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Date: Wed., Sep. 20th, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (MDT) Alberta
Location: Virtual, organized out of the IEEE Southern Alberta Section (SAS), Calgary
IEEE EMBS Chapter Distinguished Lecture (DL) Series:
Speaker: Professor Omer Inan of Georgia Tech
Topic: Wearable Acoustic and Vibration Sensing and Machine Learning for Human Health and Performance
Title: Wearable Acoustic and Vibration Sensing and Machine Learning for Human Health and Performance
Abstract: Recent advances in digital health technologies are enabling biomedical researchers to reframe health optimization and disease treatment in a patient-specific, personalized manner. This talk will focus on my group’s research in two areas of relevance to digital health: (1) cardiogenic vibration sensing and analytics; and (2) musculoskeletal sensing with joint acoustic emissions and bioimpedance. Our group has extensively studied the timings and characteristics of cardiogenic vibration signals such as the ballistocardiogram and seismocardiogram, and applied these signals for cuffless blood pressure measurement, heart failure monitoring, and human performance. We have also leveraged miniature contact microphones to measure the sounds emitted by joints, such as the knees, in the context of movement, and have examined how these acoustic characteristics are altered by musculoskeletal injuries and disorders (e.g., arthritis). We envision that these technologies can all contribute to improving patient care with lower cost and better outcomes.
Professor Omer Inan of Georgia Tech
Omer Inan is Professor and Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair in Bioscience and Bioengineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Adjunct Professor in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, at Georgia Tech. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively. From 2009-2013, he was the Chief Engineer at Countryman Associates, Inc., a professional audio manufacturer of miniature microphones and high-end audio products for Broadway theaters, theme parks, and broadcast networks. His research focuses on non-invasive physiological sensing and modulation for human health and performance. He has published more than 340 technical articles in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, and has twelve issued patents. He has received several major awards for his research including the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career (CAREER) award, the US Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award, and the IEEE Sensors Council Early Career award. He also received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars). He is an Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and an IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Distinguished Lecturer. While at Stanford as an undergraduate, he was the school record holder and a three-time National Collegiate Athletic Association All-American in the discus throw.
We are pleased to announce the upcoming IEEE & IAS Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance, and Projects (ESTMP) Workshop that will ignite your passion for innovation and breakthrough technologies. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable experience!
The ESTMP Workshop provides a forum for exchanging and advancing industry knowledge in the areas of safety, engineering design, and system reliability of electrical systems and technologies for the execution of projects. The Workshop focus is to share innovative concepts, successes as well as lessons learned in the areas of: 1) advancing state of the art knowledge and best practices, 2) stimulating innovation to create the next generation of technology and 3) design and implementation of Projects. The 2024 Workshop will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency and Telus Convention Center (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Mar 25-27, 2024.
This prestigious workshop will offer a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and exploration of the latest trends in technology, electrical safety, engineering, maintenance, project optimization and reliability of electrical systems.
- Attend diverse technical sessions covering a wide spectrum of emerging topics.
- Take part in interactive workshop topics and panel discussions led by industry experts.
- Network with like-minded professionals, fostering new collaborations and partnerships.
- Discover ground-breaking innovations showcased by leading technology companies.
- Save the date and keep an eye out for further details and registration information coming soon!
- The ESTMP Vendor’s Exhibit is always the very best opportunity to get up close and personal with the best equipment and customers anywhere in Canada.
The IEEE ESTMP 2024 Workshop’s call for papers is now open. Submissions are invited for presentations, panel discussions, and tutorials. The deadline to submit your notice of intent to present is August 18, 2023.
Please visit the Workshop website at www.ieee.org/estmp.
Date: Mon., Sep. 11th, 2023 to Wed., Sep. 13th, 2023
Location: New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by: The IEEE, Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) of the Industry Applications Society (IAS)
The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC), of the Industry Applications Society, of the IEEE, invites you to attend its 70th annual conference in New Orleans, LA. The 2023 conference technical presentations will be held Mon., Sep. 11th, 2023, to Wed., Sep. 13th, 2023 and the conference tutorials will be held on Thu., Sep. 14th, 2023.
Under the sponsorship of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), the PCIC Conference has become the premier annual application meeting for practicing electrical engineers. Following successful conferences in San Antonio and Denver, the New Orleans Local Conference Committee is planning an outstanding event for 2023.
The PCIC conference is noted for the high quality and practical application of its technical papers. The technical program this year will feature 61 papers focusing on the technology and issues faced by electrical engineers in the petroleum, chemical, and mining industries.
The discounted, “Early-Bird” Full Registration deadline has now been extended to Sat. Jul. 29th, 2023.
Date: Thu., May 18th, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (MDT)
Location: 856 Campus Pl NW (ICT building), Calgary, AB, Canada
Sponsored by the: IEEE Southern Alberta Section SIGHT Affinity Group
Register Online Here (No Cost for IEEE Members)
Topic: Join the IEEE Southern Alberta Section (SAS), IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Affinity Group for an engaging presentation from Levi First Charger, Operations Director at the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) as he presents USAY’s augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications that immerse users in Indigenous stories and culture. Aimed at telling the stories of present day and historical Indigenous peoples, the technology explores unique technology application and how it can be used for humanities education.
