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Baltimore Section Announcements


Baltimore Section Member Wins IEEE Technical Field Award

Baltimore Section member, Hynek Hermansky, was awarded the 2020 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award for contributions to speech processing and feature extraction for robust speech recognition.  This award, sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, is presented for outstanding contribution to the advancement of speech and/or audio signal processing.  Congratulations Dr. Hermansky!


Call for 2020 Baltimore Section Officer Nominations

The IEEE Baltimore Section Executive Committee (ExCom) is seeking candidates for Section Officers for 2020.  The ExCom is responsible for managing, coordinating, and financing Section activities and events, including conferences, continuing education, membership growth, and middle and high school outreach, to name a few.  The Section comprises 12 Society Chapters and two Affinity Groups (Young Professional Program and Women In Engineering).  The officer positions are Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  We will be gathering candidate information throughout the summer for voting during the fall.  If you are available to support the Section in one of these positions, or know of someone who might be interested, please contact Dave Kisak, dkisak@ieee.org.

Baltimore Section had a fabulous inaugural Brain-to-Computer-Interface (B2CI) competition on Saturday March 2nd.  Congratulations to the teams that competed in the event and the judges that spent time supporting and guiding the competition.  Thanks for making this a technologically exciting cutting-edge event!  Thanks to the steering group staff from Anne Arundel Community College, Capitol Tech University, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and Maryland Technology Assistance Program.

We also thank our sponsors from the IEEE Baltimore Section and the IEEE Brain Initiative for their support; and also the National Electronics Museum who granted us use of the Pioneer Hall venue.  Come back and visit our website in a couple of months for information on B2CI 2020 events and registration.


Our section is pleased to offer the following upcoming events.