October 19, 2016

The future of the home

  • Bouwen J.
  • Six E.

Homes are unique. They define the occupants, their preferences and lifestyles. In addition to the purely functional aspects, homes also provide the boundary and interface to the rest of the world. They contain personal possessions, memories and familial relationships and they provide security and privacy for everything contained within them. We are at a turning point in the history of homes. The coming proliferation of connected home devices driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), the increased intelligence of these devices and the advent of an increasing number of robotic devices and electronic assistants have the potential to change our home lives. But, only those technologies that meet a defining human need and augment and automate our existence will be adopted.

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August 28, 2024

Hybrid GMM-UBM and SVM based systems for text-independent speaker verification in noisy environment

  • Carvalho D.
  • Cavalcanti G.
  • Pinheiro H.
  • Sijbers J.
  • Tsang I.
  • Tsang I.

This paper proposes a hybrid Gaussian Mixture Model-Universal Background Model (GMM-UBM) based speaker verification system for mobile devices in variable noisy environments. We applied a Support Vector Machine (SVM) classier in two GMM-UBM based text-independent speaker verification systems to improve the performance. In the first system, both hypothesized speaker and ...

May 22, 2020

Energy Savings in LTE Macro Base Stations

  • Ambrosy A.
  • Blume O.
  • Ferling D.
  • Jueschke P.
  • Wilhelm M.
  • Yu X.

In wireless access networks the traffic load varies strongly along a day and efficient concepts to adapt the power consumption of LTE macro base stations to the required traffic load are currently widely under study. Significant daily energy savings up to 35% can be achieved for different deployment scenarios by ...

February 19, 2017

Enhancing Mobile Networks with Software Defined Networking and Cloud Computing

  • Cao Z.
  • Kodialam M.
  • Lakshman T.
  • Panwar S.

In the past decade, mobile devices and applications have experienced an explosive growth, and users are expecting higher data rates and better quality services every year. In this paper, we propose several ideas to increase wireless network functionality and capacity using software-defined networking and cloud computing. Connections in mobile networks ...