IEEE Windsor Section

IEEE
July 10th, 2018

 

Thanks to the effort of our recruitment team, Windsor section is recognized as 2018 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment performer. Congratulations to all members, specially to the recruitment team.

 

 

 

 

 

 


September 6th, 2018

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and IEEE Windsor Section presents:

” Health Informatics: Overview, Approaches, Challenges, and Applications 

Since its emergence in the 1950s and 1960s, Health Informatics (HI) has become a hot and challenging interdisciplinary field in all three pillars of medical care, education and research. With the advent of the Internet, supercomputers, cloud computing, smartphones, and many other technological innovations that have made their way into our everyday lives, HI has become an even more complex and multifaceted field and will only continue to grow with future advancements. Therefore, it will not only attract more health professions, but will also continue to appeal to scientists and researchers from a variety of other disciplines to make itself more enriched, with the ultimate goal of directly improving people’s quality of life in an equitable and cost-effective fashion, as well as to increase health literacy and consumer education. On its way to reach these objectives, HI is facing many challenges, including, but not limited to, storing and linking health data, converting health data to information and knowledge for decision support systems, data privacy and security, ethical concerns, cost of adopting technologies, lack of knowledge and education about new technologies and available tools, and many more. In this talk, Dr. Samet will briefly go through an overview of HI, and some of its challenges, approaches, and applications, followed by a review of his previous and current research in this multidisciplinary field.

About Speaker:Dr. Samet is a faculty member at the School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, and an adjunct professor at the e-Health Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, where he was an assistant professor from 2012 to 2017. His research interests and activities are in privacy-preserving and security aspects of various applications, especially in health sector, and health informatics. Prior to that, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the e-Health Information Laboratory at the Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute from 2010 to 2012. During his post-doc fellowship, he designed and developed several secure protocols for various health applications. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa in 2010 and his thesis title was “Privacy-Preserving Data Mining”, in which he proposed and designed some protocols on privacy-preserving methods for standard data mining and machine learning techniques.

 

Event Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time: 11:3o AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI), Windsor, ON

Venue: Room 3000

Registration Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/175492

For questions, contact CIS & SMC for more information at: cissmc@uwindsor.ca

SAEED SAMET, Assistant Professor

School of Computer Science, University of Windsor

Phone: (519) 253-3000×3782,

Email: Saeed.Samet@uwindsor.ca

www.cs.uwindsor.ca/~ssame


August 21st, 2018

IEEE Women in Engineering presents:

Personal Development Planning

Personal development planning (PDP) is the process of creating an action plan based on awareness, values, reflection, goal-setting and planning for personal development within the context of a career, education, relationship or for self-improvement. Personal development plans may also include a statement of one’s career and lifestyle priorities, career positioning, analysis of opportunities and risks, and alternative plans (Plan B), and a curriculum vitae (CV). Human-resource management also uses PDPs.

About Speaker: Dr Sadaf Zahoor, has her PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Loughborough, UK. She’s doing her Post-Doc Fellow in MAME, here, at the University of Windsor. She has contributed in international collaboration in technical research, at the University of Loughborough and at the University of Greenwich London, UK. Dr.Zahoor is also a member of technical committee of ICAMM Guangzhou, China. In addition, she has trained experience in Allied Engineering Pakistan, and Professionals of Various Industries in Pakistan.

Refreshments will be provided! Looking forward to meeting you!

 

Event Date: Friday, August 24, 2018

Time: 2:3o to 3:30 PM

Location: Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI), Windsor, ON

Venue: Room 3007

Registration Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/176203

For questions, contact the Maryam Farajzadeh-Zanjani at: farajza@uwindsor.ca

 


August 7th, 2018

IEEE Southeastern Michigan Computer and Education Section presents:

Embedded Systems Workshop 2018

IEEE South East Michigan Computer Chapter is offering a one-day (free) workshop on Embedded Systems on Saturday, October 20th, 2018. This workshop is open to all engineers and students. This is the 16th year that the event is being held.

The aim is to disseminate knowledge, directly benefiting the IEEE members, at the same time improve the technology skills pool, indirectly boosting the Michigan economy. Speakers and experts from the embedded systems industry will be making presentations, and will also be available for discussions and networking throughout the day. In addition to the technical presentations, there will be industry information display and professional recruitment
tables. Use this opportunity for networking with other engineers, industry experts and embedded enthusiasts.

Please confirm your participation by registering on the IEEE events web site (Deadline is 18th October 5 pm!)

