IEEE Kingston Section

January 22nd, 2014

The IEEE Kingston Section is proud to present the following distinguished speaker seminar:

Biomedical Signal Analysis


Date:  Wednesday, March 5th, 2014.

Time:  2:00 – 3:15 PM

Location: Queens University, Walter Light Hall, Room 205

Speaker:  Professor Sri Krishnan, Ryerson University

Abstract:  A signal can be considered to be stationary if its statistical characteristics do not change with time. However, most real world signals are non-stationary and have highly complex time-varying characteristics. Common signal analysis and modelling techniques and classical time-frequency distributions (TFDs) do not readily provide the time-varying signal features of interest. There are several limitations with the classical parametric signal representations, and these problems could be obviated by using true nonstationary signal analysis tools such as adaptive signal representations and adaptive TFDs. Construction of proper adaptive TFDs and the methodologies for extracting instantaneous and quantifiable signal parameters will be discussed in detail. The extraction and monitoring of spectral and related parameters with time is of immense use in a variety of signal analysis applications such as RADAR, biomedical, and geophysics. The application of the extraction and classification of complex instantaneous signal parameters with respect to three real world biomedical signals (cardiac electrograms, pathological speech signals and knee vibration signals) will be discussed in detail.

Speaker Bio:  Sri Krishnan joined Ryerson in 1999 as an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and has held the positions of assistant chair, graduate program director and chair. He was appointed associate dean (research, development and graduate programs) in 2011, and became interim dean in 2013. Dr. Krishnan was instrumental in founding Ryerson’s undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering, the first of its kind in Canada. He oversaw the launch of several new program options in electrical engineering, and fostered numerous international collaborations and industry partnerships. Under his direction, the PhD program in electrical and computer engineering was launched, and he played a pivotal role in establishing the faculty’s Research and Innovation Office (RiO).

Dr. Krishnan’s research expertise is in biomedical signal processing. He holds one US patent and has published nearly 220 papers in refereed journals and conferences. An active collaborator with clinicians, industries and researchers, Dr. Krishnan has attracted significant research funding from many of Canada’s most prominent agencies, and holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Signal Analysis. He holds a BEng in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India, and an MSc and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of

Dr. Krishnan is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Krishnan has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Ryerson-Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award in 2011, the Ontario Research Innovation Award from Biodiscovery Toronto in 2008, and the Canadian Engineers’ Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers’ Canada in 2007.


Everyone is welcome! 

January 22nd, 2014

The IEEE Kingston Section is proud to present the following distinguished speaker seminar:

Early Frontiers for 5G Cellular Technologies


Date:  Friday January 24th, 2014.

Time:  11:00 – 12:00 AM

Location: Queens University, Walter Light Hall, Room 302

Speaker:  Dr. Ahmed Iyanda Sulyman

Abstract: This talk will focus on the specifications emerging for 5G Gigabit cellular systems and the early frontier technologies, such as mm-wave mobile technologies and massive MIMO, which system developers are hoping to explore for realizing such an ambitious wireless data rate. Then the speaker will review some of the challenges that potentially hinder the deployments of these emerging technologies, and highlight some research issues that are still open to be solved. Finally, the activities of the speaker’s research group in this area will be briefed.

Speaker Bio:  Dr. Ahmed Iyanda Sulyman received the PhD degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada in 2006. He was an Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Queen’s University during 2004-2006, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Royal Military College of Canada, during 2007-2009, and has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, since 2009, where he is currently working as an Associate Professor. His research interests are in wireless communications and signal processing. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has authored/co-authored one book, five book chapters, and over fifty journal and conference articles.


Everyone is welcome! 

November 8th, 2013

On behalf of IEEE Ottawa Section, Carleton University and other IEEE Local chapters,  The IEEE Kingston Section wishes to announce the following interesting Workshop to be held as indicated below and in the brochure:



2nd IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Chip, Package and Systems

Nov. 16, 2013; 5050MC, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada


Dear all,

On behalf of the HPCPS-2013 Steering Committee, we are glad to extend the Early Bird Registration (discounted) fees for HPCPS-2013,2nd IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Chip, Package and Systems, to be held on Nov. 16, 2013, in Ottawa and the participants are encouraged to take advantage of the same.


