You are invited to the technical talk entitled
Recent Results and Open Problems in Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization
Thursday May 30th, 2019
6:15 PM Arrival and networking (light snacks available)
6:45 PM Approximate start of talk (40-60 mins)
7:45 – 8:00 PM Q&A period
8:00 – 8:30 PM Post-talk networking and discussion
Colonel By (CBY) A-707
Faculty of Engineering
University of Ottawa
161 Louis Pasteur Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5
admission is free but registration is required on EventBrite
Evolutionary algorithms (as well as a number of other metaheuristics) have become a popular choice for solving problems having two or more (often conflicting) objectives (the so-called multi-objective optimization problems). This area, known as EMOO (Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization) has had an important growth in the last 15 years, and several people (particularly newcomers) get the impression that it is now very difficult to make contributions of sufficient value to justify, for example, a PhD thesis. However, a lot of interesting research is still under way. In this talk, we will review some of the research topics on evolutionary multi-objective optimization that are currently attracting a lot of interest (e.g., handling many objectives, hybridization, indicator-based selection, use of surrogates, etc.) and which represent good opportunities for doing research. Some of the challenges currently faced by this discipline will also be delineated.
Carlos Artemio Coello Coello received a PhD in Computer Science from Tulane University (USA) in 1996. His research has mainly focused on the design of new multi-objective optimization algorithms based on bio-inspired metaheuristics, which is an area in which he has made pioneering contributions. He currently has over 470 publications which, according to Google Scholar, report over 43,900 citations (with an h-index of 83). He has received several awards, including the National Research Award (in 2007) from the Mexican Academy of Science (in the area of exact sciences), the 2009 Medal to the Scientific Merit from Mexico City’s congress, the Ciudad Capital: Heberto Castillo 2011 Award for scientists under the age of 45, in Basic Science, the 2012 Scopus Award (Mexico’s edition) for being the most highly cited scientist in engineering in the 5 years previous to the award and the 2012 National Medal of Science in Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences from Mexico’s presidency (this is the most important award that a scientist can receive in Mexico). He is also the recipient of the prestigious 2013 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, “for pioneering contributions to single- and multiobjective optimization techniques using bioinspired metaheuristics” and of the 2016 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award in “Engineering Sciences”. Since January 2011, he is an IEEE Fellow. He is also Associate Editor of several journals including the two most prestigious in his area: IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and Evolutionary Computation. He is currently Vicepresident for Member Activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), an IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer and Full Professor with distinction at the Computer Science Department of CINVESTAV-IPN in Mexico City, Mexico.
The role of Internet and Communication Technology (ICT) in
bringing about a revolution in almost all aspects of human life needs no
introduction. It is indeed a well-known fact that the transmission of
information at a rapid pace has transformed all spheres of human life such as
education, health, and economy to name a few. In addition, with the advent in
Electronics and Photonics Technology (EPT), we have observed sustained growth
and expansion in computation and display technology. From user demography
perspective, urbanized population are the major beneficiary of such advances.
Therefore, the benefits of ICT and EPT are yet to be experienced by almost 4
billion people in the world who are still “unconnected or under-connected” and
suffer as such from the “digital divide,” a term coined in order to emphasize
the lack of ICT infrastructure in many parts of the world.
Major challenges for widespread adoption of ICT and EPT in
these areas are related to cost, lack of power supply, and complexities
associated with learning and usage. However, if we can categorically overcome
these challenges, then these technologies can be used for food, water, shelter,
energy, environment, education, healthcare, and security. In addition, the
wide-spread availability of these technologies, will lead to smart suburbs,
smart towns, smart villages, etc., without the need to necessarily live in
smart cities. This would reverse the trend and allow a more sustainable world
with a more balanced distribution of the population density. In this context,
this talk will present recently proposed solutions to provide high speed
connectivity in rural areas along progress in affordable electronics to serve
and contribute to the development of far-flung regions.
