Events

Upcoming Events:

October 6, 2020

https://ieeeday.org/

 IEEE DAY will be celebrating around the world on Tuesday, October 6, 2020:

https://spectrum.ieee.org/static/ieee-virtual-events-calendar

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About IEEE Day
IEEE Day is celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow.
Theme
Now engraved in its essence, the IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow“. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next.
Date
IEEE Day is celebrated on the first Tuesday of October. Accordingly, IEEE Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 6 October 2020.
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Location
  • This event has virtual attendance info. Please visit the event page to attend virtually.
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Speakers
Susan K. “Kathy” Land of IEEE
Topic: Keynote: Susan K. “Kathy” Land, 2020 IEEE President-Elect

IEEE Day Industrial Speaker Event

Time & Place: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Virtual Events

Date and Time

Location

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85468885302?pwd=aUxnaHJhYW5ESGlCUXJ2Q1VTZkdtdz09

Meeting ID: 854 6888 5302
Passcode: 400596
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Registration

  • Starts 03 October 2020 03:06 PM
  • Ends 06 October 2020 03:06 PM
  • All times are Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register

Agenda

10 – 11 AM: Panel (Dr. MelikeErol-Kantarci, Dr. Sahar Rahmani, Dr. Fathima Hussain)

11 – 12 noon: Dr. Rasheed Hussain, Innopolis University

13 – 14 PM: Dr. Haniyeh Yousefpour

14 – 15 PM: Dr.Sarath Chandar, École Polytechnique de Montréal/MILA

 October 7, 2020

Microwaving a Biological Cell Alive ‒ Broadband Label-free Noninvasive Electrical Characterization of a Live Cell

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., Prof. James Hwang of Cornell University will present “Microwaving a Biological Cell Alive ‒ Broadband Label-free Noninvasive Electrical Characterization of a Live Cell”.

Day & Time: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Prof. James Hwang of Cornell University

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Electromagnetics & Radiation Chapter

Location: Virtual – Zoom

Contact: George Eleftheriades

 

Past Events:

August 15, 2020
2020 IEEE Toronto Scholarship Application

The IEEE Toronto Section supports the education and training of undergraduate
engineering students through a series of scholarships. The scholarships are available to
students in the colleges and universities that are affiliated with the IEEE Toronto
Section.

Click here to see more information about the 2020 IEEE Toronto Scholarship Application.

 

June 30, 2020    Centennial Virtual Convocation www.centennialcollege.ca/convocation

Congratulations to Centennial IEEE Student Branch Executives on your Graduation                                               “Your Centennial diploma is your ticket to a bright future!” Professor Peter So

Congratulations to Centennial IEEE Student Branch Executives on your Graduation “Your Centennial diploma is your ticket to a bright future!” Professor Peter So

March 4, 2020

Centennial IEEE Workshop in National Engineering Month
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Room A3-56, Progress Campus
Topics: Applications of Maxwell’s Equation –
directivity of half wave dipole antenna
Presenters:Prof. Matthew Tse, Electronics Technologist
and students, Aleena Babu, Vishal Pal
Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will host
a workshop during National Engineering Month at
Progress Campus

IEEE Workshop on Maxwell’s Equation & Directivity of half wave dipole antenna by Prof. Matthew Tse, Aleena Babu, Vishal Pal pictured with IEEE Student Branch Executive and Prof. Peter So

April 26-29, 2020

IEEE 33rd Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering

London, Ontario, Canada      https://ccece2020.ieee.ca/

 

May 4 – 7, 2020

 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in 2020 (ICBC 2020)

 Toronto, ON         https://icbc2020.ieee-icbc.org/

August 20 – 21, 2020

IEEE Toronto International Conference on Power and Energy (TICPE)

Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada.
Dates: August 20 -21 , 2020
Website: http://attend.ieee.org/ticpe-2020

Feb. 18 – 21, 2020 

IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering        

University of Western Ontario , London, ON  https://saner2020.csd.uwo.ca/

 

December 1, 2019

November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Room A3-56, Centennial College Progress Campus

Topics:  TinkerCAD 3D Printing Workshop –     Design and Print

Presenters: Professor Kam Tang and students,

                     Dhanya, Hari, and Ajay. 

Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will host a workshop on November 12 at Progress Campus

Centennial IEEE 3D Printing Workshop on Nov. 12, 2019

November 16, 2019
  • IEEE Toronto Section Annual General Meeting 2019
    Starts: November 16, 2019 – 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 16, 2019 – 10:30 pm
    Location: Room Brûlé C, 21 Old Mill Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada

    Centennial IEEE Executives at IEEE Toronto Section AGM on November 16, 2019

    November 26, 2019

Time: Tuesday 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Room A3-56, Centennial College Progress Campus

Topics:  MIT App Inventor Workshop

Presenters: Professor Kam Tang and students,

                     Sneh, Vishal, Karan. 

Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will host a workshop on November 26 at Progress Campus

 

October 1, 2019  IEEE Day

IEEE Day Industrial Speaker Event

Time & Place: 4:30 pm in Room T1-23 Centennial College Progress Campus

Speaker: Tyler DeNobrega from Toronto Hydro

Topics: Power Distribution Networks & Automation

Tyler DeNobrega, C.E.T. is a Senior Power System Designer at Toronto Hydro and graduated from Centennial College Electronics Engineering Technology program.

 Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will organize   a professional networking and will host industrial speaker event at Progress Campus on 2019 IEEE Day.

2019 IEEE Day at Centennial Industrial Speaker Event- Speaker: Tyler DeNobrega from Toronto Hydro

October 8, 2019

Centennial IEEE Workshop:

Time & Place: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Location: Room A3-56, Progress Campus Topics: Build and Test CAT5e Cable

Presented by: Professor Kam Tang and students, Sneh, Karan, Vishal.          Materials: CAT5e Cable provided and participants will bring home with their own cable Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will host a workshop on Oct. 8.

Centennial IEEE Workshop
Topics: Build and Test CAT5e Cable
Presenters: Professor Kam Tang and students:
Sneh, Karan, Vishal.

October 8, 2019

Title: Wireless Positioning and Sensing Network (WPSN™) for Hyper-Accurate Indoor & Outdoor Location Tracking System with Applications in the Critical and Massive IoT 

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Presentation 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm)                    Location: Centennial College, Progress Campus, Room L1-12                Presented by: Peyman Moeini, B. Eng., MASc, PMP, P.Eng., is an entrepreneur engineer who has launched several successful Internet of Things (IoT) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) products in various fields such as agriculture, manufacturing, logistics, freight, retail, and mining. He has won more than 30 innovation and entrepreneurship awards in the IoT&AI fields.

