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Oct
22
Tue
The Lightning Phenomenon @ 4124-ME (Meckenzie Building), Carleton University
Oct 22 @ 12:00 – 13:00

IEEE  Distinguished Lecturer Presentation hosted jointly by the IEEE Ottawa EMC and CASS/SSCS/EDS Chapters:

 

Speaker  :     Dr. Marcos Rubinstein, Professor, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland

Topic    :     The Lightning Phenomenon

Date     :     Tuesday October 22, 2019

Time     :     12(noon) – 1pm

Location :     4124-ME (Meckenzie Building), Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa – K1S5B6

 

Registration:  Free, Please E-mail Ram Achar (achar@doe.carleton.ca)

Refreshments: Served

 

Parking  : Payment based Metered Parking spots in the campus

 

Organizers:

               Ram Achar, Dept. of Electronics, Carleton University

               Chairman CASS/SSCS/EDS Chapters

               achar@doe.carleton.ca

               Dr. Syed Bokhari, Chairman, IEEE Ottawa EMC chapter

 

Abstract

Lightning is one of the primary causes of damage and malfunction of telecommunication and power networks and one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths and injuries.

Lightning is composed of numerous physical processes, of which only a few are visible to the naked eye.

This lecture presents various aspects of the lightning phenomenon, its main processes and the technologies that have been developed to assess the parameters that are important for engineering and scientific applications. These parameters include the channel-base current and its associated electromagnetic fields.

The measurement techniques for these parameters are intrinsically difficult due to the randomness of the phenomenon and to the harsh electromagnetic environment created by the lightning itself.

Besides the measurement of the lightning parameters, warning and insurance applications require the real-time detection and location of the lightning strike point. The main classical and emerging lightning detection and location techniques, including those used in currently available commercial lightning location systems will be described in the lecture. The newly proposed Electromagnetic Time Reversal technique, which has the potential to revolutionize lightning location will also be presented.

 

Biography

Marcos Rubinstein received the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

In the decade of the 1990’s, he worked as a research engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne and as a program manager at Swisscom in the areas of electromagnetic compatibility and lightning. Since 2001, he is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland HES-SO, Yverdon-les-Bains, where he is currently responsible for the advanced Communication Technologies Group. He is the author or coauthor of 300 scientific publications in reviewed journals and international conferences. He is also the coauthor of nine book chapters and the co-editor of a book on time reversal. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Atmospheric Science Journal, and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on EMC.

Prof. Rubinstein received the best Master’s Thesis award from the University of Florida, the IEEE achievement award and he is a co-recipient of the NASA’s Recognition for Innovative Technological Work award. He also received the ICLP Karl Berger award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and an EMP Fellow, a member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and of the International Union of Radio Science.

Oct
30
Wed
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning @ Vitesse - Reskilling
Oct 30 @ 11:30 – 13:30

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning: AI-Driven 5G Networks & Beyond

By Hatem Abou-Zeid, Ericsson Canada

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning

Presented by IEEE Ottawa CS Chapter, ComSoc Chapter, and SP Chapter, jointly with Vitesse- Reskilling

Date

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Location

359 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, Ontario

Agenda

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Light Lunch and Networking

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  : Presentation and Q&A

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    : Post Presentation Networking

Oct
31
Thu
Enabling IoT Services Through Secure 5G Core Slices @ Ciena-Optophotonics Lab, Algonquin College
Oct 31 @ 18:00 – 19:30

The IEEE Ottawa Section, IEEE Ottawa Joint Chapter of Communications Society, Consumer Electronics Society, and Broadcast Technology Society (ComSoc/CESoc/BTS), IEEE Ottawa Joint Chapter of Reliability Society, IEEE Ottawa Educational Activities (EA), IEEE Ottawa Women In Engineering (WIE), IEEE Ottawa Young Professionals (YP), and Algonquin College Student Branch (ACSB) in conjunction with School of Advanced Technology, Algonquin College are inviting all interested IEEE members and other engineers, technologists, and students to ComSoc Distinguished Lecture on:

 

Enabling IoT Services Through Secure 5G Core Slices

by

Prof. Ashraf Matrawy, PhD, PEng, SMIEEE,

School of Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

 

DATE:
Thursday October 31, 2019

TIME: Refreshments, Registration and Networking: 06:00 p.m.; Seminar: 06:30 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.

PLACE: Ciena-Optophotonics Lab (Room T129), T-Building, School of Advanced Technology,

               Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe
Ave.
,
Ottawa, ON Canada  K2G 1V8

PARKING: after 5:00 p.m. at Lots 8 & 9. Pay
$5 flat rate at the machine and display the ticket on your car dashboard.

