Monthly Archives: December 2016

Exit words from Matti Vuori

Hi, “pervasivians” and others, This department is like any other in the sense that people enter and leave often without any notice. At least many new workers are announced via this blog — which is an improvement over how things … Continue reading

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Hyvää joulua! Happy holidays!

Laitoksella arkinen aherrus alkaa hiljetä, kun tutkijat ja opettajat suuntaavat joulua juhlimaan. Ahkerin saa vielä huomenaamulla avata luukun 23 laitosta ilahduttaneesta joulukalenterista, mutta 24. luukku taitaa jälleen jäädä jo perinteiseksi arvoitukseksi, ehkä jopa ensi vuoteen saakka. Adventtikalenterin myötä Tietotekniikan laitos … Continue reading

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Warm thanks to guest lecturers on software testing course!

The software testing course was once again held this fall. As usual, there were guest lectures by people from various companies and organizations. This year we had great lectures from Arto Stenberg from Symbio, Antti Kervinen from Intel, Tuomas Lunti … Continue reading

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INFORTE workshop on Artificial Cognition

Our department hosted the INFORTE workshop on Artificial Cognition on 1.-2.12.2016. The workshop’s main organizer was our professor emeritus Kai Koskimies, who became interested in bio-inspired computing related topics during his last years in active work. The two-day workshop was … Continue reading

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Algorithms, Software design and Project planning, all wrapped into one PhD thesis

Friday 2.12.2016 was the day for MSc Sriharsha “Harsha” Vathsavayi’s thesis defence. The title of the thesis was “Applying Genetic Algorithms for Software Design and Project Planning”. In practice, Harsha had used said algorithms to automate software design by automatically … Continue reading

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Profes’16: a Norwegian Take on Product Focused Software Process Improvement

At the end of November, our researchers focusing on modern software systems development and engineering headed to lovely Trondheim to attend the 17th international conference on product-focused software process improvement, or PROFES. While our flight there did not go according to … Continue reading

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Conference Tour of the Navigation (Sensor) Group

This is a three-in-one report about the conference trips of the Navigation (Sensor) Group in the Department of Pervasive Computing. Our visiting researcher Jan Rácko made a great study on pedestrian navigation with smartphones and we published together a paper Pedestrian Dead Reckoning … Continue reading

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