IEEE South Australia

Welcome

Welcome to the IEEE South Australia (SA) Section website. IEEE is a world-wide professional, technical and standardisation organisation covering the broad field of electrical and electronic engineering. The SA Section represents all IEEE members within the state of South Australia, which normally is between 400 and 500 members.

The Section is overseen by an Executive and Section Committee, and comprises specialist Chapters with in the areas of: Communications and Signal Processing; Computing; Control, Aerospace and Electronic Systems; Information Theory; Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques; and Power and Energy. The Section also has three Affinity Groups - Young Professionals (YP), Women-in-Engineering (WIE), and Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG), as well as Student Branches at each of the three universities in South Australia.

We encourage you to peruse this site using the menu on the left. You can find out what activities are being held within SA, the awards and other benefits available to members, and the people involved in the Section.

To contact the Section please email: south.australia@ieee.org

Latest news:

IEEE PES Distinguished Lecture - 28 November 2016

The IEEE Power & Energy Society Chapter of South Australia Section is pleased to announce the 2016 IEEE PES Distinguished Lecture:

Title: Managing Uncertainties of the Future Grid: “Keeping the Lights On! Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow!”

Presenter: Dr. Jay Giri, Director of Power Systems Technology and Strategic Initiatives, GE Grid Software Solutions, Redmond, Washington, USA

Time and Date: 12:00PM light refreshment for 12:30PM start, Monday 28 November 2016

Venue: Room HH3-08, Sir Hans Heysen Building, City West Campus, University of South Australia

Download the flyer by clicking here.


Technical Tour to Adelaide Airport Limited Solar Installation - 31 October 2016

The IEEE SA Power & Energy Chapter is pleased to announce the following technical visit:

Title: Technical Tour to Adelaide Airport Limited Solar Installation

Presenter: Stephanie Bolt and Patrick Greene

Time and Date: 10:00 – 11:30am on Monday 31st October 2016

Venue: Adelaide Airport Ltd Management Centre - 1 James Schofield Drive, Adelaide Airport (meet on lawns outside reception)

Download the flyer by clicking here.


IEEE SA Section DLD 2016 - Wednesday 5 October 2016

The IEEE SA section is pleased to announce the Distinguished Lecture Dinner Speaker for 2016 is

Professor Michelle Simmons

ARC Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre of Quantum Computation & Communication Technology

Date: Wednesday 5th October 2016

Venue: The Balcony Restaurant - Strathmore Hotel, North Terrace, Adelaide

For more information please click here.


IEEE EMC Society Workshop - 3 May 2016

The IEEE EMC Society invites you to attend a unique one day workshop:

Title: Who’s Afraid of Maxwell’s Equations, Fundamentals of Grounding Design Transient Suppression and Protection Design

Presenter: Mr. Elya Joffe

Time and Date: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Tuesday 3 May 2016

Venue: The WP Rogers Room, Level 4 Union House, The University of Adelaide.

Download the flyer by clicking here.


IEEE AP-MTT Technical Presentation - 31 March 2016

The IEEE SA Chapter on Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT) is pleased to announce the following talk:

Title: Reconfigurable Antennas Based on Stub-Loaded Substrate-Integrated Circuits

Presenter: Mr. Nghia Nguyen-Trong, The University of Adelaide

Time and Date: 4:10 - 5:10 PM, Thursday, 31 March 2016

Venue: Room S111, Engineering South, North Terrace, The University of Adelaide

Download the flyer by clicking here.


Implementing Image Processing Algorithms on FPGAs - 11-13 April 2016

The IEEE SA Computer Society is proud to host Associate Professor Donald Bailey for a three day workshop on the use of FPGAs for image processing applications. FPGAs are increasingly being used as an implementation platform for real-time image processing applications because their structure is able to exploit spatial and temporal parallelism. Unfortunately, simply porting an algorithm onto an FPGA often gives disappointing results, because most image processing algorithms have been optimised for a serial processor. Therefore it is necessary to transform the algorithm to efficiently exploit this inherent parallelism. Donald Bailey has over 30 years of experience in image processing and machine vision and has conducted extensive research in mapping image processing algorithms onto FPGAs.

