COIN Videothon sparked interest in making science videos

Mon, 07.09.2015

Researchers in the Finnish Centre-of-Excellence in Computational Inference Research (COIN) organized a "Videothon" to encourage the making of science videos about COIN research. The Videothon took place on August 21, 2015, and begun with each of the participants describing a research result and discussing ideas. The full day event included script writing, shooting video, recording voice-over, and editing.

The videos took part in a competition where a programme committee watched and evaluated each of the videos. The three best videos were awarded prizes:


1st Prize: "Speech technology for under-resourced languages"
by Aalto Speech Recognition Research Group (team: Kurimo, Smit, Karhila, Enarvi, Leinonen, Mansikkaniemi, Remes, Varjokallio, Leino, Grönroos)

2nd Prize (shared between two contestants with equal votes):
"PHMMs for Indoor Trajectories" by Aditya Jitta (supervisor: A. Klami)

"MRPT algorithm" by Teemu Pitkänen and Ville Hyvönen (supervisor: T. Roos)

All the videos are available on YouTube (click here).

The competition also had a poster track with similar awards. For a list of winners, see COIN Highlight talks and Posters.

Contact person: Teemu Roos,

Last updated on 7 Sep 2015 by Kalle Ilves - Page created on 7 Sep 2015 by Teemu Roos