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High Spectral Efficiency for Future Wireless Communications

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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

HIGH SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY FOR FUTURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

 

Date:        Wednesday, December 13th, 2017.

Time:       2:00 – 3:00PM

Venue:     WLH302 , Walter Light Hall, Queens University, Kingston.

Speaker:  Prof. Claude D’Amours, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Abstract: Much research is focused on increasing spectral efficiency of current wireless systems to contribute to the large increases in capacity required for future wireless communication systems.  New research is focusing on non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), Spatial modulation and multiplexing, error control coding and multiuser detection as methods to increase spectral efficiency.  In this talk we will examine different methods based on CDMA or SC-FDMA techniques as well as MIMO technology to improve spectral efficiency.

Speaker Bio: Claude D’Amours completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Ottawa in 1995.  He was employed at the Communications Research Centre as a Systems Engineer in 1995 before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at RMC later that year.  He joined the School of Information technology and Engineering, later named the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the University of Ottawa in 1999.  He was the Vice Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 2007-2011 and has been the Director of the School since 2013.  His research areas focus on physical layer technologies for future wireless communications.

 

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

AT THE INTERSECTION OF MEDICINE, ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING – IEEE DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The  EMB/RA/CS Societies Joint Chapter of IEEE Kingston Section is proud to sponsor the following IEEE Distinguished Seminar:

At the Intersection of Medicine, Engineering and Computing

Date:        Thursday, November 16th, 2017.

Time:       1:00 – 2:00PM

Venue:     Dunning Hall, Room 14,  Queens University, Kingston.

Speaker:  Prof. Alex Hartov, Dartmouth College, USA

 

Abstract: Surgery developed in human history as a highly skilled activity to treat a wide variety of ailments.  Its effectiveness has increased dramatically over the centuries as our understanding of anatomy, physiology and the course of diseases has deepened.  While medical advances still contribute to improvements in surgical procedures, we have now reached a new stage where engineering and computational methods are contributing to significant improvements in surgical outcomes. This new development has the potential to also change the nature of ailments that surgery can help.  Underlying this progress are development in imaging technology which have contributed both to better diagnostic capabilities and to better therapeutic procedures, particularly in the field of image-guided surgery.  In this presentation, a number of technological developments that have contributed to improvements in surgery will be presented and analyzed.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Hartov was born in France and moved to the US where he attended university.  He graduated with a BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering) from Northeastern University in 1984, and obtained his MS and PhD from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in 1988 and 1991 respectively.  He was invited to join the Thayer School research faculty in 1996 where he worked on the development of electrical impedance tomography for breast cancer screening.  Dr. Hartov also worked in collaboration with neurosurgeons on the development of apparatus and algorithms used in imaged surgery and is named as an inventor on several related patents.

 

This seminar is open to the general public with free admission. For further information, please contact Dr. Gabor Fitchinger

Surgical Robotics: A Haptic System for Eye Surgery Training

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

The  EMB/RA/CS Societies Joint Chapter of IEEE Kingston Section is proud to sponsor the following technical lecture:

Surgical Robotics: A Haptic System for Eye Surgery Training

Date:        Monday, September 25th, 2017.

Time:       2:30 – 3:30PM

Venue:     WLH302 , Walter Light Hall, Queens University, Kingston.

Speaker:  Dr. Hamid D. Taghirad. Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

 

Abstract: One of the main research themes at the Advanced Robotics and Automated System (ARAS) group is surgical robotics. Our surgical robotics research group aims at developing new robotics-based technologies for robot-assisted surgery and surgery training applications. This includes design and implementation of mechanical and electrical components as well as development of innovative control structures for these systems.  In this talk, a brief overview on control architectures for improved transparency in bilateral teleoperation systems will be introduced and the stability analysis of such systems will be discussed. Then the current project of the group on Haptic System for Eye Surgery Training will be presented with special focus on the development of a robotic-assisted eye surgery system. The mechanical design of this system and its novel bilateral teleoperation control structure will be elaborated in this presentation.  Our collaboration with the surgeons and engineers in Farabi Eye Hospital, the Center of Excellence in Ophthalmology, and BioRobotics Research Laboratory at Queen’s University is a valuable and constructive asset for this project. This project has been funded by Iranian National Institute for Medical Research Development and Iranian Research Network in Ophthalmology.

