronomy Imaging Applications
Maria Macarulla RodriguezLow-field MR Imaging Using a Nonuniform Fast Fourier Transform
Vasudha SathyapriyanBinaural beam-forming with dominant cue preservation for hearing aids
Marnix AbrahamsGraphene squeeze-film microphone
Manojna VedulaMyelin Imaging in Brain using Inhomogeneous Magnetization Transfer(ihMT) at 3T and 7T
Erik HagenaarsSingle-Pixel Thermopile Sensors for people counting
Giovanni BologniRoom geometry estimation from stereo recordings using neural networks
Karishma KumarTwo-Dimensional Blood Flow Estimation in the Brain with Ultrafast Ultrasound
2019 Joris BelierWave Dynamics in Inverse Krylov Subspaces
Lantian KouParticle Filter based Speaker Tracking in Distributed Pairwise Microphone Networks
Bishwadeep DasActive Semi-Supervised Learning For Diffusions on Graphs
Rajesh RajwadeMagnetic Resonance Imaging motion correction in k-space
Bart KöllingAtrial activation time estimation using cross-correlation between higher order neighboring electrodes
Gabriele ZaccaInferring the location of reflecting surfaces from acoustic measurements
Ye CuiIndoor Localization using Narrowband Radios and Switched Antennas in Indoor Environments
Yajie TangBayesian learning applied to radio astronomy image formation
Chenhong JiNonrigid Image Registration using 3D Convolutional Neural Network with Application to Brain MR images
Emmaouil (Manolis) PapadakisFace recognition using traditional machine learning algorithms and deep neural networks with application to face verification
Husain KapadiaA Generative Neural Network Model for Speech Enhancement
Metin CalisPrivacy-preserving consensus averaging
Sherine BrahmaSignal Modelling and Imaging of Low Field MRI
Kostadin BiserkovSpoofing detection in a loosely coupled GNSS and IMU system via Synthetic Arrays
Xin AnTransverse 3D Electrical Properties Tomography
Bram VisserCalibration of a Single element ultrasound transducer using an aberration mask
Pranav PrakashIdentication of Quasi Normal Modes
Yiting LuDevelopment of Data Processing Algorithms for UWB Radar-based Long-Term Health Monitoring
Bastian GenerowiczImproving Ultrafast Doppler Imaging using Subspace Tracking
2018 Yuyang WangAn automated ECG signal quality assessment method with supervised learning algorithm
Konstantios SachosOn speech enhancement in very low SNRs for smart speakers
Mert ErginSnoring Sound Production and Modelling
Rik van der VlistPhase estimation of recurring patterns in nonstationary signals
Raissa LynnRoom Geometry Estimation from Acoustic Echoes
Lars RehbeinModel-Based Iterative Image Reconstruction for Echo-Planar Imaging
Haidong HaoVessel Layer Separation of X-ray Angiographic Images using Deep Learning Methods
Costas KokkeInterferer selection for binaural cue preservation in joint binaural linearly constrained minimum variance beamforming
Lucas MontesinosAudio-visual authentication for mobile devices
Dirk SchutAutomatic Initialization for 3D Ultrasound CT Registration During Liver Tumor Ablations
Guillermo Ortiz JiménezMultidomain Graph Signal Processing
Jinzi QiFrequency Selection for Indoor Ranging Using Compressive Sensing
Niels van WijngaardenInexact distributed optimization schemes
Sofia-Eirini KottiClock-Offset Invariant Beamforming in Wireless Acoustic Sensor Networks
Bart CoonenDirection-of-Arrival Estimation using an Unsynchronized Array of Acoustic Vector Sensors
Derk-Jan HulsingaThe cocktail party problem: GSVD-beamformers for speech in reverberant environments
2017 Ashvant MahabirBlind Graph Topology Change Detection
Christos TzotzadinisPerformance and Complexity of Data Acquisition in Compressive-sensing Radar
Jake JonkmanQuantized Distributed Optimization Schemes; a monotone operator approach
Jiying DaiCSI-EPT: Towards practical implementation
Boliang XuPacket loss concealment for speech transmissions in real-time wireless applications
Wangyang YuIndoor localization with Low Energy Bluetooth
2016 Joost van der KempAccelerating Diffusion-Weighted Chemical Shift Imaging using Compressed Sensing with Parameter Mapping
Iakov ChalegouaInvestigations into Informed Phase Restoration of Amplitude Spectra for Audio Signals
Michiel GerlachDielectric Shimming: Optimization Techniques for Dielectric Pads in MRI
Andrejs FedjajevsUltrasound Imaging Using a Single Element Transducer
Pim van der MeulenRegularized Least Squares Imaging for High Resolution Ultrasound
Patrick FuchsMRI based Electrical Properties Tomography: Electromagnetic inversion
Mario Coutino MinguezIdentification of room boundaries for sound field estimation
Daan SchellekensQuantization effects in PDMM: A first study for synchronous distributed averaging
Nambur Ramamohan KrishnaprasadAcoustic Vector Sensor Based Source Localization
2015 Rodolfo Solera UrcuyoSpeech Based Onset Estimation for Multisensor Localization
Marina NanoAutomated Detection of Central Apnea in Preterm Infants
Vana PanagiotouBlind Segmentation of Time-Series
Ingmar JagerRoom Shape Estimation from Acoustic Echoes using Graph-based Echo Labeling
He Ming ZhangDistributed Convex Optimization: A Study on the Primal-Dual Method of Multipliers
Di FengHeart Rate Variability Analysis Based on Instantaneous Frequency Estimation
2014 Andreas KoutrouvelisSpeech Production Modelling and Analysis
2007 Christian van BijleveldPacket Loss Concealment for Speech Communications
MS3 2016 Wilfred BoelhouwerA Reconfigurable Antenna based on a Non-radiative Dielectric Waveguide with a Liquid Crystal Dielectric
SPS 2020 Siyan WanMulti-target Detection and Tracking with 8 GHz FMCW Radar System