Building the Foundations For Internet of Things (IoT)

Date: October 4th and 5th, 2023

Location: CEI 3000, University of Windsor

At this captivating event, we introduced participants to the fascinating world of IoT, its protocols, and cutting-edge technologies. Attendees were equipped with IoT kits and guided through the process of developing firmware for IoT integration, leveraging STM32 microcontrollers, WiFi-, and cellular-based IoT modules. We provided essential knowledge and hands-on training to empower participants for their upcoming IoT projects.

Instructor: Erfan SadeghiPhD Candidate, ECE Department, University of Windsor

MAGNA Tech Talk

Date: August 4th, 2022

Location: CEI 1101

MAGNA is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world since 1957. A big Tech Talk event was hosted by the IEEE Student Branch jointly with CAS. 5 engineers were invited to discuss their recruitment journey in Magna and share their valuable experience with us. There were some Human Resource directors who could address all the attendees’ questions regarding job matters. A recruitment link was provided for attendees on the day of the event to upload their resumes to join the MAGNA talent community.

Speakers for the Tech Talk & Recruitment Event were:

Victoria Shkreli Pacilli, Senior Engineer / Business Technical Analyst in the Innovation Outreach Team at Magna International.

Jennie Ecclestone, Director, Recruitment Marketing and Employer Brand at Magna International.

Jim Quesenberry, Director of Research and Development.

Philip Korta, Senior Power Electronics Engineer.

Markforged Teck Talk

Date: July 21, 2022

Location: CEI Industrial Courtyard

At this event, Markforged, one of the biggest industrial additive manufacturers, presented some of their products and provided a tech talk on 3D printers and printing materials.  There was a Q&A session and the attendees’ inquiries were answered.

Soldering Workshop

Date: June 17, 2022

Location: CEI Courtyard

Soldering is a joining method used for a wide range of parts, including delicate electronic components. Solder is a metal alloy designed to melt at very low temperatures, and various methods of soldering can be used to join parts together. Although most soldering is automated today, manual soldering is an important skill for assembly technicians, researchers, students, and engineers. This solder training workshop class addressed the knowledge and techniques required to produce high-quality manually soldered joints. Different soldering alloys, including lead-free solders and also the proper soldering techniques for joining PCB components discussed in this event.

PCB Fabrication Lab Tutorial

Date: June 10, 2022

Location: CEI2205

The University of Windsor has recently procured several machines capable of fabricating dual-layer PCBs complete with through-hole plating, solder mask, silk screen, and solder paste deposition. The newly constructed PCB Fabrication lab is a valuable asset for engineering student clubs, capstone students, researchers, and electrical hobbyists. This lab is located in CEI2205 and is available to all undergraduate engineering students free of charge.

The purpose of this event was to introduce and familiarize all attendees with the PCB fabrication equipment to advance their circuit design and fabrication skillset.

Fusion 360 3D Modeling Tutorial

Date: June 3, 2022

Location: Online

This tutorial focused on employing Autodesk Fusion 360 to design 3D enclosures which can be printed in the PCB fabrication lab in CEI2205. Fusion 360 is a cloud-based platform that is free for all students. It integrates seamlessly with Eagle PCB design software.

Our session covered the following topics:

  • How to create an Autodesk account & download Fusion 360 with a free Education License
  • How to navigate Fusion 360 and its different workspaces
  • Keyboard Shortcuts/Hot Keys
  • How to Constrain Sketches
  • An Intro to Assemblies & Joints
  • How to model an enclosure for a custom printed circuit board (PCB) and other design demos
  • A Design Guide for 3D Printing
  • How Fusion 360 Compares to Autodesk Inventor (used in industry) and other free CAD software available to students

The event recording can be found in the link provided below:

Fusion 360 – 3D Modelling Tutorial-20220603_100656-Meeting Recording (1).mp4

Eagle PCB Design Tutorial

Date: May 27, 2022

Location: CEI building

The tutorial session was intended to walk students through the PCB design process using the Autodesk Suite (Eagle and Fusion 360). The lecture was broken up into 3 sections in order to achieve the following learning outcomes:

1. Advantages and disadvantages of PCB design vs. conventional circuit prototyping methods.

2. The PCB fabrication process.

3. Develop a library of parts including the schematic symbol, 2D PCB footprint, and 3D package design.

4. Convert a circuit schematic into a PCB design to be sent to the manufacturer for fabrication.

5. 3D render PCB Design.

