The IEEE Reliability Society & Power Electronics Society Joint Ottawa Chapter and PELS Student Chapter are inviting all interested IEEE members and prospective members to celebrate the 1st PELS Day with a seminar and tour in Solantro’s labs
The Future of Power Electronics:
wide bandgap devices and advanced digital power processors
Tanya Gachovska and Chris Winkler
June 20th, 2019
Refreshments, Registration and Networking: 17:00
Seminar: 17:30 – 18:30;
Trip: 18:30 19:30
Solantro Semiconductor Corp.
146 Colonnade Rd; Suite 200; Ottawa ON, Canada; K2E 7Y1
Wide bandgap semiconductors have drawn a lot of attention in power applications due to their superior material properties, such as withstand to high critical electric field so the breakdown voltage is a minimum of 10X higher and thus can be thinner devices because of the 100 times smaller on-resistance than Si. Their significantly smaller conduction and switching losses compared to Si devices enable high-frequency switching leading to size decrease of the overall system. Smart control of wide bandgap devices, by utilizing advanced digital processors, further benefits power application by enabling designs with low parts count, high power density and a low BOM cost. Also, by supporting variable frequency operation and control methodologies, low EMI/RFI and high efficiency can be achieved. Presented will be some benefits of wide bandgap semiconductors and their control with Solantro’s advanced digital power processor (SA4041) for Smart Power Supplies, and other applications.
After the presentation, a tour showing the Smart Grid project together with Solantro’s Power development, operation and testing labs will be conducted. Solantro engineers will be happy to answer questions during the tour.
Free: Register by email: email@example.com
Since the event is at
Solantro and the space is limited, only people registered for the event will
Fields-CQAM Public Lectures: Ali Ghodsi, University of Waterloo
What is missing from common practice in machine learning?
AI, and machine learning in particular, is enjoying its golden age. Machine learning has changed the face of the world over the past two decades but we are still a long way from achieving a general artificial intelligence. In this talk, I will discuss a couple of elements that I believe are missing from common practice in machine learning, including incorporating causality and creating a new framework for unsupervised learning.
Ali Ghodsi is a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. His research involves statistical machine-learning methods. Ghodsi’s research spans a variety of areas in computational statistics. He studies theoretical frameworks and develops new machine learning algorithms for analyzing large-scale data sets, with applications to bioinformatics, data mining, pattern recognition, robotics, computer vision, and sequential decision making.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2019.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
HEALTH SCIENCE BUILDING, RM. 1301 (LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR), CARLETON UNIVERSITY.
FREE ADMISSION FOR THIS PUBLIC LECTURE.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE.
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Registration|
|9:00 am – 9:15 am||Opening Remarks||Rafik Goubran||Carleton University|
|9:15 am – 10:00 am||Keynote Presentation:
Data Mining and Machine Learning for Authorship and Malware Analyses
|Benjamin C. M. Fung
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Break|
|10:30 am – 11:45 am||Cybersecurity: Top 5 class imbalance ML challenges and data sets
|Class Imbalance in Fraud Detection
|MindBridge Analytics Inc.|
|Handling class imbalance in natural language processing
|IMRSV Data Labs|
|11:45 am – 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:30 pm – 2:10 pm||Adaptive learning with class imbalanced streams
|Herna L. Viktor
|University of Ottawa|
|Radar-based fall monitoring using deep learning
|Privacy-preserving data augmentation in medical text analysis
|National Research Council|
|Failure modelling of a propulsion subsystem: unsupervised and semi-supervised approaches to anomaly detection
|Julio J. Valdés
|National Research Council|
|2:10 pm – 2:25 pm||Break|
|2:25 pm – 3:40 pm||TBD||Reddy Nellipudi||DB Schenker|
|AuditMap.ai: Hierarchical Sentence Classification in Unstructured Audit Reports
|Deep Learning techniques for unsupervised anomaly detection
|RANK Software Inc.|
|3:40 pm – 3:50 pm||Closing Remarks|
Title: 5G for Smart Everything: From Smart Meters to the New Power Grid. What is needed to get there ?
Speaker: Akshay Sharma, Executive Research Fellow, neXtCurve: www.next-curve.com
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 2 – 3 pm.
Abstract: This talk discusses how 5G with Edge Computing, and Ultra-low latency (sub-5ms) with Gigabit speed bandwidth will be a game changer with Smart Meters and a new Electric Grid can be enabled with Smart Lamposts. As we transition to DevOps, AIOps, newer Closed Loop Automation systems will occur. As we connect AI-powered Virtual Personal Assistants to IoT devices in the home, now we have to imagine the entire macro-infrastructures being all hyper-connected. What is needed to get there will be discussed at the seminar.
Speaker’s Bio: Akshay Sharma is originally from Ottawa, B. Eng Computer Systems Engineering from Carleton, a tech analyst, formerly from Gartner, having authored or co-authored over 280 research notes, on emerging technologies like SD-WAN, 5G, mobile video, cloud CDN, IoT, etc. in the past decade. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, etc. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms, former Chief Architect at Siemens Mobile, and has been given awards by the NJ IEEE Chapter on talks he gave on 5G and Cybersecurity. He is on the tech advisory board for 5G and DevOps startups: LB-N, Kovair, along with others. Mr Sharma’s recent publications include: Search Results for “akshay” – neXt Curve
Abstract – Application of power electronics is widespread in everyday
life. Some applications are considered as “nice to have it;” in other cases,
they are essential. This presentation discusses a wide variety of daily-used
applications around the world. Also covered is an advanced topic, such as SMART
Controller that today’s grid requires for voltage regulation, power factor
regulation, unbalance voltage/current regulation, harmonic elimination and so
on. A SMART Controller that is based on functional requirements and
cost-effective solutions is derived from utilizing the best features of all the
technical concepts that are developed until now. Final year students of
electrical engineering undergraduate curriculum, post graduate students,
researchers, academicians and utility engineers will benefit from attending
this course. The participants will hear from an expert who actually designed
and commissioned a few utility-grade SMART controllers since their inception in
Kalyan Sen, a
Fulbright Scholar, is the Chief Technology Officer of Sen Engineering
Solutions, Inc. (www.sentransformer.com) that specializes in
developing SMART power flow controllers—a functional requirements-based and
cost-effective solution. He received
MSEE, and PhD degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from Jadavpur University,
India, Tuskegee University, USA, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA,
respectively. He also received an MBA from Robert Morris University, USA.
Sen spent more than 30 years in academia and industry and became a Westinghouse
Fellow Engineer. He was a key member of the Flexible Alternating Current
Transmission Systems (FACTS) development team at the Westinghouse Science &
Technology Center in Pittsburgh. He contributed in all aspects (conception,
simulation, design, and commissioning) of FACTS projects at Westinghouse. He
conceived some of the basic concepts in FACTS technology. He has authored or
coauthored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, 8 issued patents, a book
and 4 book chapters in the areas of FACTS and power electronics. He is the
coauthor of the book titled, Introduction
to FACTS Controllers: Theory, Modeling, and Applications, IEEE Press and
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009, which is also published in Chinese and Indian
paperback editions. He is the co-inventor of Sen Transformer.