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Microsoft Video Conference on Adaptive Machine Learning

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Topic: Adaptive Machine Learning

Description: IEEE Windsor section is organizing a video conference with Microsoft on Adaptive Machine Learning. Topics discussed in this video conference are Data Streams, Concept Drift Detection Method, Various Model Adaption Strategies and Online Evaluation Techniques.

Presented by:  Sarah D’Ettorre, Commercial Software engineering, Microsoft

Biography: Sarah D’Ettorre and her team worked with Microsoft’s top strategic customers to help them innovate and compete in their domains. With many years of experience in Machine Learning algorithms, Sarah’s area of expertise is on online, adaptive learning and time series.

Location: Room CEI 3000,  Ed Lumley Center for Engineering Innovation

Date & Time: Friday, June 21st, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

It is a great opportunity, Please register here as limited seats are available.

Please refer to the below poster, if you have any further questions, please feel free to email:

IEEE Univ of Windsor Student Branch – SolidWorks Workshop

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Topic: SolidWorks Bootcamp Workshop


Speaker: Hamed Kalami.

Biography: Hamed Kalami specializes in Addictive Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Reverse Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Product Design, and CAD Modeling.

Location: CEI 2105

Outline of the Workshop: Part Modeling-2D sketches and 3D Features, Assembly- Combining parts into 3D assemblies and Drawing- Making engineering drawings of designed parts into 3D assemblies.

Agenda of the Workshop: 

9:30- 11:15  – Part modeling 2D and 3D Sketches

11:15-11:30  – break (networking and refreshments)

11:30-12:30 – Assembly: Combining Parts

12:30-1:00  – Lunch Break

1:00-2:00   – Drawings of designed parts into 3D assemblies.

2:00-2:15   – Break (Networking and refreshments provided)

2:15-4:00   – Examples

Computer systems with full access to Solidworks software would be provided to attendees with a guest login. University of Windsor students can use their own login to access the computers.

Date and Time: Thursday, 28th March,  9:30 AM – 4: 00 PM

Registration Fee: $5 (Free for IEEE Members)

Kindly register through this link:

(Refreshments will be provided)

Please contact Romy Byju ( or Thileban Nagarasa ( if you have any questions.

Thank you.


IEEE SE Michigan Seminar- Embedded Controllers Debug Workshop 

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Topic: Micro-Controller Debug Training Workshop

Description: The demand for embedded systems continue to grow and there is a need for well trained SW engineers to create and deliver well tested/debugged solutions. 15 people are trained to do root cause analysis in this hands-on workshop. This will immensely boost their capabilities to approach problems in a structured manner and fill the local SE Michigan need for talent. We will be using Infineon Technologies AURIX Micro-Controller platform for all exercises, as it is a popular platform for many industries.

Pre-Requisites to Attend: Attendees should have some experience with C Programming, basic Micro-Controller Knowledge and some basic Debugging skills.

Required Hardware: Attendees should have their own laptop with admin rights on it and necessary software has to be pre-downloaded upon registration.

Speaker: Chris Wunderlich, Atilla Bulus and Lance Gurka from Infineon Technologies AG

Background: Infineon provides semiconductor products for use in powertrains (engine and transmission control), comfort electronics (e.g., steering, shock absorbers, air conditioning) as well as in safety systems (ABS, airbags, ESP). The product portfolio includes microcontrollers, power semiconductors, and sensors. In the fiscal year 2018 (ending September), sales amounted to US $3.6 billion.  

Date: Saturday, March 30th

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:55 PM

Material: Lecture + Class notes, Notes + Hand-on Exercises

Energy Sources: Free Coffee, Tea, Soda Pop, cold water, complimentary lunch and snacks to maximize information absorption bandwidth.

Audience: IEEE members (all), open seating only if slots available

How many: 15 [Limited Seating Capacity]

Location: Room 214, Elliot Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309.

Parking: 115 Library Drive

Pre-Registration Required!

Use vtools at

Refundable fee ($5) is required to guarantee reservation spot. CEU certificate will be granted to those who complete the full course.




IEEE Young Professionals Event on PLC Programming

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Topic: Introduction to PLC Programming and Application

Description: The event is regarding PLC Programming, Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program and possible job opportunities for Control engineers.

Speaker: Dr. Shahpour Alirezaee

Biography:  Dr. Shahpour Alirezaee received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from AmirKabir University of Technology. Tehran, Iran, in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Windsor where he joined as a Research Associate in 2014. He has over 15 years of Industrial experience as a Control and Telecommunication Engineer. His research interests include telecommunication system, signal processing, control systems design and industrial control.

Location: CEI 1115

Date and Time: Wednesday, 13th March, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Registration is free for everyone. Kindly register through this link:

(Refreshments will be provided)

Thank you.

Seminar: IEEE Student Branch and Young Professionals

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Topic: Machine Vision Application to Industry

Description: Machine Vision is the technology and methods used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection, process control and robot guidance, usually in industry. The benefits of Machine Vision, Inspection Types, 2D vs 3D, General 2D Machine Vision and 3D Laser scanning concepts are discussed. We will also discuss Solution Cost Analysis and Case Study on Sand Core Analysis.

