Temporary suspension of services due to planned power outage (Sep 2 – Sep 4, 2023)

A planned power outage is scheduled to take place on the Sapporo Campus of Hokkaido University on Sep 3, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. In accordance with this,
from Sep 2, 2023, at 12:00 PM to Sep 4, 2023, at 10:00 AM,
all lab services, including web service, will be temporarily suspended. Please note that the suspension period may change, and some services might be sporadically operational.

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.

IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium 2023 Best Presentation Award

Mr. Hirai and Mr. Kumaki won one of the best presentation awards at IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium 2023 for the following presentation.

  • Kota Hirai, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “A Feasibility Study on Power Consumption Reduction of IoT Devices for Environmental Monitoring Systems Based on Long Sensing Intervals and Its Prototype Evaluation,” IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium, Feb. 2023 (in Japanese).
  • Reona Kumaki, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “A Structure Parameter Comparison of Fully Connected Neural Networks for Decoding Short Length Polar Codes,” IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium, Feb. 2023 (in Japanese).

IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium 2023

Mr. Kumaki, and Mr. Hirai presented their papers at IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium 2023, which was held online on Feb. 24th – Mar. 2nd.

  • Kota Hirai, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “A Feasibility Study on Power Consumption Reduction of IoT Devices for Environmental Monitoring Systems Based on Long Sensing Intervals and Its Prototype Evaluation,” IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium, Feb. 2023 (in Japanese).
  • Reona Kumaki, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takeo Ohgane, “A Structure Parameter Comparison of Fully Connected Neural Networks for Decoding Short Length Polar Codes,” IEICE Hokkaido Section Student Council Internet Symposium, Feb. 2023 (in Japanese).

Technical meeting with UTS professors

On March 1(Wed.), Prof. Eryk Dutkiewicz and Prof. Negin Shariati Moghadam from the University of Technology Sydney (Sydney, Australia) visited our lab, and we had a technical meeting.
Some of our lab members participated in the meeting and presented of their research.

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.

Master’s Thesis Defense JFY 2022

On Feb. 6, the master’s thesis defense in Graduate School of Information Science and Technology was held by online. From our laboratory, the following master theses were presented.

  • Shingo Kato, CNN-LSTM Based Phrase Speech Recognition and Its System Implementation Using a Single-board AI Computer, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2023.
  • Takashi Mishima, Video Conferencing Recordings Automatic Editing System Using Silence Part Removal Based on Audio Signal Analysis, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2023.
  • Reona Kumaki, Fully Connected Neural Networks for Decoding Short Length Polar Codes and Its Evaluation, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2023.