Soldering Workshop

Date: Mar 24, 2022

Location: CEI building

Description: Soldering is a joining method used for a wide range of parts, including delicate electronic components. Solder is a metal alloy designed to melt at very low temperatures, and various methods of soldering can be used to join parts together. Although most soldering is automated today, manual soldering is an important skill for assembly technicians, researchers, students, and engineers. This solder training workshop class addressed the knowledge and techniques required to produce high-quality manually soldered joints. Eric Pillon and Jake Blythe provided an overview of basic manual soldering equipment and proper safety precautions for soldering. Different soldering alloys, including lead-free solders and also the proper soldering techniques for joining PCB components discussed in this event.

How to Use LaTeX to Draft a Journal Paper

Date: May 28, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: Dr. Keleshteri (Ph.D Mathematics) who is currently, is a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at the University of Manitoba and has acted as the vice-chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), Winnipeg section since September 2019, gave this two-hour long workshop, on How to Use LaTeX to Draft a Journal Paper.

IEEE VDL: Deep Learning for Physical Layer Communications: An Attempt towards 6G

Date: May 18, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: Prof. Feifei Gao, Associate Professor, IEEE Fellow, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China, presented a seminar talking about how to apply the deep neural network (DNN) for various aspects of physical layer communications design, including the channel estimation, channel prediction, channel feedback, data detection, and beamforming, etc. We will also present a promising new approach that is driven by both the communications data and the communication models.

IEEE Windsor 7WC (7 Week Challenge) Web Development Challenge

Date: May 16, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: The IEEE Windsor Student branch partnered with Vincent Massey to hold a 7-week online hackathon for students grades 7-12 of  to participate in a web development challenge to develop a website which can help students to study and work more effectively and efficiently! 

Transition from Academia to Industry

Date: April 29, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: Dr. Yahyaie, currently the director of Mitacs, working with industry and academic partners to advance Canada’s innovation ecosystem gave an online seminar on transitioning from Academia to Industry.

Seminar – Polymers I have Loved !!!

Date: April 2, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: Dr. Heinz Plaumann who has a doctorate in Chemistry and is the Co-Founder, Quantum Qik Careers; Adjunct professor UDM, Wayne State University, with over 35 years of experience, 25+ Patents and 35+ publications gave a wonderful presentation on Polymers

The Importance of Mental Health During Pandemic

Date: April 2, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: Shokoofeh Shafiei, M.Sc, CFP®, CLU®, CHS™, Financial Planner, Sun Life Financial gave a tips and takes your questions on how to build a financial roadmap and Common mistakes in money management among many other financial tips!

The Importance of Mental Health During Pandemic

Date: March 18, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: A webinar presented by Giselle St Louis. She is one of the two clinical therapists for the faculty of engineering, University of Windsor, and she has worked as a therapist in the mental health field for over 20 years. She has been invited by IEEE WIE to give a talk about the importance of mental health during the pandemic.

Student Branch Movie Night

Date: March 13 and 14, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: Streaming the movie Arrival 2016 through discord/invited TV.

Webinar: Preparing the Master CV

Date: March 13, 2021

Location: On-line


  • Where to start
  • Building your resume
  • Linked in profile workshop
  • Job search techniques
  • Applying for a job
  • Preparing for interviews

Webinar: How to Get a Job?

Date:  February 27, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: Dr. Esrafil Jedari shared excellent tips and tricks for finding the desired job after graduation from university. This was an informative webinar focusing on some major topics in applying for a job, such as how to build a resume as well as a LinkedIn profile, job search techniques, and job interview and hiring process.

