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Seminar topic: compressive sensing

Instructors: Karen Eguiazarian and Jussi Tohka

Credits: Extremely tentative: 4 cr + 2 cr from possible, optional project work.

Material: Book "Sparse Representations and Compressive Sensing for Imaging and Vision", V.Patel, R.Chellappa, Springer 2013 + some research articles

Time: Wednesdays at 10.30 - 12.00

Lecture Room: TC133

Used assessment scale is passed/failed.

Before each meeting, all participating students will read one chapter of the book, prepare a short summary about it (approximately 250 - 500 words) and send the summary to the coordinators before the meeting by email (no attachment please; just plain text). The students will also prepare at least one question/comment and send that to the coordinator prior to the meeting by email (for example, was there something that you did not understand, or would you like to share some idea related to the Chapter). During the meeting, we will then discuss about these questions/comments. A chair-person will be named for each meeting who will then lead the discussion. After the meeting students are expected to prepare a learning diary and send that by email to the coordinators (before the next meeting please). Coordinators: Karen Eguiazarian and Jussi Tohka (firstname.lastname


The course is suitable for postgraduate studies.

Learning diary instructions

General instructions: Send by email (plain text, no attachements please) to the coordinators before the next meeting.

Purpose of the learning dairy: The purpose of writing a diary is to support learning by guiding your ideas towards critical thinking and reflection. The main idea in writing a diary is to reflect on what you have heard, what key information and insights the meeting provided about its subject matter as well as what questions and ideas the meeting raised for you. Importantly, a learning diary is a subjective view and the purpose is not to give a summary about the meeting but to record what you learnt, what you considered important/interesting, if there was something that you did not understand, if the meeting raised questions or new ideas etc.

Content of the learning diary: A learning diary summarizes, comments on, and analyzes the content of the lectures. A diary should not just be a review of what you have heard during the lecture or set of lectures. It is more about thinking about what you have heard and written down during the lecture. Your thoughts and commentary may be critical or supportive towards the content and point of view of the lecture. Suggested length of each learning diary is quite short due to time limitations. It should be about 1/2 - 1 typed pages or 250 - 500 words long - but the words are not counted so if you want to write longer learning diary that's also ok. The learning diary is primarily a tool for yourself to enhance learning. The diaries won't be graded (but they will be read)


Active participation (please agree with the coordinators beforehand if you cannot attend the seminar sessions), chairing the session at least one time, summaries, and learning diaries. Optionally project work.

Schedule: (preliminary, the dates are subject to change)

24th September 2014: Introductory lecture

1st October 2014: Chapter 2

8th October 2014: Chapters 3.1, 3.2, 3.3. The chair person will be Defne Us. Jarkko Johansson will speak briefly about MRI and MRI reconstruction.

15th October 2014: Chapters 3.4 and 3.5. The chair will be Sujeet Mate.

22th October 2014: Chapter 5. The chair will be Mikko Roininen.

29th October 2014: Presentation about sparse methods in classification

5th November 2014: Chapters 4.1 and 4.3. Chair Jarkko Johansson.

12th November 2014: Chapter 6. Chair Elaheh Moradi.

19th November 2014: Chapter 4.2 and Chapter 7. Chair Ekaterina Riabchenko

26th November 2014: Research meeting. Everybody is supposed to present a three slide/five minute summary of their research/research ideas connected to the course - loose connections are allowed. Templates for that are to be provided later on.

3rd December 2014: Still a question mark.