|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Bulletin de IEEE Canada|
Issue: July 2006
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Canada
News of Interest
The IEEE Canada logo
Since this newsletter appears around Canada's birthday and the Canadian flag is often displayed more prominently at this time, we thought our members might like to read about IEEE Canada's "flag" - our logo.
Do you know why IEEE Canada does not use the standard IEEE Logo? Do you know what the various parts signify?
Here are the answers... Most IEEE web pages and other publications use the standard "IEEE Brand". IEEE Canada uses a different and unique brand or logo for a similar reason to the one behind the IEEE brand. Let me explain.
The IEEE Brand consists of the logo (or kite as it is sometimes referred to) and the letters IEEE. The logo uses elements of the two predecessor organizations IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers, formed in 1912) and AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers, formed in 1884) which merged in 1963 to form the IEEE. More details at http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/history/index.html
IEEE Canada was formed in 1994 by the merger of IEEE Region 7 and CSECE (the Canadian Society of Electrical and Computer Engineering which was formed in 1976 as a member society of EIC which denotes the Engineering Institute of Canada which itself was formed in 1887). More details at http://ieee.ca/history/index.html
The IEEE Canada brand/logo is composed of the name IEEE Canada, with the IEEE logo on the left, and the CSECE logo on the right - signifying the merger which was approved by both the IEEE and EIC boards of directors in 1994.
Actually, earlier forms of the current IEEE Canada brand/logo existed since the early 1970's when a Canadian office was opened on the northern outskirts of Toronto. More details at http://ieee.ca/history/logos.htm
Congratulations to three IEEE Canada Sections celebrating 50th anniversaries this year:
- IEEE Southern Alberta Section
- IEEE Victoria Section
- IEEE South Saskatchewan Section
Awards Received by IEEE Canada Members
IEEE Board of Directors has named
Professor Azizur Rahman
the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Richard H. Kaufmann Award
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Richard H. Kaufmann Award with the following citation:
"For contributions to analysis, design, and development of Interior Permanent Magnet Motor drives."
Congratulations Dr. Azizur Rahman!
Newly Elected IEEE Senior Members Featured in this Issue
Luiz A. C. Lopes received his MASc degree from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1989 and his PhD degree from McGill University in 1996. He was an associate professor at Universidade Federal do Para, Brazil, from 1996 to 2001 where he was engaged in teaching and research in the area of power electronics. From 1999 to 2001 he was a consultant for ALBRAS (Aluminum of Brazil) on power electronics and control. He was a co-author of the "Digitalisation of the Industrial Substation of ALBRAS" project, which won first place at the FINEP 2001 Conference. His present research interests are distributed power generation and high power converters.
Amr M. Youssef
Before joining CIISE at Concordia University, worked for the following companies and institutions
Latest Professional Activities
Program Committee member
- IEEE Globecom'06
- Sixth International Conference on Sequences and Their Applications, SETA'06, China.
- IASTED Communication, Network and Information Security workshop, CNIS 2005, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
- 12th workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC’2005), Waterloo, Canada.
Current Research interests
Cryptography and Network Security
Dr. Caloz has authored and co-authored over 160 technical conference, letter and journal papers, and he holds several patents. He has authored the first unified textbook on metamaterials, which is entitled "Electromagnetic Metamaterials: Transmission Line Theory and Microwave Applications" (Wiley and IEEE Press, 2005). In addition, he has authored three book chapters: "Microwave Coupler and Resonator Applications of Negative-Index Planar Structures" (in "Electromagnetic Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Aspects," John Wiley and Sons, 2006), "From Bragg Structures to Micro-Engineered Materials," (in "Periodic Structures," Research Signpost, 2006), "Composite Right/Left-Handed Metamaterial Antennas," (in "Handbook of Metamaterials," to be published.)
Senior software designer with more than 10 years experience in the telecommunications and broadcast industries. Experience includes: research, embedded software and hardware development, and teaching undergraduate courses in Electrical Engineering.