October 6, 2019

October 7, 2019
Setting in with Programming – Python – Workshop 2

October 11, 2019

October 17, 2019
    • Agile Methodology Framework Case Study
      Starts: October 17, 2019 – 6:30 pm
      Ends: October 17, 2019 – 9:00 pm
      Location: Bahen Building, Room BA 4287 University of Toronto,                                40 St George Street, Toronto, ON 

       

      November 2 – 4, 2019 

      2019 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Engineering (REPE 2019)  Toronto, ON  http://www.repe.net/

       

 

July 30, 2019
IEEE Toronto Centennial Workshop: Distributed Machine Learning, The Second Step
Starts: July 30, 2019 – 2:30 pm
Ends: July 30, 2019 – 3:30 pm
Location: Room B3-09 Centennial College, Progress Campus 941 Progress Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M1G 3T8
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June, 2019

June 17 – 18, 2019

IEEE ROSE 2019 at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

http://rose2019.ieee-ims.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/rose2019-cfp-web_10.pdf.

IEEE International Symposium on RObotic and Sensors Environments

June 17 – 20, 2019 

IEEE Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)  at The University of Toronto,  40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

COMPEL 2019 places special emphasis on emerging converter topologies, control methods, and mixed-signal IC design for power electronics. Workshop themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Power Electronics Converter Topologies: novel converter topologies, practical implementation challenges and solutions for conventional topologies.
  • Control of Power Converters: novel control methods, techniques, and practical implementation.
  • Modeling and Simulation: modeling of devices and components in power converter systems including multi-physical modeling and stability analysis.
  • Mixed Signal IC design for Power Electronics: on-chip integrated power converters, practical IC implementation of controllers, sensors, and other basic functional blocks for power converters.
  • Design, Optimization and Simulation Tools: design methodologies for power electronic converters, multi-objective optimization, hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL), real-time simulation and rapid prototyping
  • Passive and active components: novel design and analysis of semiconductor components, inductors, and capacitors.
  • Applications: power electronics for emerging applications, including electro mobility, power harvesting, and IoT.
  • Education & Innovation: innovative teaching methodologies for power electronics.  

May 3 – 5, 2019  IEEE Region 7 Student Congress page

Student Congress

IEEE Canada Student Congress 2019 is set to take place at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta from May 3rd to 5th, 2019.

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June, 2019

June 17 – 18, 2019

IEEE ROSE 2019 at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

http://rose2019.ieee-ims.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/rose2019-cfp-web_10.pdf.

IEEE International Symposium on RObotic and Sensors Environments

June 17 – 20, 2019 

IEEE Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)  at The University of Toronto,  40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

COMPEL 2019 places special emphasis on emerging converter topologies, control methods, and mixed-signal IC design for power electronics. Workshop themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Power Electronics Converter Topologies: novel converter topologies, practical implementation challenges and solutions for conventional topologies.
  • Control of Power Converters: novel control methods, techniques, and practical implementation.
  • Modeling and Simulation: modeling of devices and components in power converter systems including multi-physical modeling and stability analysis.
  • Mixed Signal IC design for Power Electronics: on-chip integrated power converters, practical IC implementation of controllers, sensors, and other basic functional blocks for power converters.
  • Design, Optimization and Simulation Tools: design methodologies for power electronic converters, multi-objective optimization, hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL), real-time simulation and rapid prototyping
  • Passive and active components: novel design and analysis of semiconductor components, inductors, and capacitors.
  • Applications: power electronics for emerging applications, including electro mobility, power harvesting, and IoT.
  • Education & Innovation: innovative teaching methodologies for power electronics.  

 

IEEE Canada Student Congress 2019 is set to take place at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta from May 3rd to 5th, 2019.

May 5 – 8, 2019

2019 IEEE Canadian Conference of Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • CCECE 2019 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta
  • from May 5 to 8, 2019.
May 7, 2019

Cyber Attacks on Internet of Things Sensor Systems for Inference

Tuesday May 7th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Professor Rick S. Blum, will be presenting “Cyber Attacks on Internet of Things Sensor Systems for Inference”.

Day & Time: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Professor Rick S. Blum
Robert W. Wieseman Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Lehigh University

Organizers: IEEE Signal Processing Chapter Toronto Section

Location: Room SLC-508, Ryerson University,                                             245 Church Street, Toronto

ContactMehrnaz Shokrollahi
Yashodhan Athavale
Michael Zara

May 23, 2019

May 24, 2019

  • CCECE 2019 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta
  • from May 5 to 8, 2019.
May 7, 2019

Cyber Attacks on Internet of Things Sensor Systems for Inference

Tuesday May 7th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Professor Rick S. Blum, will be presenting “Cyber Attacks on Internet of Things Sensor Systems for Inference”.

Day & Time: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Professor Rick S. Blum
Robert W. Wieseman Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Lehigh University

Organizers: IEEE Signal Processing Chapter Toronto Section

Location: Room SLC-508, Ryerson University,                                             245 Church Street, Toronto

ContactMehrnaz Shokrollahi
Yashodhan Athavale
Michael Zara

May 23, 2019

May 24, 2019

March 8, 2019

March 11, 2019
March 14, 2019

Industrial Speaker Event at Centennial College

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time & Location: 12:30 pm, Room E2-20 Progress Campus

Speaker: Mr. Emmanuel Prempeh from Axis Communications

Topics: Products Demo

 Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will organize a professional networking event and will host Axis Communications on March 14th at Progress Campus

March 16 – 17, 2019

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR UPCOMING ENGINEERS

On behalf of the 2019 organizing team of the International Conference for Upcoming Engineers (ICUE). We would like to invite you to participate in our conference to be held on March 16th and 17th, at Ryerson University. The theme for this year’s conference is ”Engineering the Future”. The conference is designed to introduce students to the professional world of engineering and also give them a platform to develop and demonstrate their engineering skills. It will feature a variety of events including Keynote, Panel Talks, Networking, Seminars, Showcase, Engineering Competition and more among industry-leading speakers discussing emerging technologies and engineering issues that will impact humanity.

