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Seminar Meeting 2012.4.19

Seminar Meeting 2012.4.19

Welcome to the second seminar class of spring 2012!

Ready?

Agenda

  1. Introductory message by Professor Mitomo
  2. Presentations by fourth semester Master’s students: Lee, Scheath
  3. Practical issues and Closing

1.  Introductory message by professor

Today’s agenda

Job opportunities for seminar students

2. Presentations (2)

I. Analysis of Mobile Spectrum Assignment Policy in Korea (Lee, Chung Sol)

Background to spectrum allocation via auction in Korea in August 2011
Literature review: Why auction the spectrum? Advantages.
Literature review specifically for the 2011 auction in Korea
Research question and hypothesis
Methodology and Structure
References
Comments / Questions:

  • In what aspects will the case comparison take place? This also ties in to some general vagueness issues.
  • Are the cases selected really comparable? It may be better to look for other cases that were held in the same time frame and bear more similarities to the Korean case.
  • Investigate the auction in more detail, and then extend the comparison to another country’s case, and possibly re-phrase the research question and hypothesis

II. Feasibility and Cost-Benefit of Implementing LIMS in a pathology laboratory (a case in Calmette Hospital, Cambodia), Ly Scheath

Background
Reasons for current study
Thesis objectives
Research Question
Research Methods and Procedures
Significance
LIMS available and Costs and Benefits
Questions / Comments:

  • Will the human cost be included in the CBA? (training etc.) Special attention should be paid to fixing the time frame of CB calculation.
  • How will system benefits be evaluated? (reliability, effectiveness, and efficiency)
  • It may be worthwhile try to find past case studies in related literature.
  • Do not focus purely on CBA, but on the form and level of the benefit itself. [List all possible benefits]

3. Practical issues and Closing

The seminar for the fourth semester students will be held after the regular Master’s seminar in the same room (#316)

In the next seminar meeting, Elaine, Maria, and Film will present their MA thesis plans/progress.

This week’s notes were kept by Maria. Note-keeper for  next week will be Riyung.

Lee will be responsible for setting up the equipment before the seminar class [computer, projector, and extension cord should be taken from the professor’s office and projection screen from the 7th floor]

About the web-page

Four new students have joined the seminar. It is requested that one of them at least offer to take over administrator responsibilities from Film, as he will be graduating this semester.

About the welcome party

Date of the welcome party: Thursday, May 17th, 7-9pm

Cost: ~3500¥/person. There are two potential places for the welcome party for new students, one close to Takadanobaba station and the other in Shinjuku. More information on the event will be sent to the mailing list.

Seminar Meeting 2012.4.12

Welcome back to Zemi Everyone! The cherry trees is blooming and welcoming us a whole new semester. This year, we have one new MA student – Johnson, and two PhD students – John and Naoko. Welcome to our seminar and wish you have a fulfilled life in Waseda!

Here is our Seminar Schedule for this semester. Please prepare and give your presentation on the designated date.

2012 Spring Semester – Seminar Schedule

Date

Presenters

Topics

April 19 Lee Socheath Research Presentation Research Presentation
April 26 Elaine Maria (Film) Research Presentation Research Presentation Research Presentation

May 3rd – National Holiday, No Class

May 10  Johnson Chang Wenjin Research Presentation Research Presentation Research Presentation
May 17
Milliya Amy Research Presentation Research Presentation
May 24 Hitomi Hoang Ren Research Presentation Research Presentation Research Presentation

* The forth semester students (Lee, Socheath, Elaine, Maria, Film) are required to present repeatedly in the fifth period.

 

End of Term Wrap Up

End of Term Wrap Up

Today is the last day of our semina class. Everyone is happy and equipped with new knowledge acquired everyone is going to have a nice summer.

This semester we also have two new MA students came from China and Taiwan. Same as last term seminar, we did report the progress of our research activity… At this term one MA student who came from Tanzania will complete his program in this september.

Reception of visiting professors and students from Yuan Ze University, Taiwan in late May. We exchange some research finding and experiences.

We have also been to the Conference in Yotsuya organized by PTC (Pacific Telecommunication Committee) in June. Theme: Digital Convergence Society, how to make success. Prof. Mitomo contributed a keynote speech.

In late June, Professor Mitomo, PhD students, other students attended ITS Region Conference, Taiwan.

And last but not least, we have contributed to rebuild our seminar website. Have a great vacation everyone!