· Software Engineering, software design and development
· Embedded Systems and Embedded Linux
· VOIP and SIP
· Networking and Network Security
· Web Services
Current Volunteer Works
· Newsletter Editor and Member of Publication Committee, IEEE-Ottawa Section
· Web design and maintenance for non-for-profit organizations
New Brunswick Section
Dr. Habib Hamam has been an associate professor in electrical engineering at Université de Moncton. Since 2002. He was in charge of a research project in collaboration between the ENSTB and the French Research Center for Telecommunications (CNET - France) dealing with single mode fibre interconnects (1995-1996). He came to Canada through a project in collaboration between the ENSTB and Université Laval dealing with optical signal processing. In 1997, the School of Optometry of Université de Montréal invited him to set up a laboratory of optics of the eye with focus on the optical impacts of laser surgery. Dr. Habib Hamam has graduated from the Technical University of Munich (Germany) as a engineer in information processing in 1992. He earned his Ph.D degree in telecommunications from Université de Rennes I jointly with the France Telecom Graduate School of Brittany (ENSTB - France) in 1995. He also obtained a postdoctoral diploma in “Habilitation of Conducting Research in Signal Processing and Telecommunications” from Université de Rennes I in 2004.
· Optical Communications Systems
· Biomedical Engineering
· Communication and information theory
· Photonics and Switching Networks
Dr. Huang received his B. Eng. in 1985 and M. Eng. in 1988 both in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 1997. From 1996 to 1998, he worked for Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada where he was a systems engineering specialist. He was a systems engineer and network architect in the Optical Networking Group of Tellabs, Illinois, USA during the period of 1998 to 2000. Since July 2000, he has been with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada where he is currently an associate professor. Dr. Huang won the CFI new opportunity award for building an optical network laboratory in 2001. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE Communications Letters.
· Self-Similar traffic modeling
· Fast simulation techniques
· Congestion control mechanisms for broadband networks and Internet
· Internet architecture and protocols
· Optical network architecture and control issues
· Networking protocols for wireless ad hoc networks
IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Research & Travel Grants
August 15 is the deadline for the IEEE Canadian Foundation to receive application for VT research & travel grants from researchers at Canadian Universities. For more information and links to the online application forms, see http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/index.htm
IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
August 15 is the deadline for the IEEE Canadian Foundation to receive application for IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants . For more information and links to the online application forms, see http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/index.htm
2006 IEEE Canada Power Quality Scholarship
Congratulations to Cody Wilson at the University of Calgary who is first the winner of the IEEE Canada Power Quality Scholarship - this scholarship is available to IEEE student members in full time attendance at either the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary, who are in their penultimate year and whose program of study includes courses in electric power engineering. This scholarship was recently established by the trustees of the Alberta Power Quality exposition & conference which ran successfully from 1988 to 1995. For more information on this and other scholarships and grants, please view the IEEE Canadian Foundation web site at http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/index.htm
IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Prize
Last call for nominations - August 15, 2006 is the extended deadline for nominations to recognize female IEEE Canada members who received their first professional degree within the last ten years and who are active in IEEE activities. For more information and a link to the online nomination form, please view http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/clift_prize.htm
Welcome to TryEngineering.org
TryEngineering.org is a program just launched by IEEE as a resource for students (ages 8-18), their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. This is a portal about engineering and engineering careers, and we hope it will help young people understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be made part of their future. Please visit http://www.tryengineering.org and forward it to a friend.
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Congratulations and our sincere appreciation to all entities listed here that have supported IEEE Canada.
Supporting Friend of IEEE Regional Activities Award Recipients
2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada, Region 7
2005 Zenon Environmental, Inc., Ontario, Canada, Region 7
2005 Gennum Corporation, Ontario, Canada, Region 7
2004 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2003 Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
2003 Yvonne Raymond, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, Canada
2003 Aliant, Inc., Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Sustaining Friend of IEEE Regional Activities Award Recipients
1997 Fran Hustak, Electrical & Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
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