News

2013-12-31

New Head of the Intellicent Computing major

Associate Professor Arto Kaarna a new head of the IC major

Associate Professor Arto Kaarna will serve as a new head of the Intelligent Computing major since January 1, 2014.

He will be responsible for all levels of studies, including bachelor, master, and doctoral studies in Intelligent Computing. Associate Professor Kaarna has made a long career at LUT, serving more than 30 years in total.

The MVPR members thank the perious head, Associate Professor Lasse Lensu for his excellent job. Associate Professor Lensu will focus on his increasing other duties, especially on research actitivies.


2013-12-31

New Head of MVPR

Prof. Heikki Kälviäinen a new head of MVPR

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen will serve as a new head of MVPR since January 1, 2014.

Professor Kälviäinen has served in many academic leader positions, including a Vice Dean and a Head of Department/Degree Program/Laboratory at LUT and a Director of East Finland Graduate School in Computer Science and Engineering (ECSE). He was leading the research group first time in 1996.

The MVPR members thank the perious head, Associate Professor Lasse Lensu for his excellent job. Associate Professor Lensu will focus on his increasing other duties, especially on research actitivies.


2013-11-25

Professor from UCB in MVPR

Prof. Brian Barsky enjoying his research period in MVPR

Professor Brian Barsky from University of California at Berkeley (UCB) is visiting MVPR as a part of his sabbatical year.

Brian Barsky is a Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at UCB. Prof. Barky's research fields suit very well to MVPR's academic research interest. He is having a research period of one month in MVPR. This is his 2nd visit. The first visit of one month was in September, 2013.

Associate Professor Lasse Lensu is Prof. Barsky's host.


2013-11-20

30th doctoral defense from MVPR Nov 22, 2013

Examination of Dr. Tommi Tykkälä's doctoral dissertation

Dr. Tommi Tykkälä will defend his thesis

Real-time image-based RGB-D camera motion tracking and environment mapping

Friday November 22, 2013 at 12 in Auditorium 1383.

Dr. Heikki Huttunen from Tampere University of Technology will act as the opponent. Professor Joni Kämäräinen from Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (MVPR) will act as the custos.

Tykkälä will be the 30th doctor graduated from MVPR and the first doctor as a principal supervisor by Professor Kämäräinen.

All interested ones are cordially welcome to follow the defense!


2013-11-12

MVPR recognized as LUT Center of Excellence in Research

COMPHI received the research status from LUT's rector

LUT's rector has granted a status of LUT Center of Excellence in Research to Computational Photonics Imaging (COMPHI). The status was given November 11, 2013. Three other research consortiums at LUT were also awarded.

MVPR belongs to COMPHI which is combining research actitivies of intelligent computing, mathematics, and physics at Department of Mathematics and Physics, especially for applications of scientific computing. This is the 4th time when MVPR receives the research status.


2013-11-11

Nataliya Strokina's defense Nov 15, 2013

Examination of M.Sc. (Tech.) Nataliya Strokina's doctoral dissertation

M.Sc. (Tech.) Nataliya Strokina will defend her thesis

Machine vision methods for process measurements in pulping

Friday November 15, 2013 at 12 in Auditorium 1382.

Distinguished Professor Josef Kittler from University of Surrey from UK and Professor Risto Ritala from Tampere University of Technology will act as the opponents. Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (MVPR) will act as the custos.

Strokina will be the 29th doctor graduated from MVPR and the 20th doctor supervised by Professor Kälviäinen.

All interested ones are cordially welcome to follow the defense!

Best regards

Heikki Kälviäinen


2013-11-10

Professor Kälviäinen selected as a scientific advisor

Professor Kälviäinen selected to the IT for Innovations research council

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR has been selected as a member of the IT4Innovations Research Council. The research council is a steering group for the IT4Innovations institute and Prof. Kälviäinen serves as a scientific advisor in his research fields in the research council.

The IT for Innovations (IT4I) is a large EU funded research insitute in Czech Republic, closely associated with supercomputing and scientific computing. The mission of IT4I is to deliver scientifically excellent and industry relevant research in the fields of high performance computing and embedded systems. The institute is providing state-of-the-art technology and expertise in high performance computing and embedded systems and make it available for Czech and international research teams from academia and industry. The research activities are divided into the following research programs: earth sciences, engineering, new materials, life sciences, audio/video processing, and embedded systems.


2013-08-09

ECSE 20ISSNC

The 20th International Summer School in Novel Computing

The East Finland Graduate School in Computer Science and Engineering (ECSE) organised the 20th International Summer School in Novel Computing. The two courses were lectured by distinguished international experts in their respective fields. The courses were passed by 36 participants.

Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition (MVPR) Laboratory acted as the principal practical organiser. The organisers wish to express their gratitude to the lecturers and participants of the courses. During the courses, there were lively discussions and significant progress in learning was achieved during the summer school.


2013-03-14

Call for summer trainees

LUT Mathematics and Physics has opened a call for applications for summer trainee positions

KESÄTYÖNTEKIJÄHAKU - LUT MATEMATIIKKA JA FYSIIKKA

Hyvät matematiikan, fysiikan ja tietotekniikan opiskelijat

Haemme kesätyöntekijöitä innostavaan ja monitieteiseen joukkoomme. Hausta tarkemmin alla.

CALL FOR SUMMER TRAINEES - LUT MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS

Dear students of mathematics, physics and information technology (computer science)

LUT Mathematics and Physics is an inspiring and multidisciplinary unit carrying out top-level research at LUT. The department is seeking for motivated students to work as research trainees in the summer 2013. We expect that you have performed well in your studies in mathematics, physics or information technology (computer science) at LUT, are interested in computational methods, intelligent computing or technical physics, and are intrigued to learn more about scientific research work.

If you are interested, please prepare the following:

  1. a free-form application where you describe yourself and your skills, experience, motivation and interests (max. 2 pages),
  2. Curriculum Vitae (max. 3 pages) and
  3. transcript of records of your passed courses.

On the cover page of your application, list the laboratories of the department in the order of your interest. The possible items in the list are as follows: 1) mathematics (contact person Heikki Haario), 2) machine vision and pattern recognition (contact person Lasse Lensu), and 3) physics (contact person Tuure Tuuva). More information on the research topics is available on our web pages:

Deliver the application material to the department's secretary Riitta Laari, room 1449, AND also send a verification e-mail to lasse.lensu (at) lut.fi. The deadline for the applications is Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 12:00 EET.

The contact persons of the laboratories are happy to answer any questions.

Lappeenranta 14 March 2013

Heikki Haario
Lasse Lensu
Tuure Tuuva


2013-02-11

Funding for COPEX from Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland decided to fund the project Computational Psychology of Experience in Human-Computer Interaction.

The COPEX project aims to study new touch and gesture interaction with novel methodologies. We combine finger biomechanics measurements, eye-movement tracking and experience measurement to get an understanding how users experience new interaction technologies. In experience measurement we utilize a novel quantitative-qualitative experience mapping methods. The data is modeled with Bayesian network, which can reveal relationships between different attributes and parameters via backwards reasoning. This provides novel possibilities to study human experience in interaction. Bayesian networks can be used not only to connect and statistically model single attributes and variables but to construct an entire network that combine all the variables and attributes into one large ensemble. This makes it possible to find and understand completely new connections and form an integrated theory of human interaction experience.

This is a collaborative project between MVPR and Psychology of Evolving Media and Technology Research Group (POEM) at University of Helsinki.

The three-year project was started in January, 2013. The principal investigator of LUT is Prof. Heikki Kälviäinen and the project manager is Dr. Tuomas Eerola.