Thesis Proposals

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

    • Thesis with an external company

      Virtual/Augmented reality for emergency management

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      Several thesis 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 for education and training 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 ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      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 receiving an increasing attention also 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 ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Virtual equine respiratory endoscopy system for educational purposes in veterinary medicine

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      Respiratory endoscopy is a frequently performed exam in equine medicine. The learning curve for performing endoscopic procedures is made up by the sum of the acquisition of medical knowledge and technical/manual expertise. The latter is significantly hampered by the paucity of occasions during which the students can perform themselves the procedure in educational settings. In this context, the thesis aims to ...
    • 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 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 at Politecnico di Torino

      An authoring tool for Virtual Reality applications supporting multiple usage configurations

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      Often, approaches or tools are used in the development of interactive graphics applications that let them be deployed on multiple platforms (desktop, browser, mobile, etc.). This is true also for Virtual Reality (VR) applications, that can (almost) seamlessly be used with different VR suites (HTC Vive, Oculus, etc.). However, VR hardware can offer very different functionalities to users, especially in terms ...
    • 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

      Natural proxy techniques for manipulative micro-interactions in Virtual Environments

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti,
      Interacting with objects is a fundamental task in immersive Virtual Reality (VR). For that reason, many paradigms and design guidelines for interactable objects are already used in VR applications to surmount the limitations of current VR technology (hand-tracking, wearable controllers, gaze) in terms of interaction capabilities. Nevertheless, there are applications where adapting the design of the virtual task ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Forcing the user’s gaze in Immersive Virtual Reality Training Systems

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti,
      In demonstrative learning practice, the trainer explains and shows how to perform a given task while doing it and interacting with its students. This didactical model is indeed commonplace in practical training (i.e. to train maintenance operator and first responders). In the majority of cases, there is a privileged point of view (POV) to perform the task (think about an operating surgeon) or even just a moment ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Note-taking tools for Virtual and Mixed Reality Training systems

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti,
      It is a quite common habit for many students and trainees to take notes during lectures. Nowadays, independently of the kind of notes made (annotation on didactic material, original text, schemes, etc.), the two prevalent approaches to produce notes are handwriting (on paper or digital supports) and keyboard typing (on writing software). However, due to the technological limitations and specificities of ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Asynchronous social interactions for VR educational platforms

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti,
      Social behaviors are catalysts for learning in many educational scenarios. Even if immersive educational (and not) experiences that leverage Virtual Reality (VR) are yet enabling social interactions among users from different locations, these are so far limited to synchronous collaboration and gathering (virtual conferences, co-presence with avatars, etc.). With the rise of Massive Open Online Courses ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Cyber-sickness mitigation techniques in immersive Virtual Reality

      Cyber-sickness is a common disorder, characterized by symptoms like nausea or discomfort, that can happen meanwhile or after using Virtual Reality (VR) technologies. Similarly to motion sickness, it is mainly caused by inconsistency between visual and aural stimuli from the simulated virtual environment and the expected feedback from the vestibular system. Several mitigation techniques have been proposed and ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Dealing with frequent looking out of the FOV limits of Head-Mounted Displays

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti,
      Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) headsets (HMD) are commonly capable of FOV of about 100°. Few ones are able to better fit the human range of 220°, but at a remarkable higher cost, weight and bulkiness. For many application scenarios indeed the limited FOV is more than adequate to fulfill the required task. In some other application instead, such as cockpit simulators, the trainee has the need to frequently ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Virtual tour of VR@POLITO lab and its activities

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      At the end of 2017, Politecnico di Torino invested in the creation of a multi-node lab named VR@POLITO (http://vr.polito.it/) with the aim to capitalize the competences in VR, AR and related technologies available within the Departments and foster their growth in both the education and research directions. Since then, a number of activities have been carried out by the lab, which led to the creation of many ...

Computer Graphics and Human-Machine Interaction

    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Innovative interfaces for 3D modeling and animation

      Modeling and animation are computer graphics tasks that are extremely resource-consuming, mainly due to the significant skills required. Such a high level of expertise is also related to the complexity of interfaces used to operate existing graphics suites. In the last years, interfaces supporting 3D input and output couple with natural interaction possibilities started to be experimented. For instance, ...
    • 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 ...

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

      User interface for the generation of general purpose (HW & SW) functional tests

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      The topic of this thesis proposal falls within the context of a collaboration of the GRAINS research group of the Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) Department with CREA - COLLAUDI ELETTRONICI AUTOMATIZZATI S.R.L. in Ciriè (TO). The goal is to design and realize an environment for the development of functional tests capable to preserve a neat separation between the specification of the test and the ...
    • 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: ...