Memphis Section IEEE
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June 9th, 2017

Come join us for our Summer Social from 4pm to 8pm June 24th at 2177 Hickory Crest Drive.

We will be using peanut oil to fry wings. Some may have allergies. Any one with special dietary requirements should suggest something suitable for frying or grilling.

Please RSVP HERE.

Hope to see you there!

June 2nd, 2017

Jill Johnson, from Memphis, has been named the Region 3 Regional Student Representative. Jill is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Student Branch at CBU.

Not sure how the regions are divided, see the map below:

May 15th, 2017

IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 was held in Charlotte NC on March 30-Apr 2, 2017. Here is news from that event:

UofM IEEE Chapter Places First In Software Competition at 2017 SoutheastCon

Dr. Aaron Robinson, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and eight students from UofM’s IEEE student chapter attended SoutheastCon, the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. IEEE is the world’s largest technical and professional organization for the advancement of technology.

Students and their competitions included: Jarrett Anderson, Robot team; Grayson Cupit, Robot team; Preston Darling, Robot team; James Palmer, Robot team; Bassam Bahhur, Software & Ethics team; Will Blankenship, Software & Ethics team; Brandon Coldicott, Software team; Bryan Fuller, Ethics team.

Due to an error in the final scoring process, the results were wrongly reported at the SoutheastCon awards ceremony. But we are excited to announce the software team won first place! Competition organizers contacted Herff and came to campus to make the award presentation.

Left Photo: Software team members receive their first place award AND Beats by Dre wireless headsets from Mr. Charles Lord, Chair of 2017 SoutheastCon.

Right Photo: Dean Rick Sweigard, Associate Dean Russ Deaton, Associate Professor & Chair EECE, Chrysanthe Preza, the software team and Mr. Charles Lord.

Memphis High School Student Receives 1st Place in Open Division of the Hardware / Robotics Competition

Davis Fotenberry, a Memphis Student who has been competing at SouthEastCon since he was 10, once again took home first place in the open division of the Hardware Competition.

CBU Wins two awards at SouthEastCon

CBU’s Trey McGinnis got 3rd place in the Student Paper Competition for his paper “Teaching Digital Logic Through Video Games.” CBU also placed 3rd in the T-Shirt Competition

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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