An Evening with Power Integrity Experts @ Fidus Systems, Ottawa
Jul 17 @ 17:00 – 19:30

Speaker 1: Hisham Abed, P.Eng., Ericsson

Topic: Power Integrity – Best design practices

Speaker 2: Dr. Ihsan Erdin, Celestica

Topic: Power Integrity Optimization amidst MLCC shortage

Parking: Free

Registration:  Free, and is on a first to reply basis. Preference given to IEEE EMC and CPMT society members. Seating is limited. E-mail reservation is required.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Organizer: Dr. Syed Bokhari, Chairman, IEEE Ottawa
EMC chapter,

Office :(613) 595 – 0507 Ext. 377, Cell: (613) 355 – 6632



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


Prof. Ashraf Matrawy, PhD, PEng, SMIEEE,

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


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
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

 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 ( 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 ( 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.


Modern Day Applications of Power Electronics – Who Can Benefit?
Nov 24 @ 00:46 – 01:46
Modern Day Applications of Power Electronics – Who Can Benefit?

AbstractApplication 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
the 1990s.



Kalyan Sen, a
Fulbright Scholar, is the Chief Technology Officer of Sen Engineering
Solutions, Inc. ( that specializes in
developing SMART power flow controllers—a functional requirements-based and
cost-effective solution. He
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.

IEEE WIE Ottawa: Women’s Impact in the Industry
Nov 24 @ 01:19 – 02:19

IEEE Women in Engineering is pleased to announce a lunch and learn on “Women’s Impact in the Industry” presented by Eng. Mohammed Ali Rencüz

TITLE: Women’s Impact in the Industry


Life in the software engineering world, some networking theory, and women’s impact in the industry!

Location: 4359 Mackenzie Building, Carleton University.


Time: 12:00-2:00 PM

Date: November 30th, 2019

Lecture Admission is FREE!

Lunch: FREE for IEEE WIE members / $12 others

RSVP is required for Lunch:

BIOGRAPHY: Carleton University alumnus with B. Eng. Degree in Computer Systems. He is currently working as a Software Engineer in Cisco Systems.

IEEE WIE ILC 2020 Virtual Series @ Online
Jun 2 @ 12:00 – Jun 24 @ 14:00
IEEE WIE ILC 2020 Virtual Series @ Online

The virtual series of IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) 2020.

The IEEE WIE ILC Virtual Series will take place throughout June 2020,
offering 1-hour sessions, live panel discussions, virtual networking
opportunities, and an on-demand library for you to browse when it’s
convenient for you. Registration is free!

Visit for more information.




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