Category Archives: Event

2023 Lab’s year-end party

On Dec 8(Friday), we held a Lab’s year-end party.

Welcome party for new members

On Tuesday, November 21, we held a welcome party for four new members (Mr. Yamanaka, Ms. Morikawa, Mr. Hori, and Ms. Sakaki) assigned to our laboratory. Let’s work together from now on!

2023 Joint Convention, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers

Mr. Chimkono, Mr. Kunii, Mr. Tanaka, and Mr. Saito presented their works at 2023 Joint Convention, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, which was held at Future University Hakodate on Oct 28th-28th.

  • Kenshiro Tanaka, Kota Hirai, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “A Feasibility Study on Power Consumption Reduction of IoT Device GPS Modules for Environmental Monitoring Systems and Its Prototype Evaluation,” Joint Conference of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineers in Hokkaido, pp. 206-207, Oct. 2023 (in Japanese).
  • Yuki Saito, Kyotaro Kunii, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “An Investigation of Temporal Variations in LoRa Modulation-based Communication Performance,” Joint Conference of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineers in Hokkaido, p. 208, Oct. 2023 (in Japanese).
  • Kyotaro Kunii, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “Investigating the Impact of LDPC Codes on LoRa Modulation Communication Performance,” Joint Conference of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineers in Hokkaido, pp. 209-210, Oct. 2023 (in Japanese).
  • Aaron William Chimkono, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “Towards Robust Parking Classification in Snow: Training MobileNetV3 on a Custom Dataset,” Joint Conference of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineers in Hokkaido, p. 254, Oct. 2023.

A student networking event was held during this convention. Students made presentations about their university, research activity, and student activity. Mr. Kunii who is the chair of IEEE Hokkaido University Student Branch introduced the activity of the student branch.

Lab orientation/tour for 3rd-year undergraduate students, 2023

We will conduct a laboratory orientation for third-year undergraduate students as per the following schedule:

  • Location: 11-12, IST Building 11th floor
  • Date and Time: Oct 27 (Fri) at 13:00-, 14:00-, 15:00-
    (Note: Although this is the last day of the lab tour period. Please try to join us at an earlier time if possible. We may not conduct the session after 15:00 if there are no participants.)

Visits (tours) to the lab are also possible. The available time slots are as follows:

  • Location: ICN Lab., IST Building 11th floor
  • Date and Time: Students will definitely be available during the following hours.
    (For Wednesdays and Thursdays, please refrain from visiting before the end of the experiment; School of Engineering Timetable)

    • Oct 16 (Mon) 16:30-18:00
    • Oct 23 (Mon) 16:30-18:00
    • Oct 25 (Wed) after the end of the experiment, until 18:00
    • Oct 26 (Thu) after the end of the experiment, until 18:00

If the above times are not suitable, please contact (or visit) us directly.

Introduction of Media Network Course for Freshmen (Sep. 2023)

On Friday, September 29th, an introductory session for freshmen was held. Students from our research laboratory also participated as representatives of the Media Network Course. We provided an overview of the course, explained the research laboratory through panel presentations, and demonstrated equipment to the freshmen.

IEEE CASS Sapporo Workshop on Circuits and Systems

On Monday, July 31st, Professor Myung Hoon Sunwoo, the incoming president of IEEE CASS, along with other professors from IEEE CASS, visited the campus and delivered invited talks. Several students from our research lab also attended and listened to the talks.

BCT Conference at July 2023

Mr. Kumaki presented his research at the July 2023 Broadcasting and Communication Technologies Workshop held at Sapporo Business Innovation Center on July 27-28.

  • Reona Kumaki, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “An Evaluation of Neural Network Parameters for Decoding (8,4) and (16,8) Polar Codes,” IEICE Technical Report, Vol. 47, No. 21(BCT), pp. 49-52, BCT2023-61, 27-28 Jul. 2023 (in Japanese).

Also a reception was held at Matsuo-Jingisukan restaurant on the evening of the 27th.

“Campus Clean Day” 2023

We participated in the Campus Clean-up Day held at Hokkaido University on Wednesday, May 17th. This was the first time the event had been held in four years, with the last one taking place in 2019.

Lab tour for 2nd-year undergraduate students

On Apr. 25th, we held the lab tour for 2nd-year undergraduate students as part of the class.
After Prof. Tsutsui introduced our laboratory, we introduced image processing by using FPGA board, radio function by using USRP, and body tracking function by using Azure Kinect as a demonstration exhibit.

Introduction of Media Network Course for Freshmen (Feb. 2023)

On February 8 (Wed.), the second course introduction for freshmen was held. We participated in that introduction as part of the Media Network Course, and gave a panel presentation and a demonstration using the USRP to freshmen.