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IEEE WIE Ottawa at REV UP

IEEE WIE Ottawa at REV UP: an Interactive Day of Insight and Inspiration for Women-Identified Prospective Engineering and IT Students IEEE WIE Ottawa was pleased to be part of an […]
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IEEE WIE Ottawa at CUGES 2020

IEEE WIE Ottawa marked its participation at the annual Carleton University Green Energy Symposium held on 25 January 2020. The symposium this year hosted “smart cities” as it’s theme. The […]
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IEEE WIE Ottawa at the Go Code Girl Expo!

In this era where technology is revolutionizing our world, it is the need of the hour that girls get exposure to computing and engineering fields. Yet another successfully organized event […]
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Petition for the office of 2021 IEEE President-Elect

The petition for the office of 2021 IEEE President-Elect is now available online at www.ieee.org/petition for signature. Please note that Prof. Saifur Rahman, IEEE Life Fellow and President of IEEE […]
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IEEE WIE Ottawa at IEEE SPAC 2020

IEEE WIE Ottawa was delighted to engage with a large number of 300 young students and professionals from different engineering disciplines who all gathered in the IEEE SPAC 2020. It […]
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Upcoming Events

Mar
2
Mon
IEEE WIE Ottawa Booth at Women in Data Science Conference 2020 – WiDS@Ottawa @ Brookstreet Hotel
Mar 2 @ 08:00 – 18:30
IEEE WIE Ottawa Booth at Women in Data Science Conference 2020 - WiDS@Ottawa @ Brookstreet Hotel | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

The Women in Data Science is a one-day conference featuring keynotes and vision talks that provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science-related research and applications in a number of domains. IEEE WIE Ottawa will be part of the expo booth there.

All genders are invited to attend, discuss and network with potential collaborators in the field of data science.

Attending the conference this year, you will get:

  • Practical insights on how to leverage Data Science to benefit your businesses or community

  • Updates on recent Data Science research, trends and applications in different fields

  • New developments of machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare

  • Opportunity to network and connect with leaders and visionaries in the field of data science

and much more!

See full event agenda and speakers here: https://www.widsottawa.com/

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The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This annual one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science-related research and applications in a broad set of domains. All genders are invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers.

Mar
4
Wed
AI in Modern Power and Energy Systems @ Room 4359, Mackenzie Building
Mar 4 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Driven by global environmental emission issues and tighter requirements for system resilience and reliability, electricity production is shifting from a centralized paradigm to a decentralized one. In this context, renewable energy sources (RES) and electric vehicles (EVs) have proliferated over the past decade, exhibiting a steadily increasing trend. Thus, today, a large number of wind turbines, photovoltaic (PV) panels, and EVs are connected to medium- (1-69 kV) and low-voltage (=1 kV) grids, with traditional integrated bulk power systems becoming decentralized in the presence of active distribution networks, where the flow of power is bidirectional between generators and “prosumers”. Such systems are typified by high penetration of metering infrastructures, generating a large volume of data, providing the opportunity to harness the power of big data using data-driven techniques.

This seminar discusses the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in modern power and energy systems, in particular electrical distribution networks. Real-world examples of the use of AI for energy storage systems optimization and control will be provided and discussed.

Key Focus

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  • What are modern power systems control and optimization issues?
  • How data-driven techniques can help?
  • What is the state-of-the-art?
  • What is the path forward?

Admission is FREE! Everyone is welcome! 

Registration is required!

RSVP: https://forms.gle/BR5hULmPG3MvKjaJ9

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi is the Senior Director of Technology at BluWave-ai. Concurrently, he serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He has more than 8 years of experience in designing mission-critical grid solutions for industry and academia, including technical leadership of a $6M international consortium in electric grid modernization, and smart grids projects with Hatch and Canadian Solar. Mostafa has (co)authored several articles in high-impact journals, conference proceedings, and magazines, and holds patents on intelligent control and optimization of renewable-penetrated grids. Mostafa has also led the award-winning IEEE Power and Energy Society Task Force on microgrid stability, an international coalition of 21 researchers from 14 institutions investigating stability issues in microgrids. Mostafa obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has also studied and performed research in Sweden at KTH and Germany at KIT. During the course of his career, Mostafa has received multiple business, research, and teaching awards, including the prestigious University of Waterloo Doctoral Thesis Completion Award and Ottawa’s Forty Under 40.

Mar
5
Thu
11 Annual IEEE WIE Wine and Cheese
Mar 5 @ 17:30 – 21:00
11 Annual IEEE WIE Wine and Cheese

A fantastic opportunity for the Ottawa STEM
community to unlock leadership through diversity and network with like
minded people.

About this Event

Looking to make meaningful connections within your community? Well, look no further.

Introducing IEEE Women in Engineering 11th annual Wine and
Cheese. A fantastic opportunity for professionals to practice their
networking skills and build a network with students and academia from
the Ottawa community.

With an evening filled of interesting speakers, ice-breakers, and
of course wine and cheese (and other foods!), there’s no better time
and place to start networking!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

With this year’s theme being “Unlocking Leadership Through
Diversity”, we are showcasing amazing leaders in our community and
putting our focus on how their diversity has moved industry and academia
forward. We believe that the creativity and intellect of all members of
society – regardless of gender, background, etc., are essential to
accelerate progress towards a sustainable future with innovative
technology.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.celebratewie.ca/, or email us at celebratewie@gmail.com.