Sponsors: Vector CANtech, Infineon and many others…
Vendor tables with demos, technical booklets, and job recruiting opportunities will be available. There is no cost to attend. A complimentary lunch is provided. Random raffle and door prizes representing the embedded controllers & systems industry will take place. All are welcome. Do post this flyer in your workplaces, share/inform your peers & colleagues about this event. It is a great way learn not only what is going on, but network with other professionals as well.

 

Event Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Lawrence Technological University (LTU) — 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075

Venue: Architecture Bldg, Room A200 

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2018 @ 5 PM

Registration Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/175036

For Technical questions, contact the Program Committee at: esw2018@1eee-sem.org


July 26th, 2018

Professional Activities Committee and IEEE Windsor Section presents:

ACADEMIC WRITING WORKSHOP

 

Writing a paper, thesis or even a technical report and struggling with citing your sources? Having concerns regarding paraphrasing and plagiarism? Confused about the citation methods?

Join us for free to know more about:

– what, why, when and how to be cited

– academic integrity

– how to do the references

– formatting and in-text citation

Speaker: Mr. Jason Horn

Speaker Bio: Mr. Horn is currently working as a Writing Advisor at University of Windsor’s Writing Support Desk for over five years. Having a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature, and History; as well as Masters in English Language and Literature from University of Windsor.

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time: 12:30-2:00 PM

Where: E.D. Lumley Center for Engineering Innovation (CEI) Room 2103

Registrationhttps://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/175217


July 11th, 2018

IEEE Young Professionals, Windsor Section presents

“Positive Control and Estimation of Dynamic Systems with Applications”

Abstract: Positive systems are rapidly gaining more attention and popularity due to their appearance in numerous applications. The response of positive systems to positive initial conditions and inputs remains in the positive orthant of state space. They offer nice robust stability properties which can be applied to solve many control and estimation problems not only for positive systems but also for general dynamic systems with positivity constraints. This talk will give an overview of positive systems and provide variety of models having positivity behaviors. Several illustrative examples with simulation results support the theoretical development.

Speaker: Bahram Shafai, Professor at Northeastern University. 

Speaker Bio: Bahram Shafai, professor at Northeastern University is also the Director of the ECE Capstone Design Program. He is also a member of the organizing committees for various international and IEEE-conferences. Dr. Shafai is Life Senior Member of IEEE.

Date: Friday, July 20th

Time: 2PM EDT/EST

Location: Room 3000, CEI, University of Windsor

Please register here to book your seats!

Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Mojtaba Kordestani for more details.


June 12th, 2018

IEEE Young Professionals, Windsor Section presents

“Machine Learning Approaches for Data Analysis”

Abstract: Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, responsible for nearly 30% of all deaths, the advances in technology help in analyzing the disease. More recently, Next-generation sequencing technology (NGS) has emerged, decreasing the cost and increasing the speed of genome and transcriptome sequencing. However, sequences come with artifacts, and hence
preprocessing the reads is required for downstream analysis. The analysis can determine which genes and transcripts are relevant for different cases, which can provide some biological insight for each case, leading to improved diagnosing and treatment of different diseases including
cancer based on those transcripts and protein products. On the other hand, machine learning methods have been used to classify different conditions such as survivability and subtypes in breast cancer, and stages and location in prostate cancer.Using supervised learning techniques,
transcript expression profiles as features or biomarkers have be found to be key indicators for different conditions. Similarly, unsupervised methods have been used to group similar trends of profiles throughout different cancer stages. In this talk, how these methods are used to analyze prostate cancer progression throughout different stages will be discussed. The main purpose is to find genes, transcripts that have similar trends, and promoters. Clustering approaches used to find patterns in expressed transcripts among the different cancer stages will also be discussed.

Speaker: Abed Alkhateeb, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science  

Speaker Bio:Abed Alkhateeb is a Ph.D. candidate in the Pattern Recognition and Bioinformatics lab in the School of Computer Science, working under the supervision of Dr. Luis Rueda. He completed his Bachelor in the department of Computer Science at University of Jordan, and his M.Sc. in computer science in the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor. He has had positions in Blackberry as Business Systems Developer, and before doing his Ph.D.as Analyst/Programmer in Emaratech and UAE University in the United Arab Emirates. Abed’s research interests include machine learning, bioinformatics, health informatics,  pharmacogenomics, and RNA sequencing and cancer progression. He has many publications and presentations in most top-ranked conferences in bioinformatics and reputable journals. Abed has recently obtained the Ontario Government Scholarship and the Faculty of Science Going Above and Beyond award, among other awards.

Date: Wednesday June 20th

Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Room 3003, CEI, University of Windsor

Please register here to book your seats!

Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Mojtaba Kordestani for more details.


