Master’s Thesis Defense JFY 2017

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.

  • Takahiro Ikeshita, Low Complexity Maximum Likelihood Estimation Detection Method in MIMO Detection for MIMO-OFDM Communication Hardware, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2018.
  • Kenta Sugiyama, Hardware Implementation of Haze Removal Method Using Variational Model Based Transmission Map Estimation, Division of Media and Network Technologies, Hokkaido University, Master’s Thesis, Feb. 2018.

An unbiased approach for sifting through big data

The following paper by Prof. Matteo Convertino is now available online.

  • Joseph L. Servadio, Matteo Convertino, “Optimal information networks: Application for data-driven integrated health in populations,” Science Advances, Vol. 4, No. 2, Feb. 2018.

For the defailts, see the following.

Lab’s year-end party and welcome party.

On Dec 26 (Tuesday), we held a Lab’s year-end party also welcoming four new members (Mr. Tomotaka Kawabata, Mr. Atsuki Kuriyama, Mr. Takuto Fukusaki, and Mr.Haruki Inaba).

Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2018

In the next Japanese fiscal year, three lecture courses related to our laboratory will be available as follows in Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI).

As for the details of Hokkaido Summer Institute, please check the following pages.

Tuition fee of these lectures for Hokkaido University students is free. Hokkaido University students can make registrations for these lectures during class registration period in April. The application period for other attendees is February 1, 2018 (Thursday) – February 28 (Wednesday). For the defailts, please check

Welcome Party for New Members

On Oct 31, we enjoyed a welcome party for laboratory new members, Associate Professor Matteo Convertino and Mr. Tian Yu.

Lab tour for 3rd-year undergraduate students, 2017

Lab tour is available for 3rd-year undergraduate students.

  • Venue: IST Building 11th floor 11-13
    (Laboratory of Information Communication Networks)
  • Schedule: In the following time slots, M1 students are available for introducing our laboratory. The representatives of M1 students are Mr. Nakagoshi and Mr. Watanabe. We welcome your visit not limited to the following time slots.
    • Nov. 8 (Wed) 16:30-18:00
    • Nov. 9 (Thu) 16:30-18:00
    • Nov. 10(Fri) 16:30-18:00 ← NEW!
    • Nov. 13 (Mon) 16:30-18:00
    • The time slots of Wed and Thu overwrap the time of MN experiment II. Please come only if you completed your experiment task and you have time.

IST Building 11F (the top floor)

2017 Joint Convention, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers

Mr. Watanabe presented his paper at 2017 Joint Convention, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, which was held at Future University Hakodate on Oct 28th-28th. In this paper, we presented an implementation approach to avoid memory conflicts of parallel processing to realize high throughput LDPC decoding.

  • Taishi Watanabe, Takahiro Ikeshita, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takashi Imagawa, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “A Design of High-Throughput LDPC Min-Sum Decoder Using Parallelization,” Joint Conference of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineers in Hokkaido, pp. 102-103, Oct. 2017 (in Japanese).

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

IEICE Hokkaido Section Special Workshop, Trend of Communication Technology and Future Prospect

On Oct 20, IEICE Chugoku Section Special Workshop was held at Muroran Institute of Technology. The workshop topic is Trend of Communication Technology and Future Prospect, where Associate Professor Tsutsui gave a lecture.