Memphis Section IEEE
IEEE
March 15th, 2014

Memphis is home to Federal Express, St. Jude, Elvis Presley, and some awesome BBQ. The Memphis Section has more than 600 members, many of whom belong to one of the 37 IEEE Technical Societies. The Memphis Section is also comprised of student chapters from Arkansas State University, The University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, Union University, UT Martin, and Ole Miss.

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August 11th, 2017

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

ELECTICAL POWER SYSTEMS

Electrical Power Systems will be offered as a continuing education course. Upon completion of the course students will receive 30 PDHs ($50 per PDH). About half the time the meetings will be on Fridays from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in N 234 on the CBU campus and the remaining classes will meet on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in N 234 on the CBU campus. The first few weeks the class will meet on Fridays and a schedule of class times will be provided. Classes will meet either Friday or Saturday of each week, but not both days in any week. Classes begin on August 25, 2017 and end on December 16, 2017.

The cost is $1,450 and a registration fee of $50 per participant or $1500 per participant. If a company sends 3 or more participants they will receive a 10% discount and the cost would be $1,305 plus $50 per participant ($1,355).
Participant must register by noon, August 18, 2017. Checks will be made out to Christian Brothers University and sent to

Dr. John Ventura
Gadomski School of Engineering
650 E. Parkway S.: Memphis, TN 30104

Dr. John Ventura can be contacted at jventura@cbu.edu or 901-486-7981. Participants may apply by sending their names and name of employer to Dr. John Ventura at jventura@cbu.edu. This course is a great review to those wishing to take the PE or FE exam in electrical engineering. Enroll early as space is limited.

August 7th, 2017

Memphis .NET User Group

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:00 PM

This Month’s Topic: AdvancedHMI: A new paradigm in automation controls.

The integration of user facing software with traditional automation controls has always been an expensive, specialized area. Software systems referred to within the automation industry as SCADA and HMI are normally closed loop systems that use specialized software that, at most, supports a small level of customization. This presentation will introduce the wider .NET community to an open source solution that is based in Microsoft’s Visual Studio environment while still retaining the requisite levels of industrial robustness required for manufacturing facilities to reliably operate 24/7. Designed to be infinitely flexible, while removing the requirement of hiring a traditional computer programmer, AdvancedHMI has brought the industrial controls industry an open source solution that spans the “drag and drop” paradigm up through the ability to general totally custom controls. The presentation will include a live demonstration of the AdvancedHMI solution including the actual communication with production level hardware.

Our Speaker:

Kevin Berisso is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Memphis. His areas of expertise include robotics, automation, systems integration and automatic identification. Kevin has worked as a manufacturing engineer doing controls work and as a custom software project engineer. He also has a consulting company that does .NET based bar code and RFID based software integration. Kevin’s current academic research involves a newer bar code technology called DotCode and he is currently working to develop a baseline body of knowledge on the performance characteristics of the symbology.

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Microsoft Corp
6465 N. Quail Hollow Rd., Suite 200, Memphis, TN (map)

We’ll be on the second floor of the Community Bank building at the southeast corner of N. Quail Hollow Road and International Drive. Use code 1242# on the small keypads to open the door and operate the elevator.

As usual, pizza will be served about 6:00 PM and the meeting will start at 6:30 PM. If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get, and who to contact if there are any changes that need to be communicated.

If needed, the door and elevator code will be 1242#.

The web link to the meeting is https://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/242199387/

June 9th, 2017

Come join us for our Summer Social from 4pm to 8pm June 24th at 2177 Hickory Crest Drive.

We will be using peanut oil to fry wings. Some may have allergies. Any one with special dietary requirements should suggest something suitable for frying or grilling.

Please RSVP HERE.

Hope to see you there!

June 2nd, 2017

Jill Johnson, from Memphis, has been named the Region 3 Regional Student Representative. Jill is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Student Branch at CBU.

Not sure how the regions are divided, see the map below:

May 15th, 2017

IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 was held in Charlotte NC on March 30-Apr 2, 2017. Here is news from that event:

UofM IEEE Chapter Places First In Software Competition at 2017 SoutheastCon

Dr. Aaron Robinson, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and eight students from UofM’s IEEE student chapter attended SoutheastCon, the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. IEEE is the world’s largest technical and professional organization for the advancement of technology.

