Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, LTH


CS MSc Thesis Presentation 31 May 2023


From: 2023-05-31 15:15 to 16:00
Place: Online via:
Contact: birger [dot] swahn [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se
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One Computer Science MSc thesis to be presented on 31 May

Wednesday, 31 May there will be a master thesis presentation in Computer Science at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering.

The presentation will take place online in Zoom:

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Presenter: Alex Evander
Title: Predictive Maintenance for Large Antennas used in Radio Astronomy
Examiner: Jacek Malec
Supervisor: Flavius Gruian (LTH)

This report investigates the possibility of using machine learning for predicting failures of servo-components in large antennas used for radio astronomy in the Square Kilometer Array project. Data is provided from MeerKAT antennas located in the Karoo-region in South Africa. Different machine learning models are compared, where performance is measured in rates of true positives and false negatives. Models used are LSTM and GRU networks with AutoEncoders. Data used is from sensors placed on MeerKAT-antennas in the Karoo desert, South Africa. The results show that such a complex problem needs further analysis of the failure types as well as additional hyperparameter model tuning. To conclude, the report provides a deeper insight into what is required and how hard it can be to accurately pre-process large amounts of real world data and apply deep learning models to it.

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