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Aug
19
Mon
Recent Advances in Retinal Imaging! @ Room 4359, Mackenzie Building
Aug 19 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Recent Advances in Retinal Imaging! @ Room 4359, Mackenzie Building | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

ABSTRACT:

Over 250 million people in the world are blind or visually impaired. But 75% of visual impairment can be treated or entirely prevented if detected early, monitored effectively, and treated promptly. Various retinal imaging instruments have been developed to assist the screening, diagnosing and monitoring of vision critical eye diseases. These instruments range from traditional ophthalmoscope to digital fundus camera; from ocular tomography (OCT) to laser scanning ophthalmoscope. In this presentation the speaker will attempt to explain the principle of retinal imaging; give an overview on the advances in retinal imaging; and discuss the opportunities for innovation in vision care and retinal imaging.

SPEAKER:

Dr Kexing Liu is the president and CEO of OcuXcel Corporation, a technology company based in Kanata, Ontario, dedicated to providing advanced technology solutions and developing new products from a global tech workforce for ophthalmology and vision health. Kexing received his Ph.D. degree from University of Manchester (UMIST), UK. One of his first professional and technology contribution was in pioneering the integration and qualification of GPS navigation technology into the on-board flight management systems for civil aviation as a project leader at CMC Electronique, Montreal. Later he joined a start-up called Cambrian Systems Corporation, Kanata, He was one of the the principal architects for the world’s first metro DWDM system product – OPTera (OM5K) at Cambrian. The company was later acquired by Nortel Networks. The OM5K as an extremely profitable line of product has generated over US$3 billion revenue for Nortel (now Ciena) since the acquisition. Later on, Kexing had an opportunity to serve as the principal of Mira Connections, a consulting business helping medical device companies on systems engineering and management issues. Most recently Kexing has architected multispectral digital ophthalmoscope for retinal health screening. Kexing has published more than 30 scientific papers on fiber optics and photonics. He is inventor/co-inventor for 17 granted patents ranging from photonics, optical communications systems, control systems engineering, and ophthalmology instruments. Kexing is a senior member of IEEE and is currently serving as the chair of an IEEE Canada committee responsible for outreach.

This event is organized by IEEE WIE and sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society – Ottawa Section!!

Kexing

 

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.

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
24
Sun
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

ABSTRACT:

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

Location: 4359 Mackenzie Building, Carleton University.

Map: https://carleton.ca/campus/map/

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: manarhelal@ieee.org

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

Jan
15
Wed
Male Allyship in STEM Panel Discussion @ Residence Commons Conference Room (CO 270-274)
Jan 15 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Male Allyship in STEM Panel Discussion @ Residence Commons Conference Room (CO 270-274) | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Joing IEEE WIE Ottawa in attending Male Allyship in STEM Panel Discussion. The panel will include a complimentary lunch for a discussion of the roles and
responsibilities men can have in creating a positive and sustainable
impact in support of women in science and engineering, including
conversations about:

  • The allyship continuum, from apathy to advocacy
  • Challenges with allyship
  • Examples of how men can support women in science and engineering

For more information, please visit: https://carleton.ca/engineering-design/cu-events/male-allyship-in-stem-a-panel-discussion/

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