IEEE New Hampshire NewsLetter
August-September 2018
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Meetings & Events
5G and IoT (Internet-of-Things) In this Computer Society event, the speaker Dr. Mimi Tam, a telco industry veteran, will trace the evolution and current status of 5G technologies. After years of trials/test by Verizon, ATT et al. it may be finally rolled out in 2018. It is poised to open the gates for a new wave of applications such as in IOT, Immersive VR, Autonomous Cars and Remote Medicine. For more details contact Barbara Bancroft, CS Chair.    Thursday Sept 20, 2018 5:30 pm   McIntyre Room, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St, Nashua
Wearable Real-Time Physiological Monitors For Austere Environments A joint event of NH Computer Society and Communications Signal Processing Society. Dr. Brian Telfer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, observes that many commercial wearable devices are orinted to consumers, but do not provide actionable information for proper operation in austere, dangerous environments. Brian will report on progress on wearable sensors and analytics that can keep first responders safe from a variety of injuries, including overheating and musculoskeletal overuse, and also enhance human performance. He will describe an open system architecture to integrate multiple sensors. For more details, including Webex link, contact Mike O'Connor, The Host.    Tuesday 25th September 2018 6:30-7:45 PM   Large Meeting Room, Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street Nashua. Contact host for attending over the net.
Robotics Collaboration Models : Part 2 This is second talk in the RAS 2018 Talks series. The speaker, Chris Santos-Lang, will expand on his first talk on this topic and cover "Calculations to Inform Assignment of Social Position". Much as cells gain advantage by forming into interdependent bodies, humans and machines might gain advantage by forming into interdependent families, teams, companies, and so forth. This potential implies systems which leverage their own internal diversity, and prompts us to ask how one would need to organize to achieve such leverage. This talk will present objective calculations for common and potential forms of elitism. Open Source code will be shared and audience are invited to develop and test their own designs for increased social intelligence. For more details contact Sri Raghavan, RAS Chair  Tuesday 9th October 2018 7:15-8:45 PM   This is an Online Webinar Event. Joining Instructions here.
Predictive Fiction In this talk Jim Isaak, President Emertius of the IEEE Computer Society, Past VP of the IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology, advocates that we need to get a strong handle on where technological change is going, and how to anticipate impact of the various trajectories. Jim will explore the concept of "Fiction Prototyping" as a productive tool for in this regard. It uses a a fairly constrained form of Science fiction that builds on our current understanding of science/technology to project future scenarios and predict how they may affect society.  28 September 2018 6:30-8:30 PM   Lower Meeting Room, New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot Street Warner, NH
Talks On: U.S. South China Policy; GAN in Electronic Warfare; and Mercury Facility Tour IEEE MTT/AP NH Joint Chapter is co-sponsoring a meeting with the Association of Old Crows, Granite State Roost, on Oct 4, 2018 at Mercury Systems’ Hudson facility. The agenda includes two discussions; The South China Sea – Its History, Issues and Implications for US Policy, and GAN Technology in EW Applications. A facility tour of Mercury Systems Advanced Microelectronics Center follows the talks.   Thursday 4th October 2018, TBC   Mercury Systems' Facility, Hudson, NH
WIE/YP Hike Mount Major Sick and tired of sitting all day infront of a computer dreaming of a day where you can escape the office? Join this hiking event at Mount Major, hosted by WIE/YP and co-sponsored by Kat Reagan, Chair IEEE NH. It is a moderate loop of ~4 miles and 1,100 feet elevation with rewarding views.  Sunday 14th October 2018, 11:30-05:30 PM   Alton, New Hampshire
Joint Engineering Societies 2018 Annual Conference The New Hampshire Joint Engineering Societies 2018 Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, October 9, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. The all day event includes talks covering a wide range of topics. The IEEE NH Section is one of the sponsoring societies. Our own Jim Isaak will be speaking on Artificial Intelligence. PEs receive 6 PDHs toward their educational requirements.   Tuesday 9th October 2018, 8:30-6:00 PM   Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
Will AI Help Or Hinder US Budget Surplus? The "dot-com" digital technology boom together with governmental tax increases resulted in the 1998 - 2001 federal budget surplus. Will emerging artificial intelligence, AI, and deep learning technology help the US recover from the budget deficits we have had since 2001? Join distinguished panel discussion, hosted by Paul Carr, IEEE Life Fellow   Wednesday 17th October 2018, 3:30-5:00 PM   Lincoln Lab Cafeteria, 244 Wood Street Lexington, MA
Distinguished Microwave Lecture IEEE MTT/AP NH Joint Chapter is co-sponsoring a Distinguished Microwave Lecture with the Association Old Crows on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018. Dr. Simone Bastioli will be talking on “Nonresonating Modes Do It Better”. Venue and vTools registration details are in the process of being finalized.   Tuesday 23rd October 2018, TBD   TBD
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Ebook from IEEE USA on Life Lessons Learned in Dad's Workshop  With his always-inspiring and often-humorous style, Roman concentrates on what he learned from his father about creativity and planning ahead. Describing his boyhood as his "wonder years", the author relates, with both admiration and insights, how he learned valuable career lessons while helping his Father in the large basement workshop of their home.
