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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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Section Officers.

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June 4th, 2019

Brandy Washington (CBU -ECE ’20)) and Mason Cowing (U of M IEEE) submitted an entry to the 13th annual IEEE/RFID International Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona and finished in the top three in the Mega-Challenge. The rules for the competition were to pick a city and think of a problem that could be solved using RFID technology. As interns at R&N Systems Design – a company that deals with correctional facilities, the project that was developed revolved around the use and movement of tools in correctional facilities. The solution presented was to create a tool belt that used a Raspberry Pi Zero as a Bluetooth module, a BLE tag, LEDs, and a buzzer. These components were used to help track tools and alert users when a tool was out of range from the tool belt. A prototype was developed in which a red LED would flash and a buzzer would sound if the device was not found or out of range, and a green LED would light meaning the device was found or in range. Pictured are Brandy and Mason at the poster competition at the 13th annual IEEE/RFID International Conference.

May 31st, 2019

The InfraGard National Capital Region (InfraGardNCR) invites you to join its upcoming InfraGardNCR Cyber Series webinar on 6/24/2019 at 1 p.m. Eastern!

The InfraGardNCR Cyber Series is hosted every other month by NCR’s IT sector chiefs (Patty Arcano and Chris Foulon). Our June webinar looks at industrial control system malware that might also incorporate physical effects. Our presenter is Robert Lee, CEO and founder of Dragos, Inc.

This webinar is open to everyone, including people who are not InfraGard members, so please forward the invitation to any colleagues who might be interested in the topic. We’ll also record the webinar and archive it on the InfraGard portal for later viewing.

You must register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Etmd1kYTQbyuyrweLWl7AA in advance to attend the webinar. Connection instructions will arrive via automatic email from our Zoom platform.

Here’s a synopsis of what we’ll cover:

There’s been more media attention paid recently to the increasing surfacing of malware which might be targeting ICS and which might also have the potential for kinetic effects. For example, the real-world incident involving the TRISIS/TRITON malware affecting the Triconex safety systems is an indicator of the new strategic threat to cause physical damage to critical infrastructure via cyber attacks.

What’s the current threat landscape in the world of industrial controls? How likely is it that cyber attacks will have real-world physical results? What are the options to defend against these threats?

Join us on 6/24 to find out!

Tell a friend — this webinar is open to all interested parties, regardless of their InfraGard membership status.

More about our speaker:

Robert M. Lee is CEO and Founder of the industrial (ICS/IIoT) cyber security company Dragos, Inc. He is a National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America for critical infrastructure cybersecurity policy issues. Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016). A passionate educator, Robert is the course author of SANS ICS515 – ICS Active Defense and Incident Response and the lead author of SANS FOR578 – Cyber Threat Intelligence. Robert has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions in government organizations including establishing an ICS/SCADA cyber threat intelligence and intrusion analysis mission for the NSA. He writes and speaks about industrial security, threat intelligence, and cyber security. Robert, along with Jeff Haas, creates a weekly technology and security web comic titled Little Bobby.

Questions? Email the InfraGardNCR coordinators at infragardncr@fbi.gov.

May 15th, 2019

Let’s welcome newly graduated Engineers, professionals (young and old) out for an afternoon of ping pong, volleyball, and networking in a casual environment!

Kids, significant others, friends, puppers, and doggos are welcome!

Register NOW!

Date And Time

Sat, May 18, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
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Location

Railgarten
2166 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
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For additional information about Railgarten see: https://railgarten.com/faq

Ticket Prices:

$5.00 Online
$5.00 At event

Register NOW!

May 6th, 2019

Today’s technological development and the advancement in medical diagnostics and prognostics are driving rapid growth in the MedTech industry. Advancements in energy storage technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, and testing procedures are the driving force for innovation in medical devices, wearable interconnected technologies, and digital health.

The purpose of this forum is to discuss the trends in the MedTech industry, identify the opportunities for innovators to develop IP, examine the energy and power management for medical devices, and understand requirements and constraints that originate from patients, physicians, and regulatory agencies.

Date: May 7th 2019
Venue: Memphis Bioworks Foundation Auditorium
20 Dudley St #900
Memphis, TN 38103

Agenda:
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Panel Discussion
Dr. Esra Roan
Dr. Michael Dimitriou
Mr. Sean Ritchie
Dr. Min Yun

9:45 – 11: 30 AM

Dr. Quinn Horn
Battery Selection for Medical Devices

Dr. Sergio Mendoza
System Requirements for Battery Powered Medical Devices



April 18th, 2019

The IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC) and the IEEE NC Council invite you to attend a full day Workshop that will cover a range of topics on consulting. This Consultants Workshop event is designed for those who are considering consulting as a professional option – either now or in the future and practicing consultants who want to improve their networking and marketing skills.

The slate of expert speakers will include nationally recognized leaders from the IEEE who are successful consultants themselves as well as local professionals especially relevant to the Carolinas.

Topics will include; HOW TO DETERMINE IF CONSULTING IS RIGHT FOR YOU, SETTING UP YOUR CONSULTING BUSINESS, IMPROVING YOUR NETWORKING SKILLS, ACHIEVING PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS THROUGH PERSONAL GROWTH, A full FINANCIAL WORKSHOP FOR CONSULTANTS, and special information about consulting in NC and SC.

We’ve worked to keep the registration fees low, after all the IEEE is non-profit. Included with your registration we’ll be serving continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

We welcome non-IEEE members and students to come participate.