May 24th, 2018

IEEE Computer Society – SE Michigan Chapter & Vehicle Tech Society Chapter  presents

“Rise of Computing in Modern Day Automotive DNA”

Abstract: The growth of electronics within the automobile has been nothing short of phenomenal. In 2015 it accounted for 13% of the total value of the car and in 2018 it has now jumped to 20%. A large portion of that has been purely due to the rise of computing component, such as ADAS, ECUs, etc. New technologies such as 3D laminated glass, haptic sensors, and augmented reality heads-up displays — which offer drivers alerts, safety aids, and warnings on invisible screens embedded in the windshield — have entered the vocabulary of traditional suppliers. Large navigation and entertainment display screens in the dashboard offer Web-based information and media as well as data arrays picked up from networked roads and other cars. The
autonomous car will further up the ante, and soon. It will change the “living space” dimension of automotive interiors. The front seat may be reoriented to face the back seat, so passengers can converse as they would in their living rooms while the car cruises to a destination. Or seats could face a windshield that’s become a large movie screen. This talk will focus on many of what is the “under the hood” computing portions, technologies and the accompanying massive software baggage that needs to go with it. It is time we got more familiar with the computing technologies and underlying foundations that go with it. We will introduce many terms, concepts and issues to help folks in Automotive technologies get better prepared for the future (or is fusion a better word?) world of automotive & computer tech.

Speaker: Sharan Kalwani

Biography: With over 30+ years’ experience, in various aspects of the way hardware, software has evolved, you can expect a unique perspective on the whole evolution of computing, now making its presence felt in the automotive world. The speaker has presented at numerous conferences and is viewed as an active evangelist in his areas of expertise.

When: June 5th, 2018, 6-8:30 PM

Where: Butzel Long (41000 Woodward Hills, MI 48304)

See the link for registration.

(We want to make sure we have enough munchies – even for the late arrivals! :)).


May 22nd, 2018

The Windsor Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada has been recognized for its leadership and networking events.

The IEEE Windsor Section, led by University of Windsor researchers, received IEEE Canada’s Exemplary Section Award for small sectionsfor its 2017 activities, leadership, management and administration.

Esrafil Jedari, vice-chair, IEEE Windsor Section and UWindsor research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, said the section was recognized for hosting around 30 technical, professional and social events on campus; its large network of volunteers and growth in memberships; and organizing and hosting the 30th Annual Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2017).

The group has grown steadily since it branched out on its own as the 21stsection in Canada in 2014 after operating as a student branch for two years within the Southeastern Michigan Section. The majority of its 306 members — which includes industry from the Windsor-Essex region— are University of Windsor faculty and students. The Windsor Section has three technical joint chapters for six IEEE professional societies, a University Windsor student branch and two affinity groups: Young Professionals and Women in Engineering.

The Exemplary Section Awardis given annually in three categories: large IEEE sections with more than 1,500 members, medium sections with 501 to 1,500 members, and small sections with 500 or fewer members.The Windsor Section was recognized by the IEEE in 2016 as an Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment performer for doubling its membership.

IEEE Canada is the Canadian arm of the IEEE as well as the constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for the technical fields of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.


April 30th, 2018

IEEE Computer Society South East Michigan Section presents:

Intrepid Tech Knowledge Days 2018

Learn from experts about the latest in vehicle networking and embedded tools technologies and solutions. Listen to informative presentations and participate in hands-on demos to see how you can launch new projects and improve your existing ones. With two content-packed days, you will take your knowledge to the next level and return to your desk with new skills.

NEW!   Vehicle Spy Lab

This year, we are excited to launch the new Vehicle Spy Lab! The VSpy Lab will offer one-on-one guided tutorials to walk you through some of our most common tech support questions. Our support team will be onsite to answer questions related to the labs and also about Vehicle Spy in general. VSpy Lab stations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Feel free to ask for hands-on assistance specific to your needs.

NEW!   Face-to-Face Consultations

Also new at Tech Days 2018 are Face-to-Face Consultations. While at Tech Days, bring your project and your questions! Intrepid experts will be available for personal, one-on-one help in a private setting. Get help with Vehicle Spy, Intrepid hardware setups, or get more details about topics covered during the Tech Days presentations. We are happy to discuss new technologies or to help you find solutions to problems you are currently facing.

See this link for the agenda of these two days.

To Register for Day 1, please follow this link.

To Register for Day 2, please follow this link.

Dates: May 1st and May 2nd 2018

Time: 9AM – 6PM (May 1st) and 9AM – 6PM (May 2nd)

Location: Oakland University – Engineering Center: 115 Library Drive, Rochester, MI, 48309, USA