Free Audio books from IEEE USA on Bringing Ideas to Life  In IEEE-USA's latest free audio book, Jonathan Chew and Leo Szeto, two engineers who have devoted their careers to making their dreams come true share their passions for innovation nd bringing ideas to Life. They speak from on-the-job experience as Disney Imagineers. They provide examples of world-changers can dream about an idea that has purpose; figure out how to play with that idea; gain the expertise to build it; and actually bring it to life. IEEE Members can download for free 1st September through 15th October. Also checkout other Free Audio Books
IEEE-USA's New Engineering Coloring Books for Adults Coloring books are no longer just for kids! They have become a full-on trend. People have discovered that they help to lower stress levels, increase focus, and offer a great outlet for personal expression.
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IEEE Computer Society Launching Upgraded Learning Platform! New courses are being added monthly keeping pace with continually changing technologies that are making the biggest impact on industry. Current topics are: Big Data, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Dev Ops, IOT, Wearables and Embedded Systems
IEEE Communications Society Free Tutorials Complimentary online access to the sponsored FREE Tutorials are available for a limited time.    19 Sep 2018: Wireless for the Internet of Things (IoT) ;    24 Sep 2018: An Executive Guide to Impactful Presentation ;    25 Sep 2018: Harnessing the Power of Negotiations and Influence ;    26 Sep 2018: Network Function Virtualization, Software-Defined Networking and the Road to 5G ;    2 Oct 2018: LTE Fundamentals: The Essentials ;    2 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018: Linux Kernel Internals and Development ;    4 Oct 2018: An Introduction to Wi-Fi ;    8 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018: Linux Reverse Engineering via Malware Analysis ;    10 Oct 2018: New! Optical Communication Technologies for 5G Wireless ;    17 Oct 2018: LTE Performance and Optimization Framework ;     24 Oct 2018: Background Concepts of Optical Communication Systems ;
IEEE Spectrum Latest Technologies and News   Read highlights on The Top Programming Languages of 2018 Strangers with Similar Names Meet Through Emails ;   The Intelligent Car is Here. Are You Ready? ;   Apple to Turn its Watch into Electrocardiographs ;   Insect-Inspired Vision System Helps Drones Through Small Gaps ;  
Computing Now Trends   Read highlights on Researchers Are Improving The Accuracy Of Biometrics Systems Using Ensembles ;   Deep Learning Meets The Internet Of Things ;   How Smart Devices And Imaging Sensors help Parkinsons And Alzheimers Patients ;   A Post-Mortem Of Google Glass ;   Health Care And Fast-Growing Market Of Wearable Medical Devices
Election for IEEE NH 2019 Officers   Announcement from Ed Nelson, Chair of the Nominations Committee, requesting and encouraging members to consider running for an elected position either at the Section level, or an appropriate Society Chapter of Affinity Group. Use the above link for the list of positions, roles and responsibilities.
Executive Committee Meeting Summaries from Kat Reagan, IEEE NH Section Chair. July 2018, August 2018, If you are an IEEE member and would like to attend a future meeting, please contact Section Chair Kat Reagan or Section Secretary Mary Brzezenski.
Editor's Corner
I would like to start a series of articles covering topical news and trends on the Industrial Landscape of New Hampshire. Primary objective fostering increased awareness and understanding amongst communities we serve, including the Industries. I am hoping to include digests from various forums that are already engaged in this. I also see a great opportunity for members and students to contribute occassioal articles and/or share recurring blogs from firsthand vantage. I Appreciate your Thoughts and Contributions.
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