Speaker Bio: Hamid D. Taghirad received his B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1989. He received his M.Sc. in mechanical engineering in 1993, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1997, both from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is currently a Professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and the Director of the Advanced Robotics and Automated System (ARAS) at K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He is a senior member of IEEE, the chairman of Control System Society Chapter in IEEE Iran Section, member of the board of Industrial Control Center of Excellence (ICCE), at K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Editor in Chief of Mechatronics Magazine, and a member of the Editorial board of International Journal of Robotics: Theory and Application and International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. His research interest is robust and nonlinear control applied to robotic systems. His publications include five books including Parallel Robots: Mechanics and Control, and more than 200 papers in international Journals and conference proceedings.

 

This seminar is open to the general public with free admission and light refreshments. For further information, please contact Dr. Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad 

FREE REGISTRATION FOR IEEE MEMBERS: IEEE Kingston-Sponsored Talks at HPCS2017

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The  IEEE Kingston Joint Communications and Computer Chapter is proud to sponsor the following plenary sessions at the 2017 High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS2017):


The Dansgaard-Oeschger Oscillation of Glacial Climate: A Stringent Test of Global Warming Model Skill

Date:          Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.

Time:         9:00AM – 10:00AM

Venue:       Biosciences Main Auditorium (rm 1101), Queen’s University, 30 Arch St., Kingston.

Lecturer:  Dr. William Peltier, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRSC
                   University Professor of Physics, Director of the Centre for Global Change Science, Department of Physics,                                    University of Toronto

Abstract & Speaker Bio: See HPCS website

 


Using Big Data for Cognitive Computing approaches to Personalised Medicine for Preterm Birth, First Responder Resilience and Astronaut Health

Date:          Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.

Time:         1:30PM – 2:30PM

Venue:       Biosciences Main Auditorium (rm 1101), Queen’s University, 30 Arch St., Kingston.

Lecturer:  Dr. Carolyn McGregor, AM, PhD, BAPPSC, SMIEEE
                   Professor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics

Abstract & Speaker Bio: See HPCS website

 


Modeling Human Learning to Inform Machine Learning

Date:          Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

Time:         9:00AM – 10:00AM

Venue:       Biosciences Main Auditorium (rm 1101), Queen’s University, 30 Arch St., Kingston.

Lecturer:  Dr. Michael Jones
                   W.K. Estes Chair of Cognitive Modeling, Professor of Cognitive Science, Professor of Psychological and Brain                             Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington

Abstract & Speaker Bio: See HPCS website

 


 Dispersion-Corrected Density-Functional Theory, Molecular Crystals, and Polymorphism

Date:          Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

Time:         1:30PM – 2:30PM

Venue:       Biosciences Main Auditorium (rm 1101), Queen’s University, 30 Arch St., Kingston.

Lecturer:  Dr. Erin R. Johnson
                  Associate Professor Dept. of Chemistry Dalhousie, Herzberg-Becke Chair in Theoretical Chemistry 
                   B.Sc. (Hons.) in Integrated Science (Mathematics and Chemistry) Carleton University
Ph.D. Chemistry at Queen’s University

Abstract & Speaker Bio: See HPCS website

 


SNO, SNOLAB and High Performance Computing

Date:          Friday, June 9th, 2017.

Time:         11:00AM – 12:00PM

Venue:       Biosciences Attrium, Queen’s University, 30 Arch St., Kingston.

Lecturer:  Dr.Arthur B. McDonald, CC, FRSC
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, Queen’s University

Abstract & Speaker Bio: See HPCS website

 

All IEEE members are invited to attend the keynote sessions by top researchers, including Nobel Laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald. Please register for free at http://2017.hpcs.ca/ using discount code: IEEE_KINGSTON

Abstracts and bios are available at http://2017.hpcs.ca/

For further information, please contact Dr. Francois Chan