Thesis Proposals

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

    • Thesis with an external company

      Mixed reality technology for industrial training

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      More than one proposal is available on this topic. The objective will be the implementation of scenarios (environments) to be used in the context of immersive Virtual Reality settings and Augmented Reality applications through modeling, animation and coding techniques. The activities could focus on either energy assessment for Industry 4.0 (in the frame of a European project in the automotive context in ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Virtual/Augmented reality for emergency management

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      Several proposals are available. The objective will be the implementation of scenarios (environments) to be used in the context of immersive Virtual Reality settings and Augmented Reality applications through modeling, animation and coding techniques. The activities could focus on one of the following domains: air force (with a focus on training of operators, in collaboration with Aeronautica Militare and LINKS ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      User experience with connected and autonomous vehicles in simulated, virtual reality-based environments

      Several thesis proposals in the areas of Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality as well as of Machine Learning & Signal Interpretation are available. The goal of these proposals will be to investigate the broad design space of Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) techniques for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) tailored to the establishment of trust between the users and the vehicle through the creation of an ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Believable avatars for virtual reality experiences in the medical domain

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      This proposal frames into a long-standing collaboration between the GRAINS group and the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada and refers to activities that could be carried out either at Politecnico di Torino or at UOIT (in the latter case, the page on the Portale della Didattica regarding proposals for thesis abroad shall be checked). More than one positions are therefore available. ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Virtual/Augmented reality and tangible user interfaces for 3D character animation

      Tangible user interfaces have been recently exploited as a customizable interaction means for virtual character animation. In a so-called "tangible animation pipeline", the animator articulates a physical prop that can be made of both passive and active bricks, whose movements are mapped onto the joints and bones of a rigged character's armature. This thesis will be aimed at further enhancing an existing ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Virtual/Augmented Reality for the teaching of General Relativity

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      The aim of this thesis is to develop VR/AR based solutions for the teaching of the General Relativity. The adopted approach is based on the simple idea to import in our three- dimensional flat space adjacent blocks of space directly taken from the Black Hole (BH) surroundings. While these blocks do perfectly fill the curved space around the gravitational source, when exported in our flat space they leave empty ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Collaborative virtual laboratories based on immersive VR and Web technologies

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      A "virtual laboratory" is defined as an interactive environment that enables a group of researchers located around the world to work together for creating and conducting simulated experiments. Virtual laboratories are also receiving an increasing attention by the world of education, as they could represent the practical side of online classes that are implemented today according to the Massive Open Online ...

Computer Graphics and Human-Machine Interaction

    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Automatic generation of character animations and their description

      This proposal can be tackled through more than one thesis works. In fact, the goal is manyfold. On the one side, the idea is to design and develop a system capable to read and understand the description of a scene in a book, a movie script, etc. (in terms of objects and characters described, their behavior, etc.) and automatically create a 3D virtual representation for it. The system shall be able, for ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Design and implementation of robotic games

      An emerging trend in the field of gaming and entertainment is to include physical elements such as robots within the game environment. A mixed-reality robotic gaming platform is currently being developed. It features a virtual playground that is projected on the floor, on which both human and robot players can move around and interact. Robot players are controlled by the game's AI itself, which is implemented ...

Computer Vision, Visual Analytics and Information Visualization

    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Data augmentation techniques for medical image analysis

      Recent advances in deep learning models have been largely attributed to the quantity and diversity of data gathered in recent years. Data augmentation is a strategy that enables practitioners to significantly increase the diversity of data available for training models, without actually collecting new data. Data augmentation techniques such as cropping, padding, and horizontal flipping are commonly used to ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      XAI methods for image classification

      One of the main objectives to eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) is to provide effective explanations for black-box classifiers. State-of-the-art XAI approaches for image classification typically produce masks or heatmaps, e.g. to highlight which pixels contribute to the classification. Multiple thesis topics are available to extend this approach so that image classification models can be explained in a ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Similarity in medical images

      Content-based inage retrieval entails finding similar images in a collection of existing images, without resorting to image labels or tags. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate applications of this technology in the field of medical imaging. The candidate is expected to investigate the state of the art, based on deep learning and/or image processing techniques, and propose solution for similarity ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Deep learning models "in the wild": detecting and characterizing model drift

      The performance of machine learning models may degrade over time due to a phenomenon generally denoted as model, concept or data drift. In the specific field of computer vision, deep convolutional neural networks are generally trained assuming, implicitly or explicitly, that the process generating the images and their associated labels is stationary and does not change over time, an assumption which may be ...

Miscellaneous

    • Thesis with an external company

      Telematics for insurance

      A recent trend in the insurance sector is to shift the focus from standard products, to insurance policies targeted to the customer. An increasing number of companies currently propose to their customers usage-based insurance (UBI), also known as "pay as you drive" (PAYD) and "pay how you drive" (PHYD), making the insurance policies costs vary based on the behavior of the customer, or the travelled time and ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Automatic grading of computer programming assignments

      The goal of this thesis is to develop a system supporting the automatic grading of Java programming assignments. Tools exist already that - for the purpose of assigning a grade - compare a student's outcome with a reference developed by either the teaching staff, or by the same or other student(s). Comparison is often performed using test-based approaches, focusing on success rates and lines of code changed. ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Blockchain and smart contracts: analysis, search and visualization

      The thesis aims at designing and developing a tool for the analysis of smart contracts deployed on existing blockchain platforms. The objective of the tool is to support the user in the identification of smart contracts' main characteristics (e.g., in terms of application field, type, tasks performed, interactions with other smart contracts, etc.), by also exploiting visualization techniques. The thesis student ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Web crawling e analisi semantica per il supporto all'innovazione del business

      La capacità di profilazione e classificazione delle aziende in base a offerta, mercati e competenze è uno degli elementi chiave per la valorizzazione di ecosistemi produttivi. La tesi prevede lo sviluppo di algoritmi di web crawling e analisi semantica di testi per estrazione di contenuti e classificazione automatica del profilo di business a partire dai siti web aziendali. Struttura tesi: ...