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GETA Winter School, Compressive Sensing (2-3 cr)

Ruka, February 11-13, 2013

Where? Ruka lies about 800 km north from Helsinki. There are flights from Helsinki to Kuusamo airport. A buss connection to ski resort Ruka (about 30 minutes).


ASSIGNMENTS  Deadline March 20 to be sent to professor Romberg by email.

Credits: Lectures + assignments to be sent after the course (more for 3 cr).


Prof. Justin Romberg, Georgia Tech University, USA, Prof. Behnaam Aazhang, Rice University and FiDiPro, Univ of Oulu Dr. Esa Ollila.pdf, Aalto University, Dr. Hyon-Jung-Kim-Ollila, Visiting Research Scholar at Aalto University, Professor Sergiy Vorobyov, Aalto University, Academy prof. Visa Koivunen, Aalto University.

Ruka_and course info 2013 (pdf.)

Course outline

Prof. Justin Romberg outline (pdf.)  lecture material (

Prof. Behnaam Aazhang outline (pdf.)

Prof. Sergiy Vorobyov lecture material (pdf.)

Dr. Esa Ollila outline (pdf.) 


eAGE Registration by January 12!

Daily Schedule

08.30-10.30 lecture, (coffee 10.30-10.45)
10.45-12.30 lecture
12.30-16.30 lunch/ski break
16.30-19.30 lecture, (coffee 17.45-18.00)
20.00 dinner

Course ends on Wednesday afternoon.
Dinners: Monday: Fondue evening (at the Village).
Tuesday: Royal Ruka Lapland Buffét (walk about 15 min.)

How to get there?

Note you have to be in Ruka at the latest on Sunday evening (February 10).  The course ends on the  Wednesday afternoon. The flights are operated by Finnair and SAS BlueOne. Return flight costs about 150-200 EUR. Suitable flights: Sunday morning AY 393 and Wednesday evening AY402. There is a buss connection airport-Ruka, it takes about 30 min.


New RukaVillage apartments in Ruka centre close by the slopes. Course is held at the same building. Three persons / apartment. Available Sunday -Thursday. Breakfast is included. Saturday arrival possible too 50 EUR extra charge (only possible by early registration). 2013 no flights from Helsinki on Saturday!


GETA Students 150 eur
Post graduate Students 500 eur (550 EUR Saturday-Wednesday)
Industry participants 650 eur (one person apartment /hotel room)

Price includes:  accommodation (three pers. apartments) 2xdinner, breakfasts, GETtoGETHER (on Sunday at 19:00), some local transports. Note no lunch nor flight is included.

More information:

Academy Prof. Visa Koivunen, visa.koivunen (at)
Coord. Marja Leppäharju, marja.leppaharju(at)