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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. 01
January 2009

www.ieee.org/orlando

News:
Calendar of Events:
Reports:
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Holiday Greetings from IEEE Orlando Section

Dear Fellow IEEE Members,

Holiday greetings from your professional home, IEEE Orlando Section. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! We really appreciate your support and participation in Section activities in year 2008, and ask for your continued support and involvements in year 2009, the year of bull in Chinese Zodiac.

As an IEEE member residing in central Florida, you are a member of IEEE Orlando Section; if you are a member of one or more IEEE societies, you are also a member of their chapters within Orlando Section. Orlando Section and its Chapters are here to serve you IEEE members of Central Florida, and striking to be your professional home through your life cycles, whether you are a student member, a freshly minted engineer or well established in your career. 
http://www.ieee.org/orlando is your professional home on the Web. Both the Section and Chapters hold periodic social and technical events throughout the year. Please visit Web site for most up-to-date information about your very own Orlando Section.

On May 13th, 2009, IEEE will turn 125 year old, and on the very same day, Orlando Section will turn 50 years old. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of IEEE and the 50th year anniversary of the Orlando Section, we will have celebratory events throughout the year, in particular, February through May. We solicit your ideas and contributions for these upcoming events.

If you have not renewed your IEEE membership for 2009 yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. Don't forget to add one society membership when you renew.

Happy Holiday!

Donghui Wu, Ph.D. Section Chair 2009
and Orlando Section Executive Committee

 

New Year's Resolution for Orlando Section Members
1) If you have not already renewed, please renew your IEEE membership for 2009 as soon as possible.

2) If you are not now a member of an IEEE technical society, please consider joining at least one technical society in 2009 based on your interests.

3) Reward yourself through the Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) Program by recruiting your technical friends and  colleagues to become new members in the IEEE.  

[Remember, when completing member application forms, they must provide your name and IEEE membership number to identify you as the recruiting member.] 

For further details, please go to the IEEE website and depress the Membership tab.

Special Alert - Beware of Bogus IEEE Emails       
The IEEE has learned that IEEE email alias users may have received messages that appear to be from a legitimate IEEE source asking for confirmation of authentication information or credentials.

These email messages are not from the IEEE and are suspected to be phishing scams, please delete them. If included in the messages, please do not open any attachments or click on any URLs.

These types of email messages typically attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive member information by claiming that such information is required for account verification, to prevent account termination or some other course of action in connection with IEEE services.

As a policy, the IEEE will never ask its members to provide or confirm sensitive information via email.

To read some example of bogus email messages, please visit http://eleccomm.ieee.org/Special_Alert.shtml

Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date:

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Time:

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ExCom Meeting
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
"Introduction of Computational Intelligence" Speaker: Donghui Wu

Place:

Orlando Campus of DeVry University at Millennium Mall
Meeting Room will be posted at the entrance.
4000 Millenia Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32839

407/345-2800 -
Directions

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

Orlando Section Volunteers Retreat and Training (Saturday Brunch)

Date:

Saturday, January 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

EDS Chapter Meeting: "System level and hot plug-in ESD specs and solutions"

Date:

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Time:

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Place:

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

Speaker:

Dr. Vladislav Vashchenko, Manager, National Semiconductor - Abstract & Biography

Cost:

Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

Slavica Malobabic
321-609-1851
407-823-5930 - Fax
EDS Chapter Meetings in February

Date:

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Time:

12:30 pm - "Quality & Reliability Issues With Counterfeit ICs"
3:30 pm - "Real-World Charged Board Event (CBE) ESD Failures"

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
321-609-1851
407-823-5930 - Fax
System, Man, Cybernetics Society Distinguished Lecture: "Machine Learning, Pattern Classification and Neural Networks"

Date:

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Time:

TBD, most likely 2:00pm or 4:00pm

Place:

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

Speaker:

Dr. Dianel Yeung, danyeung@ieee.org
President of IEEE System, Man, Cybernetics Society

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

Orlando Section 2009 Officers
On Dec. 2nd at the December 2008 Section ExCom meeting, according to the final election results, Orlando Section 2009 Officers are elected as follows:

Chair - Dr. Donghui Wu 
Vice Chair - Dr. Xun Gong
Treasurer - Dr. Kalpathy B. Sundaram
Secretary - Mr. Michael Orlovsky
 
Chapter Officers are also up for election for year 2009. Various Section Committee Chair Positions for the Year 2009 are open to be filled as well. Please send nomination or self-nomination to Dr. Donghui Wu

IEEE Florida Council 2008 Awards Results
IEEE Florida Council which includes all Florida Sections announced its annual 2008 award recipients:

1. Outstanding Engineer Award:
  Dr. Donghui Wu, Orlando Section

2. Outstanding Engineering Educator Award
  Dr. Paul Schnitzler, Florida West Coast Section

3. Outstanding Service Award
  Dr. G. Thomas Bellarmine, Tallahassee Section
 
Student Branch Members Needed
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
 
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

IEEE Life Member Affinity Group
The IEEE Orlando Section is looking for IEEE Life Members who are interested in forming a group to provide an opportunity for socializing at meetings and also for giving back to the profession through volunteer activities and projects. Please contact Dr. Dave Flinchbaugh at

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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