The workshop will be held from the 11th to 13th April 2016 at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes campus. Participants in this course will take home a wealth of FPGA course notes, an extensive VHDL image processing library, and each will receive a Terasic DE0-CV FPGA board and camera package valued at $280.

For any questions, please contact Andrew McDonnell at 0412 060 324 or email him at andrew.mcdonnell@ieee.org.


IEEE-SA section "Special" Technical Presentation - 27 February 2016

The IEEE South Australia Section invites you to special technical presentation:

Title: Electronics and its Impact on Energy and the Global Environment

Presenter: Professor Nihal Sinnadurai - CEO ATTAC, Fellow IEEE, Fellow Institute of Physics, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Time and Date: 2:00 pm on Saturday 27 February 2016

Venue: Napier Building Lecture Theatre G03, Adelaide University, North Terrace, Adelaide.

Download the registration form by clicking here.


Second Australian Microwave Symposium AMS 2016: Call for Papers

The 2nd Australian Microwave Symposium (AMS) with sponsorship from IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Australian Chapters will be held on 11th-12th February 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. This symposium is held biennially to provide a forum for the Australian microwave research and engineering community to share their latest technical achievements in microwave and RF components, circuits, and systems. The AMS invites prospective authors to submit original papers in the form of either one-page abstract or two-page full paper on all areas of microwave and RF technology. Accepted full papers (2 pages) will be published in IEEE Xplore (subject to IEEE MTT Society approval).

More details and submission instructions can be found on the conference website www.amsymp.org.


One Day Workshop on Introduction to HF OTH Radar - 27 November 2015

The IEEE South Australia Section and C&AES Chapter invites you to attend a unique one day workshop:

Title: Introduction to HF Over-the-Horizon Radar (OTHR)

Presenter: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Dr Joe Fabrizio - Defence Science and Technology Group

Time and Date: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday 27 November 2015

Venue: Technology Park, Innovation House, 50 Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes SA 5095.

Download the registration form by clicking here.


Two-Day Workshop on Passive Radar - 23rd and 24th of November 2015

Associate Professor Linda Davis of the University of South Australia and Dr James Palmer of the Defence Science and Technology Group will be co-hosting a 2-day workshop on Passive Radar at the University of South Australia's City West Campus. The intent of the workshop is to bring together domestic and international researchers and Industry on Passive Radar and closely related technologies to discuss this rapidly (re-)emerging technology. Presentations from the German MOD, the Fraunhofer Institute, Poland's PITRADWAR and from the US are confirmed, as well as a number of talks from Australian Defence and academia.

For more detail, or to register for the workshop please contact Heather Oermann (heather.oermann@dsto.defence.gov.au). Space is limited.

Download the agenda by clicking here.


IEEE AP-MTT Distinguished Lecture - 4 November 2015

The IEEE SA Chapter on Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT) is pleased to announce the upcoming AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Talk:

Title: Advanced Antenna Systems for Satellite Communication Payloads

Presenter: Dr. Sudhakar Rao, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems - Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

Time and Date: 4:30 – 6:10 PM, Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Venue: Room 5.57, Ingkarni Wardli (Level 5), North Terrace, The University of Adelaide

This event is co-sponsored by the CAES chapter. Download the flyer by clicking here.


IEEE SA Section DLD 2015 - Wednesday 28 October 2015

The IEEE SA section is pleased to announce the Distinguished Lecture Dinner Speaker for 2015 is

Professor John Arkwright

South Australian Premier's Professorial Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering from Flinders University

Date: Wednesday 28th October 2015

Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide SA 5000.

For more information please click here.


