IEEE Kingston Section

September 3rd, 2016

The  IEEE Kingston Communications and Computer Chapter is proud to sponsor the following IEEE lecture:

A Perspective on the Development of Defence Electronic Systems

Date:       Thursday, September 8th, 2016.

Time:       3:00PM

Venue:     S4214 (Sawyer Building),  Royal Military College of Canada

Speaker:  Robert Inkol (previously with Defence Research and Development Canada – DRDC)

Abstract: In the development of defence electronic systems, there are inevitably numerous challenges and pitfalls that must be identified and addressed if useful results are to be realized. This presentation draws on the author’s previous experiences with Defence R&D Canada to explore real world issues in the development of defence electronic systems. While this presentation is of particular interest to engineers who are or will be involved in the development, procurement and life cycle management of defence electronic systems, it will also be of interest to those having a broader interest in system engineering.

Speaker Bio: Robert Inkol (M’73 – SM’86)  received the B.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1976 and 1978, respectively. From 1978 to 2012, he was a Defence Scientist with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) where he was responsible for the technical leadership of various electronic warfare related projects and research programs. He was responsible for numerous contributions to the application of very large scale integrated circuit technology and digital signal processing techniques to electronic warfare systems. In addition to having produced numerous publications, Mr. Inkol holds four patents. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and has served as a reviewer for various publications and as a Technical Program Committee member for several IEEE conferences. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. Since 2014, he has carried out several studies and investigations on EW related topics for MDA Corporation.

This seminar is open to the general public with free admission and refreshments. For further information, please contact Dr. Francois Chan

May 2nd, 2016


IEEE Kingston Section cordially invites

IEEE Members, Students, Staff and Well Wishers to its

 2016 IEEE Annual Banquet.


with Guest Speaker


Dr. Arthur B. McDonald

2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics and

Professor Emeritus, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy




May 25th  2016, 

from 6:00pm at the

Donald Gordon Centre, 421 Union St. Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Dinner Menu:

Starter – Chef’s soup of the day, Spinach, Mandarin and red onion salad

Main Course options –

  1. Chicken Kiev (Halal available)
  2. Atlantic Salmon (gluten-free)
  3. Stuffed Pasta Primavera (vegetarian)

Desert – Molten Lava Cake (Fruit Salad available upon request)

Abstract of talk by Prof. McDonald:

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory: A success story for science and engineering

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory project involved the design, engineering and construction of a particle detector the size of a ten storey building 2 km underground under ultra-clean conditions with $300 million of heavy water as the central detection medium. With this detector it was possible observe one neutrino per hour with essentially no radioactive background in the region of interest and use this data to show conclusively that electron neutrinos produced in the core of the sun change to other neutrino flavours before reaching the earth. This requires that neutrinos have a non-zero mass, which is new physics beyond the Standard Model of Elementary Particles. The science and engineering challenges of the Nobel Prize winning project will be discussed.

Ticket Prices: (Deadline for purchase is 19 May, 2016)

Members (and max. one companion) $40.00
Student members (and max. one companion) $20.00
Non-members $50.00




Purchase tickets:

PDF version of the 2016 Banquet Announcement

March 28th, 2016

The  IEEE Kingston in collaboration with Queens University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is proud to sponsor the following  seminar:

Fundamentals and applications of the temporal Talbot effect: from pulse repetition-rate control to passive waveform amplification

Date:       Thursday, March 31st, 2016.

Time:       11:00 – 12:00

Venue:     Mackintosh-Corry B201, Queen’s University Campus

Speaker:  Dr. José Azaña, Canada Research Chair, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montréal, Canada

Abstract: The temporal Talbot effect comprises a set of self-imaging phenomena in the problem of linear group-velocity dispersion of periodic waveform (pulse) trains. This seminar will provide an overview of the fundamentals of the temporal Talbot effect, and some of its most prominent applications, including energy-preserving pulse repetition rate control, clock recovery from data signals, and noiseless amplification of repetitive waveforms without using active gain.

Speaker Bio: José Azaña holds a Telecommunication Engineer degree and a PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. Presently, he is a Professor and a Canada Research Chair at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Energie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT) in Montreal, Qc, Canada. His research interests include ultrafast photonics, optical signal processing, all-fiber and integrated-waveguide technologies, high-speed telecommunications, all-optical computing, measurement of ultrafast events, light pulse interferometry and broadband microwave signal generation and manipulation.

Prof. Azaña’s research outcome has been reported in more than 450 publications in top scientific journals and technical conferences, including nearly 200 contributions in high-impact peer-review journals (with most publications in the IEEE, OSA and Nature editorial groups), and many invited and co-invited journal publications and presentations in leading international meetings. Prof. Azaña is a Fellow of the OSA (Optical Society of America) and his research work has been recognized with several prestigious awards and distinctions, including the 2008 IEEE-Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, and the 2009 IEEE-MTT Society Microwave Prize.

This seminar is open to the general public with free admission.

March 15th, 2016

The  IEEE Kingston in collaboration with Queens University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is proud to sponsor the following  seminar:

National and International Management of Radio Frequencies for Wireless Services

Date:       Tuesday, March 15th, 2016.

Time:       3:00 – 4:00PM

Venue:     Kinesiology, Room 101, Queen’s University (28 Division Street), Kingston, Ontario

Speaker:  Dr. Veena Rawat, O.C.

Abstract: Wireless services have become an essential part of every citizen. These services use a natural, renewable resource called radio frequencies/spectrum. The radio frequency spectrum is a very precious resource which must be managed to ensure efficient and equitable access for the services which use it. There are several variables, political, socio-economics, technical among others, one must consider when managing the spectrum resource. The talk will cover what is involved in managing the spectrum at national and international levels, development of policies and regulations, using Canada, US and ITU, a UN Agency as examples.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Rawat is an internationally acclaimed expert in Radio Frequency Spectrum Planning and Management, currently working as a Communications Technologies Consultant, providing advisory services to a number of organizations and corporations nationally and internationally. In 2014 she became an Officer of the Order of Canada for her “contributions to telecommunications engineering and for leadership in establishing the global regulatory framework for radio spectrum management.”

From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Rawat worked as Vice President and Ambassador to ITU for BlackBerry. During 2004-11, Dr. Rawat was President of Communications Research Centre, the only Canadian federal government research lab conducting R&D in all communications technologies. Before heading CRC, Dr. Rawat spent 28 years within the Canadian Government where she held executive positions managing programs related to radio frequency spectrum engineering for all wireless and space communication services.

She has been keynote and invited speaker, panelist and moderator for over 100 conferences and events dealing with technology trends, wireless technologies, radio spectrum matters, and Canadian S&T matters. She has served on the Board of numerous national and international professional organizations.

Dr. Rawat has had many “firsts” in her career, a trail blazer, starting from first female PhD  ever in 1973 in Electrical Engineering from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, to being the first female (and first Canadian as well) ever to chair ITU’s highest level meeting WRC (World Radio Conference) in 2003 held in Geneva for which she was awarded ITU’s gold medal by the Secretary General.  Other key awards include: IEEE for Public Service in Communications – 2012; from the Govt of Canada the highest Public Service Award of Excellence – 2011; From Canadian Women in Communications’ Canadian Woman of the Year – 2004; Canadian Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women, Top 100 (2005).

This seminar is open to the general public with free admission.