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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!

K.T.

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 (http://www.saka.ee/).

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.

Lecture-seminar by Prof. Igor Meglinski

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Bio-Photonics: Development of revolutionary tools for cancer diagnostics based on advanced analysis of coherent light scattering and polarization-based imaging

Thursday, June 16th 2016 at 14:00, TUT auditorium U02-307

Also other activities carried on in OPEM Laboratory of Univ. of Oulu will be discussed, e.g.:

  • Organic solar cells and organic LEDs by additive deposition and printing technologies, memristors and microlens arrays, novel characterization tools for thin film structures, synchronized thermography method and Printed Intelligence Research group (within
    Printocent industrial cluster)
  • Reliable cost-effective food quality screening, personalized e-health system, novel miniaturized biosensors and health monitoring via wireless communication, functional non-invasive brain imaging with optics-based tools, multi-modal data acquisition approach for medical diagnosis, nano anti-Stokes luminophores (NAL) technology for cancer detection etc.
  • Active role of OPEM laboratory in different R&D networks like, e.g. Biophotonics4Life Worldwide consortium and Baltic Sea Research Network NanoPhoto

Prof. Igor Meglinski is Senior member of IEEE, Fellow of SPIE, Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), Node Leader of Biophotonics4Life Consortium (Head of Lab. of Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques OPEM, Univ. of Oulu, FI. He is author or co-author of more than 220 research publications, he has been invited or plenary session speaker in more than 200 international scientific meetings. His previous appointments before 2014 have been Saratov State University (RU), Univ. of Pennsylvania (USA), Univ. of Exeter (UK), Cranfield Univ. (UK), and Univ. of Otago (NZ).

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.

Tallinn University of Technology Women In Engineering Student Branch Affinity Group

Friday, December 18th, 2015

One more thing … IEEE Estonia Section has another new “family member”:

Petition to form the Tallinn University of Technology Women In Engineering Student Branch Affinity Group was officially approved on 17th of December 2015 by IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department.
The Chairperson of new affinity group is Apneet Kaur, and Adviser is Maie Bachmann.

Ready for very fruitful year 2016!

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.

IEEEXtreme 9.0

Monday, October 26th, 2015

IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition took place on 24th of October. There were 7 teams (in each 3 IEEE Student or Graduate Student members) from Estonia participating – 4 teams from Tallinn University of Technology, 2 from University of Tartu and 1 from Estonian IT College.

In tough global competition where more than 2000 teams participated, three of Estonian teams were ranked among the first 100. Table of results:

Team University Global rank
X3M University of Tartu 51
50LinesOfCode Tallinn University of Technology 63
Uniteam Tallinn University of Technology 95
NoCodeInSight Tallinn University of Technology 159
JaakTree University of Tartu 219
KKSPlusPlus Tallinn University of Technology 240
VariableMoods Estonian IT College 647

Great!

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

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Abstract

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.

IEEEXtreme 8.0 2014

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

From Estonia the highest number of teams so far are participating:

  • six from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT),
  • five from University of Tartu (UT), and
  • two from Estonian IT College.

Team names have each a story to tell: 8JavaStreet, BadHash, BSOD, coderage, Edukus, here4food, Meld, MTM, Nikitiis, Raaliroimarid, Smaces, VariableMoods, WeAreHappy.
As 18 hours of total 24 has passed, the  highest position of one of UT team (Raaliroimarid) has been in top 20!
http://ieee.hackerrank.com/contests/ieeextreme8/leaderboard
All together there were 1860 teams registered around the globe.

More details: http://www.ieee.org/xtreme, also in FB: IEEEXtreme, IEEE Estonia (pictures), etc.

Final rank of Raaliroimarid is 22th!
MTM 115, Nikitiis 154, Meld 155, here4food 160, coderage 169, BSOD 172, Edukus 210, BadHash 493, 8JavaStreet 569,
Smaces 576, VariableMoods 638, WeAreHappy 852.
All teams ranked safely inside the first half of all registered to competition teams.
Congrats!