Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter

December 2014

Highlights

Chapter & DL News:

Silver Jubilee of the Signal Processing Chapter, IEEE Singapore Section // SPS Announces 2015 Class of Distinguished Lecturers // Member Loyalty Program Lets Sections Recognize Members for their Years of Membership // vTools Release Announcement

Conference News:

IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS) // Signal Processing Conferences // Conference in the spotlight: Interspeech 2015 // Call for Participation: IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2015

Editorial:

Large Systems: A Way to the Future (Editorial by Alfonso Farina)

Education & Resources:

Contests in Signal Processing and Machine Learning // TryEngineering.org Goes Mobile // Introducing a Low-Cost Online Registration Tool for Conference and Event Management // Member Discounts: IEEE Member Travel Discount Features Benefit Conference Attendees // IEEE Conference Education Program Now Available // IEEE-USA Offers Free e-Books to Members in October, November, and December

Initiatives & Trends:

Image of the Month: Costs of sequencing a human genome // Recent Patents in Signal Processing (December 2014) – Image denoising // UCSF Aims to Bridge “the Last Mile” in Precision Medicine // What should we learn from… Evolutionary Computing // New IEEE Internet of Things Initiative (IoT) Newsletter Announced

Ph.D Theses:

Bing Hu, (University of California, Riverside) “Mining Time Series Data: Moving from Toy Problems to Realistic Deployments” (2013) // Yingying Zhu (University of California Riverside) “Towards Sparse Modeling of Multi-object Interactions in Video”

Research Opportunities:

SPS TC Jobs Marketplace

Society News:

128 Signal Processing Society Members Elevated to Senior Member // Member in the Spotlight: Le An // Malaysia Chapter Receives the Chapter of the Year Award

TC News:

Activity Update from the MLSP Technical Committee

In-Depth E-News Articles

Recent Patents in Signal Processing (December 2014) – Image denoising

For our December 2014 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of image denoising. The section below covers patents granted recently for image de-bluring, enhancement layer video coding,  enhanced MRI signal reconstruction, image noise removal, and anisotropic…More »

UCSF Aims to Bridge “the Last Mile” in Precision Medicine

Precision medicine is a new model of health care which gains insights from an individual’s history and biology patterns, to create more precise diagnosis and treatment, at a lower cost. Precision medicine is a big data problem. Despite the completion of Human Genome Project more than ten years ago and the development in the field as a whole, precision medicine is still not a routine practice of medicine due to the lack of appropriate technical work and software platforms.More »

Member in the Spotlight: Le An

In this series, we introduce a member of our Society by means of an interview. This month, we are happy to introduce Le An from University of California, Riverside, who recently finished his PhD thesis, “Real-World Person Identification”.

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Activity Update from the MLSP Technical Committee

The Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee (MLSP TC) is involved with activities that support the use of Machine Learning techniques for Signal Processing problems. The scope of this TC is fairly wide, ranging from traditional machine learning and pattern recognition, to approaches that combine material from both disciplines. Under the scope of the MLSP TC we find areas such as source separation, graphical and kernel methods for time-series, Bayesian non-parametrics, and matrix and tensor factorizations among many more.More »

Large Systems: A Way to the Future (Editorial by Alfonso Farina)

The complexity we are involved in, nowadays, is the result of the very fast changing of the world scenario from the point of view of social life, economy, shortage of resources, etc. Internet and social networks, a kind of virtual cyber-skin embracing the planet, have tightly interconnected people, infrastructures and economic systems. All these changes have been fostered by technology innovation and we can only expect, due to the pace of technology innovation, that more changes are to come.More »

What should we learn from… Evolutionary Computing

In this series, we introduce topics outside of the signal processing world from which we believe signal processing researchers and practitioners can benefit. This month, we report on a special issue on “More »

Silver Jubilee of the Signal Processing Chapter, IEEE Singapore Section

The signal processing chapter of the IEEE Singapore Section was founded by me in 1989 with over twenty petitioners. It was established first as a special interest group in 1988 and subsequently in 1989 it was upgraded to the chapter status. More »

Contests in Signal Processing and Machine Learning

During the last couple of months, a few new Signal Processing and Machine Learning contests were initiated. Some of the ongoing ones with a strong relation to Signal Processing include:

From the domain of Signal Processing for cartography there is a More »

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