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“Machine Learning and Signal processing Methods in Live Business Intelligence Operations” October 15

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

IEEE Austin COMSOC/SP Meeting

Machine Learning and Signal processing Methods in Live Business Intelligence Operations

Speakers: Dr. Choudur K. Lakshminarayan

Principal research Scientist in HP

Oct. 15, 2015, 6:00–8:00 pm

Abstract

As the ability to collect data from sensors in industrial applications is increasing at a fast rate, there is a need for algorithms to process data in near real-time to generate actionable insights at the speed of business. To detect patterns in the massive amount of data requires fast, on-line algorithms. Live BI monitors the state of the system, detects a diversity of anomalous events and warns about impending failures. In this talk, I present algorithms using signal processing, non-linear dynamical systems, and time series in a framework known as the mixture of experts to quickly detect changes in patterns in the streaming data. We demonstrate the usefulness of our approach through a problem from the Energy Industry. Our algorithms constructed to detect changes in flow patterns in oil from a production bore-well in real time however are not restricted to oil flows and can easily be applied to other areas such as event tracking in data centers, IT operations, and other applications where large volumes of streaming data is the norm.

Presenters/Bios

Choudur K. Lakshminarayan is a Principal research Scientist in HP. He works in the areas of mathematical statistics, applied mathematics, and machine learning with applications in data mining, data compression, and data analysis of structured and unstructured data in real-time settings. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences and lives in Austin, Texas.

Location:

ATT Labs
Room #220
9505 Arboretum, Austin
Austin,  Texas
United States 78729
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THIS EVENT IS FREE.  Please RSVP at:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/36355

For any questions, please contact COMSOC/SP Chair Fawzi Behmann at f.behmann@ieee.org

 

“Leadership Improv” May 21

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

IEEE Austin COMSOC/SP Meeting

Leadership Improv

Speakers:  Mr. Glenn Stephens and Ms. Leslie Martinich

May 21, 2015, 6:00–8:00 pm

Abstract:

Do you want your boss to have better leadership skills?  Come join us (and bring your boss if you like) for a free Leadership Improv class!  Borrowing techniques from the world of improv comedy and using scenarios directly from the tech industry, Glenn Stephens and Leslie Martinich will engage you with a fun demonstration of the skills and practices that can make or break a leader ­employee interaction.  Take these techniques back to your office, and everyone will have fun while they improve their skills.

Speaker/BIO:

Glenn Stephens is a software engineer, project manager and digital online marketer for over 25 years. He has worked at IBM, Novell, Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor. He managed internet business strategy and development of customer facing applications including enterprise web site content, mobile applications, web analytics, eCommerce, and marketing and sales force lead automation platforms. Mr. Stephens is recognized and celebrated as an exceptional manager and mentor in the business world. He is a natural communicator and uses his skills to distill big picture ideas into actionable goals.  While juggling the demands of his executive role, he remained focused on nurturing the skills of his expansive team.Leslie Martinich is a software engineer and executive in the software industry.  She is a noted author and expert in technology leadership and innovation.  She is an invited speaker to international conferences and executive education programs. Her recent eBook is My Career, Your Career

IEEE COMSOC/SP Austin in collaboration with Computer Society Chapter, Technology and Engineering Management Society, Women In Engineering, Education Society.

Location:
ATT Labs
Room #220
9505 Arboretum, Austin
Austin,  Texas
United States 78729
Click here for Map

<THIS EVENT IS FREE.  Please RSVP at:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/34490

For any questions, please contact COMSOC/SP Chair Fawzi Behmann at f.behmann@ieee.org

IEEE COMSOC/SP (Austin) website: http://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/

“A method to Test Audio/Video Delay in Adaptive Bitrate Networks” April 23

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

IEEE Austin COMSOC/SP Meeting

A method to Test Audio/Video Delay in Adaptive Bitrate Networks

Speakers:  Mr. Pierre Costa

April 23, 2015, 6:00–8:00 pm

Abstract:

The way in which video programming is delivered to users has changed dramatically in the last several years. Live Broadcast and Sports, which were traditionally linear video transmissions to TV’s in homes, is being replaced with Adaptive Bitrate streaming which can reach not only TV’s but wireless devices such as tablets and smart phones. This new method of delivering video to users presents new challenges in the development and testing of these systems.

This presentation focuses on testing lipsync, a very critical parameter in the delivery of video. It is well known that large variations in lipsync (whether audio leading or lagging video) creates a very negative quality of experience by the user. A method to tackle testing lipsync in real-time, using objective techniques is described. The key is to accurately measure lipsync of a program which has been processed to generate many different profiles (bitrate, frame rate, etc.). The method uses simple electronic signalprocessing along with the aid of a digital acquisition system.

