Events

Mar
14
Thu
Opportunities and Design Considerations for GaN HEMTs in Industrial and Automotive Applications @ Algonquin College, T-Building, Room T129
Mar 14 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Admission: Free. Registration required.
Please register by e-mail contacting: ottawapels@gmail.com

Parking: Parking in Lots 8 and 9 after 5 p.m. is $5 flat rate, pay at a machine and display the ticket on
your dashboard.

Download the official PDF here.

Abstract

GaN HEMT has been a focus in both academia and industry, due to the extremely low figure of
merits (RDS(on) x QG) compared with conventional Silicon counterparts. The opportunities, challenges and design considerations for GaN HEMTs in industrial and automotive applications will be presented in the device/packaging and system perspectives. Design examples are detailed to show how the system
performance maximization is enabled by GaN HEMTs with minimum cost in the selected applications.

The key design procedures will be thoroughly discussed, i.e., topology selection, loss analysis, cost reduction, power stage layout, thermal design, etc.

This presentation is aimed at covering the fundamentals as well as the latest research and updates of GaN HEMTs applications. The target audience is the design engineers, researchers, graduate/undergraduate
students interested in industrial/automotive applications or just GaN technology.

Speaker’s Bio

Juncheng (Lucas) Lu received B.S. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and M.S. degree from Kettering University, Michigan, USA. He was a research engineer with Delta Power Electronics Center, Shanghai, China. Since 2016, he has been with GaN Systems, Inc., Ottawa, Canada. He manages the head office applications and is responsible for Americas and EMEA application support. His research interest is wide bandgap devices application, power electronics packaging, high-efficiency high power
density power supply, and electric vehicle battery charger. He published more than 20 IEEE/SAE transaction and conference papers and holds 9 U.S. Patents.

Mar
19
Tue
Series of Risk and Project Managements Seminars by IEEE WIE: #1 Risk Management (RM)
Mar 19 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Risk Management (RM) is a process that provides
confidence that planned objectives will be achieved.

The focus of this seminar will be (1) Defining the risk management and
its importance (2) Illustrating ISO:31000 framework: steps and deliverables (3)
Presenting the one of the highly utilized risk assessment tools; the Failure
Model Effect Criticality Analysis (FEMCA) with an applied example. (4) Sharing
the best practices of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs).

Speaker: Dr. Ola Abdrabou

Visiting Professor, the Infrastructure Protection and Security (IPIS) Program-
Faculty of Engineering, Carleton University.

May
2
Thu
The return of the IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn @ Mitel HQ
May 2 @ 11:30 – 13:30
The return of the IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn @ Mitel HQ | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Organized by the IEEE Ottawa Section, IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn is an initiative to bridge the gap and derive synergy between Ottawa industry, academia, and government. The initiative, on a monthly basis, brings a speaker from either industry, academia, or government to the heart of the Kanata Tech Hub.

The seminar is accompanied by a complimentary lunch and a space to connect, communicate, and collaborate. Our attendees include members of industry, government, and academia. University and College students are encouraged to attend, network, and discover what’s new and exciting in Ottawa Tech. IEEE Ottawa L&L is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

Topic:

Perspectives on AI, the future impact on Engineering, Science and Technology

– May 2nd, 2019 –

Robin Grosset

Patent Agent, CTO Mindbridge AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to disrupt many professions and the future of any role will certainly involve AI. This is true for doctors, lawyers, accounts and even engineers. In this session, we will look at the factors which are bringing about this disruption. We will also explore the importance of explicability and a human-centric approach in AI technology to support improving professional judgement.

 

Robin currently works at MindBridge where he leads the development of a next generation AI Auditor which helps professionals detect and prevent financial anomalies including fraud.

 

Robin has a track record as an entrepreneur having founded successful software start- ups. He joined Cognos and subsequently IBM through acquisitions. In 2012 he was appointed IBM Distinguished Engineer. At IBM, he was a part of the Watson Group where he served as technical lead and chief architect of IBM Watson Analytics. Robin holds many patents in the areas of analytics, data processing and security. MindBridge Ai is a venture-backed FinTech company based in Ottawa, Canada. Through the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, the MindBridge platform detects anomalous patterns of activities, unintentional errors and intentional misstatements. Using MindBridge Ai Auditor, organizations across multiple industries can minimize financial loss, reduce corporate liability and can focus on providing higher value services to their clients.

May
8
Wed
4th Annual ANSYS Innovation Conference @ Brook Street Hotel
May 8 @ 09:00 – 15:00
4th Annual ANSYS Innovation Conference @ Brook Street Hotel | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Innovation enables organizations to open new avenues of product differentiation by customizing products. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, engineers must innovate quickly to incorporate new features while reducing development costs and delivering new products to the market before the competition. Simulation plays a key role in helping engineers drive innovation, enabling complete virtual prototypes of complex systems to be validated across all physics and engineering disciplines.

Join us as we return to Ottawa for our 4th Annual ANSYS Innovation Conference on May 8, 2019! This one-day conference will provide detailed insight into how leading companies are utilizing simulation to advance their product development. We will bring together ANSYS users, partners, developers, and industry experts for networking, learning, and sharing of new ideas.

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What You Will Learn

  • Experience new simulation capabilities that provide unprecedented design insight as they speed your time to market
  • Incorporate various productivity enhancement tools and techniques into your engineering department’s workflow
  • Gain insights into 5G system development with physics-based simulation and cover critical design issues, such as antenna performance, semiconductor reliability, and thermal integrity
  • Identify signal integrity issues early in the design cycle for electronics IC packages, PCBs, connectors and other complex interconnects
  • Modify antenna design, predict antenna efficiency and the overall thermal and EM performance of the product based on electromagnetic and thermal coupling solutions

 

May
15
Wed
Managing the development of AI and Machines that learn @ Room 4359, Mackenzie Building
May 15 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Managing the development of AI and Machines that learn @ Room 4359, Mackenzie Building | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

A talk on AI (Artificial Intelligence) titled “Managing the development of AI and Machines that learn” presented by the CEO of nuenergy.ai, Niraj Bhargava.

Abstract:

It is widely acknowledged that AI technology will
transform organizations and society around the globe – and with recent
advancements in processing power, data accessibility, and algorithms we
suddenly find ourselves at the beginning of this transformation.
Introducing the Machine Trust Index (MTI), assisting us to boldly
proceed with a responsible, innovative spirit. The goal of the MTI is to
establish an open and versatile framework for measuring and managing
trust in the evolving sphere of AI. The MTI provides measurable
evidence, transparency and accountability of an AI solution, allowing
providers to effectively communicate the value of their solutions as
well as their measurable trustworthiness.

Biography:

Niraj Bhargava is Founder and CEO of NuEnergy.ai,
the developers of the Machine Trust Index™ (MTI) for managing AI
deployments. He is also Chair of the Innovation Committee of the Board
at the Royal Ottawa. Niraj was President and CEO of Enerstat
Limited, and led it through its turnaround and acquisition, Founding CEO
of QCED Inc., a faculty member in Entrepreneurship at Queen’s
University, a Director of the Queen’s Executive MBA, and then Dean of
the Business School at Royal Roads University. Niraj practiced
engineering at Bell-Northern Research and global marketing at General
Electric, and was the founding General Manager of GE Energy Management. Niraj was the founding CEO of Fluent.ai in Montreal and Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energate Inc.

 

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