Speaker: Mike Sirizzotti, Co-Owner and Vice-president, Vista Solutions Inc.

Location: CEI 3000

Date and Time: Monday, 18th March,  3:30 PM – 4: 15 PM

Registration is free for everyone. Kindly register through this link:

(Refreshments will be provided)

Thank you.


IEEE SE Michigan Seminar: Internet Security Awareness!

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Topic: Securing Your Computer And Yourself

Description: Despite the advances in computing technology, the average person, remains vulnerable to all sorts of security threats. In this wide-ranging and comprehensive seminar, material is presented that will give you a number of steps you can do to improve the security of your computer {the includes PC, tablet, phone, etc.}, at the same time also boost your privacy, so that the Internet is a little bit less of the “Wild West” experience. The topics- Ransomware, Viruses, Phishing Scams, Privacy Settings on web sites and social media forums (such as, Identity Theft, Other types of Malware and General tools (and reliable resources) one can use to assist you will be presented.

Speaker: Sharan Kalwani

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

Date: Saturday, March 9th

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Material: Lecture+Class notes

Energy Sources: Coffee, Tea, Soda Pop, cold water, snacks to maximize information absorption bandwidth.

Audience: IEEE members

How many: 20 [Limited Seating Capacity]

Location: Room 236, Dodge Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309.

Parking: 118 Library Drive

Pre-Registration Required!

Use vtools at

Nominal fee to help cover the cost of take-home printed copy if class notes, refreshments, etc.


IEEE Computer Society Southeastern Michigan

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

IEEE Computer Society SE Michigan Chapter & Oakland University IEEE Student Branch presents:

“Fixing the Data Transfer TCP/IP protocol problem over WAN”

Abstract: These days – we all collaborate and share massive amounts of data over the Wide Area Network (aka Internet sometimes) which runs using the robust TCP/IP protocol. Yet despite that, moving data is a major problem which challenges many engineers, development teams, global design groups, corporate enterprises and academic researchers.

Enabling the fastest movement of data and files over any type of WAN using the industry standard TCP-IP, irrespective of distance and variations in network conditions. Bridgeworks have looked at the problem of data movement and come at it from an entirely new perspective. Bridgeworks has several solutions which deliver the highest WAN Data Transfer speeds. What is interesting is that they seem to be able to provide consistent accelerated outcomes across all data types including encrypted, encoded, compresses or any combination thereof. In mastering the rules of data movement over distance, Bridge works have now broken them to provide you with the ability to move significant volumes of business-critical data in real time removing unacceptable time lags, that risk failure, delay or presents major costs to your business.

Speaker: Nigel Lambert

About Speaker: Mr.Nigel has spent the last quarter of a century building markets in Europe and South Africa with disruptive, compelling Networking and Infrastructure technologies. Working across channels at all levels – distribution, reseller, vendor and always focused on the end-user. Relevant to this session, Nigel played a central role bringing Riverbed into European markets in 2004.

Date: Thursday, February 7th

Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Location: Room 202, Dodge Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309.

Parking: 118 Library Drive (Next to the Engineering Center)

Audience: All Students, Members, Professionals and Industry Techs

Energy Sources: Soda Pop, water, Veggie Pizza, Cheese Pizza to maximize information absorption bandwidth.

Pre-Registration Required!

Please register here to book your seats!


IEEE Computer Society Southeastern Michigan

Monday, January 21st, 2019

IEEE Computer Society SE Michigan Chapter & Oakland University IEEE Student Branch presents:

“Building the World’s Fastest File System: Weka.IO”

Abstract: For decades, folks all over the world who use computing to solve problems or conduct business, have had to grapple (near physical wrestle) with problems relating to solving the data storage issues. From demands of all end users (scientists, engineers, business, students, government, etc.) – all of them require fast access to the data, growing sizes of data, ever wide variety or type of data: text, databases, video, audio, graphic images, etc.  IT folks have struggled to make this an easy thing but without much success.

There is a new kid on the block – with the name of Weka.IO(ask them how they came up with that name), which seems to have addressed this in an innovative manner. Created by the original founders of storage sold by IBM – they have used their experience to vastly improve many of the old issues, IT leaders, analysts, support persons, automotive engineers struggling to save all that data from those Self Driving vehicles, data capture systems, etc., all will benefit from checking this out. Weka.IO has built the world’s fastest parallel file system, designed to solve the performance challenger in AI deep learning and technical computing.

Speaker: Tony Raleigh

About Speaker: Mr. Raleigh graduated from Oakland University back in 1998. His specialities include Customer relations, system engineering, system administration, technical support, and maintaining a positive attitude. He consistently builds and maintains rapport with customers, managers, and co-workers.

Date: Thursday, January 24th

Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: Room 202, Dodge Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309.

Parking: 115 Library Drive (In front of Engineering Building)

Audience: All Students, members, Professionals and Industry Techs

Energy Sources: Soda Pop, water, Veggie Pizza, Cheese Pizza to maximize information absorption bandwidth.

Pre-Registration Required!

Please register here to book your seats!

IEEE Computer Society Southeastern Michigan

Tuesday, 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:

For Technical questions, contact the Program Committee at:

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


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.