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Activities and Events 2016


Administrative

Executive Meeting

A networking opportunity (as well as a chance for input on events)
This year we are trying WebEx conference calls to avoid the possibility of snow and nasty weather. Everyone is welcome to join us and listen in. If you have a point to raise, feel free to log in, ask your question and leave. The joy and simplicity of telecommuting :-)

Date: Tuesday 2016-Jan-19 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Feb-10 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Mar-09 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Mar-23 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Apr-20 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-May-18 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Jun-15 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Jul-20 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Aug-20 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Sep-21 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Oct-19 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 2016-Nov-16 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Place: Your computer (or phone)
Cost: None
Limit: All members welcome
Repeats every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
The IEEE video conference did not work out, no audio. 2016-Feb-01
IEEE webEx Conferencing By telephone stopped working! 2016-Oct-01
We are considering other conference systems, such as Hangouts.
Contact Jim for latest connection information
By telephone: IEEE webEx Conferencing
Dial 1.866.203.0920
When prompted for Conference Code enter 227 738 8273 #
By computer (Meeting number: 596 169 055):
Click on the link to join the meeting and have WebEx phone you for audio.
https://ieeemeetings.webex.com/ieeemeetings/j.php?MTID=mff5adb556fce81651b071c1f0c598456

For more information contact Jim

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Conference

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

See information at ESW Website

The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) is dedicated to changing the electrical safety culture.
The Technical Program typically offers more than 25 presentations from subject matter experts and serve to push the envelope in human factors, technology, standards, safe work practices, and managing systems that reduce risk of electrical injuries. Tutorials emphasizing practical applications are offered before and after the Technical Program, on Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, and Friday afternoon.

Date: 2016-Mar-07 to 2016-Mar-11
Location: Jacksonville, FL

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Non-IEEE Event

ISA Hamilton Expo

Experience the future of Instrumentation, Systems & Automation

Date: Tuesday, 2016-Mar-22
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON
Registration: On site
Free parking! Free lunch for all attendees! Door Prizes! No preregistration required. Walk-ins welcome.
Keynote Speaker: 9 AM - 10 AM

ISA Hamilton Expo

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Non-IEEE Event

Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair

Annual Sciece Fair for students in Grades 7 to 12 see www.basef.ca

Public Viewing: Saturday 2015-Apr-01
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Mohawk College

2015 winner of IEEE Hamilton prize for best use of electricity/electronics:

project S17  
Project S17 Signal Shirt
Jason Clapiz
 

2016 winners of IEEE Hamilton prize for best use of electricity/electronics:

project U10 project U01
Project U10 Wi-Tricity On Wheels
Michael Wolfe
Project U01 Homemade Raspberry Pi
Patty Meza
If you want to be a judge see BASEF Judging
Training in March, Judging Day is Thursday 2016-Mar-31
2016-May-18 to 20 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Non-IEEE Event

Southern Ontario Process & Automation Show

Southern Ontario Process & Automation Show

Date: Tuesday, 2016-Apr-05
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Mississauga Convention Centre,
    75 Derry Road West,
    Mississauga, ON
Free parking all day.

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Non-IEEE Event

McMaster Manufacturing Forum (Annual Industry Open House)

The 4th Annual Industry Open House features dynamic displays of current research projects involving undergraduate and graduate students as well as research staff and faculty. This event offers the opportunity to tour multiple research locations.

Date: Thursday, 2016-Apr-07
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Event details are posted at: mmri.mcmaster.ca/mfgforum/index.html

Please register at: www.eng.mcmaster.ca/ecomm/mmri/event/mforum2016 Registration is free.

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Non-IEEE Event

McMaster ECE Expo (a.k.a. Poster Day)

The Electrical and Computer Engineering annual Expo (previously known as Poster Day). Undergraduate students in the Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Electrical & Biomedical Engineering programs form groups in the capstone courses, designing and developing a viable project.

