27.8.2015 Seminar

Computer vision and its applications: Circular dynamic stereoscopy & Pipe measurement robot

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Computer vision and its applications: Circular dynamic stereoscopy & Pipe measurement robot Lecturer: Professor Kikuhito Kawasue, University of Miyazaki, Japan Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015Time: 10:15-11:00Room: TS128

7.8.2015 Seminar

Talking Avatars: A Deep Learning Approach

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015Time: 10:15 - 11:00Room: TS127 Lecturer: Professor Lei Xie, School of Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

22.6.2015 Seminar

Challenges and Opportunities in M2M/IoT: A Business Perspective

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Distinguished Chief Technologist Sudhir Dixit, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services Date: Friday, June 26, 2015Time: 10-12Room: TS101   Bio Abstract In this talk, we present the deep impact that M2M and IoT devices have on the business processes of the customers (both consumers and the enterprises) and the worldwide business opportunities they present to the manufacturers of the devices, systems and solution providers. Then we dive into the key technology directions and discuss the key standards that will drive the adoption and the adoption rate of IoT and M2M, continuing on to explaining what the IoT deployments will require and how it is  going to shape up in two dimensions: industry verticals and technology & services. After discussing how IoT will be deployed, we spend some time zeroing in on what M2M and IoT opportunities mean for the communication service providers, i.e., telcos. Finally, we conclude the talk by presenting who the dominant IoT players are today and what is going to happen next now!

27.3.2015 Seminar

Co-operation with Constraints

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Dr. Shirish Nagaraj, Nokia, Arlington Heights, IL, USA Date: Friday, April 17, 2015Time: 9:00-10:00Room: TS128

27.3.2015 Seminar

Body Language and Oral Presentation Skills Workshops

Body Language and Oral Presentation Skills Workshops Lecturer: Kurt R. Richter, Professor Emeritus at Technical University Graz (TUG), Austria   Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Time: 10.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 15.00 Room: YT116 / Linnanmaa campus / University of Oulu Two hour morning session “body language”: 10am-12pm, and two hour afternoon session “oral presentation skills”: 1pm-3pm Registration via Google Forms ( There will be coffee, tea, and cookies served. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get first-hand information on soft skills from an experienced speaker. If you have questions, please contact us by e-mail ieee(at) Organized by IEEE Young Professionals

26.3.2015 Seminar

Lectures by Alister Burr and Jan Sykora

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series-----------------------------Date: Monday, March 30, 2015Time: 14:15-16:00Venue: TF 104

24.3.2015 Seminar

From Oulu to Oculus: A Real Tale About Virtual Reality

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Speaker: Professor Steven M. LaValle, University of Illinois, USA Time: Friday 27.3.2015 at 14:15-15:15 Place: University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus, lecture hall TS128

23.2.2015 Seminar

Face Recognition from Video

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: FiDiPro Professor Xilin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Date: Friday, February 27, 2015Time: 10:00 - 11:00Room: TS127

21.1.2015 Seminar

Accuracy and delay: a fundamental trade-off in indoor positioning

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Associate Professor Henk Wymeersch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Date: January 30, 2015Time: 14:15 - 15:0xRoom: TS128 (Tietotalo 1) Abstract: Ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) systems allow for accurate positioning in environments where global navigation satellite systems may fail, especially when complemented with cooperative processing. While cooperative UWB algorithms have led to centimeter-level accuracies, the communication overhead is often neglected. In this talk, we quantify how positioning accuracy and medium access delay trade off and derive an asymptotic scaling of accuracy and delay. Surprisingly, our study indicates that in some conditions, standard cooperation offers the worst possible trade-off. This is also an IEEE chapter event, see  

12.1.2015 Seminar

A Soft Network Coded Multilevel Forwarding Scheme for Multiple Access Relay Systems & Index Coding for Broadcast Channel with Side Information

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Date: January 21, 2015Time: 10-12Room: TS127   A Soft Network Coded Multilevel Forwarding Scheme for Multiple Access Relay Systems Lecturer: Dr. Nalin Jayakody, University of Tartu, Estonia Abstract Many wireless relay protocols have been proposed in the literature to reap the benefits promised by cooperative wireless communication. The two most frequently used relaying protocols are decode-and-forward (DF) and amplify and forward (AF). The main performance degradation in a DF protocol arises from error propagation during retransmission when decoding errors occur at the relay in the low SNR regime of the source-relay channel. In the AF relay protocol, the signal received by the relay is amplified and re-transmitted to the destination. Different amplifying factors may be used. In contrast to DF, the AF protocol suffers from noise amplification, but AF precludes premature decisions and thus preserves the soft information content of the received signal. DF lacks the main advantages of AF and vice versa. One way of avoiding the error propagation and noise amplification is to calculate and forward the corresponding soft information instead of making a premature decision based on the transmitted information symbols at the relay. Soft information indicates the reliabilities or probabilities of the underlying symbols. We refer to such a protocol as soft information relaying (SIR). In this talk we propose a novel technique of multilevel threshold based soft quantization (MLT-SQ) scheme for a multiple access relay system (MARS). The scheme is suitable for systems using binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) and network coding at the relay. In the proposed MLT-SQ protocol, the relay evaluates the reliabilities, expressed as log-likelihood ratios (LLRs), of the received signals from the two sources. It then computes the LLRs of the network-coded packet and quantizes these using a set of optimized multilevel thresholds, forwarding the resulting “quantized soft symbols” to the destination. We provide the derivation for the bit error rate (BER) at the destination, based on which we optimize the multilevel thresholds to minimize the BER. Simulation results are provided for the proposed MLT-SQ system, both without coding and for the case where low-density parity-check (LDPC) coding is employed. The proposed system achieves full diversity order. The performance of our system is superior in terms of BER when compared to other relevant competing schemes. Short Bio Dr. Nalin Jayakody received the BEng degree in Electronics Engineering (with first class honours) from the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan in 2009. He received his MSc degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey in 2010. He received the PhD degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2014, from the University College Dublin, Ireland. Since Oct 2014, he holds a postdoctoral position with the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia. Dr. Jayakody is a Member of the IEEE. He has served as a session chair or a technical program committee member for various international conferences, such as IEEE WCNC 2013, PIMRC 2014.  

3.11.2014 Seminar

Digital Soapboxes: Towards an Interaction Design Agenda for Situated Civic Innovation

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Time: Friday 14.11.2014 at 14:15-15:00; Place: L10;

29.8.2014 Seminar

The value proposition of public displays

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series The value proposition of public displays

15.8.2014 Seminar

Adaptive Systems for Face Recognition in Video Surveillance

    Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Adaptive Systems for Face Recognition in Video Surveillance Lecturer: Professor Eric Granger, École de technologie supérieure, Université du Québec, Montreal, Canada Date: September 2, 2014Time: 13:15-15:00Room: TS127

11.8.2014 Seminar

Antennas for Cognitive Radios

    Infotech Oulu Lecture Series: Antennas for Cognitive Radios Lecturer: Dr. Farid Ghanem, Centre de Development des Technologies Avancees (CDTA), Algeria

11.8.2014 Seminar

Four lectures in August 12

Title 1: Speaker recognition -- a Brief Overview and Vulnerability Under Spoofing AttacksPresenter: Dr. Tomi Kinnunen, University Researcher

19.5.2014 Seminar

Robust methods for spatial and temporal alignment

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Robust methods for spatial and temporal alignment  

15.4.2014 Seminar

Random number generation and combinatorics on words

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Professor L'ubomíra Balková from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University gives a lecture on the topic  'Random number generation and combinatorics on words' on Tuesday, April 29th 2014 at 13 p.m. in auditorium M101.

10.3.2014 Seminar

Multi-dimensional correlation exploited cooperative wireless communications: theoretical analysis and performance evaluation

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17.2.2014 Seminar

MIVAR technology as a new generation in Artificial Intelligence

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Professor Eugene Kovshov, Moscow State Technological University (Stankin), Russia Date: February 26, 2014Time: 9:15-11:00Room: IT134 Abstract: MIVAR technology (Abstract).pdf Presentation: MIVAR technology (Presentation).pdf Biography: Kovshov_Professional_Biography.pdf

30.12.2013 Seminar

Adaptive Modulation for Finite Horizon Multicasting of Erasure-coded Data & Impact of Opportunistic Scheduling and D2D Communications in Cellular Networks

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014Time: 10:00-11:00Place: TS 127