In particular, new solutions for both: (i) integrated
satellite-airborne-ground networks providing global coverage and connectivity
and (ii) terrestrial mesh/multi-hop directive networks connecting underserved
areas will be discussed.
Moreover, some examples of democratized wearable
electronics using Do-It-Yourself (DIY) assembly of paper along Android DIY
applications capturing and displaying vital health signs over connected
smartphones for real-time diagnosis will be presented.
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning
Hosted by IEEE Ottawa PHO Chapter, EMBS Chapter, CS Chapter, and SP Chapter Jointly with Vitesse Reskilling
Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
359 Terry Fox Drive, Suite 200, Kanata, Ontario
11:30 – 13:30
Medical imaging, (e.g., computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), mammography, ultrasound,
X-ray) has advanced at a rapid speed over last decades. Currently, the medical
image interpretation is mostly performed by human experts, which is a tedious
task and subject to high inter-operator variability. Deep learning is providing
exciting solutions for medical image analysis problems. Recent advances in deep
learning have helped to identify, classify, and quantify patterns in medical
images. In this seminar, we introduce the principles and methods of deep
learning concepts, particularly convolutional neural network (CNN). We show how
CNN operates. I will describe several interesting applications of deep learning
for medical image analysis, including my recent works on segmenting myocardial
scar (injured) tissue in the heart, prostate tumor detection, and kidney lesion
localization in 3D MRI and CT images.
Fatemeh Zabihollahy is currently
a Ph.D. candidate at Carleton University. She obtained her MASc (2016) and BASc
(2001) both in Biomedical Engineering from Carleton University, Canada and
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, respectively. She worked in the medical
devices industry as an R&D engineer for ten years. Her research interest is
in the field of application of deep learning techniques for medical image
is free, but space is limited. All
participants must register in advance.
follow the link to register
For more information, please contact: Kexing Liu firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ottawa Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum cordially invite you to:
The dedication of the IEEE engineering milestone “First Search and Rescue Using Satellite Technology, 1982”
Join us at the museum for this special event, where we will also celebrate space-related technical achievements as part of the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of humans landing on the Moon.
The keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony is renowned Canadian astronaut, Dr. Robert Thirsk. Special guests include IEEE President, Dr. José Moura, and IEEE Canada President, Dr. Maike Luiken.
A dedication and unveiling ceremony for two plaques (English and French), recognizing the historical significance of this satellite technology application.
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2 p.m.
The grounds of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON.
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.:
- Opening remarks and welcome by IEEE Ottawa Section Chair, Dr. Winnie Ye, and IEEE History Committee Chair, Dr. Branislav Djokic
- Welcome address by the Director General of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Mr. Chris Kitzan
- Historical perspective on this IEEE milestone by Dr. Michael A. Stott
- Welcome address by IEEE Canada President, Dr. Maike Luiken, and IEEE President, Dr. José Moura
- Keynote speech by Dr. Robert Thirsk
- Unveiling of the plaques by Dr. Robert Thirsk
- Closing remarks by IEEE Ottawa Section Vice-Chair, Mr. Ajit Pardasani
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.:
- Light refreshments and networking
Ajit Pardasani at Ajit.Pardasani@ieee.org by September 3, 2019.
Young Professionals Reception
During the 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WISEE 2019)
Wednesday, October 16th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
18b York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5
IEEE Ottawa Young Professionals (YPs) and IEEE WiSEE’2019 Organizing Committee invite all YPs in Ottawa and those attending the 2019 IEEE WiSEE Conference to join the Young Professionals Reception on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM taking place at Sidedoor restaurant at 18b York St, Ottawa, K1N 5T5. Come ready to meet WiSEE Keynote Speakers, Industry intellects, and other Young Professionals, and learn about the different opportunities available through the IEEE and the Young Professionals Program.
The IEEE Young Professionals Program is aimed at supporting IEEE members at an early stage in their career, up to 15 years after their first degree, by helping them evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network.