Date: Friday, 2016-Apr-08
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Event details are posted at: www.ece.mcmaster.ca/4oi6posterday.html

For information on judging or sponsoring contact Kelly Lyth lythk@ece.mcmaster.ca

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Non-IEEE Event

Niagara Region Science and Engineering Fair

Annual Science Fair for students in Grades 5 to 12 www.niagarasciencefair.org

Public Viewing: Sunday 2016-Apr-10
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Brock University

Pictures on Flickr:     Niagara Science Engineering Fair   Niagara Science Engineering Fair
If you want to be a judge see Niagara Call for Judges
30% of Fair projects are French speaking, so that is a plus
Judging Day is Saturday 2016-Apr-09 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
2015 Judges Manual

2016-May-18 to 20 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Non-IEEE Event

LED Workshop

Jim mentioned this: If anyone is interested in LED technology, there is a workshop at the International Conference on Soldering and Reliability
Shining a Light on LED Technology: Construction, Reliability, Qualification, Failure Modes

Date: Thursday, 2016-May-09
Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Workshop: WS1
Instructor:Dr. Simard-Normandin
Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre
    8500 Warden Avenue
    Toronto, ON L6G 1A5
Cost: $375.00 US

Event details are posted at: LED Workshop

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ASME Toronto Event

Engineering Career Fair

Engineering Career Fair 2016 will be a valuable opportunity to network between job seekers and incoming employers and organizations. The event will focus on helping employers fill various roles requiring experienced and/or a graduate degree. The fair will be of interest to all engineers in Ontario.

Date: Thursday, 2016-May-12
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Exam Centre, (St. George campus, Univ. of Toronto)
    255 McCaul St,
    Toronto, ON M5T 1W7

Event details are posted at: Career Fair 2016

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Administrative Conference

IEEE Canada Spring Board Meeting

This semi-annual conference is the place to have your opinions voiced to the higher ups in IEEE. We send one person to vote at the meeting, and a second executive person goes for experience.
The spring meeting also has training for executive.
If you have any comments, let us know, so we can pass them on.

Date: Friday-Sunday, 2015-May-13 to 15
Location: Vancouver Marriott Downtown, Vancouver, BC

For more information contact Jim

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Social Meeting

Hamilton & KW Sections
IEEE Life Member
Semi-annual Lunch


Date: 2016-May-18(Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:30 PM
Location: Southcote 53 Tap and Grill
    534 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9G 3K9 map
Cost: Buy your own lunch (approx $15.00)

Arrive early (11:30 AM) and meet with your colleagues for drinks before lunch. We shall be in the private room. Lunch will purchased from dining room menu.

Agenda:
Speaker: Berker Bilgin, Ph.D., MIEEE
    associate editor IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
    associate editor IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine.
Topic: Overview on Pioneering The Next Generation Of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Reports on activities, business, etc.

Please RSVP: by 2016-May-16 to Barry Butwell

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Conference

EMBS Student Conference

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) International Student Conference (ISC) 2016
Theme: Expanding the Boundaries of Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare

Date: Sunday, 2016-May-29 to 2016-May-31
Location: Carleton University
    Ottawa, ON
Cost: $150.00 (Discounts for students and early registration)

Event details are posted at: http://sites.ieee.org/embs-isc-2016/

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Technical Meeting

Safety Requirements for Automation Systems

Topic: Safety requirements for automation systems
Speaker: Mohammad El-Naji and Jim Grube, Siemens
Date: Wednesday 2016-Jun-01
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus, $6.00 after 5:00 PM, Lots P5 - P8)
Location: Room i109
    Mohawk College
    135 Fennell Avenue West
    Hamilton, Ontario L9C 1E9

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Abstract: Safety requirements for automation systems have steadily increased over the last decade. Mohammad El-Naji is a practicing engineer currently employed with Siemens Canada. He will begin by presenting a brief overview of existing standards then move into safety systems including those involving network communications. Mohammad will finish by presenting an example of integrating safety into an existing system.
At the conclusion of the talk attendees will have the opportunity for some hands on in lab learning using the Siemens “Safety Integrated” platform. Safety Integrated incorporates safety technology into standard automation.

Speaker: Mohammad El-Naji
Graduated from the University of Western Ontario, B.Eng., Power Engineering option in 2004. Worked for Brock solutions for three years as a systems integrator. I moved onto AECL to work as an electrical engineer/PLC Programmer in 2007. Over my 4 years at AECL, I worked at multiple sites supporting the refurbishment of CANDU reactors. Sites that I worked at included Bruce (Ontario), Point Lepreau (New Brunswick), Wolsong (south Korea) and Embalse (Argentina). I left AECL in 2011 and joined Siemens as a safety Application engineer. I’ve been a Professional engineer since 2010 and I sit on three CSA boards where I’m a voting member in two of them.
Speaker: Jim Grube
Graduated from George Brown College, Electrical Design. After graduating, I was hired by a mid size engineering firm called ECE Group and worked in the Base Building department designing power, lighting and fire alarm systems. Some of the projects worked on were Ontario Place and Sherway Mall. After this, I started as an electrical apprentice at Black & McDonald within their Automation Division. This involved design, installation, programming and start up of automation systems for Boeing, Molson, Tremco, CNE and Campbell Soup to name a few. After eleven years at Black & McDonald and receiving my Industrial Electrician’s license, I started working at Siemens in their Automation Training Department. I have held various positions in my 18 years at Siemens from presales support to business development. In the 10 years as a Safety Specialist I received a TUV Functional Safety Professional certification for ISO13849/IEC62061, worked with various standards bodies and was responsible for presales support, design support, standards, wireless safety and high availability systems. I am currently working as the S7-1500 Controller and Safety Product Marketing Manager.

Register here.

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Non-IEEE Event
Bandler 2016 Play

Hamilton Fringe Festival

One of our members is again presenting a play at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. John Bandler would like to alert you to a 2010 original Canadian play he is producing.
Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel
Written by John Bandler

Directed by 2013 Maggie Bassett Award recipient Tom Mackan

Christmas Eve finds Cassie about to close her Julibee Motel when a storm sweeps in the well-heeled Mick. She insists her motel is closed. He wants a room at any price. His name is familiar, but she doesn’t let on. Instead, she kicks their hard-core banter into a rollercoaster of confessions, threats, and unfulfilled desires. As they struggle, Mick must decide whether he wants to die, Cassie must decide whether she wants him to live.

Recommended for mature audience. See John's interview with Annette Hamm.
www.chch.com/christmas-eve-julibee-motel/
Opening Date: Friday, 2016-Jul-15
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue: The Players’ Guild, 80 Queen Street South, Hamilton, ON  L8P 3R8
Cost: $10.00 plus $5.00 for a Fringe backer button.
Buy tickets here

Other performances
Saturday July 16 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Sunday July 17 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday July 18 9:30 - 10:30 PM
Wednesday July 20 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday July 22 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Saturday July 23 6:30 - 7:30 PM

For full details see www.bandler.com/julibee/
and hamiltonfringe.ca/shows

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Superchapter Meeting

Wireless Networking and Transmission Over the Sea

Topic: Wireless Networking and Transmission Over the Sea
Speaker: Dr. Yong Bai
Date: Monday 2016-Oct-03
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: Information Technology Building, Room A113B
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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Abstract: To support ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications over the sea, a networking architecture is introduced by integrating heterogeneous wireless networks (mobile ad hoc network, satellite network, and cellular network). The networking protocol design under such a networking architecture are discussed. Next, we present the channel modeling and wireless transmissions technologies for over-the-sea communications. An analytical multipath channel model for radio propagation over sea surface caused by the reflection of sea surface and the scattering of sea waves are established, and the multipath channel model caused by the scattering of nearby ships is also developed. To combat the ISI (Intersymbol Interference) introduced by multipath channel, SC-FDE (Single Carrier-Frequency Domain Equalization) transmission is investigated. Therein, the multipath channel estimation is formulated as a sparse system identification problem to be solved. Lastly, FTN (Faster-than-Nyquist) transmission in SC-FDE system with concatenated equalizers is presented to improve the transmission performance.

