Special Lectures for 2008

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1. Special Lectures 1 for Information Electronics Systems
   (Special Lectures for Information Systems in GSIS)   First Semester
May 16 (FRI) 8:50 - 12:00          【Prof. Keiichi Edamatsu】
          Research Institute of Electrical Communications
Theme Quantum Information Technology Utilizing Multiple Entangled Photons
May 18 (FRI) 8:50 - 12:00          【Prof. Naoki Kobayashi】
          Graduate School of Information Science
Theme Software Verification for Trustworthy Computing
Jun. 13 (FRI) 10:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 14:30     【Prof. Susumu Horiguchi】
          Graduate School of Information Science
Theme Next Generation Optical and Wireless Integrated Networks
Jun. 27 (FRI) 8:50 - 12:00          【Prof. Fumiyuki Adachi】
          Graduate School of Electrical and Communication Engineering
Theme Broadband Wireless Signal Processing and Distributed Wireless Netwoking
Jul. 11 (FRI) 8:50 - 12:00          【Prof. Takafumi Aoki】
          Graduate School of Information Science
Theme Real-World Signal Processing and Secure VLSI Computing Based on Phase-Only Correlation
Jul. 25 (FRI) 8:50 - 12:00          【Prof. Kazuyuki Tanaka】
          Graduate School of Information Science
Theme Fundamenntal Theory of Probabilistic Computational Models for Inference Systems
2. Special Lectures 2 for Information Electronics Systems
   (Special Lectures for Information Systems in GSIS)  Second Semester
Jan. 20 (TUE) 13:00 - 16:10    【Dr. Matt Probert】    University of York
       Room 106, 1F, Research Building No.2
            - Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering -
Theme Introduction to CASTEP            Bring PC!
Abstract What is CASTEP? CASTEP is a software package which uses density functional theory to provide a good atomic-level description of all manner of materials and molecules. CASTEP can give information about total energies, forces and stresses on an atomic system, as well ascalculating optimum geometries, band structures, optical spectra, phonon spectra and much more. It can also perform molecular dynamics simulations.
Feb. 5 (THU) 10:30 - 14:30,  Feb. 6 (FRI) 13:00 - 16:10 
       【Dr. Patrick Frantz】       Room 106, 1F, Research Building No.2
            - Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering -
Theme Advanced Professional English Communication Course  

As an academic, presenting your own ideas and research effectively is one of the most important skills necessary to achieve both success in the community and respect from your peers. The goal of this Advanced Professional English Communications course is to help non-native English speakers with their presentation skills in both the written and oral forms.? While not exhaustive in scope, this short course intends to lay the foundation upon which the participants can build for future success in English communications. This course will take place in two sessions on two different days according to the following schedule:

Thursday, February 5th
   10:30 - 12:00 - Writing for Success
   13:00 - 14:30 - Abstract Writing Exercise

Friday, February 6th
   13:00 - 15:40 - Speaking for Success

   15:45 - 16:10 - Student Presentation Example
Feb. 20 (TUE) 8:50 - 12:00    【Dr. Simon Greaves】    Tohoku University
        Room 204, 2F, Research Building No.2
            - Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering -
Theme Magnetic Recording and Micro-Magnetic Simulations 
Abstract Micromagnetic models are used extensively in the magnetic recording industry as an aid in the design and optimisation of hard disk drives. They are also used in academic research to predict the behaviour of magnetic wires, patterned dots and other objects. Realistic models are essential in order to avoid artifacts in the simulation results. This talk will discuss the components of a micromagnetic model and will describe approaches and techniques which can be used to bring the modeled results closer to those obtained from real media. Particular emphasis will be placed on magnetic recording applications. Methods to deal with irregular grain sizes, non-magnetic grain boundaries and finite temperature will be proposed.
Feb. 23 (MON) 13:00 - 16:10,    Feb. 24 (TUE) 13:00 - 16:10
             【Dr. Marek Perkowski】      Portland State University
       Room 204, 2F, Research Building No.2
            - Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering -             
Theme Constraint Satisfaction Problems ? Solving them on parallel and quantum computers and why should we care? - 
Abstract This talk will cover the Constraint Satisfaction Problems such as those that occur in Logic Synthesis, Computer Architecture, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, with Graph Coloring and Satisfiability as primary examples. It will be shown that the new GPU (Graphics Processor Unit) and CUDA language allow to solve many of these problems efficiently. It will be further shown that the quantum technology already exists, ORION computer by DWAVE, that allow to solve these problems in an experimental system using Internet APIs. The talk will explain very briefly the theories of new systems needed to solve CSP and several practical CSP applications in CAD, EDA, graphics, robotics and quantum computing.
Mar. 2 (MON) 13:00 - 16:10,      Mar. 3 (TUE) 8:50 - 12:00
            【Dr. Ying-Chang Liang】      Inforcomm (I2R), Singapore
        Room 106, 1F, Research Building No.2
            - Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering -
Theme Cognitive Radio and Cooperative Communications
Abstract In this lecture, we will provide a state-of-art overview on cognitive radio networks and dynamic spectrum access, covering the theoretical aspects, enabling techniques, practical applications as well as technical challenges. In particular, the following topics will be covered in details.
  (1) Cognitive radio basics
  (2) Spectrum sensing techniques
  (3) Sensing-through tradeoff for dynamic spectrum access
  (4) Signal processing for dynamic spectrum access schemes
  (5) Exploiting multiple antennas for spectrum sharing
  (6) Cooperative wireless communications
  (7) Cognitive radio applications