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SampTA 2017

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017




SampTA 2017 is the 12th biennial International Conference on Sampling Theory and Applications. SampTA conferences bring together mathematicians and engineers interested in sampling theory and its applications to related fields (such as signal and image processing, coding theory, control theory, complex analysis, harmonic analysis, differential equations, inverse problems) to exchange recent advances and to discuss open problems.

Call for Papers (PDF)

Important dates:
January 1: Registration opens
February 15: Paper submission ends
March 31: Paper acceptance confirmation
May 1: Final manuscripts due
May 1: Regular registration closes
May 20: Program finalized

This meeting is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society

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!


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 Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Hamid Krim in Tallinn and Tartu

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

The IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of Signal Processing Society Prof. Hamid Krim is going to deliver a speech on Friday, June 10 in two places:

  • 10:00 in Tallinn University of Technology, auditorium NRG-131 (Faculty of Power Engineering building at Ehitajate tee 5), and
  • 15:30 – 17:30 in University of Tartu, auditorium (room 111) of the Computer Science Department, located at Juhan Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu.
    The event in Tartu is organized by the University of Tartu IEEE Student Branch, and sponsored by the iCV Research Group. The speech will be followed by free discussion and refreshments. Two attendants will win prizes each being worth a one-year IEEE student membership. For more information, you may contact us at ieee AT, or visit our website or our Facebook page”

Title: Convexity, Sparsity, Nullity and all that….

Abstract: High dimensional data exhibit distinct properties compared to its low dimensional counterpart; this causes a common performance decrease and a formidable computational cost increase of traditional approaches. Novel methodologies are therefore needed to characterize data in high dimensional spaces. Considering the parsimonious degrees of freedom of high dimensional data compared to its dimensionality, we study the union-of-subspaces (UoS) model, as a generalization of the linear subspace model. The UoS model preserves the simplicity of the linear subspace model, and enjoys the additional ability to address nonlinear data. We show a sufficient condition to use l1 minimization to reveal the underlying UoS structure, and further propose a bi-sparsity model (RoSure) as an effective algorithm, to recover the given data characterized by the UoS model from errors/corruptions. As an interesting twist on the related problem of Dictionary Learning Problem, we discuss the sparse null space problem (SNS). Based on linear equality constraint, it first appeared in 1986 and has since inspired results, such as sparse basis pursuit, we investigate its relation to the analysis dictionary learning problem, and show that the SNS problem plays a central role, and may naturally be exploited to solve dictionary learning problems. Substantiating examples are provided, and the application and performance of these approaches are demonstrated on a wide range of problems, such as face clustering and video segmentation.

HamidKrimBiography: Hamid Krim received his BSc. MSc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs, where he has conducted R&D in the areas of telephony and digital communication systems/subsystems. Following an NSF postdoctoral fellowship at Foreign Centers of Excellence, LSS/University of Orsay, Paris, France, he joined the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT, Cambridge, MA as a Research Scientist and where he was performing and supervising research. He is presently Professor of Electrical Engineering in the ECE Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, leading the Vision, Information and Statistical Signal Theories and Applications group. His research interests are in statistical signal and image analysis and mathematical modeling with a keen emphasis on applied problems in classification and recognition using geometric and topological tools. He has served and is currently serving on the IEEE editorial board of SP, and the TCs of SPTM and Big Data Initiative, as well as an AE of the new IEEE Transactions on SP on Information Processing on Networks, and of the IEEE SP Magazine. He is also one of the 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecturers of the IEEE SP Society.


Additional information:
Morteza Daneshmand, e-mail: mortezad 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 :

More Moore and More than Moore meeting for 3DSimon d pic

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.

Lecture of Dr. R. V. Joshi “Climbing the VLSI Power Wall for nm Era”

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

In Thursday, Oct. 9 at 12:00 in U03-103 (Tallinn University of Technology) will a lecture from BEC2014 invited speaker R. V. Joshi: “Climbing the VLSI Power Wall for nm Era“.

Dr. R.V. Joshi (Bio) is also Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE CAS and EDS society.

Low Power, and energy efficiency are key themes which is pushing system, software and hardware design. In order to achieve low power system, circuit and technology co-design is essential. This talk focuses on related technology and important circuit techniques for nanoscale era.
Achieving low power and high performance simultaneously is always difficult. Technology has seen major shifts from bulk to SOI and then to non-planar devices such as FinFET/Trigates.
As the technology pushes towards sub-65nm era, process variability and geometric variation in devices can cause variation in power. The reliability also plays an important role in the power-performance envelope. This talk also reviews the methodology to capture such effects and describes all the power components. All the key areas of low power optimization such as reduction in active power, leakage power, and short circuit power are covered. Usage of clock gating, power gating, longer channel, multi-Vt design, stacking, header-footer device techniques, resonant clocking and other methods are described for logic and memory.

Finally the talk summarizes key challenges in achieving low power.

IEEE EMB silmapaistev lektor 6. oktoobril TTÜ-s / IEEE EMB Distinguished Lecturer Prof Zahra Moussavi and Prof. Brian Lithgow at TUT on 6th of October

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

6. oktoobril on TTÜ-s külas IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) silmapaistev lektor prof. Zahra M.K. Moussavi (Manitoba University, Kanada), kaasesineja prof. Brian Lithgow.

Loengud toimuvad TTÜ peamajas algusega kell 9:30 ja jätkuvad BEC konverentsi raames kell 12:00 MEKTORY majas.
Täpsem info ja registreerimine: 2014_IEEE_EMB_DL_event_call

Dear All,

IEEE Estonian section is pleased to announce IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecture (DL), which is scheduled on Monday, 6th of October 2014.

  • The first session will start at 9:30 at TUT main building U02-409, Ehitajate tee 5,
  • The second session in cooperation with BEC will start at 12:00 at MEKTORY.

The speakers are:
1. Prof. Zahra M. K. Moussavi
Manitoba University, Canada

2. Prof. Brian Lithgow
Monash University, Australia

Please find more information about the event: 2014_IEEE_EMB_DL_event_call

Registration is required for the event before Thursday, 2nd of October 2014.

Please register here: