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The 49th PARTHENON Technical Society Conference @ Meiji University Ikuta Campus

On December 23, M1 student Chenyu Zhao presented the following paper at the 49th Parthenon Technical Society Conference held at Meiji University Ikuta campus. This presentation was selected for the Outstanding Presentation Award. It seems that Zhao will later receive a PARTHENON T-shirt.

  • Chenyu Zhao, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “A Prototype Implementation of Audio Signal Pitch Shifting Utilizing Arty A7 and I2S MEMS Microphone Controlled by RISC-V Processor,” Proceedings of the 49th PARTHENON Technical Society Conference, pp. 25-29, Dec. 2023.

2024 Lab’s new-year party

On Feb 5(Friday), we held a Lab’s new-year party.

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.

ISCIT 2023 (2023 International Symposium on Communication and Information Technologies) @Sydney, Australia

At the ISICT 2023 (2023 International Symposium on Communication and Information Technologies) held at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from October 16th to 18th, presentations were given by Ph.D. candidate Haojiong Wang and first-year master’s student Kota Hirai as follows:

  • Haojiong Wang, Elroy L. M. Galbraith, Matteo Convertino, “Risky Blooms: Space-Time Chlorophyll-a Analysis and Forecasting,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT), Oct. 2023.
  • Kota Hirai, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Ying He, Takeo Ohgane, “Power Consumption and Prototype Evaluation of IoT Devices for Environmental Monitoring Systems,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT), Oct. 2023.

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.

Hokuyukai Alma Mater Networking Event 2023

Mr. Kyotaro Kunii made a poster presentation entitled “Investigating the Impact of LDPC Codes on LoRa Modulation Communication Performance” at Hokuyukai Alma Mater Networking Event (in Japanese).

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.

IEICE Society Conference, September 12-15, 2023, at Nagoya University

From September 12th to 15th, 2023, Mr. Mochizuki, a Master’s second-year student in our laboratory, presented his research findings at the IEICE Society Conference held at Nagoya University. It’s worth noting that this was the first full in-person event since the Society Conference was last held at Osaka University in 2019. Normally, IEICE conferences feature a general reception desk where attendees can exchange their registration slips for a participant’s kit. However, this time, no such general reception desk was set up. Instead, participants were required to print their own name tags and bring them to the venue. Name tag holders were then distributed in each session room for attendees to use. Additionally, a conference app was introduced, which allowed attendees to access papers and other relevant information.

  • Keita Mochizuki, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “An Evaluation of Speech Segment Extraction Method Using Fundamental Frequency Estimation for Video Conferencing Recordings Automatic Editing System,” IEICE Society Conference, p. 111, A-14-2, Sep. 2023 (in Japanese).