Machine Learning in Biomedical Data @ Online
May 25 @ 18:00 – 19:00


In the digital age, the amount of worldwide data that is being generated on a daily basis is rapidly growing, reaching 175 zettabytes by 2025. These massive volumes of data have led to growing interest in using Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to extract valuable insights from databases. ML techniques can be considered as the foundation of a broad spectrum of next-generation technologies, including medical applications.

In this presentation, the role of ML in medical applications will be discussed. A newly developed data-driven classification algorithm will be explained, and its performance for the classification of biological datasets will be investigated and compared with the well-known classification models.

Speakar Bio:
Behnaz Fakhar Firouzeh is in the final semester of her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. She has been working on signal processing and Compressive Sensing (CS) for over 8 years. She also has 5 years of experience in developing constraint optimization algorithms. Her developed algorithms successfully have been applied in different areas such as signal processing, Machine Learning, and artificial intelligence. Behnaz has (co)authored several articles in different journals and conference proceedings.

Package Requirements for data rates of 112 Gbps and Beyond @ Online
Jun 2 @ 17:00 – 18:30

Abstract: As the data rates increase rapidly in highspeed systems– such as SerDes and memory systems– to meet the bandwidth growth intensified by various applications, the electrical performance of packages has become critical. The bump and BGA or pin assignments, the layer stack up, and package material selection are very important to meet the signal and power integrity requirements. In addition, the role of new emerging 2.5D and 3D IC packaging platforms with ever increasing system integration requirements have made the role of packaging even more important. The sources of signal loss, noise
coupling and discontinuities in packages must be fully understood and minimized when designing packages. At the same time, the design and development of packages have to meet cost, performance, form factor and reliability goals. In this talk we will examine the key electrical characteristics: signal loss, signal crosstalk, return loss, mode conversion, power integrity and other important factors necessary to meet the performance requirements of high-speed systems with data rates of 112 Gbps and beyond.

Biography: Dr. Wendemagegnehu (Wendem) T. Beyene (M’88–SM’05) was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA, in 1988 and 1991, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1997. In the past, he was employed by IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Agilent Technologies. In 2000, he joined Rambus Inc., Los
Altos, CA, USA, and served as a senior principal engineer responsible for signal integrity of multi-gigabit parallel and serial interfaces. During 2017-2020 he served as principle engineer with responsible for signal and power integrity analysis of high-performance FPGA including fabric and high-speed I/O subsystems as well as I/O modeling. In 2020 he joined Facebook as a Analog & Mixed-Signal Architect
in Facebook Reality Lab.

Dr. Beyene has authored or co-authored numerous refereed publications in various leading IEEE Transactions and conferences. These publications covered various disciplines including package and interconnect modeling, analysis and optimization. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. On CPMT and is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He also serves on several leading technical program committees, including EPEPS and SPI.

Registration: Free
NOTE: Preference given to IEEE EMC CPMT/ED/CAS/SSCS/APS/MTT society members.

To register, please reply to this e-mail.
Organizer: Dr. Syed Bokhari, Chairman, IEEE Ottawa EMC chapter,
Office :(613) 690 – 6101, Cell: (613) 355 – 6632

Academic Research in International Standardization @ Online
Jun 14 @ 09:00 – 10:00

Moderator: Edward Au,  Speaker: Hermann Koch,  Guest speaker: Prof Sakis Meliopoulos

Abstract:  In many international standards, theoretical knowledge is needed to define requirements and give test procedures to prove that the requirements are fulfilled. Academia at universities, institutes, or test laboratories are contributing their research work to support standards development. This webinar provides an overview of the important role academic research plays in the standards, as well as examples from two IEEE Societies on how academia contributes to standardization for benefits on both sides.

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMR’s) – A Compelling Solution for Carbon-Free Future Electrical Energy @ WebEx Virtual Webinar
Aug 19 @ 12:00 – 13:30

Small modular nuclear reactors (SMR’s) are proposed as one compelling solution for future carbon-free electrical energy generation. Compared to conventional power plants, their small size speeds manufacturing and deployment at reduced cost. It also opens novel physical location options. Important features include the incorporation of modern “fourth generation” safety features, such as molten salt coolant, and the production of less radioactive waste. A number of organizations are now aggressively pursuing this technology.

Mr. Koch will introduce SMR technology, its history, design approach, and discuss systems currently under development, ready to be deployed, both in Canada and internationally.

Frans Koch has a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. He worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for 20 years, followed by 2 years at the Science and Technology Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs. For the last 10 years of his career he was the secretary of two task forces of the International Energy Agency dealing with Electric Vehicles and Hydropower. He was the guest editor of a special issue on Hydropower for the publication Energy Policy, and authored half a dozen papers on Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy, and Hydropower.


IEEE Young Professional Ottawa Run! @ Online
Sep 1 @ 00:00 – Sep 30 @ 23:45

Running for Engineers Without Borders

It is with great pleasure that IEEE Young Professionals Ottawa is organizing our first run. This year we are supporting Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada.

Select one of the Tiers and your running goal from 1 km to a full marathon, submit your recorded run and help us support EWB Canada:

  • Tier I : This tiers will grant you some stickers and support EWB.
  • Tier II: This tier will grant you some stickers and a nice T-shirt.
  • General Donation: Use this tier if you want to contribute with any other specific amount. Donating more than CAD 50.00 will grant the benefits from Tier II.
  • General Admission: This is a free entry to participate in this wonderful event!

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You will receive a link with your registration confirmation to submitting your file using a Google form (a free Google account is required).


At the end of the event we are going to process the files and send an email to all registrants with the ranking results. The ranking identification will be based on your Eventbrite registration number only!


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We are EWB. We don’t accept the status quote.We combine passion and pragmatism. We challenge and invest in each other to learn continuously, because that’s what is needed to create change together.

Why we exist:

Poverty is the product of broken systems that prevent people from realizing their full potential. Extreme poverty and inequitable development exist because injustices are deeply entrenched in our systems – in behaviours among individuals, within institutions and in the relationships that bind them.EWB is a social change incubator for people, ventures and ideas. We spark and accelerate systemic innovations in Canada and Africa that have the potential to radically disrupt the systems that allow poverty to persist.

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Our focus is on sparking and refining innovations that can disproportionately reduce poverty in Africa. In particular, we invest in innovations that focus on root-cause problems and can either establish a new best practice that others will copy, or that alter how large institutions work, or that can achieve substantial scale on their own—that is, innovations that spur systems change.

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