SPSC Lab

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In 2000, the Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory (SPSC Lab) of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) was founded as a research and education center in nonlinear signal processing and computational intelligence, algorithm engineering, as well as circuits & systems modeling and design. It covers applications in wireless communications, speech/audio communication, and telecommunications.

The Research of SPSC Lab addresses fundamental and applied research problems in five scientific areas:

 

Result of the Month April 2014

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Many scientific disciplines, such as systems biology or natural language processing, suffer from Markov chains with exploding state spaces. Markov aggregation, i.e., finding a ´╗┐Markov chain on the partition ´╗┐of the original state space, is one way to reduce the computational complexity of the model. We provide an information-theoretic cost function for the problem of Markov aggregation and show that the information bottleneck method, a popular technique in machine learning, can be used to find a solution iteratively.