Events

Sep
9
Mon
The dedication of the IEEE engineering milestone “First Search and Rescue Using Satellite Technology, 1982” @ Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Sep 9 @ 14:00 – 15:30

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.

WHO:
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.

WHAT:
A dedication and unveiling ceremony for two plaques (English and French), recognizing the historical significance of this satellite technology application.

WHEN:
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2 p.m.

WHERE:
The grounds of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON.

AGENDA:

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

RSVP:

Ajit Pardasani at Ajit.Pardasani@ieee.org by September 3, 2019.

 

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Oct
30
Wed
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning @ Vitesse - Reskilling
Oct 30 @ 11:30 – 13:30

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning: AI-Driven 5G Networks & Beyond

By Hatem Abou-Zeid, Ericsson Canada

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning

Presented by IEEE Ottawa CS Chapter, ComSoc Chapter, and SP Chapter, jointly with Vitesse- Reskilling

Date

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Location

359 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, Ontario

Agenda

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Light Lunch and Networking

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  : Presentation and Q&A

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    : Post Presentation Networking

Nov
21
Thu
Call for Volunteers at the Canadian Space Summit 2019 @ Brookstreet Hotel
Nov 21 @ 08:00 – 17:00
Call for Volunteers at the Canadian Space Summit 2019 @ Brookstreet Hotel | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

The Canadian Space Society’s annual Space Summit is Canada’s leading conference devoted to space science, research and technology. With an annual attendance that is continually growing, the Summit brings together space professionals from industry, academia, government and enthusiasts from all walks of life. The Canadian Space Summit is THE place to learn about the latest trends, technologies and political issues taking place in the space industry. With sessions on everything from astronomy,satellites, medicine and law and policy, the Canadian Space Summit touches upon every facet affecting Canada’s space industry!

 

This year’s theme: From LEO to Lunar.

 

Volunteers will be needed. An excellent opportunity for graduate students pursuing space technology. Contact Wolfram Lunscher LSM-IEEE.

Mar
22
Sun
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning
Mar 22 @ 11:30 – 13:30

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning

IEEE Ottawa Section, PHO
Chapter, CS Chapter, SP Chapter, TEMS Chapter

Jointly with Vitesse
Reskilling

The Rise & Foreseeable Future of
Artificial Intelligence:
Observations from a Commercial Pioneer

Peter MacKinnon

Synergy Technology
Management

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

359 Terry Fox Drive, Suite 200, Kanata, Ontario

11:30 – 13:30

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is constantly in the news
with stories of promise and peril.
Political leaders have declared it a national priority, the global high
tech industry is racing AI apps to markets and policy and governance
implications of AI are in their infancy.
We will explore where this is all heading.

We will begin with some definitions and a bit of
history behind the rise of AI.  The talk
will then place AI in the context of being a potentially disruptive technology
on society. This will lead to a discussion about ethics and moral issues
regarding the development and use of aspects of AI as a dual-use
technology.  Time permitting, the role of
AI in defence and security will be used as an example for appreciating the
complexity and ethical issues brought on by AI. We will then turn to the role
of the engineer in this new world being enabled by AI.

Finally, we will review potential governance and
policy issues and options to address the rapid unchecked development and
application of AI within society at large; and, ultimately end with a
precautionary note.

 

Biography

The speaker was
a pioneer in the commercialization of AI in the 1980s and today is actively
involved in ethical and policy issues related to AI.  Peter has an extensive background on the
forefront of scientific and technological breakthroughs around disruptive
technologies and their impacts on society.
He was an early proponent in the development and promotion of Big Data
and data analytics using High Performance Computers, and was a major
contributor in creating the Internet in Canada, among other accomplishments.

Peter has a
background as a scientist, business manager, entrepreneur, domestic and
international bureaucrat, executive, diplomat, management advisor, and academic;
including most recently affiliation with both Telfer School of Management and
the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa and the Faculty of
Engineering at Carleton University.  Peter
also blogs on AI for the Institute on Science, Society and Policy, an
interfaculty organisation at uOttawa.

 

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Event
is free, but space is limited.  All
participants must register in advance.   

Please
follow the link to register

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/226058

—————————————————————-

For
more information, please contact: Kexing Liu kexing.liu@ieee.org

Apr
22
Wed
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning
Apr 22 @ 12:00 – 13:30

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning

IEEE Ottawa Section, PHO
Chapter, CS Chapter, SP Chapter, TEMS Chapter

Jointly with Vitesse
Reskilling

The Rise & Foreseeable Future of
Artificial Intelligence:
Observations from a Commercial Pioneer

Peter MacKinnon

Synergy Technology
Management

—————————————————————-

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

On-line Webinar

112:00 non – 13:30

—————————————————————-

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is constantly in the news
with stories of promise and peril.
Political leaders have declared it a national priority, the global high
tech industry is racing AI apps to markets and policy and governance implications
of AI are in their infancy.  We will
explore where this is all heading.

We will begin with some definitions and a bit of
history behind the rise of AI.  The talk
will then place AI in the context of being a potentially disruptive technology
on society. This will lead to a discussion about ethics and moral issues
regarding the development and use of aspects of AI as a dual-use
technology.  Time permitting, the role of
AI in defence and security will be used as an example for appreciating the complexity
and ethical issues brought on by AI. We will then turn to the role of the
engineer in this new world being enabled by AI.

Finally, we will review potential governance and
policy issues and options to address the rapid unchecked development and
application of AI within society at large; and, ultimately end with a
precautionary note.

 

Biography

The speaker was
a pioneer in the commercialization of AI in the 1980s and today is actively
involved in ethical and policy issues related to AI.  Peter has an extensive background on the
forefront of scientific and technological breakthroughs around disruptive
technologies and their impacts on society.
He was an early proponent in the development and promotion of Big Data
and data analytics using High Performance Computers, and was a major
contributor in creating the Internet in Canada, among other accomplishments.

Peter has a
background as a scientist, business manager, entrepreneur, domestic and
international bureaucrat, executive, diplomat, management advisor, and
academic; including most recently affiliation with both Telfer School of
Management and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa and the
Faculty of Engineering at Carleton University.
Peter also blogs on AI for the Institute on Science, Society and Policy,
an interfaculty organisation at uOttawa.

 

—————————————————————-

Event
is free, but space is limited.  All
participants must register in advance.   

Please
follow the link to register

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/226058

—————————————————————-

For more information,
please contact: Kexing Liu kexing.liu@ieee.org

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