Memphis Section IEEE

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.

Computer Society Meeting

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Movement Detection using Textile Capacitive Sensors: From Impaired Driving Detection to Sleep Monitoring
Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee, Associate Professor, CSEE, University of Maryland – Baltimore County

Friday, October 30, 2015
Reception: 300p-330p
Presentation: 330p-430p

University of Memphis, 203 Engineering Administration Bldg., 3795 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38152

An estimated 1.5 million individuals in the United States are hospitalized each year because of strokes, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Severe impairment such as paralysis, paresis, weakness and limited range of motion are common sequels resulting from these injuries, requiring extensive rehabilitation. This project is developing invisible sensing systems embedded into bed sheets, pillows, wheelchair pads, and clothing, for environmental control and physical therapy for such paralysis patients. The system detects gestures regardless of evolving environmental and patient conditions and provides explicit real-time feedback to the user. Through the use of low-cost and ultra-low power capacitive sensing, the system reduces hospital visits and therapy costs.

Joint TSPE/IEEE Meeting – Emerging Threat of Cyber Crime

Friday, August 21st, 2015

TSPE and IEEE will have a joint meeting on “The Emerging Threat of Cyber Crime” with guest speaker Supervisory Special Agent Scott E. Augenbaum with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The meeting will be held September 8th, 2015 at the Sabbatini Lounge at Christian Brothers University. Lunch will be at 11:30 with the Presentation running from 12:00 – 1:00 (The cost is $10 for TSPE/IEEE members and $20 for non-members).


Why would transnational criminal enterprises and foreign intelligence services want to target my organization? Learn a number of steps you and your organization can take to avoid being the next victim.

Presenter Bio:

Please RSVP HERE if you plan to attend.

Memphis Technology Users Group

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Walter Heger of the Memphis Technology User Groups asked us to announce their next meeting, which might be of interest to our members:

Data Science/Machine Learning
Tuesday June 2, 2015
Coworks Memphis (902 South Cooper Street)

For more info, or to RSVP click here


Interested in Data Science, Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, and algorithms? This is the meetup for you! We’re a group of professionals, hobbyists, and tinkerers toying with these topics.

Also if you would like to be a guest speaker, especially in the fields of SAS, computational neuroscience and DNA folding, please contact Walter at

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Memphis ExCom Meeting

The next IEEE ExCom meeting will be held on March 4th at 6pm at CBU in Nolan Engineering Center Room 241.

Tentative agenda:
-2015 budget approval
-Society/Affinity updates

Please send additional agenda items to

Engineers Week

Engineers Week is Feb 22 – 29, 2015. For a full list of activities please see the Flyer or the MJEC E-Week Activities webpage.

IEEE has purchased a table for both the Engineers Week Luncheon (Wednesday Feb 25 11:30am – 1:30PM at the Holiday in at the University of Memphis) and the Engineers Week Banquet (Thursday Feb 26 6:30pm – 9pm at Christian Brother University Thomas Center). Contact if you are interested in attending either of the events. (ExCom members have priority, but extra tickets will go to any IEEE Member who wishes to attend).

Please consider helping out with the MathCounts or Engineers Week Student Contest. See the Flyer for more details.

Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta Named Fellow

Friday, January 16th, 2015

From: University of Memphis Media Room

December 16, 2014 – Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, professor of computer science at the University of Memphis, has been named a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

The IEEE grade of Fellow is conferred on individuals with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Dasgupta’s research interests include scientific computing, design and development of intelligent cyber security solutions inspired by biological processes. He has made significant contributions by applying bio-inspired approaches to problems in cyber security. Dasgupta is one of the founding fathers of the field of artificial immune systems.

He served as a program co-chair at the National Cyber Leap Year Summit, which was organized at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology Directorate. Some of his groundbreaking work, like digital immunity, negative authentication and cloud insurance, has appeared in Computerworld magazine and other media.

In addition to Dasgupta’s research and creative activities, he also spearheads the U of M’s education, training and outreach activities on Information Assurance. He is the founding director of the Center for Information Assurance (CfIA), a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) and in Research (CAE-R).