A DLP Talk on ‘Physical Layer Security – Wireless Security’ by Prof. Arslan

Date: February 25, 2021

Location: On-line



























Presenting IEEE Membership Benefits

Date: February 11, 2021

Location: On-line

Description: A workshop for introducing IEEE and the benefits of becoming a member.

Windsor Section, Annual General Meeting, 2020

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020

Location: On-line

IEEE Windsor section held the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 6.30 PM, Dec 04, 2020. First, Dr. Jedari, IEEE Windsor chair, gave a speech on the Windsor section’s general activities in 2020. Following that, the event continued with an invited talk by Dr. Iftekhar Basith from Sam Houston State University, USA, regarding leadership and its role in finding jobs. Afterward, Dr. Maike Luiken, the past Canadian IEEE president, provided a talk regarding IEEE, mainly IEEE Canada highlights. Then, Dr. Khalid, the central Canada chair and also the past IEEE Windsor chair, presented outstanding service awards and appreciation letters to the most active members and members, respectively. Finally, the AGM was finished by offering six gift cards to the audience.

Webinar: A Gentle Introduction to Reinforcement Learning and its Applications – Organized by IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group

Date: Friday, September 4, 2020

Location: On-line

Description: Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a machine learning technique that has received increasing interest from the academic and industrial research communities. In this talk, I aim to explain why RL is awesome, highlight how RL is different from other machine learning methods, give examples of where RL can be used, and present a selection of open RL research problems. I will also provide suggestions for how interested students could best learn more about RL, in addition to taking formal academic classes on the subject.

COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop 2 – Organized by IEEE Women in Engineering

Date: Tuesday, MARCH 10, 2020

Location: CEI building

Description: This workshop provides a general introduction to the key features of COMSOL Multiphysics in emectromagnetic modeling while combining different studies. In this workshop, all phases of the analysis process will be presented through multiple practical examples. Finally, you will see how quick and easy it is to turn a sophisticated COMSOL model into a specialized application that any engineer can use.

Zumba Party for Celebration of International Women’s Day – WIE

Date: Friday, MARCH 6, 2020

Location: CEI building

Description: A Zumba party for celebration of International Women’s Day.

COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop 1 – Organized by IEEE Women in Engineering

Date: Tuesday, MARCH 3, 2020

Location: CEI building

Description: This workshop provides a general introduction to the key features and capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics, its range of modules and applications in various engineering fields. You will learn about all the main aspects of using COMSOL, including the fundamentals of multiphysics modeling, so as to help you be confident with using the software to solve simulation problems.

“Driving Diversity”, A Women in Stem Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, FEB 12, 2020

Location: CEI building

Description: Students, Professionals, and Founders from all STEM fields are attended to the Driving Diversity: Women in STEM Networking Event. This was a unique opportunity to gain valuable connections and insight into experiences, resources, and pathways to STEM careers. The event was co-hosted by the University of Windsor’s EPICentre, Developer Student Club University of Windsor powered Google Developers and the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation. IEEE WIE Windsor section organized a table and presented the group activities to other women in stem groups.

“Soldering Workshop” – Organized by IEEE Women in Engineering

Date: Friday, JAN 31, 2020

Location: CEI building, Court Yard

Description: Calvin Love who is an expert technician in soldering provided an overview of basic manual soldering equipment and proper safety precautions for soldering. Different soldering alloys, including lead-free solders and also the proper soldering techniques for joining PCB components were discussed in this event.

“Looking into the Future – A Tour of Canada’s Largest Public VR Cave” – joint-event of IEEE SMC/CIS and IEEE WIE

Date: 9th October 2019

Location: CEI building


2019 IEEE Canada Students Conference

One of the member from IEEE Student Branch (Vice-Chair: Romy Byju) had the privilege to attend the 2019 IEEE Canada Students Conference.