Day and Time Saturday, March 16th-March 17th
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location Ryerson University (George Vari Engineering and Computing Center)
245 Church St., Toronto
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Organizer IEEE Ryerson
Contact IEEE Ryerson
More Information Registration is Required
April 19, 2019
February 28, 2019
Making Canada a Nation of Innovators
Starts: January 22, 2019 – 12:00 pm
Location: AutoDesk at MaRS, 661 University Ave #200 Toronto, ON M5G 1M1

January 23, 2019

R&D Essentials for Technology Companies

Does your business create or improve technologies? Development of technology is costly and risky. You will want to know about the available bank services, government funding programs and how to protect your intellectual property. Join us for an afternoon conversation on the following topics:
– Bank services designed to support technology companies.
– Government programs (e.g. SR&ED and IRAP) to support businesses conducting R&D.
– Intellectual property, trademarks and patents.
Experienced professionals from KPMG LLP, Prima IP, Royal Bank, and InvestOntario will present and answer your questions on these topics. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

Day and Time Wednesday, January 23rd
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location Bay Adelaide Centre (KPMGLLP)
333 Bay Street
Suite 4600
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Organizer IEEE Toronto Computer Chapter
Contact Dennis Cecic
More Information Registration is Required

January 22, 2019

Making Canada a Nation of Innovators
Starts: January 22, 2019 – 12:00 pm
Location: AutoDesk at MaRS, 661 University Ave #200 Toronto, ON M5G 1M1

January 23, 2019

R&D Essentials for Technology Companies

Does your business create or improve technologies? Development of technology is costly and risky. You will want to know about the available bank services, government funding programs and how to protect your intellectual property. Join us for an afternoon conversation on the following topics:
– Bank services designed to support technology companies.
– Government programs (e.g. SR&ED and IRAP) to support businesses conducting R&D.
– Intellectual property, trademarks and patents.
Experienced professionals from KPMG LLP, Prima IP, Royal Bank, and InvestOntario will present and answer your questions on these topics. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

Day and Time Wednesday, January 23rd
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location Bay Adelaide Centre (KPMGLLP)
333 Bay Street
Suite 4600
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Organizer IEEE Toronto Computer Chapter
Contact Dennis Cecic
More Information Registration is Required

December 1, 2018

Connecting your IoT Device with LoRaWAN to The Things Network (TTN)

The long range and low-power capability of LoRaWANTM combined with the flexibility and ease of use of The Thing Network’s open source data network makes this one of the easiest ways for an embedded engineer to create an end-to-end IoT solution. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to send sensor data from a low cost, low-power sensor all the way to a user application. The class will walk through connecting a LoRaWAN-enabled endpoint through a LoRaWAN gateway to The Things Network’s servers and finally to an end user application. Upon completion, attendees will be equipped to deploy each piece of this IoT solution.

Speaker Dennis Cecic, P. Eng., SMIEEE., Senior Technical Training Engineer with Microchip Technology Canada Inc., Chair of the IEEE Toronto Computer Society
Day and Time Saturday, December 1st
10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Location Ryerson University (George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre)
245 Church Street
ROOM Eng101
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Organizer IEEE Toronto Computer Society
Contact Dennis Cecic
More Information Registration is Required

December 3, 2018

December 6, 2018

INTEGRATED TERRESTRIAL/AERIAL 6G NETWORKS FOR UBIQUITOUS 3D SUPER-CONNECTIVITY IN 2030S

As the 5G standards are currently being developed with a scheduled completion date of late-2019, it is time to reinitiate a brainstorming endeavour followed by the technical groundwork towards the subsequent generation (6G) wireless networks of 2030s. The talk has, to a certain extent, an exploratory view point to stimulate further thinking and creativity. We are certainly at the dawn of a new era in wireless research and innovation; the next twenty years will be very interesting.

Speaker Halim Yanikomeroglu,Professor at Carleton University
Day and Time Thursday, December 6th
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location University of Toronto (Bahen Center for Information Technology)
BA1230
40 st George Street. Toronto
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Organizer IEEE Toronto ComSoc Chapter, and University of Toronto
Contact ComSoc Chapter
More Information Event Page
December 10, 2018

December 14, 2018

December 16, 2018

December 17, 2018

The Qubit is the Transistor: Si-based Transistor and Analog-Mixed-Signal Circuit Scaling and the Natural Progression of Moore’s Law to Silicon Quantum Computing at the Atomic Scale

Quantum computing is a hot topic at very cool temperatures. Cool as in 10-100 mK. This talk will first attempt to demystify and translate the physics of quantum computing to an electronics engineer jargon. Next, I will discuss the feasibility of high-temperature (2-4 K) Si and SiGe electron/hole-spin qubits and qubit integrated circuits (ICs) in commercial 22nm FDSOI CMOS technology, and explore their scalability through simulation to 2nm dimensions, when the coupling energy, ΔE, becomes comparable to thermal noise at 77-300 K.

Speakers Dr. Sorin Voinigescu, Professor at University of Toronto
Day and Time Monday, December 17th
01:10 PM – 02:30 PM
Location University of Toronto (Bahen Center for Information Technology)
BA1230
40 st George Street. Toronto
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Organizer SSCS IEEE Toronto
Contact Dustin Dunwell
More Information Registration Link

November 9, 2018

Experience with an on-line hydro generator expert system monitoring system

Current technological advances in condition monitoring are employing an increasing number of complex sensors and advanced monitors to diagnose the operating status and condition of hydro generators and turbines. Advanced systems routinely employed may include bearing vibration, air gap, shaft voltage, and current monitoring, partial discharge, and flux monitoring.

Day and Time Friday, November 9th
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location University of Toronto (Bahen Center for Information Technology)
40 st George Street. Toronto
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Organizer IEEE Industry Application Society
Contact Hoda Youssef
More Information Event Page

November 10, 2018

November 19, 2018

Improving Communication Skills for Engineers

IEEE Toronto Section’s Young Professionals Affinity Group and Industry Relations Committee will be hosting a seminar on Improving Communication Skills for Engineers with distinguished speakers who will share their experiences and speak about the opportunities, possibilities, and challenges in an engineering workplace and the required communication skills. You will hear first-hand tips on how to become an excellent communicator to advance your career.The focus of this seminar is on communication skills one requires to be successful in an engineering profession. This seminar could be of special interest to engineering students, new graduates, young engineers, and young professionals in general.

Speakers Hugo Sánchez-Reategui, Consultant at Alectra Utitlites
Ted Lyberogiannis, Senior Manager in electrical utility in Toronto
Day and Time Monday, November 19th
06:15 PM – 08:30 PM
Location Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
ROOM Lib072
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Organizer IEEE Toronto Young Professionals Affinity Group and Industry Relations Committee
Contact Miad Fard
More Information Registration Link

November 22, 2018

Energy-Efficient Edge Computing for AI-driven Applications

Edge computing near the sensor is preferred over the cloud due to privacy and/or latency concerns for a wide range of applications including robotics/drones, self-driving cars, smart Internet of Things, and portable/wearable electronics.In this talk, we will describe how joint algorithm and hardware design can be used to reduce energy consumption while delivering real-time and robust performance for applications including deep learning, computer vision, autonomous navigation and video/image processing.

Speaker Dr. Vivienne Sze, Assistant Prof. MIT
Day and Time Thursday, November 22nd
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location Sanford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road
ROOM 1105
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Organizer IEEE Toronto Solid-State Circuits Society
Contact Dustin Dunwell
October 2, 2018

IEEE DAY Industrial Speaker Event at Centennial College 

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 2:30 pm Session in Room L1-16

          4:30 pm Session in Room L1-16

Speaker: Mr. Michael Leung and Mr. Mario Osejos from Future Electronics

Topics: 2:30 pm Session – An introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, from sensors, microcontrollers, to connectivity solutions.

