16.8.2016 Seminar

On system-level analysis & design of cellular networks: the magic of stochastic geometry (from modeling to experimental validation)

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: CNRS Associate Professor Marco Di Renzo, Laboratory of Signals and Systems of Paris-Saclay University—CNRS, CentraleSupélec, University Paris Sud, FranceDate: September 1, 2016Time:  9:00-11:00Room: TS101

4.8.2016 Seminar

The significance of the analysis of color fundus image and a survey of the retinal vessel segmentation

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Professor Beiji Zou, Central South University, China Date: August 12, 2016Time: 10:15-11:00Room: TS126

24.5.2016 Seminar

5G: What can we learn from the previous four generations

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Professor Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University, USA Date: Friday, June 17, 2016Time: 10:00-11:00 Place: lecture hall IT116, Linnanmaa campus, University of Oulu

12.5.2016 Seminar

Learning in Near-Potential Games with Applications to Load Balancing in Heterogeneous Networks

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Shabbir Ali, Telecom Paris Tech,  France Date May 19, 2016Time: 11:00-12:00Room: TS107  

12.4.2016 Seminar

Gamification: Opportunities in Healthcare

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Dr. Guido Giunti Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016Time: 13:00-14:00Room: Tellus Stage

7.4.2016 Seminar

Reliability Aspects in the New Telecom World

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8.3.2016 Seminar

Sensory feedback for gait improvement in movement disorders patients

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series   Time: 10:00 -11:00Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016Room: TS391 Lecturer: Professor Yoram Baram, Roy Matas / Winnipeg Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

24.2.2016 Seminar

Machine learning and optimization tools for big multimedia data analytics

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer:  Professor Moncef Gabbouj, Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016Time: 13:00Room: TS107

9.2.2016 Seminar

Why a Dog Is a Dog – a View on Image Retrieval

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: FiDiPro Professor Xilin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Date: Friday, February 12, 2016Time: 13:15-14:00Room: TS107

9.11.2015 Seminar

Genre theory of organizational communication and its use(s) in information systems analysis

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Professor Tero Päivärinta, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015Time: 13-15Room: IT134

14.10.2015 Seminar

Big Data meets Internet of Things

  Infotech Oulu Lecture Series Lecturer: Professor Arkady Zaslavsky, CSIRO, Australia Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015Time: 10:15Room: TS101

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.