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The 31st International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2016)

At the 31st International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2016) held on on July 10-13 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Mr. George Mufungulwa and Mr. Wenheng Zhang presented the following works.

  • George Mufungulwa, Alia Asheralieva, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Speech Recognition using MFCC with Time Varying LPC for Similar Pronunciation Phrases,” The 31st International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC), Jul. 2016.
  • Wenheng Zhang, Alia Asheralieva, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “The optimum power allocation method in the uplink of OFDMA system,” The 31st International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC), Jul. 2016.

Jingiskan Party

On July 19th, we had a Jingiskan party (BBQ) as welcome party for Mr. Jiang Xiaonan and farewell party for Mr. Mathias Bodner and Mr. Chien-Hao Huang.

AUN/SEED-Net CRI Meeting, June 2016

On June 27, we held a JFY 2016 kickoff meeting of AUN/SEED-Net CRI (Collaborative Research Program with Industry) with Prof. Supavadee Aramvith (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Prof. Takao Onoye (Osaka University), Prof. Rhandley D. Cajote (University of the Philippines Diliman), and Mr. Watchara Ruangsang (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand).

Hokkokai (北工会) Sports Day 2016

We participated the annual Sports Day as members of Course of Media and Network Technologies on 24 June. Mr. Imai won 1st place in the 80-meter dash won a prize. As for relay, Dr. Imagawa and Mr. Imai appeared as registered players of our course. Unfortunately, we could not go to the relay final stage.

Smart Info-media Systems (SIS) Technical Committee Conference, 9-10 June at Kushiro Tourism and International Relations Center, Kushiro City

On June 9 to 10, Mr. George Mufungulwa and Ms. Na Zhu made the following presentations at Smart Info-media Systems (SIS) Technical Committee (TC) Conference held at Kushiro Tourism and International Relations Center, Kushiro City.

  • Na Zhu, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Masumi Watanabe, “Two-steps Process Speech Recognition System for Similar Pronunciation Phrases under Noise Environment,” IEICE Technical Report, Vol. 116, No. 81, pp. 61-64, SIS2016-12, 9-10 Jun. 2016.
  • George Mufungulwa, Alia Asheralieva, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “New Speech Features Based on time-varying LPC for Robust Automatic Speech Recognition,” IEICE Technical Report, Vol. 116, No. 81, pp. 55-59, SIS2016-11, 9-10 Jun. 2016.

ICN Lab. Graduation Party 2016

On 23 Mar, we had a graduation party.

Degree Conferral Ceremony and Graduation Party 2016 (Fiscal Year 2015)

On 24 Mar., the degree conferral ceremony of Course/Division of Media Network Technologies was held. Graduation celebration party was also held at 11-17, IST Building. The following is the list of given degrees for each. All doctor and master students will leave our laboratory. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please accept my best wishes for your continued success.

  • Doctor, Federico Mendoza Ang
  • Master, Takahiro Inatsuki
  • Master, Sukeyuki Iwata
  • Master, Shinya Moriyama
  • Bachelor, Takahiro Ikeshita
  • Bachelor, Kenta Sugiyama
  • Bachelor, Shohei Kikuchi

Congratulations!

IEICE Young Researcher’s Award

Mr. Seijiro Imai won IEICE Young Researcher’s Award for the following presentation at IEICE Society Conference. The award ceremony was held on Mar. 17 during IEICE General Conference at Kyushu University Ito Campus.

  • Seijiro Imai, Dabwitso Kasauka, Takashi Imagawa, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Hiroyuki Okuhata, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Computational Cost Reduction of Iterative Shrinkage Smoothing Based Image Enhancement,” IEICE Society Conference, p. 144, A-20-4, Sep. 2015 (in Japanese).

IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium 2016 Best Presentation Award

Mr. Aoki, a 2nd-year master student, won one of the best presentation awards at IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium 2016 for the following presentation.

  • Hikaru Aoki, Takashi Imagawa, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “An Evaluation of Data Traffic Reduction for 3D Reconstruction Using a Wireless Network Camera System,” Proceedings of IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium, Feb. 2016 (in Japanese).

Bachelor’s Thesis Presentations 2016

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

  • Takahiro Ikeshita, A Basic Design of FPU-based Matrix Operation Circuit Architecture for MIMO-OFDM, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Bachelor’s Thesis, Feb. 2016.
  • Ayumu Ozaki, A Study of Voice Activity Detection Method Based on Average Signal Power in a Robust Speech Recognition System, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Bachelor’s Thesis, Feb. 2016.
  • Shohei Kikuchi, An Evaluation of Motion Compensated Frame Interpolation Method Using High-resolution Video and High-frame Rate Video Considering Local and Global Motion, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Bachelor’s Thesis, Feb. 2016.
  • Kenta Sugiyama, An Evaluation of Haze Removal Methods Based on Simplified Transmission Map Estimation, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Bachelor’s Thesis, Feb. 2016.