Congratulations to Dr Mansoor Shafi, BSc(EE)(Lahore), PhD(EE)(Auck), FIEEE, CPEng(NZ), IntPE(NZ), MNZM
The NZ Central Section
congratulates Dr Mansoor Shafi, FIEEE, on becoming a Member of the New
Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to wireless communication
technologies. This appointment was announced on 2 June in the The
Queen's Birthday Honours List 2013. Dr Shafi has also worked as a
volunteer helping run the NZ Central section.
Latest developments in cellular offloading
— 12 June 2013
This event is staged in
co-operation by the IEEE New Zealand Central Section and the IET
Wellington Local Network.
|Prasan de Silva, Consulting
Network Architect, Telecom New Zealand
|Latest developments in
||Spectrum Theatre, corner Customhouse Quay and
Johnston Street, Wellington
12 June 2013
from 12pm, talk starts at 12:30pm
|Please RSVP for catering purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
offloading is increasingly being used to move traffic from cellular
networks to other networks such as Wi-Fi to reduce the traffic load on
cellular networks due to the rapid increase in mobile data consumption.
Multi-connection and IP Flow Mobility represent an area of research and
standardization by bodies like ITU-T and 3GPP. The capability allows
devices to seamlessly move between any access network, while anchored
in the LTE packet core referred to as the Evolved Packet Core. These
mechanisms are being used in some mobile networks for offloading data
traffic to Wi-Fi. However, the capability extends to much more use
Through protocol derivatives of Mobile IP, devices
are able to acquire and utilize the access network of best fit, and
furthermore, use multiple access networks simultaneously, moving
traffic flows among these connections as required. This presentation
will cover the latest developments in mobility protocols for multi
connection and flow mobility that enable cellular offloading.
de Silva graduated with a BE(Hons) and ME, both in Electrical
Engineering, from the University of Canterbury in 1994 and 2001
respectively. He has been involved in post-graduate research
supervision at Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington and has
been guest lecturing at Canterbury, Victoria and the University of
Otago in New Zealand over the last 10 years. His research interests are
in IP based mobility management protocols and the application of
software-define networking in base station cooperation. Prasan has
worked for Telecom NZ since 1996 and has worked on mobile systems
covering D-AMPS, CDMA2000, UMTS, LTE and voice networks covering the
PSTN to IMS. Prasan has represented Telecom on several international
forums and standards bodies, including Fixed-Mobile Convergence
Alliance, IEEE and ITU-T organisations. Prasan has been a keynote
speaker at IEEE ATNAC 2010 and 2013 and has run tutorial sessions for
industry professionals at Massey University. He is currently a
Consulting Network Architect in the Network Architecture Group at
Telecom in Wellington, New Zealand.
Energy, Engineering and Social Justice — 17
This event is being
orgnised by the IEEE Power & Energy Society chapter.
| Dr Henry Louie B.S.E.E
|Energy, Engineering and
||Ground Floor Seminar Room,
96 The Terrace
from 5pm, presentation starts at 5:15pm finish by 6:30pm
|Please RSVP for catering purposes to Ramesh.email@example.com.
Energy underwrites all human endeavors. Where energy is abundant, we
find prosperous societies; where energy is scarce, we find lowered
standards of living. Electricity is one of the most convenient
carriers of energy, yet approximately 1.6 billion people do not have
access to the electric grid. This form of energy poverty
disproportionately afflicts the world’s most impoverished. As
engineers, we must ask what our role is—if any—in increasing access to
electricity. This presentation discusses the broad challenge of energy
poverty, the potential for engineers to increase energy accessibility,
and experiences in installing renewable systems in Zambia and Haiti.
Dr. Henry Louie received the B.S.E.E. degree from Kettering University
in 2002, the M.S. degree from the University of Illinois in 2004, and a
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in
2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University in the United
States, where he received the Outstanding Teacher award in 2012. His
past industry experience includes working with Emerson Process
Management, Power Engineers and 3TIER Environmental Forecast
Group. Dr. Louie has been the Vice President for Membership &
Image of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) since 2011, and is
the youngest person ever to serve on the PES Executive Committee. His
current and past positions include: Governing Board Member-At-Large,
member of the IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee, Long-Range Planning
Committee, liaison to the IEEE Industry Applications Society and the
IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Committee. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Dr. Louie has served as Technical Program Co-Chair of the 2012 IEEE
Global Humanitarian Technology Conference and as Secretary of the IEEE
PES Working Group on Sustainable Energy Systems for Developing
Communities. His research includes renewable energy modeling, electric
vehicle infrastructure impact analysis and humanitarian engineering.