IEEE Northern Virginia Section Newsletter for April 2017

IEEE Northern VA Section Newsletter for April 2017


In This Issue:

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


Section Chair Message


Dear IEEE NoVA Members,

I hope you are all enjoying the spring and all the IEEE activities around Northern Virginia. In addition to the very informative technical meeting our section society chapters offer, this month we have some unique events.

The Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference is taking place from April 18 to 20 at the Westin Hotel at Dulles Airport. The conference includes diverse plenary events with distinguished speakers from all over the world and an exhibit hall. For more information please check

On Saturday April 29th, the 2017 National Capital Area Awards Banquet will be held at the Washington City Club. The City Club is located near Metro Center, in the heart of the theater district and near Smithsonian Museums. Come meet our student science fair winners, the new IEEE fellows, and have a relaxing evening with gourmet dinner and music. Please register as the cut off day is April 21, 2017.

On Saturday April 22nd please join the IEEE National Capital area members at the March for Science!  We will be spreading the word about the IEEE’s mission to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity and encouraging other March supporters to join IEEE. The teach-in and rally will take place north of the Washington monument, along Constitution Ave NW between 15th and 17th Sets NW, starting at 10am. IEEE members plan to meet at 9 am the Museum of American History and move to the rally starting at 9:30am. Look for a blue IEEE banner. For more information please check and register.

Through millennia of human civilization science survived many political systems and many religions and arrived at our time in history with respect and integrity. IEEE Scientists and Engineers take this responsibility seriously. I am positive that in the future we will all be grateful for the National area volunteers who marched as free thinking IEEE members and made history next to the scientist of the world.


Kiki Ikossi, Ph.D.

Chair IEEE NoVA Section



We would like to thank Michael Cardinale for his many years of leadership and valuable service to the NoVA section. Mike is moving to North Carolina and we all going to miss him.


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, 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


Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

IEEE COMSOC Technical Meeting

Triangular Array Monopulse Architectures for Direction of Arrival Estimation of Radio Signals

Speaker: Dr. Brian Sequeira, JHU-APL

National Electronics Museum, Linthicum Heights, 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


Monday, April 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

IEEE Sensors Council

Citizen Science Exploration of the Solar Eclipse Effect on Radio Wave Propagation

Speaker: Bill Liles


Tuesday, April 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

IEEE EDS/SSCS Technical Meeting

MAGIC: Malicious AGing In Circuits/Cores

Speaker: Dr. Naghmeh Karimi, UMBC

National Electronics Museum, Linthicum Heights, MD


Tuesday – Wednesday, April 25 – 26,

Congressional Visit Day

Must Register by March 31.


Thursday, April 27, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

IEEE EDS & NPSS Technical Meeting

Space and Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Devices

Speaker: Nadim Haddad, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

TeqCorner, McLean, VA


Saturday, April 29, 5:30 – 9:30 pm

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

Joint Awards Banquet, Washington Club, DC


Monday, May 8, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

IEEE Monthly WIE Webinar

Mentoring Success Around the Globe Series – Part II

Speaker: Suzanne Hall, PwC


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


Save The Date:

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

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 Editors

Dr. Chandra Curtis, 2017 IEEE NoVA Section Vice Chair

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