SCADA Fundamentals and Security Threats Faced by Electrical Utilities

Attendees will learn about SCADA fundamentals and services provided to the company by the Technical Operations Group. The discussion will include threats to electric utilities who are faced with increasingly frequent cyberattacks.  Some of the recent notable attacks in the world will be reviewed and Young will describe what the SCADA/EMS Department is doing to… Read more

Milorad Papic newly elevated to IEEE Fellow

Congratulations to Milorad Papic from our section. Milorad was selected for the 2019 IEEE Fellow class for his contributions to probabilistic planning methods to mitigate cascading of the bulk power system. The IEEE Fellows Directory and a list of the newly elevated Class of 2019 can be found here: https://www.ieee.org/membership/fellows/fellows-directory.html .

BSU Cyber-Physical Systems Security Forum on Nov. 30th

You are invited to the upcoming event organized by Boise State University: Join us for a Cyber-Physical Systems Security Forum at Boise State University on November 30. This FREE interactive forum is designed to promote discussion on the cyber-physical security risks, threats, and challenges organizations face. To help frame the discussion, we have invited industry leaders… Read more

IEEEXtreme Region 6 unofficial results

Here are the UNOFFICIAL RESULTS for IEEEXtreme 12.0 Region 6 teams as of November 8, 2018.  Final results will be posted soon on the IEEEXtreme web site at https://ieeextreme.org/. The members of the winning team, “Sheep”, are Rachel Weber, Wyte Krongapiradee, and Frank Shi. Region 6 will sponsor them to attend the IEEE Rising Stars Conference… Read more

Robotics are for girls! 

   At least that’s the mantra for the high school “all girl”  FIRST robotics team at Boise State University who affectionately call themselves  the “Chickadees”(http://coen.boisestate.edu/firstrobotics/).    FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that… Read more

Micron Co-Founders Will Launch New COBE Speaker Series

From Boise State University Campus News, Nov. 5th, 2018: The co-founders of Micron Technology are the first speakers for Entrepreneur Connect, the new speaker series in the College of Business and Economics (COBE). The inaugural event, “Starting Micron – Founders Ward Parkinson and Joe Parkinson Share Their Story,” is free and open to the public. It will… Read more

Fundamental Barriers in Computer Science

Join us Thursday, November 1st at 4:30PM in RUCH 110 for a presentation from Perry Lea on Fundamental Barriers in Computer Science. This event is free and open to the public. It will be cohosted by the IEEE Boise State Student Branch and the IEEE Boise Computer Society. Speaker(s): Perry Lea, Location: Room: RUCH 110… Read more

IEEEXtreme 12.0 – Congrats to Boise section teams!

Congratulations to both Boise section teams for their outstanding performance in IEEEXtreme 12.0 on Oct 19-20. IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. The NNU team “BarrysBest” placed 8th and the BSU team “MoroWhiteErway” placed… Read more

Machine Learning Presentation

Come and watch a remote presentation from Thomas Deselaers, a machine learning specialist at Google. Thomas Deselaers received the PhD and diploma degrees from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He is a software engineer at Google Switzerland. Prior he was a postdoc in the computer vision group of ETH Zurich in Switzerland. His research interests… Read more

2018 IEEE Boise Section Fall Picnic

Free IEEE Boise Section fall picnic catered by Boise student branches. Family and friends are welcome. Location: Room: Picnic Site 2: Chestnut KA Municipal Park 500 S Walnut St Boise, Idaho 83712

2018 IEEE Boise Section Fall Picnic

Free IEEE Boise Section fall picnic catered by Boise student branches. Family and friends are welcome. Location: Room: Picnic Site 2: Chestnut KA Municipal Park 500 S Walnut St Boise, Idaho 83712

Annual Picnic, Friday Sept 14

The Boise Section BBQ / Picnic is free to attend for all IEEE Members and their families. The event will be arranged and catered by IEEE Boise State University student branch. Date/Time: Friday, Sept 14, 2018, 6pm to 8:30pm Location: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, 500 S Walnut St, Boise. Click here for Map Event contact: Boise State University IEEE Student Branch: ieee.bsu.officers@gmail.com

