|Thursday 16 August 2018|
|Events for day: Sunday 19 August 2018|
| 11:00 - 12:30 Seminar|
Medical Design Development Processes
Medical device product development needs to take into account a diverse set of disciplines to achieve a safe and successful product. This lecture reviews several of these disciplines with the objective of raising the awareness of safety throughout the product development life cycle. The objectives of the regulatory process and some of its mechanisms, on (safety) risk management and design controls, on the use of human factors and standards, and on the design of clinical studies will be discussed. Standards will be addressed in the context of achieving safety, quality and reliability.
14:00 - 15:30 Weekly Seminar
The XMM Cluster Survey: Joint modelling of the L-T scaling relation for clusters and groups of galaxies and mass estimation of galaxy clusters using Gaussian Processes
Several properties of clusters and groups of galaxies, like the X-ray temperature and luminosity, show different scaling behaviors depending on whether one considers the cluster or the group regime. Their study sheds light on the distinct assembly histories of these structures and leads to a better understanding of the physical processes involved. It can also help define better the distinction between the group and cluster regimes. We implement a parametric hierarchical Bayesian algorithm to characterize the X-ray luminosity-temperature (Lx -T) relation over a redshift range extending from 0.1 to about 0.6, using a sample of 353 clusters and ...
15:00 - 17:00 Weekly Seminar
Beyond Core Object Recognition: Recurrent processes account for object recognition under occlusion
Core object recognition, the ability to rapidly recognize objects despite variations in their appearance, is largely solved through the feedforward processing of visual information. Deep neural networks are shown to achieve human-level performance in these tasks, and explain the primate brain representation. On the other hand, object recognition under more challenging conditions (i.e. beyond the core recognition problem) is less characterized. One such example is object recognition under occlusion. It is unclear to what extent feedforward and recurrent processes contribute to object recognition under occlusion. Furthermore, ...