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Reinventing computing for a data-driven world

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Reinventing computing for a data-driven world

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Singapore Polytechnic

 

 

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event co-organized by IEEE Singapore Computer Society and Singapore Polytechnic.

 

Executive Summary & Outline:

Data explosion is not coming – it’s here, and it’s only getting bigger. The next stage of technology will need to accommodate unprecedented amounts of data-driven by 100s of billions of devices and sensors that comprise the “Internet of Things” – stretching our technology capabilities to the limit and beyond. At the same time, we’re operating in an increasingly insecure, unmanageable and risky environment – from a technology, business, and societal perspective. If we don’t find a way to change today’s computing architectures, they simply won’t be able to keep up – and then we won’t be able to obtain the resources needed to power and sustain them.

In this talk, I will present how Hewlett Packard Labs address these radical changes by innovating technology in the areas of photonics, silicon design, memory-driven computing, security, AI, and edge. By working closely from customer requirements and focusing on HPE productization opportunities, we deliver innovation that matters. I will provide specific examples of research projects, such as unconventional architectures, programming, and accelerators, new approaches to security, etc. This way we are able to address the limits imposed by post-Moore’s Law and the onslaught of generated data.

 

Speaker Profile:

 

Dejan Milojicic, PhD, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Labs, is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA (1998-) leading system software teams over 4 continents and projects with budgets of hundreds US$M. He worked at the OSF Research Institute in Cambridge, MA and at the Mihajlo Pupin Institute in Belgrade, Serbia. Milojicic received his PhD from Kaiserslautern University, Germany; and his MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia. He was a technical director of the Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Testbed, with academic, industrial and government sites in the US, Europe, and Asia. He has published 2 books and 180 papers; he has 37 granted patents. He is an IEEE Fellow (2010) and ACM Distinguished Engineer (2008). Dejan was on 8 PhD thesis committees and taught Cloud management course at SJSU. As president of the IEEE Computer Society (2014), he started Technology Predictions, the top viewed CS news. As the industry engagement chair, he started IEEE Infrastructure’18 conference.

 

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, LT12D at Block T12A. See the map below.

Registration:

Please email to computerieeesg@gmail.com
with the following particulars:
Name:
Mobile number:
IEEE Member number:
Dietary preference (vegetarian/halal):

There will be light dinner from 6.30pm to 7.00pm.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Singapore Polytechnic

 

 

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event co-organized by IEEE Singapore Computer Society and Singapore Polytechnic.

 

Executive Summary & Outline:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the world in dramatic and beneficial ways, and Machine Learning (ML) is powering the progress. The forecasted market value for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning is more than 23 Billion dollars by 2023! There are many job titles that have been created around this technology such as Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Machine Learning Engineer.

This talk focuses on the basics of AI & ML. Potential industrial applications and solutions that can incorporate AI & ML technologies will be discussed in this talk. A simple classification problem will be presented where the Linear Regression model will be elaborated. This would be helpful for those very new to Machine Learning. The concept of Deep Learning will be explained and the basic tools needed to develop Deep Learning will be introduced. The tools that will be introduced are Jupyter Notebook, TensorFlow, and Keras. Examples of Convolutional Neural Networks and Recurrent Neural Networks will be provided.

 

Speaker Profile:

Asadollah Norouzi

Asadollah Norouzi is a Lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from the Chalmers University of Technology. Asad has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Intelligent Robotics and has been focusing a lot on Deep Learning during the past 4 years. Asad has been leading SP’s robotics team participating in the RoboCup@Work league of the RoboCup annual competitions since 2015. This league is an industrial benchmarking of autonomous mobile robots operating in an industry-like environment. He has been a member of IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter EXCO since 2015. Asad’s research interests include artificial intelligence, Deep Learning, autonomous robots, autonomous navigation, and machine vision.

 

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, LT12D at Block T12A. See the map below.

Registration:

Please email to computerieeesg@gmail.com
with the following particulars:
Name:
Mobile number:
IEEE Member number:
Dietary preference (vegetarian/halal):

There will be light dinner from 6.30pm to 7.00pm.

Artificial Intelligence:

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: <Regaining the throne>

Friday, 26 October 2018, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Nanyang Polytechnic

 

 

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event co-organized by IEEE Singapore Computer Society and Nanyang Polytechnic.

 

Executive Summary & Outline:

Artificial Intelligence regained the throne of buzz words after 3 decades. Through a series of recent public events, such as Alpha-Go, the communities have various ideas, perceptions and sentiments towards the technology and what change it might entail. In this talk, we will study some recent successes of applying AI in the areas of medical, hospitality, software engineering and public utility. We then conjecture some possibilities and impossibilities of AI application in the near future.