Students and their competitions included: Jarrett Anderson, Robot team; Grayson Cupit, Robot team; Preston Darling, Robot team; James Palmer, Robot team; Bassam Bahhur, Software & Ethics team; Will Blankenship, Software & Ethics team; Brandon Coldicott, Software team; Bryan Fuller, Ethics team.

Due to an error in the final scoring process, the results were wrongly reported at the SoutheastCon awards ceremony. But we are excited to announce the software team won first place! Competition organizers contacted Herff and came to campus to make the award presentation.

Left Photo: Software team members receive their first place award AND Beats by Dre wireless headsets from Mr. Charles Lord, Chair of 2017 SoutheastCon.

Right Photo: Dean Rick Sweigard, Associate Dean Russ Deaton, Associate Professor & Chair EECE, Chrysanthe Preza, the software team and Mr. Charles Lord.

Memphis High School Student Receives 1st Place in Open Division of the Hardware / Robotics Competition

Davis Fotenberry, a Memphis Student who has been competing at SouthEastCon since he was 10, once again took home first place in the open division of the Hardware Competition.

CBU Wins two awards at SouthEastCon

CBU’s Trey McGinnis got 3rd place in the Student Paper Competition for his paper “Teaching Digital Logic Through Video Games.” CBU also placed 3rd in the T-Shirt Competition

March 16th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr M. Hasan Ali, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Memphis for being selected as the IEEE Featured Engineering at this year’s Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council Grand Luncheon held on Feb 22, 2017. Along with his duties at the University of Memphis, he also serves as the Chair of the Memphis Chapter of Power and Energy Society (PES) of IEEE.

Congratulations Dr Ali!

(From left to right: PatricK McGinnis, Dr Hasan Ali, Dr Amy Curry, Daniel Kohn, Dr Divya Choudry)

November 28th, 2016

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November 17th, 2016

IEEE Computer Society Seminar

Monday, November 28, 2016, 400pm Engineering Auditorium EA 203

Reception at 345pm in Atrium

Blind Ambition – an interdisciplinary research and outreach effort pioneering assistive solutions for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Dr. Mohammed Yeasin, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

This research focuses on understanding non-verbal communications that spawned a new avenue for developing affect enabled dyadic conversation(i.e., Expression+, Expression, EmoAssist, i-FEPS, i-MAPS). Designing an adaptive assistive technology solution requires an understanding of the user’s need as set by their disability and their ability to perform the system-aided tasks with minimal cognitive effort. We introduced the notion of assistive thinking – a seamless blend of participatory design, and design thinking to develop technology solutions. In addition, we introduced modeling cognitive ability-demand gaps and collaborative sense-making to design personalized systems.

Dr. Yeasin is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis and a Data Scientist. He is the recipient of National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Grant, Senior Member of the IEEE and Associate Editor of two peer reviewed Journals (BMC Bioinformatics and PRML). He has practiced machine learning for 15 years in the field of Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Vision, Cognitive Engineering, Human Computer Interaction and Assistive Technology.

November 7th, 2016

IEEE Region 3 will offer a Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop in Memphis, TN at Christian Brothers University on Saturday, November 12. The purpose of the workshop is to provide student branch leaders with the tools necessary to develop and implement a successful branch plan for the upcoming school year. Student leaders and Branch Counselors should plan to attend the workshop. Local IEEE Section leaders are also encouraged to attend, especially Section Student Activities Chairs. The workshop will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm and requires advanced registration at $20 per person. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Date and Time: November 12, 2016 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Workshop Location: Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway South
Thomas Center, Sabbatini Lounge
Memphis, TN

Directions: https://s3.amazonaws.com/swxassets/2091/cbumap2015.pdf
Points of Contact: Brian McGinnis (ph. 901-604-1370), Kate Bollinger (ph. 901-378-4965)
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/IEEER3-2016-Memphis
Registration deadline: November 9, 2016

You can find more information on the workshop at:
https://www.facebook.com/IEEEStudentsRegion3/

November 7th, 2016

The Memphis Section is hosting a leadership workshop including the following topics: IEEE MOVE Mobile Outreach Vehicle, STEM outreach, and other opportunities in IEEE.

DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2016

TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Christian Brothers University, Sabbatini Lounge, Thomas Center, 650 East Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104

Please RSVP to Frank Niedzwiedz (frankn@rnsystemsdesign.com) by if you plan to attend. Space is limited.