IEEE PES Technical Talk - 7 October 2015

The IEEE SA Power & Energy Chapter is pleased to announce the following technical talk:

Title: Managing Electricity Grid Emergency Events

Presenter: Frank Crisci, Manager Emergency Management, SA Power Networks

Time and Date: 5:30PM light refreshment for 6:00PM start - Wednesday 07 October 2015

Venue: Room BH2-16, Barbara Hanrahan Building, City West Campus, University of South Australia (please see map on flyer)

Download the flyer by clicking here.


IEEE AP-MTT Technical Talk - 1 October 2015

The IEEE SA Chapter on Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT) is pleased to announce the upcoming talk:

Title: Design and advanced applications of planar and conformal, periodic width modulated microstrip line configurations

Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Ladislau Matekovits, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Time and Date: 4:10 – 5:10 PM, Thursday, 1 October 2015

Venue: Room B21, Ingkarni Wardli (Basement), North Terrace, The University of Adelaide

Download the flyer by clicking here.


IEEE PES Distinguished Lecture - 29 September 2015

The IEEE Power & Energy Society Chapter of South Australia Section is pleased to announce the IEEE PES Distinguished Lecture:

Title: Renewable Energy Integration: The Grand Challenges and Opportunities Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

Presenter: Prof. George Gross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Time and Date: 5:30PM light refreshment for 6:00PM start - Tuesday 29 September 2015

Venue: Room HH3-08, Sir Hans Heysen Building, City West Campus, University of South Australia

Download the flyer by clicking here.


Technical Visit to ElectraNet Pty Ltd - 9 September 2015

The IEEE SA Power & Energy Chapter is pleased to announce the following technical visit:

Title: Technical Tour - Inside a 275kV Gas Insulated Substation

Presenter: Peter Bates, Marino Pallotta and Peter Stattmann

Time and Date: 10:15am - 12:00pm on Wednesday 9 September 2015

Venue: Behind No. 1 Richmond Road, Keswick SA 5035.

Download the flyer by clicking here.


JTP Event - Tuesday 18 August 2015

The IEEE SA section is pleased to announce the following JTP presentation:

Title: Bayesian methods and the search for MH370

Presenter: Dr Neil Gordon, Defence Science and Technology Group

Date: Tuesday 18th August 2015

Venue: Engineers Australia - Level 11, 108 King William St, ADELAIDE SA 5000.

Abstract: On 7 March 2014 Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 carrying 239 passengers and crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with Air Traffic Control and was subsequently reported missing. Dr Gordon is a member of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau MH370 search advisory team and will describe how Bayesian statistical estimation methods have been used to process Inmarsat satellite communication hand-shake data and produce a probability distribution of MH370 flight paths that defines the current search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.


IEEE SA Section DLD 2015 - Wednesday 28 October 2015

The IEEE SA section is pleased to announce the Distinguished Lecture Dinner Speaker for 2015 is

Professor John Arkwright

South Australian Premier's Professorial Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering from Flinders University

Date: Wednesday 28th October 2015

Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide SA 5000.

Abstract and registration form will be available shortly.


PES Technical Presentation - 27 May 2015

The IEEE SA Power & Energy Chapter is pleased to announce the following technical presentation:

Title: Connecting Renewable Generation Sources Ė Itís Not Just The Connection Point You Need To Think About

Presenter: George Bergholcs, Senior Substation Engineer, ElectraNet Pty Ltd

Time and Date: 11:45am-1:00pm on Wednesday 27th May 2015

Venue: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre 1022, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5000.

Download the flyer by clicking here.