The program for the HPCPS-2013 is posted on the Conference Program link. This year’s program features 8 invited talks from eminent researchers and leaders in the area, including, Keynote Speeches, Invited Talks and Distinguished Lectures from:


Prof. Madhavan Swaminathan, Fellow IEEE, Director IRC, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA

Prof. Farid Najm, Fellow IEEE, Chair, Dept. of ECE, University of Toronto

Prof. Luca Daniel, Dept. of ECE, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Prof. Q. J. Zhang, Fellow IEEE, Dept. of Electronics, Carleton University

Prof. Franco Maloberti, Fellow IEEE, Uni. of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Dr. Wendem Beyene, Technical Director, Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Dr. Dipanjan Gope, VP R&D,  Nimbic Inc., Seattle, Washington, USA

Prof. Mircea R. Stan, Dept. of EE, Univ. of Virginia Charlottesville, VA, USA


HPCPS is pleased to announce 25 student awards in the form of free/discounted registrations (depending on IEEE Membership) on a first-come-first-serve basis. To be considered for the award, please fill up theApplication-Form and submit it by 10th  Nov. 2013 to


HPCPS is focused on the emerging high-performance electronic chip, packages and systems. Major theme of the workshop is focused on the co-design, modeling and analysis of the mixed-domain issues arising due to the high-speed, high-density and low-power requirements that are demanded from today’s chip, interconnect, package and systems. Particular emphasis is also placed on signal and power integrity and electromagnetic compatibility in modern designs. Emerging techniques and methodologies for mixed-domain integration of diverse modules such as novel interconnects, optical components, RF devices and MEMS with electronic chips and packages are also considered.


HPCPS-2013 is supported by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Ottawa Section, several local chapters of the IEEE and Carleton University.


Please feel free to circulate this information among your organizations and we look forward to seeing you in the HPCPS-2013.


October 25th, 2013

The IEEE Kingston Section is proud to present the following distinguished speaker seminar:

Integrated Bragg gratings in Silicon-on-Insulator


Date:  Thursday October  31st, 2013.

Time:  2:00 – 3:15 pm

Location: Queens University, Humphrey AUD

Speaker:  Professor Sophie LaRochelle

Abstract: Photonic integrated circuits in silicon-on-insulator (SOI) are currently considered a key technology to achieve low-cost high-bit-rate interconnections. Optical filters with tunable amplitude and phase response are important building blocks of these circuits. Bragg grating technology in optical fibers has been shown to provide complex spectral responses that can be tailored with high precision, although with limited tunability. In this presentation, we will examine the challenges in transferring these Bragg grating designs to silicon nanowire waveguides. We will characterize the impact of phase noise due sidewall roughness and examine how this effect can be mitigated at the design step using hybrid multimode/singlemode waveguides. We will discuss the various apodisation techniques that can be used to adjust the grating response and we will experimentally investigate gratings apodized by two of these techniques: superposition of two sidewall gratings and grating phase modulation. Finally we will show how the long grating structures necessary to implement complex filtering functions can be fabricated in a more compact form using spiral waveguides.

Speaker Bio:  Professor Sophie LaRochelle received a Bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Université Laval, Canada, in 1987; and a Ph.D. degree in optics from the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, USA, in 1992. From 1992 to 1996, she was a Research Scientist at the DRDC- Valcartier, where she worked on electro-optical systems. At Université Laval, her current research activities are focused on active and passive devices for optical communication systems including erbium-doped fiber amplifiers for spatial multiplexing, Silicon photonic circuits for short range communications, and wavelength converters for packet switched networks. Over the years, she has made contributions in the field of fiber lasers (multiwavelength, high power, narrow frequency or pulsed), all-optical signal processing (dispersion compensation, photonic code identification, pulse rate multiplication, pulse shaping and beam forming), and analog optical transmissions (radio-over-fiber, GPS-over-fiber, ultrawideband-over-fiber). In career, she has published more than 100 papers in refereed journals and more than 140 papers in international conference proceedings. She has served on the technical committees of many international conferences sponsored by the OSA, SPIE and IEEE.


Everyone is welcome.