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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Welcome to the IEEE Orlando Section web site.
Established in 1959 and serving over 1,400 members in
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter counties


Vol. XLII No. 02
February 2009

www.ieee.org/orlando

News:
Calendar of Events:
Reports:
Others:

Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date:

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Time:

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ExCom Meeting

Place:

Louie & Maria's Italian Restaurant
9728 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL

Directions: 

Restaurant is located on the south side of E Colonial Dr, between N Econlockhatchee Trail and N Dean Road. Exit 417 at E Colonial Dr. towards East about 1 mile on your right. If you are coming from UCF area, turn onto E Colonial Dr. towards west, past N Dean Rd, on your left side.

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

Donghui Wu
321-281-4561 - Office

321-946-0648 - Mobile
www.ieee.org/orlando

EDS Chapter Meetings in February

Date:

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Time:

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm "Real-World Charged Board Event (CBE) ESD Failures"
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
"Quality & Reliability Issues With Counterfeit ICs"
5:00pm - 6:00 pm
"EDS and IEEE membership drive"

Place:

University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Harris Engineering Corporation HEC (ENG III), Room 101

Speaker:

Andrew Olney, Director of Reliability, Product Analysis, Calibration & ESD at Analog Devices, Inc. in Wilmington, Massachusetts -  Abstract & Biography

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

Slavica Malobabic
CPMT Chapter Meeting: "Charged Device Model (CDM) ESD – From a Component / Packaging / Manufacturing Perspective"

Date:

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Time:

TBA

Place:

University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Harris Engineering Corporation HEC (ENG III), Room 101

Speaker:

Dr. Alan Righter -  Abstract & Biography

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

David Ellis
386-334-9107

Orlando Section Volunteers Retreat and Training (Saturday Brunch)

Date:

Saturday, February TBA 2009

Time:

10:30 am - 1:30 pm Saturday Brunch and Training

Place:

TBD, will be sent with confirmation of your RSVP

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Guest

Agenda:

Volunteers Retreat and Training will cover responsibilities and resources for each section and chapter positions. 
Current and past Region 3 and Section officers will be on-hand to provide information and answer questions. It's a great opportunities for past, current and future volunteers to network and contribute to the section activities, 
in particular the upcoming Orlando Section's 50th anniversary.

RSVP:

Donghui Wu
321-281-4561 - Office
321-946-0648 - Mobile

System, Man, Cybernetics Society Distinguished Lecture: "Machine Learning, Pattern Classification and Neural Networks" and Chapter Meeting

Date:

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Time:

3:00 pm - Distinguished Lecture
4:30 pm - Chapter Meeting

Place:

Room 101 Harris Engineering Center
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, USA

Speaker:

Dr. Daniel Yeung, danyeung@ieee.org
President of IEEE System, Man, Cybernetics Society
Abstract and Flyer.

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

Donghui Wu
321-281-4561 - Office
321-946-0648 - Mobile
Dr. William (Bill) Hortos 

407-876-4039 - Office
407-401-3996 - Cell

Sponsors:

Sponsored by IEEE Orlando Section
IEEE Orlando Section Joint Chapter of Control Systems/Robotics and Automation/Systems, Man, and Cybernetics System, Man, Cybernetics Society Distinguished Lecturer Program
EDS Chapter Meeting: "MOS Field-Effect Transistor is Bipolar. Device Theory and Circuits"

Date:

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Time:

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Place:

University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Harris Engineering Corporation HEC (ENG III), Room 101

Speaker:

Chih-Tang Sah (Univ. Florida) and Bin B. Jie (Peking University) -  Abstract & Biography

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

Slavica Malobabic
MTT/AP Chapter Meeting: RF Front-Ends for Multi-Mode, Multi-Band Cellular Phones

Date:

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Time:

4:00 pm

Place:

University of Central Florida
HCEC 101

Speaker:

Clemens Ruppel, EPCOS AG
Abstract and Flyer.

