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Technical Talk

Wednesday, 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.

Technical Talk

Tuesday, 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.

IEEE Computer Society – SE Michigan

Thursday, 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! :)).

IEEE Computer Society SE Michigan Chapter

Monday, 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

Technical Talk

Friday, April 6th, 2018

IEEE Young Professionals and Women in Engineering, Windsor Section presents

“Energy Saving in Big Buildings”

Abstract: Frank Mills, Principal of Frank Mills Consulting Ltd, will present a lecture on “Energy saving in big building”. This lecture will provide an overview of natural ventilation starting with a review of early building ventilation to modern solutions which range from the use of windows (Simple NV) to the use of automatically controlled inlets, plenums, integral chimney and shafts, atrium spaces and roof outlets, turrets and exhausts (Advanced NV). It will cover design strategies, ventilation systems, components and their integration into building fabric and also design calculations, modelling techniques and exemplar projects including ‘full’ Natural Ventilation and ‘hybrid’ schemes and example projects.

Speaker: Frank Mills, Principal of Frank Mills Consulting Ltd. 

Speaker Bio: Frank Mills is a leading specialist in sustainable and energy efficient building engineering design. His experience includes the design, management, supervision, construction and operation of building services engineering across a range of building types including sports stadia, large scale mixed use developments sports facilities, leisure centers and hotels, retail community schemes internationally. He has been an ASHRAE member since 1971 and has been active on technical and standards committees and on Councils. He has presented ASHRAE ALI short courses on Natural Ventilation, Design of zero energy buildings and Healthcare HVAC and presented papers on Atrium design, Fire engineering, Education buildings, best practice engineering and sustainable development.

Date: Wednesday April 11th

Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM EDT/EST

Location: Room 2103, CEI, University of Windsor

Please register here to book your seats!

Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Maryam Farajzadeh or Mojtaba Kordestani for more details.

Technical Talk

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

IEEE Young Professionals and Women in Engineering, Windsor Section presents

“BioMEMS from Stone age to High Tech”

Abstract: Development of highly sensitive diagnostic and monitoring tools are essential for health and environmental maintenence. The seminar introduces BioMEMS a new generation of high performance devices for medical application. Many types of Bio sensors are introduced and their potential for routine treatment and efficiency monitoring are explained.

Speaker: Dr. Arezoo Emadi, Assistant Professor

Speaker Bio: Dr. Emadi is an Asst. Professor in Dept of ECE at University of Windsor and a senior member of IEEE. She is also an active member in the Windsor Cancer Research Group.

Date: Friday, March 23rd

Time: 12-2PM EDT/EST

Location: Room 3000 CEI, University of Windsor

Please register here to book your seats!

Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Maryam Farajzdeh Zanjani or Mojtaba Kordestani for more details.

Technical Talk

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, University of Windsor presents:

Wearable Sensing for Behavioral/Physiological Monitoring

Speaker: DrOmid Dehzangi, Assistant Professor Computer and Information Science, Univ of Michigan

Speaker Bio: Omid Dehzangi received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shiraz University. He also received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University.Omid Dehzangi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at University of Michigan-Dearborn. His research interests lie broadly in the area of wearable embedded systems, their signal processing and data analytics algorithm design with the emphasis on medical applications.

About the Topic: Wearable health technology is drawing significant attention for good reasons. The pervasive nature of such systems providing ubiquitous access to information will transform the way people interact with each other and their environment. The resulting information extracted from these systems will enable emerging applications in healthcare, wellness, emergency response, fitness monitoring, elderly care support, long-term preventive chronic care, assistive care, smart environments, sports, gaming, and entertainment which create many new research opportunities and transform researches from various disciplines. Despite the ground-breaking potentials, there are a number of interesting challenges in order to design and develop wearable medical embedded systems.

Date: March 8, 2018

Time: 10-11:30 AM

Location: CEI 3000, University of Windsor

Please Register here to book your seat!

For more details contact here.

Annual General Meeting 2017

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Technical Talk

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

IEEE Young Professionals, Windsor Section presents:

Towards Skill Transfer via Learning-Based Guidance: Adaptive Haptic Guidance
for Virtual Reality based Training

Abstract: This talk presents an overview in the recent work on gesture-based haptic guidance for physical humanrobot interaction (pHRI) that can be used in virtual minimally invasive surgery (MIS) training. An approach in which the knowledge and experience of experts have been modeled and used to improve the unpredictable motions of novice trainees. Two statistical models, hidden Markov model (HMM) and hidden Conditional Random Fields (HCRF), have been used to train gesture models for a virtual MIS related task.

Speaker: Dr. Mehrdad H. Zadeh, Associate Professor Kettering University

Speaker Bio: Dr. Zadeh is an associate professor and an advisor of Auto Drive Challenge™ competition at Kettering University, MI. From Sept. 2015 to January 2017, he served as a visiting associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics (LCSR), MD, where he collaborates on the design and development of haptic-enabled surgical simulation.

Date: December 07, 2017

Time: 1-3 PM EDT/EST

Location: Room 2103, CEI, University of Windsor

Please Register Here inorder to attend the event.

Please contact Mojtaba Kordestani, Chair IEEE YP Windsor Section for more details.

Annual General Meeting 2017

Monday, November 20th, 2017

IEEE Windsor Section presents its Annual General Meeting 2017

Date: Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Location: Room 2101, CEI University of Windsor

Time: 4- 7 PM EDT/EST

Please Register Here in order to book your spot.

Please contact Esrafil Jedari, Vice Chair IEEE Windsor Section for more details.