IEEE Finland Section best student paper award

Dear all,

I would like to thank you all once again for submitting nominations and for your patience!

The competition was really tight this year especially in the conference paper category. We had in total 12 nominations:

  • 9 student conference papers
  • 3 student journal papers

We are glad to announce that the winner of the IEEE Finland Section best student journal paper award 2020 is the paper:
Risto Ojala with the paper “Novel Convolutional Neural Network-Based Roadside Unit for Accurate Pedestrian Localisation” published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

We also have 3 finalists in the best conference paper category (in no particular order):

  • F. M. Mahafugur, “Rahman State-Space Control for LCL Filters: Comparison Between the Converter and Grid Current Measurements” in 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
  • Vitaly Petrov, “Exploiting Multipath Terahertz Communications for Physical Layer Security in Beyond 5G Networks” in IEEE INFOCOM 2019 – IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)
  • Zitong Yu, Wei Peng, “Remote Heart Rate Measurement From Highly Compressed Facial Videos: An End-to-End Deep Learning Solution With Video Enhancement” in 2019 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)

To select the winner, the award committee is proposing to arrange an online Webinar, where the authors are invited to present their work in a concise (15-20 minutes) and possibly popular way. Shortly after that the award committee will make the final decision and will announce the winner.
All IEEE members will be invited.

Healthy continuation of 2021 to everybody!

Best regards,
Dmitry Petrov,
IEEE Finland section chair

IEEE Fellows of the year 2021

We congratulate the IEEE Fellows of the year 2021 in Finland Section:


Enrique Acha for contributions to power electronics modeling and applications in electrical power system. He has written multiple books related to the topic, wrote journal and conference papers and organized courses as professor of electric power systems in Tampere University.

Mehdi Bennis for contributions to resource optimization in heterogenous and low-latency wireless networks. He works as associate professor of wireless communication in University of Oulu.

Tuomas Virtanen for contribution to sound event detection and source separation. He is professor in Tampere University, leading Audio Research Group.

Further information

4th Int. Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies

The fourth edition of the SEST conference series will be held in Vaasa, Finland, from 6-8 September 2021.

Smart energy systems present enormous engineering challenges in the design and integration of energy and electrical grids with communication and network technologies, along with substantial questions of security and privacy of different components within the grid. The SEST conference aims at providing an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart energy system design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid. It also provides a forum for researchers from academia and professionals from industry, as well as government regulators to tackle these challenges, and discuss and exchange knowledge and best practices about design and implementation of smart energy systems.

Open webinar: three components of Machine Learning

Welcome to the IEEE Finland SPS/CAS chapter webinar on three core components underyling machine learning methods: data, model and loss function. The webinar will be organized on 10.11. 2020 at 11:00 via Zoom.

Participation is free of charge, registration prior to the event is appreciated.

Speaker biography:

Alexander Jung received his Phd in signal processing from TU Vienna in 2012. After Post-Doc periods at TU Vienna and ETH Zurich he joined Aalto University as Assistant Professor for Machine Learning in 2015. Alex has first-authored more than ten paper in first-tier journals such as IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. He received a best student paper award at IEEE ICASSP 2011, an Amazon Web Services Machine Learning Award in 2018 and has been selected as Teacher of the Year at the Department of Computer Science in 2018. He currently serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. 

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IEEE@Siemens Seminar series

IEEE Finland PES chapter and Siemens are going to organize a virtual seminar series to bring together professionals in the energy and industrial sectors. The event shall grow knowledge in the scope of digitalization and innovation as well as how these concepts are applied to the several business models that one might work with in the 2020s. It focuses on the impact of digitalization and its main technologies thus introducing concepts now emerging in these two sectors, including demand-side flexibility and the internet-of-energy (IoE) as well as tools to support current challenges. Although this event is organized by the Finnish branch, Siemens and the IEEE welcome any digitalization/value hacking enthusiast to join this event.

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IEEE Best student paper award 2020

We are happy to announce a new round of IEEE Finland section best student conference and journal paper awards.

We welcome submissions of research papers published between 1st of January and 31st of December 2019 in IEEE conferences or IEEE technical co-sponsored events, IEEE journals or IEEE Transactions. The student must be the first author of the paper and enrolled at a University in Finland at the time of submission of the paper. Detailed participation rules are published here.

The submission deadline is 30th of November, 2020. Please, send you applications to fin.secretary@ieee.org .

The nominees will be able to present their work at the online seminar in December 2020. The decision shall be made by the end of the year.

IEEE ICIP 2020 (fully virtual)

The IEEE International Conference on Image Processing will take place on 25-28 October 2020 (virtual).

ICIP features world-class speakers, tutorials, and industry sessions, and creates an excellent forum to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, and network with the brightest minds in academia and industry that are working in this field.

The event features

  • Networking opportunities including Student Job Fair, Young Professionals in Signal Processing, Women in Signal Processing, and more!
  • Industry Workshops such as Tencent Industry Workshop and the YouTube/Chrome Industry Workshop
  • Special Sessions including Computational Imaging with Optical Coding, Learning-Based Processing of 3D Visual Data, and many more
  • Competitions including the IEEE SPS Video and Image Processing Cup and the 3-Minute Thesis Competition
  • Author Ethics and IEEE New Author Tools Workshop

Visit the ICIP 2020 webpage for further information.