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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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.

November 7th, 2016

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The CBU Student section of IEEE is once again hosting a Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC). This year we have invited Michael Belk, and Dr. Ben Amaba, to hold presentations on “Continuing Education”, and “Innovation and Change” respectively. These men have many years of experience in the engineering world, and will have very insightful presentations. There will be a panel discussion for each presentation, plenty of networking opportunities, and not to forget food! Any Professionals that attend will also receive two Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

S-PAC 2016 will be held on Friday, November 18th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception’s Marian Hall. Registration starts at 4:00. Dinner will be served at 5:50. You can register online at spac.ieeecbu.org. The cost to register is $30 for professionals and FREE for students. Students just put the name of your school in the ticket field.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor please let me know.

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at S-PAC 2016!

November 7th, 2016

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Thank you to Mitsubishi Electric Power Products for hosting a tour of their facility on Oct 27. We had over 30 people in attendance.

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October 17th, 2016

There will be a video conference call tonight (Oct 17) from 6pm-7pm to discuss events for the IEEE Memphis Section for 2017. If you have ideas for events please join in:

Google Hangout – Join

If you can’t participate in the call, email you suggestions to frankn@rnsystemsdesign.com.

October 9th, 2016

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The Memphis Section of the IEEE Power and Engineering Society (PES) will be hosting a tour of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. Transformer Division, 2865 Riverport Road, Memphis, TN 38109 from 4 pm to 5 pm on October 27, 2016.

Please RSVP to Dr Ali (mhali@memphis.edu) by October 22nd if you plan to attend.

October 3rd, 2016

Tuesday, October 4th is IEEE Day! The student chapters of IEEE at Christian Brothers University and University of Memphis are hosting Student-Professional Mixers to celebrate. Join either chapter for pizza, games, and a chance to meet our local IEEE student members. An online gaming competition between CBU and UofM is in the works.

DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
TIME: 6-9 pm

LOCATIONS:
Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104
Nolan Engineering Building
Room 237

University of Memphis
3806 Norriswood Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152
Engineering Technology Building
Room 302

MOVED TO:
Engineering Science Building
Room 222