IEEE SAS Young Professionals Presents: Classified Tactical Laser Tag

Date: Friday, May 24th 2024 beginning at 6pm

Location: YYC Classified (1305 33 ST NE Bay 3, Calgary, AB T2A 5P1)

Register online: $10 for IEEE members

Join the IEEE Southern Alberta Section Young Professionals for our
first Social of the year – Tactical Laser Tag at YYC Classified!
Open to all IEEE Members, Non-Members and Guests. You are invited
to YYC Classified for an evening of tactical laser tag, followed
by networking at The Canadian Brewhouse (Calgary Northgate) and
light appetizers. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 22nd at 5pm MT and we
have limited spots, so don’t delay! We hope to see you there.

Please notify the event host if you will be arriving for only the
networking component from 8:15-9:30pm.

Join IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Committee

We are currently seeking passionate individuals from all backgrounds to fill various roles within our committee. Whether you’re an experienced professional, starting your career journey, or a student, we welcome your unique perspectives and talents.

Why Join Us?

  • Contribute to a meaningful cause: Be part of shaping the future for the benefit of humanity by supporting women in STEM.
  • Expand your network: Connect with like-minded professionals and industry leaders, as well as academia.
  • Gain valuable experience: Enhance your skill set and enrich your resume by volunteering with a prestigious organization like IEEE.

Interested in joining our team?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IEEE Canada WIE committee chair!

IEEE WEBINAR: NFPA 70E 2024 Edition / CSA Z462 2024 Edition; Changes and Updates

Date/Time: Apr. 24th, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM MDT

Location: Virtual Presentation Only

Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $7.50 Non-IEEE Members

Register online here

Speaker: Terry W. Becker P. Eng., CESCP, and IEEE Senior Member, Founder: TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting Inc. (TWBESC)

Significant changes to the CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard, 2024 Edition have occurred recently and Z462 is technically diverging from NFPA 70E 2024 Edition. New electrical hazard classification information is included in CSA Z462 related to Direct Current (DC) and capacitors. This webinar will present the changes that occurred to both NFPA 70E 2024 and CSA Z462 2024 and place specific focus on the CSA Z462 2024 Edition.

Embracing GenAI and Navigating the Future of Artificial Intelligence Responsibly

Date: March 27th 2024 from 12pm to 1pm MDT (check-in at 11:45am)

Location: Floor 14, Flex Room A, TransAlta Place, 1100 1 ST SE, Calgary AB

Cost: $5 for IEEE member early-bird until March 21st

Register online

Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) is rapidly advancing and proving its capabilities in various fields. ChatGPT, as a leading technology, boasts an extensive and swiftly growing user base. While Large Language Learning Models (LLMs) won’t eliminate the need for human involvement, those who can effectively utilize GenAI in their work will gain a competitive edge over those who cannot. In our course, we will delve into GenAI within the broader context of artificial intelligence, showcasing practical applications in industries like mining, aviation, and sustainability. Additionally, we will emphasize the importance of ResponsibleAI, exploring the roles of today’s and future engineers in implementing and overseeing this technology responsibly.

Lunch will be provided.

Diversity in Tech’ – Neurodiversity

Date/Time: Wed., Mar 13th, 2024, 08:30 AM – 10:30 AM (MST) Alberta

Location: Ross Glen Hall at MRU as well as “on-line” / virtual

Register Online Here (via the CybHER app’)

Cost: No Charge

Sponsors: The ICGI Company, The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University (MRU). The event is co-organized by IEEE Southern Alberta Computer Chapter, and IEEE Canada Education Activities, and the Department of Mathematics and Computing at Mount Royal University

Speakers: See program, as outlined via the Registration Link/webpage provided.

Topic: Diversity in Tech’ – Neurodiversity

IEEE Southern Alberta Computer Chapter invites you to join the Diversity in Tech event on Wed., Mar. 13th, 2024, to discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion with a focus on Neurodiversity in Tech.

The event will be on Wed., Mar. 13th, 2024 8:30 AM – 10 AM MST. Attendees may choose to participate at this event in-person or online. The “in-person” event will be hosted at Mount Royal University (MRU) and will feature expert speakers and panelists. The keynote speech and the panel discussion will be streamed online for virtual attendees.

The link for online attendance and the details for in-person attendance will be sent to the registrants two days prior to the event.

This event is co-sponsored by CGI company, and The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University, and is co-organized by IEEE Southern Alberta Computer Chapter, and IEEE Canada Education Activities, and the Department of Mathematics and Computing at Mount Royal University.