Driving from far away? Stay the night before at the Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place

https://www.druryhotels.com/locations/charlotte-nc/drury-inn-and-suites-charlotte-university-place

Date and Time
Date: 04 May 2019
Time: 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
All times are US/Eastern

Location
8700 Phillips Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States 28223
Building: Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, UNC Charlotte

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:50 How to Stimulate and Hone your Networking Skills
Christopher Wilson, IEEE-USA AICNCC

10:00 – 10:50 Creating the Business that’s Right for you
Jacob Beningo, IEEE-USA AICNCC

11:00 – 11:50 Business Start-up Tactics
William R. Kassebaum, P.E. , IEEE-USA AICNCC

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch/Networking

1:00 – 1:50 Where are My Clients? (Charles J. Lord, P.E.)

2:00 – 4:30 Accounting Workshop for Independent Contractors (Alicia Sisk-Morris CPA)

4:30 – 5:00 Q&A – Workshop Close

Click HERE to register.

March 25th, 2019

The CBU Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Christian Brothers University’s President’s Commission on Women will be a forum to promote women’s leadership development and professional advancement. Women working in academia and the public and private sectors will come together to educate and challenge each other through accomplished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The attendees will have an opportunity to network with professionals and leaders in various organizations from the Memphis area.

Ticket includes access to the full-day conference including breakout sessions, keynotes, luncheon, and refreshments.

CLICK HERE to register and for further details.

February 4th, 2019

To celebrate Engineers Week, there are a number of activities occurring in the Memphis area.

Please see Engineers Week Activities for more details.

January 14th, 2019

The IEEE Blockchain Initiative

The IEEE Blockchain Initiative started in January 2018. It is the hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities. The local IEEE blockchain groups are informal groups with support from the local parent section. The groups serve as a forum for professional networking, learning, and growth for IEEE members in the rapidly emerging blockchain field. https://blockchain.ieee.org/

The IEEE Memphis Blockchain Group will organize technical meetings and events covering start-of-the-art blockchain technology and applications. It will invite speakers from academia and industries as it builds a speaker list in Memphis. It will connect with other organizations that are actively working in the blockchain space.

Blockchain is over the hype cycle. As pilots reach maturity and consortia are in full swing, the need for trusted standards is greater than ever to advance the adoption of blockchain technology. The IEEE Memphis blockchain group will bring awareness to the tremendous opportunities offered within IEEE to be part of building the future of this technology.

BiTA appoints IEEE for standards: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/blockchain/bita-to-use-ieee-standards

Join us at our inaugural meeting on January 17th at 6:00pm at the new CommuniTech Research Park at 460 S. Highland St. Please RSVP at http://ieeememphisblockchain.eventbrite.com/.

December 14th, 2018

Join us for an evening of Networking and Axe throwing.

RSVP required. $5 cash and a business card due at event. Includes Axe Throwing and food.

Drinks are available for purchase next door from Rec Room.

Venue requires 21+ as there will be alcohol available.

DATE AND TIME

Fri, December 21, 2018

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST

Location

Civil Axe Throwing – Memphis

3020-1 Broad Avenue

Memphis, TN 38112

 

CLICK HERE to RSVP

November 29th, 2018

IEEE SoutheastCon is the annual IEEE Region 3 Conference. The conference theme for SoutheastCon 2019, being held in Huntsville, AL on April 11-15, 2019, is “First 50 – Next 50”, is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of lunar landing, and look forward to the scientific revolution in the next fifty (50) years. The conference brings together the experts from industry, government, and academia from the fields of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering. It also offers opportunity to the students to share as well as benefit from latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, exhibits, and student competitions. The conference will be held at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama; a home to the second largest research park in the US.

IEEE SoutheastCon 2019 invites prospective authors to submit their original technical work on the diversified topics broadly categorized into following six tracks:

• Power/Smart Grid
• Communications/Signals
• Computers/Controls/Robotics
• Advanced Computing and Technologies
• Sensor Networks and the IoT
• Miscellaneous/Interdisciplinary

For details see http://sites.ieee.org/southeastcon2019/files/2018/04/G-371184_IEEE_flyer_FINAL.pdf

PUBLICATION
SoutheastCon 2019 Proceedings will be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) of IEEE. All the presented papers are to be submitted to the IEEE Xplore.

PAPER SUBMISSION:
Submitted Papers should describe original work that has not been submitted (or accepted) for publication elsewhere. They will be evaluated based on their scientific and technical contribution, originality, and relevance. Submissions of regular research papers must be in the PDF format (IEEE 2-column, no more than 8 pages).

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper submission deadline: January 20, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Rolling Review Process. Final Notification February 08, 2019
Publication-ready: February 18, 2019
Author Registration deadline: February 08, 2019

Note to Authors: Submitted papers reviewed on rolling review basis allowing early notification to authors, particularly international authors requiring INVITATION LETTER FOR VISA to arrange for their travel.

LINK FOR PAPER SUBMISSION is https://www.xcdsystem.com/SoutheastCon/abstract/index.cfm?ID=GcBqeL7

Covering Expenses for Paper Presentation & Publication

Please read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper in the proceedings. An accepted paper will be published in the program and proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by February 8, 2019 – no exceptions. In addition, the author must attend the conference and present the paper. Papers that are not presented will not be published. No exceptions.

Only an author registration at the full IEEE member or non-member rate are allowed to cover the presentation & publication of an accepted paper. To qualify for IEEE member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. The student registration rates do NOT qualify for the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he/she has to pay the appropriate IEEE member or non-member fee. IEEE Members (e.g., Students, Life Members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper and will have to pay the full author registration fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only ONE accepted paper. Authors presenting up to 2 additional papers without a co-author registered at the full author rate are required to pay a surcharge of $100 USD for each additional paper. Authors presenting more than 3 papers must pay an additional full author registration fee for the 4th paper, $100 USD for the 5th, etc. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a $100 USD fee will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

Additional info: http://sites.ieee.org/southeastcon2019/call-for-papers/call-for-papers/