PhD Thesis

This thesis of Baptiste Wicht investigates the use of Deep Learning feature extraction for image processing tasks. The goal being to see if these features are able to outperform hand-crafted features and how difficult it is to generate such features.
In this PhD thesis by Beat Wolf, a graphical data analysis pipeline has been developed to make the analysis of genetic data easier in a diagnostics environment. Intuitive graphical user-interfaces as well as optimized algorithms have been developed to alllow geneticists to perform the data analysis even on off the shelf hardware. We also developed a distributed programming language called POP-Java to make the development of distributed algorithms easier.
PhD Thesis by Christophe Gisler: time series represent a large part of the data supply worldwide and many data mining tasks, such as prediction and classification, are concerned with them. This thesis focused on the analysis and development of generic machine learning approaches to multivariate time series classification.
PhD thesis of Lu Yao - Overhigh data redundancy and communication load are the most conventional challenges for the constrained resources of wireless sensors. How to efficiently transport the designated sensor readings from source nodes to sink nodes by using in-network data aggregation functions is the most important issue concerned in this thesis. For the purpose of guiding the transmission direction of data messages, Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is embedded into the routing process.
PhD thesis of Antonio Ridi: In this thesis we describe our work on the use of generative modeling for the classi cation of time series in the context of in-home monitoring. More precisely, we use generative approaches as Gaussian Mixture models (GMMs) and Hidden Markov models (HMMs).
PhD Thesis of Gérôme Bovet - The thesis is about the conception and implementation of a framework to develop dedicated smart buildings applications. By relying on Web technologies, we demonstrate the development of seamless services while reusing the available resources within the network. We also demonstrated in this thesis the exposure of machine learning services made accessible through Web interfaces and hiding the complexity of the process.
Thesis of Nayla Sokhn - Niche-Overlap graphs depict the competition between species in the nature. In this thesis, we explore these networks from three different perspective: algorithmic, structure and dynamics.