IEEE Kingston Section

IEEE
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


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


October 11th, 2017

 

Queen’s University IEEE Student Branch cordially invites 

IEEE Members and Students to its 

Meet and Greet event

When: 5:30PM, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Where: Walter Light Hall, Room 302

 

   

QIEEE Meet and Greet Poster

    


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