Tallinn Technical University News & PhD Dissertations

Conference: Industry 4.0 in Practice

3 days 19 hours ago

Already for the fifth year the leading organisations such as TalTech, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL), Estonian Electronics Industries Association, Enterprise Estonia (EAS), conference company Confent and numerous flagship technology companies join forces to promote the opportunities emerging from Industry 4.0 framework.

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Seminar "FAIR Data - the Key to Sustainable Research" at the UT Library

3 weeks 3 days ago

The University of Tartu Library, in cooperation with DataCite Estonia, will hold the international seminar “FAIR Data – the Key to Sustainable Research” at the UT Library (W. Struve 1) on 9 and 10 April.

“As in previous years, we are organising the seminar on research data management and usage this year as well,” said Lilian Neerut, the Head of the Department of Subject Librarians. “Researchers, postgraduates, funders and research administrators, as well as other people interested in the topics of research data, are welcome to participate in this seminar.”
While the first day includes the presentations and reports by international and local experts, the second day introduces digital solutions for managing research data, such as electronic lab notebooks and standards of geospatial data. The workshops are led by data stewards of Delft University of Technology.

The working language is English.

Programme and registration to the seminar.


 

Conference "5th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research conference (ICR2019)" on June 29

4 weeks 1 day ago

On June 29, the 5th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Conference (ICR2019) will take place at Tallinn University of Technology. Young researchers, graduate students and doctoral students are expected to present their research on technology and cyber security and the results of Master's and Doctoral theses at the conference. The best presentations will be awarded by the supporters.

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Defence of the PhD Thesis "Systemic Stability and Algorithm-Based Policy Interventions"

1 month ago

18.04.2019, 3:00 PM
Dirk-Hinnerk Fischer, "Systemic Stability and Algorithm-Based Policy Interventions"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rainer Kattel, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London, London, United Kingdom;
Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Dr. Ton Notermans, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof. Dr. David Lamas, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Prof. Aneta B. Spendzharova, Ph.D., Political Science Department, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Algorithms for Learning and Adaptation Over Networks – Distributed Leader Selection"

1 month ago

12.04.2019, 2:00 PM
Sander Ulp, "Algorithms for Learning and Adaptation Over Networks – Distributed Leader Selection"

Supervisor: Professor Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, School of Information Technologies, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-Supervisor: Professor Yannick Le Moullec, Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, School of Information Technologies, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Professor Luca Reggiani, Politecnica Di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • Professor Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, The United Kingdom

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Hazard Evaluation of Metal-Based Nanoparticles and Lanthanides with Freshwater Microcrustaceans"

1 month ago

11.04.2019, 1:00 PM
Marge Muna, "Hazard Evaluation of Metal-Based Nanoparticles and Lanthanides with Freshwater Microcrustaceans"

Supervisors:

  • Dr Margit Heinlaan, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dr Irina Blinova, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Prof. Andres Öpik, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof. Martina G. Vijver, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Tiina Nõges, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Chair of Hydrobiology and Fishery, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Modelling Construction Process Impact Factors on Degradation of Thin Rendered Facades"

1 month 1 week ago

10.04.2019, 2:30 PM
Virgo Sulakatko, "Modelling Construction Process Impact Factors on Degradation of Thin Rendered Facades"

Supervisors:

  • Prof. Irene Lill, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank U. Vogdt, Institute of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Opponents:

  • Dr. Bodo Buecher, Sachverständigengemeinschaft Wärmedämmung, Wildeck, Germany
  • Prof. Les Ruddock, Professor of Construction and Property Economics, Department of Architecture and 3D Design, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

The renovation rate of apartment buildings with the External Thermal Insulation Composite System (ETICS) has increased during the last decades as it enables to optimise the energy efficiency of building envelopes. However, identified deficiencies that appear after the completion of construction confirm the existence of systematic, but avoidable, construction process shortcomings, which reduce the long-term durability of the façade.
To set priorities and compare the relevance of numerous shortcomings to each other, a unique relevance assessment model has been developed. It quantifies the technical significance of the degradation factors along with the future repair costs, probability of occurrence and detectability of the shortcomings. The mathematical aggregation of the components enables priority setting for complex construction systems to avoid the most significant deficiencies.
The thesis contributes to researches which study the impact and the relevance of the construction process shortcomings, while enabling to increase the construction quality of ETICS.

 

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Organocatalytic Asymmetric Michael Addition to Cyclopropyl Derivatives"

1 month 1 week ago

15.03.2019, 11:00 AM
Kärt Reitel, "Organocatalytic Asymmetric Michael Addition to Cyclopropyl Derivatives"

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

Opponents:

  • Prof. Eugenijus Butkus, Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Senior Researcher Uno Mäeorg, Department of Chemistry, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Open lecture 'Broken Windows and Hybrid Warfare'

1 month 1 week ago

In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia, we have an open lecture at the TalTech

On Tuesday, March 12 at 12.00 in SOC-308

“Broken Windows and Hybrid Warfare.” BRIAN WHITMORE

All political warfare is not created equal. Vladimir Putin’s political shenanigans work better in some places than others. Russian active measures seem to be more successful in Latvia than in Estonia or in Lithuania. Kremlin disinformation campaigns appear to gain more traction in Hungary and Slovakia than in the Czech Republic and Poland. But why is this the case? What accounts for the relative success of the Putin regime’s political warfare in some places and not in others?

Brian Whitmore is a Senior Fellow & Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Safety Management of Electromagnetic Fields in the Work Environment"

1 month 2 weeks ago

15.03.2019, 12:00 PM
Tarmo Koppel, "Safety Management of Electromagnetic Fields in the Work Environment"

Supervisors:

  • Assoc. Prof Em Ülo Kristjuhan, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Jolanta Karpowicz, Head of Bioelectromagnetic Division and Laboratory of Electromagnetic Hazards, Central Institute for Labor Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Poland
  • Prof Piia Tint, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology

Opponents:

  • Prof Saulius Vasarevicius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
  • DrSc Rauno Pääkkönen AdjProf (Emer), Senior expert, Tmi Rauno Pääkkönen, Finland

This work was intended to help improve safety knowledge of this risk factor, by encompassing scientifically reasonable approaches in designing electromagnetic fields’ safety. The study included analysis of the exposure levels of workers, and development of methods to reduce exposure, with respect to the new occupational electromagnetic fields’ legislation. The author analyzed the EMF exposure in different settings, including means of work, encompassing industrial, office, and public settings. The EMF safety compliance of companies was investigated. New, safer ways to work when exposed to electromagnetic fields were proposed.

 

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