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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
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.

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

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

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