Tallinn Technical University News & PhD Dissertations

JSTOR Trial – more opportunities

4 days 14 hours ago

Trial access to the all JSTOR Archive academic journals collections including 35 000 books will be available through June 30, 2020

Research disciplines: humanities, business & economics, social sciences, and sciences and mathematics.

E-Library is open 24/7. Accessing Databases via TORU.

TalTech Library's Information Services, tel. 620 3553, info@lib.ttu.ee

 

Extensive digital library offers over 1.4 million books for free

5 days 14 hours ago

The Internet Archive, an American non-profit organisation, allows people to "borrow" over 1.4 million e-books for free through the end of the coronavirus epidemic.

The Internet Archive created a National Emergency Library to serve the researchers and students who are forced to study at home. In addition to scientific literature, the library also offers fiction and other genres.
Estonian readers can use the National Emergency Library's as well.

The current news is based on the information taken from DIKTOR at https://diktor.geenius.ee/rubriik/uudis/hiiglaslik-digiraamatukogu-tegi-tasuta-loetavaks-ule-14-miljoni-e-raamatu/

TalTech Library's Information Services, tel. 620 3553, info@lib.ttu.ee

 

Trial Databases for a limited time only

1 week 1 day ago

Due to the emergency situation and closing of universities, several publishing houses and databases give free access to their materials that can be now used by the students, researchers and employees of TalTech 

The Microbiology Society – through the end of the coronavirus epidemic
Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Microbial Genomics, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Access Microbiology, MM Case Reports

GeoScienceWorlduntil June 30
To help support online learning and remote research for the remainder of the semester, the following GSW book publishers have extended public access to all of their ebooks: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Canadian Science Publishing, Clay Minerals Society, Geological Society of America, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, PSAAPG, SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, Society of Economic Geologists, University of Wyoming

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
This database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

Elsevier`s Novel Coronavirus Information Center
Elsevier’s free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19.

JOVE Science Education videos – until June 15 
JOVE Science Education is a revolutionary video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.
Fill out this form to create an account and start your free access to JoVE Education.

SAGE Videos until June 30 

JSTOR  – until June 30 
All archive academic journals collections including 35 000 books in humanities, business & economics, social sciences, and sciences and mathematics.

Global Newsstream Trial – until April 15
This database enables users to search the most recent global news content – with archives that date back to the 1980s – from over 2,800 news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, transcripts, video, and digital-first content in full-text format.
Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian‎, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, BBC Monitoring, Dow Jones Institutional News etc. are cross searchable on the ProQuest Global Newsstream platform. LibGuide 

Taylor & Francis eBooks Trial – until May 24 
Trial access to over 120,000 eBook titles from Taylor & Francis in Humanities and Social Sciences under the Routledge imprint and Science, Technology and Medical books are published by CRC Press.

National Emergency Library through the end of the coronavirus epidemic
The Internet Archive, an American non-profit organisation, allows people to "borrow" over 1.4 million e-books for free. Sign up

E-Library  is open 24/7. Accessing Databases via TORU.

TalTech Library's Information Services, tel. 620 3553, info@lib.ttu.ee

 

Taylor & Francis eBooks Trial

1 week 4 days ago

From March 24 to May 24 the Taylor & Francis eBooks Trial is open for TalTech

We now have trial access to over 120,000 eBook titles from Taylor & Francis.
The Trial can be accessed at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/

Subject/fields covered include the Humanities and Social Sciences under the Routledge imprint and Science, Technology and Medical books are published by CRC Press.

Please provide your feedback on the Taylor & Francis eBooks Trial to the TalTech Library information services: info@lib.ttu.ee
 

PhD Thesis Defence: Olga Mikheeva, "Governance of Innovation and Development Financing: Policies, Strategic Functions and Bureaucracies"

2 weeks 3 days ago

29.04.2020, 3:00 PM
Olga Mikheeva,
"Governance of Innovation and Development Financing: Policies, Strategic Functions and Bureaucracies"

Supervisor: Prof Rainer Kattel, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
&
Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London, UK

Opponents:

  • Dr Elisa Van Waeyenberge, Department of Economics, SOAS University of London, UK
  • Prof Yamina Tadjeddine Fourneyron, Faculty of Law, Economics and Management, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

PhD Thesis Defence: Kaija Valdmaa, "Opportunities and Challenges Arising from Adapting to External Discourses, Policies, and Instruments Aimed for Sustainability Transitions: Case Studies from Estonia"

2 weeks 3 days ago

08.04.2020, 3:00 PM
Kaija Valdmaa
, "Opportunities and Challenges Arising from Adapting to External Discourses, Policies, and Instruments Aimed for Sustainability Transitions: Case Studies from Estonia"

Supervisor: Prof. Ringa Raudla, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Dr. Erkki Karo, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Dr. Sara Moreno Pires, Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Prof. Daniel Gabaldón-Estevan, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

PhD Thesis Defence: Jekaterina Krištal, "Application of Differentiated SH-SY5Y Cells for Toxicological Studies of Alzheimer's Amyloid Beta Peptide"

2 weeks 3 days ago

03.04.2020, 2:00 PM
Jekaterina Krištal
, "Application of Differentiated SH-SY5Y Cells for Toxicological Studies of Alzheimer's Amyloid Beta Peptide"

Supervisors:

  • Vello Tõugu, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Professor Peep Palumaa, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Olga Bragina, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Professor Aleksandr Žarkovski, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
  • Anna Gharibyan, PhD, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden

PhD Thesis Defence: Priit Järv, "Place Recommendation with Geo-tagged Photos"

2 weeks 3 days ago

24.03.2020, 10:00 AM
Priit Järv,
"Place Recommendation with Geo-tagged Photos"

Supervisor: Professor Tanel Tammet, Department of Software Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Professor Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
  • Professor Christian S. Jensen, University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark

Trial Global Newsstream until April 15

2 weeks 3 days ago

From March 18 to April 15 the Global Newsstream Trial is open for TalTech

https://search.proquest.com/globalnews?accountid=28786

Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content – with archives that date back to the 1980s – from over 2,800 news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, transcripts, video, and digital-first content in full-text format.

Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian‎, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, BBC Monitoring, Dow Jones Institutional News etc. are cross searchable on the ProQuest Global Newsstream platform.

LibGuide: https://proquest.libguides.com/newsstream

Please provide your feedback on the Global Newsstream Database Trial to the TalTech Library information services: info@lib.ttu.ee
 

Is the shift in the uncertainty level provoked by the Great Recession? A non-linear approach to the survey uncertainty

4 weeks 1 day ago

Seminar of the Department of Economics and Finance

Wednesday, 11 March 2020
16:00–17:00 in room SOC-417

NATALIA LEVENKO
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Eesti Pank, Estonia

ABSTRACT: At the time of the Great Recession, there occurred a noticeable shift in the level of survey uncertainty measured as the mean individual variance of density forecasts. Meanwhile, the disagreement of forecasters, or cross-sectional variance of point forecasts derived from the same dataset, has shown completely different and much more expected countercyclical dynamics. Seeking to explain a puzzling regime shift in the mean individual variance, the paper applies smooth transition regression analysis to the data from European Survey of Professional Forecasters and shows that this measure of uncertainty has a long-run nonlinear relationship with the share of non-rounded responses in the survey. Results suggest that the mean individual variance, often referred to as a direct measure of uncertainty, is a “noisy” variable directly associated with the changes in the methodology used by forecasters and as such absorbs information irrelevant for measuring uncertainty. The results are robust after having accounted for potential endogeneity.

Keywords: survey uncertainty; disagreement of forecasters; density forecasts; surveys of professional forecasters; Great Recession; smooth transition; instrumental variables.
JEL codes: C25, C32, C83, D81, E32, E37
 

PhD Thesis Defence: Piret Saar-Reismaa, "Analysis of Psychoactive Compounds in Oral Fluid by Capillary Electrophoresis"

1 month 2 weeks ago

27.02.2020, 10:00 AM
Piret Saar-Reismaa,
"Analysis of Psychoactive Compounds in Oral Fluid by Capillary Electrophoresis"

Supervisor: Senior Researcher Maria Kulp, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Researcher Jekaterina Mazina-Šinkar, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Petr Kubáň, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
  • Michał Woźniakiewicz, PhD, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

PhD Thesis Defence: Palanivel Molaiyan, "Solid-State Electrolytes for Fluoride-ion Batteries"

1 month 2 weeks ago

02.03.2020, 1:00 PM
Palanivel Molaiyan, "Solid-State Electrolytes for Fluoride-ion Batteries"

Supervisor: Dr. Raiker Witter, PhD

Co-Supervisor: Lead Research Scientist Ago Samoson, Department of Health Technologies, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Docent Tao Hu, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
  • Associate Professor Martin Kirkengen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

PhD Thesis Defence: Anna Kidakova, "Photo- and Electropolymerization Approaches for Molecular Imprinting of a Neurotrophic Factor Protein"

1 month 3 weeks ago

6.03.2020, 1:00 PM
Anna Kidakova, "Photo- and Electropolymerization Approaches for Molecular Imprinting of a Neurotrophic Factor Protein"

Supervisor: Dr. Vitali Syritski, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Prof. Andres Öpik, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Dr. Peter Lieberzeit, Full professor, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Evgenia Korzhikova-Vlakh, Associate professor, Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

PhD Thesis Defence: Mikk Kaasik, "Synthesis, Characterisation and Catalytic Activity of Enantiopure Triazole-based Halogen Bond Donors"

1 month 3 weeks ago

13.02.2020, 10:00 AM
Mikk Kaasik, "Synthesis, Characterisation and Catalytic Activity of Enantiopure Triazole-based Halogen Bond Donors"

Supervisor: Professor Tõnis Kanger, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Professor Stefan M. Huber, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chair of Organic Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • Dr. Uno Mäeorg, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

PhD Thesis Defence: Anneli Talvik, "Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring as a Guide to Drug Treatment of Uncontrolled Hypertensive Patients"

1 month 3 weeks ago

12.02.2020, 2:00 PM
Anneli Talvik, "Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring as a Guide to Drug Treatment of Uncontrolled Hypertensive Patients"

Supervisor: Prof. Margus Viigimaa, Department of Health Technologies, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof Peter M. Nilsson, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Prof Marius Miglinas, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Defences of Diploma and Master's Theses at TalTech IT College on January 20-22, 2020

2 months 2 weeks ago

Defences of Diploma Theses will take place on January 20-22 at TalTech IT College on the following curricula: IT Systems Administration, IT Systems Development, Information Systems Analysis and on English language based curriculum Cyber Security Engineering. Defences of Master's Theses in the curriculum Analysis and Design of Information Systems.

A live broadcast of the Defences of Diploma and Master's Theses will also be available on website (taltech.ee/itcollege) on January 20 and 22.

Wednesday, January 22 at 15.00-17.00, room 217, curriculum Cyber Security Engineering

Chairman of the Defence Committee: Priidu Paomets

The Defence Committee: Mohammad Tariq Meeran, Kaido Kikkas, Aleksei Talisainen, Toomas Lepikult

  • Countermeasures to Deepfakes
    Gabriel Apeh Adoyi
  • Implementing Authentication and Authorization in Dynamic Web Applications
    Christian Cataldo
     
  • Windows User Simulation for Scalable Cybersecurity Training Platform
    Kustas Kurval 
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