|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Bulletin de IEEE Canada|
Issue: June 2005
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Report Claims Biomass Could Meet 30% of U.S. Petroleum Needs
Ethanol harvested from biodegradable biomass could meet as much as a third of the U.S. population's petroleum needs, according to a feasibility study conducted by the Oak Ridge Laboratory and commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy. The report claims that a sixfold increase in agricultural production could generate in excess of 1.3 billion tons of dry organic biomass, and could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent. For more information, or to view the report, visit: www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-04/drnl-gib042105.php
IEEE Student Members: Graduating? Update your Address
If you're about to graduate, update your IEEE membership record now with your post-graduate or continuing education information to ensure your membership benefits continue without interruption. Visit: www.ieee.org/graduate
Call for Papers: New Information Forensics & Security Publication
The IEEE Signal Processing Society has issued a call for papers for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, a new journal coming in 2006. The title will provide a unified focus for archival research on the fundamental contributions and the mathematics behind information forensics, information security, surveillance, and system applications that incorporate these features. For a full list of topics and submission details, please visit: http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/sp/tifs.html
Dr. Norman C. Beaulieu Receives the Thomas W. Eadie Medal
Dr. Norman C. Beaulieu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the Thomas W. Eadie Medal awarded by the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of major contributions to Engineering and Applied Science. The Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, presents medals and awards to Canadians for extraordinary achievement in the social sciences, humanities, and pure and applied sciences. These awards come as a culmination of a lengthy nomination and selection process and are a tribute to the outstanding contributions being made by Canadians in all areas of research and scholarship.
All medals and awards are funded and/or administered by the Royal Society of Canada and are illustrations of the Society’s longstanding commitment to recognizing excellence in research. The Thomas W. Eadie Medal, in recognition of major contributions to Engineering of Applied Science, with preference given to those having an impact on communications, in particular the development of the internet, is awarded thanks to the generous financial support of Bell Canada.
The citation of the award reads,
Professor Beaulieu is also internationally recognized for his leadership in the communications field. He is the only resident Canadian to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the world's leading research journal for communications, the IEEE Transactions on Communications. His exemplary leadership on international engineering organizations is complemented by service to Canadian engineering entities. He was instrumental in the creation of the Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) Wireless Communications Laboratory and has given extended service as President of the Canadian Society for Information Theory."
The awards will be presented at the Society’s Awards Banquet on the evening of Sunday, November 27, 2005, following the Induction Ceremony of newly elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.
Senior Member Upgrades
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the May 2005 Admission and Advancement Panel meetings:
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smprogram.html.
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Over 1400 Proceedings, Papers now Available from IEEE ICASSP Conference
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Second Edition of "IEEE 802.11 Handbook" Published
The IEEE Standards Information Network has published a second edition of the "IEEE 802.11 Handbook: A Designer's Companion." Authored by Bob O'Hara and Al Petrick, the new edition provides the most up-to-date information available on the IEEE 802.11 standard and its numerous amendments, and includes a preface authored by Stuart J. Kerry, Chair of the IEEE 802.11 Committee, along with a detailed list of abbreviations and acronyms. For more information, visit: standards.ieee.org/announcements/pr_companion.html
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|IEEE Canada Newsletter - June 2005||Bulletin de IEEE Canada - Jun 2005|
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