Romy Byju shares his experience and the details are as follows:
2019 IEEE Canada Students Conference was one of the most exciting events that I have participated in. There were student members from almost 50 student branches across Canada and several distinguished guests. During the event, every student branch presented a small report on their activities, experiences and problems which was very informative and could be used for the development of our SB. I also had the opportunity to meet and get acquainted with a lot of new people and thereby expand my network. During the event, we were also introduced to several IEEE tools for effective management, publicity and analysis of SB activities.

Free Yogaon “International Women’s Day” organized by IEEE Women in Engineering

Date: Friday, March 8th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: CEI building, the big room right across the courtyard

Creating Your Financial Roadmap” organized by IEEE Women in Engineering and IEEE SMC/CIS

Date: Friday, October 26th, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: CEI 3000

Speakers: Ms. Shokoofeh Shafiei, M.Sc. CLU, CHS, SunLife Financial Advisor

“Solar Energy Potential for Canada: Diesel Reduction in the Arctic” organized by IEEE Windsor Section

Date: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Location: CEI 2103

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

“Smart Sharing of Radio Electrical Spectrum” organized by IEEE Windsor Section and IEEE Young Professionals

Date: Friday, October 19th, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: CEI 2103

Speakers: Mr. Danilo Corral-De-Witt

Mr. Corral-De-Witt provided an interesting talk about smart sharing of radio electrical spectrum. There is barely any usable portions of the radio spectrum left, making us look into new ways to have wireless communications and their technologies. This lecture was interesting detail of how the standard wireless communication currently works, considerations, application, and a vision of the future wireless communications that use a smart shared spectrum. Thank you again Mr. Danilo Corral-De-Witt!

“Latex Workshop for Reports and Thesis” organized by IEEE Windsor Section and Educational Activities

Date: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: CEI 2103

Speakers: Dr. Luay Taha & Dr. Mojtaba Kordestani

Dr. Taha and Dr. Kordestani did an excellent job at providing us with this educational workshop about Latex to over 40 students! With follow-through examples, students were able to understand and apply the process of Latex writing. LATEX (pronounced “lay-tek” or “lah-tek”) is a free program for making scientific and technical documents, and is the standard for professionals in many STEM fields. Its purpose is to make it easy to write elegant technical documents. The topics in the workshops ranged from  introductory to advanced, and the sessions included topics such as making problem sets, lab reports and more.

“IEEE Day with the Green Sun Rising Company” organized by IEEE Young Professionals

Date: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Time: 8:30-11:00 AM

Location: Room 100 Toldo & Green Sun Rising Company

It was a very informative morning, with Green Sun Rising Company. It was interesting to see how they created solar systems installations through both Solar PV and Solar Thermal. Also, visiting their Renewable Energy Technology Center was the highlight of the morning! The RET-Center operates several fully functional solar systems, two electric vehicle charging stations, a small wind turbine, and a variety of demo units. It was a very interesting, and an insightful morning. Thank you Green Sun Rising Company for having us!

 “Health Informatics: Overview, Approaches, Challenges, and Applications”  organized by IEEE CIS, IEEE SMCS, and IEEE Windsor Section

Speaker: Dr. Saeed Samet

Date: Wednesday September 19th, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Room 3000 CEI

Dr. Samet has provided us with an interesting talk about Health Informatics. It was interesting to view the history of HI, and their development in the last half century. As Dr. Samet has shown, as HI develop, so does its challenges. Dr. Samet has talked about interesting approaches to tackle the current challenges HI face daily through its different applications. It was a great pleasure having Dr. Samet.

“Academic Writing Workshop”  organized by Professional Activities Committee and IEEE Windsor Section

Speaker: Mr. Jason Horn

Date: Wednesday August 1st, 2018

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Room 2103 CEI

It was a great pleasure to have Mr. Horn to give us this Academic Writing Workshop. He has provided us with excellent tips and tricks to aid in writing papers, thesis or even technical reports. It was a very informative workshop, focusing on methods of citation, formatting and academic integrity. Thank you Mr. Horn for the excellent workshop!