Speaker/BIO:

bodies and has co-chaired the ATIS Network Performance and QoS subcommittee, the VSF HBRAV and QoE technical groups. He is a member of IEEE and SMPTE, and a contributor and board member of the Video Services Forum. Mr. Costa developed early ATM technology at Washington University, MO. and has been active in video quality measurement standards as well as QoS standards for close to twenty years. He received his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Texas at Austin. He owns two patents in IP-ATM protocol conversion and 27 patents in video technologies.

Co-sponsored with the Computer Society Chapter

Location:
ATT Labs
Room #220
9505 Arboretum, Austin
Austin,  Texas
United States 78729
Click here for Map

THIS EVENT IS FREE.  Please RSVP at:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33941

For any questions, please contact COMSOC/SP Chair Fawzi Behmann at f.behmann@ieee.org

IEEE COMSOC/SP (Austin) website: http://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/

“An Update on UHD Technology Evaluation” Dec. 18

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

IEEE Austin COMSOC/SP Meeting

An Update on UHD Technology Evaluation

Speakers: Mr. Pierre Costa

Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T

Dec 18, 2014, 6:30–9 pm

Abstract:

Beyond being the hottest buzzword in the business, 4K or UHD is a breakthrough technology that’s shaking up the industry and rewriting the rulebook on image resolution and quality. A 4K image is four times the size of an HD image (1920 x 1080) or a remarkable 3840 x 2160! This amazing resolution creates an immersive experience where the added detail and size are similar to looking out a large window. The 4K TV new standard affects not just the world of TV and cinema, but cameras, smartphones, tablets, computer monitors and video games. Practically anything that displays images or records video will need to reckon with 4K in the coming years. But this new technology also presents some challenges, particularly in video transmission systems because of the enormous amount of data it requires. This presentation summarizes 4K work performed at ATT Labs Austin facility in the last year.

This presentation is made up of two part:

1.       Video Quality Assessment for 4K Distribution: discusses the use of 4K content encoding for distribution networks, more specifically the difference between real-time encoding and off-line encoding (non real-time)

2.       Delivering 4K content over Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) networks: this segment focuses on implantations of 4K video delivery on real (existing) networks and points to future requirements on network elements.

Speaker/BIO:

Pierre Costa is Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Laboratories in Austin, TX where he is a research engineer in the area of video technologies. He has been an active member of several Standards bodies and has co-chaired the ATIS Network Performance and QoS subcommittee, the VSF HBRAV and QoE technical groups. He is a member of IEEE and SMPTE, and a contributor and board member of the Video Services Forum. Mr. Costa developed early ATM technology at Washington University, MO. and has been active in video quality measurement standards as well as QoS standards for close to twenty years. He received his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Texas at Austin. He owns two patents in IP-ATM protocol conversion and 27 patents in video technologies.

Location:
ATT Labs
Room #220
9505 Arboretum, Austin
Austin,  Texas
United States 78729
Click here for Map

THIS EVENT IS FREE.  Please RSVP at:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/30639

For any questions, please contact COMSOC/SP Chair Fawzi Behmann at f.behmann@ieee.org

IEEE COMSOC/SP (Austin) website: http://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/

“Software Defined Networking: Why, When, Where, and How” Dec 12

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

IEEE Austin COMSOC/SP Meeting

Software Defined Networking: Why, When, Where, and How

Co-Sponsor: CASPA

Speakers:  Prof. Ying-Dar Lin,

National Chiao Tung University and
Director of Network Benchmarking Lab (NBL), Taipei, Taiwan

Dec. 12, 2014, 6:30–9 pm

Abstract:

The first wave of cloud computing was to centralize and virtualize servers into the clouds, with a phenomenal result. The emerging second wave, named Software Defined Networking (SDN), is to centralize and virtualize networking, especially its control, into the clouds. SDN deployment started from data centers and now expands to the model of “networking as a service” (NaaS) offered by the operators to enterprise and residential subscribers. By centralizing the control-plane software of routers and switches to the controller, and its applications, and controlling the data-plane of these devices remotely, SDN reduces the capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) because the devices become simpler and hence cheaper and number of administrators could be reduced. SDN also enables fast service orchestration because the data plane is highly programmable from the remote control plane at controllers and applications. However, as we detach control plane from where data plane resides, new protocols shall be introduced between control plane and data plane, as the southbound API between controllers and devices and the northbound API between controllers and applications. As we further extend the control plane from controllers to applications such as Service Chaining (SC) and data plane from devices to Network Function Virtualization (NFV), newer mechanisms and APIs need to be added to these APIs. We argue why, when, and where SDN would prevail, and then illustrate how to make it happen. We shall introduce the key technology components, including OpenFlow, SC, NFV, and Network Service Header (NSH) and then review the issues on standardization, development, deployment, and research. At the end, the development and deployment experiences of a campus SDN solution for Wi-Fi/switch control and management are shared.
Speaker/BIO:
YING-DAR LIN is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 1993. He served as the CEO of Telecom Technology Center during 2010-2011 and a visiting scholar at Cisco Systems in San Jose during 2007–2008. Since 2002, he has been the founder and director of Network Benchmarking Lab (NBL,www.nbl.org.tw), which reviews network products with real traffic. NBL recently became an approved test lab of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He also cofounded L7 Networks Inc. in 2002, which was later acquired by D-Link Corp. His research interests include design, analysis, implementation, and benchmarking of network protocols and algorithms, quality of services, network security, deep packet inspection, wireless communications, embedded hardware/software co-design, and recently software defined networking. 
Location:
ATT Labs
Room #220
9505 Arboretum, Austin
Austin,  Texas
United States 78729
Click here for Map

