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Program for Project-Related Personal Exchange (PPP)

This page lists the running project funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Computation Offloading Designs for Autonomous Drone Swarms

Project Period 01.01.2021-12.31.2022
Principal Investigator in Germany Prof. Dr. Jian-Jia Chen
Principal Investigator abroad Prof. Guthemberg Silvestre
Institution abroad Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC)
Project Members in Germany Dr.-Ing. Kuan-Hsun Chen, Niklas Ueter, Junjie Shi, Abdur Rehman

Project Description

This joint project aims to propose novel techniques for emerging services on swarms of autonomous drones while considering the resource constraints. We intend to focus our efforts to design, evaluate and integrate suitable computation offloading techniques on top of edge resources of drones. In order to pursue these challenging goals, we should conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research, which includes open research problems in mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, multi-objective optimization, dynamic schedule and adaptive edge strategies.

ACCo-DT: Application and Compilation Co-design for Decision Trees

Project Period 01.01.2021-12.31.2022
Principal Investigator in Germany Dr.-Ing. Kuan-Hsun Chen
Principal Investigator abroad Prof. Jenq-Kuen Lee
Institution abroad National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
Project Members in Germany Christian Hakert, Prof. Dr. Jian-Jia Chen

Project Description

This joint project aims to provides software solutions to study the interplay of application and compilation and form a joint research project to explore the opportunities of joint optimization methods for Decision Trees and relevant machine learning applications.

Since effect of different synthesis methods is eventually carried out by the underlying compilation. Any careless optimization on the application layer may be mitigated or even masked by the inherent compilation principles. In contrast, an ad-hoc compilation optimization may not be affected if the execution pattern of applications can not be recognized. 

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund University (Second Page in English).