 4:30 pm Session – A review of potential security dangers of interconnected IoT devices and techniques to protect the integrity of the system and collected data.

Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will organize a professional networking and will host industrial speaker event at Progress Campus.

Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronic components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today. Offering the industry’s highest level of overall service, including customer-specific programs and processes, and worldwide e-commerce support.

 

 

October 11, 2018

October 12, 2018

October 16, 2018

October 17, 2018

October 19, 2018

October 26, 2018

October 29, 2018

 

September 15 & 16, 2018The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit (WIE ILS)More infoThe IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit (WIE ILS) will take place on September 15 and 16 at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale. With STEMpowered Leadership as the central theme, the summit aims at inspiring, engaging, and empowering women in STEM.

August 9, 2018

IEEE CESOC DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

The mobile industry has been testing the feasibility of evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS), an LTE embedded broadcast approach to support a growing mobile video/TV consumption and the delivery of other highly popular data services. But, eMBMS has so far only been used in small scale scenarios with local coverage. When it comes to large scale service areas with regional or even national coverage, the cellular nature of eMBMS has not proven to be attractive for cost efficient LTE broadcast content distribution.

Speaker Dr. Ulrich Reimers, Professor Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (IfN), Technische Universitaet Braunschweig,Germany.
Day and Time Thursday, August 9th
11 AM – 12 PM
Location University of Toronto (Bahen Center of Information Technology)
40 St George St, Toronto
ROOM BA7180
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Organizer IEEE Toronto Section, and Consumer Electronics Chapter
Contact Madie Tag
More Information Registration link

August 10, 2018

A 13b ENOB Noise-Shaping SAR ADC with a Two-Capacitor DAC

An active noise-shaping successive-approximation-register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter is described. Instead of binary-weighted capacitors, it uses two equal-valued capacitors as the embedded digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Thus, the capacitance spread in the DAC is much smaller than that of the conventional binary-weighted capacitor array, and the mismatch error can be greatly reduced. The circuit provides first-order noise shaping, which can improve the ADC’s linearity even for a small oversampling ratio. Also, the proposed architecture uses a monotonic approximation procedure, which requires fewer conversion steps than for a conventional SAR ADCs. The ADC was fabricated in 0.18 um CMOS technology. For a 2 kHz signal bandwidth, it achieved a 78.8 dB SNDR. It consumes 74.2 mW power from a 1.5 V power supply. The performance can be drastically improved by introducing noise mitigation schemes and higher-order noise shaping. These topics will also be discussed.

Speaker Dr. Gabor Temes
Day and Time Friday, August 10th
10:10 AM – 11 AM
Location University of Toronto (Bahen Center of Information Technology)
40 St George St, Toronto
ROOM BA1210
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Organizer IEEE SSCS/CAS Distinguished Lecture Series
Contact Dustin Dunwell

August 10, 2018

Noise Filtering and Linearization of Single- Ended Circuits

The performance of analog integrated circuits is often limited by the noise generated in its components. Several circuit techniques exist for suppressing the effects of the low-frequency noise. In this paper, existing techniques are described for noise mitigation. Also, a novel approach is proposed, which can suppress low-frequency noise. In addition, the new process will also reduce even-order distortion, another major limitation of analog circuits. Finally, it may allow the use of single-ended circuits in applications where usually differential structures are needed.

Speaker Dr. Gabor Temes
Day and Time Friday, August 10th
11:10 AM – 12 PM
Location University of Toronto (Bahen Center of Information Technology)
40 St George St, Toronto
ROOM BA1210
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Organizer IEEE SSCS/CAS Distinguished Lecture Series
Contact Dustin Dunwell

A Note to Our Graduates
The IEEE Student Services team here at the Operations Center wants to thank you for your membership, volunteer efforts, and support of IEEE. As you look to advance your professional career, don’t forget that IEEE Young Professionals can help! Stay connected with like-minded professionals and increase your network. Vist the IEEE Young Professionals homepage and learn about ways to get involved.

July 20, 2018

INTEGRATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN SMART GRIDS

The recent surge in electric vehicle adoption worldwide brings both challenges and opportunities to the electricity power grid. In this talk, we will first introduce our recent work on coordinated electric vehicle charging when the knowledge of future events is unknown. We will then show how the battery systems in electric vehicles can contribute to stabilizing the grid frequency.

Speaker Dr. Ying-Jun Angela Zhang, Associate Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Day and Time Friday, July 20th
11 AM – 12 PM
Location University of Toronto (Bahen Centre for Information Technology)
40 St. George St. Toronto
ROOM BA4164
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Organizer IEEE Toronto ComSoc Chapter and University of Toronto
Contact IEEE Toronto ComSoc Chapter
More Information Registration link

July 26, 2018

More/All Electric Aircraft

The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) is based on the concept of utilizing electrical power for driving aircraft subsystems currently powered by hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical means including utility and flight control actuation, environmental control system, lubrication and fuel pumps, and numerous other utility functions. In this seminar, an overview of the More Electric Aircraft will be discussed and how various technologies developed over the past three decades have helped reduce the size, weight and life-cycle-cost of the overall system, significantly improve reliability and ease manufacturing and maintenance.

Speaker Dr Hassan Kojori, Associate Editor at IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Day and Time Thursday, July 26th
2 PM – 3 PM
Location University of Toronto (St. George campus)
5 King’s college Rd.
ROOM RM331
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Organizer IEEE Toronto section
Contact Kyarash Shahriari
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May 13–16, 2018                                                                                                         31st Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2018) to be held in Québec City, Canada.  http://ccece2018.org 

May 14, 2018

S&C Electric Factory Tour

S&C specializes in the switching, protection, and control of electric power systems. S&C has invented many innovative products and pioneered new applications in the power industry. SMD® Power Fuses, Loadbuster®, Circuit Switcher, Pad-Mounted Gear, VISTA® SF6 insulated switchgear, Fault Fiter® Electronic Power Fuses, and Scada-Mate Switching systems are just a few of the S&C products that have significantly changed power system design and operating practices.

Day and Time Monday, May 14th
2 PM – 4 PM
Location 90 Belfield Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1G4
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Organizer IEEE Toronto DEIS Chapter, PES Chapter
Contact Ali Naderian
More Information Registration Link

May 31, 2018

Big Data Based Recommendation Approaches for Healthcare

Recommender systems have attained widespread acceptance and have attracted the increased attention by the masses for over a decade. Just like the recommender systems’ prospects in ecommerce and several other business domains, recommender systems have also been developed to offer recommendations about healthcare services and products. Considering the high volumes and dimensionality of healthcare data, utilization of efficient techniques to manage the big data is inevitable.

