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This Issue's Content:
News of Interest
- IEEE Canada Board of
- Section Events
- Awards & Recognition
- IEEE News
- Non-IEEE News
- New Brunswick
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
- IEEE Canada President-Elect 2008 - 2009 Candidates
- IEEE Canada President-Elect 2008 - 2009 Candidates - Bios and Position Statements
o Robert L. Anderson
o Om Malik
o Hilmi M. Turanli
- IEEE Canada - TELUS Innovation Award
- IEEE Canada Awards
- Translation Volunteers Needed
- Power System Stability and Control Course
- Activities of the Signal Processing Chapter of the IEEE Toronto Section in 2006 - 2007
- Electrical Power Conference 2007 (EPC 2007) - "Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources"
- 2nd International Conference on Access Networks
- Microwaves and Photonics in Access Networks - MicPAN 2007
- The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE08
- Photos from the 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE07)
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- IEEE Toronto Section Recipient of the 2006 RAB Section Sustained Membership Growth Award
- 2006 RAB Student Branch Membership Growth Award - Ecole Polytechnique-University
- RAB Section Membership Growth Award - S. Alberta Section
- George Eleftheriades Awarded 2008 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
- Senior Member Upgrades
- Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue
o Fatah Chetouane
o Daniel Fischer
o Juri Jatskevich
o Robert Schober
- Call for IEEE Fellow Nominations
- Newly Redesigned IEEE Job Site!
- Challenge: Engineering Breakthroughs for the Next Hundred Years
- Questions Sought for President-Elect Candidates
- Special Offer for Canadian Employers. Post Your Open Position on the IEEE Job Site Free of Charge*!
- Engineers Canada - New Name, Same Services
- Internationally Educated Engineers: Licensed, Mobile, Employable
General Conference Chair is Dr. Vijay Sood P.Eng., FIEEE, FEIC.
For more information please visit: http://www.ieee.ca/epc07.
2nd International Conference on Access Networks
Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St., Ottawa
The aim of the annual International Conference on Access Networks (AccessNets) is to provide a forum that brings together scientists and researchers from academia as well as managers and engineers from the industry and government organizations to meet and exchange ideas and recent work on all aspects of access networks and how they integrate with their in-home counterparts. Details: http://www.accessnets.org/2007/index.htm
The first international workshop on ‘Microwaves and Photonics in Access Networks’ (MICPAN) will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario.
The MICPAN Workshop is a part of the second Access Networks Conference.
The workshop chair is Dr. Xavier
Fernando, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer
There will be exciting key note speeches, technical presentations and networking opportunities available in this workshop. The workshop will cover all aspects of optical and microwave techniques for broadband multimedia access networks; either wired or wireless.
Microwaves and photonics play important roles in multimedia access networks, especially in IEEE 802.16 (WIMAX), DSL, HFC, video-over-fiber, fiber-wireless, voice over cable, radio-over-fiber, free-space-optical and optical-wireless systems. Microwave photonics enable RF distribution over passive optical network (PON) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) either coarse or dense can be added to boost the capacity of these networks.
The Access Net conference is technically sponsored by IEEE COMSOC and IEEE
For more information please visit:
The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering – CCECE08
May 4 - 7, 2008
The 2008 IEEE Canadian Conference
on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2008) will be held in
Conference Chair is Dr. Sri Krishnan; Technical Program Chairs are Dr. Alagan Anpalagan and Dr. Bob Dony.
There will be eight mini symposia and papers are invited, in French or English.
Photos from the 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE07
The 20th Canadian Conference on
Electrical and Computer Engineering was held at the Sheraton Wall Centre
Here’re some pictures from the conference.
Student Paper Award
Student Paper Award
Gaurav, Mamun, Ashok, Majid (back), Umesh and Praveen (from left to right)
All IEEE Conferences in
Section recipient of the 2006 RAB Section Sustained Membership Growth
The IEEE Regional Activities Board (RAB) recognized the IEEE Toronto Section as a recipient of the 2006 RAB Section Sustained Membership Growth Award for their continued success for attracting and retaining Outstanding Leadership and their results in IEEE Membership Development Activities for the period of 2004 to 2006 in Region 7.
2006 RAB Student Branch Membership Growth Award - Ecole Polytechnique-University
On 15 June 2007, the IEEE Regional Activities Board (RAB) recognized Ecole Polytechnique-University of Montreal as a recipient of the 2006 RAB Student Branch Membership Growth Award for their success for Outstanding Leadership and Results in IEEE Membership Development Activities for the IEEE Montreal Section in Region 7.
Each year a Student Branch in each Region is recognized as having achieved the highest rate of growth. The greatest level of growth is based on a composite rating, considering the highest percentage of increase in membership and highest increase in new elections relative to other Student Branches within each Region. Each recipient shall receive an animated graphic noting this achievement which can be displayed on the Section’s Website.
Membership Growth Award -
On 15 June 2007, the IEEE Regional Activities Board (RAB) recognized the IEEE Southern Alberta Section as a recipient of the 2006 RAB Section Membership Growth Award for their success for Outstanding Leadership and Results in IEEE Membership Development Activities for Region 7.
Each year a Section in each Region is recognized as having achieved the highest rate of growth. The greatest level of growth is based on a composite rating, considering the highest percentage of increase in membership and highest increase in new elections relative to other Sections in good standing within each Region. Each recipient shall receive an animated graphic noting this achievement which can be displayed on the Section’s Website.
