Tampere International Center for Signal Processing IEEE SP/CAS Chapter of Finland
2010 Workshop on Information Theoretic Methods in Science and Engineering
August 16 - 18, 2010 | Tampere, Finland


Monday, August 16th; Room “Luentosali 1” Sähkötalo building


Registration and Coffee

10:30 – 12:00

Oral session: Information Theoretic Methods

Chair: Ioan Tabus

10:30 – 11:00

Maximum mutual information

Jorma Rissanen (Tampere University of Technology)

11:00 – 11:30

Extensions and probabilistic analysis of dynamic model selection

Kenji Yamanishi and Ei-ichi Sakurai (University of Tokyo)

11:30 – 12:00

Cognition beyond Shannon

Flemming Topsøe (University of Copenhagen)

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch at Restaurant Zip, Tietotalo building

13:30 – 14:30

Plenary session: Vincent Poor

Chair: Visa Koivunen

Information and inference in the wireless physical layer

Vincent Poor (Princeton University)

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 17:00

Oral session: Information Theoretic Methods

Chair: Kenji Yamanishi

15:00 – 15:30

On the consistency of sequentially normalized least squares

Daniel Schmidt (University of Melbourne) and Teemu Roos (University of Helsinki)

15:30 – 16:00

Thresholding schemes for cepstral analysis

Ciprian Doru Giurcaneanu and Seyed Alireza Razavi (Tampere University of Technology)

16:00 – 16:30

An alternative view of variational Bayes and minimum variational stochastic complexity

Kazuho Watanabe (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)

16:30 – 17:00

A minimum description length method of medium-scale simultaneous inference

David Bickel (University of Ottawa)


Dinner at the Main Building 6th Floor





Tuesday, August 17th; Room “Luentosali 1” Sähkötalo building

9:00 – 10:00

Oral session: Information Theoretic Methods in Engineering

Chair: Marcelo Weinberger

9:00 – 9:30


Quantization of discrete probability distributions

Yuriy Reznik (Qualcomm, US)

9:30 – 10:00


Image reconstruction and the existence of true models

Joseph A. O'Sullivan (Washington University, St. Louis)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00

Oral session: Information Theoretic Methods in Engineering

Chair: Marcelo Weinberger

10:30 – 11:00


Using information theory to study the efficiency and capacity of computers and similar devices

Boris Ryabko (Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Informatics)

11:00 – 11:30

On mixing models

Tjalling Tjalkens (Eindhoven University of Technology)

11:30 – 12:00

Information theory inspired video coding methods: truth is sometimes better than fiction

Nitin Khanna, Fengqing Zhu, Marc Bosch, Meilin Yang, Mary Comer and Edward J. Delp (Purdue University)

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch at Restaurant Zip, Tietotalo building

14:00 – 15:00

Plenary session: Alon Orlitsky

Chair: Teemu Roos

String reconstruction from substring compositions

Alon Orlitsky (UC San Diego)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 18:00

Oral session: Information Theoretic Methods in Engineering

Chair: Alon Orlitsky


Maximizing entropy of image models for 2-D constrained coding

S. Forchhammer, M. Danieli, N. Burini, M. Zamarin, and A. Ukhanova (Technical University of Denmark)


Cooperative sensing policies for identification and exploitation of underutilized radio spectrum

Visa Koivunen (Aalto University)


Error-correcting decision diagrams

Helena Astola, Stanislav Stankovic, Jaakko T. Astola  (Tampere University of Technology)


Image deblurring by augmented Lagrangian with BM3D frame prior

Aram Danielyan, Vladimir Katkovnik and Karen Egiazarian (Tampere University of Technology)


Have I seen you before? Principles of Bayesian predictive classification revisited

Jukka Corander  (University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University) , Yaqiong Cui (University of Helsinki), Timo Koski (Royal Institute of Technology), and Jukka Sirén (University of Helsinki)


Dinner at Restaurant Zip, Tietotalo building






Wednesday, August 18th; Room “Luentosali 1” Sähkötalo building

9:00 – 10:00

Plenary session: Marcelo Weinberger

Chair: Jorma Rissanen

Tree models revisited

Marcelo Weinberger (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, US)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 12:10

Special session: Information Theoretic Methods in Statistics

Chair: Erkki Liski

10:30 – 10:50

On maximal likelihood estimators of the shape parameter when the scale parameter is nuisance

Alexander Zaigrajew (University of Torun, Poland) 

10:50 – 11:10

A comparison of WALS estimation with pretest and model selection alternatives with an application to costs of hip fracture treatments

Antti Liski (Tampere University of Technology), Erkki P. Liski (University of Tampere), Reijo Sund and Merja Juntunen  (National Institute for Health and Welfare)

11:10 – 11:30

Analyzing microarray data via random forest

Daniel Fischer (University of Tampere and TU Dortmund)

11:30 – 11:50

Minimum description length based hidden Markov model clustering for life sequence analysis

Jouni Helske(Tampere University of Technology), Mervi Eerola (University of Jyväskylä), Ioan Tabus (Tampere University of Technology)

11:50 – 12:10

Stochastic prediction optimality

Sami Helle (University of Tampere)

12:10 – 13:30

Lunch at Restaurant Zip, Tietotalo building

13:30 – 15:10

Oral session: Information Theoretic Methods in Engineering

Chair: Petri Myllymäki

13:30 – 13:50

Evaluation of marine windspeed derived from SAR imagery based on buoy observations

Alexander Komarov, Vladimir Zabeline, Mikhail Malioutov, and Christopher Boulay (Northeastern University)

13:50 – 14:10

Hidden Markov models for induction of morphological structure of natural language

Hannes Wettig, Suvi Hiltunen, Roman Yangarber (University of Helsinki)

14:10 – 14:30

Phase retrieval from multiple plane observations: constrained variational formulation and augmented Lagrangian recursive algorithm

Artem Migukin, Vladimir Katkovnik, and Jaakko Astola (Tampere University of Technology)

14:30 – 14:50

Code lengths for model classes with continuous uniform distributions

Panu Luosto (University of Helsinki)

14:50 – 15:10

Secrecy rate region in the interference channel with common information

Hamid G. Bafghi (Shahed University, Tehran), Somayeh Salimi (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran), Babak Seyfe (Shahed University, Tehran), and Mohammad R. Aref (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran)

15:20 – 21:30

Free discussions, sauna, and dinner at Restaurant Maisa by Näsijärvi lake


Bus leaves from the parking lot in front of Tietotalo building, Entrance 1

15:50 – 18:30

Free discussions and sauna

18:30 – 21:00


21:00 – 21:30

Bus transportation to Tampere

Last updated: Tuesday, August 24, 2010