AP-MTT & CAES Distinguished Lecture - 18 May 2015

The IEEE SA Chapter on Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT), and the IEEE SA Chapter on Control, Aerospace and Electronic Systems (CAES) are pleased to announce the upcoming presentation:

Title: Progress and Challenges in Microwave Imaging and Microwave Induced Thermoacoustic Tomography

Presenter: Prof. Qing Huo Liu, Duke University

Time and Date: 4:10pm-5:10pm on Monday 18th May 2015

Venue: Room 5.57, Ingkarni Wardli (Level 5), North Terrace, The University of Adelaide

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WIE Technical Presentation - 14 May 2015

The IEEE SA Women-in-Engineering Affinity Group is pleased to announce the following technical presentation:

Title: A Wavefront Generator Utilizing a Micro-Mirror Array

Presenter: Ms Victoria Jane Stevens, PhD Student, University of South Australia

Time and Date: 10:00am-11:00am on Thursday 14th May 2015

Venue: Atrium Presentation Area, Knowledge Systems Building (205L), DSTO - Edinburgh.

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AP-MTT & CAES Fulbright Lecture - 11 May 2015

The IEEE SA Chapter on Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT), and the IEEE SA Chapter on Control, Aerospace and Electronic Systems (CAES) are pleased to announce the upcoming presentation:

Title: Engineering Passive and Active Metamaterial-inspired Electrically Small Radiating Systems

Presenter: Prof. Richard W. Ziolkowski, 2014-2015 Australian DSTO Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology

Time and Date: 4:10pm-5:10pm on Monday 11th May 2015

Venue: Room 5.57, Ingkarni Wardli (Level 5), North Terrace, The University of Adelaide

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IEEE Global Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference GEMCCON 2015 - Adelaide

This inaugral event will be hosted in the picturesque city of churches, Adelaide in South Australia. This will mark the beginning of an event aimed at seeding interest, awareness and commitment in the field of electromagnetic compatibility of complex electronic systems. The three day event willl contain technical presentations, posters, workshops and tutorials.

Download the Call for Paper by clicking here.


Three Day Workshop Ė Implementing Image Processing Algorithms on FPGAs

The IEEE SA Computer Society is proud to host Associate Professor Donald Bailey for a three day workshop on the use of FPGAs for image processing applications. FPGAs are increasingly being used as an implementation platform for real-time image processing applications because their structure is able to exploit spatial and temporal parallelism. Unfortunately, simply porting an algorithm onto an FPGA often gives disappointing results, because most image processing algorithms have been optimised for a serial processor. Therefore it is necessary to transform the algorithm to efficiently exploit this inherent parallelism. Donald Bailey has over 30 years of experience in image processing and machine vision and has conducted extensive research in mapping image processing algorithms onto FPGAs.

The workshop will be held from the 13th to 15th April 2015 at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes campus. Participants in this course will take home a wealth of FPGA course notes, an extensive VHDL image processing library, and each will receive a Terasic DE0-CV FPGA board and camera package valued at $280.

This workshop is now fully subscribed. Please e-mail Adam Gatt if you would like to be notified if a position becomes available, or if you would like to be notified the next time the workshop is being run.

For any questions, please contact Adam Gatt at (08) 7389 0052 or email him at adam.gatt@dsto.defence.gov.au.


List of events for the Electrical Joint Technical Program 2015 now available online.

Please click here to download the Joint Technical Program for 2015.

Please note that regular JTP meetings (except for site visits) are held at a new venue:

Engineers Australia
Level 11, 108 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000
(For a list of carparks please click here.)

More information by clicking here.


Annual General Meeting 2014 - Tuesday 20 January 2015

The South Australia Section of the IEEE will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 20th January 2015, at Flinders University Building at the Victoria Square (Room 10.1 Level 10). The AGM will commence promptly at 6:00pm and will be preceded by light refreshments at 5:30pm.

All associated Chapters as well as Affinity Groups will be holding their AGMs concurrently with the SA Section's AGM.

More information by clicking here.


Updated guidelines for two new IEEE SA Section awards: IEEE SA Section Outstanding Young Volunteer Award and IEEE SA Section Outstanding Student Volunteer Award.

For more details on the award see the Awards section of our website.