BUY THEM ONLINE (both uOttawa and Carleton) AT https://www.celebratewie.ca/tickets/

Side note: Make sure to use https NOT http website!

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Vous cherchez à établir des liens significatifs au sein de votre communauté? Eh bien, ne cherchez plus.

La 11 ième annuelle soirée Vin et Fromage (organisée par IEEE
Women In Engineering) est une excellente opportunité pour les
professionnels d’établir des connexions avec des étudiantes en
provenance de partout en Ottawa.

Ce sera une soirée remplie de discours intéressants, de
brise-glaces, et bien sûr, du vin et fromage — y a-t-il un meilleur
endroit pour commencer à faire du réseautage?

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez visiter notre site web
(https://www.celebratewie.ca/) ou bien envoyez-nous un courriel au
celebratewie@gmail.com.

Obtenez vos billets en ligne, ou bien visitez votre branche
étudiante IEEE pour vous en acheter avec argent comptant! L’achat d’un
billet comprend une boisson gratuite (n’oubliez pas votre carte
d’identité).

En ligne: https://www.celebratewie.ca/tickets/

March 2020 Ottawa Section Meeting @ Algonquin College, Police Building (P), Room P105
Mar 5 @ 18:30 – 22:00

Schedule:

  • Meeting 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Networking, Food & Refreshments, Work etc. – 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM, 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM

The IEEE Ottawa Section meetings consists of:

  • Call To Order and Introduction
  • Acceptance of the Agenda of the Meeting
  • Acceptance of the Previous Meeting Minutes
  • Scheduled New Business
  • Officer Reports
  • Student Reports
  • Chapter Reports
  • Conferences
  • Affinity Group Reports
  • Committee Reports

If you are interested in presenting to the Section, please email our secretary: Abdulhak Nagy (abdulhak.nagy@carleton.ca)

Mar
10
Tue
IEEE Ottawa seminar on Microgrid Stability Definitions, Analysis, and Modeling @ Algonquin College, T-Building, Room T129
Mar 10 @ 18:00 – Mar 16 @ 19:30
IEEE Ottawa seminar on Microgrid Stability Definitions, Analysis, and Modeling @ Algonquin College, T-Building, Room T129 | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

TITLE: Microgrid Stability Definitions, Analysis, and Modeling

SPEAKER: Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi, Director of Technology at BluWave-ai, Ottawa

DATE:     Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

TIME:     Refreshments, Registration and Networking: 6:00 p.m.; Seminar: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Ciena Optophotonics Lab, Room T129, T-Building, School of Advanced Technology, Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON Canada K2G 1V8.

PARKING: Parking at Lots 8 and 9 after 5 p.m. is $5 flat rate, pay at a machine and display the ticket on your dashboard. Please respect restricted areas.

Abstract: A microgrid is defined as a group of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and loads that act locally as a single controllable entity and can operate in both grid-connected and islanded modes. Microgrids are considered a critical link in the evolution from vertically integrated bulk power systems to smart decentralized networks, by facilitating the integration of DERs. Entities, such as government agencies, utilities, military bases, and universities around the world are deploying microgrids, and an increasing number of these systems are expected to be developed in the next decade. In general, stability in microgrids has been treated from the perspective of conventional bulk power systems. However, the nature of the stability problem and dynamic performance of a microgrid are considerably different than those of a conventional power system due to intrinsic differences between microgrids and bulk power systems, such as size, feeder types, high share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), converter-interfaced components, low inertia, measurement devices such as Phase-Locked Loop (PLL), unbalanced operation, etc.

This seminar discusses the findings of the award-winning IEEE PES Task Force on Microgrid Stability Definitions, Analysis, and Modeling, which defines concepts and identifies relevant issues related to stability in microgrids. The seminar presents definitions and classification of microgrid stability, considering pertinent microgrid features such as voltage-frequency dependence, unbalancing, low inertia, and generation intermittency. A few examples will be also presented, highlighting some of the stability classes discussed during the seminar.

Speaker’s Bio: Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi is the Senior Director of Technology at BluWave-ai, an internationally award-winning startup offering AI-enabled control and optimization solutions for smart grids. He has more than 8 years of experience in designing mission critical grid solutions for industry and academia, including technical leadership of a $6M international consortium in Electric Grid Modernization, and Smart Grid projects with Hatch and Canadian Solar. Mostafa has authored/co-authored several high-impact technical papers and patents on intelligent control and optimization of renewable-penetrated grids.

Mostafa obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has also studied and performed research in Sweden at KTH and Germany at KIT. During the course of his career, Mostafa has received multiple business, research, and teaching awards, including the prestigious University of Waterloo Doctoral Thesis Completion Award and Ottawa’s Forty Under 40.

Mostafa has also led the award-winning IEEE Power and Energy Society Task Force on microgrid stability, an international coalition of 21 researchers from 14 institutions investigating stability issues in microgrids. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

Admission: Free. Registration required. Please register by e-mail contacting: ajit.pardasani@ieee.org or branislav@ieee.org.

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