Admission: Free
Registration. To
ensure a seat, please register by e-mail contacting: Wahab Almuhtadi

Abstract
 The key motivation for this work is that future smart services (e.g. IoT applications) will have competing and perhaps conflicting networking performance requirements. These services will also require flexible and agile deployment. 5G networks, an essential component of future virtualized infrastructures, deal with this issue – in part – by relying on network slicing. To define a network slice, one has to consider the allocation of resources – both in the radio and core parts – of the 5G network to form a logical entity where a service could be deployed. Network slicing has emerged as a key-enabler for proving heterogeneous services. It takes advantage of the virtualization elements of future networking infrastructures where multiple services can be hosted on the same physical infrastructure.

This talk will give a quick overview of network slicing with emphasis on 5G core networks. It will also discuss the requirement for network slice isolation and different methods that were proposed to implement it. Finally, an overview of our research group ongoing work on mitigating Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks using slice isolation. Our approach is to tackle slice isolation as a resource allocation problem to deal with the trade-off between offering security while achieving a certain level of performance. In other words, we utilize a mathematical optimization model to solve a security problem. In our proposed solution, we use slice isolation as security constraints for the optimization model to proactively mitigate DDoS attacks. Our experimental test results show how DDoS could be mitigated and the impact on slice availability. We believe this work will encourage further research in securing 5G network slicing.

 

Speaker’s Bio

Dr. Ashraf Matarawy (http://www.csit.carleton.ca/~amatrawy/) is a Full Professor at the School of Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Carleton University. He is also a senior member of the IEEE and a licensed P. Eng. in Ontario. Dr. Matrawy leads the Next Generation Networks group at Carleton and is a Network co-Investigator of Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC). His research interests include reliable and secure computer networking, secure virtualized infrastructures, and security routing in IoT. In addition to his academic work, he did consulting work for different industrial and government organizations (https://ca.linkedin.com/in/ashraf-matrawy-5917b56). He spent his sabbatical leaves working for industry, at Cloackware Research Center in 2010-2011 and at TELUS in 2017-2018. He serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials journal and Wiley’s Security and Privacy Journal. He has served as a technical program committee member of IEEE CNS, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE LCN, and IEEE/ACM CCGRID and other conferences. Dr. Matrawy has more than 10 year experience in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development for the Network Technology programs at Carleton University. He served as associate director for the School for three and half years and as coordinator for the Networking program for six years.

 

IEEE-OttawaSeminar-EnablingIoTServicesThroughSecure5GCoreSlicesbyDrAMatrawy
Nov
2
Sat
IEEE WIE Lunch and Learn: Security Considerations for Digital Health Technologies @ Room 118, Leeds House
Nov 2 @ 12:00 – 14:00
IEEE WIE Lunch and Learn: Security Considerations for Digital Health Technologies @ Room 118, Leeds House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Registration is required. Space is limited!

 

Attending lecture only is FREE, refreshments will be served.

Attending lecture with lunch afterwards:

  • IEEE WIE Members: FREE
  • IEEE Members: 10 CAD
  • Non-members: 12 CAD

Agenda:

12:00 – 01:00 PM: Seminar

01:00 – 02:00 PM: Lunch

 

Seminar Information:

ABSTRACT:

Given the fast pace of innovation in digital health technologies, specifically in relation to the evolution of medical devices with more complex software and increased network connectivity, a new frontier of cybersecurity vulnerabilities has emerged. As a result, designers of such technologies face many challenges and must consider many inter-related factors that contribute to such an insecure environment.

 

In this talk, we will identify the key classes of vulnerabilities to which modern medical devices and digital health technologies are exposed, discuss the security and privacy challenges in designing these technologies, and outline some of the defensive measures that can address this complex and multi-faceted problem.

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Jason Jaskolka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Cyber Security Evaluation and Assurance (CyberSEA) Research Lab at Carleton University. He received his Ph.D. in Software Engineering in 2015 from McMaster University. His research interests include cybersecurity evaluation and assurance, security-by-design, and formal methods and algebraic approaches for software and security engineering. He is interested in applying his research to critical infrastructures, cyber-physical and distributed systems, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

Lunch Information:

Located on the 3rd Floor Residence Commons, the caf is an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall featuring 14 unique stations that offer a wide variety of food choices. 

More information: https://carleton.campusdish.com/LocationsAndMenus/TheCaf?locationId=5087&storeIds=&mode=Daily&periodId=2084&date=11%2F2%2F2019

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Nov
12
Tue
5G for Smart Everything: From Smart Meters to the New Power Grid. What is needed to get there? @ Building M-36, National Research Council (NRC) Canada
Nov 12 @ 14:00 – 15:00

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/TimeTuesday, November 12, 2019, from 2 – 3 pm.

Admission: Free, but registration is required for security purposes. Please contact by e-mail: branislav @ieee.org or ajit.pardasani@ieee.org.

 

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

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