Lecture by Prof. Yumi Takizawa and Prof. Fukasawa Atsushi from Institute of Statistical Mathematics

On Mar 2, Prof. Yumi Takizawa and Prof. Fukasawa Atsushi from Institute of Statistical Mathematics visited our laboratory. The professors made a lecture entitled “New Neuron Models Based on Applied Mathematics” for us.

Bachelor’s Thesis Presentations JFY 2016

On Feb. 24, four undergraduate students made presentation of the following bachelor’s theses.

  • Kentaro Yamada, An Evaluation of Foreground Extraction Using GrabCut Image Segmentation Cued by Background Subtraction Results, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Bachelor’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • So Tsuyuguchi, A Feasibility Study Towards Adaptive Block-Based Lossless Compression Method for Memory Bandwidth Reduction, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Bachelor’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • Tatsuya Nakagoshi, A Study of Robust Speech Recognition Using Running Spectrum Analysis, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Bachelor’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • Taishi Watanabe, A Hardware Implementation of LDPC Decoder Processing Two Code Words in Parallel, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Bachelor’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.

IEICE Hokkaido Section & IEEE Sapporo Section Joint Technical Lectures | Dr. Ying He and Dr. Negin Shariati Moghadam from University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Technical lectures by Dr. Ying He and Dr. Negin Shariati Moghadam from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) were held on Feb. 13 and 14. The detailes can be found on IEICE Hokkaido Section’s web page (Dr. Ying He’s lecture on Feb. 13 and Dr. Negin Shariati Moghadam’s lecture on Feb. 14). These lectures are jointly supported by IEICE Hokkaido Section and IEEE Sapporo Section. On Feb. 13 after the lecture by Dr. Ying He, the following students made their presentations to introduce our research activities.

  • D3 George Mufungulwa
  • D2 Dabwitso Kasauka
  • D1 Myat Hsu Aung
  • M2 Licheng Rao
  • M2 Seijiro Imai
  • M2 Shingo Kokami

Introduction of Our Division for Freshmen (Feb. 2017)

On Feb. 8, introduction of our division for freshmen was held at “Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education”. Many freshmen visited our booth.

Master’s Thesis Defense JFY 2016

On Feb. 6, the master’s thesis defense in Division of Media and Network Technologies was held. From our laboratory, the following master theses were presented.

  • Wenheng Zhang, Subcarrier and Power Allocation Using Game-Theoretic Approach for OFDMA-Based Wireless Systems, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • Yang Li, Delay Aware Resource Allocation Scheme for a Cognitive LTE Based Radio Network, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • Licheng Rao, FFT Processor Architecture for 8×8 MIMO-OFDM Systems by Using a Novel Data Addressing Approach to Avoid Memory Conflict, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • Seijiro Imai, Frame-Based Parallel Processing of Iterative Shrinkage Smoothing Based Tone Mapping Using Multi-Core Processor, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • Shingo Kokami, Moving Area Extraction Using Global Motion Estimation and Background Subtraction with Image Shrinking and KLT Tracker and its Application to Frame Interpolation, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • Hiroki Uesaka, Motion-Compensated Frame Interpolation Method Using Multiple Resolution and Multiple Frame-Rate Videos, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.
  • Hikaru Aoki, Camera Selection Approach Towards Highly Efficient 3D Reconstruction Using Wireless Network Camera Systems, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2017.

Farewell, welcome, and 2016 year-end party

On Dec 20, we held a year-end party as a welcome party for new members (new undergraduate students and Ms. Myat Hsu Aung) and also as the farewell party for Dr. Boonserm Kaewkamnerdpong.

Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, Annual Summit and Conference 2016 (APSIPA ASC 2016)

On 14th Dec. 2016, Mr Dabwitso Kasauka presented the following work at Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) Annual Summit and Conference (ASC) 2016, which was held at Jeju, South Korea from 13th to 16th, 2016.

  • Dabwitso Kasauka, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Seijiro Imai, Takashi Imagawa, Hiroyuki Okuhata, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Image Smoothing in the Spatial Domain Using Multigrid Conjugate Gradient Methods Based on Accelerated Iterative Shrinkage,” Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), Dec. 2016.

In 2017 and 2018, APSIPA ASC will be held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Hawaii USA, respectively. As for APSIPA ASC 2016, please refer APSIPA ASC 2017 Web Site for the details such as important dates.

Lab tour for 3rd year undergraduate students, 2016

Lab tour is available for 3rd year undergraduate students.

  • Place: IST Building 11th floor 11-13
    (Laboratory of Information Communication Networks)
  • Schedule: In the following time slots, M1 students will be available for introducing our laboratory.
    • Nov. 16 (Wed) 16:30-18:00
    • Nov. 17 (Thu) 16:30-18:00
    • Nov. 18 (Fri) 16:30-18:00
    • Nov. 21 (Mon) 16:30-18:00

IST Building 11F
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IEICE Chugoku Section Special Workshop, Next Generation Video Wireless Communication Systems

On Nov. 11, IEICE Chugoku Section Special Workshop was held Tottori University Tottori Campus. The workshop topic is next generation video wireless communication systems, where Prof. Miyanaga and Associate Professor Tsutsui gave lectures.

2016 Joint Convention Record, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, Japan

Mr. Ikeshita presented his paper at Joint Convention Record, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, Japan, which was held at Hokkai-Gakuen University on Nov. 5th-6th. In this paper, we reduced the amount of memory and operation of a FPU-based matrix inversion circuit for MIMO-OFDM demodulation. The circuit has the scalability in the target matrix size and the number of FPUs. This paper evaluated the circuit area and the processing cycle count.

  • Takahiro Ikeshita, Takashi Imagawa, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “An FPU-based hardware implementation of Gauss-Jordan matrix inversion operation for
    MIMO-OFDM demodulation,” Joint Convention Record, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, Japan, Nov. 2016

A student exchange meeting was held during this workshop. Students of each university made presentations about their university, research activity and student activity. Mr. Uesaka who is the chair of IEEE student branch at Hokkaido university introduced the activity of the student branch.