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance and Projects (ESTMP) Workshop 2024 (Calgary)

We are pleased to announce the upcoming IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance, and Projects (ESTMP) Workshop, jointly sponsored by the IEEE Southern Alberta IAS Chapters and Northern Canada IAS Chapters, that will ignite your passion for innovation and breakthrough technologies is open for registration. Please register, via the link below, mark your calendars and get ready for a valuable “face to face” experience!

FYI: 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) from Mon., Mar. 25th to Wed., Mar. 27th, 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.

We are very pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the upcoming workshop — the renowned Canadian astronaut, Dr. Thirsk will discuss how astronauts hone their skills and instincts on the ground prior to flight, the training processes and tools that are used to enhance mission safety and reliability.

Please visit the ESTMP Workshop website: Registar On-line Now.

Early registration has closed.

Joint ISA-IEEE Technical Talk – SCADA Update: Standards, Security & Technology Trends

Date: Tue., Jan 23rd, 2024, 11:30 AM – 01:30 PM (MST) Alberta

Location: Platform Calgary, 407 9 Avenue SE, in Classroom 1

Register Online Here (via Eventbrite)

Meal: Meal and beverages provided. (Michael’s Pizza) $10.00 Cdn for ISA and IEEE Members, $15.00 Cdn for Non-ISA Members and Non-IEEE Members (Quests)

Sponsors: ISA Calgary Section, IEEE Southern Alberta Section (SAS), IEEE Southern Alberta, Jt. Joint Control Systems Society (CSS), Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) Chapter

Speaker: Ian Verhappen, Industrial Automation/Networking Visionary, Willowglen Systems

Topic: Technical Talk – SCADA Update: Standards (ISA112), Security & Technology Trends

The International Society of Automation (ISA) Calgary Section is pleased to host this luncheon and Technical Talk in promotional collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

SCADA Systems have been used for more than half a century and continue to evolve. Despite their widespread adoption and though there are limited industry specific guidelines available, no definitive standard on the topic has been developed.

The ISA112 SCADA Systems Standards Committee is in the process of developing a series of standards and technical reports to address all phases of the SCADA lifecycle, including obsolescence, and security. This presentation will provide an overview of the ISA112 standards, both the reference architecture and lifecycle model.

One test of a good standard is its relevance for multiple generations of technology. We’ll look at recent SCADA technology trends and show how ISA112 is not only effective for today, but also… can it stand the test of time and be relevant for at least a decade.

Changing the Medical Landscape with Large Language Models (LLM’s)

Date: Thu., Jan 11th, 2024, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM (MST) Alberta

Location: Virtual

Register Online Here

Sponsor: IEEE Southern Alberta Section (SAS), Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technologies (SIGHT), Humangineering Series

Speaker: Medical Student, Eddie Guo, University of Calgary

Topic: Changing the Medical Landscape with Large Language Models (LLM’s)

Eddie Guo is a medical student with the University of Calgary and president of the Calgary Medical Student Association. His interests in machine learning and medicine inspired him to develop OSCE-GPT, a GPT-4 powered application for helping medical trainees practice communication and diagnostics. In this talk, Eddie will showcase his use of LLM’s for medical applications and share his thoughts about the future of technology in medicine for the next step in health innovation.

OpenPMU, PTP, and Time Synchronized Sampled Values

Date: Wed., Dec 13th, 2023, 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM (MST) Alberta

Location: Virtual

Register Online Here

Sponsor: IEEE Southern Alberta, Jt. Control System/Industrial Measurement Chapter, CS23/IM09

Speaker: Prof. David Laverty of Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Topic: OpenPMU, PTP, and Time Synchronized Sampled Values

“When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it.”
— Lord Kelvin.

Synchronized measurement technology, more specifically the Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU), has yielded tremendous insight into power system phenomena over the last decades. The PMU, however, is an instrument that is not itself well understood by many who make use of its measurements. The time synchronized phasor, or synchrophasor, is a double-edged sword; on the one hand it has made it possible to apply classical methods of power system analysis to “real” data from real systems. On the other hand, the synchrophasor dispenses with all the nuance of the voltage or current waveform that was present in the sampled values from which it is estimated.
What if we just keep all of the time synchronized sampled value (TSSV) data, and use that for our studies? Building machines which can do this is more than feasible. This talk will discuss approaches and challenges that engineers pursuing this strategy face, in particular the not so small matter of the many terabytes of data such a system will create, with “needle in a haystack” levels of useful information. The talk will describe an effort on the island of Ireland to build a national system to record TSSV and also synchronize using PTP in preference to GNSS and its “space-based” vulnerabilities.