Memphis Section IEEE
IEEE
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

September 26th, 2016

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LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: October 17th 2016 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Vanderbilt University – Buttrick Hall – Room 206 – MAP
Registration: http://leadinggreen.com/vanderbilt

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for full-time students or USGBC members) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.com/vanderbilt

You can register via PayPal or RSVP your attendance by registering at the bottom of the page

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE!