2007 Events

Technical Meeting/Annual General Meeting

Added: Dec 3, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007, 7:00pm

S.J. Carew Bldg, MUN, Room EN 4002 (Engineering Boardroom, 4th Floor)

Parking in Lot 16/16A

Presentation: "Thinking Yourself into an Electrical / Computer Engineer"

Presenter: Dr. Cecilia Moloney, B.Sc., M.A.Sc., PhD

Following the presentation the Section's Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers will be held. Light refreshments will be served in the Faculty Dining Room afterwards.

Technical Presentation - Spacecraft Formation Flying Control: A Decentralized Approach

Added: October 15, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007, 12 noon - 1pm

S.J. Carew Building, Engineering Boradroom, 4th Floor


In this presentation, the control problem for a number of cooperative spacecraft with communication constraints will be investigated and a solution presented involving a proposed decentralized controller. The efficacy of the proposed method is then demonstrated through simulations.

Speaker Biography:

Amir G. Aghdam received the B.A.Sc. degree from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran and the M.A.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, both in Electrical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 2000 and is presently an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University. Dr. Aghdam has published more than 70 refereed papers and holds two patents with the US Patent Office. He served as Chair of the IEEE Montreal Section and Chair of the Control Systems Chapter of the IEEE Montreal Section in 2005 and 2006, and is presently Chair of the IEEE Eastern Canada Area. Dr. Aghdam has received more than $2.0M research grant since June 1, 2002 (as an individual or joint grantee) and has been a consultant for Centillium, Inc. and GlobVision, Inc. He was an associate editor of the 2007 IEEE Conference on Control Applications and is presently an associate editor of the IEEE Systems Journal and a member of the editorial advisory board of the Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering journal. Dr. Aghdam is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario and a senior member of the IEEE.

Parking - Lot 23, next to C-CORE Building

Please contact Gerard Dunphy (Phone: 737-1323, Email: g.dunphy@ieee.org) for further information.

Techincal Presentation - History of Navigation

Monday, September 17, 2007, 7pm

S.J. Carew Building, Engineering Boradroom, 4th Floor

Presenter: Dr. Myron Kayton, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Topic: History of Navigation

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Myron Kayton, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, for his presentation on the History of Navigation. Refreshments will be served in the Faculty Lounge afterwards.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Kayton is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, was an elected member of the corporate board of directors, and served two terms as president of its Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS). He has been technical chairman for several conference sessions, keynote speaker, and an active member of standards committees for navigation sensors and computers for nuclear power plants. Dr. Kayton taught at UCLA and is a IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is the author of numerous papers and of the standard reference text, Avionics and Navigation Systems (1st and 2nd editions) and of Navigation: Land, Sea, Air, and Space. He is a past recipient of the IEEE's Millennium Medal. He is listed in Who's Who in Engineering, Who's Who in America, and in American Men and Women in Science.

Parking will be in Lot 16A

Please contact Gerard Dunphy (Phone: 737-1323, Email: g.dunphy@ieee.org) for further information.

IEEE NL Section Annual Lobster Boil

Saturday, June 9, 6:30 for 7:00 pm

The Fluvarium

Tickets only $20 each for IEEE members and one guest; non-members $30 each. Please specify lobster, vegetarian or steak at time of ticket purchase. Salads, rolls, dessert, tea, coffee and drink tickets included!

Deadline for tickets: noon, Monday, June 4

For tickets, contact any member of the IEEE Newfoundland & Labrador Section Executive.

IEEE Student Night

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 7:30 pm

S.J. Carew Bldg, MUN, EN1040

The Faculty of Engineering at Memorial is holding its annual "IEEE Student Night". This event is an opportunity for graduating engineering students to present and demonstrate their senior design projects. The evening will begin at 7:30 sharp in room EN1040 of the Faculty of Engineering with the presentation of three top projects:

  • "Interactive Projection Screen" by Jamie Warren
  • "Wireless Calibration of a Distributed Sensor Grid" by Sushil Sanchetti
  • "Hardware Implementation of Kasumi with Parity-Based Concurrent Error Detection" by Robert Powell

Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity to see demonstrations of all projects. Finally, the evening will conclude with the presentation of awards and consuming of pizza and drinks.

Any interested parties are encouraged to attend the evening. Students certainly will appreciate an opportunity to show the accomplishments of their final year projects to their fellow engineers.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Howard Heys at howard at engr.mun.ca.

The Four Cornerstones of Financial Planning

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 7:30 pm

S.J. Carew Bldg, MUN, Engineering Boardroom, 4th Floor

Guest Speaker: Michael Kidney B.A., B.Comm, CFP, FMA, CLU
Regional Manager, Life/Retirement and Investment Services for Great West Life

Join us for a talk on financial planning and how you can reasonably achieve your financial goals, be they focused on investing, buying your first home, preparing for retirement or more.

Light refreshments will be served in the Faculty Lounge afterwards.

This event is being organized by the newly formed GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Affinity Group. GOLD tries to create events and activities for recent graduates and young professionals, but we need your help. If you would like to get involved or have suggestions for activities, please let us know.

Please contact Lori Hogan (Phone: 737-8063, Email: lori.hogan@ieee.org ) for further information.