Professor George Eleftheriades (FIEEE), University of Toronto, IEEE Toronto Section has been recognized with the 2008 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, a prestigious IEEE Technical Fields Award given to only one person in any given year.
The IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award recognizes outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications. The citation for Professor Eleftheriades' award is: "For pioneering contributions to the science and the technological applications of negative-refraction electromagnetic materials."
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the May 2007 IEEE Admission and Advancement Panel meeting.
Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue
Professor, Faculty of Engineering,
- Ph.D. Control & Computer-Aided Manufacturing (INPG, 1999)
- Engineer Automatic control systems (ENPA, 1994)
- Automatic control, Compu. Aided Manufacturing (
- Manufacturing process management (MPM)
- Simulation, Performance Measures.
Dr. Daniel Fischer is currently a Senior Engineer in the Transmission and Distribution Technologies business at
Ph.D., Purdue University,
ECE, West Lafayette, IN, USA, 1999
M.S.E.E., Purdue University, ECE, West Lafayette, IN, USA, 1997
B.S.E.E., Ukrainian National Agricultural University (UNAU), Kiev, Ukraine, 1994
Juri Jatskevich received the
Electrical Engineering Degree (B.S.E.E) from
Electrical machines, power electronics, drives, controls, distribution systems, power quality. Computer modeling and simulation, average-value modeling of power- electronic-based systems, distributed and parallel simulation.
Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the
Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications
Member of the Communications Group
Member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems
Research and teaching interests are in the broad area of wireless communications. Current research topics include space-time coding and processing, distributed diversity techniques, ultra-wideband (UWB) signaling, multiuser detection, noncoherent receivers, equalization, coded modulation, iterative processing, and adaptive algorithms.
- To check on the status of Senior Member applications:
- For the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative: http://www.ieee.org/nsmi
- To check how your Region, Section or Society is doing on Senior Member
elevations and nominations: http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smstats.html
Ø IEEE News
Nominations are being accepted for the IEEE Fellows class of 2009. The rank of IEEE Fellow is the Institute’s highest member grade, bestowed on IEEE senior members who have contributed “to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology.” The deadline for nominations is 1 March 2008.
Senior members can be nominated in one of four categories: application engineer/practitioner, research engineer/scientist, educator or technical leader.
The Fellows Web site contains additional information on the nomination process including access to the Fellows Nomination Kit, lists of Fellows who may be available as references as well as the history of the IEEE Fellows program. For more information visit the Fellows Web site.
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Newly Redesigned IEEE Job Site!
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Challenge: Engineering Breakthroughs for the Next Hundred Years
Electrification. Air conditioning. Radio. The Internet. No one can doubt they are among last century's greatest engineering achievements. But can we predict the technical triumphs that will happen in this century? The U.S. National Academy of Engineering hopes it can, but it wants your help. IEEE President Leah Jamieson weighs in with a list of important challenges, detailing the central role the IEEE expects to play. Find out more at http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/6587/41367725
Questions Sought for President-Elect Candidates
If you have a question about an IEEE issue that you would like to ask the IEEE President-Elect candidates, send it to <mailto:email@example.com>. Answers by Marc Apter, Pedro Ray, and John Vig to selected questions will be broadcast on the IEEE Election Web site at http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/6047/41367725 during the voting period, which runs from 1st September through 1st November
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Ø Non-IEEE News
The engineering profession in
“Engineering has changed over the last twenty years,” says Tony Dawe, P.Eng., President of Engineers Canada. “Technical skills are key but so too are team work, negotiation skills, problem solving and creativity. It is important that our business name reflects who we are today.”
Through its members, the provincial and territorial engineering licensing bodies, Engineers Canada will continue to represent all engineers, from agricultural engineers to water resources engineers and all disciplines in between.
“We respect the history of our previous name and so we wanted to be sure that we understood our members’ perspectives on changing it,” says Chief Executive Officer Marie Lemay, P.Eng., ing. “In the end, we were glad to find support for creating a new, memorable name that we know will help us promote engineering and thus help improve Canadians’ quality of life, health and economic prosperity.”
Educated Engineers: Licensed,
Of the thousands of immigrants
The Canadian engineering
profession has updated its licensing system to help the international
engineering graduates integrate into the workforce and profession without
compromising public safety or lowering professional standards. At the provincial / territorial
level, examples include a new way of assessing academic qualifications in
At the national level, Engineers Canada (Engineers Canada is the business name of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers) is leading the establishment of an accurate, current database of recognized international degrees and institutions to be used consistently by the provincial and territorial licensing bodies. It is expected that the database will reduce duplication of effort, resulting in a reduced processing time for international engineering graduates’ applications.
Canadian companies make hiring
decisions every day. Each is
looking for the best minds in the country to help build their businesses,
expand knowledge and solve problems.
That person may be an engineer, licensed in
Upcoming Events –
Upcoming Events – Montréal
ICIAR 2007: International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition - (non-IEEE event)
August 22-24, 2007
Electrical Power Conference 2007 (EPC 2007) - "Renewable and Alternative
October 25 – 26, 2007
2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
October 7-10, 2007
The 2007 LARGE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS CONFERENCE ON ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING (LESCOPE'2007)
October 11-12, 2007
IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 08)
June 26 -
2nd International Conference on Access Networks
August 22-24, 2007
Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St., Ottawa
41st IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology
October 8-11, 2007
Upcoming Events – Toronto
The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE08
May 4 - 7, 2008,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
August 22-24, 2007
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