Speaker: Yong Bai received his BS degree from Xidian University in 1992, and MS degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) in 1995, and Ph.D. degree from Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey in 2001. He was with PacketVideo Corporation from 2000 to 2002, with Motorola from 2002 to 2004, with CEC Wireless from 2004 to 2005. He was a senior researcher at DOCOMO Beijing Communication Labs from 2005 to 2009. Beginning from 2010, he is a professor at College of Information Science & Technology, Hainan University. Currently, he is a visiting scholar at McMaster University. His research interests include wireless communications and relative information theory. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

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Superchapter Meeting

Cover's Open Problem: "The Capacity of the Relay Channel"

Topic: Cover's Open Problem: "The Capacity of the Relay Channel"
Speaker: Dr. Xiugang Wu, Stanford University
Date: Wednesday 2016-Oct-12
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: Information Technology Building, Room A113B
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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Abstract: Consider a memoryless relay channel, where the channel from the relay to the destination is an isolated bit pipe of capacity $C_0$. Let $C(C_0)$ denote the capacity of this channel as a function of $C_0$. What is the critical value of $C_0$ such that $C(C_0)$ first equals $C(\infty)$? This is a long-standing open problem posed by Cover and named "The Capacity of the Relay Channel", in Open Problems in Communication and Computation, Springer-Verlag, 1987. In this paper, we answer this question in the Gaussian case and show that $C(C_0)$ can not equal to $C(\infty)$ unless $C_0=\infty$, regardless of the SNR of the Gaussian channels, while the cut-set bound would suggest that $C(\infty)$ can be achieved at finite $C_0$. Our approach is geometric and relies on a strengthening of the isoperimetric inequality on the sphere by using Riesz rearrangement inequality.

Speaker: Xiugang Wu is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received the B.Eng. degree in electronics and information engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in 2007, and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2009 and 2014 respectively. His research interests are in information theory and wireless networks.

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International Meeting

Joint Hamilton-Buffalo Event:
Tarbela Hydro Project in Pakistan

Speaker: David Hepburn, retired Hatch Engineering
Topic: Problems Building Pakistan's TARBELA Hydro Plant
Date: Saturday, 2016-Oct-15
Time: 11:45 AM
Location: Betty's Restaurant in Chippawa
    8921 Sodom Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S6 menu directions
Cost: Pay for your own dinner. Appox. $25.00 + Tax + Tip (per person - guests welcome)
Limit: 25
RSVP to Dave Hepburn dehepburn@sympatico.ca so he can confirm numbers to the restaurant.

Directions:
From Buffalo - either take the QEW to Sodom Rd, or follow the Niagara Parkway. The restaurant is right in Chippewa about 1/2 mile from the river.
From Hamilton - take Hwy 47 from QEW into Chippewa.

Abstract:
This presentation will not be a mind numbing display of numbers. Rather, it will be a laymans' account of the series of nerve-wracking technical problems which the project encountered in the mid-1970's to 80's.
Tarbela was a very large hydro project in Pakistan, which met with a whole litany of serious problems. The original designers were not Hatch/Acres but a US firm. At the time the problems were much discussed in the press. Acres was hired to carry out an extension to the original plant, but because of the problems, both US and Canadian firms both ended working on the same site at the same time.
Dave had the good fortune to be site manager for part of the time in 1980-81. It was more fun than a cart load of monkeys.
The presentation was originally put together for the Hatch staff. The intention was to give the presentation and then have a seminar on how they might have done better.

Speaker's Biography:
David is an active member of IEEE Hamilton Section, Life Member Chapter and the Teacher in Service program. He won the 2013 IEEE Broughton Award for service to IEEE.

