IEEE Northern Virginia Section Newsletter for March 2017

IEEE Northern VA Section Newsletter for March 2017

In This Issue:

  • IEEE NoVA Section Chair Message
  • Acknowledgements
  • Volunteering
  • Upcoming Events
  • Special Forums, Seminars, and Conferences
  • Monthly Survey


Section Chair Message

Dear IEEE NoVA Members,

I would like to welcome our new IEEE members to the Northern Virginia Area and invite you to attend one of the free IEEE local meetings, learn something new, and meet your fellow Engineers. Our IEEE Society Chapters scheduled exciting meetings through our area with free technical exchange. Our web has a calendar that promises that no single day is left without an opportunity to learn more on the latest advancements in Science and Technology.

Please remember to join us at the March for Science on April 22 in Downtown DC. Our local IEEE members from NoVA, Washington DC and Baltimore Sections and our University IEEE Student members will be participating.

Do not forget to get your tickets for the IEEE National Capital Area Awards banquet for April 29th 2017. Please note that the deadline for tickets is 12 am on April 22nd. This year we are going to the Washington Club and promise we have an amazing program with an elegant gourmet dinner and live music. Dr. John Vig, past IEEE president will be our guest speaker. Come join us and meet the new IEEE Fellows, the emerging engineer’s science fair competition winners and the local IEEE volunteers.



I would like to thank Doug Holly who organized and led the IEEE Region 2 South 2017 Officers Training Day on February 25th at the Aviation Museum in College Park, Maryland. The meeting was a great success with over 40 IEEE officers from Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore attending, in a day of training and information exchange. A special thanks to our presenters Doug Holly, Murty Polavarapu, Mike Cardinale, Tony Ivanov, Ben Menachery, Tom Starai and, especially the inimitable Harvey Newman for his both informative and entertaining presentation. A special thank you to Roger Kaul for organizing and handling the food arrangement, and the Region 2 Director Kate Duncan who honored us with her attendance. For the ones who could not attend please find the information on the Google drive.



There is always place for volunteers at IEEE. Please come to one of our meetings and see how you can learn more on state of the art technology developments, enhance your career, and help make IEEE better for you.


With Best Regards,

Dr. Kiki Ikossi, 2017 IEEE NoVA Section Chair


Upcoming Events

Following is a list of events for 2017 brought to our attention that may be of interest to our IEEE members. Registration may be required. Please follow the link for details.


Tuesday, March 21, 5:30 – 7:00pm

IEEE ComSoc Technical Meeting

Security Implications of Massive MIMO in Fifth Generation Mobile Systems

Speaker: Dr. Jason Uher, JHU-APL

National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD

Thursday, March 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

IEEE NPS Technical Meeting


Speaker: Prof. Ashok Vaseashta

TeqCorner, McLean, VA

Friday, March 31, 3:30 – 4:45pm

IEEE DC SPS Technical Meeting

Low-Energy and Flexible GPS Sensing Through Cloud Offloading

Speaker: Dr. Jie Liu, Microsoft Research

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

IEEE CIS Technical Meeting

Autonomy in the Real, Unstructured World

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Apker, U.S. NRL

TeqCorner, McLean, VA

Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

IEEE DC Executive Committee Meeting

Aviation Museum, College Park. MD

Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

IEEE Northern VA Executive Committee Meeting

TeqCorner, McLean, VA

Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

IEEE MTT Technical Meeting

Design of millimeterwave multifunction integrated circuits for data communication and remote sensing applications

Speaker: Professor Herbert Zirath, Chalmers Univ of Tech

College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD

Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

IEEE Baltimore IAS Technical Meeting

Fire Alarm and Life Safety Updates

Speaker: Koffel Associates, Inc

Olive Grove Restaurant, Linthicum Heights, MD

Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Science & Engineering 100 Years Ago (DC ExCom Partner)

Navy Memorial Theater, Washington DC

Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am 3:00 pm

March for Science – IEEE Washington, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore Sections

Washington DC

Tuesday – Wednesday, April 25 – 26, 2017

Congressional Visit Day

Must Register by March 31.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

IEEE National Capital Area (Northern VA/Washington DC Sections)

Joint Awards Banquet, Washington Club, DC


Save the Date:

Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

IEEE DC Executive Committee Meeting

Aviation Museum, College Park. MD


Wednesday, May 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

IEEE Northern VA Executive Committee Meeting

TeqCorner, McLean, VA


Wednesday, May 17, 1:00 – 8:30 pm

IEEE Baltimore IAS – Baltimore Electrical Expo

Cummins Power Systems, Glen Burnie, Maryland


Monday – Friday, August 7-11, 2017

The EMC Symposium, Gaylord, National Harbor, MD


Thursday – Saturday, November 30 – December 2, 2017

WIE Forum USA East, Baltimore, MD


For more information on attendance, patronage, career fair, speaking, and volunteer opportunities, see:

For more information or to see events further in advance, visit our web site,



Special Forums, Seminars, and Conferences around the National Capital Area


Conference Title



Conference Venue

IEEE Sponsor Name

Mar 22-24

2017 51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS)


The Johns Hopkins University

IEEE Information Theory Society

Apr 18-20

2017 Integrated Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Conference (ICNS)


Westin Washington Dulles

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Apr 22-26

2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)


Washington DC Hilton

IEEE Power & Energy Society

May 1-5

2017 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)


The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

IEEE Computer Society

May 28-31

2017 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

May 30- Jun 3

2017 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition (FG 2017)


DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC – Crystal City

IEEE Biometrics Council; IEEE Computer Society

Jun 11-14

2017 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC)



IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society

Jun 25-30

2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)


Marriott Washington Wardman Park

IEEE Electron Devices Society



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IEEE Northern Virginia Section

Newsletter Editor

Dr. Chandra Curtis, 2017 IEEE NoVA Section Vice Chair


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