The Department of Television and Video Engineering was established in 1945 as part of the Faculty of Radio Engineering of LETI due to the need to train specialists in electronic television systems.
Professor Yakov Ryftin established and headed the department until 1974 with the support of Academician Axel Berg.
Today, the department is actively working on the creation of promising video systems for the space and medical industries, as well as the development of hyperspectral and multispectral cameras. Research and development in the field of computer vision, data analysis, video analytics, and intelligent video computer complexes are conducted.
Graduates of the department receive theoretical and practical training in radio engineering, circuit engineering, development of television systems, computer vision, video analytics, machine learning, and digital image processing.
Productive partnerships with leading companies in the field of television allowed the creation in 2015 of the Basic Department "Video Information Systems" on the basis of the Research Institute of Television.
At the Department of Television and Video Equipment; within the field of "Radio Engineering" (11.03.01, 11.04.01) trains:
- bachelors in "Audiovisual Engineering"
- masters in "Infocommunication Technologies Analysis and Processing of Spatial Information" in three tracks:
- "Computer Vision: Sensors and Video Synthesis";
- "Computer Vision: Data Processing and Analysis";
- "Computer Vision: Special Purpose Video Systems" (carried out at the Basic Department "Video Information Systems").
The program "Infocommunication Technologies of Spatial Information Analysis and Processing" has international accreditation in A&E.
Postgraduate students of the department study in the specialty "Radio Engineering, including Systems and Devices of Television."
Fields of research
- space television systems (highly-sensitive television cameras on CMOS sensors for promising areas of aviation and space technologies (observation cameras, docking cameras, landing cameras, etc.);
- intelligent video systems for medical purposes (medical decision support systems for colposcopy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, dermatoscopy, ocular fundus analysis, etc.);
- hyperspectral and multispectral systems;
- smart imaging technologies for smartphones, tablets, and other modern gadgets;
- heterogeneous dynamically balanced (object-adaptive) television systems.
The breadth of themes of the department is realized in three different tracks of master's training, aimed at the development of television cameras for applied and special purposes, computer vision systems, and expert video systems of automatic analysis of spatial information. A separate track of the educational profile in the interests of the Research Institute of Television JSC is implemented at the Basic Department of Video Information Systems.
- Laboratory of Television Fundamentals;
- Laboratory of Video Information Formation, Processing, and Display Systems;
- Video Analytics and Computer Vision Laboratory;
- CDIO (Conceive - Design - Implement - Operate) Laboratory, created at the Basic Department "Video Information Systems".
Partners and employers
Research Institute of Television JSC, Huawei, Shvabe Holding, RII Vektor, Ista Group, Comin, etc.
The department implements long-term international projects. Since 2015, joint research has been conducted in the field of intelligent video systems for medical purposes with the Korean Electrotechnology Research Institute (Department of Innovative Medical Devices), the company for the production of innovative medical equipment, Co Ltd InTheSmart (Seoul, South Korea), the Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH).
The department maintains contacts with technical universities in Germany (Dresden, Wiesbaden, Dortmund) and China.