Date: Tue., Mar 14th, 2023, 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM (MST) Alberta
Location: Janet Service Centre (235205 Garden Rd, Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada)
Sponsored by the: IEEE University of Calgary Student Branch, Joint PES/IAS Student Branch Chapter and AltaLink
Register Online Here (Carpooling provided!)
Topic: Are you a student at the University of Calgary interested in learning about AltaLink’s substations? If so, AltaLink, is one of Canada’s largest electricity transmission companies, is excited to invite you to an exclusive tour, for Students of the University of Calgary, of their transmission facility and High Voltage Equipment Facility.
This is a rare opportunity for students to gain insight into the inner workings of a successful company and understand the potential career opportunities in this field. Don’t miss out, RSVP by March 12th, 2023, to reserve your spot. We look forward to welcoming you to AltaLink Substation tour.
Date: Tue., Feb 21st, 2023, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM (MST) Alberta
Location: ENMAX Shepard Energy Centre (9500 100 St SE, Calgary, AB T3S 0A2)
Sponsored by the: IEEE University of Calgary Student Branch, Joint PES/IAS Student Branch Chapter
Topic: Are you a student at the University of Calgary interested in the learning about Alberta’s largest natural gas power facility? ENMAX Shepard Energy Centre, a state-of-the-art power generation facility, is excited to invite you to an exclusive tour of their plant.
During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see firsthand how ENMAX generates electricity combined-cycle technology, via two natural gas-fueled turbines and one steam turbine provide more than 860 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the provincial grid – enough to meet almost half of Calgary’s current needs. You will also learn about the latest technologies and innovations in energy production and get a chance to ask any questions you may have to our team of experts.
This is a rare opportunity for students to gain insight into the inner workings of a successful company and understand the potential career opportunities in this field. Don’t miss out, RSVP by February 16th, 2023 to reserve your spot. We look forward to welcoming you to ENMAX’s Shepard Energy Centre.
Date: Sat., Feb 18th, 2023, 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM (MST) Alberta
Location: Virtual: Zoom
Sponsored by the: IEEE Vancouver Section Life Member (LM) Affinity Group, IEEE Southern Alberta Section Life Member (LM) Affinity Group, etc.
Speaker: Glen Fox, Chair of the Board of Directors of Equs REA
Topic: In Canada, Rural Electrification Associations (REAs) are unique to Alberta. They provide power for consumers in rural communities each within a specific geographic boundary. Each REA has an elected board of directors that handles the business operations of the REA. After WWII, Alberta REAs brought power to the rural areas of Alberta, whereas in other provinces, the provincial governments and their generally provincially owned utilities brought power to their rural areas. Equs is now the largest member owned utility in Canada.
Glen’s presentation will describe how rural Alberta came together to create the many REAs and how they brought power to rural Alberta.
Date: Fri., Feb. 03rd, 2023, 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM (MST) Alberta
Location: University of Calgary Rm EEEl-161)
Sponsored by: IEEE U of Calgary Computer Society / Co-sponsored by TechStart UCalgary
Cost: No Charge for IEEE Members and all others
Topic: IEEE×TechStart Blockchain Panel
Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on the future of blockchain technology. Our esteemed panel of experts will delve into the various applications and implications of this revolutionary technology. From finance to supply chain management, our speakers will explore how blockchain is shaping the way we conduct business and exchange value.
• Dave Bradley – Chief Revenue Officer at Bitcoin Well
• Meredith Wasney – Co-founder and CEO of Rallie
• Dr. Alfred Lehar – Associate Professor at Haskayne
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from some of the brightest minds in the blockchain space and gain valuable insights into the potential of this technology. Register now to reserve your spot!
Date: Fri., Feb. 03rd, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (MST) Alberta
Location: CoolIT Systems Office (2928 Sunridge Way NE #10, Calgary AB)
Sponsored by: IEEE U of Calgary Student Branch
Cost: Free for IEEE Members, $5.00 Cdn. for all others
Topic: RF Hackathon – Info Session
Are you a student at the University of Calgary interested in the latest technologies in liquid cooling? Look no further! CoolIT Systems, a leader in the industry, invites you for an exclusive tour of thier office and workspace!
This is a rare opportunity for students to gain insight into the inner workings of a successful company and understand the potential career opportunities in this field. Don’t miss out, RSVP by February 1st, 2023 to reserve your spot. We look forward to welcoming you to CoolIT Systems.
Date: Wed., Feb. 01st, 2023, 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM (MST) Alberta
Location: University of Calgary, Room ICT-516
Sponsored by: U of Calgary IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society Chapter
Topic: RF Hackathon – Info Session
Interested in getting hands-on experience designing, implementing, and testing antennas? The U of Calgary IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Chapter is organizing an RF Hackathon!
This free information session will provide background, logistics, and support for this exciting contest! Come to this event to learn more, understand the design challenge, and sign-up with a partner for the event. No prior RF or antenna experience required!
The RF Hackathon, itself, will be February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM (MST) Alberta. Hackathon registration is $5 for non-IEEE members and free for IEEE members.