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

Xun Gong
407-823-5762 - Office
407-823-5835 - Fax
EDS Chapter Meeting: A review of recent Integration-based Methods for Parameter Extraction and Distortion Evaluation

Date:

Thursday, March 5th 2009

Time:

12:00 pm

Place:

University of Central Florida, HCEC 101

Speaker:

Adelmo Ortiz Conde

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

Slavica Malobabic  
Life Member Group Approved, Reception Planned
T
he Life Member Group has been formed, and approved by the Orlando Section Excom. David Flinchbaugh is the organizer.  There will be a reception for Orlando Section Life Members held on Friday, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m., in connection with the Spring meeting of the Life Member Committee. Be on the lookout for your invitation and RSVP.

Life Members are needed to assist with the RFID Conference in Orlando, April 27-28.  In exchange for four hours or more assistance, volunteers will receive complimentary registration, lunch, access to exhibits, and a CD of the conference record.  Contact George McClure for further information: or 407-647-5092.

 
Call for Volunteers for Chapter Officers and Chapter Officers Elections
Orlando Section has Chapters for the following societies:
  • Aerospace and Electronics Systems
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Microwave Theory and Techniques
  • Computer
  • Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology
  • Control Systems
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
  • Electron Devices
  • Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • Power Energy
  • Industry Applications
  • Power Electronics

If you are a member of any of the above societies, we urge to volunteer for chapter activities. Each Chapter has Chair, Treasurer/ Secretary and other positions available. Please send you chapter officer candidate nomination or self-nomination to each chapter Chair or Section Chair, Donghui Wu . Election will be hold at each Chapter's next meeting or one of Section meetings. for more information about existing chapters, please visit http://www.ieee.org/orlando

RFID Conference Needs Student Volunteers
Students are needed to volunteer to assist at the RFID Conference at Disney World, April 27-28, 2009.
http://www.ieee-rfid.org/2009/index.html

In return for their services, they will get benefits:

    • listen to technical sessions
    • attend welcome reception if you work at least four hours
    • walk the trade show floor
    •  FREE proceedings CD if you work a full day
    • opportunity to network with authors and non-authors
    • Complimentary registration and lunch, for 4 hours' work
There will be a mandatory orientation each morning at 8:00 a.m.

Students will also assist in organizing and staffing a IEEE membership desk or booth.

Contact George McClure for further information or to sign up to participate:  
  407-647-5092.

IEEE Senior Member Update
The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Members:

  • Bob Leck
  • Charles Wood
The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on10 January 2009 in Tampa, FL. The next IEEE Senior Member Review Panel Meeting will be held on 14 February 2009, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Orlando Section 50th Anniversary Celebration
Call for proposals/suggestions/articles and sponsorship
The IEEE Orlando Section was established on May 13th 1959, and 2009 will be its 50th anniversary. The very same day is also the 125th Anniversary of IEEE. The Section is planning a series of major celebration events. We are calling for proposals for celebration events, activities, suggestions, ideas, and other contributions for the big 
celebration. Currently we are planning an exhibitions showing the 50-year history of the Orlando Section, and publication of a collection of articles from former and current Section members. We are collecting ideas, suggestions, and possible exhibition items, e.g. photos, stories about major events or prominent section members, etc. Articles and other contributions from former section officers are particular welcome and encouraged. Please send your responses and comments to Donghui Wu

Presently the Section is planning to have an exhibition and banquet at the Orlando Science Center on May 13th, 2009 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of IEEE and the 50th anniversary of the Orlando Section. At the banquet the section will also recognize section members' achievements in its 50-year history, and present awards to outstanding and/or long-time section members.

The section is also call for financial sponsorship for this event. Sponsorship level as following:

  - $2500 Platinum Sponsor
  - $1500 Gold Sponsor
  - $1000 Silver Sponsor
  - $500 Bronze Sponsor

Sponsors will be able to setup booth or place post-board at the exhibit and banquet, or sponsor other items throughout the event. Please check out with your employer for possible sponsorship. IEEE will hold events 
throughout the year to celebrate its 125th anniversary. For details please contact Donghui Wu or Udaya Silva

Member Profile
The IEEE Orlando Section Monthly is proud to feature a distinguished member each month in the Section's Profile. If you have contributed greatly to your profession and/or to our ranks of the IEEE we would like to hear from you.

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