IEEE Windsor Section


Past Events


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