2018 IEEE PMAPS Conference

Every two years, academics, researchers, engineers and scientists worldwide come together to discuss the common theme of power engineering under uncertainty at the International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS). In June 2018, this prestigious conference will be held in Boise, Idaho. The organizers of this Conference are IEEE Power and Energy… Read more

2018 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS)

2018 PMAPS Conference Topics The conference topics are restrictive to those related to probabilistic methods applied to power systems and the utility industry. These include but are not limited to the following: Reliability for system planning, operation, control and protection Reliability centered maintenance and asset management Uncertainties and correlations in renewable energy systems Outage data… Read more

Probablistic Methods Applied to Power Systems

Co-sponsored by: MBussert@idahopower.com Presentation will focus on various issues related to the application of probabilistic methods to the power systems including: early beginning of the application of probabilistic methods, WSCC Probabilistic criteria, IEEE current efforts, risk-based projects at IPC, current industry effort, PMAPS 2018 international conference, etc. Speaker(s): Milorad Papic, Location: Room: CHQ Auditorium Idaho… Read more

2018 IEEE Boise Banquet

Guest speaker, Dr. Gurtej S. Sandhu, Senior Fellow and Director at Micron Technology Inc. will deliver a topic on, “Memory Chips Technology – the untold story of innovation”. Biography: https://www.micron.com/about/our-company/leadership/gurtej-sandhu Continental style dinner with vegetarian and regular options.  Award Ceremony and presentation. Free parking details will be sent to the registered email address Registration Deadline: Sunday, 4/15/2018… Read more

2018 IEEE BOISE BANQUET Guest speaker, Dr. Gurtej S. Sandhu, Senior Fellow and Director at Micron Technology Inc. will deliver a topic on, “Memory Chips Technology – the untold story of innovation”. Biography: https://www.micron.com/about/our-company/leadership/gurtej-sandhu Continental style dinner with vegetarian and regular options. Award Ceremony and presentation. Free parking details will be sent to the registered email address Registration Deadline:… Read more

2018 IEEE-Boise Banquet

Guest speaker, Dr. Gurtej S. Sandhu, Senior Fellow and Director at Micron Technology Inc. will deliver a topic on, “Memory Chips Technology – the untold story of innovation”. Biography: https://www.micron.com/about/our-company/leadership/gurtej-sandhu Continental style dinner with vegetarian and regular options. Award Ceremony and presentation. Free parking details will be sent to the registered email address Registration Deadline: Sunday, 4/15/2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-ieee-boise-banquet-registration-tickets-44577768305 

The Grand Challenges for Engineering

Co-sponsored by: John Stubban The Grand Challenges for Engineering Speaker(s): Larry Stauffer, Location: Room: In the auditorium next to the front desk. Idaho Power 1221 W Idaho St Boise, Idaho 83702

Deep medical image reconstruction and analysis

With deep learning being a paradigm shifter, a lot of innovations have also been made in medicine, ranging from medical image understanding to health record analysis. In this talk, recent advancement in medical image reconstruction and analysis carried by our group at RPI will be presented. The involved tasks include low-dose CT image denoising, compressive… Read more

IEEE Boise Section Opcomm

IEEE Boise Opcomm. Discussion of section events, budget, and travel planning, etc. Speaker(s): Everybody, Location: Room: 201 Bldg: MEC Boise State University Boise, Idaho 83725

Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is Here – IBL talk by Perry Lea

This is an Idaho Business League (IBL) event. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to shape our professional and personal lives, business leaders are expanding and exploring innovative ways to engage directly with their customers. Perry Lea, a renowned author on IoT, will take the audience through modern IoT use cases that are not… Read more

Quantum Computing: A Tutorial Survey

Sponsored by: IEEE Boise Computer Society Over the past several decades, from Richard Feynman’s Simulating Physics with Computers to recent quantum science conferences. quantum computing has evolved to seek answers to the question: can we gain some advantage by processing, transmitting, and storing information encoded in systems that exhibit unique quantum attributes? We now know the answer… Read more

Idaho Future City Results

The 14th Idaho Region Future City competition was held on Saturday, January 20th at Boise State University. This year’s competition included 36 teams from 18 different schools. Participants came from all over Idaho including Blackfoot, Boise, Caldwell, Garden Valley, Homedale, Kuna, Meridian, Nampa, Riggins, Sandpoint, and Wilder. The IEEE Boise Section and IEEE-USA were a Platinum… Read more