Memphis Section IEEE

Reminder – ISSRE 2018 to be held in Memphis

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

The 29th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), will be held in Memphis on October 15-18, 2018.

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Research Workshop – Advances and Innovations in Software Testing

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

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Data Analytics for Managing Risk to the Bulk Electric System

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Melinda Montgomery, SERC Reliability Corp will speak on “Data Analytics for Managing Risk to the Bulk Electric System”

CBU, Sabbatini Lounge at 12:00 pm on April 11, 2018.

$10 lunch at 11:30 am.

PDH available.

Joint meeting of IEEE and TSPE.

Reply to Jill Stanko by Monday April 9 12:00 pm.

ISSRE 2018 to be held in Memphis

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The 29th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), will be held in Memphis on October 15-18, 2018.

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Block chain workshop

Monday, March 12th, 2018

IEEE Memphis Members
You are invited to the following event:


Unblock your Blockchain Potential

Blockchain developers now rank SECOND among the top 20 fastest-growing job skills, and job postings for workers with those skills have more than doubled this year.

Taking second fiddle only to robotics specialists, blockchain technologists are advertising their services for as much as $115 per hour, according to Upwork, an employment site that specializes in freelance workers.

We are seeing the technology being considered for skills certification and licensing as well as provenance of infrastructures (energy, water, buildings, transportation) and machinery.

IBM Blockchain Workshop

  • Tired of talking but NOT ACTING on ideas?
  • Do you want to learn HOW TO instead of just watching?
  • COMPARE from advice with industry experts
  • TAKE HOME actual use cases and examples to further develop YOUR blockchain platform
  • Network with EXPERTS from around the COUNTRY
  • From proof of concept to execution with LOCAL RESOURCES and TEAMS
  • INTEGRATED, OPEN and SECURE platform to include IoT, data sciences, artificial intelligence, DevOps, etc. and ENTERPRISER EADY
  • White papers, documentation and USE CASES available
  • STEM connection for economic development with IBM Academic Initiative and Global Entrepreneurship program
  • MIXER afterwards to collaborate and connect

Attendees will recieve 6 PDHs signed by Professional Engineer Dr. Ben Amaba

Join us in this professional workshop series and apply use cases to your specific business needs.

IEEE Members use Promo Code:


to receive $100 off Regular Admission

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, March 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

Crosstown Concourse Suite 4621350 Concourse Avenue Memphis, TN 38104

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JOIN US to discover
Blockchain WORKING for YOU

Learn Anti-Fraud & Scam Techniques from Expert Frank Abagnale

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Learn Anti-Fraud & Scam Techniques from Expert Frank Abagnale
by Memphis InfraGard Chapter: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Wed, November 1, 2017
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

The Great Hall & Conference Center
1900 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138


Register HERE

Frank Abagnale : Keynote Speaker
One of the world’s top fraud prevention experts, the “Catch Me If You Can” author shares critical lessons in the world of security, helping business and government organizations stay a step ahead of the cybercriminals.

Catch Me If You Can
Frank Abagnale provides entertaining insight into his life as the notorious imposter of the 1960s; a thrilling story told in the award-winning movie and Broadway musical, Catch Me If You Can. By age 21, Abagnale was known as America’s most gifted con man, successfully impersonating an airline pilot, pediatrician, stockbroker, college professor, and assistant attorney general, all while cashing $2.5 million in forged checks. Audiences will experience an emotional roller coaster ride as motivational speaker Frank Abagnale describes his escapades and reveals how he learned to live on the right side of the law.

Fraud Seminar: The Art of the Steal
In this unique seminar, con man turned crime stopper Frank Abagnale provides the latest information to protect institutions, associations and corporations from embezzlement, forgery, counterfeit currency, check fraud, identity theft, and Internet fraud. He describes white collar crime techniques, liability concerns under the new Uniform Commercial Code, and demonstrates the latest document features and equipment. Abagnale combines his expertise with anecdotes from his time as one of the world’s most successful con men, for a timely, insightful and informative presentation.

IEEE Computer Society Seminar

Thursday, 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.

100 Girls of Code – Game Development with Python

Friday, March 18th, 2016


IEEE Memphis is pleased to sponsor 100 Girls of Code workshops on April 16th and 23rd. In the workshops, female coders conduct a fun and interactive learning experience that includes an introduction to computer programming, website construction, games, and so much more. By the end of the workshop, girls have a better understanding of programming, the future of Computer Science, and a desire to enter into a similar career field.

For more info or to register:

April 16 (St. Mary’s):

April 23 (CBU):

You’re invited…..

Friday, March 18th, 2016

You’re invited to a seminar on

The Cognitive Early Warning Predictive System Using the Smart Vaccine

By Dr. Rocky Termanini

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Spain Auditorium, Christian Brothers University

Abstract: During the plague of Athens in 430 BC, the Greeks realized that people who had previously survived smallpox did not contract the disease a second time. In fact, these survivors were called upon to attend to those afflicted with smallpox. Digital Immunity will soon save the world from rising malware.



Dr. Rocky Termanini is a technologist and a subject matter expert in the IT security Continuum. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from Yale University. His Masters is in Operations Research, and his initial degree was in Electrical Engineering from CBU in 1967. He brings 46 years of cross-industry experience at national and international levels. Dr. Termanini is a certified Electrical Engineer for the state of California, member of IEEE, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and member of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Partner in the Secret Service Electronic Crime Task Force. Member of the International Association for Counter-Terrorism & Security Professional.

Dr. Termanini is a senior advisor to the Department of Homeland and other Federal Law Enforcement agencies, as well as the FBI on Cyber-terrorism and global malware. He has extensive experience in Artificial Intelligence building Cognitive and reasoning systems. Some of his pioneering projects were prototyped the US and overseas were: Early-Warning Predictive Systems, The Smart Vaccine, The Electronic Pearl Harbor, Cognitive Early-Warning Plagiarism System, Bayesian Model to Predict Suicide Bombers.

Dr. Termanini is the author of the latest book on Cyber Security “The Cognitive Early Warning Predictive System™ Using the Smart Vaccine™”. He is also working on new futuristic book called “Academic Singularity” where AI will be immersed in the brain of Students. It will happen in 2025.


Computer Society News

Friday, February 26th, 2016

IEEE Memphis Computer Society Talk
Speaker: Dr. Annette Reilly, IEEE Computer Society Representative
Topic: IEEE Software Standards
Date: March 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: Room 218, Engineering Science Building, 3815 Central Avenue, University of Memphis

Dr. Reilly will describe updates on popular software engineering standards and information on related standards for content management and life-cycle information for software projects. With the recent publication of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015, Systems life cycle processes, changes are coming in ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207, Software life cycle processes, and in ISO/IEC/IEEE 15289, Content of life cycle information items.

Refreshments provided. Please register here by March 6.

IEEE Standards Association Meeting

Memphis is host to a working group meeting of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for Software and Systems Engineering (SC7). The US TAG for SC7 covers a wide range of standards for systems, software, and services engineering, including life cycle processes, IT asset management, software testing, software and systems architecture, usability, documentation, software quality, product line engineering, very small enterprises, and certification.

Meetings will be held on the University of Memphis campus March 8-10. IEEE members are welcome to attend. Contact Laney Strange at for more information.