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Prof Weiler Finamore, On Modeling PLC Noise. TUT 29.05.2017 16:30

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

IEEE Eesti kutsub osalema IEEE külalislektori Prof. Weiler Finamore avalikul loengul sidekanali mürade modelleerimisest „On Modeling PLC Noise“ esmaspäeval, 29. mail kell 16:30 TTÜ IT majas ruumis ICT-A1 (Akadeemia tee 15A; II korrus, tagumine trepikoda).

Loengu ingliskeelne kokkuvõte ja esineja lühibiograafia leiate allpool, kutsume osalema! Üliõpilased on samuti oodatud.
Lisaks powerline/PLC kasutajatele peaks loeng huvi pakkuma ka raadio- ja akustilise sidega tegelejatele.

You are invited to an open IEEE lecture of Prof. Weiler Finamore on communications channel modeling, titled „On Modeling PLC Noise“. The lecture will be held at TTU IT building room ICT-A1 (Akadeemia tee 15A, II floor, rear stairs) on Monday May 29th at 16:30.
An english abstract and short bio is shown below, please participate! Anybody, including students is welcome.
Besides PLC technology users the lecture should be relevant to radio and acoustic communication system researchers.


DoS in VANETs: an issue or a fatality? Tallinn, 21.04.2016

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Friday, April 21st 10:00 – 11:30, Tallinn University of Technology room U02-409.

IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer Jalel Ben-Othman (Professor at University of Paris 13).

Wireless and mobile networks have many advantages as easy deployment, user mobility and providing network access to users regardless to their locations. The most critical problems that arise in these networks are on the resource allocations as the bandwidth is limited, the propagation (multi-path, fading, distortion) and security since communications are transmitted over radio waves. In parallel new architectures/technologies have been emerging as Vehicular Networks and Internet of Things.

In this lecture, Prof Ben-Othman will present issues about availability problems in those networks and architecture, He will focus on Vehicular Networks, and he will present some works we have done and other works to improve security in those systems.

Prof. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of  Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998.


New joint chapter has born

Friday, December 16th, 2016

On 14th of December the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department approved the petition to form a new joint chapter “Estonia Section Industry Applications, Power & Energy, and Robotics and Automation Joint Societies Chapter“. Shortly: IA/PE/RA joint chapter.

The prelim chair of the chapter is initiator of the petition Marko Koort (Industrial Ambassador of the section) and one of his the first activities will be organization of elections to elect full chair and vice-chair of the chapter.

Congratulations and lot of energy for all members of the IA/PE/RA chapter!


IEEEXtreme 10.0 success

Monday, October 24th, 2016

13 teams took part of this year anniversary IEEEXteme programming competition, 8 from Tallinn University of Technology and 5 from University of Tartu (one team was formed in Narva College of UT). The result was impressive because a team – VertexCover from UT reached to the 1st place in leaderboard, sharing the same score with teams from Switzerland, Iran and Australia! Three teams from UT were in the fist hundred, three teams from TUT in the second hundred, meaning that about half of teams were good enough to belong to the top 10% of participants around the globe.

Great job, Estonian teams (ordered according to place in leaderboard): VertexCover, eSchmetterlinge, Enceladus, singleSpace, 50MoreLinesOfCode, SuperFly, TheEbony, TheTeamTeam, CodeZal, suvakas, ChildrenCoding and NarvaCollegeCode!


Dark night, the competition has just begun. Tallinn teams at 3:35


The leaderboard. The very top.

K. Tammemäe 24.10.2016

Estonia Section Summer Seminar on 19-20 August

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Registration to IEEE Estonia Section traditional Summer Seminar on 19-20 August, 2016 is open.
It is our anniversary seminar – IEEE Estonia Section will become 10 years old!
The first part of seminar will take place at TUT Virumaa College, located in Kohtla-Järve, on 19th of August. Evening and the next day will be in Saka Manor near to Kohtla-Järve.
Accommodation (limited places!) will be in Saka Manor (

Event description (program, presentations, etc.) is h e r e.
Deadline for registration is 31th of July 2016.
Participation is free for IEEE members, for others the cost will be calculated during registration.

For additional details of the event please contact section officers.

IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Lecturer Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane in TUT

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Lecturer Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane will give a lecture on Moday 6th of June 2016 at 11:00 in IT Maja Akadeemia tee 15A, room # ICT-507 A/B

Embedded Systems as Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems

Abstract: Robots, intelligent buildings, implantable medical devices, cars that drive themselves or planes that automatically fly in a controlled airspace are examples of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Today, CPS can be found in such diverse industries as aerospace, automotive, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, infrastructure, consumer electronics, and communications. Everyday life is becoming increasingly dependent on these systems, in some cases with dramatic improvements. CPS can be described as smart systems that encompass computational (i.e., hardware and software) and physical components, seamlessly integrated and closely interacting to sense the changing state of the real world. These systems involve a high degree of complexity at numerous spatial and temporal scales and highly networked communications integrating computational and physical components. In fact, CPS is about the intersection, not the union, of the physical and the cyber. In CPS, embedded computers and networks monitor and control the physical processes, usually with feedback loops where physical processes affect computations and vice versa. The design of such systems requires understanding the joint dynamics of computers, software, networks, and physical processes. Therefore, it is not sufficient to separately understand the physical components and the computational components. We must instead understand their interaction.

Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Computer-aided Product Development Systems, University of Stuttgart in Germany. She has 12 years teaching experiences mainly in Engineering Graphics and Design, particularly for application in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. Her research interest includes computer bernadettakwintianaaided geometric design (CAGD), reverse engineering, computer-aided design/manufacturing/ engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE), product design, design visualization, design automation, computer supported collaborative design, virtual reality based product design, cyber-physical design systems, and not limited to scientific data rendering and visualization for application in bioinformatics and in-silico modelling.

She has won various international research grants and has published more than 65 scientific writings in the form of books, chapters in books, journal papers, and conference papers. She is a fellow of Monbukagakusho, Japan as well as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany. Since 2007, she played active roles as lead researcher in the international research projects in Germany as well as member in other European countries’ projects. Currently, as a Humboldtian and IEEE professional member she serves internationally as research fellow for several European research centers. She also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft-Computing (Taylor & Francis) and Journal of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier Science), as well as grant assessor for The Czech Academy of Science, The Czech Science Foundation, and an independent expert to assist the European Commission with tasks in connection with the Framework Programme (Horizon2020) for Research and Innovation.


Additional information:
Urmet Jänes <urmet AT>

Results of the Elections

Monday, December 21st, 2015

The elections of Estonia Section and chapters’ officers took place electronically on 8-20 December 2015. The voting participation rate was up to 53%.

The detailed voting results:

IEEE Estonia Section vice-chair (26% – participation rate)
Position: Vice-Chair         Peeter Ellervee (100%)

C/COM joint chapter chair and vice-chair (37%)
Position: Chair                Urmet Jänes  (100.0%)
Position: Vice-Chair         Alar Kuusik  (100.0%)

Education chapter chair and vice-chair (53%)
Position: Chair                Tiia Rüütmann  (12.5%); Toomas Rang  (87.5%)
Position: Vice-Chair         Tiia Rüütmann (write-in)  (50.0%); Olev Märtens (write-in)  (50.0%)

IM/ED/EMB joint chapter chair and vice-chair (43%)
Position: Chair                Toomas Parve  (100.0%)
Position: Vice-Chair         Yar Muhammad  (100.0%)

SP/CAS/SSC joint chapter chair and vice-chair (52%)
Position: Chair                Gholamreza Anbarjafari  (36.3%); Tõnu Trump  (63.6%)
Position: Vice-Chair         Gholamreza Anbarjafari (write-in)  (100.0%)

Nominating Committee: prof. Vello Kukk, Maie Bachmann and Marko Koort.

Distinguished Lecturer event by Prof. Simon Deleonibus “More Moore and More than Moore meeting for 3D”

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

IEEE Electron Devices Society: Distinguished Lecturer event :

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by Prof. Simon Deleonibus
Chief Scientist/Directeur Scientifique, CEA, LETI, MINATEC Campus, Grenoble, France
Visiting Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Visiting Professor at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

December the 18-th, 2015, 12:00-13:50,
room U03-302 in Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Ehitajate str 5

in co-operation with IEEE Estonian Section and TUT (Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, ICT doctoral school)
Information about event and optional registration (latest 18.12, 9:30) is here.

IEEE distinguished lecturer Prof. Maria Sabrina Greco “Advanced Techniques of Radar Detection in Non-Gaussian Background”

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

On Wednesday, 16th September 2015 at 14:00, Tallinn University of Technology, room NRG-226
IEEE distinguished lecturer Prof. Maria Sabrina Greco from University of Pisa



After a brief introduction dedicated to modern statistical and spectral modeling and analysis of high-resolution sea and ground clutter, the lecture will focus on coherent radar detection in non-Gaussian background. Optimum and sub-optimum detectors are derived and their performance analysed against a non-Gaussian background. Different interpretations of the various detectors are provided that highlight the relationships and the differences among them. Moreover, some discussion is dedicated to how to make adaptive the detectors, by incorporating a proper estimate of the disturbance covariance matrix, in order to guarantee the CFAR behaviour of the detector. Results with simulated and real recorded data will be shown.

Prof. Visa Koivunen lecture: “Robust Estimators for Complex-Valued Multichannel Data”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

On Wednesday, 8th April 2015 14:00 at Tallinn University of Technology, room U02-102
IEEE Distinguished lecturer Prof. Visa Koivunen

Robust Estimators for Complex-Valued Multichannel Data

Prof. Visa Koivunen is the Full Professor of Signal Processing in Aalto University, Finland, since 1999. He holds the Academy Professor position. He was a Principal Investigator in SMARAD Center of Excellence in Research in 2002-2013. He was also Adjunct Full Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA (2003-2006); Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, NJ, USA (2007, 2013-2014); and part-time Visiting Fellow, Nokia Research Center (2006-2012). His research interest include statistical, communications, sensor array and multichannel signal processing. He has published about 350 papers in international scientific conferences and journals. He co-authored the papers receiving the best paper award in IEEE PIMRC 2005, EUSIPCO’2006, EUCAP 2006 and COCORA 2012. He has been awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society best paper award for the year 2007. He is the recipient of 2015 EURASIP Technical Achievement Award.