Day and Time Thursday, May 31st
6 PM – 9 PM
Location University of Toronto (Galbraith Building)
35 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
ROOM GB202
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Organizer IEEE Toronto Computer Society
Contact Dennis Cecic
More Information Registration link

RF in Medicine: Current Status and Challenges of Antennas and Wireless Power

Wireless power and data telemetry technologies for biomedical and healthcare applications have received a lot of attention recently. Numerous applications in medical diagnostics and therapeutics ranging from cardiac pacemakers to emerging devices in visual prosthesis, brain computer interfaces and body area networks have spurred electronic engineers to propose new wireless medical devices. In this talk, recent research progress on wearable/implantable antennas and wireless power for biomedical applications will be covered. A few related ongoing biomedical projects for on-body and in-body applications will be addressed.

Speaker Dr Yongxin Guo, National University of Singapore.
Day and Time Thursday, May 31st
4 PM – 5 PM
Location University of Toronto (Bahen Centre for Information Technology)
40 St George St. Toronto
ROOM BA1180
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Organizer IEEE Toronto Electromagnetics & Radiation Chapter
Contact George V. Eleftheriades
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June 6, 2018

SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Sustainability of electric power systems requires balancing the business across three areas: economic, social and environmental. This will have a profound impact on how power systems are planned, built and operated in the future. In the evolving electricity supply industry environment, the challenges are to produce, transmit, and use energy in an environmentally friendly manner, to reduce costs by improving operating efficiency and business practices, and enhance the reliability and quality of power supply. This presentation will describe these changes affecting the electric power industry and highlight new technologies that will influence the changes.

Speaker Dr. Prabha S. Kundur, President of Kundur Power Systems Solutions Inc.
Day and Time Wednesday, June 6th
6 PM – 8 PM
Location University of Toronto (Sanford Fleming building)
10 King’s College Rd. Toronto
ROOM 1105
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Organizer IEEE Power and Energy Chapter
Contact Hugo Sanchez-Reategui
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June 12-14, 2018

2018 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence & Virtual Environment for Measurement Systems and Applications                          (CIVEMSA 2018), to be held in Ottawa, Canada http://civemsa2018.ieee-ims.org

April 9, 2018

Engineering a Greener Tomorrow

Starts: April 9, 2018 – 6:00 pm
Ends: April 9, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Location: Bahen Center of Information Technology, University of Toronto  Room BA4287, 40 St George St.

April 13, 2018

Iris Matching and De-Duplication of Voter Registration Lists

Fingerprint, face and iris are widely used as biometrics to verify a person’s identity. One important application of biometrics is to ensure that each person is enrolled only once on a list of eligible voters. Keeping someone from voting multiple times under different identitiesis referred to as “de-duplicating” the voting register. This talk will present results of a de-duplication trial performed for the country of Somaliland. The talk will cover how iris recognition works and what level of matching accuracy can be expected.

Day and Time Friday, April 13th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location University of Toronto
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Room BA-4287
40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
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Organizer IEEE Signal Processing Chapter Toronto Section
Contact Information Mehrnaz Shokrollahi

 

February, 2018   

Feb. 16, 2018                                                                                                                   

Hybrid Biomedical Optics Imaging and Instrumentation

One of the major challenges in optical imaging of endogenous tissue contrast is the poor specificity due to background signals from healthy tissues. Professor Tabatabaei’s research vision is to overcome this shortcoming by separating excitation and detection channels using Hybrid methods. In this scenario, crosstalk between the channels, selectively, takes place by energy conversion at malignant sites that are sensitive to the excitation thus minimizing (if not eliminating) the signals originating form background health tissues.

Day and Time Friday, Febrauary 16th
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Location George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3.
Room ENG 210
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Organizer WIE IEEE Toronto, IEEE Ryerson Student Chapter, Instrumentation-Measurement/Robotics-Automation, Magnetics, and Computer Science Department of Ryerson University.
Contact Saba Sedghizadeh
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Feb. 23, 2018

ELECTRICAL GRID EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR: MICROGRIDS

IEEE Toronto’s Industrial Relations Committee is excited to be hosting a series of educational seminars that aim to give participants an insight into the planning, designing and work that go into operating the grid to make sure we have a reliable access to electricity every minute of every day. This seminar will answer questions about microgrid and more by looking at specific examples of microgrid deployments and business cases that have been undertaken by Alectra Utilities; one of the largest municipally owned utilities in North America, serving almost a million customers in the GTA.

Speaker Shuvo Chowdhury, Manager of Microgrid Technologies at Alectra Energy Solutions Inc.
Day and Time Friday, Febrauary 23rd
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location Galbraith Building
35 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Room 220
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Organizer IEEE Toronto’s Industry Relations Committee, Power & Energy Chapter.
Contact Power and Energy Chapter
More Information Event Link

January 29, 2018

Technical Seminar: PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers for Clean Energy
Starts: January 29, 2018 – 12:00 pm
Location: Peter Bronfman Learning Centre, 7th Floor, Heaslip House,                  Ryerson University, 297 Victoria Street, Toronto

November 2,2017

Manufacturing Facility Tour of SIEMENS RuggedCom in Vaughan
Starts: November 2, 2017 – 9:30 am
Ends: November 2, 2017 – 11:30 am
Location: 300 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan, ON L4K, Canada

Description:

IEEE Toronto and SIEMENS Canada are proud to present a manufacturing facility tour of SIEMENS RuggedCom in Vaughan.

Contact

  • Email event contact
  • This event is collaboratively organized by Siemens IEEE Committee and IEEE Toronto’s Industry Relations Committee and Power & Energy Chapter.

 

November 6, 2017

November 7, 2017

November 13, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 27, 2017

SAFETY RF Radiation and Cancer

The October IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology publishes assessments of the RF radiation’s health effects. Read “Cancer Occurrences in Laboratory Rats from Exposure to RF and Microwave Radiation” by James C. Lin.

RF SHIELDING Frequency-Selective Textile

Frequency selective surface (FSS) developed on a textile that is neither rigid nor smooth. The textile can reject millimeter-wave radiation in a narrow band, while retaining desirable textile properties such as flexibility and breathability.

PUBLICATIONS Microwave Magazine Columns Win Publication Award

Three columns by Fred Schindler in IEEE Microwave Magazine won Apex Awards for publication excellence. The magazine was one of three IEEE publications cited in the September awards announcement.

IDENTIFICATION Chip-less RFID Reading Systems

Design and validation of a cost-effective cross-polarization technique for reading chip-less radio frequency identification tags from total backscatter signals, irrespective of tag orientation.

MTT.ORG Zero-Power Sensors in “Technology News”

A new long-distance communication system for near-zero-power sensors is among the Technology News items reported at MTT.org.

PRODUCTION Cheap, High-Performance Metal-Plating for Waveguides

A simple and cheap metal-plating procedure for plastic 3-D printed microwave components, achieving high dimensional accuracy and quality factors better than 6400.