 

Speaker Profile:

Dr Kenny Lu is a Senior Lecturer and Specialist (AI & Analytics) at Nanyang Polytechnic. He teaches various modules in the topics of Parallel Programming, Hadoop and Spark, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming, and Data Visualisation.

Kenny received his Ph.D in School of Computing National University of Singapore. He is the principal investigator of several R&D projects in the domains of formal languages, type theory and programming techniques used in data analytics, data security, data governance, software security and software quality assurance. Kenny’s works have been published in various local and international conferences and journals. Kenny is an active contributor to several international conferences as a program committee member as well as a reviewer.

Prior to Nanyang Polytechnic, Kenny was leading a software development team in Circos Brand Karma. The team was providing social media analytics solutions to the Hospitality Industry. Kenny was also the co-founder of the Singapore Functional Programmer special interest group.

 

Venue: Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Information Technology, LTL-3 (Near to Car Park 17 https://www.nyp.edu.sg/student-life/visit-nyp/nyp-campus.html)

Registration Link: ieee-cs-ai.eventbrite.com

2020: Toward Practical Quantum Networks

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor Program Series

2020: Toward Practical Quantum Networks

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

 

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event as follows.

DESCRIPTION

What is a quantum network? What makes quantum communications different from classical wired/wireless communications? Why is so hard to design a quantum network? Why so much excitement about quantum paradigm? What already accomplished? What next?

Very recently, researchers worldwide have started to devote massive efforts in designing and implementing quantum computation, with 17-qubit computing processors already prototyped and several groups making very fast progress towards the 50-qubit regime.

Nevertheless, to fully unleash the ultimate vision of the quantum revolution, it is necessary to design and to implement quantum networks, able to connect distant quantum processors through remote quantum entanglement distribution. However, despite the tremendous progress of quantum technologies, long-distance efficient entanglement distribution still constitutes a key issue, and several key research issues must be addressed to design and eventually deploy quantum networks.

Hence, this talk aims at providing the participants with a wide view about quantum networks and the unique challenges for transmitting quantum information.

SPEAKSER’s BIO

Marcello Caleffi received the Dr. Eng. degree summa cum laude (highest score) in computer science engineering from the University of Lecce, Lecce, Italy, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and telecommunications engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 2009. Currently, he is with the National Laboratory of Multimedia Communications, National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), and with the DIETI Department, University of Naples Federico II. Since April 2017, he held the Italian national habilitation as Associate Professor in Telecommunications Engineering. He was also with the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, as visiting researcher. He was also with the NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya (N3Cat) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, as visiting researcher.

His work appeared in several premier IEEE Transactions and Journals, and he received multiple awards, including best strategy award, most downloaded article awards and most cited article awards. Currently, he serves as an Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters and Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks; moreover, he serves as an Associate Technical Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine. He has served as the chair, the TPC chair, the session chair, and the TPC member for several premier IEEE conferences. In 2016, he was elevated to IEEE Senior Member, and in 2017 he has been appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer from the IEEE Computer Society.

 

VENUE & TIME

Date: 5 December 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: INFUSE, 1 Fusionopolis Way, 14th Floor – Connexis South Tower, Singapore, Singapore 138632

 

REGISTRATION

https://quantum-com.eventbrite.com

The new Art of War: Risk Management in the age of Cyber Warfare

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

The new Art of War: Risk Management in the age of Cyber Warfare

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Temasek Polytechnic

 

 

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event co-organized by IEEE Singapore Computer Society and Temasek Polytechnic.

 

Executive Summary:

The presentation will define risk management and link that definition to the issues that a modern enterprise faces in a global economy that is inter-connected and what the limitations of readiness are as a result. Adam will be using the concept of the cyber range as a centerpiece to the discussions on preparation and how it may be used in new and innovative ways to address risk management concerns.

 

Discussion outline:

  • NIST definition of risk management and linkage with ISO/IEEE 15288
  • Breakdown of definition of risk management and mapping to the modern enterprise risk landscape
  • SWOT analysis of traditional GRC regimes
  • Traditional definition of a cyber range
  • The 5 W’s of the cyber range
  • Cyber range scenarios

 

Speaker Profile:

Adam has over 30 years of experience in IT industry. He is both an educator and professional. He holds many IT Professional Certifications including CISA, CISSP, MCSE, MCITP, CHFI, CEH, SCNA, VCP-Cloud, CompTIA Cloud Essentials and VCI. He holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and Master Degree in International Political Affairs from Florida International University. Adam is the co-author and curriculum development & review committee of the Official (ISC)2 Guides of CCSP, CISSP, SSCP and CISSP-ISSAP CBK.

