Online Talk: From bees to Drones: Exploring bio-inspired machine vision applications for precision agriculture
Bees are used as vectors for pollination and transport of agricultural chemicals in outdoor agriculture and greenhouses. However, in certain situations the use of natural pollinators is problematic. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could serve as an alternate pollination vector in such situations and perform other functions. A step towards the deployment of such a tool is to bring the ability to locate, classify, and analyze flowers aboard a drone.
A presentation by IEEE WIE Ottawa.
Date: October 7th 2020
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT
Venue: Online – http://bit.ly/DJKYPAAS
Event Contact: Daniel J King (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IEEE Ottawa Young Professional Affinity Group presents an Antenna Arrays Seminar by MASc. Daniel J. King. Feel free to register and join us in this exciting event. Some of the topics covered are:
- A basic introduction to the theory and practice of antenna arrays;
- Information about current research opportunities and applications;
- Specific examples in mm-Wave applications!
Register today to this virtual event!
This year due to the public health concerns and restrictions on public gathering due to the COVID-19, 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the IEEE Ottawa Section will be held using virtual meeting tools on 5th November 2020 at 6:30 PM. Registration is required to attend the meeting and also for voting. The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed one day prior to the meeting. The business of the meeting is to approve the budget and elect the section executive for 2021.
To vote at the AGM one has to be an IEEE member (Graduate Student level or higher) in good standing. Online registrations are now open until the midnight of 3rd November 2020 at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/242973
IEEE membership number is required for the registration.
Thursday 5 November 2020 @ 6:30 PM
- Welcome Remarks
- Review Agenda
- Acceptance of the Minutes from the 2019 AGM
- Budget for 2021
- Elections for the 2021 IEEE Ottawa Section Executive:
- The IEEE Ottawa Section Nominations and Appointments Committee will propose the nominees. The announcement of the slate can be found here: https://www.ieeeottawa.ca/2020/09/ieee-ottawa-section-executive-slate-2/
- Introducing nominees
- Process of voting in virtual meeting
IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Monthly Webinar
Speaker: Alan R. Emery, Founder, The Stable Climate Group
Topic: Net Zero 2050? Canada’s Options in a Human-Caused Hot World
Registration Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/249205
The sources of human-caused global warming will be presented briefly followed by overwhelming evidence that global warming is real and dangerous. The speaker will position Canada in a global hot world context. Next, a synopsis of the scale required to get to net zero 2050 and the psychology of global fossil fuel “addiction” will be discussed. A broad series of what could be excellent options for an innovative future Canada to lead the world by example with a focus on engineering opportunities combined with social and economic requirements will be outlined. Finally, the more probable trajectory for Canada and the world given the current Canadian and world governance in a predatory capitalistic world will be presented. Even in this dangerous future probability, Canada has many favourable options, if it plans carefully.
Alan received his BSc. from the University of Toronto; MSc. from McGill University; and PhD from Cornell University and University of Miami. His scientific specialty is ecology and evolution with a focus on marine sciences. He pioneered in direct observation
underwater at night on coral reefs and in fresh water. He was among the first to dive under the ice in the Arctic. He has led expeditions to the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. He was a research scientist with the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, the Ministry of Natural Resources in Ontario, professor at the University of Toronto, Curator and Sciences Coordinator at the Royal Ontario Museum, President of the Canadian Museum of Nature, and has been the governor, president, or director of many scientific organizations. When his brother fell terminally ill, Alan brought his engineering company back to a profitable position to be sold by his brother’s family.
He has published nearly 100 scientific, technical, and popular articles and books spanning subjects from marine biology to the management of academic organizations. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television interviews and has been the subject of, technical advisor for, or written over 150 television shows for CTV, Discovery, and the CBC.
As part of his work with indigenous people, he prepared policy papers for Canada, the World Bank and the UN. In addition, he has worked as a consultant with the Canadian Nuclear Waste Management Organization almost since its inception.
Recently, Alan has moved his primary attention from global biodiversity loss to the solution of human-caused global warming. In 2015, he initiated and is now leading an international group of scientists and engineers to help solve the global warming problems: The Stable Climate Group.
Date: Thursday, April 08, 2021.
Time: Webinar: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Online. Free registration required at https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/264248
High penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) into the Electrical Power Grid is one of the hottest topics in the Power Industry. The seminar will discuss the following topics: Definitions, Overview of the Electrical Power System, Status of the current development of DERs around the world, Impacts of DER Penetration into the Electrical Grid, Modeling, Technical Requirements, and Applications.
Hugo Sanchez-Reategui has been a consultant with Alectra Utilities Corporation (Ontario) for
the past 10 years confirming technical requirements to connect Distributed Generation projects into
the Distribution and Sub Transmission System, working with multiple internal stakeholders,
developers, government agencies, other LDCs (Local Distribution Companies), etc. He is a
registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.