MEASUREMENT 2-D Electro-Optical Imaging of THz Wavefronts

A new wavefront sensor for terahertz pulses using a direct two-dimensional electro-optic imaging system composed of a ZnTe crystal and a CMOS camera.

BIOMEDICAL Sensor/Antenna Interface for Implantable Monitor

An injection-locked divide-by-four circuit capture harvests RF energy and also generates a low-noise 402 MHz carrier. On-chip digital control allows biomedical signal transmission.

COMING UP Antennas, Asia Pacific, Mediterranean, Measurement

Upcoming MTT-S-sponsored meetings include Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems (COMCAS, Tel Aviv, 13-15 Nov.), Asia Pacific Microwaves (APMC, Kuala Lumpur, 13-16 Nov.), Mediterranean Microwaves (Marseilles, 28-29 Nov.), and the 90th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium (Boulder, CO, 28 Nov.-1 Dec.)

November 27 – December 1, 2017

CALL for Papers IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications Honolulu, Hawaii November 27 – December 1, 2017

 

Past Events:

October 2017:

October 3, 2017

IEEE Day Industrial Speaker Event on Tuesday October 3, 2017

9:30 am Session in Room E1-21 at Centennial Progress Campus

10:30 am Session in Room E1-16 at Centennial Progress Campus

Speaker: Mr. Fernando Chung from MEMEX Inc.
Topics: How IIoT is changing the manufacturing world
Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will organize a professional networking event and will host MEMEX at Progress.
MEMEX is a globally recognized industry leader. Its smart manufacturing tool-kit makes data-driven manufacturing happen every day for customers’ intent on realizing the promise of IIoT and Industry 4.0. MEMEX Inc.’s flagship product, the MERLIN communications platform, provides Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) efficiency metrics in real time.

October 12, 2017

Industrial Relations and Toronto ComSoc Chapter: Site Visit G&W/Survalent

G&W Electric has been a global supplier of electric power equipment since 1905. Our product offerings include overhead and underground distribution switches, Lazer® Automation solutions, reclosers, distribution and transmission cable accessories, and current limiting system protection devices. So whether you are searching for cable terminations and joints, simple manual switching, automation for smart grid applications, or the latest in renewable energy solutions, join G&W for a tour of their SF6 and Solid Dielectric manufacturing process.

Day and Time Thursday, October 12
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location 7965 Heritage Rd, Brampton
Conference Room map
Organizer Industry Relations Committee, Communication Society Chapter
Registration Required Register Here
Contact Maryam Alsomahi
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

October 26,2017

History of Technological Innovation: The First Revolution in Information Technology

Using the invention of the printing press as a starting point, this fast-paced presentation traces technological developments in the spread of information, and the larger economic consequences flowing from that development.The rapid spread of printing transformed the process of accumulation, organisation, preservation and dissemination of knowledge. It had, and still has, effects on every field of human endeavour, whether in commerce, education, science and engineering, or arts and literature. This presentation discusses the pre-existing technology, the change in technology, the further changes driven by the original innovation, and the effects of that technological change.

Speaker Ken Bousfield, B.A.Sc., LL.B., Partner at Bereskin&Parr IP Law
Day and Time Thursday, October 26
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George Street, Room 1074
Conference Room map
Organizer IEEE Toronto Engineering and Human Environment Chapter in collaboration with the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto
Contact Emanuel Istrate
September 2017

September 8, 2017

September 14, 2017
September 25 – 28, 2017
September 27, 2017
September 30, 2017

August 11, 2017

RECENT ADVANCES IN DIRECT TORQUE AND FLUX CONTROL OF IPMSM DRIVES

 

Speaker M. Nasir Uddin, Senior IEEE member, Professor at Lakehead University
Day and Time Friday, August 11
10 AM – 11:30 AM
Location 147 Dalhousie St., Toronto
Conference Room map
Organizer IEEE Toronto Power and Energy Chapter
Contact Omid Alizadeh
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

August 23, 2017

Industrial Relations and Toronto ComSoc Chapter: Site Visit G&W/Survalent

 

Day and Time Wednesday, August 23
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location 7965 Heritage Rd, Brampton
Conference Room map
Organizer Industry Relations Committee, Communication Society Chapter
Registration Required Register Here
Contact Maryam Alsomahi
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

MAY, 2017

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The 30th annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (IEEE 2017 CCECE) will be held in Windsor, Ontario, Canada from April 30 to May 3, 2017. CCECE is the flagship Canadian conference for researchers, students, and professionals in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It is held annually in a Canadian city to disseminate research advancements and discoveries, network and exchange ideas, strengthen existing partnerships, and foster new collaborations. IEEE 2017 CCECE’s general theme “Two Great Nations Innovate the Technology” reflects the close direct impact of ECE research on industrialization and the position of Windsor as a border city to USA.

https://ccece2017.ieee.ca

The Transformation of Canadian Manufacturing — 7th Annual E3 Symposium: The Future is Smart

Advanced technologies are changing all aspects of our manufacturing sector. Come meet with leaders from a wide range of industries to learn about challenges and opportunities for Canadian manufacturers.

Day and Time Friday, May 12
8 am – 4 pm
Location Centennial College, Progress Campus, Library Building Auditorium
Progress Ave, Toronto map
Organizer IEEE WIE, Magnetics, Measurement/Instrumentation-Robotics, Centennial College
Contact Maryam Davoudpour
More Information Event web page

Trends in Smart Grid Development

Come to learn about the challenges and opportunities in the transformation of our power system to the smart grid. This presentation will summarize current research and issues that currently need to be addressed.

Speaker Prof. Wei-Jen Lee, IEEE Fellow
University of Texas at Arlington
Day and Time Friday, May 12
2 pm – 3 pm
Location 40 St. Geroge Street, Room 7180
University of Toronto, Bahen Building map
Organizer IEEE Toronto Industry Applications and Power Electronics chapter
Contact Hoda Youssef
Registration IEEE Vtools
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

High Power Density Power Electronics in Aerospace Applications

Come to learn about the MEA (More Electric Aircraft) trend in the aerospace industry, where more and more subsystems are powered electrically. This talk will present work on designing high power density electronic converters to enable MEA.

Speaker Dr. Chushan Li
Ryerson University
Day and Time Friday, May 19
3 pm – 4 pm
Location 40 St. George Street, Room 7180
University of Toronto, Bahen building, map
Organizer IEEE Toronto Industry Applications and Power Electronics chapter
Contact Sanaz Kanani
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

May 24-26, 2017

Printable Flexible Wearable Electronics Symposium (CPES 2017)

Day and Time Wednesday-Friday, May 24-26, 2017
Location Centennial College’s new Conference Centre
Toronto
Organizer Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA)
Register with 15% Discount available for IEEE Members Coupon Code: cpeia-partner2017b
More Information CPES2017 is the place for technology developers, industrial companies and end-users to meet and discuss how they can work together to commercialize new products and applications for printable, flexible and wearable electronics. Academic researchers can discover how they can link their research to market needs and opportunities. The conference focuses on markets such as Intelligent Packaging, Intelligent Buildings, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents, and Consumer Electronics and Wearables. You can learn more at www.CPES2017.ca/

May 4, 2017

May 12, 2017

May 19, 2017

Designing a Gamification Course for an Higher Education Audience

Gamification of activities in classrooms can help with student engagement and retention, as students today have significant experience in virtual environments and games. Come find out some details on how gamification can be implemented in a higher education environment.