Some youtube videos you may want to watch before the meeting
Tarbela DAM - Construction and Security Documentary Part 1
Tarbela DAM - Construction and Security Documentary Part 2

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Social Meeting

Hamilton & KW Sections
IEEE Life Member
Semi-annual Lunch

LM Meeting

Date: 2016-Oct-19 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:30 PM
Location: Southcote 53 Tap and Grill
    534 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9G 3K9 map
Cost: Buy your own lunch (approx $15.00)

Arrive early (11:30 AM) and meet with your colleagues for drinks before lunch. We shall be in the private room. Lunch will purchased from dining room menu.

Agenda:
Speaker: Malcolm Metcalfe, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Enbala Power Networks
Topic: Fight, Flight or Innovate: Distributed Energy Resources
    see article on DERs
Malcolm promises to be available for 2017 spring meeting.
Speaker: Daryl Letto, EOS Systems
Topic: Integrated Cloud Based Energy Management Systems
Reports on activities, business, etc.

Please RSVP: by 2016-Oct-18 to Barry Butwell

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Administrative Conference

IEEE Canada Fall Board Meeting

This semi-annual conference is the place to have your opinions voiced to the higher ups in IEEE. We send one person to vote at the meeting, and a second executive person goes for experience.
If you have any comments, let us know, so we can pass them on.

Date: Friday-Sunday, 2015-Oct-14 t0 16
Location: Ottawa, ON

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Local Seminar Meeting

Slides And Posters: Allies or Foes?

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is delighted to host a seminar by Professor Emeritus John Bandler, who will share his insights into effective presentations, drawing on his expertise as a writer and director of plays as well as an entrepreneur, with experience at trade shows.

Topic: You, Your Slides, and Your Posters: Allies or Foes?
Speaker: Dr. John Bandler, IEEE Fellow www.bandler.com
Date: Friday 2016-Nov-04
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: Information Technology Building, Room 137
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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Abstract: In the first few blinks of an eye after you stumble onto the stage, or make an opening stab at your slides or poster, most of your audience has likely made up its mind—and you may not even have "started" your presentation. Perhaps the projector isn’t working, or your microphone has a mind of its own, or you apologize for not finding the room in time. Perhaps your visitor caught you eating at your poster, or you just returned from chatting with a colleague across the room and found someone squinting at your fine print.
Whatever the case, the rest of your performance serves as confirmation of your audience's bias and first impressions

Speaker: In addition to his technical talks, and current involvement with Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competitions, Dr. Bandler speaks on this and related subjects around the world.
See bio on Wikipedia

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Superchapter Meeting

Browsing Unstructured Social Media Feeds on Mobile Devices

Free coffee and cookies.

Topic: Browsing Unstructured Social Media Feeds on Mobile Devices: A Visual Representation Approach
Speaker: Prof. Chang Wen Chen, State University of New York at Buffalo
Date: Tuesday 2016-Nov-22
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: Information Technology Building, Room A113
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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Abstract: This talk addresses several important technical issues in generating graphical representation from heterogeneous unstructured multimedia feeds derived from social network contents for rendering on consumer mobile devices.

Speaker: Chang Wen Chen is an Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York since 2008.

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Annual General Meeting

2014 Annual Dinner
2014 Dinner

 

Social Dinner and Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday 2016-Nov-26
Time: 5:30 PM Reception (cash bar)
6:00 PM Dinner
6:15 PM Section Reports
6:45 PM Section Elections
7:00 PM Speaker
Speaker: Annyse Balkwill, Owner The LuminUS Group
Topic: From Expertise To Leadership
Location: RBG Logo
Royal Botanical Gardens, Room 1 (upstairs)
680 Plains Rd, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
Restaurant details - www.rbg.ca     directions
Cost: $20.00 Members, $15.00 IEEE Students, $30.00 Guests ($5.00 Member discount before 2016-Oct-19)
Cost: Free, if you come after dinner just for the meeting
Limit: 50    Registration closes when limit reached
Register by 2016-Nov-18 and pay by credit card at (Don't forget if your member number starts with a '0'):
    vTools Registration
Each attendee must register so we have information for a name tag. Multiple registrations can be done at the same time. Click "Add Another Guest" before you click "Register and Pay Now".
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Dinner Speaker Information: Annyse Balkwill, PEng
Annyse studied chemical and biochemical engineering at the University of Western Ontario. She believes the only person you can lead is yourself. This level of self awareness and personal focus creates a nourishing environment for oneself and for an organization.
In the past, Annyse has worked for ZENON Environmental Inc, which was later acquired by GE Water & Process Technologies.

