The group of Self-Assembly, in cooperation with the Electron Microscopy group, offers a Master project on Compressed Sensing. This signal processing strategy is a 2D signal acquisition technique, based on sparsity of images - the same property that allows for efficient image compression of photos. We plan to adapt it, in order to replace the simple pixel-by-pixel and line-by-line scanning in a Scanning Electron Microscope by randomized sampling of much fewer points. In this way, image recording could become sufficiently fast for real-time movies, and for reducing the irradiation dose for beam-sensitive materials, such as protein aggregates.

The project can also be carried out by remote operation, without presence at nanogune. It is based on good knowledge of information technology and mathematics.


If you are a master student, and you are interested in this project, please get in touch with the scientist in charge, Alex Bittner ( 

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