Events

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.

Jun
20
Thu
Ottawa IEEE Lunch and Learn on state of the Canadian Internet @ CENGN (Center for Next Generation Networks)
Jun 20 @ 11:30 – 13:00

Status of the Internet in Canada and the importance of Canadian IXP’s

Jacques Latour

Chief Technology Officer, CIRA/.CA

A quick overview of the Canadian Internet exchange landscape from coast to coast to coast. Canada has its share of challenges and opportunities in building and growing the IXP infrastructure near the Canadian border, and also to support the need of the rural communities.

As an expert in developing innovative, leading-edge IT solutions, Jacques has established CIRA as a global leader among ccTLD registries. He has 25+ years of experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors and as CIRA’s CTO,is currently leading CIRA Labs, CIRA’s innovation hub and providing leadership and direction for the management and security of the .CA registry and its underlying DNS.

A visionary in the Internet community, Jacques led the development of CIRA’s Internet Performance Test, is an outspoken advocate for the adoption of IPv6 and represents the .CA registry internationally as a member of a variety of working groups and advisory groups, including being a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), TLDOPS standing committees and TechDay and DNSSEC Planning Program Committee.

Jacques is committed to the development of a new Canadian Internet architecture. He has served as the catalyst for the creation of a national Canadian IXP association, CA-IX, and is a member of the Manitoba Internet Exchange’s (MBIX) and the DNS-OARC Board of Directors.

Jacques holds an Electronics Engineering Technologist diploma from Algonquin College in Ottawa, is ITIL v3 Foundation certified and is a certified Agile ScrumMaster.

Agenda

11:30 – 12:00  Lite Lunch, Networking, and Welcoming Remarks
12:00 – 13:00  Seminar

Jun
26
Wed
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning – Application of Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis
Jun 26 @ 11:30 – 13:30

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

Application of
Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis

Fatemeh Zabihollahy

Carleton University

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

359 Terry Fox Drive, Suite 200, Kanata, Ontario

11:30 – 13:30

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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.

Biography

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
analysis.

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

Please
follow the link to register

https://ieeeottawaaiml2019jun26.eventbrite.ca

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

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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