Speaker Prof. Sergio A. A. Freitas
Director of the Distance Education Center
University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil
Day and Time Friday, May 26
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location 245 Church Street, Room ENG288
Ryerson University, George Vari Centre map
Organizer IEEE WIE, Magnetics, Measurement/Instrumentation-Robotics, Ryerson University
Contact Maryam Davoudpour
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

RF Integrated Harmonic Oscillators in Silicon Technologies — IEEE Distinguished Lecture

Oscillators are truly fundamental analog functions used in many applications. Come learn the mechanisms of phase noise generation in harmonic oscillators, including recent discoveries, and how to select oscillator architectures. Techniques for very wide oscillator tuning range will be shown.

Speaker Prof. Pietro Andreani, Lund University
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
Day and Time Friday, June 9
2:10 pm – 3:30 pm
Location 40 St. George Street, Room B024
Uniersity of Toronto, Bahen Building map
Organizer IEEE Solid State Signals Toronto Chapter
Contact Dustin Dunwell
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

Factory Tour of Northern Transformer In Vaughan

Northern Transformer’s primary focus is the design and manufacture of liquid filled Power Transformers, Grounding Transformers and Specialty Transformers ranging from 500kVA to 115MVA with a maximum primary voltage of 160kV (650 BIL).

Day and Time Friday, June 30
2 pm – 4 pm
Location Northern Transformer
245 McNaughton Rd. E.
Maple, Ontario map
Organizer IEEE Industry Relations Committee
Registration IEEE VTools Page
Contact Hugo Sanchez
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

July 14, 2017

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am in Room D3-13 at Progress Campus
Speaker: Mr. Fernando Chung from MEMEX Inc.
Topics: How IIoT is changing the manufacturing world
Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will organize a professional networking event and will host MEMEX at Progress.
MEMEX is a globally recognized industry leader. Its smart manufacturing tool-kit makes data-driven manufacturing happen every day for customers’ intent on realizing the promise of IIoT and Industry 4.0. MEMEX Inc.’s flagship product, the MERLIN communications platform, provides Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) efficiency metrics in real time

July 20- 22, 2017

IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference 2017

Day and Time Thursday-Saturday July 20-22, 2017
Location Ryerson University, Toronto map
Courteousy of IEEE Canada
Xavier Fernando
Details This unique conference will focus on all areas of technology for the betterment of humanity as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Come to hear outstanding speakers, panel discussions, peer-reviewed technical papers, and student design competitions. Selected participants will be invited to submit Chapters of the upcoming Wiley book on Humanitarian Technology, to be published in 2018.For more information and to register visit www.ihtc2017.ieee.ca
 

Abstraction in Situation Calculus Action Theories

This lecture presents a general framework for agent abstraction based on situation calculus, that can be used to model an agent’s actions (e.g., executability, projection, and planning) at the abstract level, and refine and concretely execute them at the low level.

Speaker Bita Banihashemi
PhD Candidate, Computer Science, York University
Day and Time Monday, January 23
12 noon – 1 pm
Location Ryerson University, Room TRS2164
575 Bay Street (entrance at 55 Dundas Street West) map
Organizer IEEE WIE, Magnetics, Measurement/Instrumentation-Robotics
Contact Maryam Davoudpour
More Information IEEE Toronto Web Page

Innovations in Communications: Technical and Social event

All those interested in communications technologies are invited to the FIRST technical/social event of the IEEE Commonications Chapter in Toronto.
Details and RSVP on IEEE web site

Speakers Ahmed Alsohaily, Telus
Prof. Alberto Leon-Garcia, U. of Toronto
Nebu Mathai, Cognitive Systems Corp
Day and Time Thursday, January 26
5 pm – 7 pm
Location University of Toronto, Sandford Fleming Building, Room 2202
10 King’s College Road, Toronto map
Organizer IEEE Communications Society Chapter
Contact Eman Hammad
More Information IEEE Toronto Web Page

Intermodulation Distortion Mitigation in Microwave Amplifiers and Frequency Converters

This lecture describes the phenomeon of intermodulation distortion, which occurs when several spectral lines of a communications channel interact and produce additional unwanted spectral lines. Along with the problem, this lecture will describe mitigating solutions.

Speaker Prof. Carlos Saavedra
Queen’s University, Kingston
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Day and Time Monday, January 30
2 pm – 3 pm
Location University of Toronto, Wallberg Building, Room 116
184 College Street, Toronto map
Organizer IEEE Solid State Circuits society Chapter
Contact Dustin Dunwell
More Information IEEE Toronto Web Page

February 22,2017

Improving Communication Skills for Engineers

Come to find out what communications skills will help you be successful in the engineering profession. Distinguished speaker will present their experience on effective communication in the workplace.

Speakers Dr. Tom Murad, Siemens Canada
Hugo Sánchez-Reategui, PowerStream Inc.
Ted Lyberogiannis, Toastmasters
Day and Time Wednesday, February 22
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Location University of Toronto, Galbraith Building, Room 202
35 St. George Street, Toronto map
Organizer IEEE Toronto Young Professionals and Industry Relations Committee
Contact Vasily Grigorovsky
More February 22Information EventBrite information and registration page

Innovative Radio Systems and Antennas for Space Telecommunication Applications

Current progress in space telecommunications has enabled disruptive changes in antennas and radio systems, such as antennas with metamaterials or inspired by optics, smart and agile RF systems, mechanically actuated RF components, novel materials and others. This lecture will review recent achievements in this field.

Speaker Dr. Hervé Legay
Thales Alenia Space, France
Day and Time Wednesday, February 8
4 pm – 5 pm
Location University of Toronto, Bahen Building, Room 1230
40 St. George Street, Toronto map
Organizer IEEE Toronto Electromagnetics & Radiation Chapter
Contact Sean Hum
More Information IEEE Toronto Web Page

Micro-Scale Robots: Magnetic Actuation for Wireless Manipulation

This talk will present micro-scale mobile robots, under 1 mm in size that can be used in healthcare, microfluidics and advanced fabrication. These devices are powerd and controlled remotely using externally-applied magnetic fields.

