IEEE Boise Computer Chapter

IEEE
March 8th, 2016
“23 Technologies That Will Shape the Computing World”

Dr. Dennis Frailey will present a talk on technologies that will have a significant impact on the computing industry by 2022.

Dennis recently retired as a PFrailey Closeuprincipal Fellow at Raytheon Company. He serves on the IEEE-Computer Society Board of Governors and Education Activities Board and is an ABET accreditation program evaluator. He helped start the software engineering program at SMU and was vice-chair of the ACM/IEEE Software Engineering Coordinating Committee. He is a past vice president of ACM.

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time: 7PM

Location: ENGR 110, 1375 University Dr, Boise State University

Brought to you by the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM. No admission charge. Open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more details, please visit https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38854 .


October 21st, 2015

Date: November 3rd, 2015

Time: 6pm

Location: BSU Student Union Building

 

You are invited to join the Boise Computer Society for our annual banquet on November 3rd. Our guest speaker is Dr. Tim Andersen, the department chair of Computer Science at Boise State University. Dr. Andersen will address the role of computer science in fostering research, innovation, economic development, and job creation nationally and in Idaho.

To learn more about the banquet, our speaker and to register please visit our web page at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/36576 . Registration deadline is 5pm, Oct. 26th.


October 21st, 2015

Date:  October 23-24th , 2015

Time: 00:00:00 UTC (local Boise time October 23, 6pm – October 24, 6pm)

Location: BSU Campus

 

“IEEEXtreme” is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members, supported by an IEEE Student Branch, advised and proctored by IEEE members, compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

We have four teams from BSU signed up for the IEEExtreme competition, which is great! The Boise section will pay for food, beverages, and snacks for the team and proctors.

We are looking for at least six proctors to sign up. The time blocks are 4-5 hours. The primary goal of the proctors is to make sure the students are having fun. As a proctor you also have the responsibility to make sure the teams are working on problems, that they are comfortable and getting adequate rest, and are eating, drinking and exercising during the 24 hour competition.

If you’re able to work this event, thank you! Please sign up for a time slot by Monday, October 19th. The link is at http://doodle.com/poll/tgduaswrecxhua5q. If you have questions, please contact Chris Gunning, cgunning@ieee.org, for more information.


September 11th, 2015

The slides from Victoria’s talk are available here: Victoria Gunning talk slides – Detecting Tampered Image Regions – 20150831

The recording of her talk is available here.


August 21st, 2015
Speaker: Victoria Gunning (MIT Computer Vision Lab)
 Victoria Gunning LinkedIn picture
Photo manipulation and digital cameras are present almost everywhere in society today. The software needed to create convincing altered images is easily available and most everyone has either a cell phone with a camera or a digital camera constantly with them. Because of this and the increased usability and learnability of the photo manipulation software and the readily available cameras, editing and manipulating images convincingly can be done by amateurs. Most people are able to easily take a photo using their cellphone and perform basic image manipulation without having to touch a desktop or laptop. While most of the time image manipulation is performed to enhance an image or create ridiculous scenes for appreciation or entertainment by the individual, there are several contexts in which one would want to know whether an image has been altered. Developing a tool that can detect a camera’s unique fingerprint and then detect regions of an image that have been tampered with would apply to several fields such as law enforcement, media, and banking. This talk will present an overview of current research including work being done at the MIT Computer Vision Lab.
Biography: Victoria recently graduated from MIT in Computer Science and Engineering and is currently an intern at HP. She will return to MIT this fall to pursue an M.Eng. degree focusing in Human Computer Interfaces and Graphics. She will also be a TA for the Edgerton Center’s popular Strobe Project Lab. In her spare time, she enjoys projecting movies for MIT’s Lecture Series Committee (LSC) and spending time with her friends figure skating, sailing, skiing, and baking cookies and pies.

Date: August 31st, 2015

Time: 12 Noon

Location: Hewlett-Packard, 11311 Chinden Blvd. Check into the lobby in Building 1 and you will be escorted from there.

Brought to you by the IEEE Boise Computer Society and the IEEE Boise Signal Processing Society. No admission charge. For more details, please visit https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35679 .