Abstract:
Look at your own behaviours in the workplace. How are you showing up and how do you feel about it?
Learn how to lead from the position you are in (instead of waiting to be in a formal leadership position) and ultimately, what makes a good leader?

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Superchapter Meeting

Joint Source-Channel Coding

Free coffee and cookies.

Topic: Joint Source-Channel Coding
Speaker: Dr. Lei Yu
Date: Thursday 2016-Dec-01
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: None (Paid parking on campus)
Location: Information Technology Building, Room A311
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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Abstract: What distortion can be achieved for transmitting a source over a channel? This is the joint source-channel coding (JSCC) problem, one of classic problems in information theory. It was solved by Shannon for point-to-point setting, but still remains open for multi-user setting, such as broadcast scenario. This talk first reviews Shannon’s result for point-to-point case, by respectively introducing the converse proof technique and three achievability coding schemes: separate coding scheme, uncoded scheme, and hybrid coding scheme. Comparing the converse result with the achievability results gives us that separate coding (and also hybrid coding) is optimal for this case. Then we extend the proof technique and coding schemes to broadcast communication scenario. For the achievability part, the achievability result by hybrid coding outperforms those by separate coding and uncoded scheme. For converse part, different from the point-to-point case, we can benefit from introducing virtual remote sources at sender and/or introducing virtual remote channels at receivers. The achievability result and converse result derived by us generalize and unify most of existing achievability results and most of existing converse results, respectively.

Speaker: Lei Yu received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), in 2010 and 2015, respectively, where he is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Science (EEIS). Now he is also a visiting scholar at University at Buffalo. His research interests include information theory, secure communication, and multimedia communication. Besides, he is also interested in some other areas of mathematics including probability theory, logic, and number theory. Dr. Yu has received several awards including the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President Award in 2015, and the National Scholarship in 2014, for outstanding achievements in research.

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Family Event

Fifth Annual Children's Painting/Drawing Contest

This is an event sponsored by the "Women in Engineering" chapter of the Hamilton Section, but all members' children and grandchildren are encouraged to participate.

Do not miss this fun opportunity to learn, enjoy and create! All artworks will receive a gift for participating. Eligibility:
  1. Parent/grandparent should be an IEEE member of Hamilton Section (not necessarily WIE member)
  2. Children aged 12 and under
  3. Paintings/colored drawings should be scanned for submission
  4. One painting/colored drawing per one child
Topics for Painting/Colored Drawing (pick one only):
  1. Electricity and Space
  2. Electricity and Christmas
Deadline: Thursday 2016-Dec-15

Do not miss this fun opportunity to learn, enjoy and create! ALL artworks will receive a gift for participating.

Please email the following:
  1. A scan of the painting/colored drawing - pdf, jpeg, jpg, png or gif format
  2. The name and age group of your child/grandchild
  3. the name of parent/grandparent IEEE member
  4. Mailing address for the participation gift
    to wie.hamilton@ieee.org AND divakakp@mcmaster.ca

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2016 Entries
Winners
Age Under 7 Age 8 to 11

Electricity and Space
Andy 3

Electricity at Christmas
Addison 8

Bradley's electric rocket ship
Bradley 3

LED Christmas Lights
Jeremy 9

Electricity at Christmas
Cooper 6

Electric Christmas Gifts
Mackenzie 10

My presents come with batteries
Christopher 7

Santa's Electric Powered Rocket
William 11

Electric Christmas Hat
Laura 7
 

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