IEEE Windsor Section

IEEE
March 3rd, 2019

 

The IEEE Windsor section received ‘Exemplary Medium Section Award’ during the IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting in Toronto.

The IEEE Windsor section has more than 650 members. Most of the members are from the University of Windsor which is it’s home.

Congratulations to all IEEE volunteers and faculty members.

 


March 1st, 2019

Topic: Design and Instrumentation Challenges of FMCW (Automotive) Radar

Description: Modern radars produce complicated pulses that can present significant measurement challenges. The desire to improve range, resolution and immunity to interference have motivated numerous coding schemes, frequency and phase modulated pulses, frequency chirped pulses and narrow pulses with high overall bandwidth.  In this session, we will discuss some of the design challenges and instrument considerations for radar signal generation and analysis. There will be a live demo of the transmit analysis solution, using the new MSO6 from Tektronix. We will also have some new products from Tektronix on display.

Presented by: Mark Elo, Technical Marketing Manager at Tektronix

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

Date & Time: Thursday, March 14th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm (presentation 2:30 – 3:30pm) (networking 3:45pm. – 4:30pm)

Please register here as limited seats are available.

If you have any questions, please email: chught11@uwindsor.ca


February 7th, 2019

Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference presents:

“Shaping Our Future Together — Call for Papers”

You are invited to participate!

CUCSC is an annual, bilingual gathering of undergraduate students in computer science and affiliated multidisciplinary fields. It provides an interactive platform which includes research presentations, project demonstrations, workshops, learning opportunities, and talks from notable entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and charismatic guest speakers. This year, there are 3  submission types (research, innovations, school projects, works-in-progress, ideas or case studies):

Full Paper:
– Research paper (8 pages maximum)
– On a topic you have made significant work in
– Contain details on your methodology, results, conclusions
– Oral Presentation for selected papers

Short / Demo Papers:
– Extended abstract (4 pages maximum)
– On a topic you are knowledgeable and passionate about
– Priority will be given to students with new breakthroughs

Idea Pitch:
– A practical idea and a well-formed solution
– Pitched to a panel of renowned business professionals
– A prime opportunity for new and emerging businesses

All submissions will be peer reviewed by the technical committee. Selected papers will be indexed and considered for publication in the conference proceedings.

 

Submission Deadline:April 7th, 2019

Acceptance Notification: May 7th, 2019

Camera Ready Due: July 7th, 2019 

Visit http://www.cucsc.ca/ for more information.

 

 


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!

 


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!


December 3rd, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out, and congratulations to those who received an award!

 


October 27th, 2018

IEEE Signal Processing SocietyIEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Windsor Section presents:

“Doppler Estimation for Aeronautical Satellite OFDM System”

Abstract: Air traffic and onboard data access services are expected to have tremendous growth. To meet the challenges, the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) can be deployed to enable the increased usage of broadband services onboard. The Doppler effect is one of the major issues in implementing OFDM modulation in the aeronautical satellite communication system since the received carrier frequency shifts and Doppler spread result in intercarrier interference (ICI). In this seminar, we will evaluate the Doppler frequency estimation using the parametric method, and Angle of Arrival technique (AoA) to reduce the impact of Doppler effect on system performance. The MUSIC, Eigenvector and Minimum Norm algorithms are used to estimate the subcarriers’ shift of received OFDM symbol. We can find that the both methods can be reducing the effect of ICI in aeronautical satellite environment.

 

Speaker: Mr. Houssein Boud

About Speaker: Mr. Boud is currently a Ph.D. student at Western University. He has completed his M.Sc. in Communications Engineering and Signal Processing at University of Plymouth, UK. Mr. Boud has also worked as Wireless & Satellite Field Engineer, and for manufactures; such as ND Satcom AG, WiLAN and Skylogic.

Date: Tuesday, October 30th

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT/EST

Location: Room 3000, CEI, University of Windsor

Please register here to book your seats!


October 25th, 2018

IEEE Women in Engineer, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society presents:

“Creating Your Financial Roadmap ”

Abstract: This seminar helps you gain some information on basic finances. Mrs. Shafiei will help attendees to better understand their financial goals and design their own way of success.

She will talk about:

– Financial Planning: Protection and Saving over your lifetime

– Building a strong Financial Base: Pay yourself first

– Addressing non-controllable events: Sickness, Disability, Death

– Addressing controllable priorities: Money management, Government helps and grants, Tax sheltering

– Growth Opportunities: Wealth, Retirement

Are you going to graduate and you are thinking about creating your personal financial roadmap. Come and join us in this seminar.

There is a 15-minutes time for Question and Answer after the seminar.

Looking forward to meeting you!

 

Speaker: Shokoofeh Shafiei, M.Sc. CLU, CHS

About Speaker: Sun Life Financial Advisor,  Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Health Insurance Specialist

Date: Friday, October 26th

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT/EST

Location: Room 3000, CEI, University of Windsor

Please register here to book your seats!

 


October 19th, 2018

IEEE Windsor Section presents

“Solar Energy Potential for Canada: Diesel Reduction in the Arctic ”

Abstract: Solar energy will play a central role in solving the Carbon-reduction challenges facing Canada. Solar thermal energy for heat generation and solar PV for clean electricity offer the perfect path to a clean, green, and fossil fuel free future. The technologies will be presented, and actual operational data from existing solar systems will be shared. A special topic will be actual examples of solar PV systems for Diesel reduction in some of the most
remote Canadian arctic communities.

Speaker: Klaus Dohring, President Green Sun Rising Inc., MASc., and Dipl-Ing TU

Speaker Bio:Klaus Dohring has two Master-level Mechanical Engineering degrees, from the University of Braunschweig, Germany and from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Klaus has worked internationally in the automotive industry for over 25 years, with a proven track record in engineering and program management, leading into top management positions. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and North America, in various functions. Ten years ago, Klaus started his own company Green Sun Rising Inc. focusing on solar technologies. He has built a network of solar activities and expertise, supported by leading Global solar companies, with decades of solar experience and know-how. Green Sun Rising develops and implements solar projects across North America, including the Canadian Arctic. The Renewable Energy Technology Center in Windsor was founded following his vision of transformation, taking a vacant automotive factory, and bringing it to a new purpose, in a growing clean-tech industry.

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT/EST

Location: Room 2103, CEI, University of Windsor

Please register here to book your seats!Refreshments will be provided.


October 14th, 2018

IEEE Young Professionals, Windsor Section presents

“Smart Sharing of Radio Electrical Spectrum”

Abstract: Usable portions of the radio spectrum are becoming scarcer with introduction and the evolution of the new wireless communications technologies. The IEEE working group has developed standards to better utilize the available vacant radio spectrum bands such as the TV White Spaces (TVWS) with IEEE 802.22 standard approved in 2011. This lecture is about how this standard works, considerations, application, and a vision of the future wireless communications that use a smart shared spectrum.

Speaker: Danilo Corral-De-Witt 

Speaker Bio: Danilo Corral-De-Witt is a PhD student in the University of Windsor. He is also a lecturer in Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas. Mr. Corral-De-Witt was former chief of engineering of Joint Command of the Armed Forces and former technical sub-director of the Integrated Security Service ECU-911.

Date: Friday, October 19th

Time: 10:30AM to 12:00PM EDT/EST

Location: Room 2103, CEI, University of Windsor

Please register here to book your seats!Refreshments will be provided.