 

Venue: Temasek Polytechnic, School of Informatics and IT, LT2 (Next to Car Park C)

Registration Link: cyberwar.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

 

 

From Fablabs to Fab Cities: A Digital Fabrication Revolution

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

From Fablabs to Fab Cities: A Digital Fabrication Revolution

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Singapore Polytechnic

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event co-organized by IEEE Singapore Computer Society and Singapore Polytechnic.

Venue: FabLab, Level 1 of T11C, Singapore Polytechnic (see map below)

Light dinner will be provided from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. The registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to confirmation. Registration deadline in 31 October 2017. Limited to 20 places. To register please email to computerieeesg@gmail.com with the following particulars:

Name:
Mobile number:
IEEE Member number:
Dietary preference (Vegetarian/Halal):

 

Technical Talk on Information Technology “Innovation at the nexus between Universities and Industry- Business”

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Technical Talk on Information Technology “Innovation at the nexus between Universities and Industry- Business”
By Prof. Archie J Johnston

13 December (Tuesday), 6pm – 9pm, The Institute of Engineers, Singapore

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event organized by IES Infocomm Technology Technical Committee and co-organized by IEEE Singapore Section Society.

 

IEEE Members will enjoy IES Members’ rates at S$30.00/- per pax/gst included.

Registration: https://www.ies.org.sg/event_view.php?event_id=1929

Registration closing date/ time: before 12 Noon, 9 December 2016 (Friday)

 

Masterclass on Actionable Gamification: Using Behavioural Science in Training and HR

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Masterclass on Actionable Gamification: Using Behavioural Science in Training and HR

 

11 November (Friday) and 14 November (Monday), 9am – 5pm, Singapore Computer Society

Voted #1 Gamification Guru in the World. First time in Singapore!

 

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event organized by Singapore Computer Society.

Gamification, or utilizing game mechanics to increase employee and customer engagement, has become a leading practice among companies across the world.

For the first-time ever in Singapore, hear from Mr Yu-Kai Chou, Founder of The Octalysis Group, in this 2-day masterclass and learn how to use gamification in your business to increase your revenue, users and overall business growth and also internal gamification to better engage and motivate your employees.

“Yu-kai’s Octalysis framework brilliantly explains the intricate relationships between human behaviors and their inner drives. Accompanied by numerous application examples, Octalysis is the turn key for gamification in any product and service design.” – Dr Jianming Dong, Chief User Experience Architect at Huawei

“I’ve been following Yu-kai’s work on gamification for years and have enjoyed his deep insights and actionable recommendations. Octalysis is a powerful and pragmatic framework to understand human nature and positive motivators that encourage people to do their best work. It should be required reading for anyone building, managing, or collaborating with a team, community, or ecosystem.”  Susie Wee, VP & CTO of Networked Experiences at Cisco Systems

 

Remember to indicate “Name – IEEE” (eg. David Ng – IEEE) to enjoy the special rate offered.

Limited seats are available. Reserve your seat here today.

 

For enquiries, please contact Li Ling @ Tel: 622 2567 ext 18 or email: liling.goh@scs.org.sg.

 

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Workshop on Drone Videography

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Workshop on Drone Videography

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 9am – 5pm @ Marina Barrage

 

IEEE Singapore Computer Society presents you a technical event organized by Singapore Computer Society.

IEEE-CS members enjoy the same 10% discount as SCS members until 30th of September.

 

Demand for aerial photography & videography is fast growing and here’s the opportunity to become your own producer!

Learn the tools, techniques and gadgets used in aerial photography and videography while observing local and international rules and regulations. You’ll also get yourself on the field and learn how to safely setup and fly a DJI Phantom and process aerial photos and videos.

Be amazed with your own aerial shot at the end of this hands-on session. Registrations received before 30 September 2016 will enjoy 10% early bird discount. Please indicate ‘IEEE’ besides your name (eg. Larry Ng – IEEE) to enjoy the special rate offered for IEEE members. Reserve your seat here today.

For enquiries, please contact Li Ling @ Tel: 6226 2567 ext 18 or email: liling.goh@scs.org.sg.

 

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IT YOUTH AWARD 2017 – Call for Nominations!

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

IT YOUTH AWARD 2017

Call for Nominations!

 

IEEE Singapore Computer Society together with Singapore Computer Society present you the following call for nominations:

 

Recognising the Brightest Youths who has shown outstanding achievements in Infocomm and Media

Nominate inspiring youths aged 25 years and below who uses Infocomm and Media for the betterment of the community.

Submit your nominations HERE. Nominations end 31 October 2016.

For enquiries, please contact Siow Peng (Tel: 62262 567 ext 16) or via email at siowpeng.tan@scs.org.sg.

 

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