Speaker Prof. Eric Diller
Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
Day and Time Monday, February 13
12 noon – 1 pm
Location Ryerson University, Room TRS2164
575 Bay Street (entrance at 55 Dundas Street West) map
Organizer IEEE WIE, Magnetics, Measurement/Instrumentation-Robotics
Contact Maryam Davoudpour

March 13, 2017

Emerging Trends in Software, Computing, & Application Development

Software is taking the planet by storm. Come to find out about emerging trends in software, computing, and application development, and to see some of the recent applications in various areas of technology.

Speaker Dr. Ilia Nika
Centennial College
Day and Time Monday, March 13
12 noon – 1 pm
Location Ryerson University, Room TRS2164
575 Bay Street (entrance at 55 Dundas Street West), map
Organizer IEEE WIE, Magnetics, Measurement/Instrumentation-Robotics, Ryerson University
Contact Maryam Davoudpour
More Information IEEE Toronto web page

Cyber Security for Utilities Seminar

Cyber Security, one of the hottest technology topics, ensures the safety and reliability of the Electrical Grid. Come to get a general overview of cyber security issues and challenges for utilities in North America. Industry Standards such as NERC CIP will be discussed, as will career opportunities on this field.

Speakers Steel McCreery, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Doug Westlund, AESI
Day and Time Wednesday, March 22
6 pm – 8 pm
Location 35 St. Geroge Street, Room 202
University of Torotno, Galbraith Building, map
Organizer IEEE Toronto Computer Chapter, IEEE Industry Relations Committee
Contact Levon Khachatryan
Cost Members: Free
Non-members: $10
Registration & Information IEEE Events Page

Hybrid Renewable Energy Standalone Systems

Renewable energy sources are difficult to use in micro-grids or other isolated settings because they are intermittent and there is no larger grid to rely on. Come to find out how renewable energy systems can be used in such settings.

Speaker Dr. Ambrish Chandra
Department of Electrical Engineering
École de technologie supérieure, Montreal
Day and Time Friday, March 24
3 pm – 4 pm
Location 40 St. George Street, Room 4287
University of Toronto, Bahen building, map
Organizer IEEE Toronto Industry Applications Chapter
Contact Sanaz Kanani

March 21, 2017 and April 6, 2017 sessions

Centennial College IEEE Industrial Speaker Event

March 21 Tuesday session at 12:30 pm in Room E3-20, Progress Campus

April 6 Thursday sessions at 6:30 pm in Room A1-15 Progress Campus

Speaker: Mr. Dennis Cecic from Microchip

Topics: Microcontrollers tips & tricks   

Centennial College IEEE Student Branch will organize a professional networking event and will host Microchip Technology.

Microchip is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

Hybrid Renewable Energy Standalone Systems

Speaker Ambrish Chandra
Professor of Electrical Engineering at École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Université du Québec, Montréal
Day and Time Friday, March 24, 2017
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location Room 4287, Bahen Centre for Information Technology (BA)
40 St. George Street, Toronto map
University of Toronto St. George Campus
Courteousy of IEE Industry Applications (IAS) & IEEE Power Electronics (PELS) Chapters
Sanaz Kanani
Details Many possible hybrid renewable energy standalone systems will be discussed. Hybrid standalone system consists of many elements such as photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, DG, energy storage system, AC and DC loads, dump load etc. These are options for isolated areas in the world currently using only diesel generators (DGs) to serve their requirements of electrfical energy. Control of some of the systems will be discussed in detail. Details available at IEEE Toronto Event Page

Navigation Sensors and Systems in GNSS Degraded and Denied Environments (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About GPS)

Speaker George T. Schmidt
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Board of Governors member and Distinguished Lecturer
Day and Time Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location Room 207 Eric Palin Hall (EPH)
87 Gerrard Street East, Toronto map
Ryerson University
Courteousy of IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS)
Contact Kyarash Shahriari or Dante Bolatti for remote access via IEEE WebEx
Details Position, velocity, and timing (PVT) signals from various Global Navigation Systems (GNSS) are used throughout the World. However, the availability and reliability of these signals in all environments has become a subject of concern for both civilian and military applications. This presentation summarizes with examples four different methods for combining GPS and other systems to achieve mission success when GPS becomes unavailable. For more information click here to connect to the vTools Events page.

Engineering Skills Gaps: “Jobs without people” and “people without jobs”

Speaker Farzad Rayegani
Associate Dean, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering & Technology, Sheridan College,
and Director of the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)
Day and Time Friday, March 31, 2017
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location Room 288 George Vari Centre for Computing and Engineering (ENG)
245 Church Street, Toronto map
Ryerson University
Courteousy of IEEE Toronto Women In Engineering (WIE), Magnetics, Measurement/Instrumentation-Robotics and Computer Science Department of Ryerson University
Maryam Davoudpour
Details For full Biography and information click here to connect to the IEEE Toronto Section Event Page.

APRIL, 2017

Regularization by Denoising (RED)

Speakers Dr. Peyman Milanfar
Leader of Computational Imaging team in Google Research
Visiting Faculty at Electrical Engineering Department, UC Santa Cruz
Day and Time Thursday April 13, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location Room 4287, Bahen Centre for Information Technology (BA)
40 St. George Street, Toronto map
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Courteousy of IEEE Signal Processing Chapter Toronto Section
Mehrnaz Shokrollahi
Details Get an overview the Regularization by Denoising (RED) framework: using the denoising engine in defining the regularization of any inverse problem. This image denoising “engine” can solve many other problems. Details available at IEEE Toronto Event Page

SSCS Distinguished Lecture: Holistic Design in Optical Interconnects

Speaker Dr. Azita Emami
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering
Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator
Deputy Chair of Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Caltech
Day and Time Monday, April 24, 2017
2:10 pm – 3:30 pm
Location Room B024, Bahen Centre for Information Technology (BA)
40 St. George Street, Toronto map
University of Toronto St. George Campus
Courteousy of IEEE Toronto SSCS
Dustin Dunwell
Details Maintaining continued aggregate bandwidth growth for today’s Data Center and High Performance Computing without overwhelming the power budget for these large scale computing systems and data centers is paramount. Come to learn about promising solutions including Silicon-Photonic-based interconnects, in particular effective co-design of electronics and photonics as a holistic approach for reducing the total power consumption and enhancing the performance of the link. Details available at IEEE Toronto Event Page

Damped AC Partial Discharge Testing for Medium Voltage Underground Cables

Speaker Philipp Legler
Day and Time Friday, April 28, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location Megger
550 Alden Road, Unit 106 map
Markham, ON, L3R 6A8
Courteousy of IEEE DEIS Toronto Chapter
Ali Naderian
Details The damped alternating current (DAC) technique for partial discharge testing is one of the voltage shapes listed for PD testing in IEEE 400.3: “Guide for Partial Discharge Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems in a Field Environment”. Learn about the concept of DAC PD test and some practical examples will be presented. Details available at IEEE Toronto Event page.