THIS EVENT IS FREE.  Please RSVP at:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/30031

For any questions, please contact COMSOC/SP Chair Fawzi Behmann at f.behmann@ieee.org

IEEE COMSOC/SP (Austin) website: http://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/

“Engineers and Government“ Nov 20

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

IEEE Austin COMSOC/SP Meeting

Engineers and Government

Speaker: Mr. Len Hause, Diplomacy Fellow and President of MashBrain LLC

Nov 20, 2014, 6–8 pm

Abstract:
As more of the analog world is being converted, analyzed and controlled via the digital domain, the role of the engineer is expanding as well. They face new challenges of scale, adoption, governance, economics and security. Are engineers being properly prepared? Where are there opportunities for engineers to be engaged in these challenges? The speaker will provide a career perspective on the intersection of engineering and governance and the profile of the next generation of engineers.

Speaker/BIO:
Len Hause (Len@MashBrain.com) is an IEEE Engineering and Diplomacy Fellow for the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues. He is also president of MashBrain LLC where he consults on transformational strategies that leverage Internet technology and marketing. He was a Fellow of the Technical Staff, Associate of the Science Advisory Board, Internetologist, and Senior Marketing Director at Motorola where he spent more than 30 years in global management roles and as an individual contributor. He has been recognized as a pioneer in the adoption of Internet protocols and culture withinthe Enterprise for innovation, collaboration and organizational learning. He is a member of the IEEE, Association for Computing Machinery, The Recording Academy and has served on many industry, educational, corporate, and government advisory boards and consortiums. Len holds U.S. Patents in telecom and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Location:
ATT Labs
Room #220
9505 Arboretum, Austin
Austin,  Texas
United States 78729
Click here for Map

THIS EVENT IS FREE.  Please RSVP at:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/29923

For any questions, please contact COMSOC/SP Chair Fawzi Behmann at f.behmann@ieee.org

IEEE COMSOC/SP (Austin) website: http://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/

“ZPEG video compression technology – How it can be monetized?” Aug 21

Monday, July 28th, 2014

IEEE Austin COMSOC/SP Meeting

ZPEG video compression technology – How it can be monetized?

Speaker:Dr. Raymond Westwater, President Futureware, LLC

Aug 21, 2014, 6–8 pm

Abstract:
Video compression is a mathematically complex subject where solutions require years of research and thousands of hours of development time – to arrive at prototype solutions. New contributions must compete with established standards and even free technologies, and the sales cycles for mature products are typically 12 to 18 months. So how can a new technology be monetized, particularly by a start-up? This question is answered in this presentation, a follow-on to the technology presentation of last year described below.

The three-dimensional DCT optimally decorrelates video content, making it an important tool applicable to various areas of motion video processing. The 3D DCT forms the basis of an ideal image quality processing algorithm, improving upon the existing JND subband decomposition technique. The 3D DCT is a statistically optimal description of motion video that forms the basis of a new motion video format conversion algorithm. This format conversion algorithm has application in crossconversion of video content between high definition and standard definition formats, and in the recovery of information lost in transmission (or compression). Finally, the 3D DCT is used to formulate an important new compression algorithm (ZPEG), which gives highest theoretically possible compression ratios without visual loss. These areas will be discussed, and a live demonstration of the ZPEG video algorithm will be conducted.

Speaker/BIO:
Dr. Raymond Westwater is President of Futureware, LLC, an Austin Technology Incubator Landing Pad start-up company (www.futureware.com). He holds a PhD in video compression from Florida Atlantic University and has worked in video and cellular transmission applications for Lucent, Microsoft, and Intel, secure radio for the US military, and for AT&T Labs qualifying head-end equipment for the IPTV U-verse product.

A special note: The evening will feature Brazilian catering from Joceli Romao.

Location:
AT&T Labs
9505 Arboretum, Austin
Austin,  Texas
United States 78729
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THIS EVENT IS FREE.  Please RSVP at:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/27511

For any questions, please contact COMSOC/SP Chair Fawzi Behmann at f.behmann@ieee.org

IEEE COMSOC/SP (Austin) website: http://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/

Welcome to the IEEE Central Texas Austin Communications / Signal Processing Joint Chapter

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

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