IEEE CIS/SMC Challenge Competition

The IEEE Joint Chapter of Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Windsor Section welcomed students who are interested in computational intelligence, data mining, machine learning, cybernetics domains to participate in the first competition for the IEEE CIS/SMC Challenge.

The Competition had 37 individual groups and the award ceremony was held on 31st May 2018 in CEI 3000

Competition Results:

  1. Aarron Younan
  2. Fazel Mohammadi and Chuyi Zheng
  3. Boyuan Cheng and Zihan Shu.

“Positive Control and Estimation of Dynamic Systems with Applications”  organized by IEEE Young Professionals Windsor Section

Speaker: Bahram Shafai

Date: Friday July 20th, 2018

Time: 2 PM

Location: Room 3000 in CEI

Dr. Shafai’s discussion concerning positive control and estimation of dynamic systems was intriguing, especially in focus of their applications. Positive systems are rapidly becoming more popular due to their numerous applicable nature. They’re often contain a robust stability which can sole more control and estimation problems. It was our great pleasure to have Dr. Shafai to have here at the University of Windsor.

“Machine Learning Approaches for Data Analysis”  organized by IEEE Young Professionals Windsor Section

Speaker: Abed Alkhateeb

Date: Wednesday June 20th, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 3003 in CEI

Abed is Ph.D. Candidate in the Pattern Recognition and BioInformatics Lab. His talk concerning advances in technology in cancer analysis was very interesting. He discussed different machine learning methods, which classify different conditions of cancer; which are very useful for researchers and doctors. It was an intriguing talk about machine learning!

“Energy Saving in Big Buildings”  organized by IEEE Young Professionals Windsor Section and Women in Engineering

Speaker: Frank Mills

Date: Wednesday April 11th, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Room 2103 in CEI

Frank Mills is the principal of Frank Mills Consulting Ltd. Mr. Mills is very knowledgeable with Victorian and modern methods of building ventilation and architecture in a way to save energy; especially for bigger buildings. It was an interesting new point-of-view for the listeners to consider and possibly even build on.

“BioMEMS in Highly Sensitive Diagnosis”  organized by IEEE Young Professionals, Windsor Section and Women in Engineering

Speaker: Dr. Arezoo Emadi

Date: Friday March 23rd, 2018

Time: 12:00-2:00 PM

Location: Room 3000 in CEI

Dr. Emadi’s presentation about the development of highly sensitive diagnostic and monitoring tools is essential for most engineering fields, especially for health and environmental maintenance. It was truly intriguing to learn of the new generation of high performance devices for medical application, called BioMEMS.

“Fundamentals of RF Measurements”  organized by IEEE Young Professionals, Windsor Section and Joint Chapter of CAS & CS

Speaker: Syed Hosain from Testforce 

Date: Tuesday March 6th, 2018

Time: 3:00-5:00 PM

Location: Room 2103 in CEI

CEI Open House

Date: 2nd March 2018

Optimisation based non-linear processes” organised by Young Professionals, Windsor Section

Speaker: Dr. Helen Elaine Durand

Date: 19th October 2017

Machine Vision in Industry Seminar

Organized by IEEE University of Windsor Student Branch

Speaker: Michael Sirizotti

Date: Wednesday July 5th

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Room 2103, Centre for Engineering and Innovation

“How Machine Learning Helps Find Relevant Biomarkers in Cancer”

Organized by Young Professionals, IEEE Windsor Section

Speaker: Dr. Luis Rueda, Professor Univ of Windsor School of Computer Science

Date: 21st June 2017

Location: Room 3000, CEI, University of Windsor. 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. N9B 3P4

Introduction to Web Development with JavaScript workshop

Date: Tuesday, June 20th

Location: B06 Odette (basement)

Speaker: Basil Roy, M.Eng Candidate, Membership Development, IEEE Student Branch

Event: “PHYTHON- for Deep Learning a Practical approach

Speaker:  Akilan Thangarajah, PhD Candidate, Vice Chair IEEE Univ of Windsor Computer Society, University of Windsor

Date: June 11, 2017, Sunday

Location:  CEI Building Room 2101 University of Windsor