The Electronic Newsletter of the IEEE Toronto Section
Issue #20051201, December 2005
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Chapter meetings, workshops, conferences, and other events of interest
occuring in Toronto and surounding areas. Posted every month.
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Upcoming Chapter/Group Meetings
December 9, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. . Dr. John Volakis, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, presents a distinguished lecture entitled "Metamaterials for Miniaturization of NarrowBand and Ultra-Wideband Antennas" organized by our Electromagnetics and Radiation chapter Click for details
December 9, 2005 at 5:10 p.m. Dr. Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang of the Jack Haskin School of Engineering at the University of California in Santa Cruz presents a seminar entitled "Challenges and Innovations for Development of SOCs" organized by our Solid-State Circuits chapter details
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The 19th Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held May 7-10, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario. Click here for details.
The Engineering Institute of Canada Conference on Climate Change Technology: Engineering Challenges and Solutions in the 21st Century will be held May 9-12, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario. Please visit their web site for full details
The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo will be held July 9-12, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario at the Hilton hotel. Click here for details
The 9th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems will be held September 17-20, 2006 in Toronto at the Marrott Downtown hotel. Click here for details.
The 2006 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will be held September 28-9, 2006 in Toronto at the Renaissance Downtown hotel.Click here for details.
Hall of Fame
Dr . George Eleftheriades,Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto has been recently inducted into the Class of 2006 IEEE Fellow as a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to conception, analysis and fabrication of electromagnetic materials and their applications .In March 2004 Dr.Eleftheriades was awarded the prestigous NSERC Steacie Fellowship. He is also the recepient of the Ontario Premier's Research Excellence Award and the Gordon Slemon Award for the “teaching of design” from the University of Toronto both in 2001.Amongst his many research interests is his interest in Metamaterials i.e. man-made materials with superior properties that cannot be found in nature and he is the Canada Research Chair in Nano- and Micro-Structured Electromagnetic Materials and Applications . Click here for a link to Dr.Eleftheriades's webpage
Dr.Frank R. Kschischang,Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto has been recently inducted into the Class of 2006 IEEE Fellow as a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to trellis structures, graphical models and iterative decoding techniques for error-correcting codes .Dr. Kschischang's research interests are in the area of digital communications, particularly in the area of communication algorithms and he is the Canada Research Chair in Communication Algorithms.
Prof. Pas Pasupathy was his academic supervisor during Kschischang's graduate and doctoral years at the University of Toronto and describes him to be consistently striving for excellence and never sacrificed 'teaching' for 'research'.
Dr. Ian Blake his colleague at the University of Toronto showers accolades for Dr.Kschischang's quite unique ability to combine his strong mathematical talents to address very significant practical problems and commends him for his construction of the lattice in 36 dimensions (the so-called Kschischang-Pasupathy lattice),applying graph theory to coding problems and his work on factor graphs - a cornerstone of the field of low density parity check codes that is gaining a lot of importance. Click here for a link to Dr.Kschischang's webpage
Wallas Khella attended the the Awards
program for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at
Ryerson University on November 23, 2005, representing the IEEE Toronto
Section. He presented the IEEE Toronto Section Wallas Khella Scholarship
(value $2,000) to Raymond Phan, a student in 3rd year
Computer Engineering. During the last 10 years, the Section has awarded
a total of about $ 50,000 to students attending various local
universities and colleges.
Wallas also accepted a plaque on behalf of the Section from the Ryerson
University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recognizing
the continued support extended by our Section.
2006 IEEE - Fellows Elected
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A brief citation is issued to new Fellows describing their accomplishments and the total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth percent of the total voting Institute membership.For a completed listing of the IEEE Fellows for 2006 please click here.
IEEE Members Select Leah H. Jamieson 2006 IEEE PRESIDENT-ELECT
PISCATAWAY, N.J.,November 4th ,2005. - Leah H. Jamieson, Ransburg Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and associate dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., has been selected as 2006 IEEE president-elect. Pending acceptance of the Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors, Jamieson will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 Jan. 2007. She will succeed 2006 IEEE President Michael R. Lightner, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Future Senior Members of the IEEE Toronto Section
Have you been
in professional practice for at least ten years and have shown significant
performance over a period of at least five of those years? You should
be an IEEE Senior Member. Need help in obtaining your three
references? We will help you - just contact Alex
, our membership chair.
Please click this link to find out the advantages, the requirements,
and an explanation of the process including key links to apply online.
Volunteering a few hours a month is a
very rewarding experience - we have a great group of about 45 volunteers
who contribute to the smooth running of our Section - by distributing the
workload over many Section members, the individual load is kept small - we
are looking for a few additional members to help out in the following
- Vice Chair & Secretary for our Women In Engineering Group
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A closing quote by Plato taken from Dr.Eleftheriades's webpage
For it (read the conception of an idea) does not at all admit of exposition like other branches of knowledge; but as a result of continued application to the subject itself and communion therewith, it is brought to birth in the soul on a sudden, as light that is kindled by a leaping spark, and thereafter it nourishes itself."
Plato (427-347 B.C.), 7th Epistle, 341.
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