2012 Annual Distinguished Lecture and Dinner
This year's 11th IEEE South Australia Section Distinguished Lecture and Dinner will be presented on Monday 8 October 2012 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The lecture will be delivered by Laureate Professor Rob Evans on:
Consumer RADAR - A new frontier
Recent advances in micro-electronics technology have opened-up the possibility of building very low cost and very small single chip radar systems which when combined with sophisticated waveforms, signal processing and adaptive antenna technology achieve surprisingly good performance. Measuring just a few cubic centimetres and costing a few tens of dollars these new radar systems hold the key to a whole host of new applications in areas such as transport, UAV's, security etc. This talk will overview the critical role played by certain technological advances over the past 60 years and how these have impacted radar systems design leading to the emerging frontier of consumer radar.
Professor Evans is the Director of the Victorian Research Laboratory of National ICT Australia. He was Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from 1992-1996. He has worked extensively with industry in Australia and overseas over the past 40 years and has been heavily involved with the development of a number of products for industry. These include radar systems for defence, the development of variable speed AC drives and the development of star and satellite servo tracking systems for large antennae now installed in many countries. Professor Evans' research has ranged across many areas including theory and applications in industrial control, radar systems, signal processing and telecommunications. He has published around 500 research papers.
Download the registration form by clicking here. Registration closes on 3rd of October 2012.
Registration cancellation policy
- All cancellations must be notified in writing to Michael.Evans@ieee.org
- Cancellations received on or before 3 October 2012 will be refunded in full less 10% administration costs; no registration refunds will be made after this date.
- As an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member.
For special group bookings, we are offering the member's rate of $50 per head for a table of 8, regardless of membership status. For more information please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2002 the IEEE South Australia Section established an Annual Lecture and Dinner, with Professor Brian Anderson AO, CEO of National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA), presenting the inaugural distinguished lecture. The event has been held each year since then, has proven popular with both members and non-members and continues to grow in size.
To serve the needs of the members of the section and of the general public to enhance their professional knowledge and vitality by keeping them informed of the latest research results, their practical application and potential long-term consequences. The Distinguished Lecturer and Dinner provides a means for attendees to have access to an individual who is forward-thinking and a well known and highly regarded researcher, leader or educator in the fields of science and technological innovation.
The Dinner is also used as an opportunity for members to network with others outside of the IEEE, and to celebrate and recognise the achievements of individuals within the Section in the presence of their partners and friends.
The Section selects the distinguished lecturer so as to have information on the latest research and technological changes in various areas of interest. The Section provides the means for the distinguished lecturer to travel to destinations to present the topic of interest. The Section also encourages partners and non-members to attend, as well as inviting individuals in universities, industry, government, and other professional bodies. The DLD selection process
The selection of the lecture for DLD is based on the interests of South Australia Section membership; the DLD committee Chair approves a specific topic based on the advice from the speaker.
Additional talks and media interviews to exploit the DL visit (eg: local arrangements with chapters, schools, universities and other organizations) are encouraged, but not required.
The event must be announced as "sponsored by the IEEE South Australia Section under its Distinguished Lecturer Program".
- 2011: Dr Lan T Lam - Research Leader, CSIRO Energy Technology CSIRO: Research Leader, CSIRO Energy Technology. Held 17 November at Ayers House.
- 2010: Dr Amanda Barnard - Leader of the Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory - CSIRO: "Nanotechnology Futures, and the Power of Predictive Modelling". Held 14 October at The Adelaide Pavilion.
- 2009: Professor Barry Brook - Sir Hubert Wilkins Professor of Climate Change, The University of Adelaide: "Climate Change Mitigation – What Sustainable Energy Technologies will Triumph?". Held 25 November at The Adelaide Pavilion.
- 2008: Air Vice-Marshal Julie Hammer - National President, Engineers Australia: "Elves, Spells and White Magic - The Pioneering Days of the Air Force's Electronic Warfare Squadron". Held 25 October at The National Wine Centre.
- 2007: Dr Len Sciacca, Chief, Electronic Warfare and Radar Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation: "The Art of Engineering". Held 7 November at Ayers House.
- 2006: Professor Ron Ekers, Foundation Director of CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility and the President of the International Astronomical Union from July 2003 until August 2006: "Paths to Discovery - The Role of Innovation and Serendipity in Science with Examples from Radio Astronomy". Held 10 December at the Stamford Plaza.
- 2005: Emeritus Professor Max Brennan, AO, Chief Scientist of South Australia: "SWOT Analysis of R&D Activity in South Australia". Held on 7 December at the South Australian Museum.
- 2004: Dr Robin Batterham, AO, Chief Scientist, Australia: "Science, Technology and Innovation: Challenges for the Next Generation". Held on 12 November at the Stamford Plaza.
- 2003: Ric Smith, AO, PSM, Secretary, The Department of Defence: "Defence Challenges for the Future". Held on 21 November at the Festival Centre.
- 2002: Professor Brian D. O. Anderson, AO, CEO, National ICT Australia: "National ICT Australia". Held on 22 November at the Stamford Plaza.